Several top Conservative influencers are warning Trump supporters not to fall for the FBI’ trap’ after President Trump has called on supporters to protest his expected arrest next week.
An experienced conservative street activist wrote a piece in The Gateway Pundit, offering crucial advice to those Trump supporters considering protesting the alleged arrest of Donald Trump, which is being widely reported by the media.
Kristinn Taylor of FreeRepublic writes:
First, some background. I was active in the D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com from 1998 into the early 2010s, but mostly through the end of 2007 when I left the area and returned a few times a year. I organized hundreds of street protests and counter-protests against President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore and other corrupt Democrat politicians. I organized an annual protest of liberal media bias outside the White House Correspondents Dinner for about fifteen years.
Through Free Republic, Move America Forward and the Gathering of Eagles, we organized several rallies and counter-rallies supporting our troops in the war on terror in the years after 9/11. On a few occasions, we acted as human shields against the violent left and radical Islamists, protecting The White House, the Danish Embassy, Armed Forces Recruiting stations and even the Washington Post. I also helped organize the FReeper inaugural ball in 2005 attended by nearly 1,000 guests or so.
We dealt with D.C. Police, Capitol Police, Park Police, Secret Service, various other federal law enforcement agencies and the military in demonstrations at the White House, Capitol, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, the old Walter Reed Army Hospital, the Vice President’s Residence, aka “Cheney’s House”, and many locales in and around D.C.
We faced off against communists, anarchists, Black Bloc (pre-Antifa), Code Pink, ANSWER, radical Islamists, Democrats, RINOs, dishonest media and the Westboro Baptist Church extremists.
We did all that by being peaceful and behaving in a civilized manner at all times. We had a code of conduct that served us well.
Briefly, it read, “No violence, no racism, no profanity, no provocations, obey the law and treat all law enforcement officers with respect.”
We also had other rules:
No physical contact with opponents and try to stay out of arm’s length from them. No retaliations if they attack you–step back, walk away, find a cop. Only defend yourself if you are in danger. We wanted our demonstrations to stay peaceful and we remembered the old basketball rule the referee only sees the second punch thrown, not the first.
Just about all weapons of self-defense were banned in D.C., so we didn’t have to worry about people coming armed to our protests. My preference is for no open carry and discreet concealed carry if you must.
And no masks. We never hid ourselves behind a mask. The KKK and Antifa wear masks. Not conservatives–unless we were in costume mocking Hillary, Saddam or crybaby reporters for example.
The flags we allowed were the American flag, state flags, military service branch flags, the Gadsden and Culpeper flags, and flags of our allies in the war on terror (these days we would add in the non-profane Trump flags.) Our people knew better than to show up with a Confederate battle flag so we never had to tell them to leave if someone had shown up with one. We did not burn flags or damage property.
Our signs were clever, funny, pointed and quite serious, depending on the occasion. We did not use profanity (with the exception of a rare vulgarity). We policed our signs and disallowed those that were off-message or violated our rules. We were told many times we had the best protest signs in D.C.
We policed our membership. No one who was a racist, violent or encouraged violence and criminality or broke our rules was allowed in our group or at our protests. We warned hotheads to stay away from protests that were likely to be contentious just as we warned not to bring children to some of the more edgy protests.
Our experience in D.C. was similar to that of the pro-life demonstrators who marched every year for decades, the Tea Party activists who came after us and the Trump rallies from 2015 through 2020. No arrests, no unprovoked violence on our part (extremely rare at that) and we left the place cleaner than how we found it.
All that changed of course on January 6, 2021.
I had been in D.C. for the December 12, 2020 pro-Trump rallies at Freedom Plaza and on the National Mall. It was a beautiful day filled with beautiful people who peacefully rallied and then marched on the Capitol and Supreme Court.
Later that evening the Proud Boys and Antifa fought it out in the street. I stayed away, but drove around for a while that night to see for myself at a distance.
My Spidey-sense told me to stay home on January 6, so I did.
But with Trump supporters now recognizing that provocateurs and federal agents will attempt to infiltrate protests, my recommendation would be to go ahead and protest–but to tightly police your gatherings. Best to avoid the whole lot of ’em.
I would also tell people who show up in camo or khaki like these guys to get lost.
Tell the hotheads and people who don’t want to follow the rules and those you just don’t want around they are free to protest elsewhere–just not with your group. Be firm. It’s your protest.
You can still have fun and make your voice heard doing it like this. I know. I did it successfully in the belly of the beast for over a decade without being arrested or beaten.
Rights must be exercised or they will be taken away. The Democrats are using the powers of government to suppress conservatives. Peaceful, passionate protest is a must if we are to reclaim our Constitutional form of government from those who have abused their powers and subverted the government from within.
There are other means of protest and activism besides street protests. Use them too, but don’t give up “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
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Holy c**p, YAP YAP YAP. “First, all about ME” Followed by four paragraphs of how wonderful the author is before finally getting to it, at which point most of the audience has wandered outside for a smoke.
Brevity is the soul of wit. If you want to offer advice, then just do it and brag yourself up later.
This sounds like instructions on how to get sent to prison. But I digress. First, LEAVE YOUR PHONE AT HOME. That’s how they locate and ID you. If necessary leave it at the hotel or put it in two layers of signal blocking bag. One small bag inside a second larger bag. Zipped tight. Then leave that in your car. Running around taking people’s picture is insane.
When they have you too afraid to protest lawfully then they have already won.
Your founding fathers gave you a bill of rights because they seen the day when your public servants became tyrants and you would have to remind them once again, who they work for.
You KNOW who the bad players are, you KNOW what you have to do to correct the situation.
Lion or Lemming?
The meek shall inherit the Earth. In plots 6x6x3 feet.
I suspect we will see a lot of violent protestors. They wont be Trump supporters, they will be the likes of anti-fa whistled up by their democrat masters, pretending to be Trump supporters.
Don’t leave out the corrupt and criminal FBI who have been tapped to be the eyes and ears on the ground to instigate what they call a rebellion, but which is in fact an orchestrated event used to ensnare innocent people. If you see an FBI agent, S***t it!
She lives in SF and is a top what?????
Another grifting worthless Rino doing the Ostrich
She’s been at it a long time, yet SF is massively phucked up
You’d think they would be a lil better off by now with all her expertise
Yet here we are
Stop bleaching your hair sweetie.
What kinda vain fool pours that c**p on their head.