Feds' orchestrated Charlottesville political theatre. Don't take the bait





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Published on Aug 20, 2017

Far-right and far-left clashes in Charlottesville, former Occupy Wall Street organiser Jason Kessler becomes Charlottesville white supremacist march organiser; US:  provocateurs – changing sides; What Every Radical Should Know About State Repression: A Guide for Activists, Victor Serge’s exposé of the methods of surveillance and harassment of political activists by the czarist police reads like a spy thriller. But as Dalia Hashad points out in her introduction, this book will have a resonance with political activists today who face a new wave of repression under the Patriot Act and racial profiling in the name of the “war on terror.;  should statues be pulled down? - confederate statues – history of US civil war – slavery in US; Slave Trader Edward Colston statue in Bristol but not abolitionist Thomas Clarkson; Nelson's column in the Irish republic was blown up in 1966 by the IRA. Up Went Nelson: Irish song about blowing up Nelson's Column in Dublin, Ireland.

Charlottesville: Don't Take the Bait
Joe Quinn - Sott.net - Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:59 UTC

The 'white supremacy' march and car attack on antifa counterprotestors at Charlottesville last week has been presented by the mainstream media as clear evidence of the endemic racism in America, particularly among Conservatives and those who voted for or support Donald Trump. There's a serious problem of racism and discrimination in America today, against Blacks, Latinos, homosexuals and transgenders, or so we're told. Something has to be done, therefore, and everyone should get behind these 'minorities' and their fight for 'equal rights'.

In this hystericized atmosphere, supposed 'representatives' of just about every other minority you can think of have jumped on the victimhood bandwagon. If you're a member of a minority and feel that you're being discriminated against, then you're actively encouraged to get out and protest about it. If you're a member of a minority group and don't feel like you're being discriminated against, then you've probably internalized and accepted the discrimination, and need to wake up and start protesting.

What all of this reveals is not so much that discrimination is rife in the USA today, but that victim-hood promises all sorts of unearned privileges and even power, so you'd be a fool not to get some while the getting is good.

But back to Charlottesville. The basic sequence of events is that a group of intellectually challenged, blowhard, would-be 'white supremacists' organized a march in the town to protest the proposed removal of a statue to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Left wing activists organized a protest march. Pitched battles ensued and the cops mostly took the approach of standing back and letting them beat each other for a while until they inevitably had enough and went home.

But events took a deadly turn when a 'white supremacist' decided to drive his car through a group of antifa people, killing one woman and injuring several others. This was a god-send to those who would like to see social chaos spread as far and as wide as possible in the USA, because it served as 'evidence' that the tiny minority of 'white supremacists' - and the large demographic of Conservatives that supposedly support them along with 'their president - really are a deadly threat to multicultural America. In addition, it offered just cause for the radical left to push ahead with their dangerous agenda of attempting to enforce equality on everyone and wipe out discrimination of any kind.

These guys had a national army behind them

The second indicator that Charlottesville was far from the image the media has portrayed is the contrast between the tough-talking, gun-toting 'speaker' for the 'Unite the Right' march in Charlottesville - Christopher Cantwell - as seen in the Vice News documentary, and the subsequent video of him blubbering to camera and disavowing his principles simply because he thought there was a warrant out for his arrest (there wasn't).

The third piece of evidence that Charlotttesville is another CNN "nothing burger" can be seen in the background of the organizer of the 'Unite the Right' march, Jason Kessler. Until October 2016 when he 'came out' as a white nationalist, Kessler had been an Obama supporter.

An established web-based essayist and print author, Quinn has been writing incisive editorials for Sott.net for over 10 years. His articles have appeared on many alternative news sites and he has been interviewed on several internet radio shows and has also appeared on Iranian Press TV. His articles can also be found on his personal blog www.JoeQuinn.net.


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