The death of George Floyd under the knee of Officer Derek Chauvin raises a number of questions that have not been answered. Supposedly Floyd was pulled over for passing a bad $20.00 bill. He was taken from his vehicle and offered no resistance to the officers. Placed on the ground and handcuffed, Officer Chauvin then knelt on his neck for over eight minutes despite Floyd complaining that he couldn’t breathe, until he expired. Chauvin and the three other officers on the scene, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng. were immediately fired. Subsequently the Mayor of Minneapolis sought to have them all arrested on charges relating to the murder of Mr. Floyd.
Proper police procedure when a subject is cuffed and prone is pretty much to leave him alone. If he is struggling to get up and the officer doesn’t want him up, is to kneel on his butt, this effectively immobilizes him In addition to Chauvin kneeling on his neck there was also an officer kneeling on Floyd’s butt. Regardless, Chauvin’s action was clearly abusive and well outside of policing norms. Granted Chauvin was the senior officer on scene, but how odd that none of the others seem to have said, “Cool it, Chauvin. You’re blowing it. Why not just pick him up and toss him in the back seat of the cruiser?”
In recent years we have seen a lot of police brutality employed against the citizenry they are sworn to protect. When it comes to police overreach there is no discrimination against Blacks, all races are potential victims. There are certain people who crave the the power of life and death over their fellow man, and such people naturally gravitate to where they can exercise that power. Qualified Immunity too often shields them from the consequences of their actions. Most Police officers are good people honorably doing a difficult job made even more difficult by the mistrust engendered by their irresponsible fellow officers.
The coroner’s report states that Floyd did not die of traumatic strangulation or asphyxiation. In the image above it is clear that Chauvin was applying pressure the the back of Floyd’s neck, and was not compressing the trachea of obstructing his nose and mouth. It might be the case that the pressure on his neck constricted the carotid artery depriving Floyd’s brain of oxygen, but that would have resulted in unconsciousness and ultimately death in a lot less than eight minutes. “Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease,” said the complaint from the Hennepin County Attorney. “The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.”
Before arriving, the only information the fire crew had was that Floyd, called “pt” in the report, had trauma to his mouth. Fire Station 17 of Minneapolis then arrived at Cup Foods to multiple police squads on scene and a small crowd of citizens.
The report says while MFD attempted to locate Floyd, several people told them that the police “had killed the man.” There was no clear info on Floyd’s whereabouts from either initial police officers or bystanders.
The report says MFD was finally able to locate an officer inside the store, who told them that Hennepin Healthcare medics loaded Floyd into an ambulance and left the scene.
Meanwhile, the fire crew did locate an off-duty firefighter who witnessed the end of the struggle, and said that he saw Floyd go from struggling to unresponsive on the ground while handcuffed and subdued by police.
Dispatch then notified the fire crew that the medics needed assistance and they responded to 36th and Park Avenue.
Two of the fire crew members got into the ambulance. At that time, medics had a chest compression device working on an “unresponsive, pulseless” Floyd. The fire crew members assisted medics and accompanied them to Hennepin Healthcare, where life-saving attempts were continued.
“Medics performed pulse checks several times, finding none, and delivered one shock by their monitor. [Floyd’s] condition did not change,” the report said.
George Floyd and now-former Officer Derek Chauvin both worked security at the El Nuevo Rodeo club on Lake Street, according to Maya Santamaria. Santamaria owned the building for nearly two decades, but sold the venue within the last few months.
‘Chauvin was our off-duty police for almost the entirety of the 17 years that we were open,’ Santamaria said. ‘They were working together at the same time, it’s just that Chauvin worked outside and the security guards were inside.’
