RIH BIn Laden!

His future awaits…

…so who is up next on the list?

Why did this CAIR guy start following me on Twitter?

So why did Ahmed Rehab start following me on twitter? It beats me.

Maybe I should follow him back to track the current thinking of America’s enemies?

His twitter profile says he is a leader in US-based anti-US/anti-West Muslim Brotherhood front CAIR.

The profile also says he is an “Egyptian American democracy activist”.

Ha! The Muslim Brotherhood (which is also a 5GWer) and Democracy do not go together.

What are his recent tweets? Two of them are about Al-Qada not existing (they are a fiction of the FBI/CIA):

Here’s the link or here.

LINK: My previous fun with CAIR.

“Can you govern yourself, or do you need a Federal Czar to govern your life for you?”

ChicagoBoyz has a must read post entitled “This is the FRAME that wins 2012”.

“Why is it that the media keeps reminding us that we shouldn’t exaggerate the threat of a small group of radicals – but completely changes tact, when it comes to their own personal safety?”

Greg Gutfeld nailed it. They are the islamophobes.

For Future Blog Entry

Capturing My Thoughts: Influence Warfare and Afganistan – Have we lost?

Here was my comment at Zenpundit (spelling corrected):

This is a mess thought. I suspect the USGOV is now looking at how to declare a “mission complete” and just get out. I don’t think the political leadership class of the US has the will to see this through or to have done what need to be done to win this. They want no errors, no causalities no upset press folks. I suspect deep down, most of Obama’s National Security team does really want the US to have a victory (the US is the bad guy and needs to lose).

Re-reading the RS article…have the Taliban really convinced the Afghanis that the 9/11 attacks were really an attempt to counter an upcoming US invasion? If so…then the Afghanis will see the US as the invader and the Taliban/al-Qaeda types as the scrappy underdogs fighting back against the superpower like the ant-Soviet forces. That means the Afghani people want the US to lose (along of course with the anti-west leftist elements in the West). The US has lost the influence war once again. I don’t see how that loss can reversed. We had the moral high ground. We blew it. They beat us at it.

If the influence war has been lost, then the 4GW/COIN has been lost (there is no chance that US will bring over whelming firepower/3gw/hama-style-4GW to bear to achieve victory for the US political class doesn’t have the will for that for the most part

It is the Taliban/Al-Qada who are now just waiting for the US to realize it and leave. Victory is in their  grasp. They just need to strategically wait us out and keep up some pressure while avoiding any major destruction events.

This sucks for the US. This is a good day for the bad guys.

“What is Lawfare?”

Here is a site on a topic that is of much interest to me – The Lawfare Project:

What is Lawfare?

Lawfare: The Use of the Law as a Weapon of War

Lawfare denotes the use of the law as a weapon of war, or more specifically, the abuse of the law and legal systems for strategic political or military ends.

The Lawfare Project’s concentration is on the negative manipulation of laws to achieve a purpose other than, or contrary to that for which those laws were originally enacted.

The scope of the Lawfare Project’s focus is on lawfare as it is used (via the Western legal system, nationally and internationally) to:

   1. Thwart free speech about issues of national security and public concern,
   2. De-legitimize the sovereignty of democratic states, and
   3. Frustrate the ability of democracies to defend themselves against terrorism.

The primary goals of the Lawfare Project are: (i) To raise awareness about the phenomenon (and specific instances) of lawfare assuring the subject matter receive the credibility and immediacy that it warrants, (ii) facilitate (legal and non-legal) responses to the perversion and misapplication of international & national human rights law, (iii) identify and mobilize human and institutional resources, and (iv) bring diverse and interested parties together in a common forum to discuss the threat.

