Why do Americans fear Liberty?
Why do Americans seek to be controlled?
Why do Americans understand Anarchy as inherently criminal?
Why do Americans so long to Obey?
Why do Americans fear Liberty?
Why do Americans seek to be controlled?
Why do Americans understand Anarchy as inherently criminal?
Why do Americans so long to Obey?
I didn’t vote for the guy. I didn’t vote for HER either.
I would rather have Donald Trump as President than HER.
Liberals, you lost. Conservatives, you did not win.
I abhor the Liberal Left. I simply cannot stand the self righteous Conservative Right.
Donald Trump is President because a large enough percentage of the middle 60% of Americans decided that they had had enough of the Democrats. Barack Obama was arrogant despite not accomplishing much of anything. Barack Obama murdered American Citizens overseas. No due process. No trial by peers. No justice. Murder.
Barack Obama and the Liberal Left pushed too hard for their “Social Justice” agenda. Most Americans do not care about the challenges of minorities. Most Americans have no LGBT(Q) agenda. Most American do not hate Black people. Most Americans really do not think about Black people. Most Americans have their own challenges in life.
The poor have always had challenges in America. The poor includes a great many White people. Telling this huge swath of White Americans that they have privilege is imbecilic. The average American of European descent has and has had their own historical challenges. Irish people were and are referred to as “White Niggers.” Tell them that they have “White Privilege.” Germans and Poles were treated exactly as Mexicans are treated now. Italians were treated similarly.
Yet, somehow, the Left believes that all White people are a huge monolithic and homogeneous group who think exactly alike and have all of the same privileges as does a Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, Bill Clinton or a Bill Gates. This simply is not true.
The Left wanted us to believe that all “People of Color” were the same. People of Color are all discriminated against. People of Color are all mistreated. People of Color are all victims. This simply is not true.
Yet, the Left will not stand down from these foolish cries of bigotry and racism. Apathy is not racism. Apathy is not bigotry. Being consumed by the challenges of one’s life to the point that one does not notice the challenges of the Left’s pet victim groups does not make one a racist or a bigot. It means one has one’s own life challenges and has no energy to spend on causes outside of one’s own small world. When a White person is barely able to hold their own household and family together, feed their children and keep them inside and out of the cold, they don’t have time to spend on worry about the pet causes of the Left. This does not make these people racist and it certainly does not mean that they have some form of privilege.
Not being harassed by the Police is not a privilege. Not being watched by store owners and mall security because one is White is not a privilege. I understand that Black people live in this bizarre world where the color of their skin is held against them. The absence of this ignorant phenomenon does not constitute privilege. That is backward thinking.
The people who came up with the concept of White Privilege are the very persons responsible for the image of Black people in America. They are the Mainstream Media and Hollywood. For decades, the Leftist MSM and Hollywood have stereotyped and typecasted Black people as thugs, criminals, drug lords and gang members. Middle America believed them. Now, Middle America is being held at fault for the sins of the MSM and Hollywood. This is insane. You, MSM and Hollywood, created this phenomenon. You are to blame. The Oscars are “so White” because you created this dynamic. You fostered these fears and feelings. Yes, you did that.
Most Americans do not care to see Homosexuals on every TV Show and in every movie. We don’t care. Homosexuality is not nearly as prevalent in daily living as it is made to be in Hollywood and on TV. Pushing that agenda and normalizing something that is not actually “normal” or mainstream in America is a mistake. People should not persecute others for their sex lives. Likewise, folks should not be persecuted if they wish to not be disposed to homosexuality. Nor should Americans be told that they are ignorant and backward if they do not wish to be exposed to homosexuality.
Gavin McInnis said it best. “We’re not homophobes. We’re ‘homobored.'”
I would think that Donald Trump has been exposed to homosexuality more than any other President in History. Yet, the Left has ramped up fears in the homosexual community bordering on mass hysteria.
Donald Trump has worked with women for decades. He did not say that he grabbed pussies. He said that women will allow famous and rich men to do anything up to and including grabbing them by the pussy. Those are two different statements. Yet, the Left, again, has ramped up hysteria amongst the women of the Left so much so that they are marching on Washington.
The Left lost the election. You cheated for Hillary. You cheated Bernie Sanders. You lied, cheated and stole the nomination for the Clintons.
Now, you say that Russia helped Trump steal the election. You say that Russia interfered with Election 2016. I say we should give Putin a medal if he was even remotely responsible for keeping the war mongering Clinton out of the White House.
At the same time that the Left accuses Russia of interfering with the recent election, you ignore the 20 plus Millions that Saudi Arabia pumped into the Clinton campaign and the Clinton Global Initiative. I’d bet that since war mongering, Wahhabist loving Hillary Clinton has seen a substantial drop in donations to the Clinton Global Initiative since Election Tuesday. Clinton has no more influence in American foreign policy. There is no longer need to funnel bribes through her “charity.”
