Skip to comments.Virus restrictions fuel anti-government ‘boogaloo’ movement
Posted on 05/13/2020 12:24:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai
They carry high-powered rifles and wear tactical gear, but their Hawaiian shirts and leis are what stand out in the crowds that have formed at state capital buildings to protest COVID-19 lockdown orders. The signature look for the boogaloo anti-government movement is designed to get attention.
The group, which uses an 80s movie sequel as a code word for a second civil war, is among the extremists using the armed protests against state-at-home orders as a platform. Like other movements that once largely inhabited corners of the internet, it has seized on the social unrest and economic calamity caused by the pandemic to publicize its violent messages.
In April, armed demonstrators passed out Liberty or Boogaloo fliers at a statehouse protest in Concord, New Hampshire. A leader of the Three Percenters militia movement who organized a rally in Olympia, Washington, last month encouraged rally participants to wear Hawaiian shirts, according to the Anti-Defamation League. On Saturday, a demonstration in Raleigh, North Carolina, promoted by a Facebook group called Blue Igloo a derivation of the term led to a police investigation of a confrontation between an armed protester and a couple pushing a stroller.
Another anti-lockdown rally is planned for Thursday at the state Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, site of an angry protest last month that included armed members of the Michigan Liberty Militia. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, has been the target of violent threats on Facebook forums, including a private one called The Rhett E. Boogie Group.
(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...
Okay, so now the memes on FB “A guy can never have too many Hawaiian shirts” makes sense, at least.
/boy, was I ever confused
Theyre using SPLCs language.
Again - this is all coordinated.
When things get back to “normal”, Casual Fridays are going to be labeled by liberals as a hate crime.
Civil War 2: Part 2 Electric Boogaloo
The ADL was bleating about this in November. NPR a few months later.
According to the media anyone that protests the heavy hand of government is a Nazi, Confederate flag waving racist knuckle dragging Neanderthal.
And you surely wouldnt want to be that, would you? So go to your room and stay there.
The West Baton Rouge officer on Live PD must be a member.
I thought the Hawaiian shirt clashed with his tactical vest,didn’t know it was a new fashion.
I didn’t see the movie this came from so I’m still perplexed.
/will now be looking for Hawaiian shirt guys
Only the Alt-Left MSM pushes the false narrative that the Right uses a concocted term like "boogaloo". This is right up there with the Left pushing the absurd idea that the "OK" sign is somehow a nazi signal. Or a green cartoon frog names "Pepe" is racist. Both of those were originally generated on 4chan/8chan as pranks, but the Left was actually stupid enough to buy in.
Nobody can do the Shimmy lie I do!
Nobody can do the Shake like I do!
Nobody can do the Boogaloo like I do!
Nobody can do the Philly like I do!
It's how the Democratic Media Complex conspires to create a narrative:
No one has so much as said “boo”, let alone “boogaloo”.
First they demonize. Then they repress. I expect the fascists to arrest a few of these patriots. What happens next will be interesting to watch.
Just wonder how much of this is leftist setup????
They need a new code word.
Boogaloo makes me think of the cartoon Scooby Do.
“Both of those were originally generated on 4chan/8chan as pranks, but the Left was actually stupid enough to buy in.”
Same thing happened with the original, reconstruction era KKK.
One really does not have to wonder, especially given the history of these (mostly 4chan/8chan hoaxes that the left turns into “truth”).
“Just wonder how much of this is leftist setup????”
Similar to the Pepe the frog. The left media trying to scared people.
The boogaloo was a dance invented in the sixties. I believe it was mentioned in “Land of a Thousand Dances,” a song written and first recorded by Chris Kenner in 1962.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.