Lawfare’s central issues:

    * What legal limits should be placed on those who fight the war against terrorism and what rights should be granted to the terrorists we are fighting?
    *What role, if any, does international law play in the determination of a sovereign state’s ability to act within and without its territory?
    *Where does the power of a state end and the power of an international court or tribunal begin?
    *What consists of incitement to immediate violence and what is legitimate criticism of religion? Should hate speech be outlawed?
    *When an international tribunal displays political or other bias in its deliberations, is the state’s sovereign control abrogated?
    *Does the Universal Jurisdiction trend go against our national security interests? If Universal Jurisdiction is a concept that should be retained, what limits should be applied?
    *From where do courts in Spain and the Netherlands derive the authority to unilaterally grant themselves universal jurisdiction and the power to adjudicate over other nation-states?
    *To what extent must classified material be released to protect the rights of terrorists that allege torture? Where should terrorists and unlawful combatants be tried and imprisoned and under what law? Must the “underwear bomber” be read his Miranda rights?
    *Should a United Nations voting bloc comprised largely of undemocratic member states dictate international human rights norms?
    *What is the source of the bias evident in many human rights reports and in certain tribunals?

Case examples of Lawfare:

    *Al Qaeda manuals that instruct captured militants to file claims of torture in order to reposition themselves as victims in the eyes of the law and media.
    *Attempts by terrorist entities such as Hamas to impede the free movement of democratic state officials and achieve legitimacy by hiring lawyers and instituting “human rights” litigation abroad.
    *Efforts at the United Nations to exclude attacks on civilians from any international definition of the crime of terrorism, so long as the civilians are citizens of what is termed an “occupying power.”
    *Predatory defamation and “hate speech” lawsuits filed against anyone who speaks publicly about radical Islam, terrorism and its sources of financing.
    *Unilateral determinations of local/national courts to exert universal jurisdiction over heads of states, charging war crimes, including efforts to charge Israeli and US government officials with war crimes in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Spain.
    *The International Court of Justice’s ruling on the legality of Israel’s security barrier, which pointedly ignored the fact that the barrier contributed to a sharp decline in terrorism attacks, and when it was unclear whether the court had jurisdiction to consider the issue in the first place.
    *The lack of legal accountability demanded of theocratic states that recruit their own children as suicide bombers and child soldiers.
    * The resurgence of international and national blasphemy laws (at the United Nations and in Europe.)

Check it out.

“Everybody Draws Mohammed Day”

I don’t have the artistic ability to offer an original contribution to “Everybody Draws Mohammed Day“, but out of solidarity let me…

…display this…

…and link to the historical images at the Mohammed Image Archive.

My short plan for the War in Afghanistan:

Here’s my short plan (started here) for the War in Afghanistan (as opposed to Obama’s Surge and run plan):

0) Bring up the combat force Level
1) Employ 3-D Maneuver to kick the Ass of enemy formations and strongholds that dare to exist
2) Deep Predator strikes based on Sigint and Humint
3) Full Spectrum Influence Warfare to make Taliban/Al-Qada appear as: silly, weak, ridiculous, evil, non-Islamic, tools of the Iranians, boy-lovers, goat-lovers, tools of the Chinese, of high mortality, hypocritical
4) SysAdmin work to clean up the place and train the Afgani Army and Police
5) Influence Warfare to keep the USA/West domestic opposition at bay: Perhaps lots of photos, videos, and audio of Taliban/Al-Qada attrocities and positive first person Afghan accounts
6) Repeat steps 1 through 5 until victory

Influence Warfare (using ridicule) Example: “How to Make a Butt Bomb: Al Qaeda Training Video”

(from The People’s Cube h/t PoliticalWarfare.org)

I hope there is an version of this being made into Arabic/Farsi/Etc and being plastered to Mideast video sites.

You tell him, Jack!

Useful Idiocy

Here is a Quote Chain found on LyfLines via The Corner:

George Orwell:

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.

John Derbyshire:

Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy.

Thomas Friedman:

One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century.

To which let me point out:

The Default American PoV has become a Leftist POV.

So, how do we Americans un-do this?

“Forensic Theology” & “Mahdism In The News”

Guest poster Charles Cameron writes at Zenpundit:

Why is eschatological or apocalyptic rhetoric significant?

It is an accelerant. Simply put, it is a force-multiplier, acting on morale via the sphere of religion, by providing divine sanction for violence — zeal with a deadline.

Oh boy. Fun fun fun! Read it all. Sigh.

US Marines + South Park + Saadam = Awesomeness!

Found via Slashdot:

During his captivity, US marines forced Saddam, who was executed in 2006, to repeatedly watch the movie South Park: Bigger, Longer And Uncut, which shows him as gay, as well as the boyfriend of Satan.
[…]
“I have it on pretty good information from the marines on detail in Iraq that they showed Saddam the movie.

