- Posted by Renee Nal
- On September 7, 2020
- 3 Comments
- 2020 election, Amy Mek, Black Lives Matter D.C., Code Pink, DSA, Metro D.C. Socialists of America, RAIR, RAIR Foundation, RAIR Foundation USA, Shut Down DC, Trump
RAIR Foundation USA has uncovered a subversive mailing by left wing group Shut Down DC sent to their members threatening to force President Donald Trump from office. The militant group has made it clear that they will not accept any scenario where President Trump has a second term. This violent call to action extends to shutting down and disturbing communities across America.
Shut Down DC is one of many groups of radical leftists organizing to disrupt the presidential election, but their rhetoric is particularly disturbing. The plan is to “force” the president from office and to redesign society completely, as America, they say, is a “system that was built on oppression”.
The left-wing group operates openly, with evidently no scrutiny or consequences for their treasonous activities. In an invitation to sign up for an “organizing call” that will take place at 6:00 p.m. EST on September 10th, Shut Down DC declares in part:
“…it’s going to take all of us to create an uprising powerful enough to defend democracy and force Trump out of the White House.”
Shut Down DC calls for their acolytes to “be in the streets before the polls even close [on November 3rd], ready to adapt and respond to whatever comes our way.”
A Coordinated Democratic Plan
Shut Down DC uses manipulative rhetoric to incite their followers to believe that the President will cling to the presidency even he loses to Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Perhaps they are getting their talking point from Hillary Clinton, who recently stated that Joe Biden should not concede “under any circumstances.”
If President Trump “tries to steal the election,” Shut Down DC advises their comrades:
“…[B]e ready to block a highway (or all the highways in your town), shut down a port, occupy your state capitol, do whatever it takes! We hope to be able to offer trainings and support to groups outside DC that share our principles.”
“[F]orcing Trump from office is the only way to protect ourselves,” the mailing declares.
Here are some screenshots from their recent mailing:
With zero evidence, groups such as Shut Down DC are parroting the claim that Republicans seek to intimidate voters and engage in “voter suppression” on election day.
Targeted Violence at RNC
Shut Down DC was present at the Republican National Convention, as reported at RAIR Foundation USA. Like the Revolutionary Communist Party and the Clinton-tied Party Majority PAC, Shut Down DC sought to disrupt the speeches at the convention by being as loud as possible. Twitter obliged them by trending their hashtag #DrownOutTrump.
As an aside, the Twitter-verified Black Lives Matter D.C. account recently chided those who refer to protests as “mostly peaceful.” “Protest is not peaceful,” they said, falsely. Twitter has not yet removed them for “glorifying violence.”
Shut Down DC has been active in the Washington D.C. area for some time and received glowing press for attempting to shut down the city on September 23rd last year. They were joined in that endeavor with their Marxist allies Black Lives Matter D.C., Code Pink, Metro D.C. Socialists of America and Werk for Peace.
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