White Supremacists or Agent Provocateurs?


Traditionally, an agent provocateur (plural: agents provocateurs, French for “inciting agent(s)”) is a person employed by the police or other entity to act undercover to entice or provoke another person to commit an illegal act. More generally, the term may refer to a person or group that seeks to discredit or harm another by provoking them to commit a wrong or rash action.

Last night, conveniently I might add,  on the news there was a story about a neighborhood in Rialto that was littered with Nazi flyers asking people to honor Adolf Hitler on his birthday.  Allegedly distributed by the white nationalist organization Aryan Nations as a way of recruiting.

And in typical fashion, the news reporter found a Black person to speak about it.

“I think its racist and I think that it shouldn’t be thrown in our neighborhood because this is a mixed neighborhood,” said Rialto resident Mary Jones. “I don’t see why they pick our neighborhood to throw these things in.”

Now mind you, this story ran, conveniently, on the eve of a white supremacists scheduled for downtown. A rally that drew 40, count em’, 40, white supremacists Saturday on the lawn of Los Angeles City Hall, but called out hundreds of counter-protesters forcing the Los Angeles Police Department to go on tactical alert.

Meanwhile, at approximately 11 a.m. on the other side of the town at the Rancho Cienega Sports Complex which houses the Arthur Ashe Tennis Center of Los Angeles, while exiting my car and walking over to the courts I encountered several Swastikas freshly painted in time for today’s rally.  I mean fresh because I was just there the day before and there were no Swastikas.

Let me let you in on a little secret.  No white supremacists from the Aryan Nations came to the Jungles—uh I mean Baldwin Hills, and put up Swastikas overnight and walked away with their life–let alone a serious beat down.  It just didn’t happen.  Uh uh. Nope I don’t believe it.  I won’t believe it.

I know that park like the back of my hands and more importantly I know the people IN that park like the Black on my hands.

What we have, and I do believe this to be the case in both situations—Rialto and over at Rancho—is an agent provocateur trying to start some shit among Black people.   I guess it’s been too quiet—or maybe a law enforcement agency is trying to get more monies for personnel and needs some shit to kick off to prove why more law enforcement is needed in the area.  I don’t know.  But what I do know is that I’m not falling for he bullshit—well that and I think Councilman Wesson might want to send someone over there to paint over that shit before Dorsey students return back to school on Monday morning.



The Court of Public Opinion

  • E

    Hopefully you realize that the green symbol, pictured in your two photos, is not even a swastika. Do you realize that? By the way, your blog is interesting. I’m trying to figure out how a person could spend so much time and effort reading articles and writing blog entries, yet still be so unbelievable dense and ineloquent. I wonder if you took out a subprime loan like the rest of your kinfolk… Somehow I think you probably did. But “iss prolly juss cuzz da bank lady be raciss.”

  • E’s a retard

    I don’t believe a damn word on this blog other than this post. Jasmyne, you’re a racist and you need to forgive the world so you can get over your anger and move on in harmony with the universe. You and e deserve each other.

    That said, I’ve been at plenty of protests, and i don’t know where the agents provacateurs come from, but they come, and they’re from somebody smart. often they instigate violence at the edges of political actions, and then disappear.

  • E

    That second set of photos are not swastikas. Do you not see the difference? Those are not even mirror-images of swastikas. I have been called many things, but I am not a retard. The only retards here are the people who cannot use spatial reasoning to differentiate between objects. You obviously have a very low IQ if you think those green symbols are swastikas.

  • I am new to your blogs. I actually came by your name on bet.com as the gay and proud. I found that interesting because my sister is gay, as well as many of the other women in my family. So anyway, I googled you name and here I arrive at your blog.

    I want to say this, I respect that you are tackling controversial issue in your journalism. I can appreciate that very much. However, I would like you much more if you keep a bit more tact when it comes to discussing these issues.

    What I feel is sad about journalism is the fact that people often talk, but no one listen. I am in my sophomore year in the journalism program. I love writing and speaking my mind on current issues, but I want results after doing such.

    I do think they are swastikas in the pictures, and I find it to be the work of some ignorant, prude person who is more than likely bored out of their minds with their life and looking for a reason to feel good; or perhaps to even remind themselves that they exist.

    I would love to correspond with you on some of these issues, but I’d like to see more action. More interviews asking council members exactly what they plan to do about such acts of hate. Obama and Eric Holders people may need to be contacted.

    Also, I like how you post music with the blog that cool. And I’m a Lakers fan, so Gooooooo Lakers! lol
    Peace sista.