“Over and over again – which is a pretty funny thought.
[Source: Telegraph]

The US Army put the cherry on this pile of Awesomness:

Stone, 37, said both he and Parker, 39, were most proud of the signed Saddam photo, given to them by the US Army’s 4th Infantry Division.

He said: “We’re very proud of our signed Saddam picture and what it means. Its one of our biggest highlights.

“What will be a great surprise to the American people is that the GRU and KGB had a larger budget for antiwar propaganda in the United States that it did for economic and military support of the Vietnamese”

A great example in Influence Warfare (and it is 5GW-ish too) from USNAVYVET2002:

The GRU and the KGB helped to fund just about every antiwar movement and organization in America and abroad. Funding was provided via undercover operatives or front organizations. These would fund another group that in turn would fund student organizations. The GRU also helped Vietnam fund its propaganda campaign as a whole.
What will be a great surprise to the American people is that the GRU and KGB had a larger budget for antiwar propaganda in the United States that it did for economic and military support of the Vietnamese. The antiwar propaganda cost the GRU more than $1 billion, but as history shows, it was a hugely successful campaign and well worth the cost. The antiwar sentiment created an incredible momentum that greatly weakened the U.S. military.”  [On page 78 of Stanislav Lunev’s and Ira Winkler’s book titled “Through the Eyes of the Enemy”]

(Russian) Cyber Militia example

At Danger Room:

A pro-Kremlin youth group has taken responsibility for the network attacks. And that group has a track record of conducting operations on Moscow’s behalf.

Nashi (“Ours”) is the “largest of a handful of youth movements created by Mr. Putin’s Kremlin to fight for the hearts and minds of Russia’s young people in schools, on the airwaves and, if necessary, on the streets,” according to the New York Times.

Yesterday, one of the group’s “commissars,” Konstantin Goloskokov (pictured), told the Financial Times that he and some associates had launched the strikes.

Here is  the thing: if I joined a similar pro-US or pro-Western Cyber Militia and participated in an action, I would expect to be litigated to the poorhouse. Lawfare (at least the threat of it) kills a US Based Cyber Militia.

US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairwoman Feinstein has a big mouth

Jeez:

At a hearing, Feinstein expressed surprise over Pakistani opposition to the campaign of Predator-launched CIA missile strikes against Islamic extremist targets along Pakistan’s northwestern border.

“As I understand it, these are flown out of a Pakistani base,” she said.

The basing of the pilotless aircraft in Pakistan suggests a much deeper relationship with the United States on counter-terrorism matters than has been publicly acknowledged. Such an arrangement would be at odds with protests lodged by officials in Islamabad, the capital, and could inflame anti-American sentiment in the country.

I assume her Security clearance will be revoked, right?

This was an accident right? The action of an unthinking Senator, correct?

This is not a purposeful attempt to wedge USAGOV and Pakistan, right?

Hmmm.


Shame?

“Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, told Press Wednesday that the Fairness Doctrine is needed not to remove any conservative voices, but to ensure that there are a few liberal shows on the air.”

When I hear stuff like this, I wonder why is NPR (the dominate FM talk radio network that is Liberal/Leftist mostly – and on the public dole) ignored? How about Wisconsin Public Radio? It is liberal to leftist and I presume the other state Public Radios are as well.

I presume since NPR and the others are not mentioned, that this is not really about “fairness” but is instead about stifling political speech that the Left and its useful idiots are opposed too.

So I can use this as a test.

If you are for the fairness doctrine (and therefore against liberty and free speech), then I am against you.

Note: I don’t listen to AM talk radio. I listen to NPR and to WPR. Does this surprise you? If so read this.

Update: Bill Clinton want the Fairness Doctrine too (noted by HotAir).

Update: Via Hot Air, listen Megyn Kelly slap down Liberal talk show host Bill Press.  He clearly against conservative AM radio. He does not want NPR to be covered. He also ignores the market failures of Liberal talk radio. I have liked Press when have seen him before, but he comes off as a tool here.

