Rampant racism, sexism, homophobia, bigotry, white supremacy/Nazism—you name it—is dividing America, fomenting civil unrest, and ushering in a new civil war.

Or so the mainstream media would have us believe…

And I must admit, I was falling victim to the false narrative myself, particularly following the totally media-fabricated events in Charlottesville—even though honest journalists who were actually there and witnessed what really happened told a completely different story.

And even though I obviously don’t believe anything the government says (in fact, would tend toward the opposite), nor the MSM—and very little of what I see online—unfortunately, the overwhelming narrative I DID see online was still convincing me that it was factual.

But then, I went to the gym…

While there, I watched in fascination as men and women of myriad races and nationalities, religion, sexual orientation, age and class all mingled, socialized, worked out together, helped each other out….with no problems, no vocal disagreements, no violence erupting whatsoever.

Then I realized I don’t have to go to the gym to witness this; all I have to do is look out my window. Or go sit on my front porch with a glass of iced tea and a book, as I often do.

My neighborhood is extremely mixed; whites, blacks, Asians, Hispanics—even mixed couples. Awhile back, I even posted on Facebook my awe at the kids playing together on our cul-de-sac. Myriad races, boys and girls, all ages, playing raucously together and having the time of their lives. At the time, there was a black & Hawaiian couple living next door (great people, BTW), and a black and Asian couple on the corner (also fine people, great kids), and a black and white couple next door on our other side (good friends). Now there’s a black family living on the opposite corner—I believe I was the first to introduce myself and welcome them when they recently moved in—and a Mexican family now lives directly across the street, and they are heavily involved with their church. An elderly, retired white couple and a young white family with small children round out our little cul-de-sac.

And no violence. No fighting, arguing, shunning. Just normal people, living their lives, and either leaving each other be, or being friendly neighbors to one another. Weird.

So I began to believe that in reality, the powers that be are relentlessly attempting to divide us all, via false narratives propagated by the media—thus keep us fighting each another, in order to divert our attention, focus, and efforts away from our true oppressors.

I.e., divide and conquer…an idea as old as that of the state itself…

And then, lo and behold, I stumbled across others online who are witnessing what I am witnessing, and are also warning Americans that we are all being played by the powers that be, via the MSM, and what we’re being told isn’t the true reality—at least not to the extent they’re leading us to believe—but rather, they’re just working at keeping us all divided and fighting amongst ourselves, as usual.

Surprise surprise.

For instance, Charles Hugh Smith published an article, Beware the “The Cultural Civil War” Narrative: You’re Being Played on his blog Of Two Minds, wherein he states:

“Once the populace has been fragmented into ideologically divisive camps, controlling the resulting mass of warring mobs is easy. Rather than recognize the commonality of their powerlessness and impoverishment, the fragmented fiefdoms are easily turned on each other.

From the point of view of each fragmented fiefdom, the problem isn’t structural, i.e. the dominance of extreme concentrations of wealth and power; the “problem” is the other cultural-ideological fiefdoms.

Once the masses accept this false division and the destruction of common ground, their power to reverse the extreme concentrations of wealth and power is shattered.”

But I know, I know—he’s a white guy, so what does he know about racism? But then, shortly thereafter, I saw a short video of Diamond and Silk, the two black ladies of the extremely popular The Viewers View YouTube Channel, saying the exact same things, while discussing the current events with Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio. I’ve included the entire video below, but here’s a quick transcript of the segment I’m referencing (it starts at the 19:21 mark in the video):

Diamond: “We are united as a country. When I went to the grocery store, white people wasn’t mad at me. I wasn’t mad at them. We were getting along. Somebody even handed me some fruit:”Girl, you need to try this here.” So the stuff that the mainstream media is trying to perpetrate you all, we have to look at the bigger picture, we have to see that wait a minute, we are united.”

Silk: “And keep in mind that we are Americans. We are the United States, not the Divided States, and we are one race, and that is the human race, and this is not going to stop until we realize we are not a color, we are an American, first.”

(Watch the entire video below ↓↓↓).

So, after considering my own actual experience in daily life, as well as seeing so many others online—black and white people alike—sharing those same experiences, and warning the American people that they are just being played, just being divided, in order to keep their attention and focus off of our true oppressors: the state, its agents, and its propaganda wing the MSM—I came to the conclusion that these experiences are the reality, not what we’re seeing played out in the media, or even, though to a lesser degree, online.

Divide and conquer, people…and idea as old as that of the state itself…