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Another Clue to the Coup
Just had a thought: One component of conducting a coup, via a weaponized and partisan bureaucracy, is to hide the actions against one party by overclassification of things that would tend to reveal those actions — or that would tend to make more difficult defending even obvious actions. It’s not as though we don’t know what’s going on, but it is difficult to prove anything. A counterpart to the dodge “Well, that’s something that’s under active investigation, so we can not make any statement,” is the time-tested “That’s classified.”
These people are evil, not stupid, and so they will have a rationale for this overclassification, and that is provided by defining topics that can be tied to the target party as national security threats. The current Marxist environment pits races, classes, sexes, and religions against each other, and it does this by defining everybody whom the left wishes to recruit in contrast to a numerous and all-powerful enemy other — the white man. The white man is also a symbol (of however tenuous a connection) of prosperity and Christianity, two natural enemies of Marxism. And so the mysterious and impossible-to-find specter of “white supremacism” is amazingly touted as the government’s top national security concern.
Why did the government find it necessary (or even useful) to issue warnings about “the potential for incel violence” with the release of the movie The Joker? At the time, I found it ludicrous and misguided. Now I view it as a mechanism for further weaponizing maleness in a way that provided cover for classifying activities of organizations such as the FBI. With “male incels” designated some sort of threat, the FBI has cover to infiltrate lonely-hearts chat rooms and loser YouTube channel followings, and they don’t have to say anything about it. Think “FISA courts,” but look at your suburb. This takes Christina Hoff Summers’ book The War on Boys to the level of a literal war. If I’m right, mere maleness can justify the FBI surveilling and suppressing you.
So there the Marxist plotters have their “moral” justification to label as “white supremacism” anything male, white, Christian, straight, economically functional (as opposed to dependent), and anything associated with conservatism, to include motherhood (just Handmaid’s Tale slaves of the patriarchy), patriotism (jingoist colonizers!), and perhaps even apple pie. Apple pie is for Nazis. This in turn provides their “legal” justification to classify anything related to the schtrugggle against white supremacism, to include pervasive surveillance, suppression, enticement and entrapment (Who is Ray Epps?), investigation, prosecution, group-busting, and even violence.
At any level of classification, nothing can be shared with the press, watchdog groups, or even with Congress outside of closed, classified briefings. And even if briefed, Congresscritters can not reveal this material without gaining declassification/disclosure. And above a certain level of classification, the care and communication of information increasingly becomes the purview of the Intelligence Community (IC), which I have my own theory about — presented here as a sort of appendix to the main thrust of this post:
I suspect that the IC now exists in an enclave separate from the law, with a loyalty severed by regulation from the Constitution. I’m not saying that such severance is valid, but I do suspect it exists. I suspect that promising IC hard-chargers are indoctrinated in the need to keep some things secret, no matter what the nosy taxpaying plebes might think. What would they know? They don’t even have clearances.
I further suspect that there exists a sufficiently powerful bloc that agrees IC matters are subject to special laws (probably regulations “with the force of law”), which critically are not subject to disclosure, because knowledge of the very existence of this entire category of law would tend to cause “exceptionally grave damage” to the security of the United States. That makes all kinds of sense if and only if your vision of a secure US requires a powerful and secretive police state to protect the citizenry from the raw and untrained power of actual representative government. If you believe in the necessity of a police state, then the logic is unassailable, and the matter is closed.
Why is everything white supremacy these days? Because that accusation allows our increasingly dictatorial government to oppose not whiteness, not supremacy, and not even the combination — but it allows that government to stamp out the party which might someday take steps to limit the power of government.
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Minor (but good!) edits.
If I can’t have apple pie I don’t want to be part of your Revolution!
Join us, Zafar — we’re the last place you can even get apple pie!
Our government never did trust the people, but it is becoming outright hostile towards us.
I largely agree with your thesis but I think you are giving the power mad bureaucrats too much credit for some sort of justifiable rationale to create a police state.
The Constitution was written with a system of checks and balances to restrict the abuse of power by government.
Starting in the thirties the Supreme Court stripped away those checks and balances and created an Administrative State that is not bound by any checks or balances.
Per Lord Acton’s dictum: “ power corrupts, absolute corrupts absolutely”, the Administrative State was given with the Chevron decision near absolute power, so no one should be surprised that the Administrative State and particularly the IC have felt unbound by any legal restrictions and have pursued increasingly hideous power grabs that wantonly abuse it’s powers and the American people.
Zafar’s holding out for Apple Pie ala Mode.
It’s not a revolution to make the government live up to the law.
Added third paragraph, beginning with “Why did the government …”
Note: Apple pie + nazis tie-in is an edit later than Zafar’s comment on apple pie, so not a factor.
