From a reader:
One of Bezmenov’s conclusions is that the demoralized are incapable of
reason – disregarding all evidence that may be contrary to their
ideology. It is only when they “get kicked in their fat bottom” that
they awaken to reality (or perish.)
What we see is the Hobbesian trap, i.e., as the societal chaos
escalates, so does the police state in response, which motivates further
chaos; a vicious cycle. The talking heads then present a Hobson’s
choice: either embrace (even further) the police state, or succumb to
the zombie hordes, defenseless.
The sand in the Vaseline there, though, is this: we are not defenseless,
nor are we devoid of other options. One such option is to render the
talking heads, those morons in suits and their supporters, irrelevant by
direct action – opt out of the machine and allow the concentration of
power and wealth in the major metropolitan areas to consume itself in a
conflagration of their own making. Detroit offers a prototype – as the
good people were driven out of the city, what was left consumed itself –
the virus killed its host. Another example is Camden – only a few years
ago it was so bad that police refused to even respond – opting to stay
in the relative safety of their cruisers.
Ancient Rome too, for that matter.
Paraphrasing Bezmenov, just make damn sure you “first, avoid the strike”
(stay away from crowds and otherwise build your resiliency) and then
facilitate your opponent’s momentum in the direction necessary to help
him “crash into the wall”, i.e., opt out and thereby render him impotent.
Do what is necessary to ride out the storm, tie it off, with an eye
toward rebuilding on a morally sound foundation of self-responsibility
and accountability. Again, per Bezmenov, embracing a spirituality, faith
in powers unknown, is what’s key, regardless of whether it is
monotheistic or polytheistic.
Local, local, local.