“even believers in the ‘domino theory’ did not expect to see the Viet Cong fighting in San Francisco”

The article might be correct. In San Francisco they would have been welcomed as liberators by a large part of the population.

Seriously though. Afghanistan is not Vietnam. Islamofascism is not Maoism. Mountains are not jungles and rice patties. The 1960’s and 1970’s are over. 60k troops are not 500k. Pakistan is not China nor is it the Soviet Union.

Perhaps though, Americans of today are not the Americans of yesterday.

The defeatism in the article is disgusting. It would appear the leftist media is prepping the mental battle space for an American withdrawal from and defeat in Afghanistan:

And what is troubling is that no one in the outgoing or incoming administration has been able to say what the additional troops are for, except as a kind of tourniquet to staunch the bleeding while someone comes up with a strategy that has a chance of working. The most uncomfortable question is whether any strategy will work at this point.

“Weaponize Western Culture”

I liked the turn of phrase “Weaponize western culture” that I heard earlier this morning on the 1/26/2008 Covert Radio Podcast. The context (from the accompanying blog entry) was Influence Warfare:

Best stories of the day–Taliban talk radio–used to intimidate and mark for death their enemies…can we not jam it? Can we not counter program  it?? Hello?? Does anyone in the CIA or the DIA or whomever have a clue? Its time to jam the Taliban airwaves with ads for porn and liquor…let’s win the war, the old fashioned way…dirty!

The “Weaponize Western Culture” idea is 4GWish and very 5GWish.

The USA needs a pretty darn good Influence Warfare capability.

Draft – Shadows of 5GW: The Default American PoV has become a Leftist POV

I started writing this back some time. I wrote out the rest of on a legal pad in long hand which I can not f*cking find at the moment! Since Seerov, is heading into this area, I want to publish what I have so far. I will re-write the rest shortly.

So here it is so far…

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I started writing this post a month ago, but just didn’t get back to it. A new post in the ever interesting Amicable Collisions, has prodded me to finish it. My post if more reference historical reference. His is future oriented. More on that in a later post.

Anyways, It has been occurring to me that the default American PoV has become Leftists

Half Sigma is noticing it too:

It seemed like Reagan turned things around and won a huge victory against the Left. During his eight years in office, the tax code was reformed, we won the Cold War, everyone preached the virtues of free market economics. So what happened?

During this time of apparent victory against the Left, the Left was taking over behind the scenes. With its power over Hollywood, the universities, and even the primary and secondary schools, they were able to wage a successful war against non-leftist values. Homosexuality became glorified, the magic word of “racism” became even a more powerful weapon of the left, the idea of Global Warming (which is fake) was promoted until it became the predominant thought and anyone who speaks the truth to it is shouted down as someone who denies science.

He says other stuff too (much of it way less polite), but you get the point.

Look at this part again:

….we won the Cold War…So what happened?

It might be useful to think of the Cold War as having three concurrent and overlapping Fifth Generation Warfare (5GW) efforts. The 5GWers were only vaguely aware of the efforts of the other 5GWs. Even then , they did not have the concept of 5GW to fully understand what was going on.

First recall that 5GW can be defined as

5GW is the secret deliberative manipulation of actors, networks, institutions, states or any 0GW/1GW
/2GW/3GW/4GW forces to achieve a goal or set of goals across a combination of socio, economic, and political domains while attempting to avoid or minimize the retaliatory offensive or defensive actions/reactions of 0GW/1GW/2GW/3GW/4GW powered actors, networks, institutions, and/or states.

The American 5GW effort was created at the dawn of the cold war by a bunch of officials inside and outside of USGOV that put the US response to the Cold War on auto-pilot. The policy was containment. The framework was the layers of institutions and interlocking treaties.  The Military-Industrial was profit seeking agent to keep it going. TDAXP first pointed out this 5GW and tried to articulate on the radio interview. This  5GW took the path of Frog Boiling, and used somewhat partially the Puppet Master style and partially the Socio-Political Entrepreneur style. TDAXP would call this the State-without kind of 5GW.