Bet you miss the great Amish pies, apple certainly high on the list.
Well done, BDB. I’m beginning to think they are as insidious and dangerous as you say, and have been for a long time.
I might add that resentful, vindictive power corrupts systemically.
I suspect it depends on how quotidian the corruption is. Jesus and the money-changers comes to mind.
I do. What is it with anabaptists and baked goods generally?
Over the past year, once Elon purchased Twitter and I could freely post things that I believed and not worry about censorship, I noticed a few outspoken Lefties who blathered on about my White Supremacist viewpoints.
This was odd, as the usual topics I posted about were not related to race but to either COVID or to the gender surgery situation.
Of course, I soon realized that since I also sometimes posted about something Trump had done, this alone made me a White Supremacist.
One day I followed the Lefties back to their main pages and I soon noticed a theme.
They were very focused on White Supremacist areas as being a big concern.
For instance, according the New Left, did you realize that when Trump has a rally in the south, it is a “dog whistle” for various White Supremacist groups to show up.
Never mind that there are only one or two White Supremacists in the USA for every 3000 to 6000 people.
I also found out that Wisconsin is the main hub of power for the White Supremacist movement. This is a view widely held by Lefties living in California.
This amazed me, because having lived in Wisconsin for 4 years and visiting it on and off since I was a child, not once did I ever encounter someone who was all in on being WS.
The fact that it is Californians who believe this meme indicates to me that the CIA is behind establishing the meme.
When the CIA wanted to have a civil war come about in Guatemala, villagers in that nation’s northern regions were told that the southerners were a big problem. And vice versa. Tensions were stirred up to the point that many young men enlisted to fight the other side, even though their only pay would be two meals a day and a pair of shoes.
Food is already priced out of affordability so maybe that day will arrive here in the USA as well.
A contributor to the revolt by the American colonies was the failure of the British government to follow the law with respect to the colonies and the British people who occupied them.
If it weren’t for circular logic, the Left wouldn’t have any at all.
I remember that during the Reagan Administration that RR didn’t really trust the CIA. But his CIA director, and Director of Central Intelligence didn’t so much as do a Stansfield Turner (Carter appointee who decimated the CIA post-Church committee).
Basically, William Casey set up his own operatives outside the CIA to gather intelligence, especially on the Soviets. It was effective and he was able to provide RR better intelligence than the established intelligence community.
There was a disadvantage to this, and his lack of accountability, and that was Iran-Contra. Whether Casey himself was involved is suspected, but not known.
But this also implies that the effectiveness of the intelligence community with regards to the enemies of the United States is pretty low. And it’s time for another culling of those agencies. Look at all the recent intelligence leaks as one example of their incompetence.
Life is full of tradeoffs, and a president could once again bypass the intelligence community like Casey did. But we’re all flawed, and that means risking another kind of corruption. But different times mean different solutions.
There’s a mentally ill nutjob on Deep State Twitter who was always yakking about domestic terrorists. I finally blocked him because he derailed threads. Plus, as on Twitter, pronouns in bio is a warning.
The site is supposed to be for work related topics but it has its share of politics where mainly rightthink is allowed. Sometimes threads are deleted but you still get to see what most posters think. The opposite of what Dan is spouting but that’s the narrative they want out there.
Almost rhymes with schmetterlink?
The sound the blue Twitter bird would make.
The nature of humans is grousing and the nature of the internet is competing for attention by going over the top. While I have no doubt that there are white supremacists out there who might do something violent, recent history demonstrates that they are not a huge threat.
They should be repudiated or laughed at, as all ludicrous speech should be.
Well, unless you’re hoping to encourage them, in which case, by all means tell them how scary and dangerous they are and threaten them with government attack.
That is brilliant – can I steal that statement of yours??
So, the one question that conditions our response is always … Conspiracy or Organic? When we try to strategize, we’re confused and diffused by that uncertainty at every step.
People of the right can’t imagine the sort of mind that would woke itself like they do. But they exist, as Galileo might have said. How to accommodate both? I suggest we consider the ascendant left to be orchestrated by a malevolent A.I.
It’s probably false, but I can’t disprove it, and it organized my observations well.
I’ll take a combination of the first two without the third for $500, Alex.
We can’t disprove the influence of the Maesters either, but in the absence of evidence, we’ll let that go as well.
When you don’t cite the trilateral Rothschild lizard commission it kind of hurts their tender reptilian feelings.
It started long before the 1930s. It started even before Woodrow Wilson, though it didn’t amount to much before him.
As for the role of the Supreme Court in supporting all this, you are probably right to point to the 1930s. As far as I know, anyway.