Several weeks ago, Butler Shaffer was a special guest on The Robert Wenzel Show. During that interview, Shaffer described a key aspect of how the State operates:
"The State needs conflicts. The State only survives by keeping us divided. This is why we get divided up into racial groups, ethnic groups, gender groups, lifestyle groups...whatever it may be. And then, of course in international settings as well...The State has always in the business of creating threats, and organizing people to respond to those threats through the State. In other words, the State will protect us from terrorists. The State will protect us from racial discrimination. The State will protect us from the communists, or whoever it is."Now let's rewind two years; back to April 2010.
Shaffer, writing for LewRockwell.com, noticed this method of divide-and-rule taking place with the help of the media after Obama's election.
Such "liberal" commentators as Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Alan Colmes, Colbert King, and Frank Rich, along with former president Jimmy Carter, have strained and contorted their minds to suggest that "much" of the criticism of Obama programs — particularly that found in the "Tea Party" movement — arises from people who are uncomfortable with a black man as president.If you're a reporter, then report. Your job isn't to 'make a thing work'.
"When, on election night, MSNBC's Chris Matthews announced "I'm going to do everything I can to make this thing work — this new presidency," to what "thing" was he referring? It certainly was not the success of any announced policies, as nothing of any substance had been promised.
As soon as Matthews said that, he tipped his hand, and revealed what his role is in the media.
Well, here we are 4 years later, and wouldn't you know, it's election time again. And once again, Matthews fans the flames of racism.
Matthews has been pounding away at the racism theme during his coverage of the 2012 GOP convention. He accused the Republican party of trying to divide the country along racial lines, warning viewers to "be on the alert for the tribal messages, the war drums of racial division" when the convention started on Tuesday night.
He continued on this theme on Thursday. "I believe racial division has been this country's great scourge," he said. Matthews said that racism "can't go away, but can be narrowed," as it was when Obama was elected president in 2008.The key take away here has nothing to do with Republicans vs. Democrats. Readers of this site are well aware that there is very little difference between the two. They are two wings on the same bird of prey.
The key take away is to notice how the bird of prey operates:
Divide --> Proclaim that your the necessary solution --> Rule