Speaking of baffling, potentially false-flag operations, the Proud Boys protested a children’s theater drag show in a small town near Portland, Oregon, and a group called the Patriot Front showed up. This is ostensibly a far-right, white supremacist, neo-Nazi group, one of those that President Biden claims are so prevalent, they represent the #1 threat to America.
The first inconvenient narrative buster came when the Patriot Front morons tried to infiltrate the Proud Boys protest and the latter cursed them out, yanked the masks off their faces and ran them off. The next twist came when photos hit social media and people pointed out that the Patriot Front radicals were wearing dark blue shirts and khaki pants, the same outfit routinely sported by FBI agents at potentially violent protests. That led to charges that they were really feds made up as far-right radicals in an attempt to mix in with the Proud Boys and make them look bad.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who’s never let the truth stand in the way of a convenient narrative, took to social media to attack those who were applauding the Proud Boys for running them off, writing, “These people (all blue checks) are celebrating a seemingly MAGA attack on federal officers. Now I don’t know what this really is, but take a gander at the comments of the ‘patriots’ who ‘love’ America.”
Well, I’m not sure how it shows that you don’t love America if you condemn the idea of federal agents putting on disguises to frame Americans as Nazis, but that’s Adam Kinzinger for you. But it was the first sentence that got the most attention, where he seemed to grant (albeit hypothetically) that maybe they were federal officers.
Others suggested that the interlopers were Antifa jerks, who are said to disguise themselves as members of conservative groups to cause trouble and put the blame on the right.
In the latest update, the FBI issued a statement denying that they were involved, on their word as the FBI.
Whoever it was, there are two points that need to be made that are getting overlooked in all the shouting and arguing:
1. Yanking off their masks on camera and running them off is a splendid idea, and we need more of that.
2. This town has a children’s theater that’s putting on drag shows for children. Everybody should have turned out to protest that.
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