There seems to be a growing disconnect between what Democratic politicians are saying in public about some of the more controversial parts of their agenda and what the most fringe elements within the leftist movement are saying.
Democrats and their globalist leaders, becoming ever more worried that many on the left are saying the quiet part out loud, are trying to dilute some of the messaging and some of the slogans coming out on the left, especially around the idea of defunding and disbanding the nation’s police departments.
Anarchist talking points that are making their way into the public sphere, especially during an election year have become concerning for many of the party’s leadership.
Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden has come out against the “defund the police” movement. and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms has tried to reassure people that “defund the police” is no more than a “simplified message.” That “the overarching thing is that people want to see a reallocation of resources into community development and alternatives to just criminalizing.”
Extreme voices on the left are not having that at all, however.
The New York Times recently published an op-ed by activist and organizer Mariame Kaba in which she left little doubt where the base of the left really stands: “Yes, we mean literally abolish the police,” she wrote.
“Enough. We can’t reform the police. The only way to diminish police violence is to reduce contact between the public and the police,” she wrote.
At a minimum, Kaba wants to cut the police force “in half” because “fewer police officers equals fewer opportunities for them to brutalize and kill people.”
“We don’t want to just close police departments. We want to make them obsolete,” she added.
That follows a warning from firebrand Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who warned Democratic establishment members against trying to “repackage” defund the police.
She is not alone here. Seattle Council Member and self-described socialist Kshama Sawant has also attacked the Democratic establishment.
“At the same time we have to hold the establishments in various cities accountable,” she said.
“As far as things going awry, I can tell you the only thing that went awry day after day after day since the first protest on May 30th was the police under orders by the Democratic Party establishment and the [Seattle] Mayor Durkan, it was the police making things going awry.”