by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:
The New Zealand terrorist predicted and hoped that the government and media would react the way they are. They are doing exactly what he wants.
On Wednesday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the “first tranche” in a number of moves to restrict the rights of New Zealand citizens to protect themselves with firearms. This move was in direct response to the horrific murders that unfolded on March 15. Coincidentally, this is the exact move the terrorist suspected of carrying out these attacks had hoped for and predicted.
The terrorist who murdered 50 people last week is engaging in a classic propaganda of the deed in which he predicted—accurately—that his murder would spark the restriction of gun rights. Lawmakers took his bait.
“On 15 March, our history changed forever. Now, our laws will too,” said Ardern as she carried out the will of this terrorist. “We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer place.”
“What we’re banning today are the things used in last Friday’s attack,” she said, adding: “It’s about all of us, it’s in the national interest and it’s about safety.”
According to a report by FOX:
The law is expected to be introduced in Parliament at the beginning of next month. The government is seeking to prevent the stockpiling of firearms by making it illegal to possess the banned weapons as of Thursday.
The ban covers firearms considered to be military-style semi-automatics and assault rifles, particularly semi-automatic firearms and shotguns capable of being used with a detachable magazine that hold more than five cartridges.
🚨🚨OFFICIAL NEW ZEALAND GUN BAN Q&A sent out to reporters. I snagged this from @callapilla. She chopped it up into multiple tweets and I thought that was dumb. Here it is all at once. pic.twitter.com/dhiwtu2orc
— Nick Monroe (@nickmon1112) 21 March 2019
The terrorist who carried out these horrific acts did so with the hopes of garnering support for his cause while further dividing the political spectrum in hopes to start a revolution.
These tactics are known as propaganda of the deed which are usually violent actions including bombings and murders meant to force the ruling class to strip the citizens of their rights to ignite the spirit of revolt.
Now, as law abiding citizens turn in their guns, those sympathetic to this terrorist’s cause will hold on to their’s and the government has acted in de facto support of his movement. And yes, this terrorist has a lot of support.
The race war he intended to kick off with his murderous actions is not only garnering support from government actions to ban guns but the media is playing right into his hands as well.
As the media associates this terrorist with the people he name dropped while live-streaming the shooting, the more they will push people into extremes.
The media is buying into all the associations made by this terrorist and are doing exactly what he wanted—further polarizing groups of people which will inevitably garner support for his sick cause.
We can rest assured that the mainstream media will not mention how censorship and repression help to inspire such acts of violence either. As John F. Kennedy said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
Sadly, as social media and mainstream media continue to repress and censor freedom of communication, this problem will likely get worse.
The terrorist had hundreds of people espousing their support for him on 8chan, up to and including praising the slaughter of children and labeling his violence as an act of heroism. Rest assured that as censorship and stereotyping of “white nationalists” continue, these people will turn from supporters into actors and this terrorist knew this.
To understand how this propaganda of the deed works, imagine the increase in Muslim terrorism if the Koran were banned or if Muslims were banned from certain countries—which was actually proposed by this government. Now, imagine what happens when “white nationalists” are pushed to the darkest depths of the internet for espousing peaceful, albeit often stupid, beliefs as murderous scum like the New Zealand terrorist have the media and government do their bidding for them.
Neo-Nazis and white supremacists have been fading away for years. Their ranks were diminishing and their tactics and mission of supremacy based on skin color had become laughable. However, in the past few years, a new faction, ironically spearheaded by the left, began to act as a recruiting tool for white nationalism.
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