I don’t listen to Glenn Beck. He is something of a bandwagon guy, a day late but comes to the table acting as if he discovered something new all by himself. He does a fair job of depicting what is going on in America’s color revolution.
The above is almost like a glitch in the matrix, it is odd, telling, and bizarre. The news media, all of the established media, is a party to the deception going on. Many are now beginning to theory-craft about what is and is not a color revolution (a term many of these new experts had never heard of before only recently). Academic articles exist on the subject, there are snippets and hints littered through news articles over the last several years. It is discussed openly in various DoD courses of instruction, sometimes with specific names attached to it. It is no secret in the DoS. You can go and visit the country of Georgia, they all know what is it and who funded most of the color revolution efforts in their country. (see Gingrich’s response to this event)
Yet, most Americans have been unaware that this is something the US government, in cooperation with several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profits, has done. Color revolutions are real, the methodology is real, it is a proven technique that has worked elsewhere.
A key component, perhaps the key element required for success, is information. The media is critical to this effort. In other nations, color revolution efforts have been facilitated by a co-opting established media, not necessarily every journalist but enough of them and enough editors and publishers.
Most Americans are not aware of the number of mainstream journalist connections to the inner sanctum of government, and sometimes the intelligence community. Search for major journalists and the time they spent as interns for the CIA.
The above video is bizarre.
Newt Gingrich, as reprehensible as he may be, claims to have evidence that George Soros funded election campaigns of district attorneys across America, DAs that have subsequently. He is not alone in this claim, the evidence is not difficult to find that this is true. Yet, Melissa Francis of Fox News interrupts him with ‘ no he didn’t’. What is her evidence, why the very weird silence and odd looks? I do not know, but this is strange.
What do we know?
- George Soros, through his various organizations, has funded color revolution efforts in other nations, this is inarguable.
- We have observed district attornies across the nation actually not fulfill their duties by refusing to charge rioters and preferring charges against ordinary Americans doing what is within their Constitutional rights.
- Many of these DAs have been recently elected, most of them have common ties to ancillary groups that have common ties with BLM and Soro’s organizations.
But Fox says this cannot be discussed.
Anyone that pays any attention knows as a point of fact that CNN, MSNBC, the NY Times, etc. etc. are not only dishonest, but they actively spread false narratives. Many that know that as a fact assume that Fox News is the good guys. This is a misunderstanding of what a color revolution entails. Information on both sides of artificial divides must be controlled. Some of it is controlled opposition, intended to create the divide. Other aspects of it are designed to obscure and hide the fact that a color revolution is happening at all.
Fox News is compromised, perhaps not every personality over there, not as completely as CNN, but it is not trustworthy. This video, as odd as it is, as easy as it may be for some to try and explain it away is sufficient proof.
For the record, Soros is not (likely) the sole mastermind or only source of funding for the things Gingrich was trying to talk about. He has become something of a boogeyman to conspiracy theorists (for good reasons). However, this event is much more than one man, or one organization.
It seems the term ‘color revolution’ is popular suddenly. Last evening, I noticed an enormous spike in traffic, all to one article Our Color Revolution, beginning just before 9 pm. It was because of Tucker Carlson, he had Darren Beattie on for a couple of minutes to discuss three Revolver News articles discussing a color revolution in America. (see Color Revolutions Explained for background)
Most people have never heard of a color revolution, that includes the dozens of writers in the punditry class that will now shill formulatic five-hundred-word articles today on the subject. Suddenly they are instant experts on a topic that before yesterday their knowledge was, at best, PowerPoint deep. They will write to tell you that this is a crazed conspiracy theory, or that this is all just about one thing “getting Trump”, the approach will represent their bias. Both are wrong, they miss the forest for the trees.
I first suggested to a small group in mid-April that what I was observing in America contained many elements of a color revolution. Otherwise intelligent people scoffed at the idea. In my observation, entirely too much of what occurred related to COVID-19 was simply too coincidental. There is no space to get into that here, there is clearly a virus but too much about the reactions by governments was too synchronized, too ‘unprecedented’.
I will say this, without real evidence. I am fairly convinced that the US would not still be experiencing lockdowns in September if the BLM protests and riots and defund the police movement did not begin in May. Why? By May many Americans were getting not a little bit angry at the police for arresting mothers at the park with kids and gym owners and hairdressers trying to work. Americans we not going to tolerate drastic lockdowns for long, our opinion of the police was turning. Queue the rioting and defund the police protests and a large segment of the population that was wary of the police and the government a few months ago is now calling for the insurrection act to be invoked.
Say what you will about those individual issues and the separate motivations – it is undeniably true that there are now people supporting police action, masks, and lockdowns that without the riots this year would have been in the street protesting police overreaction. We have been separated, almost perfectly in classic color revolution fashion.
I will break down how and why I believe there is a relationship between everything in 2020 in a later article. This is more complex than a left/right thing it is not just about Trump, it is not just “Russia and bots”, it is not just ‘Soros’. I have yet to see anyone cover this topic in full details – from tooth to tail – all that try to get lost in the weeds on one of the common assumptions.
I just wanted to post a few thoughts today before all the clueless pundits at the major outlets begin publishing their vaporous pieces of propaganda.
None of this just started, it is part of and enabled (possible because of what I call the Great Unraveling others The Fourth Turning). In order to pull this off groups had to work for years to infiltrate and usurp institutions (media, academic, corporation, government and military – not entirely but just enough)
See all Color Revolution posts
I spent more time in my life than I care to remember living with, training and fighting beside fledging armies in the middle-east. There is nothing more eye-opening than living on some small camp with just a handful of Americans and hundreds of guys that you do not know, cannot fully communicate with and you have no real idea why they are there (what motivates them). It is simply an act of trust to hand them a rifle and ammunition and to go to sleep at night knowing that if enough of them wanted you dead it would be an easy task.
There is a lot of talk of our coming civil war (or insurrection/violence/troubles) that many now believe are almost a matter of fact to materialize in the next 50 days (hint it is a color revolution). I know people that have gone to Portland, I hear others say 'big and bold things' on the internet. The first is foolish, the latter is just stupid. Recently, a couple of men that I know began to work toward putting something together, based in part on some of the experiences we shared training armies in other lands.
I entertained this thought, have gone along, only because I know these to be reasonable, cool-headed, and common-sensical men. They do not want to go out and be some sort of revolutionary militia. It seems to me, based upon observations, things confirmed to me by others with more access, that there are radical revolutionary groups planning for violence. Organizing, planning and talking not so quietly about dark plans. It seems prudent if there are those that would, based upon all of their demonstrated previous behavior, to at least consider the possibility that there is a moral obligation to consider preparing for that eventuality.
These are complex things to think about. Many of us, those with red blood at least, have spent most of our lives looking favorably upon the patriots in our revolution in the 1770s. Most of us have always said tyranny and oppression can never reign here in free America, by God, real Americans will not tolerate it. There were a couple of assumptions, these assumptions were always falsely embedded in that belief.
Most always assumed that if tyranny came, it would either be 1) the government against the people and the people would stand together against it OR 2) it would come from the outside and the people and the government would stand together.
Did we ever, in our wildest dreams, imagine that the real crisis would come with entire elements of the government, most of the media, a vocal yet violent minority on the streets, an entire political party, and millions of 'ordinary' Americans that are now so lost in their worldview as to support, outright the revolutionary change that will bring about authoritarianism and tyranny. Many are so lost to absurd ideologies, false notions of the Christian message, nihilism, and a dozen other -isms that they cannot even see that authoritarianism and tyranny are even possible at the end of the road they now want to tread.
