America once aimed to develop in our citizens a sense of self-responsibility, a willingness to confront the world as it is, and an ability to distinguish between right and wrong by fostering strong ethics and morality that once allowed us to evaluate our situations in terms of logic, facts, and reality. This form of thought is slowly fading away from the society in which we find ourselves living in today. It is a society that is not only less inclined to look towards the truth, but is actively discouraged in doing so when the truth does not align with their perspective or their agenda.
The power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, and of misunderstanding the simplest arguments by injecting one’s own agenda reigns supreme in our society. This isn’t because society for the most part is regressing, but because authoritarianism in thought and in action is progressing with little to no resistance. The more we refuse to acknowledge this, the more we cede to realize how pervasive it has become throughout most of our nation’s institutions.
For a glimpse into where authoritarianism in thought is progressing, we need not look any further than George Orwell who elaborated on this predisposition in his infamous book 1984. Orwell wrote that this “new aristocracy [is] made up for the most part of bureaucrats, scientists, technicians, trade-union organizers, publicity experts, sociologists, teachers, journalists, and professional politicians. They [are] less avaricious, less tempted by luxury, hungrier for pure power, and, above all, more conscious of what they [are] doing and more intent on crushing opposition. This last difference was cardinal. By comparison with that existing today, all the tyrannies of the past were half-hearted and inefficient.” Orwell continues, “the ruling groups were always infected to some extent by liberal ideas, and were content to leave loose ends everywhere, to regard only the overt act and to be uninterested in what their subjects were thinking.”
Those who are in power are no longer content in leaving “loose ends everywhere”. It is not sufficient enough to them to enforce complete obedience to the will of their agenda, they must also enforce complete uniformity of opinion on all subjects. “To do this”, writes Orwell, “all that needed to be done was the process of continuous alteration to newspapers, books, periodicals, pamphlets, films, photos, cartoons — to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance. Day by day, minute by minute, the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the party [in power] could be shown with evidence to have been correct, nor was any item of news, expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the party, ever allowed to remain on record.”
Orwell then ominously warns “if the party could thrust its hand into the past and say of this or that event, it never happened — that was more terrifying than mere death or torture.” We can no longer brush aside such statements as fantasy, for it’s becoming our reality with each passing day.
The bureaucrats within a multitude of ever growing agencies that create regulation after regulation based upon their parties fanatical ideology; the tenured professors who restrict the usage of words they deem offensive while punishing those who dare challenge them by practicing their right to free speech; the scientists who go along in propagating an erroneous myth of “climate change”; the journalists who act as the praetorian guard media as they spew this administrations talking points from healthcare to the environment and everything in between; finally we have the professional politicians who abdicate their responsibilities once elected into office as they campaign on a platform of lies and deceit. All of this adds to the growing environment of authoritarianism as those who are currently in power seek to facilitate deception and manipulation of thought upon our society. The ultimate goal of this is to restrict the understanding of the real world as it is, not as they’d like to be.
The aim of authoritarianism in thought is to enclose people in an orthodox pseudo-reality and isolate them from the real world in precisely the same fashion we see happening today. This can’t be accomplished though with words alone as action is also needed in order to force uniformity of opinion and thus conformity of an orthodox pseudo-reality. There is no better example of this than the false narrative that has emerged surrounding the racist term of “white privilege“.
David Horowitz and John Perazzo of the David Horowitz Freedom Center describe the origins behind today’s fabricated notion of “white skin privilege”. They explain the history behind the term with the following:
“It was first made popular during the 1960s by the Weatherman terrorists as they launched their bombing run against ‘Amerikkka,’ calling on whites to give up the power their skin color gave them and join the global race war the radicals believed was already in progress. Weatherman were a fringe group most of whose ideas were rejected by the dominant culture. But unfortunately their views on race were not. In succeeding decades the idea of ‘white skin privilege’ became new default position for racial crusaders and race hustlers alike who believed that white skin privilege was alive and well in our society–not because white Americans were actively racist, but because they enjoyed the invisible privileges and prerogatives that go along with their skin color.”
While the Weatherman we’re once discarded for their radical and racist ideas, the term “white privilege” as Horowitz and Perazzo note, has become a default position for not only racial crusaders but for militant racist factions of organizations such as Black Lives Matter. “At first glance”, notes Perazzo, “it seems difficult to imagine anyone taking issue with the obvious, self-evident truth articulated by those three simple words. But when we peel away the veneer of deception, we find that Black Lives Matter (BLM) is in fact one of the most destructive, hateful, racist movements in living memory. Founded by a core group of revolutionaries who detest the United States and revere the nation’s most devoted radical enemies, BLM is, at its essence, an ideological reincarnation of the Black Panther movement that flourished in the Sixties.”
