The Hotel Harrington in Washington, D.C. has cancelled ALL reservations on Jan. 4th, 5th & 6th leaving Trump supporting Patriots furious and struggling to find new last-minute accommodations. This all came following a dubious Washington Post report that stated “the Harrington has been gaining a new reputation: Proud Boys Hangout”.
The Post went further, branding the Proudboys as a ‘white supremacist group’ writing,
“the Proud Boys, a white supremacist group known for inciting violent clashes with opponents at rallies, had made the Harrington their “unofficial headquarters” in the capital.”
This libelous attack on the Proudboys stands in stark comparison to the silence of the mainstream media as BLM and Antifa regularly attack, assault an even kill peaceful demonstrators all over the country.
The Proudboys Chairman Enrique Tarrio responded with a blistering post on Parler,
Here’s the background
On January 6th, Vice President Mike Pence will preside over the United States Congress’ joint session to count the Electoral College votes. President Trump has urged his followers and supporters to demonstrate in Washington, D.C. to demand election integrity. President Trump’s supporters in general, and the Proudboys in particular have responded with hundreds to thousands booking travel and hotel arrangements.
According to Newsweek,
“Several hundred Proud Boys stayed at the hotel while in town for a December 12 protest against the election results, according to the Post. Many of them spent that afternoon drinking and chanting in front of the hotel, while other members drank on the outdoor patio of the hotel’s bar, Harry’s.”
See you in Washington, DC, on January 6th. Don’t miss it. Information to follow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2020
The Daily Beast’s Will Sommer tweeted that Trump Supporters on theDonald.win are fuming,
Harry's, the Harrington hotel bar that's become a hub for Proud Boys and other MAGA types and been fined by violating Covid restrictions, has also said they'll be closed Jan. 6.
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) December 29, 2020
The Post reported the allegedly “repeated and growing presence” of Proud Boys members at the hotel and bar had “unnerved” some workers and guests. “It’s sad that they feel so comfortable here because obviously nobody who works here supports this stuff,” one employee said.
Let’s Breakdown the Proudboys’ Response
Tarrio’s response should be chilling for the left if a bit cryptic, let’s examine it. First, Tarrio soundly refutes the Washington Posts’ reporting and The Hotel Harrington’s susceptibility to it.
“The Washington Post for some reason believed that one of the many hotels we frequent was newsworthy. Because of this the hotel decided to close for 3 days. A hotel that prides itself with saying they haven’t closed their doors since it’s open in the 1920s. They have fallen victim to to the fake news. “
Secondly, the Chairman indicted the manipulation of the mainstream media by leftist/globalist interests, calling them out. “With @theproudboys you can see in real time the media machine do the globalists dirty work. The media is the ENEMY of the people.”
Third, Tarrio offered a final refutation of the story and set expectations, “We had already stopped using the hotel as a hub 3 months ago. With the new ability I’ve being able to put 1000 boots on the ground we outgrew any single hotel.”
Now here’s the kicker: Is Enrique talking about countering Antifa & BLM with their own Black Bloc strategy?
“The ProudBoys will turn out in record numbers on Jan 6th but this time with a twist…
We will not be wearing our traditional Black and Yellow. We will be incognito and we will spread across downtown DC in smaller teams.
And who knows….we might dress in all BLACK for the occasion.
The night calls for a BLACK tie event.”
The 48 Laws of Power
Cryptically the Proudboys Chairman closed with a reference to the 48 Laws of Power , referencing #3 #4 #14 #15 #17 #29 #37 #39 #48. These are,
3: Conceal Your Intentions
4: Always Say Less than Necessary
14: Pose As a Friend Work As a Spy
15: Crush Your Enemy Totally
17: Keep Others in Suspended Terror: Cultivate an Air of Unpredictability
29: Plan All The Way to The End
37: Create Compelling Spectacles
39: Stir Up Waters to Catch Fish
48: Assume Formlessness
If Tarrio, his Proudboys and other Trump supporters emerge on January 6th, keeping with the strategy he’s laid out and the selection of the 48 rules he’s given, then this could really be the “Wild Protest” that President Trump has called for.