If you were surprised by the recent news that the FBI has surrepticiously changed it’s primary mission from “law enforcement” to “national security”, chances are you believe the official 9-11 fantasy about boxcutter-armed terrorists hijacking planes and getting NORAD to stand down while the Pentagon was being attacked. Oh, and demolishing a third WTC tower without actually touching it! No wonder you’re scared… if a rag-tag crew of liquor-swillin’, dancer-oogling Muslim misfits are capable of all that, imagine what the hardcore ones can do…. I would like to put your mind to rest about this because it’s an illusion, but unfortunately what lies behind it is even scarier than Bin Bogeyman and then some.
The FBI’s change in terms is not the passing fancy of some bored bureaucrat but the culmination of over a decade of mission creep towards the “national security” model, even though as the TechDirt piece linked above notes, many believed the “National Security Agency” was already covering that front, given its name and all. Guess it’s like the Federal Reserve, any relation between name and function is purely coincidental.
In any case, national security and law enforcement are two very different beasts and no amount of lipstick is going to make it otherwise. “Law enforcement” is the enforcement of the coded statutes that comprise the “rule of law” –our standard modern slave fare, so to speak– while “national security” is a codename for “full-blown police state”. National security requires the threat of insecurity to justify itself, like the old “pay for security or your store burns down in the middle of the night” racket but without all the sweet talk. And as any globalist elite scumbag will tell you: insecurity is good business when supply and demand are controlled from the same point.
Which brings us back to the terrorists. We are conditioned to consider certain types of violence as terrorism, but not others. A car bomb is considered terrorism but a double-tap drone strike is not, although for all practical purposes it is exactly that. This is because “terrorism” is official doublespeak (read black memecraft, see below) for “resistance against the state” and thus is applied only to nominally non-state actors. What the state does is fight a “war against terrorism” which is a misleading fallacy like the “war on drugs”, “war on poverty”, “war on man boobs” and all the other wars on “concepts” that obviate the fact that all wars are against people, always, no matter how they are packaged for sale.
The official script that “national security” is required to protect citizens from “terrorists” is a slippery slope, especially when said national security gets to decide what “terrorism” actually is. Thus we see a profile creep of “potential terrorist indicators” to encompass wide swathes of the homeland population based on political views and lifestyle choices. In fact, if you oppose being considered a potential terrorist because you visit sites like What Really Happened and once quoted Thoreau online, then you are definitely guilty as charged. So as you can see, the homeland has suddenly become a very dangerous place indeed; if you ain’t a terrorist yet, national security will make one of you soon enough.
The State holds a monopoly on the use of force for a reason: its own survival. When the business model involves the collection of tribute there needs to be certain leverage or it becomes a real hard sell. This leverage has a historical tendency to go haywire, however, with governments being responsible for the genocide of almost 170 million people in the XX Century alone. In other words, the so-called “terrorists” are a bunch of friggin’ dilettants compared to the statist death machine.
This blog handles black memecraft unarmed and for demonstration purposes only. The word “terrorism” is used to provoke cognitive dissonance by forcing the brain to create a false division between “legitimate” and “illegitimate” violence depending on the source and target. But if one takes terrorism in its widest sense of inflicting terror, then this blog contends that foreclosing on unemployed families, cutting healthcare and destroying employment are all forms of institutional terrorism. A low-intensity terror of anguish and despair, a slow death from a thousand austerity cuts, the fear of hunger and misery. This may not be the terror of bombs and guns, but it is terror nonetheless.
As for the “terrorists” running around blowing and shooting shit up outside the line of duty, it turns out most if not all of them are fall guys and/or government contractors working hard on the problem end of the problem-reaction-solution equation. Said otherwise, most so-called terrorism is just institutional violence by other means, the bomb-and-carrot approach without the carrot and other extreme grazer herding techniques.
The state must actively create its own enemies because decent folks don’t like violence and would rather coexist in peace than blow each other up. Power-thirsty psychopaths consider this a weakness to be exploited, but at the same time they know that when decent folks begin massive non-violent resistance the game is up.
Their solution: criminalize non-violent resistance as “terrorism”, gather a huge database of personal information and sic the FBI on us. Law enforcement and constitutional rights have no place in the brave new world of homeland security, where we are all enemy combatants just waiting to be taken down at the drop of a fly. Buttle didn’t think he was a terrorist either…
remember when this movie used to be science fiction…?