Could this have something to do with what’s happening in Ferguson? One of the recommendations of The Report from Iron Mountain is that in order to maintain social cohesion, an enemy must be found; in order to maintain social control, “destabilizing social elements” must be neutralized. The Report says: “It is…possible that the[se] two functions…may be jointly served..[T]here is…ample precedent, in the treatment meted out to disfavored, allegedly menacing, ethnic groups in certain societies during certain historical periods.” (The pdf of The Report is in this post from my show on the subject – go to page 52 of The Report, the section called “Sociological.”) I have thought from the beginning that the powers-that-be foment racial discord for numerous reasons, including fear and control (not to mention focusing us on us-vs-us so we don’t notice it’s really us-vs-them.) The fact that the authorities chose to read the Ferguson Grand Jury decision at night as well as the encouragement the protestors received from the highest levels of government makes Ferguson look like a set-up, but why? I think this Report offers a clue.