Still there is much we don’t know. How coincidental that Chauvin just happens to be the cop that pulls his co-worker Floyd over for passing a bogus $20 bill. Where did he get the $20, what was he trying to do with it, and was it in fact counterfeit? Was there even a $20 bill in the first place? We don’t know. How strange that Chauvin kneels on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes in violation of protocol. How odd that when the Fire Department got there they couldn’t find Floyd’s body, and had to hunt around until they got pointed to the ambulance that doesn’t seem to have been visible to them when they arrived. Seriously, if you were a Fire Department type looking to assist an injured person wouldn’t you go peek in the ambulance first? But they don’t seem to have seen it, how do you hide an ambulance on the street at a crisis scene? At this point I’m not convinced that this hasn’t been staged to produce a major national distraction.
A distraction from what? Glad you asked.
Richard Grenell declassified even more documents before stepping down in favor of John Ratcliffe, the new Director of National Intelligence. This latest batch includes the transcript of General Flynn’s conversation with Russian Ambasador Kislyak. Grenell has been extremely effective, having declassified and made public a mass of documentation that utterly exposes the corrupt FBI’s persecution of Michael Flynn and their failed coup attempt against President Donald Trump. Granted you will not hear anything about all this in the mainstream propaganda outfits, but the riots following Floyd’s death guarantee that they will never hit the airwaves.
In Yuri Bezmenov’s lexicon the process of replacing a fallen government with a pro Soviet, or in today’s world, a Socialist government, is called Normalization. The term was coined by Leonid Brezhnev following the short lived and brutally suppressed Hungarian revolt in 1956, when he declared that “the situation in Hungary has been normalized.” That normalization resulted in thousands of Hungarians who had supported the revolt being shot out of hand, imprisoned, tortured, and for the more prominent among them, taken to Russia tried and shot in secret. The Kremlin kept a firm thumb on the Hungarians up until the Soviet collapse in 1991. In a similar manner the Prague Spring of 1968 was “normalized” with somewhat less savagery as the Czechs offered no violent resistance to Russian Army when they invaded.
These are just a few examples of of what normalization means for those unfortunate enough to be on the losing end of Communist aggression. Difficulties in arriving at exact numbers are twofold. First, accurate records are seldom kept, the Germans being the grim exception. Second, Marxist true believers continue to foment revolutions worldwide, and those already in Socialist chains continue to suffer and die at astronomical rates. The Black Book of Communism, published in 1997, is long out of date. A somewhat more up to date summary can be found here.
In the previous essay in this series, as well two earlier articles here and here I laid out some of the reasons to believe that the response to the Wuhan virus is a scam, a Bezmenov Crisis event. We have more information today than was available in those two older articles, but they lead to the same conclusion. The Communists masquerading as Democrats are playing for all the marbles.
One of America’s greatest military geniuses, if not the greatest, was Colonel John Boyd, USAF. Among the innovative and useful concepts he developed is the OODA loop. Every strategic and tactical action, whether military or not, follows these steps. Observe, Orient, Decide, Act. Whichever side can complete these steps the fastest has the initiative, and thus the advantage. For decades the Communists have had the advantage because they understood that that they were at war with America while America did not. They devised and practiced plans of action that left patriotic Americans confused and paralyzed, unable to correctly understand the threat or devise a suitable response. In the struggle against this evil ideology Americans went along, fat and dumb and happy, believing that these people were Americans and on America’s side. Now we know better; this realization is a very good thing.
How might they have hoped their scenario would play out? Let’s game it out.
President Trump not a smart man (so they think), not being a medical man nor having a background in science, would depend on his scientific advisers who recommend to him that for the sake of the country he must shut it down, everybody goes into voluntary quarantine. He does this, and the people voluntarily lock themselves into house arrest, utterly terrified of the Wuhan virus, and stay that way until a vaccine is developed. This would take many months, vaccines are not easy, during which time the trembling population would watch helplessly as their savings disappear, their jobs disappear, they become increasingly dependent on the government, growing angry and frustrated and hopeless. Come November they would vote Trump out of office, any shortfall in votes would be made up by hundreds of thousands of mail in “bonus ballots” all voting Democrat. A new Democrat administration would earn the electorate’s gratitude by continuing to provide food and basic services, and gradually jobs would come back. For safety’s sake everyone would get tested frequently, submitting to enforced quarantine upon testing positive. Free vaccines would be made mandatory with implanted chips certifying the vaccine and the test results. An entire social control system would be set in place centered around vaccinations and testing. The people would be so grateful that their welfare is being safeguarded that they would swiftly comply with whatever restrictions the government would set on their liberty, gladly trading their rights and freedoms for safety from follow-on epidemics. We would all live the life of Julia happily ever after.
