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Thu May 28, 2020, 10:55 PM

The Boogaloo Movement Is Not What You Think

Bellingcat is formerly known as Brown Moses, the first to get photos to the West of Russian rocket launcher trucks and tanks, disguised as Ukraine military, in Eastern Ukraine.

He's been a journalist who brings intelligence level information to events not usually covered by corporate media.

Bellingcat's history... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellingcat

His post in the link below is too long to excerpt at length here, but if you want to get a background knowledge of The Boogaloo, his is the best reportage I've found so far. SPLC and corporate media have no coverage like this.

There is local righteous anger.

And then there's The Boogaloo, the opportunist insurgents who will not help, but only hurt, the causes of locals coping with what might be a long hot summer ahead.

The “Boogaloo Bois” expect, even hope, that the warmer weather will bring armed confrontations with law enforcement, and will build momentum towards a new civil war in the United States.

Mostly, they’re not even hiding it. And for the last several months, their platform of choice has been Facebook.

Like many other novel extremist movements, the loose network of pro-gun shitposters trace their origins to 4chan. What coherence the movement has comes from their reverence for their newly-minted martyrs and a constellation of in-jokes and memes

Above all, though, the movement has gained momentum over the last two years by organising on the world’s most popular social network. At the time of writing, that network’s parent company had added just over $150 billion to its market cap since Boogaloo-friendly anti-lockdown protests began organizing there in mid April. The valuation of the company at $662.8 billion on May 26th beat out it’s previous high of $620.8 billion, set on the same day, January 20th, that the Boogaloo movement made its high profile public debut at Second Amendment protests in Virginia.

For now, Facebook chooses to allow the Boogaloo movement to flourish on their platform.


https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2020/05/27/the-boogaloo-movement-is-not-what-you-think/


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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 11:47 PM

1. Also, article today on AlterNet.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #1)

Thu May 28, 2020, 11:50 PM

2. Great. Did you post it? Because Democrats have to get on top of this going forward.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #2)

Sun May 31, 2020, 06:26 PM

13. Apologies...the only thing I know how to do is reply! I know, pitiful! Tried& failed!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #13)

Sun May 31, 2020, 06:57 PM

14. No worries. I can look it up. I just thought you might have the link handy. Thanks!

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 11:59 PM

3. Boogaloo is just another iteration of the same stuff

The "race war a'coming!!" wackos have been on the far right at least since the days of George Lincoln Rockwell.

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Response to Azathoth (Reply #3)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:03 AM

4. I hear you. But the numbers today are way higher than the numbers then. Add big $$, and things

might get pretty rough in the months ahead.

And this isn't about race war. This is about civil war, where all the collected bad guys get to vent for their causes, with Boogaloo, luau, Big Igloo not organizing anything but chaos. With guns.

It's better to take this seriously right now than to let it stew beyond control before the General Election months ahead.

There's nothing like burning cities to help a dicktater look like a loser. But it is costing us dearly to beat him.

We can see that much right now.

Zuckerberg's team are giving this country a double edged sword of knowledge about deez nuts, and a meeting place for them to help the shit hit the fan.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:04 AM

5. Boogaloo are racist right wing Nazis

FOH.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #5)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:08 AM

6. You need to read the Bellingcat post again more closely. They're in it, but they don't run it.

There are many causes enfolded in the Boogaloo Movement.

It's not one dominant ideology, but a collection of many.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #6)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:10 AM

7. Nazi trash

GTFOH

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 03:56 AM

8. Thanks for the links and the information. These groups were showing up at the Minnesota

protests tonite? Hoping for a confrontation?

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Response to BComplex (Reply #8)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:58 AM

9. Some interviewees from the protests said these groups are waiting outside the city to come in

and harass the population into the weekend.

They think these paramilitary groups will come in and try to pick off citizens, singly or in groups.

If cops can murder with impunity, they're not afraid of arrest for claiming "self defense" even though they come armed.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:45 PM

10. Boogaloo Helter Skelter

start a race war so we can rule

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 10:42 AM

11. Boogaloo Bois on FB

But since I learned of it a few days ago, I have been searching images from protests looking for the Hawaiian shirts and the flag. Nothing. One guy had on a shirt in DC but I really think it was just a hot day (could be wrong).

But I did go to Facebook and oh, man. It is scary. Weaponry. Etc. I saw something very hateful and reported it , and they were back in less than an hour with a message that basically said, "No, these guys are fine. You might want to block them if they offend you."


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Response to Lulu KC (Reply #11)

Sun May 31, 2020, 02:41 PM

12. Yep. That's how Facebook is about this stuff. FB banned me for 3 days because someone

reported me as a troll. Go figure.

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