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Now this: "Accused Killer Of California Cops Was Associated With Right-Wing 'Boogaloo Movement' " Source

Outside of H.R. Pufnstuf, I'd never heard of the term, "boogalo," much less that it was any sort of modern movement. Had to look it up. Here's what I found:

1. "Since 2019, the term Boogaloo by itself has also been used as a catch-all phrase to describe a situation or great event that would require an individual or group to become self-reliant."

Whatever. "Self-reliant" is simply the the proper way to raise kids. You can't teach 'em everything you know, but you can and absolutely must teach them the basics, along with an enjoyment if not love for learning. If you're doing it right, somewhere between age 12 and 18 your kid will start telling you, "Mom, Dad -- I've got this." Doesn't hurt to keep asking them questions, though, like when my son first drove cross-country:

Me: "How far do you plan to drive each day?"
Son: "I don't know, Dad. Until I get tired."

Me: "Have you made reservations at a hotel?"
Son: "I'm sleeping in the car."

Me: "In January? In Utah?"
Son: "Yeah, Dad."

Me: "Here." (I hand him my 20 below sleeping bag)
Son: "What's this for?"

Me: "So you don't die of hypothermia before reaching your destination.
Son: "I'll run the engine and heater."

Me: "And either run out of gas or die from carbon monoxide poisoning. Take the sleeping bag."
Son: "Ok, Dad."

Me: "Now, show me your route."
Son: "Why?"

Me: "So we know where to look for your body when you don't make your destination."
Son: "Why would you ever think I'm not going to make it to my destination?"

Me: "You mean aside from the fact you were planning on traveling through mountainous country half-way across the United States without a winter sleeping bag, much less winter clothing, including hat, gloves, fleece tops and bottoms, thermal underwear, heavy duty socks, water, portable stove, pot for melting snow, signal mirror, water purifier..."
Son: "Okay, okay, Dad. Sheesh! You make it sound like I'm going to get stuck in a blizzard!"

Me: "Your mom and I got stuck in a blizzard for twelve hours. Call her up and ask her about how we survived."
Son: (comes back after five minutes) "She said you had all the right gear."

Me: "That's my boy! Now, let's take 10 to 15seconds and come up with a decent plan, okay?"
Son: "Okay, Dad."

Me: "Ok, first check the air pressure in your spare, along with the presence of your jack and jack handle, oil, transmission fluid, radiator fluid, windshield wiper fluid... And then, I want you to use this real, life, good, old-fashioned, tried and true, electricity independent printed map that you're going to take with you, trace out your route, and write it down, along with basic major leg times. You don't have to write out every city through which you pass. Just something every 250 miles, so you can plan to stretch your legs and get gas."
Son: "Dad, I can go 330 miles before running out of gas."

Me: "So you can! At which point you're out of gas, which is why we plan to get gas about an hour prior to the point where we'd run out of gas."

And so on.

2. "Often the reference attached to some outlandish thought or idea, often bordering on the absurd."

Well, if they're murdering people, then they're certainly well beyond merely "absurd."

Absurd is my neighbor who was so overly cautious he mowed his lawn wearing long pants, boots, anti-snake-bite leg guards, goggles and a helmet. I certainly didn't wear flip-flops, but shorts and a t-shirt worked just fine, and yes, I wore leather shoes and contractor's safety sunglasses. Reasonable precautions. Not extreme, and certainly not absurd. If my neighbor had simply skipped the helmet, he would merely have been extreme.

3. "Participants often identify themselves as libertarian and say they are preparing for, or seek to incite, a second American Civil War which they call the boogaloo."

Okay... I identify as a conservative libertarian, but I will absolutely vote Republican. As for "seeking" a civil war, only morons seek war. Sometimes, however, trying to keep the peace against lawless aggressors can result in a civil. If that happens, so be it and deal with the lawless aggressors who're begging for it.

If that happens, however, call it what it is: civil war. Hiding it behind stupid terms like "boogaloo" is just, well, stupid.

4. "Adherents use the term boogaloo, including variations so as to avoid social media crackdowns, to refer to violent uprisings against the federal government or left-wing political opponents, often anticipated to follow government confiscation of firearms."