Ain’t gonna happen.
For one thing, President Trump has gone off script. instead of urging us to stay at home he is instead urging us to get back to work. Rather than assume national dictatorial control himself he has delegated the responsibility to the States. He has introduced into the discussions at his daily task force pressers ideas which were never supposed to come up at all, like hydrochloroquine with zinc as an alternative to a vaccine. He has undermined Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx publicly as he did recently when Birx was listing out ridiculously high numbers of infections and deaths, remarking in the middle of her monologue, “Who can believe those numbers?”
Although many still adhere to the narrative and are duly terrified (often with good reason), increasingly Americans are not responding to Chicken Little With a Megaphone yammering from the TV. Americans are going off the globalists’ script. The lockdowns were originally sold as two weeks of isolation to prevent the hospital system from being overwhelmed. The hospitals were far, far from being overwhelmed, yet the Powers That Be mandated an additional month of voluntary house arrest, and We the People went along with it for the sake of our fellow citizens. During that period of enforced idleness we had time on our hands to research over the internet and many of us discovered that the data did not match the models. Now that some States are opening up their economies again with no apparent ill effect, the rest of us, primarily in Blue States, want to know, “Why not us too?” The natives are getting restless.
The natives got pretty restive in Michigan, among other places, surrounding the Capitol with hundreds of honking cars and protesters on foot. They certainly sent a message to Governor Whitmer, that they were very unhappy with her high handed and irrational orders for the safety of Michiganders. People wanted freedom of movement and the freedom to get back to work. Unsurprisingly Governor Whitmer was unimpressed. Unimpressed not just because she figures she’s the boss and has the power, but because the protesters just honked, yelled, had a good time and went home. She knew perfectly well that neither her political power nor her person was at risk. She was certain that she would not be tarred, feathered and ridden out of town on a rail. She was right.
The mistake that the protesters made was that they though that no other action than loudly demanding their rights would suffice to win the day. How pathetic. Rights and freedoms are NEVER won by simply demanding them of tyrants. If anybody ought to know this it should be Americans. We did not gain our freedom and our rights by playing Mother May I with King George, we got them because we claimed them for ourselves and enforced that claim with the threat of violence against any who would try to take them from us. Anyone who waits for a tyrant to grant them their rights and freedom is an idiot that will wait in vain.
Watch this video, then let’s talk. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
What did you notice? Here’s what I noticed. A whole lot of people milling around, being really respectful and obeying the law while complaining about the rules that bar them from enjoying the beach. They all stand around at the edge of the beach holding their signs, waving their flags and saying how they won’t take it any more. By golly, they want their beach! For most of the time they just stand there, saying how much they want their beach, how they have a right to be on their beach, and all the reasons that the forces of government should not stand between them and their beach. Denying them their beach is just plain mean!
People: Mother, may I go on the beach?
People: Mother may I please go on the beach?
People: Mother pretty please may I go on the beach?
Government: No! Now shut up!
Then one gal dashes onto the beach! She is immediately intercepted by a couple of cops which stop her and actually make her kneel in the sand as they prepare to arrest her. Then after a bit a couple more people kind of hesitantly move onto the beach, the cops start going after them. Then a bunch of people start coming onto the beach. The cops realize that there are more beach jumpers than there are cops to stop them and the cops give up. This is how effective civil disobedience works. Stand together! As despicable as Saul Alynski was his tactics work. He never organized little demonstrations, they were always big and the people trained.