How do you fight that? Should you?
I know, many keyboard warriors seem to believe they have the answer. They talk big but they have never seen an insurgency at work. Insurgencies are never purely ideological, and even in their ideology, they are never homogeneous. They almost always comprise ethnic, cultural, class, and economic factors. They are complex. General Petraeus sold a bill of goods to the US military in his theory of Counter-Insurgency Operations (COIN). I attended a COIN academy, I later trained it and actively employed it on deployments. It does not work. (ask me about the time I sat across for Petraeus with an Admiral and he gave me $25million to throw at a problem)
However, if COIN did work, if you could win hearts and minds by getting the disaffected to 'buy into" the system how would that work in the US? We are the land of opportunity, before all of these troubles this year we had innumerable programs yet many never 'bought-in". Apparently, none of that worked. There are clearly people that believe the system is not for them, and millions more that tacitly agree with them. COIN operations could never fix this. What does that leave?
We could look at the Romans. There is nothing new under the Sun, Rome dealt with all of these issues. Carthage was never going away, and they could not be turned to 'buy-in" so Rome razed their cities and sowed salt on their fields - the Cathagians disappeared. The "barbarians" in the west were easier, they actually bought in to a degree, the Germans essentially never. In the end, Rome was reduced to appeasing its own population with bread and circuses.
Obviously, the first option is no option at all. We have tried the last and are now faced with "Germans" that will not embrace the system. So I ask again, how do you fight this, and should you? If COIN does not work, the most radicalized have rejected the system, if we fight are we prepared for the Scipio Africanus option?
Of course not, not me. I can see no morality in that option. Freedom is important, rights are important, but not as important as higher law.
I do not have the answer to this. Laying down seems very un-American. Fighting against an insurgency that will not die unless most of its adherents were either killed or imprisoned seems extreme and immoral. Who the hell would one fight in any event? No matter where you live, you are surrounded by both absurd thinkers and traditional Americans. I do not have the answer. The only thing I can come up with is to pray, work, take care of your own, and prepare. What folks ought not be doing is taking to the street to face the radicals.
So back to my acquaintances that want to prepare more deliberately. They are attempting to build a large organization of folks. I joined them and offered to build a supporting group more locally (see here). The initial interest in both of these groups reminds me of the recruits in the Afghan and Iraqi armies. Hell, maybe these sorts of things are won by the side that can field the least idiotic army. I have not been encouraged over the last two days, better men than those fools throwing Molotov cocktails but...
I am also discouraged by talks I have had with a local police chief and a nearby county sheriff. Neither of these men understands that we are approaching a time that their departments alone cannot stand what is coming, they need good men to stand beside them. The time to build those relationships and authorities is now. Neither of these fellows really gets the big picture right now.
I have no idea what all this will become. I am not certain there is anything I, personally will or would fight for at this point (other than my home and those I love). I never thought I would say that. Perhaps I feel a bit like Mel Gibson's character in The Patriot - leave me alone, I will not fight this. I know what is right, I am not sure what is moral (considering what trying to do what is right looks like).
I will stand with my companion's effort, I will try to find reasonable, moral men to partner with, folks that see how serious these questions are. To this point, all I find are hot-head wanna-be's, and I will not deal with those types. I have trained amateurs that could not be trusted, I will not do it again.
What happened to my country? How did so many so easily embrace absurd and wrong ideas? Perhaps what is coming is our destiny and our punishment.
One really never wants to actually be right about a subject like this (see previous post on color revolution in America). Some will claim I am not right, it is not yet proven. I suggest that even once this is all complete, some will deny it actually happened. That is the very nature of a color revolution - create a crisis, generate a reaction, foment chaos, fear, and apathy, create conflict, acquire power outside of the rule of law in order to solve the crisis. On the other side, many believe that 'democracy' has been restored, that placates the masses, yet everything has drastically changed...As Aldous Huxley described it in a Brave New World, what is occurring is very likely the revolution that makes all future revolutions impossible. (see Color Revolutions Explained for background, to those that just found this based upon Tucker, see America's Color Revolution)
I have done what I have done in life, seen what I have seen. I do not ask that you agree with me because of my experience - I make no public arguments based upon that. Look at the facts, the coincidences, and the patterns!
Others are beginning to see this now. They often see it through now irrelevant "right/left" which is mistaken. It is infinitely more complex than that. This is a conflict between folks that want to eliminate the possibility of populist opposition to globalism. BREXIT, Trump, and Sanders were and are obstacles to the coalition of corporate, political, and establishment types that see the future of the world differently than ordinary folks. To these, the violence in the street, ANTIFA, BLM, and all that are just tools to create the necessary crisis.
If this is all true why does it matter to you?
Consider this, if those that want to see this through are willing to condone, incite and ignore the violence on the street in order to achieve a political objective, what does that tell you of their true nature? ('they' it seems to comprise almost all of the Democratic party, many 'Republicans', almost all major corporations and all of the major news outlets). If they would support the death, destruction, and impoverishment of Americans just to achieve a goal, who are they morally? If they do not respect life, liberty and property do you honestly believe they will respect the rule of law or real justice once in power? If they would do and support all that has been done in 2020 do you think they will ever concede power? (they may pretend to maintain a two-party system, but it will forevermore consist of the establishment). This Matters!
Take a gander at Australia right now. The Australians are disarmed, without the right to speech, and are now being terrorized by their own government. They are already defeated, only the US stands to oppose globalism and total control. If we fall to this event, the world falls.
I suggest you start with a video by Tim Pool, a former Democrat that has come full circle. He misses the larger picture, he does not see that yet, but he perceives the contrived crisis and coming violence.
The following two articles are from the guy that in summarized the decades of losses in the cultural war in 2016 as a flight 93 election (I agree it was, every major battle is going forward) Anton still sees this mostly through a right/left paradigm, but he gets the sense of what is occurring.
- Democrats are laying the groundwork for revolution right in front of our eyes. Michael Anton
- A Tyranny Perpetual and Universal? Michael Anton
The next items some will say are bunk, bad sources, therefore all I am saying must be a conspiracy theory. The Fact is, the 'conspiracy guys' were slow to pick up on this, they are late to the game calling this what it is. People like me were saying this early on. I provide the following, because as of 9 September, not many people are putting all the pieces together.
Revolver news has put together a couple of detailed articles that reference mainstream articles, published books, and actual quotes by practitioners of state capture and color revolutions. Again, Revolver portrays this as essentially something that is happening because of Trump. That is not particularly accurate. Trump merely represents a populist revolt against the system, no different than other such events around the West in the last few years.
- The Curious Case of George Kent: State Department’s Belarus “Color Revolution” Expert And “Never Trump” Impeachment Witness. Revolver
- Meet Norm Eisen: Legal Hatchet Man and Central Operative in the “Color Revolution” Against President Trump. Revolver
The following video by Harrison Smith does a good job of breaking down the articles above. (I get it, it is a dubious source outlet, but Smith does a good job of accurately breaking this down. A broken clock is right twice a day)
Finally, if you feel apathetic, confused, or afraid right now - that is how "they" want you to feel. That is key so that they can execute the next phase.
