Gavin McInnes and the Proud Boys aren’t White Supremacists Part 2
Read Part 1 here
In an article from nearly two weeks ago, one that raised questions (without coming to conclusions) about the “magabomber”, I was criticizing NBC as a propaganda agency. This is an excerpt; the relevance of it to the Proud Boys I will make apparent after.
The Script at NBC: “Multiple senior bomb technicians briefed on the case said the aspiring bomber had all of the components needed to set off a successful explosion.” That was from October 24, prior to the arrest of Cesar Sayoc. Compare this to a New York Times article written the next day after his arrest: “None of the devices have detonated, leading some officials to question whether they were designed not to explode or if they were even capable of doing so. Some bomb technicians who reviewed photos of the device that circulated on social media on Wednesday suggested that it resembled the kind of fake device often portrayed on television and in movies.” (Emphasis mine)
Or to NBC’s own reporting from two days later on October 26: “At least some of the devices sent were flawed in varying ways and would not have exploded, investigators said Thursday. But it’s unclear whether the deficiencies were intentional or the result of faulty construction, and officials urged the public to remain vigilant.”
Where did NBC get such definitive intelligence, so early on, these these bombs could explode? How do we reconcile such differing conclusions from “bomb technicians”?
Or does the word “components” exonerate them from an accusation of lying, as the statement could be true (the components needed to set off a bomb were present), even if the components clearly weren’t properly assembled, and so no explosion could be triggered? Exaggerating or outright lying, even when you will have to walk it back later, can still be effective if you want to create a big spectacle that gets everyone’s attention, and that leaves them with an impression that outlives the later, less loudly broadcast corrections. I’m reminded of another time early this year when NBC, which seems particularly close to the military-complex, pulled a similar (although much more serious) stunt. Shortly after the April 7 attacks in Douma, for which the Trump administration bombed Syria yet again over allegations of chemical weapons use, NBC ran an article which stated this: “The U.S. now has blood and urine samples from last Saturday’s deadly attack in Syria that have tested positive for chemical weapons, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence.
The samples suggested the presence of both chlorine gas and an unnamed nerve agent, two officials said. Typically, such samples are obtained through hospitals and collected by U.S. or foreign intelligence assets on the ground. The officials said they were “confident” in the intelligence, though not 100 percent sure.”
Confident enough to get us all believing that it was likely that a nerve agent such as sarin was used and by god we should bomb that fucker Assad but just in case, (cough), not 100 percent sure.
(End of Excerpt)
Contained in the first NBC article – the one that made the bombs seem scarier than the subsequent articles – was this paragraph:
“…New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said one of the packages was addressed to him and had been sent to his office. But the FBI said Cuomo’s office hadn’t received an explosive device, and a spokesman for Cuomo said the package contained computer files on the Proud Boys, a far-right hate group, some of whose members were recently arrested in Manhattan.” (“Proud Boys” links to another NBC article on the subject)
What a coincidence, that a package thought to be a bomb from a far right Trump supporter would turn out to be an “unrelated” package containing a thumb drive with information about…wait for it…far right Trump supporters.
The package (deemed unrelated, remember) that created the confusion could have been about anything else (an adorable collection of cat videos from a crazed Cuomo fan, for example), or could have been received on a different day. What a coincidence, that a secondary story about far right violence managed to insinuate its way into the primary story about far right violence: “Oops, I didn’t get a bomb from a far right hate group, sorry about that! It was just a package about a totally different far right hate group! Did I say that we need to worry about the far right?”
What if (with an awareness that we are in the realm of necessary speculation) someone wanted to drive home the point to the public that the (alleged) attempted bombings were not to be seen as an isolated incident, but rather were part of a larger pattern that fit the narrative of an increasingly dangerous and hate filled right?
(There is not much in the way of follow up information on this story – what exactly was on the thumb drive etc – after it appeared on Oct 24.)
Regular readers of mine will know that I believe in two propositions. 1) The globalist neocon deep state is in a state of desperation with the realization that it has become increasingly difficult to control the narrative in the Information Age.
2) That this same establishment – in reaction to this loss of control – is currently undergoing a rapid expansion of power, similar to the one that occurred after 9/11.
One of the main focuses of the current power grab is the seizure of the internet. Using “hate speech”, and “conspiracy theories,” Neocon Globalist organizations like the Atlantic Council are courting a progressive audience in order to manufacture consent for internet censorship.
Says MSNBC’s Joy Reid: “One of the most amazing outcomes of the Trump administration is the number of neo-conservatives that are now my friends and I am aligned with. I found myself agreeing on a panel with Bill Kristol. I agree more with Jennifer Rubin, David Frum, and Max Boot than I do with some people on the far left. I am shocked at the way that Donald Trump has brought people together.”
Whereas the Atlantic Council/PNAC-type Neocons needed to use fear of Islamic terror to trigger off the invasions and occupations in the Middle East, and to expand the military and surveillance state more generally, now they use are using fear of homegrown right wing terror in order to crack down on ideas, under the guise of preventing the flourishing of “hate” and “conspiracy theories.”