Newsweek never struck us as being bullish on guns, but the magazine is really anxious for its readers to meet Redneck Revolt, “a group of far-left activists” who have sparked “a working class movement that promotes social justice and protects minorities.”
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) December 27, 2017
Cristina Maza writes:
Similar to the grassroots vigilantes who attended the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this summer, members of Redneck Revolt can often be found at protests armed to the teeth. But instead of protecting far-right white supremacists, members of Redneck Revolt provide protection for minority groups such as Black Lives Matter and other groups fighting for equality and justice.
Maza adds that Redneck Revolt “is a pro-worker, anti-racist organization that focuses on working class liberation from the oppressive systems which dominate our lives” and counts among its members “a variety of political ideologies, including libertarians, anarchists, communists and independents.”
Sounds pretty diverse. However, a quick trip to the “Principles” page of the Redneck Revolt website shows the group stands against capitalism, “an economic system that methodically keeps the vast majority of people in the world impoverished while they labor to enrich a small minority of people,” and believes in the need for revolution.
So yeah, they’re a bunch of communists with guns. No wonder Newsweek is so jazzed … The Independent too.
Meet Redneck Revolt, the radical leftist group arming working-class people so they can defend minorities https://t.co/D5mLJG7Ms7
— The Independent (@Independent) December 26, 2017
So armed vigilante groups are cool now? And the Second Amendment too?
The Independent, normally viscerally vituperative on US gun-ownership, giving fawning coverage to an armed enviro-anticapitalist leftist group.
Can you imagine what it would say about conservative gun-owners preparing to defend themselves if need be against the violent hard-Left? https://t.co/oJpvv44VvY
— A Libertarian Rebel (@A_Liberty_Rebel) December 26, 2017
Violent communists are everywhere in 2017, and that's beautiful — Newsweek https://t.co/q2tZliFu6A
— St. Rev wants jack to kick out the cilantroists 🏴 (@St_Rev) December 27, 2017
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) December 27, 2017
Imagine the reaction if Fox News ran a puff piece on the KKK forming armed militias pic.twitter.com/6U1uIpxVmP
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) December 27, 2017
The Woody Guthrie Wing of the Communist Party is making a comeback. https://t.co/L38fyRaoGJ
— Merry Melvyl (@melvyl) December 27, 2017
Odd, no scare quotes like you do when the group you are reporting on is on the other side of the aisle. https://t.co/5d4S2WDThj
— I am the Common good. (@KesaraRiku) December 27, 2017
Yes, where are the scare quotes? And where is an equally enthusiastic article about the millions of moderate, centrist gun owners out there? They’re armed — and they’re everywhere.
So are normal Americans, & we've been armed for 200+ years. https://t.co/0O42Ta8Akd
— T.Eff.D (@TeffD22) December 27, 2017