Without fear of potential rebuke or even laughter I am willing to state, unequivocally and without reservation, that America and essentially all of the West is in the midst of a crisis and challenge that is greater than any in the last five-hundred years. I will present my argument to support that below. I am not making a dramatic statement, not being hyperbolic and not needlessly sounding an alarm. There has never before, in all of human history, existed the nexus of a willing and supportive ideology and worldview combined with the technological means of control and dispersed but mutually supporting entities necessary to achieve total control. As Aldous Huxley described it in a Brave New World, what is occurring is very likely the revolution that makes all future revolutions impossible.
First, a nod to initial objections. Yes, humans have faced crises before, the institutions that sustain us have faced challenges. There have been men, and even whole nations, that gave themselves over to expansionist, totalitarian ideas. We have seen deception, disease, and economic hardship. Nothing we face is truly unique, not insofar as any of the various situations are brand new. To take our world, right now in September of 2020 and look just at the component parts would be, I argue, not to see the proverbial forest. We face now a system problem.
Everything we were, are, and hope to be is at stake. It has been under attack for a long time. Most of us failed to see each battle in the cultural war as part of something bigger. At this juncture, we already know what the hijackers want to do with the airplane. This is a flight 93 moment, and if we manage to secure the plane, there will be many more to come. Those that want to replace everything that was of America will not stop now. They laid it all out in 2020: they sense complete victory. They will not stop. I became convinced of the divide and danger in 2018.
What makes everything different now boils down to three factors, information, ideology, and association.
I will make claims throughout, often without citing specific examples and sources. I have written about almost all of the claims I make here previously, it would belabor this article to attempt to prove every claim. If you disagree or have questions, email, text, or leave a comment below and I am happy to discuss it.
Information is all around us, more than at any other point in history. Technology, combined with pseudo-sciences of psychology and marketing makes the distribution of information for influence powerful. Methodology, combined with technological capability make information more valuable, and more dangerous than ever before.
The established media, influencers, and many politicians have simply parroted several falsehoods. Seldom are any of these challenged, particularly by anyone in the media. Why?
“COVID-19 is very dangerous and the lockdowns were required and must continue.”
We could argue over current CDC statistics and such. But my question…
>>Why did Nancy Pelosi go to a hair salon without a mask? She is never without a mask in front of the cameras. She insists we must have mass mail-in voting. This is a woman that receives more briefings and information about the true nature of COVID-19 than any of us. She is 80-years old, right in the age bracket that is statistically susceptible. Why is she so comfortable not wearing a mask in such close proximity to others? She already knows the truth. (It all smells fishy)
>>Why has the entire Democratic party and most of the media painted much of what is occurring on the streets as ‘peaceful protests’, despite copious evidence to the contrary?
>>Why have institutions, thought leaders, and the media accepted ideas crafted from whole cloth theories about ‘systemic racism’ and the true statistical data about police violence and minorities? Not only accepted but repeated often as if it is unbreakable truth. Some of the ‘facts’ often repeated are provably false, other aspects are intentionally misrepresented – taken as presented, these theories stoke discord and ultimately violence. There are other, more rational and data based explanations for the ills they see, why must it be racism?
>>There is literally chattel slavery going on in Libya, actual systemic murder of religious and ethnic groups, and concentration camps in China. Are these real issues not more troubling than false claims about statistics, angst over people that die doing irrational and dangerous things, and unrest in what has been the freest nation in the world.
>>There were some wild theories floating around about pedophile rings and pizza – mostly just conspiracy folks trying to fill in blanks and guessing. Yet, this year we see massive arrests of actual pedo rings across the U.S. Everything about Epstein was just odd. Two weeks ago, authorities found 39 lost children in one location, they were there for sexual exploitation by pedophile predators. How is this not the biggest story of the year? What is going on? Why are there so many convicted pedophiles marching and rioting and actual signs supporting it? (Andy Ngo has the proof) This is too weird to ignore, yet it is. (I warned you normalizing pedophilia was an objective)
>>Why have they told us over and over, without evidence, that it is white ‘right-wing’ extremists that are responsible for violence in the riots? Elements within the government have pushed this for years, the media and others have longed for it. Where is the actual proof – are we to believe these crackers are all highly skilled ninjas and masters of disguise? Is all of this hate, violence, and racialism designed to create racism? It will.
>>Why have all of the media been so quick to demonize Kyle Rittenhouse, despite what the current evidence shows us, while they were so quick to defend Michael Reinhold?
>>Why is the media silent about Australians being arrested for posting on social media in support of protest about COVID-19 lockdowns? This is a terrifying development, yet not a word.
>>Why are they telling us that we must have massive mail-in voting without any honest discussion of the proven potential for fraud that entails?
One can argue that there are many reasons for this. Perhaps it is nothing. Many make that claim. I would merely point out that the synchronized way in which the narratives turn, all the major players mimic the story and reshare, write their own articles and act ‘outraged’. (Tim Pool has an analysis of some of this)
If my argument is true, if institutions have gone over whole-hog to support untruth in order to press a narrative, we must ask why?
Some of it is bandwagoning, some of it is traditional partisan bias but there is something more. Some of the things ignored are so atrocious it boggles the mind. Some of the things claimed are so disprovable it is ludicrous. But there is a common theme.
Taken together, all of these narratives support a larger movement. They all chisel away at what America has always been – a free nation of responsible people based upon Christian traditions and natural rights. It all created fear, broke our spirit, and made us poorer.
Information is a weapon and it is being used against the only segment of the population that holds as truth things that are a problem to another agenda. You simply cannot do in America (or so we have always assumed) what is occurring in Australia right now so long as ‘red-blooded’ Americans are armed and hold to ultimate truth and freedom. The people they are vilifying are a problem. The populist president that many of those Americans voted for is a problem to them, the establishment institutions, and the goals of globalism.
None of what has occurred in 2020 was possible with a significant shift in our prevailing worldview. It is easy to assume that there is one overarching ideology, some -ism. That is likely untrue. Despite the fact that many of those on the street hold to a form of Gramsci-like cultural Marxism, they are a minority. All of that and those movements would disappear if the general view of society writ large held to a traditional position. But we do not.
We have adopted materialism, relativism, existentialism, and in some cases spiritualism in place of the traditional Christian worldview. We ceased to be moral realists. (Even many of our churches failed this test)
I have made this argument ad nauseum previously, and will not repeat it (links below). The bottom line is all of this is possible because we lost our way.
If we can observe a concerted and collaborating effort to manage our information and also observe a vocal and often violent ideology marching in the street, it is easy to assume there must be some central organization behind it all. George Soros is often the preferred target, him, and secret societies. Soros has certainly funded the sort of color revolution activities in other countries we see at play in the U.S. He is a globalist; it is easy to assume he is the nexus.
It is more complex than that. I suspect every human endeavor involves groups of folks meeting in secret planning things. Some groups have more influence than others I assume. All of this is not different. But there need not be a “central committee” (other than in China who stands to gain everything from this.)
For their own reasons and in their own ways, people that seek power and influence would naturally be drawn to the larger aspects of this. International corporations are naturally drawn to it. The establishment, not a cohesive homogeneous group but an association with a common interest, is naturally drawn to it. To forever change the dynamic and stop anything like a BREXIT, Trump or Sanders presidency from occurring and messing with the plan of globalism – people with skin in the game would and probably do support that.
Red-blooded Americans, those small business owners, freedom lovers, independent thinkers, questioners of the ‘official’ narrative – of course, they are the enemy of globalism.
None of this is complicated. There are elements of many things at play, but at the core, it is nothing more than a large-scale class struggle – those that want to eliminate the power of the nation-state and the influence of the US in world affairs versus regular free people that want to live free and make their own way. It is as simple as that. All of the various subgroups with ideologies, dreams of a Marxist revolution and social justice are just useful idiots to globalist.
