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Dispatch 46: ANTIFA in Atlanta – Proud Boys, MAGA: YOU ARE AT WAR

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MAGA was not moving on BLAMTIFA. Law officers had told MAGA people to disperse. And so MAGA supporters were just going back to the so-named Underground Atlanta Parking Garage. The Underground Parking Garage is weirdly not underground. Have we all decided to call things what they are not?

The color “commie red” may be their Leaders’ recognition color. Red Coat seemed to lead Black Block, and The Red Sleeved General seemed to rule the entire Twinkie Militia, armed and unarmed. Another wore a Red Mask. He seemed to be a sort of squad leader.

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Twinkie Militia became restless and started to move toward the police line. Smokey Bear officer came out and looked for the Red Sleeved General.

Red Sleeves marched quickly to Smokey Bear for a pow wow. Red Sleeves was under no spell about who had the upper hand.

Smokey Bear said to Red Sleeves that Red Sleeves agreed in advance she would keep her Twinkies back, and in order. (Smokey Bear did not use the term Twinkies.)

Smokey said to Red Sleeves you need to stick to agreement.

Red Sleeves said yes, we agreed.

Red Sleeves didn’t mention she was having problems keeping the anxious Twinkies back.

She needed to switch them back. Some people say willow makes the best switches. Others say birch, or hazel. I don’t know. That is a discussion for another time, but I think it also depends on the season. Red Sleeves could just toss a box of Twinkies down the way and her Twinkie Militia would all run off and take a nap. Cops obviously did not want to hurt these kids.

On the front line, a clutch of the female Twinkies looked afraid to be there. Likely more afraid to leave. Peer pressure makes for irrational behavior.

Upper left part of the photo above: is 2 Million Views Man. I mentioned him much earlier in this dispatch. He had been at a different protest in front of the CNN building. But now, he was by the Capital Building and Atlanta City Hall. He’d ditched the pack and changed. shirts.

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Two Million changes shirts.

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Smokey Bear and Red Sleeves reminded me of so many moments from Iraq and Afghanistan when an American leader makes a pow wow with a local leader. Many combat troops will remember such moments: “We agreed that no more bullets would come from your village. One more time and we are coming in there. Keep your boys in line.”

I was livestreaming but YouTube cleverly ended my broadcast and erased the video. Adding to the eventual backlash they and other big tech will feel.

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They keep talking about Nazis and Fascists. ANTIFA hate Nazis and Fascists because they are Communists, if they know what Communists are. Cannibals hate Zombies and Vampires. It’s a competition thing.

Soul sucking towns like downtown Atlanta. Where homeless sleep on Church steps across from the Georgia State Capital Building, and Atlanta City Hall. Downtown Atlanta: Portland of the South.

ANTIFA screams “Black Lives Matter” and other zombie-chants. Dehydrated souls living on liberal islands devoid of rational life. Lacking mission, lacking purpose, they hump society’s leg for attention bones. Don’t need exorcists. They are not possessed by demons. They are possessed my liberal-meaninglessness. Trapped in thought-vacuums. Wounded by toxic belief. Wounded are the most dangerous. Especially when they are products and tools of high-level psychopaths.

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Grandfather Camo Man came into action. Several men were outfitted like this and were standing with Black Block Armed Twinkies. When Grandfather Camo Man saw the Armed Twinkies moving forward toward Smokey Bear and his Warriors, Grandfather Camo got out in front of the Armed Twinkies and was grandfatherly. In a firm way.

Grandfather Camo warned Armed Twinkies this could go downhill suddenly and they should stay back away from the police line, Armed Twinkies did not want to listen and one said, “We don’t have to listen to you.” And said it submissively like a child. This was painful to watch. Basically a child with a rifle wants to go confront police, and only thing standing in between him and the graveyard is the sense from Grandfather Camo asking him to slow down and go back.

Red Sleeved General got the Armed Twinkies to go back while keeping Unarmed Twinkies up front. Gaggle of potential school shooters.

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Red Sleeves has a radio on her body armor. She just left pow wow with Smokey and is going back to corral her Twinkies.