Oh, like social media can't search for and identify "boogaloo." (rolls eyes).

As for uprisings against the federal (or any) government, provided the government is doing their job in accordance with the Constitution and for lower governments, state and local laws, there's absolutely no call whatsoever for any sort of "uprising." Sounds more like these knuckleheads are just another brand of lawless hooligans (ruffians, hoodlums). Again, I refer back to immature child-adults who have yet to find meaning or reason for their lives beyond breaking the law. Such "boogaloo bois" are certainly not right wing by any stretch of the word, regardless of their self-labels or misapplied media labels.

If you want a good definition of "right-wing," look no further than the Official 2020 Republican Party Platform. Whether you like it, agree with it, or not, it was adopted by the overwhelming majority of right-wing people in the U.S., and either self-labeling or media-labeling those who break the law as "right-wing" is highly deceptive, yet another tactic actual, real-world right-wing people eschew.

Bottom line: These boys (they're certainly not men) have nothing to do with bona-fide right-wing principles of following and supporting the law from the Constitution on down.

5. "According to Vice, although the boogaloo groups tried to position themselves as allies of the Black Lives Matter movement, they generally avoided addressing police brutality as a racial issue."

I don't know of any bona-fide right-wing group or movement that supports Black Lives Matter. I do, however, know many right-wing blacks who detest what Black Lives Matter is all about, and who support All Lives Matter, or even just Lives Matter, saying, "If you have to put a color in front of it, you're racist."

6. "Extremism researcher Robert Futrell spoke of the varied motivations of the adherents of the boogaloo movement who attended the protests, saying: "Some folks who identify as Boogaloo Bois share anti-police sentiments."

That's certainly not a right-wing position.

7. "Some are acting as self-appointed security, vowing to protect businesses from protesters."

If I had a business worth protecting or a business asked me to protect it, I'd work with local law enforcement to figure out the best way of accomplishing that goal.

8. "Some say they're monitoring the protests."

I'm monitoring the protests. Thanks to cell phone footage, however, I can monitor things just fine from my living room, thank you very much.

9. "Some are white supremacists trying to antagonize protesters."

Again, racism flat-out fails to jibe with anything "right-wing," so please stop calling these ass-hats "right-wingers." They're not.

As for antagonizing protestors, I have absolutely nothing against legitimate protestors and support their Constitutional freedom's of speech, peaceable assembly, and redressing the government for grievances.

The problem is that the overwhelming vast majority of "protests" in 2020 have quickly devolved into riots, arson, destruction, rebellion, and insurrection -- NONE of which falls under the definition of protest.

I support the protests.

I DETEST the criminal activity, regardless of whether it's conducted by BLM, AntiFa, Boogaloo Bois, Proud Boys, White Supremacist this, Black Supremacist that, etc.

10. "Posts in some online boogaloo groups called for their members to loot police stations and set fire to government buildings..."

The first are absolutely wrong and flagrantly criminal acts.

11. "..while some encouraged actions emulating the "rooftop Koreans", a reference to Korean store owners who shot at looters from roofs during the 1992 Los Angeles riots."

This latter is absolutely 100% in accordance with our Constitutional rights and freedoms to protect life, limb and property against criminal activity.

12. "There were a number of criminal incidents related to boogaloo adherents attending the George Floyd protests as well as a series of killings of law enforcement officers believed to have been committed by two men associated with the boogaloo movement who used the protests as a distraction to commit their attacks."

Sounds like "boogaloo" and "hooligan" are merely different names for the same despicable gutter-trash criminals.

I could go on, but I think 12 points is enough to fairly firmly cement the fact that boogaloo hooligans are despicable creatures, at best, but perhaps not quite as despicable as would-be journalists who're attempting to sully the good name of those of us on the right who who respect law and order from the Constitution on down by referring to anyone associated with the boogaloo movement as "right-wing."

Regardless of what they call themselves, boogaloos are most certainly not "right-wing."

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I still contend there is no boogaloo group at all. Not as now being described. What @since9 is describing is the murderous thugs of the violent socialist movement are using the name to try and smear the honest people as being, well, them.