The Soviet Union 5GW effort (the Active Measures 5GW) is best noted in this post by Adam Elkus enitled “5GW Deception Operations And The Soviet Precedent”:

For the Soviets, deception was a way of life. The Soviet Union—a secretive and paranoid totalitarian state—-sealed itself from outside influence and extensively utilized deception to mislead Western policymakers, journalists, and intelligence analysts. The cultlike nature of Soviet life has ample parallels to 5GW.
[…]
The Soviet Union’s main covert strategy involved in use of “Active Measures”—extensive attempts to undermine the West’s unity and influence its decision-making. The battlespace was truly worldwide, ranging from the Third World to the homeland. The Soviets relied on a worldwide cabal of agents and contacts to agitate against America and her allies through a series of front organizations. The methods of agitation ranged from black propaganda to sophisticated media campaigns. Agitation meshed with strategic influence operations utilizing agents and sympathizers highly placed within government, academia, and the press to mold both policy and public perception to Moscow’s benefit. Not all of the KGB’s proxies were committed believers—KGB officers also developed unwitting agents of influence for the purpose of spreading messages favorable to the USSR.

This was a Memetic-Engineering style of 5GW (really part 4GW, part 5GW) that also took the path of Frog Boiling, and had aspect of both being a state-without kind of 5GW and an insurgent 5GW kind of 5GW. The active measures 5GW created many prawns to carry its messages and weaken the morale and resolve of the West and to continually nudge the undecided in the Siovuiet direction. The Active Measures 5GW was working. Its practitioners thought they were winning and large numbers of the populations in West were becoming neutral or moving to the other side.

And then it was over.

FLICKR image from Kiel Bryant

FLICKR image from jimforest

The Soviet Union fell from the accumulated effects of decades of containment, along with: the inefficiency of socialism, extra pressures from a new US President and big negative effects from an ill-fated military adventure in Afghanistan.

This should be the age of the triumph and warmheartedness toward the ideas and institutions of Democratic Capitalism and conversely an age of ridicule and scorn toward the ideas and followers of the Left (e.g. Marxism, Socialism, Communism, Mao-ism, Trotskyism, Castro-ism, and The Cult Che).

Things haven’t worked out that way.

There was third cold war 5GW (that continues still today). It can be called the 5GW Institutional Long March.

At its foundation was an American fifth column of sorts, Leftists of many colors (e.g. Maoist, Trotskyist, Che Cultist), so-called Democratic Socialist, fellow travelers and useful idiots who where effected (ranging from nudging to more direct manipulation) in part by the Soviet Active measures 5GW. The failure of this non-kinetic 4GW by the SDS and other affiliated groups led to a more radical efforts by groups such as the Weathermen which also failed.

A new strategy was needed if “success” was to be achieved.

A lazy ass efficiency minded person like myself doesn’t like to do something twice. So, I have to find the rest of my notes this week, or just re-write the missing part.

These “industries” are need of entrepreneurs with radical innovations

Just a few stray thoughts…

Housing – 30% of income for Housing? Jeez.

Personal Transportation – Where is my $5k car?

K12 Education – Too much money, too little results, little customization, wasted human and material capital. There has to be better ways.

Post-K12 Education – Cost are out of control, benefits are overstated. There has to be better approaches.

Government – It shouldn’t be as intrusive, nor should it cost as much.

Ymarsakar: “One of the classic differences between villains and heroes…”

Ymarsakar has a pretty smart observation in the comments of this post that desrves a bit more notice:

One of the classic differences between villains and heroes are that the heroes’ methods are perfectly acceptable when applied against the hero or his enemies. The villains’ methods, however, are only acceptable to the villain when applied against the villain’s enemies. Applied against the villain and suddenly things are no good, purple. Suddenly the villains must be protected from their own methods even though those methods were justified when used against people like Joe or Sarah.

That’s how you can detect the difference ethics and lack of ethics.

This is one of those Rule of Thumb (RoT) things, that seems so obvious when you finally read, that you wish you had thought of it yourself (as I do) as it help crystalize thinking on ethics.

Update: Minor correction.

Influence Warfare (not) “It appears that American troops found the 550 metric tons of uranium in 2003 after invading Iraq”

At Destinys Choice:

Secret U.S. Mission Hauls Uranium From Iraq On July 5, 2008, the Associated Press (AP) released a story titled: Secret U.S. mission hauls uranium from Iraq .

