by Nathan Barton
Paul Rosenberg, in his web-zine Free-Man’s Perspective, recently published an article asking, “Could the Elite Survive without Terrorism?” and answered it “No” from the point of view that terrorists are a telegenic “enemy of the state” which justifies the existence and the power of the elites: the 1% which control most nations, especially those of the West, the FedGov, and many (if not all) of the Fifty States.
But I think he missed a very important point. Yes, the existence of Imperial Germany provided the opportunity for Wilson and House to nail the coffin shut on the dead Republic (after its death in 1913), just as the threat of Imperial Japan and National Socialist Germany fueled the last five years of Franklin Roosevelt’s incredible power-mongering and continued demolition of the last remnants of the Republic, just as fear of the growing rebellion against the war in Southeast Asia aided Tricky Dick Nixon’s expansion of federal powers, and the Massas from Truman through Bush used the threat of the Soviets to expand the police state and the military-industrial complex, so the “rise” of international terrorism (even though not branded Islamic by most of the powers that be) fueled the final transformation into the police state which we “enjoy” today.
But there is more to terrorism and the elites than terrorism being the excuse for their power.
The elites are the primary USERS of terrorism. That is, when it is honestly defined. It is the threat or use of violence against civilians (non-government persons) for political purposes. The purpose not just of “state-sponsored terrorism” but of “state acts of terror” is to get the public (either at home or in “enemy territory”) to do what the powers-that-be want them to do. Some times that is nothing more than keeping certain of the elites in power. Often it is intended to increase the power of the elites, in the same way that they use the terrorists that Rosenberg writes about.
The elite not only USE terrorism, they THRIVE because of terrorism. And they EMPLOY terrorists, directly and indirectly. Consider:
Terrorism, especially when done by the state directly, takes on many forms. It can just be the threat of force: the cop parked on the side of the highway, the armed security guards at the metal detectors at the courthouse door, the sheriff’s deputy delivering the arrest warrant or the summons or the notice of legal action. Other times it IS a threat of immediate force and violence: the DUI checkpoint on a street, the SWAT team delivering the arrest warrant or executing the search warrant, the pat-down on the sidewalk in the ghetto.
And then there is the force, the violence itself, from the cop tazing or shooting the person they encounter on the street (whether there is a “failure” to obey or not), the midnight raid on a house, the squads of police clearing a protest (or just a party) off the streets and sidewalks and lawns. This escalates right on up to the drones attacking weddings, the massive manhunts by heavily armed sheriff’s troops, and bombing of civilian residential areas and business districts by attack aircraft. All of these are acts of terrorism, usually (but not just) perpetrated by goons in uniforms.
All of which we have grown accustomed to, sadly, and with great potential for much more harm in the future. Especially when, as has happened in places like Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Sudan and South Sudan, the Philippines, and the Balkans, the government terrorists ally themselves with the so-called criminal or non-state terrorists: the gangs, mobsters, political action committees, revolutionaries, and more. Which is why we must be prepared to deal with these things: to protect ourselves and our families and communities from such as this: all kinds of terrorism. And to recognize exactly what kind of a tool it is for those parasites who prey upon us.
Here in these Fifty States, more than ever before, we see the merging of the state elite and the criminal class: consider the Clintons, more and more often cited (even in some mainstream media sources) as a crime family, no different (and actually worse in many ways) than the Gambinos or Al Capone’s gang. We see more and more evidence of their killings, their corrupting of still more government and business elites, and the way in which they flaunt even the most basic of laws, while influencing and even controlling the writing and enforcement of new laws.
Unless we wake up to these dangers, we are going to suffer even more in the future than we do today. And not just wake up to them, but take action to defend ourselves and be prepared to defend ourselves with violence and armed resistance, against the criminals in and out of government and their employment of the tactics of terror against us and our communities.
Enough is enough.