|Black Church burned as false-flag propaganda, November 2016|
On 1 November 2016 the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, a Negro church in Greenville, Mississippi, was set on fire with the words "Vote Trump" painted on it. The FBI is investigating the arson as a "civil rights" violation: in other words, they are accepting that the words "Vote Trump" really do represent the arsonist's motive. The willingness to believe this is influenced by the impression, generated by mass-media, that such acts are typical of White racists. A consideration of the history of such incidents, however, and the circumstances of this particular incident, strongly imply that the motive behind this crime was not to discourage Blacks from voting, much less to persuade them to vote for Trump. Simply stated, it is not credible that either a White racist or a Trump-supporter did this.
In the early 1960s, there were some burnings of Negro churches by White racists in the southeastern United States. This was a response to the fact that those churches were used for organizing political assaults against the racial integrity of the White majority. (Recall: Reverend Martin Luther King, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, et al.)
In the 1990s, after about three decades of such incidents being out of the news, there was a new wave of hysteria about arsons of Negro churches -- again, blamed on White racists (despite the fact that the motive of 30 years earlier was no longer present in any comparable degree). You would have thought that it was 1964 all over again.
The hysteria was based on three questionable assumptions: that there had been an upsurge in church-arsons, that Negro churches in particular were targeted, and that White racists were responsible.
Newspaper-columnist Carl Strock disputed all three assumptions, and noted that certain entities profited greatly from this hysteria, generated by what he called the Great Arson Hoax:
I refer to the widely propagated idea behind the money-raising that since early 1995 there was been a dramatic upsurge in the burning of Black churches, attributable to White racism.
Sober examination of the record has shown that there has not been any such upsurge, and that churches have always been favorite targets for firebugs, that White churches are targeted more frequently than Black churches, that the number of church fires has actually been on a steady decline since 1980, and that in most cases where Black churches are torched, just as in most cases where White churches are torched, there is no evidence of racial motivation.
The hoax was started by an outfit called the Center for Democratic Renewal, formerly the National Anti-Klan Network, and was quickly picked up by the media, by White-guilt groups like the National Council of Churches, by Black ethnogues like the Rev. Jesse Jackson (I'm sorry to say) and finally by the president of the United States himself, who put it into circulation in one of his weekly radio broadcasts.
For those who like an ironic touch to their news, after the president's broadcast there actually was an upsurge of church arson, apparently because of what law-enforcement officers call the copycat effect. [Carl Strock, The Daily Gazette, 13 August 1996]
The stupid and stubborn assumption, shamelessly perpetuated by anti-White mass-media, that such acts are always done by White racists, has been exploited in various ways. This time it is an obvious attempt to affect the presidential election.
There has not been any such act associated with the Trump campaign. Furthermore, any Trump-supporter with an IQ above room-temperature would realize that setting fire to a Black church and spray-painting "Vote Trump" on it is not a way to help Trump.
By the same token, Trump's opponents could certainly envision that such an act might help Hillary Clinton, especially since the response to her among Blacks has been unenthusiastic. Louis Farrakhan has called her a "wicked woman." Torching a Black church after painting "Vote Trump" on it is very obviously a way to stimulate anti-Trump Black voting.
The anti-Trump forces are not above such a crime, either. They have already resorted to arson, of the Republican headquarters in Hillsborough, North Carolina, on 15 October.
|GOP headquarters burned in North Carolina, October 2016|
False-flag operations, too, are already known to have been committed by the anti-Trump camp, notably with attempts to cause violence at Trump's events, where homeless and mentally ill people and paid agitators ($1500 and a cellphone for each) were sent. It is entirely likely that the church-burning in Mississippi is just one more criminal act -- one more arson and one more false flag -- by the anti-Trump forces.
Negroes who live in the vicinity of the church do not believe that it could have been set by a White person:
A report in the Wall Street Journal suggests that the obscure location of the church, in a hard-to-access area nicknamed "the Hole," within a larger all-Black area, weighs heavily against the proposition that a White person looking for a random Negro church to burn would have chosen that one. Several Negro residents of the Hole stated that they did not find it credible that a White person looking for a church to burn would have come there. (C. McWhirter & S. Calvert, WSJ, 3 November 2016)
Even apart from these specific considerations about the arson of that particular church, it should be clear that the default assumption, that arsons of Negro churches are always committed by White racists, has no relationship to current reality.
UPDATE (21 December 2016): Police have finally released the identity of the arsonist. His name is Andrew McClinton and he is a member of that church. Here is his face: