It is another day – and another mass shooting.
It is another day – and another killer cop gunning down yet another young black man.
It is another day – and another vicious attack against an Asian here in America.
Water torture? Maybe, drop by drop by drop. More and more fear, day by day and hour by hour, poisoning our society, our culture, our land.
Is it the fault of the so-called liberals, the falsely-named progressives? According to many of the heirs of Limbaugh it is.
Is it the fault of the racist, white-supremacy, founders and neo-Confederates and anyone that is “white”? According to many of the social-justice warriors it is.
Is it because Biden and crew are busy doing all the things that they are? So Trump and other GOP types claim.
Is it the legacy of the evil Trump and GOP? So Schumer, Pelosi, and dozens of other high-profile Democrats and celebrities claim.
Frankly, I think that they all can be blamed for a part of it. Why? Because just as “sex sells” when it comes to advertising, so does fear sell when it comes to politicians. No matter WHAT they claim is the “solution.” The problem is anything that they can scream about that causes fear in the stomachs of the voters, the community.
And none of them – the politicians, the bureaucrats, the enforcers, the activists, the nanny-staters, etc. – have any problem working both sides of the street. Knowing that their supposed “enemies” on the other side of the bogus political spectrum will be just like them. Taking advantage of the claims and accusations of the other side. Whipping up the mob, in one way or another.
A recent example is the commentary at The Conversation “warning” that “Anti-Black police brutality may lead to an armed insurgency in the US.” This commentary by some professor at an Albertan university is not a warning, I think, as much as it is a call for insurgency. As usual, it is slanted: condemning the entire “criminal justice system” and police organizations (in the Fifty States, at least) for the one out of 10,000 police-public contacts that results in a brutal (or deadly) action by cops. While promoting and praising protests which are 92% peaceful.
(I do not accept that cops should be allowed even a 1 in 10,000 “get out of jail” card for aggressive brutality, abuse, wounding, or killing people. Nor do I believe that “protesters” (or “rioters” or “activists” should be allowed even ONE aggressive action which injures people, damages or destroys property, or denies people their freedom – liberty with responsibility. And vice versa.)
This professor, defined by most as a social justice warrior, progressive, or liberal, seeks to create fear. Not just in the victims of cop-crime and violence. Also in those who support police (to any degree): fear that the situation will get worse and require MORE police-state actions. Why? Is it not reasonable to assume this professor WANTS to incite violence, to further divide American and western society?
But it is NOT just the so-called left that does this sort of thing. We see the same general concept published time after time by the so-called right. They promote fear, NOT to encourage people to work for greater peace and understanding, but to promote more divisiveness and more reaction (over-reaction) to the actions of their political enemies. The “RIght” is as guilty of ramping up fear as the “Left.”
A pox on both their houses – and all the slave-quarters behind those houses where people are enthralled by the evil spouting of both groups. They know that power is the reason for doing this: to gain and increase power over other humans. Power they should not have.
If we wish to deny them power, we must reject the fear they seek to create in us. It is a two-way street. If we buy into their fear, we submit to their power, sooner or later.