The Anatomy of an Emancipation Movement
Author: Søren Højbjerg
Article Published: 29 August 2008
In the past, many classes of peoples have been suppressed. From time to time, they have succeeded in emancipating themselves. They have shown the way. From them, we must learn how to fight.
FORCES International is a movement of emancipation. It seeks to liberate the individual from government suppression and social engineering. FORCES International is in the US, in Germany, in Holland, in Italy, in Canada. But FORCES International is not alone. We have colleagues in Freedom2Choose, in the Smokers Club, in C.A.G.E. We have many colleagues. We are everywhere.
But we are suppressed. That is our plight. We are a chosen people. Fate has chosen us. It is our duty to emancipate ourselves.
In the future new classes of peoples will be selected as targets of chauvinism. They, too, will have to emancipate themselves. From our experiences, they will learn how to emancipate themselves. So it is imperative that we must prevail. If we fail, others will suffer our fate.
In the past, many classes of peoples have been suppressed. From time to time, they have succeeded in emancipating themselves. They have shown the way. From them, we must learn how to fight. They have sacrificed themselves to develop methods of emancipation. It is our duty to study their methods, and turn them into the tools we need to emancipate ourselves.
Let us study one such movement.
The Civil Rights Movement
Following the termination of the American Civil War (1861-65) the 'negro' was emancipated from slavery. The idea expressed by the modern day terminology of 'African-American' was born. A great evil was wiped from America – that of slavery. A race was liberated from the chains of real exploitation.
Unfortunately the remnants of suppression prevailed. By way of bureaucratic perversions in certain American states, suppression of the African-American citizen continued. Formally there was emancipation. In reality suppression continued by local government means. This situation was not successfully addressed, until the mid-1950s.
What started as a simple bus boycott in 1955, developed and coalesced into what is known as the Civil Rights Movement. It was, of course, a movement directed at the final emancipation of the African-American from bureaucratic suppression.
The branch of the Civil Rights Movement that was most prominent, was the declared 'non-violent' faction. This was represented most prominently by Martin Luther King, Junior. We must note that, although this faction advocated non-violence, it did advocate the violation of laws, specifically the ones aimed at suppressing and segregating the races. Violation, but non-violence, was a cornerstone principle of the most prominent faction of the Civil Rights Movement. Take note of this fact. It is impossible to break a suppression without breaking the tools of suppression, the laws.
The Civil Rights Movement was based on a simple idea. All men are equal before the law. African-Americans should be liberated from suppression. It was simple. It was a reasonable demand.
Arousing the masses of African-Americans and their sympathisers was done in many ways. One such way was by glorification. Once the goals of the Civil Rights Movement were achieved, a great new future was promised to all men. Nowhere is this more clear than in Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech.
By the mid-1970s the core goals of the Civil Rights Movement were achieved. The African-Americans, in fact all Americans, were emancipated. The need for the movement no longer exists. Remants of it continue to work. Today it is mainly involved in programs of special interest.
The Violent Factions
There were several minor violent factions in the Civil Rights Movement. They were not considered important. They were shunned by the great masses of the non-violent faction.
One of these factions, the Black Panthers, emerged in the later stages of the Civil Rights Movement. It advocated the use of weapons and violence. On a number of occasions these threats were made good. The violent factions demonstrated to the masses that a small segment of the Civil Rights Movement had the capacity to apply brute force.
As I have already stated, the majority of the masses in the Civil Rights Movement 'shunned' these violent methods. And you will add 'of course - violence is wrong.'
With such reasoning you renounce a fundamental understanding of why the Civil Rights Movement succeeded. The violent factions were, in fact, a critical reason for the success of the Civil Rights Movement. You are no doubt surprised at this claim. Let me enlighten you.
Humanity is a herd of animals. The masses do not listen to reason. They lack the intellectual capacity. They are too lazy to be bothered about the truth. Unearthing the truth is a laborious task. Listening to the voice of repetition is easier. Yielding to the loudest shouter is easier.
But there is one thing that the mass of human animals will listen to. It is the voice of violence. Just like the hyaenas, the masses judge by the howl. He who speaks with the backing of a set of sharp teeth can easily 'connect' to the masses. With sufficient display of brute force, the masses of dog-humanity magically 'understand.'
Thus it is very easy to understand why the violent factions of the Civil Rights Movement were imperative to the achievement of its goals. The violent factions demonstrated to hyaena-humanity that the Civil Rights Movement had potential to resort to violent means. So the masses 'listened.'
The African-American was thus emancipated from bureaucratic suppression. A hearty congratulation to him for his well earned victory.