Barack Obama has spent the last 8 years wreaking havoc and sowing chaos across the Globe. He, who was pre-awarded a Nobel, invaded more sovereign States and Nations than did George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
Obama brought jobs back to America. Low wage jobs that counted statistically but not in the lives of Americans. He improved no lives excepting, of course, his cronies at Goldman Sachs, Big Pharma, Big Med and Big Insurance. His efforts have been extremely awarding for his cronies. Let us not forget Solyndra.
Obama did nothing with the War on Drugs or, as I like to call it, the War On American Liberty, Rights and Freedom.
The Average American is not better off now than in 2008. Many are, indeed, worse off. Banking and Investing professionals are much better off.
Poor people now have insurance. The Middle Class is now being raped by the Insurance industry. Medical costs are still out of control. Pharmaceuticals are still outrageously priced. Big Pharma is still killing hundreds of thousands per year more than illicit narcotics. The criminal drug cartels are the legal drug companies such as Pfizer. Legal opium kills. Legal cocaine kills. Marijuana has still yet to take its first life. Yet, we have a war on marijuana being perpetrated by the DEA, FBI, ATF and local law enforcement whilst the real criminals rake in billions in profit.
Obama pardoned, etc a few thousand of the heinous drug convictions that have crushed the lives of Americans. Yet, he did nothing about the criminality of the For Profit Prison cartels. His acts of generosity to a few Americans was less than a band-aid on a problem that has been decades in the making thanks to Richard Nixon and every President since.
Obama changed nothing. He brought hope to a few million poor people at the expense of a many more millions of folks barely hanging on above poverty levels.
This was not Hope and Change. It was chicanery and deception.
These are reasons for the rise of Trump’s populist brand of politics.
The Left doesn’t want to hear any of this.
The danger is that the Conservative GOP will claim this as their victory. Trump won because Middle America grew tired of the arrogance and preaching of the Left. The Conservative Right will not learn this. They will grow arrogant as well. They will push their faux, self righteous agenda and be expelled again in four to eight years.
This is America. A pendulum ever swinging.
As long as there are only two options, we will continue to stagnate with the same unexceptional politicians and ideologies that have kept us from moving forward for the past 40 years. Great progress was made into the 1980s. Since Reagan, there has been no real progress. There has only been infighting and hatred. It is time for something new.
The old system has grown staid, tired, obsolete. America either tries something new or it continues to decline.
Obama was the first sign of decline. A President who finds America and Americans abhorrent. Barack Obama was a President of the Yankee North and Hollywood Left Coast. He hated all other sections.
Trump is a President of Appalachia and the Deep South. They hate the Yankee North and the Hollywood Left Coast.
If you think there is not Appalachia, Deep South or Yankee North, you are ignorant of the real America.
America needs a truly American President.
When the 'arf-made recruity goes out to the East 'E acts like a babe an' 'e drinks like a beast, An' 'e wonders because 'e is frequent deceased Ere 'e's fit for to serve as a soldier. Serve, serve, serve as a soldier, Serve, serve, serve as a soldier, Serve, serve, serve as a soldier, So-oldier OF the Queen! Now all you recruities what's drafted to-day, You shut up your rag-box an' 'ark to my lay, An' I'll sing you a soldier as far as I may: A soldier what's fit for a soldier. Fit, fit, fit for a soldier . . . First mind you steer clear o' the grog-sellers' huts, For they sell you Fixed Bay'nets that rots out your guts -- Ay, drink that 'ud eat the live steel from your butts -- An' it's bad for the young British soldier. Bad, bad, bad for the soldier . . . When the cholera comes -- as it will past a doubt -- Keep out of the wet and don't go on the shout, For the sickness gets in as the liquor dies out, An' it crumples the young British soldier. Crum-, crum-, crumples the soldier . . . But the worst o' your foes is the sun over'ead: You must wear your 'elmet for all that is said: If 'e finds you uncovered 'e'll knock you down dead, An' you'll die like a fool of a soldier. Fool, fool, fool of a soldier . . . If you're cast for fatigue by a sergeant unkind, Don't grouse like a woman nor crack on nor blind; Be handy and civil, and then you will find That it's beer for the young British soldier. Beer, beer, beer for the soldier . . . Now, if you must marry, take care she is old -- A troop-sergeant's widow's the nicest I'm told, For beauty won't help if your rations is cold, Nor love ain't enough for a soldier. 'Nough, 'nough, 'nough for a soldier . . . If the wife should go wrong with a comrade, be loath To shoot when you catch 'em -- you'll swing, on my oath! -- Make 'im take 'er and keep 'er: that's Hell for them both, An' you're shut o' the curse of a soldier. Curse, curse, curse of a soldier . . . When first under fire an' you're wishful to duck, Don't look nor take 'eed at the man that is struck, Be thankful you're livin', and trust to your luck And march to your front like a soldier. Front, front, front like a soldier . . . When 'arf of your bullets fly wide in the ditch, Don't call your Martini a cross-eyed old bitch; She's human as you are -- you treat her as sich, An' she'll fight for the young British soldier. Fight, fight, fight for the soldier . . . When shakin' their bustles like ladies so fine, The guns o' the enemy wheel into line, Shoot low at the limbers an' don't mind the shine, For noise never startles the soldier. Start-, start-, startles the soldier . . . If your officer's dead and the sergeants look white, Remember it's ruin to run from a fight: So take open order, lie down, and sit tight, And wait for supports like a soldier. Wait, wait, wait like a soldier . . . When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier. Go, go, go like a soldier, Go, go, go like a soldier, Go, go, go like a soldier, So-oldier of the Queen!