People: We’re going to the beach.
Government: Don’t you dare go to the beach.
People: We’re at the beach. C’mon, guys!
Government: Get off that beach this very instant!
Government: Oh, crap! OK, you can stay on the beach.
The Marxist globalists have made a huge strategic error. They bet the farm that Americans could be terrorized en masse into shuffling down the chute to slavery their barkers in the media have laid out for them. They tell us that this is the new normal, ie. normalization. But Americans in increasing numbers are on to them, we are alive to the danger and are breaking off from the designated path to find our own way.
Millions of us are inside their OODA loop (we are going through the cycle faster than they are, taking the initiative from them), Observing what’s actually happening, Orienting ourselves to the realities we see, Deciding on what WE want to do, and taking Action to achieve our goals, local and State governments to the contrary not withstanding. Now WE have the initiative and are forcing them to react to us. From this point forward the globalists will be forced to devise a series of increasingly ineffective ad hoc measures to try and keep their plan from falling apart. It is coming apart and they can’t stop it.
Ultimately the situation will be “normalized,” but it is not going to be a new normal on their terms. America will emerge from this crisis. What we will look like when that happens depends on us. Do we really understand our rights and liberties? How highly do we value them? Are we willing to respect other people’s expression of their rights and liberties? How willing are we to stand up for our own rights and liberties? And, key question here, how willing is each of us to risk in support of other’s rights and liberties?
To date there has not been much talk of standing with fellow Americans whose rights and liberties are being unjustly trampled, and even less action. As we saw in the above video an isolated citizen is easily taken down. Even a small group of citizens is easily taken down. A great mass of citizens, not so much. The globalist’s aim will be to isolate us, to cut us off from the possibility of mutual support. If we are to retain our freedom and way of life we must make it our business to gather round the citizen being harassed and threatened by tyranny’s enforcers.
Rights and liberties are preserved by their excercise. This is what the new normal should look like. Because once they load us on the boxcars its too late.
In this stage a nation is compelled to face an entirely manufactured situation which it is incapable of resolving. It should be emphasized that there is nothing natural about this crisis, it is a situation that has been carefully crafted to ensure that the nation’s government is unable to resolve it, is overwhelmed and faced with catastrophic failure, the government falls. In truth it is an attack on many fronts perpetrated by the covert Lenisist Marxist elements that have infiltrated and subverted the nation’s institutions.
When Hillary Clinton failed to win the 2016 Presidential election the Communists who have been operating behind the mask of the Democrat Party saw their chance to finally consolidate their grip on America slipping away. The leadership of the party is old and have been working towards this goal for most of their lives; they wanted to be able to enjoy the fruit of their lifetime’s effort. As members of Karl Marx’s millenarian death cult they might have groomed a younger generation to step into positions of leadership, but secure in their belief that THEY were going to be the anointed ones they reserved the drug “POWER” to themselves. Having driven all challengers from the arena they now find themselves tied to the tottering husk of Joe Biden.
Hence the wild coup attempts against President Trump. The Russia Collusion Hoax. the failed Impeachment attempt and now the Wuhan Virus pandemic, or, as is becoming more and more evident, the planned-demic. We are beginning to understand that whole lockdown scenario, which was supposed to last for only two weeks and has now gone on for nearly two months, has been a waste of time and effort. Still there are governors (note well the capital letter after their names) who insist on maintaining the lockdown.
So why maintain the lockdowns if they were never really needed in the first place, or if you prefer to believe, were once needed but are no longer necessary? One possibility is that they are a form of Cloward Piven Strategy, as discussed in a previous article in this series.
From public remarks made at various White House WuFlu pressers among others it was the hope of certain people that the lockdowns would continue in effect until a vaccine was developed, with no defined date in view. Clearly it was hoped that they would remain in effect until at least the November election. The resultant economic catastrophe could then be blamed on Trump to sway the election towards the Democrat ticket. Also, and more apropos this discussion, is Mr. Garcon’s idea in the above graphic, “we are doing things today that should have been done a long time ago. The pandemic has forced a lot of things that were being talked about to actually take place at a very rapid pace. The reset button was pushed and I don’t see us coming back.” Thus locking in the fundamental transformation of America.
