Former New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton apparently believes that there’s a real and meaningful threat posed to America by so-called “far-right extremists.”
He said so on Friday when speaking to NBC News host Shepard Smith. Bratton would have us all know that while ”for the last 20 years, our biggest concern was international terrorism — ISIS, Al Qaeda… now it’s here and it’s us and it’s the citizens of the United Sates, some of whom are rebelling against everything that we thought we believed in…”
The Elite Hate You, and They Have Always Hated You
These remarks came in the wake of the storming of the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, an event that the media and political classes would desperately have you believe was caused by deranged mobs of rednecks and flyover people but which even the FBI and the DOJ now admit was planned in advance and was actually caused by agent provocateurs from Antifa and BLM.
Bratton is a Democrat who has served as NYC Police Commissioner under both Rudy Giuliani and Bill de Blasio and is the current Chair of the Homeland Security Advisory Council under President Trump. Shepard Smith, by the way, is a former Fox News anchor who left the network because his own rabid case of Trump Derangement Syndrome left him unable to work there — though, given the network’s recent ideological shifts, he may still be able to fit right in.
They weren’t the only ones piling in on the provably false narrative that President Trump incited a riot on Jan. 6 and that armed right-wingers threaten to destroy this country. Former Director of the FBI James Comey decided that he wanted a piece of the action, too. He said recently that “far-right extremism” was a greater danger to the country than Islamist terrorism.
This kind of systemic lying almost seems coordinated, and one wouldn’t be held at fault for thinking that it was. The truth, though, is that the American elite — a group of which Bratton, Smith, Comey and virtually everyone else with power in America today are proud members — all swims in the same cultural milieu. Our elites all breathe the same ideological air and think the same things.
And a major part of their milieu is the unshakable belief that ordinary Americans, especially if they’re white and live in a midwestern or southern state, are retrograde and must be dragged kicking and screaming into the new cultural dawn.
Just listen to this whopper from Comey: “America has always had a radioactive stew of racist, conspiracy-minded, misogynist people oriented towards violence. We’ve always had that in this country. But we’ve managed over generations to contain it… as you would with a nuclear waste pile…”
Got that? Your own elite think that you are toxic waste.
Meanwhile, actual racist and neo-Nazi organizations barely exist in America, and the few that do have been heavily infiltrated by the FBI.
What This Means for the Future
It’s been said many times now that our elite classes are hypocrites. When a few pro-Trump protestors, who were allowed into the Capitol by the police and were not even themselves the rioters on Jan. 6, can be vaguely tied to violence, the media class will exaggerate to the moon about “armed insurrection.” But when violent mobs of BLM members torch city after city for months and cause $2 billion in property damage as the police are ordered to stand down, they look us dead in the eye and describe this mayhem as “mostly peaceful protests.”
Elite hypocrisy is a given. But here is a deeper question to ponder.
What does it say about a regime’s legitimacy and its hold on power when it appears to designate its own citizens — the people that it ostensibly serves — as the greatest threat to its own survival?