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See on the right where Red Sleeved General comes in to reinforce Grandfather Camo. The more I watched Red Sleeves and Grandfather Camo, the more I started to wonder if they came out just to save the Twinkies from themselves.

Red Sleeves and Grandfather Camo were not encouraging problems. They seemed more like summer camp leaders.

Shout all you want, get it out, but stay back. And whatever you do…don’t aim a weapon at anyone.

Notice Red Mask out front. (Police are behind me and in front of him.) Red Mask has a radio. Red Mask seemed to be something like a squad leader.

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Red Mask and Red Sleeves out front. I’ve lost track of Red Jacket. Am trying to keep an eye on the Reds while watching the other leaders such as Smokey.

And the Proud Boys leader arrives.

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The pro-wrestling match has only begun.

Enrique Tarrio arrives. Enrique is the national leader of Proud Boys.

Enrique steps through the police “ring-ropes” into the arena.

Enrique had slipped by the police and stood now in front of the Twinkies. I still have Enrique’s hat from when we met in Washington, D.C. I had first met Enrique in Portland, Oregon. Now here he is again, Atlanta, in their faces. Unarmed.

Twinkies call Enrique racist. This bizarre ritual makes perfect sense in 2020.

One day there will be a medal: “I was alive in 2020.” And we will look at each other knowingly. All the wisdom we gained in 2020. To prepare us for 2021. And then we will look back at 2020, and remember how 2020 was the easy, predictable year.

According to USA Today:

The Southern Poverty Law Center has denounced the Proud Boys for its "anti-Muslim and misogynistic rhetoric" and has designated it as a hate group. Experts have deemed the group a white supremacist organization, a categorization the group has rejected.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/10/23/biden-mistakenly-poor-proud-boys-presidential-debate/3740348001/

Joe Biden, who may soon have launch authority for hydrogen bombs, accidentally called them Poor Boys. He makes a lot of simple errors and word salad.

All this makes sense when we recognize that a massive subversion bomb detonated above America.

According to corporate media and other radicals, Proud Boys are supposed to hate blacks, and women. But women accompany them everywhere. Meanwhile, black-Enrique, who is supposed to hate blacks, stands ground, unarmed, in front of White Twinkies, led by Red Sleeves. They all call Enrique the racists and Nazi-fascist, like calling someone a cobra-python.

The entire theatre is so…WWF:

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But also this is real. Enrique realizes this is partly just a big show for big prizes – to save our country. His high intelligence is obvious in first few minutes. He’s not just in the arena, but helping to set the arena to make it all happen.

Meanwhile, ANTIFA seem to think they REALLY are more than confused people.

Eric Weinstein has described such kayfabe:

“Tying together an altered reality of layered falsehoods in which absolutely nothing can be assumed to be as it appears. Such a system, in continuous development for more than a century, is known to exist and now supports an intricate multi-billion dollar business empire of pure hokum. It is known to wrestling's insiders as ‘Kayfabe’.”

The human mind tends to have difficulty sorting through more than about three layers of deception.

For instance, when I am in India and hear something like, “I prefer the authentic-fake Snickers, but the fake-fake is best. There are many fake-fake-fakes that are not real.”

What?

The authentic-fake being preferred to the authentic. But then since the first-fake (the authentic-fake) is preferred more than the authentic, factories start faking the fakes. And then faking the faking fakes. Who’s on first? Who does the triple agent really work for?

1) Authentic
2) Fake (preferred: becomes the authentic-fake)
3) Fake-fake (fakes the authentic-fake)
4) Fake fake-fake (brain begins to overheat)
5) Authentic fake-fake-fake (must reboot brain)
6) The Matrix

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  • This commment is unpublished.
    Rob Hise-Denk · 4 months ago
    Your choices about heroes vs. villains are warped, my friend. There really are no heroes or villains in this internal conflict. There are people who care, people who don’t care, and people who would say fucking anything to have the attention on themselves.
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      Kathy Leicester · 4 months ago
      You are deluded. Or working for the enemy.

      Murder on the streets, and you see no villainy?