If someone burns the Flag and people simply acknowledge it and register their disapproval in a normative manner, the protesters have nothing.
If someone burns the Flag and people become outraged and react emotionally and/or violently, the protesters have a victory.
All of this angst and outrage, faux or otherwise, is both counter-intuitive and self defeating.
By being outraged and pretending that you are “American Bad Ass,” you are giving them exactly what they want.
If people ignored them, they’d probably not do it.
The folks who become outraged over flag burnings, stompings and other forms of protest against the United States are similar to those Muslims who act out over Mohammad cartoons and drawings. The difference being that Muslims will actually physically act on their threats whereas the folks of American Badassery will only whine and talk loudly with their chests puffed out.
The United States of America is known around the world as AMERICA.
There is a country called America and you, dear Citizen of the United States, live in it.
That you, dear reader, personally, choose to refer to it in your preferred PC choice of wording does not negate the fact that America is a known entity.
Semantics and pedantry.
The correct term for a Citizen of America would be and is U.S. Citizen. The country is known colloquially as AMERICA.
Yes, it has much to do with one’s political bent. Only politically correct Americans who tow the Liberal Party line want to say that AMERICA is the incorrect manner to which one should refer to this country.
The citizens of the United Soviet Socialist Republic did not refer to themselves as United Soviets. The People of the Democratic Republic of China do not refer to themselves as Democratic Republicans. The people of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan do not refer to themselves as Islamic Republicans. Each respectively referred to themselves as Russians, Chinese and Afghans.
Mexico is the Republic of Mexico. People from Mexico are called Mexican. Canada is the, as far as I can tell, simply called Canada. Folks from Canada are called Canadians. It’s not difficult to follow this. If Canadians and Mexicans wish to call themselves America because they hail from the Americas, good for them. I have no problem with this. It would confuse the hell out of everyone and they’d spend half of their time explaining that they are Mexicans from the Americas and, therefore, Mexicans who are Americans or Americans who are Mexicans. However, that would be their prerogative and I’d not be concerned about it.
I refer to myself as an American. When folks ask me from whence I hail, I answer; “America.” Unless I want to be difficult and then I’ll say; “Thailand.” Because I live in Thailand now.
Every time that I have tried the Liberal Politically Correct usage of “United States” as an answer, I have received a blank look upon which I always have to expound by saying; “America.” At the stating of the word “America” in answer to my national origin, I am always rewarded with some semblance of “Oh, OK. You’re American.”
To repeat, one can always tell a Liberal American traveling the world by how he/she refers to themselves. If an American uses the term “United States” in answer to “Where are you from?;” there is a 99% chance that that person voted for Clinton, Gore or Obama in the last few Presidential elections.
Having traveled all over the world, I can say this with certainty. Only a politically correct Liberal refuses to call themselves an American. Then there are the cowards who will tell folks that they are from Canada.
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and James Madison all referred to themselves as Americans. I shall defer to their provenance in this matter over the latter day “shame interpretation” of our national identity by any Politically Correct Liberal “United Statesian.”
If our government could be trusted to disclose full truths and risks associated with vaccinations, I think people would be far less likely fight programs such as this.
However, the USG has lied to the American people constantly. God only knows how these vaccinations and the Vax vehicles are harming us even as they save us from mass disease issues.
The USG doesn’t mind a small percentage of citizens being harmed or dying as long as the whole of the tax base or a “too large” percentage of the tax base isn’t killed or debilitated. Most American Citizens are much too trusting of the USG. A majority of Americans are oblivious of the sins of the past committed by the USG. We are an ignorant people for the most part with a blind trust in the same government which time after time has failed us, lied to us and, in some cases, outright murdered and stolen from us.
The USG will lie. The USG has lied. They’ve been caught in their lies time and again. Yet, these folks would have us believe that the USG has our best interests in mind.
Tuskagee should resonate loudly in the minds of all Americans when discussing these issues.
