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Walker's Run & Charlottesville Fun

 
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Mature language lies ahead.


Brennan Gilmore, seeming government minion, loves shadowboxing obvious media canards.

Brennan Gilmore took video of the Charlottesville car crashing, crowd incident. He claims he has received death threats. He also claims he does have a background that indicates he more than likely works for the government and we tax payers foot the bill for his salary. He admits he worked for the State Department. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and lives in Charlottesville, I believe. This man also happens to be a musician and he has a band, complete with its own Wikipedia entry. This dude fits the profile of an agent provocateur type of contracted, security clearance possessing, nondisclosure agreement signing, bull shit artist kind of guy. This man wants his audience to continue to buy into the left right paradigm. He also won't actually address any valid criticism of the event and the part he played in it. Mr. Gilmore prefers to shadow box strawmen instead. He would seem to be another roleplaying shit slinging con-artist out and about the world, tweeting and twittering away,  just trying to make a living selling sweet sweaty governmental lies. Consider all the logical fallacies he puts forth as rationale explanation. This comes across as part of the scripted, United States military industrial entertainment, banana republic show. This kind of propaganda is responsible for dumbing the American public down to retarded child like level.


"How I Became Fake News"

"I witnessed a terrorist attack in Charlottesville. Then the conspiracy theories began. By BRENNAN GILMORE August 21, 2017"

"Last Sunday evening, I received a worried call from my sister asking if I had spoken with my mother and father. I had spent the day doing interviews about the vehicle attack I witnessed the day before while protesting the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville and had not been in front of a computer all day. She told me that my parents’ home address had been posted on a neo-Nazi conspiracy theorist message board.  “They are suggesting that you arranged the attack, Brennan,” she said. “There are death threats against you." On Saturday morning, I witnessed James Fields smash his car into a crowd of demonstrators, killing Heather Heyer and wounding 19 others. Although I immediately shared the footage with police on the scene, it took me a half-hour to decide to post it publicly. I was concerned about how the footage might be used by the "alt-right" and felt uncomfortable knowing that I had probably filmed someone’s death. I did not want the attention posting the video was likely to bring. I consulted with friends and family, some of whom were also at the counterprotest and some of whom were watching the coverage from outside Charlottesville. They all urged me to share the video, and when I heard from friends that some media outlets were suggesting that it might have been an accident or that the driver might have been attempting to escape an angry mob, I knew I had to post it. The video I took—and the scene I witnessed with my own two eyes—clearly showed the attack was intentional. Fields drove down two empty blocks and plowed straight into the crowd before fleeing in reverse.

So I tweeted it out: "Video of car hitting anti-racist protestors. Let there be no confusion: this was deliberate terrorism. My prayers with victims. Stay home."

"Within the next 24 hours, nearly every major American news network and a variety of international press outlets asked to interview me about the attack. I was too shaken to sleep on Saturday night, but I spent all day Sunday conducting interviews. I tried to give a frank account of what I had seen on Fourth Street and respond clearly to questions about the situation more broadly. I said there was one side and one side alone responsible for the death I witnessed—the Nazis and white supremacists who brought their ideology of violence and hate to our town. It was their man who drove his vehicle into the crowd. I thought these points were straightforward and uncontroversial. Boy was I wrong. 

Hours after an interview I did with Alex Witt of MSNBC, neo-Nazi commentators started posting about me on 4chan, Reddit and YouTube. These crack researchers bragged that they had discovered I worked for the State Department (it’s in my Twitter bio), that I have a connection to George Soros (he very publicly donated to the campaign of my former boss, Tom Perriello), and that I spent time in Africa working in conflict areas (information available in major news outlets).

Desperate to lay blame on anyone besides the alt-right, they seized on these facts to suggest a counter-narrative to the attack, claiming there was no way that someone with my background just happened to be right there to take the video. Even ignoring the fact that someone with my background—raised in Virginia, UVA graduate, lives in Charlottesville, worked to resolve ethnic conflicts overseas, politically progressive—is exactly the kind of person you’d expect to find at a protest against Nazis, their theories were absurd and illogical. They wrote that I was a CIA operative, funded by (choose your own adventure) George Soros, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, the IMF/World Bank, and/or a global Jewish mafia to orchestrate the Charlottesville attack in order to turn the general public against the alt-right. I had staged the attack and then worked with MSNBC and other outlets controlled by the left to spread propaganda. They claimed my ultimate goal was to start a race war that would undermine and then overthrow Donald Trump on behalf of the “Deep State.” (I’m generalizing here as the theories are widely variant and logically inconsistent, and I’m only aware of the small percentage I could be bothered to read.)"

