Communist activist Brittany Packnett appeared on a pro-abortion panel with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Wednesday to oppose the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanuagh to the Supreme Court.
After Gillibrand left, Packnett urged attendees to their feet to take an oath directly derived from Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto. “It is our duty to fight for our freedom!” Packnett asked the crowd at the at the Washington, DC, leg of the “Rise Up for Roe Tour,” to repeat after her, claiming this oath was one she had led “every night in Ferguson.”
“It is our duty to win!” she continued. “We must love and support one another!”
She then stopped the chant to emphasize the last line of the pledge. “This is the most important part,” she said. “We have nothing to lose but our chains.”(Emphasis added.)
The phrase derives from Marx’s 1848 Manifesto, which famously concludes, “Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working Men of All Countries, Unite!” (Emphasis added)
The exhortation has generally been paraphrased to the more pithy battlecry that has united generations of communists around the world, “Workers of the World, Unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains!”
The language Packnett choose here has been modernized — and perhaps tailored for the overwhelmingly upper middle class attendees at Rise up for Roe — to “We must love and support one another. We have nothing to lose but our chains!” But the origin of the cry is unmistakable.
Sen. Gillibrand was not on stage when Packnett began her communist-inspired pledge. She had left approximately 20 minutes earlier after appearing with Packnett on the panel, organised by Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the “Demand Justice Initiative,” a group the Daily Caller News Foundation exposed earlier this year as a newly-minted George Soros front.
Packnett is best known for her role in organizing 2014’s “protests” in Ferguson, Missouri, after her fellow activists falsely accused Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson of callously murdering 18-year-old “gentle giant” Micheal Brown, who “had his hands up.”
Despite the fact a grand jury investigation later conclusively showed Brown had attacked Wilson after resisting arrest for a robbery, the demonstrations quickly devolved into weeks of violent riots from which the St. Louis suburb is yet to recover.
The Rise Up for Row panel, primarily concerned with opposing Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, was led by Lauren Duca, the Teen Vogue editor most famous for her fiery 2016 Tucker Carlson interview after she called for Ivanka Trump and her family to be harassed because of her “complicity” in her father’s “anti-woman” campaign.
Other participants — billed as “badass women” — included CNN commentator and Bernie Sanders campaign manager Symone Sanders, Democratic strategist Jess McIntosh, and open borders activist Jess Morales Rocketto.
In other news of Communist insurgents in America, the increasingly violent antifa group, Red Guards Austin, is now calling for the formation of a “Red Army”.
In a recent blog post they published and shared from their Facebook account, this Communist extremist group said the following:
we encourage the formation of paramilitary organizations on two levels. The first being those who are mainly unarmed but are prepared and trained to carry out fist fighting or using blunt weapons like axe handles or flagpoles as well as shields and basic armoring. The second level is the more advanced embryo of a Red Army, which is trained militarily and operates as soldiers all the time, engaging in production and mass work among the proletariat and the oppressed nation’s people.
They then advocate for sustained “physical confrontation” against anyone they believe to be a fascist:
It is time for Austin to stand up, to shake off bad leadership trying to impose itself on antifascism and come together under a better model of actual resistance and not token performance. When we organize and lead actions the fascists do not march every step they take is met with physical confrontation and they are bombarded from all sides.
They conclude this post by reaffirming their commitment to terrorism and say they are prepared to “annihilate” people they believe to be “fascists” or “collaborators”:
On the basis of our principled united front work, fascists and their collaborators can be drowned out, run out, routed, beaten bloody, and even annihilated. These are our principles and we aim to hold them to the very finish.
This militant rhetoric is a continuation of previous statements from this cell which include open calls for “revolutionary violence” and “armed resistance”. This antifa group is just one of many violent communist cells now openly operating across the country.
Like many antifa groups, Red Guards Austin uses social media to recruit, radicalize, and mobilize other far-left extremists. This particular cell has almost eight thousand Facebook followers. While big tech companies have been systematically censoring conservatives and right-of-center influencers, violent far-left groups are free to openly violate the Terms of Service for these platforms without any consequences.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
August 23rd, 2018