What it Means
Trump could be the perfect trojan horse. All of this could be to get a ‘conservative hero’ elected that can, without opposition enact all of the globalist goals. Biden certainly looks pretty unelectable at this point. It seems Trump will have people soon chasing us around with a needle and an experimental vaccine. I don’t know.
He would have to change his stance on China. It would mean all his words about protecting unborn life were false. He could be a sort of antichrist/trojan horse. I am willing to take the chance because it is clear what the Democrats want, they say the quiet parts out loud now.
If Trump is who he has shown himself to be these last four years – a guy that says outrageous and offensive things sometimes, but shows up at the Right to Life March and calls out China for what they are, his reelection will only buy time. He cannot save us, but at least we would have chosen not to accept outright destruction.
The people that have supported the lock-down of the economy, despite common-sense saying otherwise, violence on the street, lies, and deceit will not just pack it in and go away. The ideologies that have enabled all of this will not just go away. This election is a Flight 93 election, and once it is done the threat will remain. They wanted you to feel confused, apathetic, and afraid right now. Don't be, speak up, be free, stand on principles. Be a true red-blooded Christian American.
What we are to be, who we are, and what we serve really is at stake – this is a battle we have been losing for a long time. At best this election might give us time, but the war will continue. There are people that want to fundamentally change everything. If you are right in your heart and head, you already know that.
"Future historians will look back in disbelief that a major political party, and the elites of this multiracial, pluralistic, heavily armed nation, chose to embrace a belief system and policy program that exacerbated racial consciousness and hostility." David Shor
The time of making arguments that we are headed for violent chaos unseen in two-hundred and fifty years has passed, for me. If a person uses the discernment that God gifted us with, looks around, observes the trends, and tests the spirit of discontent in the air it is obvious. I have made the argument, in a serious way, that this day was coming since 2018. At this point, one either sees the world as it is, or they are still intent in arguing that is is just a moment.
None of This is About Politics
It is hard for most people to divorce what is occurring right now from politics. Some, probably all politicians and both parties are certainly 'playing politics' with all the events, that is true. However, at the core of all of this, it is not politics. It is not the old, and probably now irrelevant, divide between 'right' and 'left'. The chaos brewing is something else entirely.
There is a significant point to consider.
The democratic party as a whole has ignored the observable and provable truth related to the riots, looting, murder, and violence. Only very recently has Biden said anything related to stopping the violence. In a very real and tangible way, the violent agitators have become the paramilitary wing of the Democratic party. The problem is, much like Northern Ireland in the 1980s, the political wing is not always able to control the paramilitary wing. The democrats have enabled and unleashed something terrible they cannot control.
You may hate Trump and think his style is abrasive. You may even disagree with his policies. But he is essentially the only hope to restore order right now. I know, I get it, he will force vaccines on us and if he puts down this insurrection and gets the economy going he will be a hero and can do just about anything we might otherwise not tolerate. it could all be a plan, a big trojan horse.
When faced with a Sophie's Choice, one can only choose the path that has a chance of leading to the most moral solution. Stopping the violence and restoring order is more moral than anything else on the table right now, it is more important morally than all other issues. That is simple and all real Christians know that.
How Will This Play Out
It is impossible to tell, nobody can predict the future. Black Swan events can change everything. Here is a pretty good guess, based upon what we see and perhaps comparing that to the history of 1930s Spain, 1917 Russia and a little bit of 1790s France.
Biden Wins the Election
This assumes there is no 'big surprise' that replaces Biden as the candidate prior to the election; although that may not really make a difference in the outcome. As mentioned, it appears the Democratic party is not fully in charge of the paramilitary agitators. It is also pretty clear that within ANTIFA and BLM there is a lot of internal conflicts. You can watch the live streams of them physically fighting each other at times. The agitators themselves have very little that cements them together other than being "against" everything. That is not the sort of glue that works well once you win, simply look at the Republicans in Spain and the Revolutionaries in France to see what I mean. When diverse and loosely aligned movements take power the expectation of each sect to get their ideas expressed is great. Often there is conflict. Generally, there is a lot of turning on each other and more violence as the movement eats its own and becomes increasingly radical until one sect dominates. Neither Biden nor Harris will be able to control all of those passions, the best they can do is coddle them. You will see a sort of anarcho-tyranny of the sort we have witnessed in Portland for the last 90 days where the government sits to the side and allows lawlessness to reign but punishes ordinary citizens for violating mundane laws.
It is not about politics, but nothing good comes from a Democratic victory. That party has openly supported the violence and called it peaceful. The democrats will not bring peace, they cannot control the monster they have unleashed.
It is predictable that a Trump election will see an increase in rioting and violence. The agitators will have nothing left to hope for other than total revolution. Some fear this and think the coddling method of the Democrats is the more moral option. That merely prolongs the chaos and likely cause more death and suffering. A Trump election forces all of the evil to come to the surface. It enables the Federal government to use all the resources that have not yet been employed. The trail of money and how all of these mobs are financed can be traced and people arrested for domestic terrorism. Dry up the money and much of the crowd goes away.
I get the objections. I understand the naivety of those that do not understand how deeply embedded the ideological fire is on the street. It is easy to think it is just protest. That is a flawed view, many in those groups are ideological warriors. None of this goes away until the organizations, the structure, leadership, and money are eradicated. That and some program that refocuses us all toward something else other than hate and division. The last part is hard, but you have to stop the violence and crush the movement before you can get to phase two.
I also get the argument that Trump will become a dictator fighting all of this. Those sorts of things do happen historically. That is a battle we fight when and if that happens. However, remember, Spain was far better under Franco for 25 years than the Communist dystopia the 'Republicans' and Anarchist tried to enact. (controversial but true! I am not calling for a Franco, we will fight that, but this violence has to stop, it is immoral).
If all of that is painful. If you still think you are going to not vote or vote third party because you are cool and want to be in the middle or worse, if you think a morally-minded Christian that reads the entire Bible can vote Democratic this fall, we will forever disagree. I cannot and will not try to convince you further. Look around on my site here, I spent a lot of time making the argument that progressivism was going to lead to debauchery, immorality, death, and suffering.
We have to vote this November, and people of goodwill, real Christians have to vote for Trump. We can push for all of the love thy neighbor stuff after we get to a point where our neighbors are not dying and suffering. 2020 has been more devastating to all people, and minorities in particular, than anything people are supposedly protesting and rioting about.
Don't Get Too Wrapped Up
None of this is about politics. Politics merely determines how this is resolved, how long it takes, and how much death and destruction ensue. The ideological spirit that runs through all of this chaos is with us. Only a real revival, only a movement of and by God can truly change this. The chaos can be suppressed, the violence reduced but the bad ideology that rejects truth at the core of all of this is with us. The best we can hope for, without divine intervention, is space and time - a break from all of this that perhaps gives us time to become a better society.
So don't get too wrapped up in hope related to a political solution. Real action has to happen right now in our hearts, homes, and communities. Hopefully, the very last of those that completely disagree with my worldview stopped reading above. The following is for people that see the world as it is. Christians that use common-sense and discernment and apply the full narrative of the Bible to understand the world are our only hope. The following recommendations are for you.
