While the liberal media would argue that the protests in New York against the NYPD are grassroots and marchers are your average citizen from the neighborhood. It would seem the reality is far from that narrative.
After calls yesterday by New York Mayor Bill De Blasio to suspend protests to honor the memories of slain Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu; the groups behind the majority of the protests issued statements denouncing the request. The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition is one of several organizations with members rallying in the streets. One of their leaders is self-professed anarchist Brian Becker. Becker is a communist and sympathizer to North Korea, Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas and touts to have thousands of members nationwide. Becker and his group members are not simple protesters but rather are part of the real intent behind this moment: starting a revolution!
The Answer Coalition formed shortly after the tragic events of 9/11 but not in support of America against the attacks. Instead the AC and its members are anti-war, anti-military, anti-capitalism and want the United States to become a socialist society. Here are some of Becker’s quotes concerning the United States:
- “The United States carries out the fundamental colonial functions against not only the Palestinians but against all Arab people and against other peoples of the Middle East.”
- “The most important thing we can do for the people in Venezuela and the people in Cuba and the people everywhere who want to be free, is build a revolutionary party and organization and movement in the United States that can fight and defeat U.S. imperialism.”
When questioned about the organized protests in New York and cities nationwide, Becker states, “We know that the biggest single contribution that we can we make to the final transition to socialism everywhere is to build a truly revolutionary party that can lead the struggle to overthrow imperialism at its center.”
Becker also believes that violence like the attacks against the NYPD officers during the riots and the killing of Ramos and Liu as part of the process, “we recognize that sometimes violence … is necessary … for the liberation of human beings.” Becker compares his group’s and other ideological allies resort to violence, to General George Washington’s “armed struggle against British colonialism,” and to the Civil War’s role in bringing about “the end of chattel slavery as a legal institution.”