Vaccinations have been said to contribute to or cause Down Syndrome. Vaccinations used in the military (as well as many other meds and experiments) have caused massive health challenges for service members. Yet, as in the case of Agent Orange, the USG denies until enough of those affected have died to mitigate the payout for resolution of their earlier miscalculations, lies, etc.
After all of these lies and outright criminality by the USG, some wish for us to simply trust the the USG is doing the right thing and looking out for our best interests.
For all of those folks, I have some excellent ocean front property which I would love to sell you in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Largely a peaceful region. Not dangerous at all. The locals love outsiders.
I agree that race is involved in these kinds of cases. However, race is not involved in all of these cases.
The Police kill White people as well.
Black Cops kill non-Black citizens. Are those shootings affected by race? I couldn’t say.
I’m not saying that race is not AN important issue in the MB shooting.
I’m saying that it is but one issue.
Another important issue is the total lack of police accountability (aka qualified immunity). That’s an important one as well. Police can shoot the wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time for the wrong reasons BUT simply because the Cop felt threatened can get away with murder.
A Cop can literally walk into a Citizens house with intent to take anything he wishes and shoot the owner. The Cop can say that he smelled marijuana giving him probable cause. The Cop can shoot the Citizen who confronts him and claim that he felt threatened…that his life was in danger. The Cop can take a kitchen knife out of the Citizens kitchen drawer and lay it at the side of the Citizen.
This is a plausible scenario.
Cops have and do plant evidence.
Cops have and do enact character assassination.
Cops have and will shoot just about anyone.
Yes, race is an issue. Yes, race is an important issue. However, race is not the only issue.
If they take the rights of all Citizens away by destroying the US Constitution, race won’t matter a wit.
Everyone will be oppressed.
Darren Wilson ultimately shot a teenager for being in the middle of the street.
Brown probably attacked him. Brown may or may not have had his hands up.
How did it come to pass that Brown attacked Officer Wilson? How did Wilson put himself in position to be attacked? How did the situation escalate? Did Officer Wilson aggravate the situation? What did Officer Wilson say or do, if anything, that enraged Mike Brown enough so as to commit what amounts to a suicidal act in America (violent confrontation with Police forces)? These are important questions as well.
I have often wondered why Americans seem so fearful. So easily “fear-mongered.”.
I read and speak to folks in America and I watch the media sensationalize everything into an unhealthy fear of the unknown. I say unknown because it is obvious that these folks have no experience outside of America. I’m not counting that two week vacay to Aruba.
I travel quite frequently to places like Cambodia, Egypt, Turkey. I work in places like Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kuwait, etc. Any time I discuss these places with my mother, I’m assailed with information and emails about how “dangerous” each place is. Many (most?) Americans seem to be of the same mind. To them, every place outside of America is fraught with danger. They seem to believe that one should just stay home…where it’s “safe.”
Having traveled widely in the world, I can say that none of these places are as dangerous as, it seems, the average American believes. I want to say grow a pair but having thought about the issue, I realize that it’s more ignorance of the world and inexperience than courage or lackthereof. Americans seem to be in their own little world. They also seem to be uninterested in the world about them. Only when something violent occurs in a country or upon news of some crisis do Americans learn of the wider world. Usually, the knowledge comes to them from the American Media.
This seems to produce in Americans some fear of the world and a hatred and distrust of the peoples therein. I can tell you from experience. The world is not as bad as Fox, CNN and MSNBC make it seem. The only way to learn this is to do one’s own research and to travel the world and meet its inhabitants first hand.
However, Americans historically have no interest in travel outside of America. I suppose this means that Americans will always be easily led by special interest parties who can lie to them and fearmonger Americans into hating, distrusting and cursing the peoples outside of America’s borders.
This is a shame for the world is a better place when America has courage.
I know. I know…I’m racist because I said “Black.” Anyway… Dear Black People, Pls wake the fuck up. It’s the 21st Century. You have to take what you want. You can’t be a victim. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are wrong. Not every Black American who finds success in “White America” or who joins the GOP is an Uncle Tom. The Police are corrupt and have always been corrupt. This corruption affects everyone in America. It does not only affect Black people.
Most White people are no more racist than most Black people.
Cops are Cops. Many, if not most, are corrupt, ignorant, bigoted, ill trained assholes.
Stop blaming White people. It’s long past due that this is a viable complaint.
I travel the world. Everything that Black people in America complain about has happened to me in the wider world. It’s not a White thing. It’s not an American thing. It’s a human thing.
Get over the race card. Not everything is about racism. Some of it is about what you do or do not do in this world.
Opportunity does not just come to people. People have to seek opportunity.
I work with quite a few Black people who don’t sit back and wait for someone to hand them an opportunity. They go out and make it happen.
Lots of people do this and find successes and failure. The best of us do not blame someone else for our failures. We get up and try again. We do not let failure immobilize us and blame the World or the Man or the Government or our Mommy or our Daddy. We get up and start again.
