Please excuse my tin foil hat. Is it on too tight?
In the wake of the events in Charlottesville, VA and Durham, NC I cannot help but withdraw from the pervasive and lopsided traditional media conversation and accompanying social media tirades. I have an opinion on the matter of removing confederate statues as most people do, but I will refrain from delving into that subject. North Carolina is/was my home state and I witnessed the perpetual and often self-segregated racial division during my youth. I never understood the desire to hate a human being on the basis of their skin color or culture, even though my rural upbringing (family and social ties) to an outsider would allude that I have a bitter and condescending racist outlook as an adult. I have never had that mentality.
I condemn violence in all of its forms, from murder to vandalism. I acknowledge that murder is more extreme than vandalism, but such designation does not void the umbrella of categorization. White nationalist/Neo-Nazi and Anti-fascist groups are very similar in respect to what they represent: extremes on far ends of the sociopolitical spectrum. Their respective underpinnings conveniently clash with one another, exploding in a blood-red pattern of virtuous, ideological self-truths. The sort of far-right and far-left ideological extremism we are witnessing today is arguably a response to the hardships that modern society has inflicted on the disenfranchised. They do not represent the majority of our citizenry. However, this marketed campaign of extremism propagates the “us verses them” mentality that is biologically ingrained into the human psyche. We will eventually be asked to choose a side, if we haven’t already.
It is by design. Yes, you may now consider me a conspiracy theorist.
“Defeat Them in Detail: The Divide and Conquer Strategy. Look at the parts and determine how to control the individual parts, create dissension and leverage it.” – Robert Greene
There are very powerful economic, social, and political interests at play with the stage set for potential civil war. Someone always benefits from civil strife, and not necessarily the aggressors waging conflict. I consider the real aggressors to be the war-mongers and the elites that play political chess behind the scenes and collude with one another to incite racial division among the masses. They do not want harmony, because it is bad for business. We have been socially engineered to be afraid of people that are different from us and to believe the lie that “if you are not with us, you are against us.” Our traditional media sources are complicit, because these organizations are owned by the same shadowy usurpers that will do anything to protect their Queen. Social media posts are brimming with hateful, divisive, and unintelligible renditions of recent events. What can be done to rectify our current situation?
Disconnect yourself from the conversation and go talk to your neighbor or perform a kind act for a stranger in need. Volunteer for your local Food Bank, youth, or civic group. Help rebuild a home that was damaged by a violent storm. Have an engaged and civil conversation over political issues with your polar opposite, while respecting differences of opinions and appreciating the viewpoints of another human being. This is how we win this war.
We will continue to be the pawns if we succumb to divide and conquer tactics; to be sacrificed by those that proclaim themselves morally and intellectually superior. It is a game and I think we are all due for a reset.
The game was designed and is controlled by these powerful interests. It is time for us to design a new one.