What You Need to Do Right Now
- Move your investments out of stocks, particularly Twitter, Google, Facebook, and news and media companies. A full-throated insurrection will crash the market. A counter-reaction to the insurrection is likely to find all the media companies in deep civil and criminal trouble. (time it right, leverage this bubble as long as you can for profits but don't get caught when it drops soon)
- Obviously, buy a gun. Not just a gun, but, within your capability level, a pistol and a battle rifle or a personal defense carbine. PRACTICE, not just at the range but at home, handling it, clearing it, drawing it. Carry it on your person and make it an extension of your reactions.
- Standardize ammunition, this is not the time to buy cool guns in different calibers, Lockdown to the items you can carry and use, and then buy the ammunition for those guns. If you are late to the game, this is more expensive and harder to do. It is ok to settle for range ammunition if that is all you can get.
- Don't think you cannot afford body armor or that you do not need it. If you do not want to spend a lot of money buy this plate carrier and place these plates in it (Just under $200 for rifle level protection). I am not suggesting you go out and fight. Just have it on hand - because. If you want concealable stuff, most suppliers say 12 to 14 week wait time now for NIJ certified stuff. Safelite Defense says 4-6 weeks for level III+ comparable concealable.
- Clearly, stock up on food. Not because you think the world will stop, it will not. Rather, think about things being more expensive and more difficult to get and perhaps things being chaotic and you not wanting to go out. Buy staple food, don't waste money on buckets of storable food, and all that.
- Make a few Dollar Tree runs and stock up on stuff like toothpaste and such, for the same reasons at #5. You will use it regardless.
- BaoFeng UV-5R+/UV5R Plus Dual-Band 136-174/400-480 MHz FM Ham Two-Way Radio 2pcs. Get a multi-band radio for many reasons. You will thank me later, get the set of two (at least) for family use.
- Bundle of Belly Band + Ankle Holster + Mag Pouch, Neoprene Gun Holster Concealed Carry with Magazine Holster. If you do not carry daily now, you soon will. These are inexpensive, comfortable, and versatile. (you can buy a better rig for more money, but if you have nothing and are unwilling to spend the cash, this works well)
- HyFin Vent Chest Seal by North American Rescue. Put this in your medkit and learn to use it.
- Trauma Pak with QuikClot. Add this to medkit and learn to use it.
- 16,500 Non GMO Heirloom Vegetable Seeds Survival Garden 40 Variety Pack. Because you will have a backyard garden next year!
- Lumber and hardware (screws) - it can be cheap non-treated stuff, it can be 2x3's, but buy some extra lumber and have it on hand.
- A couple of cans of petroleum while getting in the habit of keeping all the tanks full. This is just smart regular practice.
- An extra propane tank or two fro the grill.
- (Should have been #1) Build high trust relationships. It is time to talk candidly with folks in your circle and figure out who has a clue, who can be clued in and who is lost. You cannot afford people that are unreliable, untrustworthy, selfish or otherwise bad or even intentionally confused.
- Develop and reinforce supporting relationships, folks outside of the high-trust circle that you can help and that can be of help to you and yours.
- (Controversial) I say if your church has been confused about what is truly Biblical and moral this year, you should find another, or if you cannot do that I would save up my tithes until this all settles down. 2020 has been the biggest crisis Christianity has faced in 500 years and most of the organized church has failed. Something better will follow, save God's money, and support that when it appears. Let those false preachers find real work and those false churches shut down. But keep the good part of the community. Start a home Bible study.
- I think it is implied, but be wise with your money. Things will get more expensive and historically when these things are over property taxes are horrible. Most of the 'old' families that own land in the South got it at tax auctions. Be smart don't lose it all in 2022. It is ok to forego some pleasure now, postpone or cancel a vacation, and all that. Buy things that are useful instead or pay off debt.
- (Maybe this ought to be #1) Stay away from trouble. Don't protest, don't wave flags and make yourself a target, don't try to out yell unstable people. We are past all of that. You will not convince anyone. Be smart when and where you show any political support.
- Keep your head on a swivel. There is too much video evidence of people getting sucker-punched from behind. Never assume anything about a strange encounter now. There is an odd spirit of violence in the air. Be aware and not naive. Keep your mouth shut, no need for a street fight over someone saying something offensive. Walk away, this is not the time for 'manning up' (but get out of the habit of turning your back to a sketchy person that is acting even slightly aggressive).
- When it gets weird, get gone. I don't care if you just ordered your food and just sat down. If an angry crowd shows up, be ready to leave.
- Don't think of a crowd in terms of what you would do or your morality. There are too many videos of these crowds turning increasingly violent on individuals for no apparent reason - avoid the crowd and if ever surrounded know how deadly it might be.
- Take time to get some situational awareness. Take walks in your neighborhood. Start to notice patterns. Speak and wave at people. Observe your neighbors, both to see patterns and oddities. Be vigilant.
- Go attend those meetings you stopped going to, VFW etc. Take time to reconnect with people local to you with common- interests and backgrounds.
- Don't be afraid. Historically, even in the worst-case examples, these things come to a conclusion. People suffer, others die but life goes on. It will get worse, don't fool yourself but for most this is manageable and survivable. How and if, really depends upon luck, divine protection, preparedness, and how smart you are in your actions.
Bonus - if you are a man, learn to throw a freaking punch. It is incredible the sissy-fighting on videos out there. Learn to throw a punch. It is much better than catfighting or shooting someone.
If and when this all blows up into a full-blown insurrection/revolution/civil war (whatever it becomes) don't assume that the violence will be evenly distributed everywhere. Clearly there will be areas of more and less violence. There has been something developing that ought to inform us of what this all might look like in 'regular' places. Outside of the riots, there has been an increase in just regular violence. I watched a video of a man attack three police officers because one of them placed a traffic citation on his parked car. In my little part of the world, there has been a marked increase in shootings, all unrelated and all seemingly random. It just appears people are becoming more violent. If this thing kicks off for real, this sort of violence - random, senseless, unconnected, ubiquitous - will increase everywhere.
Don't assume that just because where you live is less likely to be affected by mass violence that you will be unaffected. The US transportation network would not be hard to disrupt by enough people dedicated to making that happen. Everything you buy and eat comes in a truck! And shortages cause violence of another kind.
Don't assume because most of what you see on the streets seem to be transvestites, severely obese women with very bad attitudes and meth heads that there is nothing dangerous in these movements. Behind all of that, we can already detect elements that are much more dangerous. Based upon the level of funding that is obviously present to keep this rolling for almost four months, the degree of organization that must be present and the tell-tale signs that there are folks with military experience involved in some of their operations I do not discount the fact that what we have seen on the streets is really just cannon fodder.
Beyond that, in times of chaos gangs and organized and semi-organized crime operate more overtly. That is already a reality in some of the major cities, it would become more normal where you live as police forces struggled to contain events.
Don't assume that the government would be aligned toward a common goal of stopping this, no matter who wins the presidency. Somebody has funded and enabled this and ran propaganda cover for it. There are powerful forces at work. Much of the chaos to come will be the result of localities resiting Federal action, elements of the Federal government half-heartedly executing orders, and some elements likely actively opposing. The propaganda arm of the agitators will not just go away unless something draconian like a Lincoln shutting down newspapers occurs, and that would have positive and negative ramifications.
Bottom line - don't underestimate all of this.
Summary: It is clear now, to me, that tools, techniques, and methodologies of state capture and interactive internet activity deceptions are at play in the US in 2020. Below I break down the template methodology of a color revolution.
What is the nature of 2020? This is no longer an academic question, not merely a philosophical endeavor. The nature of the thing is key to understanding all of the noise and chaos around us.
