Observations and assertions of a retired FBI Agent
by David J. Baldovin
Words matter. Properly naming an enemy matters. One manifestation of evil is and always has been the corruption of and manipulation of language. There is a quite good pamphlet available on this subject written by Josef Pieper titled “Abuse of Language—Abuse of Power.”
My attention and ire were recently drawn to a front page article in the February 23-March 1 Edition of the Epoch Times-“FBI Operation to Infiltrate Extremist Groups at the Center of Historic lawsuit.” The article concerns Attorney Jesse Trentadue’s quest for records regarding the Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy McVeigh, and a possible unknown subject, identified only as John Doe # 2. The implication is that John Doe # 2 could have been an agent provocateur.
The John Doe # 2 issue however is not the purpose of this piece. The purpose is to address what is described in the article as an FBI right wing infiltration operation dubbed PATCON, short for Patriot Conspiracy. This was during later years of my 31 years in the Bureau. I was not involved in nor was I aware of this effort, as we are compartmentalized within our respective investigative areas. I can now recognize, in retrospect, combined with subtle hints during my career, the successful progressive subversion of the agency that was once a bulwark against Communism. The Bureau was successfully diverted from investigating Communism to what we have now, the investigation of the political enemies of Communism, the legitimate political right (Constitutionalists), Republicans, Trump and his supporters, true American patriots.
What constitutes a “patriot conspiracy?” I assert that what we are seeing today, the actions of a corrupted USDOJ and FBI with regard to the events of January 6, 2021, has origins that go back decades. One can research and look up the U. S. Congressional Record for January 10, 1963, and read the entry titled “Current Communist Goals,” extension of remarks of U. S. Representative A. S. Herlong, Jr. of Florida. Number 35 on the list of the 45 goals is “discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.”
To bolster my claim and assertion that the modern day FBI has been groomed and seeded over time by “leftists,” one can just google “FBI relationship with the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC),” an arguably Marxist front. The SPLC lists so called “hate” groups, and individuals, which are commonly and usually Conservative, patriot, and Christian groups and organizations. Likewise, the FBI has had an ongoing relationship with the terrorist organization Hamas, doing business as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), as has been proven by evidence submitted in the Holy Land Foundation trial, and subsequently, despite denials from the agency. CAIR describes itself of course as a Civil Rights organization.
Returning to the ET article to which I refer, excerpt: “the purpose of PATCON was to infiltrate and monitor activities of (the) extreme political right consisting of organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan and various Neo-Nazi groups—–.” Think for a minute about the malfeasance involved in the word association by the Bureau associating the Klan and neo-Nazis with Patriots. I surveilled Klan meetings during my FBI career. Was I surveilling patriots, anarchists, or supremacists? Let us see, shall we.
Let’s dive into “right wing” and “left wing,” and Stalin’s successful manipulation of language, which in my opinion made its way into the Bureau.
In June of 2020 an article by Edward Ring reviews a book by Gary Allen, “None Dare Call it Conspiracy.” The book describes what are referred to as false choices between Left and Right, between Communism and Fascism. These false choices are depicted in the following Political Spectrum, what I will refer to as an Ideological Spectrum-
I will bolster the authors depiction and assertion by referring to another book, A Miracle that Changed the World, the 5000 Year Leap, by W. Cleon Skousen of the National Center for Constitutional Studies. In this book Skousen depicts essentially the same “accurate” continuum drawn from the works of several of our founding fathers, where our limited form of government is set at the center, or the “balanced Center” of the Spectrum.
Using the above accurate continuum, I will now depict my rendition of the same Spectrum-
One more reference before I go to the bottom line. I refer to Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism, wherein he discusses Hitler as a man of the left. Goldberg writes that when the Nazis and Communists were fighting each other Hitler wanted to convey that they were the polar opposite of Communism. The left also used Hitler’s racism and his hatred of Bolshevism to paint him, Nazism, and generic Fascism as well as right wing. Goldberg rightly claims that right wing socialists are still socialists. Goldberg-“Most of the Bolsheviks Stalin executed were accused of being rightists, right wing Socialists. Ever since we in the West have apishly mimicked the Soviet usage of such terms without questioning the propagandistic baggage attached.”
Yes folks, this apparently holds true for my FBI. As one can see from the above, any investigation to penetrate any supremacist group(s), such as Aryans (who are associated everywhere with Hitler), the KKK, Neo-Nazis, etc., are in fact investigations and efforts to penetrate left wing groups, not right wing groups. One cannot therefore intellectually and honestly allege right wing authoritarianism or despotism, because the further right one goes, the less and less governmental authority there is. Are these supposed “right wing” groups anarchists? Absolutely not! Neither are they true Constitutional American patriots.
What happens now when one cuts off the above accurate Spectrum at the center, thus depicting the founders’ Constitution as at the extreme right? Tada, one now has American patriots as “far right,” “right wing extremists,” and “White Supremacists.” And, let us not forget, “insurrectionists.”
The FBI therefore has I suspect unknowingly, and ignorantly, falsely lumped and associate together Aryans, Neo-Nazis, Kluckers, and the like, with legitimate American Patriots. Which is exactly the intent and the purpose of the left. Undermine the meaning of the word and use it as a weapon of war. One wonders if deceased members of this “domestic terrorist” conspiracy, namely Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Adams and the like should be named as unindicted co-conspirators? FBI Agents-.Stalin’s dupes?
The supremacy of the Founders Constitution, to which I and every other FBI Agent took an oath, is found in Article VI. The supremacy of the Constitution lies in God given Natural Rights, the supremacy of individual rights, not in the tyranny (supremacy) of one group over another. Does the above reflect a “leftist” U. S. Constitution?
The common use of the word “left” obscures the word Communism. Many do not even know what Communism is because it is purposely infrequently used. In addition, the word “extremism” is subjective. It can mean whatever one wants it to mean.
For example Obama’s and Holder’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program I assert is purposely used so as not to name the enemy, so American patriots (“extremists”) can also be targeted.
One final aspect of the subversion of language as relates to the FBI. The Bureau refuses to name a Doctrinal Islamic enemy a National Security threat. The Muslim Brotherhood (MB), a self-proclaimed enemy of Western Civilization, is using the same Gramscian Cultural Marxist tactics (Civilizational Jihad) to subvert the Bureau and the Republic. This combined effort is known as the Red (Communist) Green (MB) Axis. The red has paved the way for the green.