As these theories spread, I started receiving hate mail. Some people sent me fairly tame comments on social media like, “God has a special place for you Gilmore,” “you are a lying communist Nazi” and “fuck you cuck.” Others threatened to kill me. One commenter posted that he’d like to torture me to see “the extent of my CIA training.” I was followed and accosted on the street in Charlottesville, and there have been many attempts to hack into my online accounts. One site posted all of my known addresses and family members, including the house I grew up in, where my parents still live." 

source: How I Became Fake News - POLITICO Magazine

Brennan Gilmore on Twitter: "Video of car hitting anti-racist protestors ...


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Brennan Gilmore

image source: Walker's Run - Wikipedia


"The band sold thousands of copies of their eponymous debut CD Walker's Run before taking a long-term hiatus in 2002 when their founder began his professional career as a United States Foreign Service Officer which takes him to long-term posts abroad. During Gilmore's stateside posts, the band reunites and invites new fans to local shows."

source: Walker's Run - Wikipedia


Brennan Gilmore, a United States Foreign Service Officer who likes to tour.

"Walker's Run is an acoustic bluegrass band based out of Lexington, Virginia who also play New Grass and Jazz music."

"In 1997 Brennan Gilmore of Lexington, Virginia gathered together musicians from his hometown and from the University of Virginia, where he was studying international relations, to create the band Walker's Run.[1] The group combined Rockbridge County mountain-music, Blue Ridge bluegrass and the Indie Rock experience of Gilmore's high school band, Concordia Discors. They packed major Charlottesville venues such as The Starr Hill Music Hallwhile becoming regulars at smaller venues like Millers and Michael's Bistro. Their repertoire included new takes on the "old time" canon, an eclectic group of covers and crowd favorites along with original songs. The Walker's Run sound is best define by compositions like "Torrent" by songwriter, Gilmore.

The band sold thousands of copies of their eponymous debut CD Walker's Run before taking a long-term hiatus in 2002 when their founder began his professional career as a United States Foreign Service Officer which takes him to long-term posts abroad. During Gilmore's stateside posts, the band reunites and invites new fans to local shows. In the interim band members have continued separate musical careers, including collaborations with Sub-Saharan and North African musicians and reggae fusion to producing bluegrass records.

In 2009, the group re-formed, welcoming two new members, mandolin player Andy Thacker with Adrienne Youngand Fairweather Bums, and fiddler Nick Reeb of King Wilkie. The other band members are founding members Brennan Gilmore on guitar (switching from mandolin) and vocals and Zack Blatter on upright bass. Will Lee, of the legendary Magraw Gap and an early musical mentor to the younger Walker’s Run members growing up in Rockbridge County, often joins the group on banjo and vocals. 

After serving in Africa with the U.S. Foreign Service, Gilmore created the musical group Kantara, an Arab-Appalachian collaboration that earned him an award from the U.S. Secretary of State for its cultural impact.[4] As Gilmore states: “A couple of old fiddle tunes have now become oud and darbouka tunes.” Kantara means "bridge" in Arabic.[5] Joining him in this project were other members of Walker's Run, including violinist Ann Marie Calhoun."

source: Walker's Run - Wikipedia


Brennan Gilmore on Twitter: He Has A Band, It's Named "Walker's Run"

"Brennan Gilmore @brennanmgilmore Rural workforce development. Former: Chief of Staff, @tomperriello, Foreign Service Officer. Always musician: Kantara, Walker's Run.

Charlottesville, VA kantaramusic.com Joined December 2016"

source: Brennan Gilmore on Twitter: "There's just no way a park full of heavily ...


Walker's Run - "What Would I Give?"  source: BFTV Music/Video

"Published on Sep 28, 2015 Recorded live at The Ruse Coffeehouse, Lexington, VA, circa 1999. Brennan Gilmore on mandolin and vocals, Steve Hoke on fiddle, Zack Blatter on bass, and Brian Calhoun on guitar. "What would I give for some answers? What would I give? I'd give the world. I'd give everything I've got to give if I could find that little girl." "


Walker's Run a band with a Wikipedia entry, doesn't your band have one?

"SAT, JUN 27, 2015  WALKER'S RUN In the late nineties/early aughts, Walker’s Run developed a loyal following in and around Virginia for its unique, improvisational mountain-music. Walking the fine line between tradition and exploration, the group packed major venues and sold thousands of copies of its debut CD before taking a long-term hiatus in 2002, when founding member and chief songwriter Brennan Gilmore moved overseas. In 2009, the group re-formed, and the new iteration of Walker's Run is its best yet, with well-acclaimed instrumentalists in the national acoustic music scene joining Gilmore and bassist Zack Blatter: award-winning fiddle player Nate Leath (Leathal Matter, Old School Freight Train), mandolin player Andy Thacker (Love Canon), and percussionist Nick Falk (Boston Boys)."

source: Walker's Run | The Southern Cafe & Music Hall


We know government agencies like the CIA recruit from college campuses. Virginia is CIA land and is near Washington D.C.

