Readers: Today I present to you, Robert Barnes, a rather famous defense attorney, introduced to me by my husband. Mr. Barnes and David Freiheit of Canada, have a very successful Locals channel (VivaBarnesLaw.Locals.com), where they do live-streams discussing the issues of the day, and interviews with some of the most newsworthy patriots in America. Just this week, Viva interviewed journalist Glenn Greenwald, Joel Salatin (a farmer who is behind a movement for more-localized food), and Roger Stone. Here is a bit of information on Mr. Barnes, from his Wikipedia entry.
Barnes was formerly a partner at the Bernhoft Law Firm. While with Bernhoft in 2008, Barnes served as one of actor Wesley Snipes‘ criminal defense lawyers. After a federal trial, a jury acquitted Snipes of conspiracy and felony tax evasion but convicted him on three out of six counts of misdemeanor failure to file income tax returns. Judge William Terrell Hodges imposed the maximum sentence of three consecutive one-year terms. The convictions and sentence were upheld on appeal, where Snipes was represented by other counsel.
Barnes represented Ralph Nader in an unsuccessful lawsuit regarding ballot access in his 2004 presidential bid. He represented eight Covington High School students in a lawsuit that was later dismissed. He represented Alex Jones in the defamation lawsuit that resulted from Jones claiming that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, litigation that resulted in a judgment against Jones.
Barnes was hired as part of Kyle Rittenhouse‘s defense team following the 2020 Kenosha unrest shooting. He represented bartender Dustin Hice in a sexual assault lawsuit against CNNanchor Don Lemon in 2021, based on a series of allegations that were later retracted.
Barnes also represented Amy Cooper in the Central Park birdwatching incident for the misdemeanor charge of filing a false police report, a charge that was dismissed upon the motion of the prosecutor.
On their Locals channel, Mr. Barnes does a “Barnes Brief”, where he expounds on the issues of the day, and this week’s Brief had what he calls a “Reasoned Rant” about one of his top-of-mind issues, how the “managerial class” is harming America by ignoring and trying to dominate the people who make America work. This is the Brief which he posted today. This is only a taste of the yummy content you will find every day on the Locals channel linked above. I strongly recommend that you lay out the $70 fee to become a member of his group-you will not regret it.
- Charles Murray Coming Apart was like a sequel to the brilliant book The Big Sort. Lived experience now varies as widely and wildly as ever: working class Americans see, feel, and remember a very different narrative of life than the professional-managerial upper middle class who govern us. Who is this class? Those with certifications or licensures, college or more degrees, in a job that manages others. They dominate those with a post-college degree especially. They claim the right to govern others due to those degrees and certifications and licenses, as the credentialed class claims credibility from those credentials.
- Consider what is typical or atypical of this professional managerial class. Most spent their lives amongst other upper middle-class professionals. Quite literally. Their neighborhoods were professional class dominated neighborhoods. No risk of a Mr. Rogers’ or Mr. Robinson’s neighbor. Their schools were professional class dominated institutions. Their churches or organizations are professional class dominated. Their cultural outings are usually professional class dominated. Their parents and siblings and cousins were professional class dominant. They often never lived in a small town. They often never employed in a working-class occupation involving physical labor. They often never served in the grunt units of the military. They know few firemen, cops, or frontline workers. They never experienced poverty or dramatic loss of status. They don’t own guns, smoke or dip tobacco, or even ever walked on a factory floor or construction site. Evangelicals are freaks to them. Swamp people means neither DC nor the excellent reality series; it’s those folks who live in the scary backwoods.
- They see their status as deserved, as they define deserts by professional class standards: approval from teachers in school, and approval from authority figures in life, measured by grades, degrees, credentials, licenses, and public acclaim from approved authority figures. Their over-achieving, teacher-pet mindset surrounded themselves often with like-minded individuals, often not even knowing the kids for whom school was not a match.
- Now, add to that surrounding themselves with other professional class sources of information: medical “experts” approved by the state, judges in courts of law, professional politicians in representative government, professionalized credentialed journalists in big institutional media, and teachers of themselves and their children. Of the professional class, by the professional class, for the professional class. Then add to that censorship of dissident opinions, deplatforming dissidents, taking away their licenses, removing their credentials, defaming their reputation, and picking friends by political alliance and allegiance.
- Middle America ain’t like these folks. For many in the professional class, all of the following is absent: Pickup trucks, cheap beer, old school action films, proud patriotism, all kinds of fishing and hunting, chain restaurants, the local Kiwanis or Awanas more than art galleries and lefty parades, riding the dog, dream vacations to Dollyworld or Branson still await, folks smoke (and not just weed), work that might require a uniform, friends and family in protective services at the grunt level of police, fire, medical, or military.
- In other words, we are governed by an insular elite acculturated and educated to intellectually incestuous intersectionalism at the moral and practical effect of disastrous public policy. Any platform of change must do all it can to reallocate political capital from the professional managerial class to the people as broadly as achievable. Populism provides part of that answer to any problem: reallocate power to the people whenever and wherever you can.
Now that you’ve had a taste of Barnes, get on over to VivaBarnesLaw.locals.com, and sign up! Their Locals channel is, in my opinion, the very best of Social Media, educating the everyday folks, and giving them ammunition to fight the elites who wish us and our country ill.
I would like to thank Mr. Barnes for allowing me to publish his Brief here at Calling-All-RushBabes.