The demonstrations which broke out throughout the United States following the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25 initially had a clear message: It is time to end the racial injustice, which has resulted in too many incidents of killing of black men by police.
In response to Floyd's murder, President Trump said,
"I want to express our nation's deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to the family of George Floyd. Terrible event. Terrible, terrible thing that happened. I've asked that the Department of Justice expedite the federal investigation into his death and do it immediately, do it as quickly as absolutely possible."
He continued, saying "It should never be allowed to happen...we're determined that justice be served."
The legitimate anger and disgust evoked by a video of the incident, in which a police officer kneeled on the neck of Floyd while he was pleading with them, saying he couldn't breathe, were compounded by the distress and anxiety over the effects of the crisis resulting from the lockdown to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic, and the loss of nearly fifty million jobs since the lockdown began in mid-March. The mostly peaceful protests were soon hijacked by violent demonstrators, who attacked policemen, burned police cars, and engaged in looting, even as the organizers of the demonstrations insisted that the protests remain peaceful. Local law enforcement officials in many cities experiencing riots identified the perpetrators of violent acts as provocateurs affiliated with Antifa and white nationalist organizations. A full investigation is underway to determine who is behind these provocations, as they were not spontaneous, and involved many suspicious aspects, ranging from coordinated tactics, and "mysterious piles of bricks" found piled in areas where demonstrations occurred.
In response to the lawless violence, Trump expressed support for the "rights for peaceful protestors....", but insisted, "The looters should not be allowed to drown out the voices of so many peaceful protestors." He threatened to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807, which allows the President to deploy military forces to keep the peace, while insisting that state governors call out the National Guard. This call, and subsequent statements which warned of a sharp response if the violence continued, combined with mostly restrained reaction by local police and calls for calm from demonstration leaders, reduced the violence by the evening of June 4.
However, the anti-Trump media, and his political opponents, went into a frenzied attack, shifting the focus from addressing racist acts by law enforcement agencies, to a new round of assaults on Trump. These voices were amplified when former Defense Secretary Mattis joined the chorus, declaring that Trump's actions, including invoking the use of military to quell domestic violence, "make a mockery of our Constitution." Neither Mattis, nor the dozens of media which used his statement to pile on Trump, noted that the Insurrection Act has been invoked several times by Presidents in recent years: by Dwight Eisenhower in 1957, to carry out the desegregation of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957; by Lyndon Johnson, in 1968, during the nationwide rioting which followed the assassination of Martin Luther King; and by George H.W. Bush in 1992, to suppress the riots in Los Angeles that greeted the acquittal of four police officers tried in the beating of Rodney King.
CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING
It is not surprising that such an outbreak would occur in the context of the deepening economic crisis in the U.S. The pandemic lockdown, which has affected the vast majority of Americans, created an environment of pent-up frustration. Layoffs have hit close to fifty million people, and the attempt to provide aid to those afflicted has offered some comfort, but is coming to an end. Millions are not making monthly payments, which was allowed by a measure passed by the Congress to enable people to skip, or make partial payments. The credit bureau, TransUnion, reports that three million auto loans and fifteen million credit card accounts, are presently in such a program. When this ends, as it will shortly, it is expected that it will lead to a "tidal wave of defaults and evictions." This includes home foreclosures, as 4.75 million homeowners, representing 9% of all mortgages, are covered by forbearance plans set to expire.
The push to "reopen the economy" has been fueled by these economic concerns. However, a new report by LaRouchePAC, "The LaRouche Plan to Reopen the U.S. Economy: The World Needs 1.5 Billion New Productive Jobs," documents that a return to the pre-Coronavirus economy is no solution for the anxiety and fear effecting millions, as the U.S. and much of the world economy have been in a systemic breakdown crisis that predates the first case of the disease by nearly fifty years. The shift in employment categories, from an emphasis on numbers employed in goods-production, to the growth of employment in the "consumer and service" sectors, combined with austerity and anti-growth "Green" policies—driven by the neoliberal policies of "globalization" and deindustrialization—has eroded the purchasing power of the once-powerful "middle class", and dramatically increased the percentile of Americans forced to live from paycheck to paycheck, with no savings to fall back on. This is compounded by the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, i.e., is a "second wave" coming, will there be a vaccine?—which has put the entire nation on edge.