I get so tired of hearing whining little welps cry about what’s holding them back. Everyone in this world has something holding them back. I come from a family wracked by poverty and alcoholism and abuse. I got out of there and did my own thing. I made it happen for me. I made it happen and am making it happen where I am a minority and where many folks do not like me simply because I am American and White. I’m not whining about it or laying down. I’m making it happen for me and mine.
When Americans start lopping off heads with machetes and/or smashing heads with sledgehammers or shooting Black people simply because they are Black, then I’ll see a real issue. As it is, we have Cops who react violently towards Black people in a Government headed by a Black President with a Black Attorney General.
Perhaps, the problem is more complex than simply White on Black crime. Especially when 90% of crime against Black people is committed by other Black people. But…I know…we don’t want to talk about that. We only want to talk about White on Black crime which is less than 10% of the issue.
The lack of dialogue about Black on Black crime is disturbing and is racist on the part of Black Leadership. Let’s ignore the larger problem and talk about the small issue because it’s easier and there is an easy target. Let’s ignore the elephant in the room because that one is too difficult to solve and we can’t blame that one on some outsider like White folks or “The Man.” All that said, I look forward to seeing Dear White People. Apparently, there are a lot of ignorant White folk out there who haven’t a clue. However, that is America and Americans — Black and White Americans. Most of the idiots who live in America are pretty darned clueless. They’ve never been further than the largest city in their State much less the wider world. Americans need to travel. They need to get out of their little towns and their neighborhoods in their big cities. The world is amazing. It’s also a dangerous, beautiful, deadly, lively, incredible, breath taking place. The world can kill you. It can bring you life. It can give you perspective. Perspective is what most Americans lack.
This is exactly why Americans can feel guilty about events, circumstances and history that is common to the whole of the human race and feel uniquely smug and self satisfied at feeling said guilt. Americans think that America is so unique that their racism is exceptional and that their crimes are special. To many Americans, racism is America’s special shame. They feel this way due to their own ignorance of the wider world. Americans feel exceptional not only in that they feel that America has a special prerogative to dictate to the World but that we feel especially bad about the past and the actions of our ancestors. Americans actually believe that they are unique. The reality is that there is nothing unique about America. This has all been done before by Rome, Britain, the Mongols, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Egyptians, the Sumerians, the Phoenicians (who might well have come from Africa) and a whole host of Empires across the ages. Every good we have done and every evil we have committed is a repetition of earlier Empire…even our special, exceptional arrogance. American Blacks are not special either. Every trial and tribulation through which they have passed and through which they will pass is a repetition. This is the World. This is humanity.
And I find it especially humorous that the racism in America is so horrid, so wretched that one of the greatest complaints that Black Women have is that people touch their hair out of curiosity. Then again, there is the terrifying stereotype about Waffles and Chicken. Though, I have had Black friends since I was 5 years old and am now 45 and have never heard of this nonsense. OH…THE HUMANITY!!! Who do Americans try so hard to be offended by…well, anything. It’s impossible that so many could be so offended by such trivial nonsense. It’s a profession now. We have professional Outrage Commissars who tell Americans exactly when and by how much we should be offended. WOT WOT!!!
In summation…GET OVER YOURSELVES, AMERICA!
These girls are cute. I mean really, really cute. They made me laugh and, better yet, smile. I hope I have daughters who are as intelligent and precocious and beautiful as these two gals.
I’ll leave you with a prophet.
People are funny.
Christians are committing the same old sins such as burning witches alive today in Africa. Christians have murdered in America in the name of Jesus. I know this is not the message of the Christ. However, it is done. Abortion clinics have been fired and abortion doctors have been murdered. Other freaks are out there murdering in the name of Jesus. The KKK were using Christianity as pretext for their actions and still do. Though the KKK is or has been fairly non-violent as of late.
Of course, America is a modern nation. As such, our people are, on whole, better educated and less prone to outright violence in the name of religion. However, it happens and it will happen. Islam is 700 years younger than Christianity. It is going through a period similar to the Wests Dark Ages or Medieval Age. We had it. They’re having it now.
Imagine what they were saying about us in our dark age. Fortunately, the West and Christianity did not have today’s technology. We were far, far more violent than they have been thus far. We are actually still more violent. The Muslims have done nothing close to World Wars 1 & 2, yet. I love how we, in the West, point to others and call them savage and barbaric when the West have nearly destroyed ourselves twice.
What is worse? A couple of hundred beheadings or the bombing campaigns that the US has going all over the Middle East and Central Asia.
“Hey, I’ve got a brilliant idea. We’ll stop ISIS from murdering people by murdering more people! Brilliant.” lol
People are funny.
I’m not excusing anything. I’m simply saying that no one is innocent. If all Muslims are guilty of the actions of a minority of Muslims, all Christians are equally guilty of the actions of a minority of Christians. Thus, we have no room to speak.
You can’t have it both ways.
People are funny.
