Sunday, August 16, 2020
Attorney General William Barr Speaks on the Leftist Drift in America
The Staff of the American Constitutionalist
Attorney General William Barr is slamming Democrats who refuse to condemn the violent riots rocking America this summer, saying far left extremists are on a mission to "tear down" U.S. institutions key to democracy. In a series of interviews this week the Attorney General spoke of the on going attack, from within the country, on the American way of life. We have made his comments available on a question and answer format.
AC: What do you think of the radical Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA groups? Antifa’s stated long-term objective, both in America and abroad — and it got its birth in Europe — England, then Germany, then the United States — is to establish a Communist world order and this is a fact, by the way, this information has been put out, it’s not like we’re conspiracy theorists and so forth. In the United States, Antifa’s immediate aim is to bring about the demise of the Trump administration. Black Lives Matters co-founders have said they are trained Marxists. Who are these “peaceful protesters” as the media describes them?
AG Barr: "They are revolutionary groups that are interested in some form of Socialism or Communism. They're essentially Bolsheviks. Their tactics are fascistic," he said. “They high-jack these demonstrations and they provoke violence and they have various tiers of people from the sort of top provocateurs, down through people who are their minions and sort of run the violent missions. Mao – Mao Tse Tung used to speak about the guerrilla being like fish swimming in the ocean the way the guerrilla moves through the people.”
AC: How so?
AG Barr: "The way the guerrilla...hides out among the people as a fish in the ocean...what they do is they are essentially shielding themselves or shrouding themselves in First Amendment activity," he explained. "They go into the demonstrations, which are exercising First Amendment activity, and they insinuate themselves in there to shield themselves. That's where they swim. And what they do is they hijack these demonstrations and they and they provoke violence. It’s a difficult phenomenon to deal with. They’re highly organized at these demonstrations. And these tactics that they use are designed – and the way the media responds to them, of course — the media doesn’t take footage of what’s happening. They don’t take the footage of the rocks being thrown.”
AC: The media, are they lying to the American people?
AG Barr: "They are projecting a “narrative" and selling a "lie" to the American people in their watered-down coverage of the civil unrest.” Barr noted that, “ Antifa’s acts of extremist violence are “highly organized at these demonstrations” and that “the media doesn’t take footage of what’s happening.” "You don't see it on the networks. You don't see it on the other cable stations. And yet you hear about these peaceful demonstrators. So it's you know, it's just it's a lie. The American people are being told a lie by the media," Barr said. “The media has become "extremely monolithic," he concluded, "and it's wedded in many ways to the Democratic Party."
AC: The Democratic party doesn't speak out against the violence that is going on in their cities are they supporting these anti-American values riots or is there something else?
AG Barr: "The left has "pulled away from the umbrella of classical liberal values that have undergirded" America and made a "secular religion" out of seeking "complete political victory," he argued. “It began the day Trump won in 2016, and from that point forward, there's been the resistance, Barr stated. “Power has become a "secular religion of the left," Barr asserted. "They want to run people's lives so they can design utopia for all of us...and it's the lust for power. They view their political opponents as evil because we stand in the way of their progressive utopia that they're trying to reach," he said. "and that's what gives the intensity to the partisan feelings that people feel today, because for them, this pilgrimage we're all on is a political pilgrimage. I think it’s because of the desire for power, is essentially their state of grace and their secular religion,” Barr continued. “They want to run people’s lives. That’s what turns them on. They weren’t expecting Trump’s victory, and it outrages them.They were trying to impeach Donald Trump from Day One. They have done everything they can..and I think it's because of the desire for power that the left wants."
AC: The attorney general also commented on the hostile treatment he received last month before the Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee. You testified in front of this very hostile Leftist Democrat led panel. When you asked why their party was silent on this attack on America, what was their response?
AG Barr: "I said during my hearing: “Can any of you just come out and say it's not OK to burn down federal courthouses?' I mean, they talk about the rule of law. They talk about the importance of the federal legal system to protection of civil rights. Well, the heart of that is our court system. And they're not willing, not one of them piped up to say, 'No, it's not OK to be burning down federal courts,” he said “Many of them are just cowards and are afraid from, you know, about a challenge from the left," Barr said referring to Democrats who haven't condemned the riots. "So for them, it's careerism."
AC: The election, what are your thoughts on massive mail-in voting?
AG Barr: "The idea of conducting elections by wholesale mail-in ballots is reckless and wrong," Barr said, everyone knows what has happened in these cases. The "reckless" push by Democrats to expand mail-in voting could raise "serious questions about the integrity of the election," Attorney General William Barr "I think it is grossly irresponsible to be doing what the Democratic Party is doing now," Barr said. "We've had very close races in recent history, the country is divided. If anything, we should be assuring the integrity of our elections so that government going forward would be legitimate and be accepted as legitimate."
Barr clarified that because of the process required to obtain an absentee ballot, such voting is safer than general mail-in balloting, in which ballots are automatically sent "to everyone on the voting list," resulting in "thousands and thousands of ballots floating around, not just the state but the country. "I have friends who haven't lived in California in 21 years who received ballots," Barr said. "There are ballots left in boxes in apartment buildings, ballots for people who used to live at addresses are delivered to those addresses. They can be filled out by anybody. This is reckless and it could create serious questions about the integrity of the election, and to do this when we are closely divided country as we are is playing with fire in my view."
AC: Any thoughts on the President?
AG Barr: “I went back and I watched his victory speech after election night. People should go back and look at it. It was very measured, it was a very statesman-like speech. He offered the olive branch, he praised Hillary Clinton, thanked her for all her service to the country, talked about working together to make things better for the American people. That was the day he won, and from that point forward, there’s been the resistance. They were trying to impeach him from day one. They have done everything they can. They’ve shredded the norms of our system to do what they can to drive him from office or to debilitate his administration.”
AC: Thank you, Mr. Attorney General