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For the Black Lives Matter Protesters and Supporters
Useful Idiot is a term that you may or may not be familiar with. It’s use is often attributed to Vladimir Lenin. Regardless of it’s actual point of origin, it’s used to describe people who function as tools in a cause whose ultimate goals they are blind to and whose leaders hold them in contempt while simultaneously using them for their own ends. In the case of Black Lives Matter, it describes a purposeful manipulation of emotion and a spoonfeeding of propaganda on the part of the more powerful leaders that is taken up by the street level protestors or “marks” as truth.
You see, they are using you, my friends. They’re using you as attack dogs to help in their desire to create chaos and disorder. What kind of leaders willfully try to set people against each other? Those who want to replace what once existed with something new. In this case, that means enemies of America who want to “fundamentally transform” her. When things are chaotic, when the public is upset, when groups are running around calling implicitly and explicitly for violence they get what they want…a general population longing for a return to order, safety and increased security.
That order, safety and increased security translates into expanded government control. It means the people will more willingly give up their freedoms and privacy so that they may feel safe. Citizens will allow the government to overreach in ways they would normally reject out of hand. Setting people against each other is simply a tactic.
Few of those encouraging you care one whit about identifying or addressing the real causes of problems in the black community. That’s why they remain silent when young, black men shoot and kill each other in major cities, every single weekend, in staggering numbers. Have you noticed that those black lives don’t matter? Nobody reports on it, nobody marches or chants to bring “awareness” to the carnage, no government official condemns it, they just allow the bloody bodies to be carted off; out of sight, out of mind and keep talking about how WHITE people (police in particular) are racist and therefore dangerous to black people. The thousands of young, black men dying at the hands of other young, black men don’t matter to them one bit.
Only certain black lives matter…the ones the government/media complex can plug-and-play into the storyline they wish to promote, the ones that will stoke discord and create unrest. The ones that will pit black against white people.
Social cohesion is the enemy of “transformation.” Our citizens will reject losses of personal freedom and increased government meddling and control as long as things are going well. Social (and economic) chaos is the goal because it eventually brings calls for order. The government will position themselves as the solution when they step in with the permission of a weary, psychologically battered and confused population to impose the requested order. What comes next is a predictable and historically repetitive repression of the population “for their own good.” They purposely encourage the problem in order to solve the problem in a way that causes the people to willingly cede their power.
My friends, they have you marching in the streets, calling for violence against your fellow citizens, spewing vile, hateful, divisive rhetoric. They have you encouraging mayhem, murder and screeching for a race war you cannot win. They have you rejecting the very people who wade into urban pockets of criminality and try to keep the innocent from being preyed upon. Without them, those same communities will be completely swallowed up by the violent. The result will only be more misery, more despair.
I can promise you one thing. Nothing you’re doing will improve the lives of black people. It can only further deteriorate the cause of peace and true justice. They have you working against your own interests and doing it with great vigor.
While you are useful to them, you will be allowed to continue stirring the pot. When they are done with you, you’ll be discarded without a second thought; no more print coverage, no more spots on the nightly news, no more understanding murmurings coming from those government officials you think have real sympathy with your cause. If you dare to keep it up after your Use By date, they will crush you without mercy.
Stop what you’re doing, take a pause and look back into world history. You will see that this is nothing new. It’s been done time and time again to lessen the power that people have to affect their own destiny and to deliver more power into the hands of the ruling class. I assure you, THEY know history. They are functioning as puppet masters, pulling strings and fomenting unrest to chip away at the bedrock of your liberty.
Your future could and should be bright. The opportunities and possibilities this country traditionally offers her citizens exist in no other place on this earth. A better life won’t be bestowed by the government (that’s the dangerous lure of socialism and the sweet song of fascism) but it can be achieved. Your actions are a rejection of the very order that allows upward social and economic movement in America. You’re helping the ruling class wrest the possibility for advancement from you in your improperly focused efforts. You’re helping them close the door on the possibility of a prosperous future for yourself and for the rest of your countrymen.
Black people and white people in America are in the same boat. Like it or not our fortunes and future are intertwined. We must not allow ourselves to be moved around the board like chess pieces in a wicked game. We must resist becoming useful idiots; misguided and energetic fools, complicit in our own destruction.