Another fatal shooting of a black citizen in Charlotte, North Carolina, this time by a black police officer whose chief of police is also a black man, sets a now-normalized cycle of violence into motion. The mob becomes infused with emotional screams containing false information from hysterical participants, who have not a clue as to what happened to precipitate the police shooting. That doesn’t matter.
The mob riots. More people die. Even more rumors fly through the pandemonium about who killed the latest victims. The beleaguered police become more and more de-legitimized by slanted press coverage and calls for “social justice” yelled out over the airwaves by politicians. Finally, at some point, civil order entirely collapses. Or perhaps it already has collapsed.
Underlying facts don’t matter any longer. The immediate response to any police shooting is now a riot and we’re being conditioned to accept it as a matter of course, much as we’re being conditioned to accept acts of violent jihad as the new normality. The mobs are taking over.
So, who and what are behind the mobs? Diana West’s recent essay, based upon Vladimir Lenin’s writing gives us a good starting point. She published her piece following the recent killings of five Dallas Police Officers. Diana writes, in part:
In The State and Revolution, V. I. Lenin elaborates on Marx’s demonic ravings about a violent revolution to create a state of “armed workers” that will itself “begin to wither away.” Madness. Beginning with the first Bolshevik regime in the Soviet Union under Lenin, all such revolutions have only created monstrous dictatorships, which, far from withering away, have slaughtered millions and millions of their own and other peoples all over Planet Earth.
Did five more die in Dallas last night?
Lenin saw police as the front line of the enemy — the enemy, of course, being existing society, which had to be destroyed.
…at a certain stage in the development of democracy, it first welds together the class that wages a revolutionary struggle against capitalism — the proletariat — and enables it to crush, smash to smithereens, wipe off the face of the earth the bourgeois, even the republican-bourgeois, state machine — the standing army, the police and the bureaucracy — and to substitute for it a more democratic state machine, but a state machine nevertheless, in the shape of the armed masses of workers who develop into a militia in which the entire population takes part…
…In “What Is To Be Done?” Lenin set forth the strategy:
…the Social-Democrat’s [Communist’s] ideal should not be the trade union secretary, but the tribune of the people, who is able to react to every manifestation of tyranny and oppression, no matter where it appears, no matter what stratum or class of the people it affects; who is able to generalise all these manifestations and produce a single picture of police violence and capitalist exploitation; who is able to take advantage of every event, however small, in order to set forth before all his socialist convictions and his democratic demands, in order to clarify for all and everyone the world-historic significance of the struggle for the emancipation of the proletariat…
Read all of it. Diana’s analyses are always well-thought out and supported by solid documentary evidence.
The problem is that the rioting mobs and the voices which are spurring them on are not interested in any stinking documentary evidence. There is a very sinister agenda at work here. As Diana finishes her essay her analysis of Barack Obama’s response to investigations of police shootings and the subsequent riots:
…But regardless of the outcome of such [police] investigations, what’s clear is that these fatal shootings are not isolated incidents. They are symptomatic of the broader challenges within our criminal justice system, the racial disparities that appear across the system year after year, and the resulting lack of trust that exists between law enforcement and too many of the communities they serve.
But regardless of the outcome of such investigations — ?
In other words, no matter what caused these officers to use lethal force against individuals (whose records and apparent gang affiliations remain opaque to the MSM), Obama must lay down the generalizing narrative that produces “a single picture of police violence” — even if it is a false scent, which has already become a bloody trail.
Lenin would be very pleased.
Indeed. He would be delighted.