      You must have income and a home.
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      Michael Yon · 4 months ago
      Amazing that you think mass arson, murder, and rape, are not villainous behaviors.
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      Victor Erimita · 4 months ago
      Idiotic moral equivalence posing as deep thinking insight. Yeah, people demonstrating their love of country and individual rights are exactly the same as psychopaths torching businesses. Brilliant insight.
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        Michael Yon · 4 months ago
        Reading comprehension problem posing as virtue signaling.
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      Steverino · 4 months ago
      I’d say that the Antifa rioters who are beating people up and burning business districts are villains. Likewise, the Black Lives Matter looters who are cleaning out stores are villains, too. The heroes are the cops who defend us against these villains, while being sent to the hospital by the hundreds.
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        Michael Yon · 4 months ago
        Amazing that this confuses some people. They advertise that murder, rape, and arson are just First Amendment rights.
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          Chuck Rambo · 4 months ago
          Their violence is free speech. My free speech is violence.

          21st Century Schizoids
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      John Galt III · 4 months ago
      There are Nazis and there are Jews
      There are NKVD agents and there are Kulaks
      There are Stasi and there are the innocent
      There is the KKK and there are ex-slaves

      Pick a side, because the America's civil war will and I suggest you not be on the wrong side.
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      John Galt III · 4 months ago
      There are Nazis and there are Jews
      There are NKVD agents and there are Kulaks
      There are Stasi and there are the innocent
      There is the KKK and there are ex-slaves

      Pick a side, because the America's civil war will and I suggest you not be on the wrong side.
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    KatherynS · 4 months ago
    Fantastic Michael and congratulations on your invitation!
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    Bill Troy · 4 months ago
    Michael Yon - LAPRing the MAGA line, and all in cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.
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    Terie · 4 months ago
    Thank you!!
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    Not a facist · 4 months ago
    You need a straight jacket, bro, just sayin'
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      von scrappy · 4 months ago
      you can't spell fascist. and i'll wager you don't know the definition of the word without looking it up.

      what a fucking clown.
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      werewife · 4 months ago
      Is a "facist" someone who objects to faces? If so, your masked moment has come!
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      Graeme · 4 months ago
      A straight jacket is always better than a bent one, and anyone who thinks otherwise belongs in a straitjacket.
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    n0tBetty · 4 months ago
    Can’t get on-the-ground reporting from anyone else. Thank you! Praying for your safety.
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    Graeme · 4 months ago
    Trump's counter-coup continues. Hopefully it won't come to guns, but if it does, he's got them, and he's made the changes at DoD to use them.
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    Jeff · 4 months ago
    Bravo Zulu Michael. Stay safe. See you sometime in Brooklyn or Alachu-way...
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    Al Reasin · 4 months ago
    Welcome back to the US Michael. Seemly a long time has passed since your Iraq dispatches.

    Al Reasin
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    Steverino · 4 months ago
    I went to all the big anti-war demonstrations during the Younger Bush years. They were all vast collections of grievances, from far Left to insane. Of course, all the communist and socialist groups were there, marching in matching T-shirts and street-wide banners which identified exactly who they were, but you never saw them captured in liberal media. You could not miss them if you were there. ANSWER ran all the big demonstrations, so they always had signs pleading for North Korea, their pet cause. The insane groups were people who claimed the CIA was monitoring their brain waves or Coca-Cola was fielding paramilitary death squads in Central America or women walking around half-naked, dressed in electrical tape. For 95% of the protestors, it was a party.
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    TK · 4 months ago
    My wise friend Bob predicted this Mayhem back in 2019. To see it unravel “Live” in amazement.
    BLMANTIFA is looking to create a LARPing Social Media Civil War in America Good Read.
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    BigD · 4 months ago
    Most Democrats I know are like the traitor in 'The Matrix' they're tired of the fighting and they know the steak isn't real, but they just want to forget everything and go back to the way things were when they could just enjoy dinner.
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    Richard E. Stephenso · 4 months ago
    Courageous and extremely insightful. Thank you for your work. So much needed in a time like this! 🙏🏻
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      Shines · 4 months ago
      Great reporting. Thanks for keeping us updated and reporting truth from battle lines.
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    Mary B. · 4 months ago
    Thank you. Your reporting through the years has been enlightening. Much appreciated.
    BTW, it's Live Action Role Playing.
    Role, as in an actor playing a role.
    Not Roll, as in a jelly roll or a roll of the dice or those caissons go rolling along.
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    Eileen M Wahl · 4 months ago
    I read your posts when you were writing from Iraq/Sunni Triangle. In particular, I loved the Gates of Fire missives. Your stories filled me with awe because your gift of words showcased the magnificence, determination and humanity of our troops. You didn't make it 'pretty', you just showed what was.