Add to this the highly-partisan presidential campaign election underway, shaped by the toxic environment created by three years of slanders and lies against President Trump stemming from the British-directed regime change coup, with the "Russiagate" narrative, and it was not hard to predict an explosion was coming. The videos of the murder in Minneapolis unleashed the frustration and anger, which provided a fertile climate for hard-core provocateurs of Antifa and other anarchist groupings to unleash mayhem. Antifa is part of a global network, with the aim of exploiting unrest, to convince frightened citizens that society is breaking down, to further demoralize and immobilize them, to reinforce the view that "nothing can be done."
THE BRITISH ROLE
It should be obvious that this fits with the whole pattern of instigation against President Trump launched from the City of London, in collaboration with Bush and Obama operatives embedded in the intelligence community and the permanent bureaucracy, sometimes referred to as the "Deep State" or Military Industrial Complex. Trump's campaign pledges in 2016 to seek cooperation with Russian and other states, to put an end to "endless wars" and regime change, threatened the whole post-Cold War global order, kept in place by geopolitical conflict and neoliberal financial and trade policies.
The "counter-coup" underway, to expose the origins of Russiagate, represents an existential threat to those who have been behind the unlawful operations against Trump. It is no coincidence that the ultimate flop of Russiagate and the Mueller investigation, and the defeat by the Senate of Ukrainegate, were followed by the effort to turn Trump against China, based on the new fabricated narrative, that China deliberately thrust the Coronavirus on the world, as part of the plot by the Chinese Communist Party to create a new World Empire. It is also no coincidence that the promoters of "Chinagate" are the same gang of MI6-City of London-U.S. war-hawk operatives that should be put on trial for the treachery they launched with Russiagate, and the danger of a new world war stemming from their efforts to protect their old, collapsing, bankrupt system.
There are two reminders of this deviousness, coming from the Empire. First is a podcast with the Daily Telegraph by Sir Richard Dearlove, the author of the lying Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction hoax, that pushed the U.S. into endless wars in southwest Asia. In the podcast, Dearlove—the former chief of MI6 and one of the leading backers of Christopher Steele's fake dossier used by the FBI to launch Russiagate—claims, with the usual fake "evidence" to back him up, that the coronavirus was synthesized in a Chinese lab, and that, therefore, China owes reparations to every nation affected by the pandemic. Dearlove is a signatory to the basic principles of the London-based Henry Jackson Society (HJS), along with leading neocons from the Project for a New American Century (PNAC). The HJS has been a leader in the post-Russiagate push targeting China. Typical of Sir Richard's "intelligence" efforts, based on fabrications, one of the two authors of the study he cited has withdrawn his name, and the paper has been rejected by scientific journals.
Secondly, is a document posted on the website of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the center of British intelligence known as Chatham House. The report, released on June 2, is titled "Presidential Tactics Pose Grave Threat to America's Democracy," and refers to the present explosive situation in the U.S. with a wishful forecast, "It is now virtually guaranteed that race and the pandemic will be the driving factors for Americans when they go to the polls in November." The author writes that discontent with Trump's policies will bring about the long-desired result of her imperial sponsors, his defeat in the election.
It is essential that those committed to defeating the coup identify its British sponsors and their U.S. allies, to answer the question of what is the intent behind the coup. At the same time, the new LaRouchePAC report provides essential analysis on how to properly "reopen the economy", by moving into a New Paradigm which rejects the present collapsing casino economy, and replaces it with a worldwide commitment to using science and technology to increase the overall productivity of the physical economy. This would insure that anyone who wants to work will be able to find a productive job which pays a living wage. Mobilizing to enact the economic policies in the LaRouchePAC report would be a fitting tribute to George Floyd and the other past victims of racism, by providing the basis to eliminate poverty in the U.S. and worldwide, fulfilling the goal of Martin Luther King, of providing economic justice to all of mankind, eliminating oppression and the causes of war.