The Suffolk County branch, to which Mike belongs, isn’t big on counter-recruiting these days – they’re getting enough interest as it is.Instead, they host potlucks with neighbouring leftist organisations and protest prison conditions with Black Lives Matter.
“What we want to do is help people organise themselves – reorganise the conditions of their lives, so they don’t have to depend on someone else for a meal.” According to Redneck Revolt’s mission statement, organising people also requires organising a defence of their communities. The Suffolk County branch group meets up for weekly sessions at the range, the name of which they asked to be kept secret.
They often bring along other leftists groups, like the PSL, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), or the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).
So why then would we view them as so different from us that we literally view them as our enemies? From the group’s humble beginnings in Colorado and Kansas, it has spread to nearly 40 branches nationwide.
Members participate in everything from community gardens to counter-protests at right-wing marches.
Who works next to us in the factories, or cooks alongside us at the restaurants?
” “It sure as hell isn’t rich white people,” the letter continues.“And seeing a whole bunch of leftists with guns is cool.” Not everyone thinks the guns are cool, of course.Redneck Revolt has gotten pushback from liberal groups who think the weapons sully their image.Last month, they hosted a vigil for victims of the opioid crisis with members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL).They also grow their own community garden, and go out every Thursday to feed the homeless. We got a ton of great rednecks waiting inside to meet you and share common interests like huntin', campin', fishin', muddin' and Nascar!