Your sins are horrific. Mine are excusable even if they were worse.
The DNC and GOP are evil.
Neither are good for the country.
Both are good for their respective Lobbyists and Special Interests.
Both target key demographics and lie to them to get elected.
Unions represent the interests of their respective organizations. Police Unions represent the interests of Police. They lobby for legislation that will benefit the Police. Laws such as COPS and 1033, qualified immunity, confiscation, etc.
The Wars on Poverty, Crime and Drugs were initiated by Democrats. All of these so-called wars benefit the Police, empower the police and destroy the rights of the Citizens.
The War on Terror was initiated by Republican Bush 2. However, Obama has taken that war and run with it. He’s made it his own. The NDAA, NSA spying, police militarization, assassination, rendition, invasions and occupations…all of these things were started by someone other than Obama, the Democrat. Yet, Obama has taken them and injected elephant steroids into these programs and gone about the business of destroying the Constitution.
Any Political Party that centers on the corruption that are American cities is bound to be corrupt.
Police have, historically, been Democratic run organizations. Not Republican.
Military members joining the police forces enmasse is a recent phenomenon. This is happening recently as a result of the terrible economy and programs put in place by respective Clinton, Bush 2 and Obama DOJs.
Our current volunteer military is only 30 years old. Prior to the “All Volunteer” military, our nations military services were made up of careerists who retired after they left service and draftees who were mostly poor. These draftees left the service and went into all career fields and some into none as most were from the poor or lower middle class.
This preposterous idea that the Police forces in the military are made up of mostly ex-military is patently false. I looked it up and it can’t be proven or disproven because no one (not even the DOJ) keeps statistics.
I have been researching American police forces for some time now because of Obama’s continuation of Bush’s War on Liberty. Police come from predominantly working class familes. They enter the police force between the ages of 21 and 24. That does not give the majority of them time to enter the Military, ETS and then join the police as a goodly majority of Police have at least 2 years of college. This is a prerequisite for some, if not most, Police forces.
Police Brutality, of late, is a direct result of the Bush/Obama war on Liberty and the Constitution.
Both the Military and the Police are tools of the State.
Police forces have been given qualified immunity. This means that they are not accountable to the citizenry and not held to the same law as the rest of the citizenry. They are, in fact, above the law. Bush and Obama have brought this about via legislation, “Wars on…,” and court appointments.
This must change or America will no longer be a free nation but, instead, little better than Maoist China.
The Democrats are no better than the Republicans. They are the same. This is an age old tactic. Divide and conquer.
By choosing D or R, you are defeating yourselves and destroying America.
Your Constitution is dead!
Obama and Bush hammered the Final nails on the Coffin
America is a Police State
YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS THAT A STATE THUG IS BOUND TO RESPECT!
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On the Middle East. Much of the violence in the Middle East can be directly traced to actions of outside interlopers since World War 1.
The Brits worked to place the Saudis in power after World War 1. America acted in concert with others to empower the House of Saud during and after World War II.
The Saudis are Wahhabis. The State Religion of Saudi Arabia is Wahhabist Islam. The Muslim Brotherhood is a Wahhabist Movement. Al Qaeda, al Jihad, ISIS and every other extremist Sunni Islamic organizations traces it’s origins to the Muslim Brotherhood and/or directly to the preachings of al Wahhab.
We created the beast which spawned the demons whom we fight in the War on Terror.
In the 50s, Kermit Roosevelt was sent by Ike and the Dulles Bros, at the behest of Britain and Anthony Eden, to depose Mossadegh who was Prime Minister of Iran. Mossadegh was deposed. The Shah was placed on the Peacock Throne of Iran by Kermit Roosevelt.
The Shah used his Savak to terrorize the people of Iran. He exiled Khomeini.
Carter weakened the Shah some 25 or 30 years later by speaking to Human Rights and withdrawing support.
Khomeini and his revolution are the progenitors of all Shi’a extremism. Khomeini and his Iranian Revolutionary Guards created Hezbollah.
No Kermit, no Shah. No Shah, no Khomeini. No Khomeini, no IRG. No IRG, no Hezbollah.
Vietnam plays a role here as well. Prior to Vietnam (and Iran), the US was seen as a champion of the downtrodden and a revolutionary victor over Colonialism.
After Vietnam, we became a colonial oppressor.
Cuba plays a role here as well. We attempted to deny Cuba self determination.
The US is no longer a champion of the oppressed people’s of Colonialism by our own actions. Instead, we are merely actors for Big Banks and Big Corporations.
This is how we are seen, with great justification, by much of the world.
Much of the terrorism aimed at us is directly attributable to our support of dictators and despots throughout the Middle East and Asia.
ISIS, al Qaeda and other Islamic Organizations feel that in order to take power from the House of Saud and other despotic regimes that they must attack us. We are the primary support for the Saudis and other despots. We have supported nearly every Sunni despot extant.
