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Washington, D.C.: How Big was the Million MAGA March, REALLY? And why do BLAMTIFA continue to terrorize business owners and innocent people?

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ANOTHER QUICK, UNEDITED DISPATCH: MUCH GOING ON HERE. THIS DISPATCH IS PERFECTLY ACCURATE IF NOT PERFECTLY WRITTEN – thank you for forgiveness runaway commas.

We begin on Saturday, 14 November 2020, Washington, D.C.

image001Million MAGA March, 14 November 2020, Washington, D.C. Photo by Masako Ganaha

How big was the march? I was there. And at hundreds of others around the world. And have faced this question hundreds of times. Therefore, I studied for the answer.

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Proud Boys arriving at Freedom Plaza on 14 November 2020. I spent much of the day and evening before with Proud Boys including national leader Enrique Tarrio. Legacy media labels Proud Boys as white supremacists. Strange. Considering the two Proud Boy leaders I know ain’t white.

And so, if legacy media cannot even get that right, they have zero chance of being honest or accurate about crowds and their complexities.

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Proud Boys wear black and gold. Other groups in attendance included Three Percenters, Oath Keepers, many church groups, tons of veterans, groups I never heard of, and people from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii.

I talked with people from probably two dozen states in the past three days. Most drove or flew in. Others came by train. I did not see any horses and most Trump supporters do not come by skateboard.

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I did not wear a helmet or body armor because most would be Trump supporters. Proud Boys, Patriot Prayer, Three Percenters – the vast majority of Trump supporters do not care if you make video/photos. I don’t even have to watch my back – which ultimately is impossible in these huge crowds.

Bottom line: MAGA people represent no added danger to me or to other peaceful people even when you wear Biden hats. I am safer with this crowd than alone. Far safer.

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Notice I keep clicking away with camera as a battalion of Proud Boys pass by. Nobody says a foul word.

Try this with ANTIFA or BLM and see how long you last.

Some people are angry again with me, saying I am picking sides. It’s like this: One side is friendly to me and tons are military veterans.

The BLAMTIFAs often appear to be on meth-mouthed hallucinations, surrounded by Nazis and Screaming Lizards. They will kill me for my skin color which obviously is not green like the lizards. You know what they say about lizards, meth, and Nazis. If you see more than ten Nazi Lizards in one day, cut back on the chem trails.

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I was just out in Portland and in disguise with these meth-monsters. Many sport the colored hair. They are extremely dangerous. I spent about ten days directly in their midst.

They exist largely because weak, leftwing local governments in places like Portland, Seattle, D.C., mostly ignore the use of even hard drugs. These weak, ignorant people control the police forces. Downtown Portland is unlivable for civilized people. Much of the area is encampment for homeless addicts.

Only in the last two months have I become a believer in the war on drugs. I am a very fast learner on some things, but on others I have straggled and am rushing to catch up with common sense. Please excuse my tardiness. But I know conservatives will forgive me instantly and welcome me back.

This makes me biased against raging-communists-meth-machines, and completely at home with conservatives. And take it from me, someone who spent years in communist countries – communism sucks even without the drugs.

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More Proud Boys pass by. Polite and professional.

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Still coming.

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Am I the only person in America without a tattoo? Seems like half my American friends have at least one tat. I never inked up even in the Army.

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    Dave · 19 days ago
    Great coverage, Mike. As always, keep up the excellent work and watch your six. Sharing.
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    Jason McDaniel · 19 days ago
    Great dispatch... thanks Michael.
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    Neatie · 19 days ago
    In the tiny town I live in there is a big drug problem. One consequence of the shut down was that there were a alot of people getting a lot of unemployment cash, who weren't really working to begin with. The streets were flooded with drugs, There were a lot of overdoses.

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    Leamon · 19 days ago
    Mike. There are two of us without tattoos.
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    Kelli · 19 days ago
    Thank you so much for being there and documenting the truth.

