If a racist falls in a forest and no one is around to hear him,
do his obscene rants exist?
“Nationwide, there are still an estimated 3,000 Klan members and unaffiliated people who “identify with Klan ideology,” according to the ADL (Anti-Defamation League). Membership, though, remains spread across dozens of groups. The largest Klans reportedly don’t have more than 50 to 100 active members, and most have fewer than 25.” https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2017-08-14/the-kkk-is-still-based-in-22-states-in-the-us-in-2017
That means that about .0009 percent of the U.S. population is KKK members or people who identify with them. The KKK and other white-supremacists are reprehensible (Period.Dot.Period), but in statistical analysis, they would have to increase more than 5,000 times to be considered statistically significant. There were about 50 KKK(ish) at Charlottesville. http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/08/us/kkk-rally-charlottesville-statues/index.html.
Here is the question. What would have happened if nobody showed up and those 50 wackos ran around screaming terrible things to each other for a couple of hours?
I know, I know – They were in a public place. I innocent by-standers could have been offended by racist Turrets Syndrome, but they would probably just have left (if they had any sense). On the other hand, violence would have been unlikely and almost certainly, nobody would have been killed.
Instead, over a thousand BLM and Antifistas showed up armed with bats, tire irons and projectiles and started assaulting the vile racists (Period.Dot.Period) who were up to that point not violent and had a court order allowing them to exercise their obscene extremist free speech rights.
Hang in here. This is a winding road but if my GPS is true, we are going somewhere. In order to do so, it is appropriate to wax philosophical.
Yin and Yang
“In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (陰陽 yīnyáng, lit. “dark-bright”, “negative-positive”) describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin_and_yang
It starts like this.
The KKK, White-Supremacist Alt-Right Wackos (KWAW) et al are pissed because they are wallowing in irrelevance. The BLM-Antifista Alt-Left Wackos (BAAW) et al are pissed off because they are wallowing in irrelevance. What if they got together, called a midnight truce, smoked some medicinal marijuana and made a pact?
They synchronize swatches and agree to don their hoods and hoodies and meet up at the park for a game of flag football. Except, instead of flags and footballs, the Nazi team brings flags and real mean sounding banners while the Communists bring bats, tire irons and granite suppositories. Nobody said Nazis were smart.
The plan is to have a soccer-style slap-fight and toast the 0-0 tie with schnapps and vodka and mosey back to their respective frat houses to ink their new pledges.
Both sides realize that their tug-of-bore isn’t going to have much impact without media coverage. So they call the usual sycophants at CNN/Fox News and Huffington Post/Breitbart to arrange for the camera crews, play-by-play announcers, color commentators and sideline reporters. (Seriously, Color Commentators at a race riot. Priceless.)
The trouble is that the first two hours of the game is a snooze fest. The police are ignoring commie violence but keep the teams of morons apart. The media has nothing to boost their ratings and nobody is going to be excited to pledge to either lame team.
Details of what happens next are fuzzy, but the police get the blue flu and leave. Not sure if they only signed a two hour contract, the city council refused to protect the KWAW for any longer than the court order required, or if some devious mastermind, just figured they could spice the game up if there were no referees.
It was a no brainer. The 50 KWAWs were surrounded by the 1,000 BAAWs. Apparently, there was too much toasting during last night’s organizational meeting and by morning some of the morons forgot the plan. Real fighting breaks out and a number of people get boo-boos. Still, pretty boring for the national TV and News organizations.
Now entering the game – Alex Fields Jr.
Then Alex Fields Jr., a 20-year old schizophrenic on spring break from Ohio drives a car into a crowd and kills a woman. Finally! Something that is not insignificant. Both teams breathe sighs of relief and the media execs jobs are salvaged. Nobody is sure if Fields acted on his own or was tricked, coerced or bribed. He declared for the KWAWs but nobody can prove anything. Plus, why would a KWAW target a white woman? A color blind racist?
It is unclear whether the media was lucky or prescient enough to have a drone stationed exactly over the intersection where the vehicle-pedestrian encounter took place. But that is probably uncalled for. I have never been to Charlottesville. Maybe they only have one intersection – or a fleet of drones – or a lone drone with a Nazi homing device.
All three bump fists on the outcome.
There you have it. A Nazi/Communist conspiracy instigated or abetted by the media. Ridiculous, right? Nazis and Communists are sworn enemies, right?
Check out the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molotov%E2%80%93Ribbentrop_Pact .
In 1939, the Nazis and the Communists hooked up over canapés and beer and signed a non-aggression pact so they could wipe out the weaker competition. In September, they both invaded Poland (two weeks apart so it wouldn’t look suspicious), effectively starting WWII.
This post started out as the plot of a mystery novel based on a true story, but truth is truly stranger than media accounts of events.
If you think this has been strange, I have a Conspiracy Theory Extra for you. Check out a bold prediction in “Not Guilty – The Alex Fields Jr. Story”