I have long believed that the US ruling class has a “Flight 93” plan where, if all else fails, they will simply foment a multi-faction civil war pitting as many ethnic, religious, political, and cultural groups against each other as possible. Think of Lebanon in the early 1980s, the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, or Syria in the 2010s. In fact, that’s what they do in the Middle Eastern sector of the Empire now, in collusion with their Israeli and Gulf State junior partners.
If push comes to shove, they will use the same tactics in the domestic USA. Promoting inter-tribal warfare (racial, religious, cultural, socioeconomic, political) is the stupidest idea possible. The constant tirade of scapegoating and victimology that comes from places all over the political, cultural, religious, ethnic, and racial spectrum serves no ultimate purpose other than pushing the US in the direction of Syria, Lebanon, or Yugoslavia.
What we need are peacemakers to emerge from all tribes who point out that the members of their respective tribes who fall for this stuff are merely playing the ruling class’ game.
Why do Bank of America, Target, and Amazon seemingly not care when their properties are torched and looted but instead post “woke” slogans on their social media? Why do right-wing media demagogues bash cops who actually show concern about police brutality, in contradiction with their usual “cops can do no wrong” attitude? Why does the Deep State simply roll their eyes when some pathetic figure like Trump wants to call out the army to suppress internecine conflict between the lumpenproletariat and the petite bourgeoisie? Why do clerical oligarchies teach their followers that married gays but not Wal-Mart and Goldman-Sachs are their enemies? Why do we constantly hear talk about removing monuments to Confederate leaders but not those to traditional American oligarchs like the Rockefellers? Why do the Dragon Lady and Sleepy Joe refer to the rural white lumpenproletariat as “deplorables” but not the war profiteers at Boeing and Raytheon?
Think about some of this, folks.
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