In early March, sitting at lunch with a pastor friend he mused that perhaps China had cooked up the virus and then overblown their response to get others to follow. Obviously, we cannot know, even now, if his off-the-wall query was correct. We can know, based upon just plain old common-sense, that everything in 2020 is odd, so odd that it exceeds our tolerance for assuming coincidence.
As we approach a presidential election, the predictable, ordinary, and common chatter of absurd claims litter the airwaves. We have come to accept the absurdity of the election cycle. We have never experienced a period, not in living memory at least, where that level of chatter, magnified one-hundred times, has pervaded our entire culture and public dialogue. Our 'most trusted' institutions have lifted and shifted from narrative to narrative, often conflicting with previous narratives (but in Orwellian fashion, when the narrative shifts we are told "Oceana has always been at war with Eastasia"). They have done this in a synchronous manner, with only minor degrees of separation between opposing views.
We have essentially divided into three broad groups at this point. On the far 'left' and 'right' many (still a minority) have polarized into deepening opposed points of view. These groups have cemented around their version of their interpretation of reality. The vast majority, folks that were originally highly interested and engaged early on as everything about our world was turned asunder, have become disaffected. Most have grown tired of the constant barrage on social media, current and former 'friends' arguing and bickering. Many are tired of being pounced upon if they make the smallest remark about the major issues of the day. For these, apathy has set in. Most people are tired of the fear, the lockdowns, the political bickering. That is understandable under normal circumstances. None of this looks or smells normal.
In cosmology, scientists are simply incapable of reconciling our conceptualization of the universe utilizing equations from generally accepted laws and theories. When they add up the observed and projected universe, apply various equations and projections, and account for gravity and other things something is missing. Some force or material exerts influence on the system that we have not discovered or proven to exist. We call this dark matter, much as scientists in previous generations theorized about aether to explain elements in the universe they could not see. We know something has to be there, otherwise, all of our theories and equations are wrong.
I suggest there is something akin to 'dark matter' at play in our current environment. I cannot say, I doubt anyone being honest can say, what the nature of this dark matter is. Many people theorize about who and what this is, the theories are many and diverse. None of that is the point. We have little evidence to depict the 'who'. We do not know if there is one group or many, if they are ancient or new, organized and structured or simply an amalgamation of simple common interest. What we can know, is that we observe something outside of the norm is at play.
Let me explain.
I have come to the conclusion that this year appears to have many of the elements one would expect to see in a color revolution (or state capture if you prefer that term). I was hesitant to come to this conclusion, it is a dark and depressing realization. I did not arrive here readily. I have suspected, questioned, suggested openly for others to dissect and perhaps argue against the idea but I have not been certain up until this point. I know what I know, but it is not my point to ask you to believe my conclusions based upon that. I will merely present the 'cosmological equation' and ask that you consider if there must be something more.
Color Revolution and State Capture
Color revolutions are much more than a catchy title applied to popular movements that share certain aspects of their nature. In every case, these revolutions occurred only because of support by organizations and entities external to the 'organic' movements on the ground. The United States has played a significant role, overtly and covertly, in every color revolution since the early 2000s ( a practice that was not out of step with many of our clandestine operations since WWII.)
Marisol Nostromo (link here) provides a fair treatment of much of what a color revolution is and why he believes the same methods we have used in foreign countries have been utilized in the US. (he attempts to name the nature of it and give 'they' a name, I believe it is more complex than such a simple explanation - but I suspect the parties he identifies are certainly part of the effort)
The term may have its origins in the works of Gene Sharp, who wrote some guidebooks on how to organize popular revolts using Madison Avenue-style marketing techniques. He recommended to the sponsors that rather than confusing or boring the participants with too much political theory, they should motivate their budding revolutionaries with pop culture, using catchy, content-free slogans, logos, and team colors.
Funding and support for color revolution activities in foreign nations always involve non-attribution, much of the funding and support is distributed through third-party non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and is often coordinated through USAID (a component of the State Department that works closely with both the DoD and the CIA).
Likewise, state capture is a real phenomenon, these operations have occurred in developing nations. There is a significant amount of academic work on the issue (search state capture on JSTOR). State capture can and has occurred, via private interests and through private and nation-state partnership (much like color revolutions).
State capture is "a type of systemic political corruption in which private interests significantly influence a state's decision-making processes to their own advantage". Generally, this occurs through pay-offs, blackmail, and subtle threats that usurp the ordinary functions of government for the benefit of private interests.
Combine the historical templates of state capture with demonstrated methodologies of color revolutions and add in the significant advances in interactive internet activities (IIA) then the argument that what is occurring right now is not just coincidence or an accident takes on much more weight.
Strategic planners in the government love five-phase operations. Color revolutions and state capture is conducted in five phases (not a very creative lot). Visualize the chart above with an objective listed to the right (not depicted) and a concise mission statement filled with action verbs (also not depicted). We cannot know the objective nor the mission statement, that would be conjecture. We can know the lines of effort and the various supporting efforts that always go into these sorts of operations.
Each long block on the diagram is a line of effort (LOE). LOEs build toward the next LOE, they can be sequential or contemporaneous. Some tactics are one-time things, others are 'rinse and repeat' as required. In a nutshell, this is design methodology, and the chart represents a template design methodology for a color revolution. If you can visualize the flow, horizontally and vertically, building toward an objective, you understand enough about the methodology to read the chart.
Information operations are key to these efforts, propaganda to use a disfavored term. Technology now plays a key role in this, specifically interactive internet activities(IIA). IIA is non-attributed internet activities made to appear to be opposition or support. True IIA is much deeper than mere bots and fake accounts. The nasty stuff targets individuals by their digital profile, it knows who they are and what they think, and appeals to them through attractive personas. As data about us has proliferated building such a profile for exploitation is much easier. Think of this as targeted marketing to your very soul; there is technology that can do that.
If you step back for a moment about what you personally think and believe about the virus, Trump, impeachment, the protests, riots, and everything else in 2020 - that is hard to do, but read the chart as objectively as possible - then you should begin to have questions. You can see how we arrived, perhaps a month or so ago, at a critical mass of separation and labeling. Friends no longer speaking, families mad at one another, community disintegrating in many ways.
This was accomplished via many methods, I will provide just a couple of examples.
Over information and changing narrative - 2020 has been a continuous news cycle. In December, I thought it bizarre that the impeachment was delayed for almost a month. If Trump was the dangerous criminal claimed, he should have been removed immediately. Instead, we moved it between "WWIII" and COVID. Since then, news has been constant. The newest dire threat warning continual. Stories have changed, the threat has changed, but the pace of the news cycle remained. This was key.
We have been called to action without sufficient facts and told that the official story is the only moral story. This builds division.
Events like the "White Coat Summit", where doctors come out, say things a large portion of the population wants to hear, millions see the video, and then it is banned. People then believe it all has to be true, "they' are suppressing it" many yell. A day or so later, 'they' expose one of the doctors as someone with heterological religious views. This makes those that supported the video publically look foolish. This is classic pride and ego up/down, an extreme form of gaslighting used in interrogations, here applied across society. It is designed to make one doubt their own conclusions and force them to trust the 'authority'.
The mailbox hoax is similar. Thousands retweeted and shared on social media images of mailboxes on trucks and warehouses filled with items that were proven to be old pictures. (this is perhaps not controlled disninfo but rather overeager supporters of a theory seeking proof). The USPS narrative itself, however, is a deception. Told repeatedly it is building toward greater chaos. Many accept this story without any hard proof and only spurious claims.
