By Luis Miguel - thenewamerican.com |
It's no longer merely a "conspiracy theory" if the conspirators are telling the world in broad daylight what they plan to do.
An activist group called "Shut Down D.C." is preparing to launch mass gatherings in the nation's capital beginning the night of the election in an attempt to stop what it claims will be an "attempted coup" by President Trump and a refusal from him to accept the results of the election.
According to Shut Down D.C., the "resistance" must begin amid the "muddied" legal and political debate over the election's outcome.
"Trump will not leave office without mass mobilization and direct action," the group says on its website.
In a separate document first reported by The Federalist, the group refers to its initiative as an "uprising" and calls for potentially blockading the White House, blocking traffic, shutting down government office buildings, and even cutting off Amazon fulfillment centers.
Per a meeting registration document, Shut Down D.C. held a training session to help participants react to different hypothetical scenarios, including a so-called timeline to a meltdown simulation.
The event description stated: "Each team will work to develop action plans to respond to the scenario, anticipate how other movement actors will respond, and build capacity for collective action to build the world we want to live in."
Presumably, the training is to facilitate mass protests and civil unrest planned for the days subsequent to Election Night.
According to Shut Down D.C., From November 4 to November 7, organized activities will include hitting the streets daily to "respond to rapidly changing events."
"We may be waiting for votes to be counted or we may be responding to major attacks on democracy," the group states. "Over the next few weeks we'll use our Spokes Council process to plan actions that are flexible and can scale to respond to a lot of different scenarios."
Then, from November 8 to November 11, Shut Down D.C. will be prepared for Congress members to return to Capitol Hill. At that time, the leftists will potentially meet them at train stations, airports, or even their homes.
"If Trump is trying to launch a coup, that's no time for business as usual," the website explains. "And if Trump has already conceded, then we can pivot and use these actions to demand COVID-19 relief and other essential legislation!"
The group states that it plans to cease its activities only once President Trump concedes.
In another section of the website, Shut Down D.C. maintains that it wants to force the president from the White House:
We recognize that many of the challenges that we are facing did not start when Trump was elected president and they will not end when he is forced from office.
As noted by The Federalist, the group also has an extensive guide on how to organize - with a disclaimer that it does not "encourage or endorse bringing harm to any living thing."
We are not seeking a "return to normalcy," because we know that returning to "normal" means returning to a system that was built on oppression. Rather, we see this as the time to rise up against the current crisis and move forward to dismantle the interlocking systems of oppression that have plagued this land for centuries.
However, it does have guidance on how to respond to violence, which in some cases calls for escalation if "this will help you reach your goal." Encouraged forms of action include boycotts, strikes, and slowdowns.
The Disruption Guide for 2020, a Google document, includes calls for "Puting [sic] pressure on the media and social media agencies to refuse to declare a victor, resisting demands to call the vote in favor of Trump, physically protecting the vote count from counter-protestors, federal agents, or white supremacist militias are all potential actions in this moment."
The strategy of Shut Down D.C. is in line with other well-funded socialist groups, such as the George Soros-linked Transition Integrity Project, which advocates for mass mobilization on the streets after Election Night to prevent President Trump from "prematurely" being declared the winner of the race.
It should also be noted that the Transition Integrity Project says success in preventing President Trump from being declared the winner will "depend on supporting and resourcing new and emerging racial justice leaders," which should give Americans a better idea of what the Black Lives Matter is really about - it's a way of building up an army of foot soldiers who can be deployed to cause mayhem on Election Night.
Patriots and constitutionalists must be prepared to fend off the planned election coup. Time is running out.