By Julie Collins
In case you have no internet access, no television or radio, and never pick up a newspaper or don’t have the capacity to overhear conversations at the water cooler, on the bus, or even when passing strangers on the street, then you wouldn’t know that the media has alerted us that Jeffrey Epstein, convicted sex offender and obscenely wealthy American financier, committed suicide in his New York jail cell while awaiting trial.
My very first reaction to the news was to talk about his victims.
There have been hundreds and probably thousands of tweets speculating about his death since it was first announced: was it really suicide, was it a hit orchestrated by the Clintons, did his temporary cell mate kill him, was he ever really in prison, was a dead body put in his cell then given plastic surgery to make it look like him, and on and on with the theories.
A very wealthy man that I didn’t know died. He also happened to be a convicted sex offender. I had nothing to gain or lose through his life, or death. I didn’t know anyone who benefited from knowing him. I didn’t know anyone who was a victim of him. He is a stranger to me, so my only focus on the announcement of his death was to be concerned about the children. Child and human trafficking in all its forms is one of the most lucrative underground “businesses” in the world and it felt unfair that someone who could have testified and exposed the industry was suddenly not able to. We all want justice for the victims and it doesn’t seem like justice is coming.
The announcement of his death came on the heels of a disturbing document from the FBI. Here is a screenshot of the Business Insider article I read about that document.
The headline says it all though doesn’t it? Conflating conspiracy theorists with domestic terrorists seems like something out of the McCarthy era. If you don’t have beyond a third grade education or intellect, then when people refer to “The McCarthy Era,” they’re talking about a time when everyone from soccer moms to actors to playwrights to educators to scientists were accused of being Russian spies by the US Intelligence apparatus, or, our own government in the 1950’s.
I personally don’t hold the rabid vitriol for “conspiracy theorists” that a lot of people out there hold. Since I know it was a term coined by the CIA to undermine critical thought, like many people who have the capacity to think intellectually, I just call them “conspiracy analysts.” I don’t have a problem with people asking questions about what the media presents to us on a silver platter and expects us to accept without questioning their polished, scripted narrative.
Speaking of the media, or as I affectionately refer to them, “propaganda agents of the state”, something else happened that was disturbing. It was disturbing to me anyway.
Immediately after the news broke the story of the Epstein suicide, three agents of the state tweeted the same thing, and each agent represented a wing of state theatrics: Entertainment, News and Politics.
Each of these traitorous statements are written by narcissistic men with superiority complexes. Each are overpaid to entertain and sheepdog us into group think, lie to us and cajole us for thinking anything different or pass laws that will inevitably hurt us for our very thoughts, accusing us of assisting “the enemy” with our thoughts.
We all know that picking apart a media narrative that we are expected to believe wholeheartedly is not unwittingly helping Russia. But, it doesn’t matter what’s true or not these days. What matters is that well paid influential men are going to come together to support legislation that turns critical analysis of propaganda into a crime.
It doesn’t matter if Epstein was an agent of the Mossad (Israel’s version of the CIA), a tool to provide politicians and the very wealthy with private audiences with sexualized children, a brilliant mathematician (he was) who acted as a liaison for every organization from NASA to Mensa to the State Dept. It doesn’t matter at all who he was or how he died.
What matters is that this story and how you react to it is being catalogued, scrutinized and held for a future agenda. That future agenda is what’s most important here. For, as we tick off the “10 Steps to Fascism” one by one, what’s coming next is akin to “thought crime.”
If you have a thought about the Epstein suicide and it differs from the thoughts of the three agents whose tweets I’ve embedded above, then that is going to be considered a crime against the state.
Rather than censor yourself or simply give up and let the state brainwash you, we are going to have to get very creative with our narratives. We are going to have to speak in imaginary terms that are fantasy and magic, write songs, tell stories and behave like everything from private investigators in film noir to puppet shows acting out scenarios.
Because, as they catalogue and diagnose us, we need to be doing the same to them.