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    Bruce Parker · 19 days ago
    Survived The US Navy SEABEES Without One Tatoo!...Still Don't have one!...
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    Eileen · 19 days ago
    Great read, Mike. Thank you.
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    Jimbo · 19 days ago
    Godspeed to these Patriots!
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    Dan · 19 days ago
    Michael - first I appreciate your reporting - read your books and follow you and support you. However, these images of the Proud Boys show them sporting the "White Supremist" signs (I won't call them "gang signs") - but that belies the nature of those individuals - if not the whole organization. Right? or Wrong?
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    Eric · 19 days ago
    I've been reading you since Moment of Truth in Iraq and something doesn't sit well with your writing as of late. It sounds like propaganda or that you are writing to your patrons rather than of a true journalistic nature. The election has been decided, and by a large margin, and without rampant fraud. Let's just move forward ahead instead of pot stirring and calling out strawmen. You have a responsibility to the truth Michael and not a responsibility to what one side wants to hear.
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    Gordon Scott · 19 days ago
    Michael,
    What is with the "OK" gesture? It's been named by lefties as "white power." I see it in several of your pictures. I'm assuming there's irony here somewhere, but I'm not clued in.
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    Peter Ford · 19 days ago
    I'm the only adult at my school without a tattoo.
    Interesting how the Antifa folks, like vampires/zombies, only come out at night.
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      Expat47 · 18 days ago
      What do tattoos have to do with anything??? Many a sailor serving his/her country has a few.
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    S. Mann · 19 days ago
    I can't understand why I am not seeing masks. Should health care and concern REALLY be a political outcry? If so, don't fasten your seatbelt when you get in a vehicle.
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    Jerry Argo · 19 days ago
    85 and no tattoos. My dad, born around 1919,
    had a half clan girl on his forearm and must have been quite popular at I've seen several in the past on guys. 4 years in the Navy and I never had any desire for one. A couple of Navy friends while Dago got on the bus, I was already there, and one was White as a sheet with a bloody arm bandage. Seems he didn't fare well during the needly job.


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    Scott · 19 days ago
    Three things:
    1 Thank you
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    M. Deitwiler · 19 days ago
    Michael, thanks for the report and your analysis. Always appreciated.

    I have one request of you...please could you not refer to the "plaza" as Black Lives Matter Plaza? It's a name ordered by the Antifa/BLM communist-sympathizer mayor of WDC by way of being an insult, jeer and a "thumb-your-nose" to President Trump. The mayor hasn't done 1/100th of what our President has done of lasting significance for ethnic/racial minorities in America. Call the area 16th Street in front of The White House as it has traditionally been known. Thanks!

    All the best to you!
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    Spartan Coder · 19 days ago
    I appreciate the work you're putting in here and for what you did in HK. I wish more could be done, but until there's open warfare in the streets, most of us are not going to be able to help.

    I know when the time comes, I've got at least one BLM leader zeroed as to where he lives and works. I'm slowly figuring out where the others in my city are via the media. My prize name is XXXX XXXXX. I've got all his shit ready for when shit turns hot too.

    He may help steal an election, but he and his family won't get to enjoy watching how it all turns out.
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    Ketchikan · 19 days ago
    Thanks for an in person ground report. You analysis of crowd size was informative. Yes, many of us cannot for a variety of reasons attend these rallies. We get to experience them vicariously thru reports such as yours. And yes there are many of them throughout the country. One of the inspiring rallies during the election was the one with the Amish with their horses and buggies flying American and Trump flags. While there were only a few of them the impact of seeing their support was wonderful.
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    Mike · 19 days ago
    I don't have a tattoo. I know it would not enhance my looks in any way.
    I never have more than 2 beers at a sitting.
    I know what I look like with more than 2 beers in me.
    I don't do drugs. I did for 15 years. I'm 0 years sober. I know what hell feels like. Never again.

