by Scott Creighton (H/T Slava Matlin)
When events in the American Gladio campaign take place, one of the first instincts for the leadership class of the town or city involved has to be centered around self preservation. If it’s a city that centers on industry (not many left here in the states) then the first inclination of the spin doctors working for the city would be to assure the financial investment class that they are #BackToWork so that the global speculators don’t write them off or worse, start pulling capitol out of their localities.
In the case of Orlando, the main industry is fun. Tourists don’t go to Orlando to be depressed. They want to enjoy the illusion, not dread the stark reality of what happened (?) . They have enough reality at home.
With that in mind, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has put together a little video of them dancing around at a mock press conference, in their offices and on the streets of the city. It’s marketed as a “healing” move but in the stark reality of what happened (?) there on June 12, you have too understand, it’s not about “healing” the hearts and minds of Orlando citizens as much as it is about “healing” the profit margins of the tourist industry in the city. These “fun” based industries certainly hold a lot of sway with the local politicians who could tell the Sheriff’s Office what to do and when.
Below the fold I have posted the video which I find extremely offensive. It should be noted that the Youtube video was posted to the official Orange County Sheriff’s Office Youtube page where it has received twice as many “dislike” votes as it has “likes”
You will also notice the date it was posted, July 1st. That’s about 3 weeks after the shooting (?) at the Pulse nightclub which supposedly took 49 lives and seriously injured another 53 citizens of Orlando.
A video like this isn’t made overnight. With all the different locations and shoots presented in the video, one has too assume it took at least a week to film and then edit and process. Perhaps more.
So now our timeline is probably looking at around 2 weeks if not less, after the shooting at Pulse, these guys were planning a dance video hoping it would go viral. That’s their hashtag up there in the title. The PR campaign came up with that one as well.
This video is offensive on many levels and I don’t have to spell all of them out for you because I have copied a couple choice comments from the Youtube page. These comments happened to be rated as well and the ones I am going to post below the video were the “Top” comments, receiving the most “like” votes.
Between the comments and the “Dislike” and “Like” votes, it should tell you just how much of a “fail” this effort of theirs was.
I find it offensive because it was CLEARLY done at the behest of Orlando’s monied interests.
More than likely, they put pressure on the Sheriff and got them to go out and dance around while the bodies of the victims were barely cold in the ground and they did that thinking it would help their profit margins.
It’s disrespectful to the people who were injured or killed at Pulse and equally disrespectful to the men and women of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
But that’s how these rich fuckers view public servants, like they are their personal possessions or as an asset belonging to their multinational corporation. So when massa says “dance” so they can make some more money, you dance. And you better smile while your dancing cus Mickey Mouse is watching.
I can’t think of a better example, a nice quiet example of what happens when Big Business owns cities and towns in America. Corporations think of only one thing and they don’t care who they hurt or, as in this case, who they demean in their pursuit of the glorious profits.
When they say dance, you get out there and dance.
Some of the comments I will post below the video are very angry at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for doing this video, and rightly so.
My disgust is focused more on the local politicians the sheriff himself. County employees have county jobs. That means good pay, great benefits and a retirement plan that doesn’t involve working until you’re 70 and you drop dead from exhaustion.
In this economy, who the hell can blame them. When Massa Mickey says “DANCE!” you damn well better dance and look like you are having the time of your life while doing it.
These are the top comments in order. As you can see, this hearts and minds PR stunt didn’t really work out the way they intended.
p.s. For the record, I know there were many scripted and staged elements to this American Gladio event. But I believe they did send someone into that building to shoot the place up and I believe there really are some victims, real victims, of this operation. I don’t think there were 50 fatalities, but there probably were some, which makes this video all the more offensive.