The liberal coup following January 6 foreshadowed the coming false flags & crackdowns against Palestine supporters
To get a sense of the tactics that the national security state is going to employ against the pro-Palestine movement, we need to look at the hidden war which the intelligence agencies have been waging in recent years: the war against the Bonapartist wing of U.S. politics, as in the MAGA movement. An example of this war’s methods is when one of the FBI’s assets inserted himself into the unrest at Capitol Hill, worked to instill the crowd with a desire to carry out a break-in, and then found himself mysteriously free from state retaliation. These tricks foreshadowed the strategy our government is going to use to suppress Palestine’s supporters.
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Like with MAGA three years ago, the feds are going to instigate or directly commit illegal acts, obscure their role behind the violence, then use these acts as a pretext for taking away the people’s civil liberties. Big tech has already used January 6 as an excuse to censor anti-imperialists (especially Palestinians), and the Biden administration has already used the Capitol Hill riot to justify dangerously broad “counter-terrorism” measures. The dominant wing of our ruling class has used its war with the Bonapartist wing to give itself the tools needed for attacking Palestine supporters, which it’s getting ready to use in full.
The elements of the left that seek to tail the Democratic Party don’t want to take this into account, because they act like simply recognizing how these agencies have targeted MAGA equates to being pro-Trump. The reality of our conditions, though, is that ignoring these actions by the intelligence agencies would be unwise for anyone who opposes the war machine. Because these actions have set the precedents needed for the coming war against anti-imperialists.
The creation of the Russiagate psyop, the crackdown following January 6, and the recent lawfare against Trump have all been carried out with the ultimate goal of targeting radicals via the same narrative and legal weapons. And that these tactics have been employed against a right-wing movement makes them all the more insidious, because many leftists have been willing to act complicit in the repression. These leftists have assumed the same tools for repression won’t be employed against them, but that notion is foolish, and we’ll soon see why as the state tries to crush anti-Zionists.
At the moment, the most urgent threat towards the pro-Palestine struggle is the prospect of a false flag, or a series of false flags. The FBI has warned of Hamas-inspired terrorist attacks, which has so far brought about paranoid reactions to the recent drunk driving car explosion on the Canadian border. And though the FBI has worked to alleviate the alarm around this event in particular, it’s continuing with its wider efforts to spread fears about terrorism.
The only reason why the FBI has stated that the border incident wasn’t a terrorist attack is because as far as we can tell, the FBI indeed didn’t plan for this to happen, so it felt it wouldn’t be able to portray the event as having come from terrorism. The feds didn’t want to affirm the far-right conspiracy theories about Hamas being behind the explosion, because the liberal wing of capital which the intelligence agencies represent is much smarter than the extreme right. This wing knows better when putting forth a false claim will backfire, so it’s exercising caution and waiting for the right moment to execute its next maneuver in the narrative war.
Should our government orchestrate a false flag in reaction to Palestine’s war for liberation, it’s going to be a false flag that the intelligence agencies have done their best to make narratively compelling. The Zionist project, and the imperial project more broadly, have been experiencing so many narrative losses that the feds can’t afford to botch their next series of psyops. They’ll need to concoct a narrative which convinces far more of the people than are being convinced by their present psyops, which can only fool the minority of people who are obstinately committed to supporting Zionism. Most of the public does not want “Israel” to get away with acts that obviously amount to genocide, meaning those tasked with managing the narrative need to pivot towards a new lie.
The primary lie they’ll utilize is one designed to get the country’s left-leaning individuals to unwittingly aid the state in its war on dissent. They’ve already been selling this lie to us for years, convincing developing radicals that it’s okay to support the unprecedented censorship and repression against the MAGA movement. Supposedly, these things have represented victories for the “left.” It’s certainly been good for the opportunistic, liberal tailist parts of the left, because these elements are seen by the state as useful and are therefore safe from the crackdown. For the leftists who are principled about fighting imperialism, though, the creation of these precedents represents nothing besides a threat. A threat towards both them, and the non-left antiwar elements, which the principled leftists are ultimately going to need to ally with in order to effectively resist the state’s attacks.
As these assaults upon our freedoms of speech and assembly intensify, the Democrats and their “leftist” assets will work to portray us as undeserving of rights. They’ll classify us as fascists, even though they’re the ones who are embodying fascism’s essential characteristic of a counterrevolutionary fighting force. They’ll try to bring as many developing radicals as they can into the hate campaign against our anti-imperialist coalition, putting forth scandal-mongering narratives about this coalition and its ideological character.
If you’re someone who’s committed to fighting the empire, you must become aware that the default circles which call themselves “leftist” are not going to accept you should you maintain your principles. They’ll exclude you as soon as you do or say something that challenges their goal of maintaining dominance over the “leftist” discourse and organizing niche. The only elements that are compatible with people like us are the ones which exist outside this clique. They’re also the only elements that can expand the anti-imperialist movement to the broader masses, as the Democratic Party holds no leverage over them and can’t constrain their activities. They’re where we can truly expect progress for the class struggle to come from.
This progress is becoming more possible as the Israel psyop collapses. The Democratic Party’s highly visible complicity in a genocide has made it impossible for the liberal wing of the elites to portray itself as progressive and humane, rendering its woke posturing narratively ineffectual. The left opportunists within socialist spaces still believe they can carry out an effective version of the Democratic Party’s rhetorical model. But now even less so, the people aren’t looking for a “radical” iteration of the insincere wokeism of the Democrats. They’re looking for an organizational avenue towards fighting the imperial state that’s driving down their living standards, and using their tax dollars to back atrocities around the globe. We have to focus on advancing this goal of popular revolt, which is growing appealing to more people every day.
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