Whether recruited by official CIA or some other governmental agency, people like Mr. Gilmore cannot easily dismiss the very real possibility that they are part of the show and in governmental employ. Brennan Gilmore's resume and his reaction go a long way towards indicating that yes this dude is part of the propaganda play. I'd be surprised to find out that he was some kind of innocent bystander as claimed. Everything about this man's story screams otherwise.

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"How I Became Fake News"

"I witnessed a terrorist attack in Charlottesville. Then the conspiracy theories began. By BRENNAN GILMORE August 21, 2017"

 Quoted article continued...

"However, these are not normal times, and a couple of things made me feel the need to speak out about these conspiracy theories and threats.

First, at some point during the week, it occurred to me that there was a pretty good chance these conspiracy theories had made their way to the White House. While they initially appeared only on obscure, wacko sites with pictures of bald eagles shooting machine guns, within 72 hours, they had gone “mainstream.” Infowars posted a “bombshell” investigation into Charlottesville that showed it was all a Soros plot, and I was the key operative. The president of the United States has been a guest on the very show that echoed theories suggesting I was, at best, an accessory to murder and, at worst, the orchestrator of the entire event, including hiring Nazi and antifa actors, staging a confrontation, and then working with allies in the mainstream “leftist” media to blind the world to the “reality.”

While some people in Facebook messages, tweets and comment boards were calling for my head, others were tweeting at various conservative leaders, including Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump and Sean Hannity, to open an investigation into my alleged role in the attack. On Thursday, Hannity broadcast claims on his radio show that the protesters in Charlottesville were paid. Although I wasn’t mentioned by name, there’s a clear connection between the conspiracy theories circulating about me orchestrating the attack and this segment, which aired on a show listened to by millions. Several days later, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, a sitting U.S. congressman, called for a federal investigation of Charlottesville, alleging that protests were paid for and arranged “by forces of evil beyond what normal people can think about,” as part of a democratic agenda to make the 2018 midterm elections about race. Within less than a week the conspiracy theory had gone from an alt-right message board to millions across the country on broadcast television and radio and was being parroted by a national politician.

Trump has parroted Infowars several times, something even Infowars founder Alex Jones has described as “surreal.” Hannity dined with Trump a few weeks ago. Did I actually have to worry that the president of the United States might launch an investigation against me because I happened to capture footage of a white supremacist terror attack and spoke publicly about what I saw? I realized I couldn’t rule it out, and that frankly scares the hell out of me—for my family, but particularly for our country. 

Over the past week, I’ve seen personally the very real damage that these conspiracy theories have on our public discourse. The danger is not necessarily that a large number of people will believe them in their entirety. Instead, it’s that they muddy the waters on issues that should be about right and wrong. This is truly dangerous. If we are to get beyond this current acute manifestation of the cancer of American racism and begin to heal, the right must join with the left to excise the malignancy of white supremacy from our politics and society. Conspiratorial thinking and confusion on what is real make this much harder.

When he heard about the nature of the threats I had received, one law enforcement officer said, “Well, there are two sides to every story.” Coming from rural Virginia, where Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are buried and where Trump received a healthy majority of the vote, perhaps I should not have been taken aback, but I admit I was. 

I love the area where I grew up, and I love the people who live there, including many of my closest friends who are extremely conservative, with whom I grew up hunting, fishing and playing bluegrass. But in this story, there are not two sides.

I know what I saw on Saturday, and I know which side was responsible. I saw a man who identified himself as a Nazi purposefully drive his car into a group of protesters. White supremacist and Nazi ideology is inherently violent. They would deny nonwhite Americans their rights by any means possible and have historically used violence and intimidation to achieve their goal. The groups that marched in Charlottesville on Saturday were heavily armed and, according to their own words, they came prepared and, at least in some cases, hoped for violence.

By introducing doubt about what happened, even if their theories conflict with one another, these sites make it easier to argue that the Unite the Right rally was not just about white supremacy. In fact, we heard the president say that there were good people who were just there to defend Southern history and culture and peacefully protest removing the Robert E. Lee statue. Just as his equivocation and failure to condemn the alt-right enables and helps grow their twisted movement, the president’s warm embrace of conspiracy theories, rejection of journalistic standards, and propagation of noncredible sources of information embolden and grow the numbers of Americans looking for another explanation besides the uncomfortable truth. 

Sometimes the story is not complicated: Nazis are bad, and I just happened to witness one of them commit a terrorist attack. I didn’t want the attention that came with having seen this horrific act, but I will continue to join the millions of Americans speaking out about its undeniable cause. 

We need to stop reading and believing imaginary plots. And we all need to continue to speak out and act, both against white supremacy and the culture of conspiracy that has taken root in our country."

source: How I Became Fake News - POLITICO Magazine


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