Monday, January 10, 2011

The Uses of Political Violence

by Justin Raimondo, January 10, 2011

"......For the ruling class, the uses of political violence are many and various – even if the violence isn’t being committed (this time) by our overseas allies or our own CIA. We hear a lot of babbling about how this means we have to tamp down the supposedly appalling “polarization” of our society, tamp down the “rhetoric,” and learn to love the middle ground. “Extremism” is the enemy of the day, and anyone who wanders off the straight and narrow is a dangerous potential “terrorist.”

Bullshit. Of course our rulers – who are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, both financial and political – don’t want any polarization. Instead, they want us to calmly accept our fate under their system, and go down quietly. They don’t want WikiLeaks exposing their overseas criminality, they don’t want anyone questioning their own criminal activities on the home front, and if you rock the boat you’re an “extremist” with “terrorist” inclinations, a candidate for the no-fly list and an investigation by Homeland Security.

This is the world they’re working to create: an America where speech is regulated, where the internet is controlled by the government, and the only political violence allowed is that engaged in by the US military on a massive scale, and practiced on nonwhites, preferably overseas. Are you ready to live in that world? I’m not, but then again, I may not have much choice in the matter."

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