The opening paragraph is as follows: The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program – a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium – reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans.
[…]
We have been hearing from the far-left for more than five years how, “Bush lied.” Somehow, that slogan loses its credibility now that 550 metric tons of Saddam’s yellowcake, used for nuclear weapon enrichment, has been discovered and shipped to Canada for its new use as nuclear energy. It appears that American troops found the 550 metric tons of uranium in 2003 after invading Iraq .

They had to sit on this information and the uranium itself, for fear of terrorists attempting to steal it. It was guarded and kept safe by our military in a 23,000-acre site with large sand beams surrounding the site
[…]
Once the AP released the story, the mainstream media should have picked it up and broadcast it worldwide. This never happened, due in large part I believe, to the fact that the mainstream media would have to admit they were wrong about Bush’s war motives all along. Thankfully, the AP got it right when it said, “The removal of 550 metric tons of ‘yellowcake'” – the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment – was a significant step toward closing the books on Saddam’s nuclear legacy.” Closing the book on Saddam’s nuclear legacy? Did Saddam have a nuclear legacy after all? I thought Bush lied?
[…]
This story was verified, if you want to check it for yourself, click on the link below. Read this link, the article and its substance: http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/u/uraniumyellowcake.htm http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25546334

I too missed this story when it came out.

I understand the MSM keeping it on the down low, they have invested too much into the ChimpyBusHitlerLiedPeopleDied meme, to go “Oops sorry, got that one wrong” at this point. The MSM is corrupt and acting against US interest. This does not surprise me.

I still consider this to be an example of  great failure for the Bush War Presidency.

USAGOV in general, and the Bush presidency specifically, have been hit since the run-up to the Iraq war that the WMD was false, was a lie, was a made-up excuse to snooker the US Citizen, the West and the UN so USGOV could do/be evil.

But now it turns out that at the close of the big fighting in 2003, the facts proved otherwise…and that the Bush administration was quiet. They let the enemies of the USGOV (external and the 5GW Fifth Column among us) gain traction, win over the fence sitters and give weight to the anti-USA movement.

This loss of Influence has greatly reduced USGOV freedom of action in the conduct of global affairs especially National Security related activities.

The Bush administration should have brought in the press (to write, videotape and photograph), and friendly nuclear weapons experts testify as experts, an put the whole damn thing on YouTube.

If security was a concern they could have activated another division of reserves or National Guard and plunk them down at the site or do something else given the overwhelming military force advantage of the US and NATO.

This was a massive wasted opportunity in Influence Warfare.

The loss in freedom of action and trust among partners and potential partners will take years to regain.


The best kind of YellowCake

Interesting Policing Idea (with COIN implications): “The interesting twist is that the authorities are asking the courts to seize the IP of the biker club — specifically, their trademarked name “Mongols”

Found on SlashDot:

…a Federal raid on a California-based motorcycle club, the Mongols, on charges “ranging from murder and robbery to extortion, money laundering, gun trafficking and drug dealing.” The interesting twist is that the authorities are asking the courts to seize the IP of the biker club — specifically, their trademarked name “Mongols.” “Federal agents and police in seven states arrested more than 60 members of the Mongols motorcycle gang on Tuesday in a sweep that also targeted for the first time an outlaw group’s ‘intellectual property,’ prosecutors said. The arrests cap a three-year undercover investigation in which US agents posed as gang members and their girlfriends to infiltrate the group, even submitting to polygraph tests administered by the bikers … [T]he name ‘Mongols,’ which appears on the gang’s arm patch insignia, was trademarked by the group. The indictment seeks a court order outlawing further use of the name, which would allow any police officer ‘who sees a Mongol wearing this patch … to stop that gang member and literally take the jacket right off his back‘ …”

This is an interesting twist on getting Lawfare-y for Domestic COIN/4GW.

The Coming Dark Days

The American Left is getting in the mode for what is to come in January.

Smitten Eagle has a post with videos of what they are even doing to the you. Disgusting.

Dark Days are ahead for my country. The forces of the left are rising and have become the default narrative.

Here is what I thought of seeing those videos.

Others have made similiar comparisons on youtube:

Our Dumbass 60’s hippies-turned-soft-maoist are coming to power. Dark Days are ahead.