Wow, what a great article from CJ Hopkins titled “The Criminalization of Dissent”. Well written, and reflective of my own thoughts and opinions on the subject. I encourage you to read it. However I will capture some of the resonating points here, and for your interest…
(italics are my words, the rest from CJ Hopkins)
The Criminalization of Dissent
The formal criminalization of dissent, and any other type of opposition to the official ideology of the totalitarian system. Global capitalism has been inching its way toward this step for quite some time, and now, apparently, it is ready to take it.
This is absolutely, without a doubt, exactly what we are seeing all around us, right now. In countries all over the world. Including right here at home.
The “New Normal” War on Domestic Terror is a global war, and it’s just getting started.
They have been ingraining their definitions of “domestic terror” into the mindsets of the sheeple. And it’s working…
As Hermann Goering famously explained (a German political and military leader and a convicted war criminal. He was one of the most powerful figures in the Nazi Party) regarding how to lead a country to war (and the principle holds true for any big transition, like the one we are experiencing currently):
“[T]he people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.”
According to a Department of Homeland Security “National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin” (and the “liberal” corporate-media propaganda machine), “democracy” remains under imminent threat from these “ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority” and other such “grievances fueled by false narratives” including “anger over Covid-19 restrictions.”
These Covid-denying “violent extremists” have apparently joined forces with the “white-supremacist, Russia-backed, Trump-loving “Putin-Nazis” that terrorized “democracy” for the past four years, and almost overthrew the US government by sauntering around inside the US Capitol Building without permission, scuffling with police, attacking furniture, and generally acting rude and unruly. No, they didn’t actually kill anyone, as the corporate media all reported they did, but trespassing in a government building and putting your feet up on politicians’ desks is pretty much exactly the same as “terrorism.”
Or whatever. It’s not like the truth actually matters, not when you are whipping up mass hysteria over imaginary “Russian assets,” “white-supremacist militias,” “Covid-denying extremists,” “anti-vax terrrorists,” and “apocalyptic plagues.” When you’re rolling out a new official ideology — a pathologized-totalitarian ideology — and criminalizing all dissent, the point is not to appear to be factual. The point is just to terrorize the shit out of people.
Go back and read those quotes from the German Interior Ministry and the DHS again slowly. THE MESSAGE THEY ARE SENDING IS UNMISTAKABLY CLEAR.
A fusion of official narratives and their respective official enemies into a singular, aggregate official narrative in which dissent will no longer be permitted.
Instead, it will be criminalized, or it will be pathologized.
This is exactly where we are headed, folks…