When riots break out they are in response to ongoing oppression and injustice.
Violent riots, and equally violent police response in the streets of 31 US cities, are spontaneous visceral reactions to callous domestic terrorism perpetrated by law enforcement officers.
Americans are rightly outraged and this revolting event taps into an underground river of anger and frustration that has been boiling beneath the surface in American society for many years. The anger is real and the anger is justified.
Make no mistake, the murder of George Floyd was a disgusting cowardly act carried out by law enforcement officers that all took an oath to protect and serve the American people. There's no justification of this public lynching and every citizen should be sickened by this disturbing misconduct.
Consequently, citizens began to gather in their cities to protest these heinous crimes by the state crying out for justice to be served. However, initial peaceful protests have quickly erupted into violence and mayhem in the streets, providing the state with a justification to quash voices of dissent before the situation transforms into a revolution.
This Is What They Want
The state, led by a privileged criminal ruling class, wants nothing more than the opportunity to seize increased power and control over the masses.
Employing violence is a gift to the security and surveillance state.
Once protests move from non-violent demonstrations to violent mobs, looting and vandalism the state can, and will, justify the use of extreme force to 'restore order'.
Once protesters in the streets have been recast as lawless rioters that
destroy private property and engage in senseless violent acts for their own sake, the state can label all protestors as criminal actors and claim that the state's savage response is warranted.
In only a matter of a days, there's already evidence suggesting that the protests in the streets and the violence that is engulfing the nation is being purposefully stoked by an unseen hand.
Agent provocateurs have been observed in multiple cities inciting and instigating violence. Sparking violence helps to achieve their goal of justified crackdown by the state.
A wide variety of tactics are employed in an effort to give the appearance that violence has been triggered organically. Surely, some of the violence stems from frustrated citizens getting carried away by a mob-mentality, this is inevitable. Yet once started it begins to spread quickly and becomes near impossible to contain. Whether its breaking windows with hammers, throwing rocks at police, placing bricks in upscale shopping districts, running over protesters in vehicles, lighting structure fires or instigating clashes with police, uncontrolled violence is stirred by state agents for maximum effect.
In one instance, the Minneanapolis 3rd precinct police department was evacuated, looted, set on fire and allowed to burn to the ground. Officials claim that the situation was untenable and too dangerous for emergency workers to access the scene to put out the fires.
However, it begs the question as to why the police station was vacated in the first place and who ordered the evacuation? Furthermore, allowing the 3rd precinct to burn to the ground provides powerful imagery for the state to use to sanction any future counter measures. If there were 100 officers available to protect the home of former Minneanapolis police officer Mr. Chauvin, then there certainly could have used 50 of those officers to protect firefighters to put out the flames at the 3rd precinct.
In another video, demonstrators in Dallas discovered a pallet of bricks in an upscale shopping district unsecured in an area with no visible construction sites nearby.
Multiple instances of what appear to be organized demonstrators dressed all in black work in tandem to set fires, loot and cause maximum damage to property have been observed and described as possible psyop agents purposefully amplifying the level of violence.
Rebranding Protestors as Criminals
The process of reframing events is already well underway.
Mainstream media coverage has shifted to highlight the destruction of private property and businesses.
The destruction of American urban centers is pornified. Scenes of chaos in the streets conjure images of Grand Theft Auto. A feast for the eyes of voyeur culture who crave lawlessness and bloodshed.
At the same time, the narrative is reconstructed in real-time. Labels are starting to be placed on groups and lines drawn between observers and those in the streets.
Blacks, whites, extremists, antifa, BLM, anarchists, agitators, thugs, looters, gangs, leftists, MAGA supporters, white supremacists, incels, bandits, hooligans, militia-members, rednecks, cucks, dissidents, insurgents - criminals.
Issues of identity, race and political allegiance come to the forefront.
The divide and conquer tactics already present in the news media will be trotted out to place blame on certain groups. Yet, the real goal is to demonize protestors and dissidents of all stripes.
Authorities will clampdown further on public gatherings and any forms of unsanctioned protest against the state for reasons of 'national security'.
Eventually, all forms of protest will be criminalized and outlawed.
Using the new instruments of the technocratic and surveillance state, people who participate in public protests, violent or non-violent, will eventually be rounded up and detained indefinitely. Technologies used for 'contact tracing' approved for COVID-19 tracking will be repurposed to hunt down and silence voices of dissent.
Soon, when the anger subsides, a neat deflection will take place where the systemic inequalities at the root of the unrest will be omitted from the public discourse. In its place, a soap opera of sensational headlines stoking more fear and anger between opposing sides will continue to redefine the nature of the protests.
Insincere familiar politicians will demand reforms and use the anger to score cheap political point. Despite their rhetoric, none of the reforms they will champion will challenge the system or alleviate the inequalities, they will simply be cosmetic aimed a preserving the status quo.
The media storm that surrounds George Floyds senseless death will be replaced by a the latest scandal-du-jour and will fade from memory. After a lengthy trial, the officers responsible for his death will not go to prison and will receive what amounts to a slap on the wrist...
If we allow them to get away with this.
If we go back to our homes and to our self-imposed lockdowns
If we cower in the face of authoritarian rule
If we forget what we have learned here, that we have real power