Revolutionary movements do not spread by contamination but by resonance. Something that is constituted here resonates with the shock wave emitted by something constituted over there.… An insurrection is not like a plague or a forest fire — a linear process which spreads from place to place after an initial spark. It rather takes the shape of a music, whose focal points, though dispersed in time and space, succeed in imposing the rhythms of their own vibrations, always taking on more density.
That was a quote by The Invisible Committee from their book The Coming Insurrection. The book, written by radical leftists, talks about the "imminent collapse of capitalist culture". It was first published in France in 2007 and is split up into two parts. The first part is a bunch of Marxist mumbo-jumbo, basically complaining why they believe Capitalism is so bad, but the second part is a bit more interesting. Beginning under the section "Get Going!", the authors lay out a pathway for revolution. The main strategy is to wait for a crisis - economic, environmental or political - and then begin attacking government institutions, corporations and police.
Now, think about that for a second and listen to what has been happening to the Department of Homeland Security, just over the past few days. The acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security, Claire Grady, sent a department-wide memo on Saturday warning employees of recent developments. She said:
This assessment is based on specific and credible threats that have been levied against certain DHS employees and a sharp increase in the overall number of general threats against DHS employees.
Grady goes on to instruct DHS employees not to wear any identifying markings outside official buildings, to not talk about where they work in public or on social media, and to keep their windows and doors locked at their homes. She warned to be alert and aware of any unexpected changes in their neighborhoods.
Anger and rage are begetting terror and violence.
Last week, Wikileaks leaked the information of over 9,000 current and former ICE employees. They did this to "increase accountability". What kind of accountability are they looking for by pointing radicals to people's homes? It's not oversite they're looking for… it's insurrection. Ever since that leak, DHS has received over twenty credible threats. In one instance a burnt and decapitated animal corpse was left on a DHS employee's porch.
As the Invisible Committee described it, this crisis is "taking on more density." Anger and rage are begetting terror and violence.
This article originally appeared on Glenn Beck