[Editor’s note: Eric Weinstein is a highly underrated thinker in the inner-sovereignty movement. Disagree with him or not, he is open to dialogue, and a good “common ground seeker” — a rare venture in today’s hyper-divided world. He provides a grounded, rational approach to ideas and events that can often become detached, dissociated, and built on quicksand in our own echo chambers. Weinstein is also a voice of reason in the Jewish community. Remember: The world is not black and white… it’s a messy field of gray through which we all must navigate. And, we hope, safely. And, ideally, while creating more than we destroy.]
Those of you confused as to what this “Defund the Police” is about should understand the “Motte and Bailey Strategy” being used.
Groups that want to abolish the police talk about the “1033 Program” which highly militarized the police.
The ramp up began under the Clinton administration in 1996-7.
That is a reasonable area of concern.
So why not say “De-militarize the police!” or “Fund the Police at appropriate levels!”?
Because the radical activist game is ultimately to stand down the police, weaken the police and open the door to something else as we have seen recently (e.g. Antifa policing Portland Oregon Streets, Evergreen State standing down its campus police in favor of student patrols with baseball bats, etc.).
They are counting on normal people not understanding the endgame.
Look up PDX and Evergreen State.
Don’t be fooled.
Love each other.