Donald Trump is America’s response to Obama’s Fundamental Transformation of America: “The Audacity of Nope!” Trump is well on the way to effacing Obama’s transformation, which means that the hard left dotards would need years they don’t have to regain what they’ve lost. The Whuan virus has given them a crisis, and they mean to exploit it to the hilt.
Ordinarily a planned crisis results in the fall of government with its ruling class and its replacement by a new ruling class that has been waiting in the wings, ready to impose the Worker’s Paradise on a supine, demoralized population and shattered society. In America’s case it is clear that it is not the ruling class that needs purging, but a still unruly American people. Having terrified us with the largely chimerical Chinese virus they demand that we trade our lusty freedom for a managed, ephemeral safety. They demand that we exchange our natural leadership, We the People under God, for a smarmy, preening, incompetent Socialist aristocracy.
There have been two unintended beneficial effects of these lockdowns. The first is that We the People, with more time on our hands, have been able to look into what is going on and have become more skeptical of the entire premise and its sequels. People know they are being lied to, and they don’t like it. The second is that we have so far been spared terrorist violence.
In his 1988 book, Spetsnaz, the GRU (Soviet Military Intelligence) defector Viktor Suvorov outlined the use of plain clothes Spetsnaz troops to infiltrate a target nation’s population and engage in assassinations, sabotage and random acts of violence. Responsibility for these acts was never claimed by any terrorist group, they just came out of the blue and were known as “the gray terror.” As no one could understand or predict the violence the target society was reduced to fearful confusion and paralysis, aiding the soon to appear Red Army coming to “rescue” the troubled country. The Left has just such forces at their disposal, notably, Antifa and special cadres of trained thugs, some in gangs, some not. As a general rule the gray terror includes a significant uptick in general criminal activity. It is no accident that hard left District Attorneys like George Garcon have been refusing to prosecute violent criminals and instead releasing them back into the unsuspecting population, even before the Wuhan virus was unleashed.
The Soviet strategic plan for taking over other countries and imposing a Socialist government, whether directly or by proxy, requires forcing an existential crisis requiring the assistance of friendly Socialist comrades. The conquest of America has been a long term goal of world Communism for decades. We have been demoralized, destabilized and finally brought to crisis. All that remains now is normalization, which I will discuss in the next and final essay in this series.
In my last essay I discussed the first step in the destruction of a nation as described by KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov. That first step is demoralization, in which a nation or people is brought to a point that it holds its own history, culture, art, public institutions, religion and political leadership in contempt and no longer upholds or transmits it values to upcoming generations. According to Bezmenov this should take about 20 years. the fact that is has been ongoing for a good fifty years is a testament to the strength of American civilization. The process, as noted previously, is near completion.
The next stage in the process of strategically destroying and taking over a nation is destabilization. Destabilization is the process of making the functioning of the the nation’s institutions increasingly inefficient and counter productive. Obstacles are constantly placed in the way of the smooth operation of these institutions, and they get co-opted into investing their energies in upholding initiatives that have nothing to do with their core mission, and so the core mission is marginalized and often lost.
This is accomplished by infiltration and subversion both within and without the organization. Infiltration and subversion from within is accomplished when individuals become members of the organization and work to undermine it, subversion from without occurs when an organization is forced to change as a result of external pressures. Three names are particularly associated with the work of destabilizing American society. The most well known is that of Saul Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals and leftist organizer extraordinaire.