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    Michael J Pierce · 19 days ago
    Great report, Mike. Keep up the good work. Just listening to the Larry O'Connor show on WMAL, and he was talking about the march. Many people who were there phoned in and confirmed all you have said. Talking about the failure of DC police to do their job.
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    John B. · 19 days ago
    So, how long do you think these demonstrations will go on? Trump has claimed fraud during the election, but hasn't provided any proof, and his lawsuits have been thrown out by the judges. Biden won and that won't change.
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    Jeff Rheaume · 19 days ago
    Great work, thanks for your honesty.
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    Cindy · 18 days ago
    Thank you! Very interesting report and take on it all. I live in the Portland area. Was in DC in September for The Prayer March and The Return events. Estimated about 50,000 there. No report in MSM. Saw a few of what looked like antifa types on those scooters looking like they were scouting, and for a brief time there was one small blm group, actually peaceful. Nothing else. I’m sure God’s hand kept it spiritual....and, if there were violence, the media might have had to acknowledge all those people there to pray for our country  00;😉🙏
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    Cindy · 18 days ago
    A couple of those emoji changed when I hit submit.....
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    joanne · 18 days ago
    Thank you for reporting.
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    ray · 18 days ago
    Like you, I have no tattoos. They are a defilement of the body, IMHO.
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    Karl Krahmer · 18 days ago
    Michael, thank you so much for the honest, in depth coverage. The main stream media won't do either, (in depth or honest).
    In the rd to last and last photos, 2 people are flashing the OK sign, which the MSM has been telling us is about white supremacy. I have no idea. But I don't like it. These photos are like text messages, you can't get tone from them and tell if they are doing the symbol as a joke or if they actually are white supremacists. Which I have to say is an idiotic belief, as if the color of one's skin makes you better or worse. Your behavior is what defines you.
    Do you know whether there are a significant number of white supremacists in the Proud Boys?
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    Linda Bitto · 18 days ago
    I too have reached the ripe age of 6 without a tattoo, despite my daughter asking for a mother/daughter tat.😊
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    Linda · 18 days ago
    Oops, 6 .😊
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    Nancy · 16 days ago
    Add me to the list of people with no tats! If I ever do get one, it will be my Clan (as in Scottish not Democrat) crest and motto "Pro Libertate!" To borrow a line from a famous movie: They can take our lives but they can never take our freedom!! John 8: 6 (Jesus replied...) "if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed!" Keep up the great work Mike! Love your honesty, tenacity, humor, photography, patriotism, and work ethic. Blessings!
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    MikeT · 12 days ago
    What is ‘BLAMTIFA’?
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    Tia Maria · 11 days ago
    I have three kids who've each done a stint in the military ( different branches) and not a tattoo among them. I think it might've had to do with my request that their 1st tattoo must proclaim "I love my MOM."
    Re all the comments about the hand gestures: I propose that there is no such creature as a white supremacist in contemporary America. I've lived in the south most of my life, spend a lot of my time around real rednecks, and never met one. I've known whites who wish we didn't have forced integration, but I've known far more blacks who feel the same way. None of the whites feel that way because they think their race or ethnicity makes them superior to anybody else; they just wish for free association. (Blacks tend to be very exclusive/segregated in their social lives, and most intend to stay that way.) I have Latino neighbors (who happen to be friends) who hate illegal immigration and even denounce the huge numbers allowed to legally immigrate. The media has created a narrative, meant to divide and control us, and too many of us have fallen for it!
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    Jim Delanehy · 6 days ago
    I think many frustrated and extremely worried patriots have reached that understandable point at which counter-action is inevitable. And most are preparing for that ideological collision. The Democratic Socialist Party is fomenting division, tensions of all sorts and encouraging their brownshirts in the streets. If ever there was an "enemy within", we all see it now--no matter how many of us try not to see it. January 20th the patriots will begin in earnest to take back the streets, destroy the insurgents and crush the enemy within..Too much to lose if they don't.

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