THE last two weeks have seen an attempt at a cultural Marxist revolution in both the US and the UK, which has been fabricated using the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as a cover.
Floyd’s death was a shocking event. The police officer who allegedly killed him has rightfully been arrested and will face trial for murder. He is entitled to a fair trial, but given the general outrage, this is uncertain.
This outrage and media response is selective and unrepresentative, as was detailed in yesterday’s TCW. But one example of the media’s mindset is the case of a white man, Timothy Coffman, who was killed by a police officer in exactly the same manner in Florida in 2016. Most of the mainstream media and the Twitterati found it unworthy of even a mention.
Institutions and businesses as well as the MSM of the UK, the US and other Western nations have been successfully used to generate a false narrative of systemic racism. This is straight out of the playbook of Saul Alinsky, the father of modern Marxist activism. Rule No. 13 from his 1972 book Rules for Radicals says: ‘Pick a target, freeze it, personalise it, polarise it.’
George Floyd’s death has been frozen and used in a deliberate attempt by a determined minority to polarise society in order to undermine it and to feed a frenzy of discontent with, and guilt about, Western civilisation.
Classic Marxism aims to generate class consciousness in the proletariat so the ‘intellectual’ leaders of the revolution can use their dissatisfaction to overthrow the bourgeoisie.
The aim today is to create class consciousness among the ‘black community’ and to use them to tear down history and rip apart the fabric of civilisation, so that the far Left intellectuals can replace it with their Marxist utopia – preventing Brexit in Britain and plunging the US back into the hands of the dark forces of illiberal-Leftist ‘progressivism’.
The Black Lives Matter movement is at the core of this current attack, along with Antifa. The very name is deceptive. Black lives, of course, do matter, along with all lives.
But the clever branding of the movement enables its supporters to level the accusation that if you do not agree with their aims, if you are not sufficiently outraged and if you do not support tearing down the statues and monuments they wish to tear down, then you are a racist who supports slavery.
This is abject nonsense, but the useful idiots (in the Church of England and at Oxford University to name two) who, to display their virtue, are marching to the Marxist drumbeat, have cast aside all reason and logic.
Many have already been brainwashed at universities. Although they are largely privileged and live in a nation where there is equal opportunity and freedom for all, they have been convinced that the UK and the US are bad countries which are responsible for systemic injustices against a grand coalition of the minorities.
Thus black people are victims of systemic racism, homosexuals are victims are heteronormativity, transgenders are victims of cis-normativity, and women are victims of the patriarchy.
In cultural Marxist thinking, all of these imaginary systems of oppression need to smashed so that the oppressed minorities can be liberated. Thus the slogans often end up calling for facets of Western society to be smashed: ‘Smash white privilege’; ‘smash heteronormativity’; ‘smash the binary’; ‘smash the patriarchy’; ‘smash the family’; ‘smash Christianity’, and ‘smash capitalism’.
This has been manifested in reality with the vandalism of monuments such as Winston Churchill’s statue. It has accelerated into real violence perpetrated against police officers, such as the poor policewoman who was knocked off her horse and suffered severe injuries after a thug at a BLM / Antifa demonstration threw a bicycle at her horse by the Cenotaph in Whitehall.
The silent majority look on in horror at this violence and vandalism perpetrated by BLM / Antifa, but they are ignored as usual by the MSM, who are complicit in spinning the narrative of systemic racism.
It is a false narrative. The UK is one of the best places in the world to be a black person or other ethnic minority. There is equal opportunity for all and there is a long culture and tradition of freedom, although this is being eroded steadily by the political correctness of the ‘progressive’ Left and their practice of repressive tolerance: Tolerance for ‘progressive’ ideologies, and repression for those with conservative, Christian and traditional values.
This silent majority includes many black and ethnic minority people as well, but it does not suit the MSM to give conservative ethnic minorities any airtime: That would burst their current narrative that all black people are uniquely oppressed by a systemically racist society.
It is of course, not always easy to grow up as a black person in the UK, particularly if you come from a poor area of Inner London. Yet, neither is it easy growing up as a working-class white person on a council estate, or as the child of a single mum in one of the many men deserts, or the back end of a forgotten post-industrial town.
The politics of resentment will not help their plight. Neither will they be uplifted by raging Marxists shouting insults at the police in London or ripping down statues in Bristol, before retiring to their local coffee shop to post pictures of themselves on Instagram.
The aims of Black Lives Matter are to defund the police, close prisons, disrupt the nuclear family and smash capitalism. The exact opposite is needed to improve all lives, including black lives.
The police are vital to keep our streets safe and would be able to do so far more effectively if they were not hampered by the politically correct posturing of their top brass and political leaders, who ask them to ‘take the knee’ before the crowds which want to abolish them.
Capitalism has raised hundreds of millions out of poverty. Children who grow up in families with a mother and father do better in general in every measure. It is not anarchy or Marxism which will improves lives, it is conservatism.