The other, much less well known names, are Richard Cloward and Fances Fox Piven, who in 1966 formulated the Cloward-Piven Strategy for collapsing the welfare system. The strategy proved so successful that it has been applied to many other areas targeted by the radical left. These three Socialists formulated the battlefield strategies and tactics that have been leading us ever further into the fundamental transformation of America: the collapse of our democratic republic and its replacement by a totalitarian collectivist state. When teamed with the Alinsky rules, as it generally is, the Cloward Piven Strategy is devastating; much devastation have they wrought.
Having forced New York City into bankruptcy, and nearly New York State as well, the welfare reforms signed by Bill Clinton limited what damage could be done through the welfare system. They then pivoted to the electoral system, forcing reforms that have opened elections at local, State and Federal levels to increasing levels of fraud. The Democrats’ big push towards universal vote by mail and ballot harvesting would put and end to any but the most superficial semblance of honest elections. It is not simply a question of using fraud to perpetuate a one Party system, but goes to de-legitimize the electoral process altogether.
The same forces are at work undermining the immigration system. Since at least 1965 the whole point of encouraging foreigners to flood into the US was and remains to undermine the very concept of America’s national sovereignty, American law, American citizenship and American identity. Sovereignty because every nation has the right to define and defend its borders. As a republic America is a nation governed by laws, by flouting the law on such a massive scale America’s governing principles are eroded. When foreigners have equal or greater rights than Americans American citizenship is devalued. When millions whose cultures are at odds with the culture that shaped and nurtured the American heart and soul, and those foreign cultures refuse to assimilate but retain their distinctness in opposition to American values, American values become diluted and increasingly alien to those who claim these United States as our native land.
Notice that all of these actions which undermine and corrupt institutions are undertaken in the name of the poor, the marginalized and, in Alinsy’s words, the have-nots, who are supposedly oppressed by the wealthy and the powerful. Americans, who still largely share a Christian value system, are much attracted to the ideas of compassion, generosity and helping the less fortunate. What is not obvious, and is well masked, is that those organizing the poor and downtrodden very often become wealthy and powerful themselves. This might be considered odd if it were not so common; it is a feature, not a bug. For those at the top charity pays.
There is a great deal of money to be made leveraging charity to subvert an institution, which is a good thing for them because it takes a great deal of money to fund leftist causes. Church charities are no exception. In 1969 Saul Alinsky joined forces with Cardinal John Cody in Chicago to establish the National Catholic Crusade Against Poverty which over time became the Catholic Campaign for Human Development which every year solicits millions of dollars from Catholic parishioners from all over the country. These funds are then distributed to various organizations, many of which are not only left-leaning but whose stated aims are directly contrary to Catholic teaching. Despite investigations and protests over many years tremendous amounts of money continue to be donated to organizations which directly undermine the Church.
In the early 1990’s Saul Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation came to Los Angeles to leverage the goodwill of a local community based organization, S.E.A., an anti-gang youth organization. They were doing great work getting young people out of gangs, off drugs and free of criminal influence. The IAF came in and raised millions of dollars from both the private and public sectors to replicate this successful model on a much larger scale, the program was called Hope in Youth. A great deal was done in a hurry, no proper foundation in terms of training and community outreach was laid. Then one fine day everybody came in to find the lights had been turned off, a big part of the funds entrusted to the IAF to administer were no longer available in Los Angeles and the IAF was exempt from audit. Not only was the money gone, the hopes and expectations of the communities that needed the help were dashed and the reputation of the organizations that had sponsored the program were ruined. Everybody came out a loser except the Marxists whose agenda was advanced and coffers enriched.
The process of Destabilization is designed to make the governance of a country more difficult. The nation’s institutions are rendered ineffective, often working counter to their own mandates. The population learns that these institutions cannot be relied upon or even trusted. Things get out of control and every effort to restore balance is met with another destabilizing push.
In Bezemov’s four step recipe for taking over a country, Demoralization, Destabilization, Crisis, Normalization, the steps are not mutually exclusive. each flows into the next, with a good deal of overlap between the steps. I have now discussed the first two, Demoralization and Destabilization. In my next essay I will discuss step three, Crisis.