George Floyd was murdered by a team from the Minneapolis Police force over ten days ago and the demonstrations protesting it have NOT diminished and the violent assaults by the police force on the protesters have only increased. It’s as if the police are not only tone deaf, they are purposefully so. That is not true of some police departments in other parts of the USA but the majority are still gassing peaceful protests and shooting rubber bullets into crowds. It is unbelievable. How is that even possible? Does that mean the mayors of those cities have NO CONTROL over their police departments?
On the face of it, the problem is basically just that – one of a malignant, toxic police culture and a militarized one that is out of control. I.E: the Vancouver Police Department had to take down their ‘online store’ that sold a T-shirt that had printed across the front: POLICE – the world’s largest street gang! Just the mind-set required to choose that slogan suggests that they may have missed the lecture on serving and protecting. They clearly do not know what ‘peace officers’ refers to. And I am 100% sure that the bullies-in-blue that make up the VPD are nowhere near as violent and abusive as the New York, Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore and Minneapolis police departments (just to name a few). It is absolutely true that the Blues are the world’s largest street gang and they break the law with impunity all the live long day.
And the religious right, the evangelicals, the fervent fanatics of TV-based ministries such as Franklin Graham, Pat Roberston and Jerry Falwell are supporting this madness in the name of Christ, the pursuit of money and the re-election of Trump. How can anyone with even a smattering of Judaeo-Christian ethics and morals do that? That, too, is unbelievable.
It all made me think of Disney and the lemmings. There is a myth about lemmings – they commit mass suicide by leaping off of cliffs. They do not. The myth is partly based on a Disney nature film where the producers actually herded lemmings and pushed them off the nearest cliff for the camera. Of course, for the lemmings, the result is the same. Death by rapid descent for the sake of the story-line.
It is a conspiratorial stretch, I admit, but there is a similar ‘dark force’ at work here. The police are elevating the tensions of the citizenry, not helping. The citizenry has so far not pushed back very much. So, the police are getting worse! The crowds of protesters are suffering more. So are the journalists (average year for ‘Merican police attacking journalists is 150 and, so far, this year, it has been in excess of 300). And there will eventually be push-back from both victim groups. And soon enough, a lot of people will ‘die in front of the cameras’. The ‘producers’ will get their shot.
And that is the subject of this blog. Who are the producers? What is the story-line they are shooting to? It just might be the alt-right. It all has Steve Bannon written all over it. Growing a race-war has been a central theme in the alt-right political platform for decades. A race war reaffirms the black as bogeyman, the Confederacy as a recognized entity and the righty-whities as the psuedo Christian Crusaders. Duck Dynasty with teeth. That literal blockbuster stars the John Wayne, wartime, Orange-in-Chief, the evangelical fanatics and the Deplorables. The merchandising and distribution rights go to Fox News. It is an ugly mash of reality show and alt-right politics. And it is what Steve Bannon has advocated for and what he has prophecized. And it is what is happening.
Even though a race war is a component of Bannon’s plan, it is not central to it. Bannon is basically just an anarchist. He wants to ‘de-institutionalize’. That is why Trump is out of the World Health Organization and disses his allies. Bannon wants global insurrection and Trump is his tool. And, when you look at it…this recent Floyd murder works exactly as Bannon wants. He is even dividing the armed forces.
“Dave! You walking the Conspiracy route?”
Well, yes and no. Bannon wants deconstruction, anarchy and is anti-instution and anti-establishment. Bannon is also an anti-globalist. Bannon preaches race/white supremacy and Bannon helped create Trump. But that is not enough. Bannon is also back in the White House. Trump brought him back for the campaign. Bannon is there to get Trump re-elected. So….conspiracy? Coincidence? Or opportunism?
Like the bad lemming analogy the master plan is irrelevant to the lemming. The lemming just dies.