Most Americans – those identified by H.L. Mencken as the “boobeoisie” – have an understanding of the nature of political systems that equates with what their high school civics class teachers taught them. On the other hand, students of realpolitik – the way state systems actually operate – are quite familiar with the role of the agent provocateur, which one dictionary defines as :an undercover agent who acts to entice another person to commit an illegal or rash act or falsely implicate them in partaking in an illegal act. Another practice is that of the “false flag,” in which actions carried out by one group are made to appear as though they have been perpetrated by someone else. Into the latter category one finds the ubiquitous “terrorist.”
Reading Will Grigg’s excellent blog today on the murder of three persons in Las Vegas – two of them police officers – had the hint of the agent provocateur all over it. “Tell the police the revolution has begun,” one of the gunmen was reported to have said. How naïve does one have to be to accept such a statement at face value? If the state can get Boobus to believe that those who oppose the political domination of society are the sort of people who will randomly start shooting people, it can start handing out the arm-bands to be worn by all loyal and obedient subjects.
A variation on the twisting of reality to serve political ends was seen, today, in North Hollywood. It appears that the police had warrants for the arrest of a man, and when they tried to make that arrest, he allegedly got into his car – with a rifle – and began one of those periodic car-chases up and down the LA area freeways that entertain so many. After two or more hours of this circus, the man stopped his car in North Hollywood and ran into a housing area where, at last report, he had been cornered but not captured. How does the media keep Boobus focused on this latest illegality? It happens that the housing project is in the same general area as a number of schools. The schools were “locked down” – even though, at no time, was there any evidence presented to us that this man intended any involvement with the schools or students. Soon, the students were taken to a public park, and their parents called to inform them that their children could be picked up there. Helicopters covered this non-rescue in detail, thus working into the statist script the recurring theme that political regulation and superintendence is done “for the children.”
There are genuine threats of harm to people in our world, and not all of such dangers are concocted and carried out by the state. When such “news” is presented to you, remain skeptical of its authorship, and ask whether the implicit threat is “real” or “fabricated.” The cui bono principle is always good to keep in mind: “who would benefit” from all of this?5:05 pm on June 9, 2014