One of the most reliable tactics of the left, from its softer and more “respectable” incarnations to the hardcore socialists, involves going after small children. If “activists” can get kids while they’re young and pump their heads full of propaganda, they can build an unquestioning army good for years of service in ideological crusades. If nothing else, they’ll become confused and bitter adults who flail around helplessly in a world they were never prepared to succeed in, which makes them useful fodder for “community organizers.”
Kids are not inclined to ask tough questions of adult authority figures, argue back against phony talking points, spend hours digging for inconvenient facts, or consider the ramifications of slogans that sound appealing.
Thus we have the horrifying story of a Brownie troop brainwashed into a squad of angry “social justice warriors,” reported by one Christin Ayers of CBS San Francisco, who seems blissfully unaware of how creepy and fascist the whole deal is:
After the recent Black Lives Matter protests, there is a new brownie troop in Oakland. Instead of selling cookies, they are spreading a message.
On a Saturday afternoon in Oakland, a handful of 8 to 10 year old girls are gathered, in brown uniforms, giggling and eating cupcakes. They look like Girl Scouts, but it’s not just fun and games.
And it’s not just fun and games. “White policeman are killing black young folks such as women, men and children,” one of the girls said.
Another girl said, “Mike Brown. He was shot because he didn’t do nothing. Only the police officer shot him because of his skin color.”
These girls are called the “Radical Brownies.” And instead of learning sewing, they’re learning social justice.
Even their uniforms have a message.
“The beret, it’s a Black Panther/Brown Beret twist,” one of the Radical Brownies said.
“I think it’s very appropriate. A lot of the work the Black Panthers did was community oriented,” Radical Brownies co-founder Marilyn Hollinquest told KPIX 5.
Well, no, kids, white policemen are not conducting a pogrom against young black folks, and Mike Brown most certainly was not “shot because he didn’t do nothing.” Those are what we non-fascists like to call “lies.” There is no evidence from the report that Ayers, or any other adults in the room, stepped forward to correct these dangerous and factually incorrect impressions, or warn the kids that marching around in Black Panther berets is not a good way to prepare themselves for a future of happy and productive participation in society.
Hollinquest and her friend Anayvette Martinez co-founded the group about a month ago, after Anayvette’s daughter Coatlupe told her she wanted to join a girl’s group.
“How amazing would it be to have a girls’ troop that was really focused around social justice and where girls could even earn badges?” Martinez said.
Their first badge, a fist emblazoned with the words Black Lives Matter. They earned it for marching in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Oakland last month.
“The girls felt really just like passionate about the topic and they loved being there,” Martinez said.
When asked about the big issues they are tackling, Martinez said, “They are big issues. But we also feel like these are conversations that they’re not too young to be having.”
They’re not “having a conversation,” they’re being filled with false propaganda by adults who seek to take advantage of them. But that’s how fascists have always worked: they mimic the language of discourse, learning, and personal growth to sell agendas that have no room for any of those things. Once the official lies are seared into young minds, they become armored against exposure to the complicated truth… and conditioned to get what they want by shouting, marching, or even more aggressive demands, instead of building and creating on their own initiative.
Sean Hannity had Deneen Borelli on his show Thursday night to pick this horror show apart, along with an uncomfortable-looking Democratic strategist named Jacques Degraff, who had the unenviable task of trying to defend it with a few reservations, and didn’t do a very good job. (Marching in a Martin Luther King Jr. parade erases every drop of fascism and racial paranoia from these brownshirt Brownies?)
He also tries a variation of Obama’s crabbing about the Crusades by dragging out last-century tales of lynching horror to justify blatant racism from certain black groups today. They’re both expressions of the core left-wing theory that certain groups (Christians, white people, and especially white Christians) are permanently guilty and accountable for events from centuries past, because these hated groups are presumed liable to slip back into crusading and lynching at any moment if left-wing pressure groups and government officials are not empowered to keep them in line.
Borelli, on the other hand, has it exactly right when she describes the “Radical Brownies” as a form of child abuse, calls racism by its proper name regardless of who it emanates from, and warns about the dangers of playing race-card narratives, particularly those founded on false mythology. These “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” activists are nurturing a hostile subculture in which expressing belief in falsehoods like “Mike Brown was shot because he didn’t do nothing” will be part of the initiation ritual. Children raised this way will have a difficult time integrating with a larger society that scorns them because they aggressively promote beliefs that everyone else knows to be untrue.
Naturally the girls enjoy the unity of purpose and “sisterhood” that comes from belonging to a club; so did Ron Jones’ high-school students, when he embarked upon a notorious experiment to show them how individuality can be subsumed into a collective, even in societies where independence and tolerance are prized. The end of the CBS San Francisco piece says that the Radical Brownies racked up 10,000 likes on Facebook and are looking to expand into new chapters. What a chilling thought.