    This is now and you're still doing it. Prefer peace but war if we must. And we must.
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    Margaret · 4 months ago
    Great piece! Keep up the good work, and keep us informed! Stay safe my friend.
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    CaptainYesz · 4 months ago
    This is an amazing write up. Cheers - CaptainYesz or one of your facebook Top Fans when you weren't censored there. Very informative.

    Love the style, brain dump, I get it.
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    Arleen · 4 months ago
    Thank you for this excellent article. I, indeed, learned several things.
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    Lynda Hoffman · 4 months ago
    The Underground Parking Lot could be where you park to go to Underground Atlanta (tourist destination that is underground).

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    Absinthe · 4 months ago
    "All of it began the first time some of you who know better and are old enough to know better let young people think that they had the right to choose the laws they would obey as long as they were doing it in the name of social protest."
    - Ronald Reagan, 1969 - referencing the Peoples Park Riots in California.
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    Benjamin Dover · 4 months ago
    What does ARC stand for?
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    A Student · 4 months ago
    As a photographer you know that the photo of a single person devoid of context means nothing. You are better than that! Also, almost every judge (most of them appointed by Republicans) has tossed out claims of "election stealing", so why do you advertise that rally?
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      mike · 4 months ago
      "Almost every judge...."

      Judges are only the arbiters of law, not of truth, and we have seen so many judges in recent years who happily warp written law to fit their own desires that there is little trust left for any of them. If you are harmed by someone, but fail to prove it in court and the judge tosses out your claim, do you then tell yourself that you werent actually harmed?
      Right now, tens of millions of voters believe the election was decided by fraud. Here on the ground in one of the key states in question, the evidence is extensive and many know it deep in their gut, that the results arent real. Proving it in court may be a challenge and getting judges to risk their careers to block an 'election' result even moreso. But that doesnt make the fraud any less real, nor does it remove the anger and intense frustration of millions of fellow citizens.
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        A Student · 4 months ago
        That comment is just bizarre. "The law" includes the Constitution and all its amendments. Judges interpret the law fairly and impartially. To claim that every judge that has laughed out of court the bleatings of Giuliany & Co. is crooked takes the persecution complex to a whole new level.
        Reality is that the election was won by the Democrats by over 6 million votes. No real evidence of fraud or corruption has been produced. It is time for all Americans to remember that the Flag covers all, whether white, black, right or left wing.

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          Guest · 4 months ago
          "Judges interpret the law fairly and impartially"? I can tell that you are a young student without much exposure to the real world unfiltered by your professors lens of "truth". Everyone has bias. Some judges are fair and some aren't. Many liberal judges tend to legislate from the bench based on the bend of their politics. Just look at the 9th circuit for further proof of judicial activism.

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        Country First · 4 months ago
        Mike, it’s time for you to quit your bullshit and either put up or shut up.

        In the public media, where you are free to say anything, they claim “fraud” to keep the tribe whipped up in a manufactured frenzy. But in the courtroom, where there are severe consequences for lying, they explicitly said that they are not claiming and fraud whatsoever.

