A Communist revolutionary group burned American flags and chanted anti-American rhetoric outside of Jason Aldean’s Chicago concert on Saturday night.
“F**k the US and all its might,” a member of the Revolution Club Chicago – also known as RevCom – a communist organization even liberals believe is culty, shouted over megaphone, while around twenty others from the same group parroted the chant back.
In a video posted by News2Share, RevCom members could be seen torching American flags outside of the Credit Union 1 Amphitheater in Tinley Park.
They also chorused that Aldean’s controversial hit “Try That In A Small Town” is “a pile of fascist s**t.”
HERE YOU GO AMERICA,
Democrats/Communists Burn American Flags at a Jason Aldean Concert in Chicago area. 😡😡
Every Leftist was cheering as they burned our flag and disrespected the United States – while LIVING IN the United States! They want to DESTROY our country, so that they… pic.twitter.com/LlJQlS5yys
— 👑💥 Serenity 💥👑 (@polishprincessh) September 12, 2023
That’s when a siren went off and the video panned to group of Tinley Police Department officers dressed in riot gear.
An officer with a bullhorn declared their protest to be an “unlawful assembly,” which was causing alarm and concern from concertgoers.
“You are disturbing the public peace without the authority of law,” the cop said.
“We are ordering you to immediately disperse. Failure to comply can result in chemical or less lethal conditions being deployed.”
The group chorused “1, 2, 3, 4, slavery, genocide, and war! 5, 6, 7, 8, America was never great,” as they dispersed and a police officer doused the flaming flag with a fire extinguisher.
"Jason Aldean's country hit, it's a pile of fascist shit!"#JasonAldean's frothing fascist fans didn't like our message too much 😉
And these "good ol' boys" (and girls) sure do love this flag! What part do they like most? Slavery? Genocide? War? Keep watching to the end 🇺🇸🔥 pic.twitter.com/Ze5l94tg5D
— The Revcoms (@therevcoms) September 10, 2023
The protestors continued to chant “We did it in a small town” as they were escorted off of the premises with a police escort.
Aldean’s new song caused controversy when the video premiered in mid-July, and the some of the clips included Black Lives Matter protestors causing vandalism.
The country crooner also took heat for shooting the video in front of a courthouse in Tennessee that was infamous for lynching people.
Rafael Kadaris, a member of the RevCom, summarized why the organization found the the song’s lyrics, “threatening.”
— The Revcoms (@therevcoms) September 2, 2023
“Cuss out a cop, spit in his face, Stomp on the flag and light it up, Yeah, ya think you’re tough, Well, try that in a small town, See how far ya make it down the road,” is Kaadris’ main lyrical gripe.
“If you don’t get the fascist political violence at the heart of it, you don’t get where this is going,” he said on the group’s YouTube channel.
“Jason Aldean is saying that people who protest against police brutality or burn the flag in opposition to this country’s crimes should get beaten down or even killed, and he’s unleashing his millions of followers to do just that.”
Kadaris insisted that “people can’t wait to wipe out everyone they hate,” which he claims includes black people, immigrants, gender benders, and those who stand up “against the system.”
He readily admitted that the country singer never said a word about race in the song, but asked which groups “his racist audience” was thinking about when they heard it.
“This is not just another racist country song, it’s an incitement to civil war and tens of millions of people are loving it,” he continued.
RevCom’s messaging isn’t quite reaching the liberal masses, as group was condemned by a subset of feminist and abortion rights organizations, who said they were a “cult” and “pyramid scheme.”
In a 2022 letter, 23 left-wing groups claimed that RevCom and was “notorious” for raising large sums of money that are used to fund their leadership, rather than cause.
They asserted that the singular goal of the communist faction appears to be gaining followers and raising cash.
According to the letter, RevCom and its “fronts,” RiseUp and Refuse Fascism, “essentially function as pyramid schemes that prey on social movements.”
The missive also accused founder Bob Avakian, a “new communist,” of being “a cult of personality.”
“While RevCom fervently denies accusations of being a cult, RevCom’s own website claims the only effective way to achieve social change is to follow Avakian’s leadership and teachings,” the letter concluded.