Greg Felton: “Parkland shooting exposes the terrible power and appeal of sacred violence”_ on Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad Radio

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EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST: Greg Felton: “Parkland shooting exposes the terrible power and appeal of sacred violence”


Canadian journalist Greg Felton, author of The Host and the Parasite, writes:

“A media narrative of a mass shooting generates quasi-religious loyalty for three main reasons. First, it gives people what they want: a patsy and moral reassurance. Once the patsy is identified and either killed or captured, the narrative then acts as a form of catharsis by providing closure, commiseration and reassurance. People accept it because they want to.

“Second, a media narrative is championed by political interests that ‘decouple’ the narrative from its putative cause so that it takes on a life of its own. The narrative then becomes its own justification. The shooting, once a horrific crime, becomes a de facto positive event, an act of sacred violence that justifies the existence of the political crusade.

“Third, loyalty is magnified when converts, attracted by the political crusade, self-identify with its black-and-white morality and help stifle dissent. Typical is the resort to tired, risible epithets like ‘conspiracy theory,’ ‘Putin apologist,’ ‘Russian bot,’ and the caricaturing of critics as right-wing kooks and disinformants.”

Is Greg Felton right? In this interview we agree on some things and argue heatedly about others. Listen and make up your own mind!


This show was broadcast on April 11th, 2018.

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One Response to “Greg Felton: “Parkland shooting exposes the terrible power and appeal of sacred violence”_ on Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad Radio”

  1. Stephanie Hay

    **Actually, they were about slave-patrols; so the elite could muster them up, when needed… Property owners were very afraid of the people; it is clearly documented in the Economic Int. of the U. S. ….
    Kevin, you would have been a successful politician…

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