Is Helter Skelter Coming Down Fast?
Newrouter asks the question over in the Comments section of a post by Darleen Click: ‘is america in a race war?’ [apparently, NR has an aversion to capital letters].
Friend In The Ether Ernst Schreiber responded: ‘I don’t think so’.
I would agree with Ernst: no Race War yet, although the Left is trying to incite one.
But, so far, enough people haven’t joined that cause and, in fact, the blatant actions of the Radical Blacks may be turning-off enough people so that the race situation will not escalate into Helter Skelter.
Like their ice cream, Americans seem to like their Despotism soft rather than hard.
When finally you surrender to us, it must be of your own free will. We do not destroy the heretic because he resists us: so long as he resists us we never destroy him. We convert him, we capture his inner mind, we reshape him. We burn all evil and all illusion out of him; we bring him over to our side, not in appearance, but genuinely, heart and soul. We make him one of ourselves before we kill him. It is intolerable to us that an erroneous thought should exist anywhere in the world, however secret and powerless it may be. Even in the instant of death we cannot permit any deviation. In the old days the heretic walked to the stake still a heretic, proclaiming his heresy, exulting in it. Even the victim of the Russian purges could carry rebellion locked up in his skull as he walked down the passage waiting for the bullet. But we make the brain perfect before we blow it out.
—’O’Brien’, Nineteen Eighty-Four