I’m old enough to remember when Black Lives Matter was genuinely subversive. After BLM protesters did some violence against police officers, the FBI issued a counterterrorism report: “Black Identity Extremists (BIEs) are influenced by a mix of anti-authoritarian, Moorish sovereign citizen ideology, and BIE ideology.”
That was 2017. Four years later, pretty much every major corporation has voiced support for these former “terrorists”. The fact that Congresscritters were kneeling in solidarity suggests that the ruling class is now in control of “BIEs”, but I can’t figure out how this group went from FBI watchlist to national religion. According to NYTimes, the sentiment shift happened in only two weeks.
In July 2019, the FBI removed the “Black Identity Extremists” designation to focus on white supremacy instead.
The FBI has a history of infiltrating activist organizations. The goal is to provoke violence, then use media collaborators to discredit a movement and justify legal action. They did it to the Black Panther Party, they did it to the KKK, they did it to Ross Ulbricht. See Also: COINTELPRO.
They even fedpoasted Cypherpunk Jim Bell when he was promoting prediction markets. All it takes is one high-profile ransomware attack to justify KYC/AML for all crypto, and then – oh wait.
Elon Musk’s renewable energy Mining Council is a head fake. The establishment is ready to embrace Bitcoin; it just needs to get mass surveillance in place first.