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Buckle up. No matter what happens on Election Day, as I’ve warned for months, we are in for a long and wild ride. Over Halloween weekend, businesses in every major city across the country boarded up their windows and police departments prepared for “civil unrest.”

I abhor that propagandistic euphemism, don’t you? “Unrest” is when you’ve had a bout of insomnia. If journalism still meant anything in America, every media outlet would call it what it is: violence. And it’s not just random violence but planned political chaos by anti-Trump forces.

The National Guard is on standby in Chicago. Cleveland cops have opened emergency operations centers. The Denver Police Department (home of the summer stand-down order that led to left-wing mob assaults on my pro-police rallygoers and me) are now establishing a command post for the first time in anticipation of election week anarchy by antifa, Black Lives Matter and affiliated obstructionists.

You will no doubt hear about the “legal observers” being dispatched to document the law enforcement response to “unrest” (a.k.a. violent riots), as well as to monitor polling places for “voter intimidation.” These supposed watchdogs, clad in distinctive lime green hats and vests, are members of the National Lawyers Guild. NLG trainers held online “know your rights” sessions for Suffolk University students in Boston last week. The Delaware-New Jersey chapter of the group helped train about 100 volunteers to be “eyes and ears on the ground” around voting booths.

All summer long, NLG “legal observers” have assisted violent rioters and looters. On social media, antifa-adjacent operatives have credited the group with providing bail or cash cards to left-wing arrestees. Mob leaders advise their minions to write NLG’s chapter phone numbers on their arms as they head out to menace police, Trump supporters and local shopkeepers.

What the media won’t tell you is that there is nothing neutral or trustworthy about these “legal observers.” The NLG was founded by Communist militants in 1937 who groomed a legion of trained legal agitators to “create change” in “the structure of our at the local, regional, national, and international levels.” In fact, a U.S. House Committee on Internal Security report in 1973 chronicled how the NLG was formed with the assistance of the Comintern and constituted the “foremost legal bulwark of the Communist Party, its front organizations and controlled unions.” Its lawyers represented violent Black Panthers and Weather Underground domestic terrorists.

As a key policy document of the NLG declared in 1971: “There is no disagreement among us that we are a body of radicals and revolutionaries. We are not simply servants of the movement. We are radicals and revolutionaries who now propose to carry the struggle for social change into our lives and our profession.”


The current generation of red-diaper lawyers carries that same revolutionary torch. Former NLG President Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan celebrated the group’s “80 years of Radical Lawyering in the Age of Trump” and decried the phrase “Make America Great Again” as the “language of imperialism and war.” She bragged about the Guild “being labeled ‘subversive’ by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Modern-day donor organizations funding the NLG include the far-left Ford Foundation, the Benjamin Fund (Code Pink Medea Benjamin’s nonprofit, and Unbound Philanthropy, operated by a George Soros/Open Society Foundations advisory board member, Taryn Higashi.

Among the Guild’s most infamous lawyers: Lynne Stewart, who was convicted in 2005 after a jury found her guilty of helping terrorist Omar Abdel-Rahman — the murderous Blind Sheik — smuggle coded messages of Islamic violence to outside followers in violation of an explicit pledge to abide by her client’s court-ordered isolation.

Among the Guild’s most notorious recent clients: unhinged professor Eric Clanton, who beat Trump supporters with a huge bike lock in 2017.

As the entire constellation of Trump resistance groups ramps up this week, remember that these malefactors with law degrees and their mentors have trained for this moment for upward of eight decades. Their goal is not to protect free speech and election integrity but to stifle the voices and votes of those they smear as “white supremacists” and “oppressors.” We need patriot observers to monitor the “legal observers” running interference for the mob.

Bottom line: The NLG is not on the side of justice. It is unapologetically on the side of revolution.

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  1. Facebook will not allow me to share this post when I copy/paste the link.

  2. Thank you for this article. It verifies my theory that it is The FED and our legal system that has created racial tensions in the U.S.

