AG Barr: Left Using 'Guerrilla Warfare' to Force Communism on America
'Revolutionary group that is interested in some form of socialism, communism'
Attorney General William Barr warned that the United States is in the grip of a new form of "urban guerrilla warfare" driven by the left's "lust for power."
Discussing the ongoing Black Lives Matter riots during an interview on "Life, Liberty & Levin" on Sunday, Barr said the far-left groups comprised of "Bolsheviks" with a firm focus on "some form of socialism, communism."
"They are a revolutionary group that is interested in some form of socialism, communism," Barr said.
"They're essentially Bolsheviks. Their tactics are fascistic," he added.
Barr described the Antifa-led nationwide riots as "a new form of urban guerrilla warfare."
"The way the guerrilla...hides out among the people as a fish in the ocean...what they do is they are essentially shielding themselves or shrouding themselves in First Amendment activity," he explained.
"They go into the demonstrations, which are exercising First Amendment activity, and they insinuate themselves in there to shield themselves," he added.
"That's where they swim. And what they do is they hijack these demonstrations, and they and they provoke violence."
Barr said the Democratic party's far-left shift in recent years is reflected in the violent groups.
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"The left has pulled away from the umbrella of classical liberal values that have undergirded," he said.
The Democrats are out of seeking "complete political victory," he argued.
"It began the day Trump won in 2016, and from that point forward, there's been the resistance," Barr told Levin.
"They were trying to impeach him from Day One. They have done everything they can..and I think it's because of the desire for power that the left wants."
Barr said power had become a "secular religion of the left."
"They want to run people's lives so they can design utopia for all of us...and it's the lust for power," he said.
"And they weren't expecting Trump's victory. And it outrages them."
"They want to run people's lives so they can design utopia for all of us...it's the lust for power."
Barr also slammed the media for "projecting a narrative" and telling a "lie" to the American people by watering down coverage of the civil unrest.
"You don't see it on the networks. You don't see it on the other cable stations," Barr stated.
"And yet you hear about these peaceful demonstrators. So it's you know, it's just it's a lie. The American people are being told a lie by the media," Barr added.
Barr said the media has now become "extremely monolithic," concluding "it's wedded in many ways to the Democratic Party."
Neon Nettle reported last month that George Soros' Open Society Foundations announced $220 million donations to Black Lives Matter justice organizations across the US.
The most significant share of the investment is $150 million, which was via grants to black-led organizations focused on racial equality.