We have this year a couple of examples of 'whistleblowers' releasing information, variously supporting the narratives of each extreme. Upon further inspection, these appear to be what is called a "limited hangout", official information released in such a way as to cover up a bigger story. Often, the whistleblower is defamed, therefore diminishing the limited information they released and everyone moves on thinking it was all a hoax.
We have been provided labels to easily identify which side of the created separation we stand-upon. Mask wears versus skeptics, BLM versus law an order types, etc. We have readily complied with this self-labeling. There are too many videos to count of ordinary citizens ready to fight one another over masks. We did this, we gladly put on uniforms of the various false divisions.
Apathy or Doubling Down
We have clearly, in my observation, entered phase four. Some of us, just a few, have solidified on the poles. Most of us have lost the friends we were going to lose through self-identification. Many are now sad, frustrated, some hopeless, and most just tired of all of this. Most just want nothing more to do with it. We are apathetic. This is exactly where we are supposed to be right now, according to the template.
Most of the riots have settled down, minus the diehards in the Pacific Northwest. Most Americans are tired of seeing all of that and pay no attention. In most places, we are getting back to something approaching quasi-normal in terms of the virus. In terms of the template, this is also predictable. Too much lawlessness, too much fear can push people in unpredictable and uncontrollable directions. Ordinary Americans would have to be apathetic in this phase, not taking to the streets. And, in the template, if apathy begins to wane into skepticism, turning back on some of the previous elements of crisis and chaos is always an option.
That is the 50,000-foot view of the methodology with just some examples of how it has been and is being applied here. You have to step back, divorce yourself from favorite theories. This cannot be just Russia, read my article on that. This has to be something from within, and it probably has to cross traditional party lines. I did not, and will not, mention how I became convinced this is not theoretical. I know only that I was certain before this week and wanted it not to be so. If you apply the template and look at the world as it is, you will also see that 'dark matter' has to be out there without additional 'proof'.
The Very Bad News
If I am correct, there is very little that we can do about this. All of us come into this will our worldviews. Those worldviews will compel us to want to see 'them' as a preferred and customary enemy. That is a mistake.
If I had to guess I would assume that 'them' is a cabal of establishment type politicians and corporate investors/executives that never again want the threat of a populist candidate for president such as Sanders or Trump. Sanders would have taxed their investment income, Trump hurt their profits from globalism. One need only look at what the DNC did to Sanders in 2016 and 2020 to understand how much they do not want an outsider. The RNC's treatment of Trump was more subtle, but just the same. You need to be neither a Sanders nor a Trump supporter to see that they are far outside of the traditional alliance between politics and the corporate world. And even if you hate Trump, you have to admit, he is the first president since Carter not to invade anyone or start a new war and he angered the Neocons by pulling out of Syria. War is a big deal to the establishment on both sides, trillions of dollars ride on that. Eisenhower warned of the military-industrial complex, Kennedy warned of the corruption of the media and 'dark forces'. If I had to guess about who 'they' are, I would suspect we see them on television a lot, in office, in uniform (or recently retired)and behind anchor desks.
But, we may never truly know who 'they' are. If they are successful, we will have a revolution without ever knowing it fully. They will fundamentally change our system just enough to prevent unwanted interruptions. Most will be none the wiser.
That said, there is no 'fighting this'. If this all goes poorly and fighting occurs it will be a proxy fight, 'us' against 'them' but never against the folks pulling the levers. Fight we might, and we may eventually have no choice to pick a side. It is more likely that our apathy will make that unnecessary. When the putsch occurs, the big crisis that forces a culmination to all of this, most of us will just be happy all the chaos is ending.
The Good News
Clearly, the conditions and circumstances that have made us so susceptible to deception on this scale did not just spontaneously generate this year. When we, generally and broadly, accepted an attack on the existence of the foundational objective truths that shaped us as a people and a nation that was the first, and perhaps greatest deception. That occurred over many years, a few centuries in fact.
Our institutions were not usurped, hijacked, and made either ineffective or tools of the deception only recently. It took an assault on the education system combined with some targeted grooming to turn the fourth estate. Our churches have demonstrated something many suspected, they contain a great illness. Many have so lost their way they were incapable of serving as a permanent thing of culture this year, others are so far gone they aided in the deceptions.
We, as a people have tolerated growing divisions, whether organic or contrived. These divisions were natural friction points that have been exploited this year. We have, through ignorance or avarice, flirted with absurd ideologies.
Considering what we have become and what we have tolerated and what we have given up, 2020 is not that unprecedented at all.
If there is hope, it is not in a political solution, although that will certainly play a part in it. It will likely not be corrected merely by Divine fiat, although God is in control, we have a large role to play.
If you are apathetic or sad and just want it all to end, be careful what you wish for. This is precisely where 'they' want you to be. No people are destined for oppression, but only vigilance and action combined with prayer and perhaps fortune can save us.
Twelve men wrote in 1930 of what they saw of the future, I have replaced "industrialism" with "deception" because the fears they saw eventually manifested into our post-modern deceptions.
“For, in conclusion, this much is clear: If a community, or a section, or a race, or an age, is groaning under [deception], and well aware that it is an evil dispensation, it must find the way to throw it off. To think that this cannot be done is pusillanimous. And if the whole community, section, race, or age thinks it cannot be done, then it has simply lost its political genius and doomed itself to impotence.” - I'll Take My Stand
Saturday update for 15 August 2020.
A five-year-old boy, riding his bike in front of his house is the definition of innocence. Throughout history, almost all cultures have recognized this. The media may portray this jut as a boy fatally shot.
But it is much more than that. We could talk about how different the outcry and reaction would be if this were a black child, shot at close range in the head by a white neighbor. That would be playing into the same racialist narrative that infects so much of the dialogue today.
Cannon was an innocent, in the eyes of God his life mattered and he was innocent of all sin. We do not know what he would have grown up to be. He may have become a drug-addicted, lifetime criminal, a man that abused women, abandoned his children, and might someday die on a street after committing more crimes and struggling with police.
He may have become a saint, or he may have just become an ordinary imperfect man like the rest of us. But he was innocent and his life mattered.
Some will argue that perhaps Darius Sessoms, the man that shot Cannon in the head from close range, was an anomaly, that this is not indicative of the world. That we cannot place blame on an entire class of people because of his actions. I agree with that. We cannot condemn all 25-year-old black men as child murderers. It would be insane to classify an entire class of people as evil!
Some of the same people that would make that argument support groups that want to vilify and attack the police, all of them, as one large homogenous group of evil-doers. Some still would tell us that all white people enjoy white privilege and play a part in 'systemic racism'. Because they have read, sat in a lecture, or saw some videos on the subject, they might even place me in a category of deniers because I do not even recognize my own 'white fragility'.
There is some hard truth that we need to come to terms with.
All of this hatred and racism that has spread like a real pandemic since George Floyd died on a street (before then really, perhaps back to Michael Brown robbing a store and wrestling for a police officers gun) played a significant role in the death of Cannon Hinnant. I can hear all of the counter-arguments, but on a basic, foundational level, that is absolutely true.
We can say that we 'love' people and want to see justice. But a parent that loves their child does not allow them to do absurd or dangerous things just because the child is upset. A friend does not stand idly by and supports a friend doing immoral things just because their friend feels wronged. Real love comes with other attributes. Real love looks at the total cost and the total benefit of a thing and measures it all against a backdrop of other principles. Real love is not blind support of anything that makes someone appear to feel better.
