Aesop responds to my post on the destruction of the rule of law, and it brought to mind some interesting thoughts on the law, or more accurately the reasons why faith in the law is deliberately being undermined.
The law, and by extension law enforcement, exists to ensure that people get a fair trial and a punishment that is proportionate to the crime. In order for the law to work, the people that the law is supposed to represent have to believe that the law is fair and just.
Once law fails in that responsibility, or in the absence of law, the people will take the law into their own hands. What we have here is an entire segment of the population (blacks) who believe that the law is unfair and doesn’t protect them. Right or wrong, perception is reality. So they are taking the law into their own hands.
Once that becomes widespread, the targets of their version of justice can either capitulate or push back. In either case, the widespread disillusionment with the law is exactly what those who would bring down the nation want. As I have been pointing out for three years now, the left is following the CIA insurgency manual almost to the letter. What we are seeing here is the result of Fifth Generation Warfare.
The final stage of the overthrow of a government is easy to see in retrospect, but difficult to see while it is happening. Scholars have identified signals of this crisis state to include a decisive loss of legitimacy by the government, financial collapse, breakdown in authority, strong symbolic actions, and perception of dual sovereignty or provisional authority, among others. It begins modestly- assassinations, disappearances, unexplained deaths that aren’t fully investigated, and seemingly random attacks.
The goal of the insurgency is twofold: to convince the citizens that the government is powerless or unwilling to protect them, and that the insurgents ARE and WILL protect them. They need to create a failure of basic government services, like the rule of law. When enough people become restless and convinced that the rule of law has failed, that critical mass of people will look for a savior. That is when those who would overthrow the government step forward and offer to do what the people think that the government cannot.
This story has played out again and again. It isn’t my idea. Every single bit of this plan is right out of the CIA insurgency manual. You can find a PDF copy of it on the “training manuals” page, linked right at the top of this blog. Heck, the CIA weren’t the first to use it. Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” which in itself followed Lenin’s “Stages of a Revolution,” which was also a modification of Mao’s own theories on Communist revolutions. Hitler did it, too, although the Germans and their “Beer Hall Putsches” turned it into a national sport before Hitler was even a Corporal.
As I pointed out this morning, things are gonna suck. All we can do is ride it out. Just try to live long enough to read about it in a history book.