When we began the cycle of rioting and looting championed by groups like Black Lives Matter (BLM) last year we were being told to lionize and perhaps canonize deeply flawed individuals like George Floyd, a man with a serious drug problem and reduced to passing counterfeit bills at convenience markets. We have almost inevitably given the Marxist nature of BLM’s rhetoric now moved into a new phase. We are now openly championing revolutionaries.
Winston “Boogie” Smith was killed by federal Marshalls on Thursday in Minneapolis. He pulled a gun and fired at officers when they attempted to arrest him on felony firearms charges and was shot dead. An unidentified female who was with Smith at the time he was shot was uninjured.
Smith, who was convicted of felony aggravated robbery in 2017, also had a long history of making colorful threats against law enforcement officers and calling for armed insurrection. Following the death of George Floyd Smith, Smith called openly for “war.”
“We got guns and bulletproof vest too or should be able to get em… why not just rush these f–ks and start this war they keep asking for!” Smith said on Facebook.
“F–k justice anyway b—h justice is an eye for eye u kill one of mine we need one of yours that’s justice! Right or wrong f–k being right cuz they keep doing us wrong.”Winston Boogie Smith
“I’m down with the burn everything government not touch sh-t else I don’t even need to loot I’ll buy my sh-t just kill them dirty ass cops off we tired of being scared at the red light!” he wrote.
Other social media posts including rants posted on Instagram provided a consistent message. It was time to kill police officers and turn to violence. Smith was armed and bringing others with him when he struck. His weapons would include firearms and, apparently, Molotov cocktails.
“Asking for justice?” Smith asked in one post, adding, “Seriously, that’s the plan?” He continued, “Motherf*ckers been killing y’ all for years! Hey, I ride with my shit for years. When it come to me, that’s not the plan y’all.”
“I’m coming to the protest, I’m bringing the same shit they bringin’,” Winston Boogie Smith told his followers.
“Whoever’s at these protests in Minnesota, with all these killings—y’all not saying the right shit. Y’all telling the motherf8ckers to come with their hands up for some peaceful protest. F*ck that. F*ck anybody who peaceful right now. Go get y’all gasoline at the gas station. Go get some dish soap. If you scared you don’t got no gun, you don’t need no gun. Go get some dish soap, go get some glue, get some bleach, some honey some shit that you can f*cking throw at these f*cks. Ain’t nobody gonna be begging for no justice!” he said.Winston Boogie Smith, as reported in SGT Report
These are express calls for revolution and armed conflict. They would once have been unthinkable. No more. In the current overheated environment in which critical race theory is the new party orthodoxy and white people are demonized as something less than human, this is increasingly the new norm. Smith is not a violent racist. Smith is a hero.
At a recent rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma –to commemorate race riots there a hundred years ago – a speaker from the New Black Panther Party called openly for the killing of everything “white in sight”. The rally organized by the Elmer Geronimo Pratt Gun Club of Austin, Texas, and The New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense also included The Huey P Newton Gun Club (HPNGC), The Fred Hampton Gun Club (FHGC), The New Black Liberation Militia (NBLM), the Panther Special Operations Command (PANSOC) and ANUBIS.
All of the organizations identified above are armed, expressly racist black organizations focused on preparing for armed conflict with what they define as “white America.” Their rhetoric is every bit as racist and loathsome as organizations like the Klu Klux Klan and the Aryan Nations. They expressly demonize white people and push an ideology, which seeks to justify the use of force against them.
Speaking to an audience at Yale School of Medicine in April of this year, New York City psychiatrist Dr. Aruna Khilanani spoke openly of her visions of “unloading a revolver into the head of any white person” that got in her way. She added that she would walk away after any such shooting “with a bounce in my step” and that white people “make my blood boil” and “are out of their minds and have been for a long time.” The formal title of her talk was “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind”.
This is yet another manifestation of this “new normal” in which expressly racist, violent rhetoric is not only tolerated but supported and encouraged. Advocating the violent overthrow of the republic, the killing of law enforcement officers, and murder of people based on the color of their skin is increasingly not only tolerated but encouraged.
Revolutions are not static affairs. They do not hover in midair and maintain the status quo. On the contrary, they accelerate, ultimately unfolding almost of their own will and defying the efforts of even the leaders in the midst of them to exercise control.
Amongst us are individuals and organizations who have chosen for their own purposes to push poisonous ideology and glorify violence and lawlessness. We now see the heroes of the revolution like Boogie Smith being defended and glorified. Smith was not a thug who died trying to kill the good men sent to arrest him. ‘He was a victim. He was a hero.’ He was an American Che Guevara. Viva la Revolucion!
We will pay the price for this. We will pay for it soon. A revolutionary is dead. A hundred more will take his place, safe in the knowledge that they too will be glorified.