We supported Saddam before we deposed him. We gave him his initial batch of nerve agents and gave him the means to develop more. Then we used possession of these as rationale for attacking him.
We did the same thing to Noriega. As long as he was our man, we turned a blind eye to his drug trafficking. As soon as he decided that he wanted to go his own way, we defamed him and attacked him. I’ve read widely that the CIA actually assisted in his drug trafficking and money laundering before we turned on him.
The Middle East is a mess partially because the West disbanded the Ottoman Empire, partially because of the idiot Sukes-Picot agreement, partially because of oil profits, and partially because of the Sunni-Shi’a divide.
America has always pushed a divide and conquer agenda on the Middle East.
Now, we complain that they are divided and can’t or won’t come together.
If the Middle East were to come together as in the old days of the Qaliphate, does anyone think that they would do otherwise than what ISIS claims as a goal?
What person who has lived a life and made mistakes could run for office and win? Why would any sane person wish to have his or her personal life flayed and left open for the criticism of hypocrites.
While Clinton was being Impeached for sexing up the fat girl, it was revealed that Henry Hyde had had an affair in similar manner at the same age as Bill Clinton. When asked about it, Hyde responded something to the effect that it had occurred when he was a young man and didn’t know better.
I lost my appetite for many politicians…hell, for most politicians in the Clinton Era. They lied, schemed and generally did the opposite of that which was good for America in the name of party politics.
The only proof of corruption needed is to look at the Oil and Health Industries.
The American “health” industry is disgusting. It’s a death cult. Profit as much as possible from poor health and death. No one in the health industry are interested in saving lives. They’re only interested in profits. They’ll give you a pill for 500USD a month that could be had in Canada for 500CAD a year.
On one side, the market pushes you fat pills that crushes your health and on the other side, the market pushes “health” that crushes your finances. All pushed by a market and a government that wishes only to tax and spend us into oblivion.
The tech is here to move away from the petroleum industry that has sucked us into the Middle east and it’s interminable wars. Yet, in order for America to remain the global police, we push oil and refuse to reach for other energy tech. We export oil. Yet, somehow we find it wise to import oil from our enemies in the Gulf and countries such as Venezuela. How does this make sense.
We meddle and intervene everywhere using “terrorism” as an excuse to spread terror. How does this make sense? Saudi Arabia is the epicenter of terrorism. The Nejd is the origin of the ideas behind the Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda, the taliban and every other extremist form of Islam excepting only the Iranians and their Hezbollah.
Yet, Saudi Arabia is our ally.
Most Muslim Extremists are either from the Nejd or were raised on the teachings of radicals in the Nejd.
Somehow, we can’t figure out that this is a problem. It’s as if there is some black liquid in our eyes with a lush green sheet acting as some kind of veil (or hijab not to be confused with Jihad!).
America has created it’s own enemies out of paranoia (N. Korea, Iran & Vietnam) or Imperialistic greed behaviors (Iran, Iraq, Russia, China, Somalia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, etc) for over half a century now.
We created the Khmer Rouge in the same manner that we created ISIS and helped to create the Taliban. We even assisted in the rise of Ho Chi Minh and Mao through our stupidity.
And pls don’t get me started on the early days of the Soviet Union and how we propped up Stalin so that he could fight Hitler.
Almost every problem we have today finds American finger prints in it’s DNA.
But let’s talk about Obama and how idiotic he is.
And let’s call anyone who makes such statements a “blame America firster.”
Our economy is based on banks who use US foreign policy to rape local economies and gamble constantly. They can afford these gambles because the Fed and the US Gov’t will bail them out as they have done since 1907. The American tax payer is nothing more than a battery compartment for Banking regeneration in a post-fail economic recovery. It has been this way since the turn of the century.
But, we’ll all pretend that the President or Party in power actually matters.
(This is a rant I first posted to facebook…lol)
In a nation known around the world for its respect for individual freedom, citizens are spread-eagling themselves on the pavement and begging to be strip-searched. No liberty is too precious to be thrown on the sacrificial pyre.
Each week, someone is murdered in America by uniformed Statists thugs.
Most of these actions take part on behalf on a war that is more unpopular than Vietnam and Iraq combined. That war, of course, being the American War on Drugs or as I like to call it, the War on Civil Liberties.
The majority of Americans do not want it. No matter, like Obamacare, it’s the law of the land. Like Slavery and Jim Crow, the War on Drugs is the StatistsThugs tool of oppression. Incarcerate millions of minorities and poor in the name of keeping America safe from the evil scourge of drug abuse and drug violence. Never mind that drug “abuse” has accelerated under the war on drugs. We’ll disregard that drug prohibition has turned whole neighborhoods in American cities into war zones.
