Fear-mongering is an old game played by the powerful elites to influence the opinions and actions of others. In the Western hemisphere, it has metasicized into grotesque proportions. We have a nation afraid of its own shadow now & folks are arrmng themselves – or standing their ground – against this wily menace that exists mostly in their empty heads & projected outwards to the unfortunate “Other”.
Recently I was in a bookstore and overheard this white woman telling another person ” I heard ISIS was in Baltimore now…” to which he responded, “I’m not surprised – you know how they are”. I grimaced at the sheer ignorance & gullibility & tried to dismiss it, but the comments stuck with me. As much as I try to give people a pass – “For sure, they know better..they have to know better…” I tell myself, oftentimes – I end up getting knocked back down by repeated instances of idiocy & a justice & corporate media system that seem color-coded in how it reprimands & reports such idiocy.
Here are a few examples of what I’m talking about:
I could go on & on with examples of the political & spiritual rot that has taken hold in the West. Folks, especially white folk, have inherited a poisonous legacy of white supremacy & have rendered themselves extremely gullible &, at the extreme end, divisive & dangerous. Their collective inability to look in the mirror perpetuates the age-old master/slave narrative. The whip has been replaced with the gun & young black males in particular are the unfortunate victims of the current madness. Stand your ground is less about self-defense, but more about the right to kill wihtout a cause – the right to kill black folk, in particular (NOTE: The greatest determining factor in whether your Stand Your Ground claim will hold up is the race of the victim…homicides were ‘justifiable’ in 49 percent of cases in which a white man shot a black man compared to just 8 percent of cases in which the roles were reversed. )
So, although ISIS, a US-made instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region, is a violent & destructive force, it is not them we should worry too much about on this side. It’s the idiotic & degenerate citizens in our midst that we have to keep our eye on & resist.