I'm not seeing any success on that front. The original "boogaloo" group was just a group of fed up people angry with the government not doing their jobs. Before the inappropriate labelling of the group, there seems to be no record of violence at all. Not one verified account of any of the people in the loosely associated group was shown to be a criminal. How they received a terrorist label, and the people in actual groups committing terrorist acts have not, shows what side of the line they fall on belief wise.

We have another instance where the anarchists are working hard to pervert, or subvert, the truth.
 

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This is just another attempt by the state media to control the narrative and divert attention away from the real terror organizations.
 

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I'm always looking to see which group picks up their trash. Media never mentions it but pictures don't lie. Always seems like the diversified, save the planet, kill the pigs, kiss a whale crowd is the more deranged side.
It WOULD seem that way, doesn't it. A number of member's here were around for the "last big hoo-ra" in the 60's! PASS IT ON!
 

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It WOULD seem that way, doesn't it. A number of member's here were around for the "last big hoo-ra" in the 60's! PASS IT ON!
I don't recall the "peace and love" generation cleaning up their mess at Woodstock either.
 

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I call it Fake News.

It is a fiction of the left.

The FBI sent 15 agents to a NASCAR track.

Facepalm. 🤦‍♀️

A couple of Boog Bois thought Hamas was going to use them as an arms vendor. Real shinning examples of high IQ’s right there. Hamas buying Class III stuff from two idiots. 🤦🏻‍♂️ That was an FBI sting no less.
 

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Lessee why they might be concerned with something like the boogaloo over #BLM

76+ days #BLM screams, yells, throw fireworks and shines lasers. Pretty bad and ugly and lots of vandalism

Oklahoma City: Timothy McVeigh with the help of a couple of like minded friends...well I hope I don't need to tell you what that was like

#BLM and Antifa are pissants at a picnic in comparison to what has been seen from right wing groups
So you’re excusing BLM and Antifa because it pales in comparison to OKC?
 

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So you’re excusing BLM and Antifa because it pales in comparison to OKC?
nope, BLM and Antifa are a lot more dangerous to the country because of the way that they have weaseled in to everything. The neo-nazi's and other right wing players from the late '80's through the '90's were (are) a lot more competent and dangerous.

So what happens is this, ultimately very few people on the right want to be aligned with those guys. We can sympathize and see where they are coming from for sure but blowing up federal buildings and gunning down state troopers isn't something that most of us want to see. Unfortunately we are on the right and there are those who want to lump us in with those sorts, I think most of them are actually dead now.

The real issue is that the modern leftist pretends that their bad actors aren't actually doing any bad acting at all and that anyone who says otherwise has a compound somewhere and they're building a truck bomb using a stolen cement truck.

I'm not one who's going to pretend that nazi's are socialist. They were no more socialist than the People's Democratic Republic of Korea is democratic, a republic or even cares about the people there.

I hope that makes things clearer, the antifa and BLM were more than a gaggle of weirdo's out LARPing a rebellion the situation would be easier to see
 

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From the article immediately above, from hearings today:

Appearing at a House Homeland Security Committee Appearing at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Thursday, Wray explained that while Antifa is not an organization in the traditional sense, it is a movement and there have been suspects who claimed to be a part of it.
 

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Fanatics scare me, especially those on my side.
 
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From the article immediately above, from hearings today:

Appearing at a House Homeland Security Committee Appearing at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Thursday, Wray explained that while Antifa is not an organization in the traditional sense, it is a movement and there have been suspects who claimed to be a part of it.
Well ain't Wray a genius...
 
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We Boog boys here in Appalachistan talk a ton of trash on social media and post the dankest igloo meme’s.

Yeah, that got played out and boring about six months ago... after a year of it being a real laugh with all my boys. Actually, Bad Bob and Rdunaway are both master boog Meme-ers; crack me up on fb.

That mainstream media picked it up this long after it started, as a joke, would be funny if it wasn’t so scary.
 

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So, yeah, my weird sense of humor, but these have me rolling. Keep in mind these were going around back in early 2019 before the current experiment commenced.
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On a less serious note....thought you guys might enjoy an exchange about some real terrorists on a man's property.


Be sure and finish your coffee, or whatever before you start reading.

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