From the first day that churches, pastors and people that believe they operate from a position of goodwill began posting memes, making arguments, endeavoring to convince others and signaling their support for BLM and the protests (often ignoring the hateful words and violence) I have repeated over and over - this is all wrong.
Black Lives Matter as a concept is correct because all lives matter and we should seek justice. BLM as an organization is horrible. It is impossible to separate the broad concept from the organization and the hate and violence it engenders. People of goodwill and moral principles should have avoided this from the beginning.
There have been more murders beyond Cannon; many more. Some media outlets claim that 'crime has not increased', in an effort to gaslight those that see all of this in its true nature. Many are deceived by such claims, no matter how easily debunked they are.
BLM and the protests, burning, violence, riots, and mayhem have unleashed a general spirit of violence and lawlessness. This has manifested most in the cities and communities with a predominately black population. Those that support BLM had in effect subjected to many black Americans to more poverty, violence, and suffering.
This all has been and is immoral. It is wrong. Those that supported it from a position of "goodwill" of a concept of Biblical Love that excluded all the other principles in the Bible have been and are wrong.
If this applies to you, you need to repent of your sin and search your soul to figure out what in your life made you so susceptible to a lie of the world.
I responded to a local news article the other day that claimed a minor public figure was among other things a racist. I commented that it was a terrible article and poor journalism because they made no effort to actually support the claim that the person in question was a racist, it was just stated as fact, they had said racist things.
One of the young reporters replied to me with an article from Politico. Politico stated they had 'hundreds of hours' of video with the individual making racist statements and provided a video as an example. In the provided video there were heterodox statements, things contrary to the established narrative but nothing racist.
I replied that the delivery was 'plain', but the points were no different that things Dr. Thomas Sowell has said for years. With that, the conversation turned. I too must be a racist, or a troll, or a parody account.
It is very dangerous that ideas are so easily tossed aside and those that question anything of the popular narrative are branded with a label, a scarlet letter, and dismissed. These are troubling developments. This is not the same a labeling someone a 'radical progressive', 'liberal', 'right-winger', etc. This is essentially the same as calling someone a pedophile, a social pariah. (It may, in fact, be worse, there are some that now claim out loud that pedophilia is a sexual orientation)
One of the most profound statements from the Granada TV documentary on the Spanish Civil War (I highly recommend it) was, 'when each side could no longer discuss ideas, violence was inevitable'.
If most of the institutions of society (most of the media, many churches, most of the educational establishment), and many of the unthinking masses are willing to carelessly label others with stigmatic labels that equals their voice and ideas unworthy of being heard - how do you believe this all turns out?
We need to return to civil discussion and an honest usage of the English language. Racism and racist language exists on both sides of the conversation today, but on the extremes. We need to apply the term precisely, otherwise real violence awaits us all.
- Trump claims that mail-in voting will be an open opportunity for voter fraud.
- Much of the media repeatedly conflates 'mail-in' voting (mass mailing out ballots) with absentee voting (registered voters actively requesting a ballot) in an effort to dismiss Trump's claim.
- Many on the left claim without funding the USPS cannot handle mail-in voting and predict chaos.
- Several news articles and snippets of remarks by Democratic leaders predict chaos and even hint they believe Trump will not concede.
- The NYT reported an exercise during the Obama era where a sitting president refused to concede and a constitutional crisis ensued.
- Marco Rubio tells us to expect election chaos.
It seems both the Democrats and Republicans completely agree. Are they foreshadowing what is to come? Is this all a singular plan, are they really working together, some claim that? Is it perhaps that both sides see the growing divide and understand what this means (I wrote that in 2018)? Are they perhaps just building a narrative for a future claim to legitimacy/illegitimacy? We cannot know. But it seems they agree that real chaos is coming. Nothing good comes from such chaos.
A New Civil War, an aggregator of news and opinion from both sides is a good place to keep up with opinions across the spectrum. When I wrote America’s Great Cultural and Political Divide in 2018 many mainstream articles on the subject at the same time dismissed the idea as preposterous, no longer is that the story.
You would be wise to get yourself and your family ready - and repent of your sins of omission and commission that helped in some way move us to this point.
The leaked release of police bodycam footage was something of a watershed moment for many. We now know why it was not released, or we can reasonably assume. It paints a very different picture than what was available only on the other angles of Floyd's arrest. I noticed thousands of people, folks that had argued passionately one way prior to the release of this evidence change their outlook. Some began to question why any of the subsequent violence occurred. Others pivoted away from ever mentioning Floyd and making all of this about something bigger (that is rather dishonest).
What is clear, is that none of these events, Micheal Brown, Floyd, and many others that have caused so much chaos were ever what they were portrayed as originally, and many people have come to see that as a reality now. The cases remain complex, but they are not clear-cut cases of racist cops gone wild, murdering innocent people. Honest people, folks of goodwill, willing to look at facts now know this.
ANTIFA and BLM have credibility and the narrative problem now. People wonder if burning, beating, violence, and mayhem were justified.
I will be the first 'not shocked' person when we see some major incident, perhaps even a mass killing, all made to look like (or at least reported as ) a white racist attack. The Boogaloo Bois are real, they are ready for the revolution, marching, and supporting ANTIFA and BLM and they already look like "white supremacists" - they are the perfect candidates to conduct such an operation.
I am not even convinced at this point the Democrats are running a serious campaign to win. If I were Joe Biden, I would keep my head down and watch those around me. Nothing would spell 'sympathy vote' more than a candidate being killed "by extremest on the other side". History is filled with that sort of stuff, 2020 is that odd.
Or, as some claim - is Trump just part of it all? He is getting things done the Democrats want that they could never do without many on the right taking to the streets. Think about it...I do not know.
China has checked off every action I predicted on 7 June, (those and more; I was probably wrong on the election but spot-on in terms of China and Belarus)
In the midst of election chaos, between November and January (probably late December, early January) I think it is highly likely that China will move decisively and quickly to take control of Taiwan. There is a scenario, that smart strategic planners have worked out, whereby China can accomplish just that in less than a week. It only requires a delayed and confused response from the US.
Such a move, successfully executed with minimal fighting and Taiwain capitulating early because of a delayed US response would fundamentally alter the East Asian balance of power.
Millions more will soon be subjected to the boot-heel of a genocidal regime because we in the US are too busy being absurd.
Finally - the entire alignment of many ancillary nations hangs in the balance right now. The proxy war Greece and Turkey have fought in Libya is more than two sides trying to fix something the US and NATO foolishly broke. The peace arrangement between Israel and the UAE has a significant meaning.
Will the Eastern Med/Middle-east, Caucus now realign based upon a new and more natural coalition or will unrelated wars prevail. Will all of this result in a comprehensive peace arrangement? (of later chapter Biblical proportions...)
All are possible. If the peace, initiative expands to the Balkans (Kosovo and Serbia) then Greece, Turkey, and resolves Syria and the Caucus (all interconnected) I will really be convinced we are in the end-times! If is is a geopolitical realignment, I will not b shocked.
I am inclined to think that spheres will simply realign. Russia has a common interest with many that we have a common interest with. We may come to view them differently in a new arrangement. Turkey and Pakistan and Qatar may be out, India in. Israel might be welcomed openly into a coalition with Saudia Arabia, UAE, and Syria. We may come to see Syria as a front in the battle against not ISIS but Iranian/Turkish and Chinese interest. The world could realign over this into the US versus China spheres based upon natural and historical affinities/animosities and the prevailing strategic goals of the primaries.
What is really going on in Belarus? Civil War or political protest? Will Greece and Turkey go to war?