We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, August 17, 2017

“Start Throwing Rocks”: Washington Post Op-Ed Calls For More Violence In The Streets

Click here to access article by Daniel Lang from SHTF Plan. (My thanks goes to Christopher in northwest Oregon who alerted me to this article.)

Although I don't like the wording in the third paragraph, otherwise I totally agree with him. I think the media agents of the ruling class play ordinary Americans like a circus calliope. I have been "entertaining" the idea that this might be the opening salvo of the ruling class's war against dissenters. From what I've learned so far is that the Charlottesville incident looks engineered with the cops' role part of the engineering. The ruling class might have decided to take out their frustrations over Syria on what constitutes the left domestically, especially with a right-wing racist in office who is not of their choosing. Time will tell. Keep in mind that ruling class agents have developed an expertise and a lot of experience with regard to creating social chaos.

It's articles like the one entitled "Chaos in Charlottesville: No One Gave Peace a Chance, Including the Police" that reinforces my theory.


  1. Ron,
    The Lang article is very misleading. Either Lang did not read N.D.B.Connolly's article, or Lang failed Reading Comprehension, or Lang just likes to stir things up. The link in Lang's article does not go to Connolly's op-ed but to a not-quite-reputable site writing about Connolly's article. Pathetic.

    Here's the actual link to Connolly: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2017/08/15/charlottesville-showed-that-liberalism-cant-defeat-white-supremacy-only-direct-action-can/

    Connolly was using a metaphor and pushed the envelope a bit in his last paragraph, no doubt intentionally, with his metaphorical (or literal?)"rocks".

    I agree with your analysis: the public are being majorly played. If they weren't completely ignorant of real, actual world events, they would see that all this is eerily similar to Libya, Tunisia, Ukraine... and would stop letting themselves be used and made utterly ridiculous with their non-violent violence, hateful tolerance and shameless, self-assured gullibility.

    Thanks for your work.

  2. Thank you for checking out the Post's article on which this article is based. Keep that up and I may just hire you (at no pay) to be my editor. All kidding aside, I appreciate your correction and encourage others to do likewise. I apologize for not checking it for authenticity myself. I had a momentary suspicion about it, but didn't take the time to check it. My only excuse is that I haven't been very well in recent days, but I think I have now found the cause and my health should soon improve.


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