        Time to stop being such an easily manipulated chump.
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        Joe-Bob · 4 months ago
        They believe that but the question is, why do they believe it. And the answer is not because of the overwhelming evidence because we haven't seen any. If you have some evidence we'd love to see it but all you post is opinions.
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    TK · 4 months ago
    Oh Shit! Page 8 was better than page 1. ON POINT! A Masterpiece of Reality. “Where the River meets the Sea” 2021 Coming to a Defunded City near US all!
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    ThewlynOh · 4 months ago
    um, it's actually Live Action RolE Playing...not Roll...but we know what you mean...
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    Red · 4 months ago
    Good God that was annoying to read. It took you 8 pages to get to the point.
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      CP · 4 months ago
      You've got the commies attention. Michael, if you're taking flak, you're over the target.
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      Michael Yon · 4 months ago
      Held you precious attention for 6 45 words. That’s incredible for lighting writing.
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    TK · 4 months ago
    For the LARPer it is Reality... And in 2021 as Trump begins his 2nd Term, it will be an itchy finger, wanting to prove a point Twinkie shooting first that will inevitable lead to their Massacre....brains washed everywhere. There’s one Real-Life Scenario The real question should be What City?? Portland, NY, Chicago, DC, Austin or LA.
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    Jason · 4 months ago
    Thanks for the insight. I’ll be following you from here on out. Be safe.
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    MCC · 4 months ago
    Some of the obvious leftist comments here are disgusting.

    Plain and simple, this is a coordinated attack on this country by leftists and globalists unhappy with the freedoms we have- both intellectual and physical. Those add up to personal wealth and a loss of revenue for them.

    If the leftist trash succeeds in the theft of this election, the 2nd amendment will fall and what’s left of the 1st will be hot on its heels. Then property ownership rights. 1984 or the idiocracy, or a combination of the two.
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      Country First · 4 months ago
      “ ...a coordinated attack on the US Constitution by right wing reality-deniers who don’t love their country first, who would be happy to burn it all down just to ‘make the Libs cry.’”

      Fixed it for you.
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        J.J. · 4 months ago
        Your ignorance cavitates worse than a Soviet submarine, Komerade PowerPoint. Country First? But not America, by the sound of it.

        Frankly, I don't care which Marxist self-inflicted ghetto you put first. Just put it on your one-way plane ticket and go. We'll both be happy, and then maybe you'll run out of food and wake up.
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    J. J. · 4 months ago
    "When sufficient number of people believe a government is illegitimate, and are willing to do something serious, you are at war," sounds familiar. Where else did I read something like that?

    I think it went something like "when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

    And I pray to the Lord that it hasn't quite come to that pass yet! But the party that now pretends to have won the Presidential election makes George III look like a Wenceslas by comparison.
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    EddyVillanelle · 4 months ago
    Great article, Mike. You mention that some people got past police lines during that day, but it was very easy when night fell. I was in Atlanta on a different day, I think, as an independent observer, taking pictures and film for actually a blog project I'm doing for my own historical artistic projects that I like to make. I'm a rank amateur, I have no illusions about it. I filmed ANTIFA people close up after dark and one grabbed my camera and threw it on the ground (it was a cheap Kodak EasyShare, better quality than a phone, but who wants to have their phone grabbed and tossed?) and then they threw a haymaker into my chest... into hard rifle plate level 4. Their hand broke to pieces. I ran to the nearest ATL cop and told them what had happened, they were understanding, told me I was lucky, and to go home. I did all these things.

    This is all ugly to me. I was born here, and grew up here. As an adult I work here but I know there are some places you just don't go at all.
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    David Duncan · 4 months ago
    thanks for the photos and your observations about the scenes unfolding in them. Often your photo captions pull together the elements in the photos in a way that makes sense of the feelings I have about is going on in them. I hope that makes sense. I can't help but feel that this stuff is what you were born for. I am encouraged that there are people like you out there doing what you do.
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    Angie · 4 months ago
    This is great front row perspective. It's strange and alarming to think that we are at war, but the forces behind the media are doing everything to gaslight us into thinking we are NOT at war. Notice how patriots citing the 2nd amendment as a means to take back our country/restore peace/protect our rights/take the next step in the logical conclusion to the theft of freedom, are treated as though they're the ones who are inciting the violence they mean to end. This first hand account is valuable and important. Thanks for doing this. Stay safe
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    TK · 4 months ago
    This is Very Important Moment for USA......
    We will Witness the De-Moralization of The Most Core Value of Democracy
    OR
    The Inspiration of Transparency of Democracy.
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