  3. (((Red Diaper))) There fixed the typo. Tonight at 8PM EST starts the new normal that the Davos crowd and their lackeys have been saying since February. The left and the world elites serve Satan, there is no Covid, there is no George Floyd, there is no Squad in congress. There is Evil and it’s minions. May God dole out his vengeance.

  4. I see a couple of commenters have already beaten me to it.


    The Deep State = Red Diaper Legal Observers = Globalists = Antifa= BLM = ADL which equals ? Fill in the blank.

    Obviously there is fraud going on in the cities of Atlanta and Philly, can you guess what the common denominator(s) are in these two cities? No way that Trump loses Michigan and/or Wisconsin either. My gawd, did you see the support he had in those two states.

    Mexicans and other assorted Browns, running scared Californians, have made winning Texas tough now, used to be Texas was a given, and being the second largest state, that was a big prize. Good for Florida, still some sanity left in that state which I called home for so long. But it gets tougher and tougher in a state that used to be blood red everywhere except in the southern portion of the state, despite the Cubans always being reliable to vote republicant. Now even Georgia is hard to win. Georgia? Thanks once again to Brown invaders, running scared Yankees fleeing to the South, and other assorted fruits, nuts and flakes, the land that once had Lester Maddox as their governor is still waiting to be called for Trump.

    Trump LEGITIMATELY WON NEVADA, WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN, PENNSYLVANIA, GEORGIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, YOU KNOW DAMN WELL HE HAS WON THESE STATES. And I think they still haven’t even called, Alaska, which is definitely Trump territory.

    Not in love with Trump, but if Trump is not the declared winner, this (s)election was STOLEN, AND THAT IS OBVIOUS TO ANYONE WITH A ROOM TEMPERATURE IQ. Funny, with all this technology in 2020, that it takes so long to determine a winner of a Presidential election. Sure, America is much larger, but shouldn’t it be easier counting votes in 2020 than it was in 1956?

  5. Thanks for showing the link between the modern era Dem party and the old Communist of the early 1900’s.

  6. 3. GOP legislatures in swing states must move to seat Trump electors.

    The Democratic effort is succeeding because they control the government in every deep blue city. Not only that, they crucially control the governorships in most of the contested states, meaning state bureaucracies will reliably side with Democrats.

    But Republicans have an advantage of their own: In Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina, they have unified control of the state legislature.

    If there is clear evidence of electoral fraud in any of these states, then Republicans in the legislature have a moral duty to try to seat the correct slate of electors. There is a clear precedent for this. The Constitution explicitly grants state legislatures the authority for choosing electors. In the 2000 Bush v. Gore Supreme Court ruling, the Court stated that:

    …the State legislature’s power to select the manner for appointing electors is plenary; it may, if it so chooses, select the electors itself, which indeed was the manner used by State legislatures in several States for many years after the Framing of our Constitution. Id., at 28—33. History has now favored the voter, and in each of the several States the citizens themselves vote for Presidential electors. When the state legislature vests the right to vote for President in its people, the right to vote as the legislature has prescribed is fundamental; and one source of its fundamental nature lies in the equal weight accorded to each vote and the equal dignity owed to each voter. The State, of course, after granting the franchise in the special context of Article II, can take back the power to appoint electors. See id., at 35 (“[T]here is no doubt of the right of the legislature to resume the power at any time, for it can neither be taken away nor abdicated”) [Legal Information Institute]

    Legislatures retain this right precisely due to crises like this one. Republican lawmakers should feel no hesitation about defending the true majorities in their states from a thuggish effort to change the results.

    President Trump and Republicans should immediately announce a willingness to send Republican electors to Congress if even the slightest hint of shenanigans should arise, in order to send a powerful message to the corrupt D.C. establishment mafia.

  7. @Michelle Malkin,

    Stephen Lendman has forbidden you and I to discuss politics and said that it is a man’s game and woman, children, and cripples best stay out of it in his article that appeared on Global Research, and maybe Silicon Valley shares his world view.

    Lendman is obviously a Typical Chicago Democrat.

    Andrea Iravani

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