“All Government, in it’s essence is a conspiracy against the superior man; it’s one permanent objective is to oppress and cripple him” – H. L. Mencken
Mencken believed that politics is made up of fear tactics, politicians are masters of deception and the establishment excel at what has come to be known as ‘fear lore’ …. All of which, as history has shown – work very well.
Examples of this ‘Fear lore’ can be seen nearly every day nowadays, the mass media work in unison with the establishment by promoting it, and it almost always succeeds in achieving its desired effect.
Cast your minds back to November 2015 if you will, when the world became aware of the ‘Terrorist attack’ that occurred at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris, which left more than 90 people dead and critically injured many others.
Also of significance, is that following that night, the French Government had placed the whole of France, and it’s citizens under ‘State of Emergency (SOE)’ legislation.
Besides the obvious, a SOE gave the French authorities the power to raid homes with no warning or reason, place anyone under house arrest, impose curfews – and close down, without notice, any event where large groups of people could gather if they perceive said event poses a ‘Terror’ threat.
A Police State in everything but name.
However, an SOE is only valid for three months at a time, so if the French Government wished to extend the time scale of the SOE, they had to prove that a clear and present threat existed.
Some time during February this year, the French Government had indeed extended the already existing SOE with no evidence to support that extension, which led a number of citizens to start asking questions.
These citizens, as well as a number of charities and Human Rights Groups had also began actively campaigning to raise public awareness of the suspicions they held regarding the legalities of the legislation, and that the French Government had also acted outside of the SOE guidelines by targeting people based only on their religious beliefs.
Including women and children.
By May, NO discernible terror threat had been identified by the authorities apparently, despite the fact that upwards of 2,800 homes and workplaces of possible suspects had been raided and the occupants interrogated.
By June, the Euro2016 competition was a perfect opportunity for the government to extend the SOE, as an event of that size would rightly be viewed as a possible Terrorist target, so the SOE powers were extended until the latter part of July (the 26th or thereabouts I believe).
Up until yesterday, (and by now the whole world should be aware of what has happened in Nice) the French Government had NO evidence and ZERO Intelligence of a potential threat and NO large public events had been confirmed which would justify extending the State of Emergency past the 26th of this month.
“The whole aim of Practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) and by an endless series of Hobgoblins …. Most of them imaginary” – H.L. Mencken in 1918