It’s no wonder that the phrase “white privilege” created by Obama’s long time friend and leader of the Weatherman Bill Ayers, would reemerge with a vengeance under his administration. BLM came to prominence in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the “white Hispanic” who was tried for murder and manslaughter vis-à-vis the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin. Perazzo writes that according to BLM, “Zimmerman’s act was but a microcosm of the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society and continues to exacerbate the deep psychological wounds of slavery, racism and structural oppression.” Perazzo then goes on to document the four corner stones behind the BLM movement as it maintains that:
(a) our nation’s “corrupt democracy” was originally “built on Indigenous genocide and chattel slavery” and “continues to thrive on the brutal exploitation of people of color”; (b) “the ugly American traditions of patriarchy, classism, racism, and militarism” pervade every aspect of our society; (c) “structural oppression” still “prevents so many from realizing their dreams”; and (d) blacks in the U.S. are routinely “de-humaniz[ed]” and targeted for “extrajudicial killings … by police and vigilantes” in our “white supremacist system.”
In order to force uniformity of opinion and conformity to this orthodox pseudo-reality envisioned by BLM, universities, public schools, the government, politicians, and virtually everyone within the so called media propagate BLM’s position by pushing a concept entirely created by the Weatherman terrorists of the 1960’s.
Last week we witnessed what happens when the ramifications of pushing a false narrative takes root in the minds of those who decide its time to act.
On Wednesday, Vester Lee Flanagan II, a black individual, shot and killed a white cameraman and a white reporter on live TV in Virginia before killing himself. In his manifesto Flanagan wrote that “the church shooting was the tipping point …I’ve been a human powder keg for a while … just waiting to go BOOM!!!” The church shooting he was referring to was the one that took place in Charleston in June that was committed by Dylann Roof, a white individual, who took the lives of 9 black victims by shooting them to death while they attended church. The collective response to the Charleston shooting by the media, politicians, BLM, and even the president himself was to generalize from Mr. Roof’s race and his victim’s race that what happened in Charleston was yet “one more example of 200 years of violence against blacks by whites in America.” By pushing the rhetoric and false narrative that insinuated the motive behind the Charleston shooting was racism, the south, white people in general, and even the Confederate flag, it was only a matter of time until a “powder keg” like Flanagan would be pushed over the edge.
On Friday, Shannon Miles, a black individual, approached the white Houston sheriff’s deputy Darren Goforth from behind while he was pumping gas unaware and ambushed him by shooting him in the back of the head while proceeding to unload an entire magazine into Goforth’s body. At a press conference Saturday, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman (R), described the motivation behind Goforth’s execution as being due to the fact that he was wearing a uniform. Hickman then went on to state the following:
“Our system of justice absolutely requires law enforcement be present to protect our community so any point when the rhetoric ramps up to the point where calculated, cold-blooded assassination of police officers happen this rhetoric has gotten out of control. We’ve heard black lives matter — all lives matter — well, cops’ lives matter too. So why don’t we just drop the qualifier and just say lives matter and take that to the bank.”
Those who are in power pushing what once appeared to be a ridiculous notion of “white privilege” are now reaping what they have sown as the organization of Black Lives Matter has now become militant in their agenda. Yet, the rhetoric of racism, oppression, and “white privilege” continues and will continue as Barack Obama has championed this very same narrative long before he ever became a Senator, let alone the President. And he isn’t alone in his views as those within the Department of Justice (DOJ) have done virtually nothing to intervene.
When the head of the Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan demanded retaliation against police in late July by calling on “10,000 fearless men” to “rise up and kill those who kill us; stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling”, Obama’s DOJ did not intervene. When members of the New Black Panther Party marched in front of the Waller County jail in Houston, Texas two weeks before Deputy Goforth’s assassination and shouted, “You’re gonna stop doing what you’re doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness”, Obama’s DOJ did not intervene. When members rallying behind the hashtags Black Lives Matter movement called for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops on a radio blog show hosted from Texas last Tuesday night, Obama’s DOJ did not intervene. These statements are incitement and are not protected under the first amendment yet no investigations have been made into such organizations as Black Lives Matter, the Nation of Islam, and the New Black Panther Party.
It basically comes down to this, if you wanted to deceive and manipulate the thoughts of the majority of Americans with the ultimate goal of restricting their understanding of the real world as it is, you would continue to allow such racist organizations to exist for they push the false narrative of “white privilege” and without their actions, Obama’s rhetoric of racism would fall apart.