And we’ll ignore the fact that the War on Drugs has all but obliterated what we used to call Liberty. The US Constitution was long ago discarded in the name of drug prohibition even as the United States Government and our largest Corporate institutions and Banks have colluded with Drug King Pins to launder all illicit drug money…for a share, of course.
Mexico is in the grip of a murderous drug war that has killed over 150,000 people since 2006. It is one of the most violent countries on earth. This drug war is a product of the transnational drug trade which is worth up to $400 billion a year and accounts for about 8% of all international trade.
The American government maintains that there is no alternative but to vigorously prosecute their zero tolerance policy of arresting drug users and their dealers. This has led to the incarceration of over 500,000 Americans. Meanwhile the flood of illegal drugs into America continues unabated.
One thing the American government has not done is to prosecute the largest banks in the world for supporting the drug cartels by washing billions of dollars of their blood stained money. As Narco sphere journalist Bill Conroy has observed banks are ”where the money is” in the global drug war.
In March 2010 Wachovia cut a deal with the US government which involved the bank being given fines of $160 million under a ”deferred prosecution” agreement. This was due to Wachovia’s heavy involvement in money laundering moving up to $378.4 billion over several years. Not one banker was prosecuted for illegal involvement in the drugs trade. Meanwhile small time drug dealers and users go to prison.
If any member of the public is caught in possession of a few grammes of coke or heroin you can bet your bottom dollar they will be going down to serve some hard time. However, if you are a bankster caught laundering billions of dollars for some of the most murderous people on the planet you get off with a slap on the wrist in the form of some puny fine and a deferred prosecution deal.
And Gods forbid that we admit that the American CIA uses the same drugs prohibited in the US to fund wars all over the globe. We’ll even neglect to mention that most of those same drugs that the CIA buys, steals and sells for a profit make it back to the shores of America.
In 1989, the United States invaded Panama as part of Operation Just Cause, which involved 25,000 American troops. Gen. Manuel Noriega, head of government of Panama, had been giving military assistance to Contra groups in Nicaragua at the request of the U.S.—which, in exchange, allowed him to continue his drug-trafficking activities—which they had known about since the 1960s.When the DEA tried to indict Noriega in 1971, the CIA prevented them from doing so. The CIA, which was then directed by future president George H. W. Bush, provided Noriega with hundreds of thousands of dollars per year as payment for his work in Latin America. However, when CIA pilot Eugene Hasenfus was shot down over Nicaragua by the Sandinistas, documents aboard the plane revealed many of the CIA’s activities in Latin America, and the CIA’s connections with Noriega became a public relations“liability” for the U.S. government, which finally allowed the DEA to indict him for drug trafficking, after decades of allowing his drug operations to proceed unchecked. Operation Just Cause, whose ostensible purpose was to capture Noriega, pushed the former Panamanian leader into the Papal Nuncio where he surrendered to U.S. authorities. His trial took place in Miami, where he was sentenced to 45 years in prison.
Noriega’s prison sentence was reduced from 30 years to 17 years for good behavior. After serving 17 years in detention and imprisonment, his prison sentence ended on September 9, 2007. He was held under U.S. custody before being extradited to French custody where he was sentenced to 7 years for laundering money from Colombian drug cartels.
On March 13, this reporter contacted investigative historian Robert Morrow, whose research into the murder of CIA-sanctioned pilot Barry Seal is unparalleled. Seal claims to have run drugs for U.S. intelligence.
When asked about official criminality associated with Afghan’s opium business, Morrow replied: “U.S. government involvement in the drug trade ebbs and flows depending on a particular administration’s level of corruption. If a Bush or Clinton is in office, you better believe it’s rip-roaring.”
Morrow provided more insights. “Or, maybe their complicity is so institutionalized that presidents don’t even control it. Intelligence agencies and the military do. The government has many faces. One DEA [Drug Enforcement Administration] agent could be entirely honest while another is on the take from drug cartels and the government.”
Delving into deep state secrets, Morrow stressed: “The people who ran all the drugs into America during the Iran-Contra era were George Bush, Sr., CIA Director William Casey, Oliver North and both Clintons. Airports like the one in Mena, Arkansas that Bill and Hillary operated stretched all across the southern U.S. You need to remember that Barry Seal [who allegedly flew more cocaine into America than any pilot in history] was personal friends with Bill Clinton. He also spoke with Bush, Sr. on a weekly basis.”
In the Great and Exceptional United States of America, there have been so many drug scandals in police departments across the nation that no one bothers to keep statistics on it.
The War on Drugs was billed as a way to keep “niggers” and “spics” from sexin’ up innocent white girls. That’s how LBJ and Nixon put it anyway.
“Look, we understood we couldn’t make it illegal to be young or poor or black in the United States, but we could criminalize their common pleasure. We understood that drugs were not the health problem we were making them out to be, but it was such a perfect issue…that we couldn’t resist it.”
– John Ehrlichman, White House counsel to President Nixon on the rationale of the War on Drugs.
What it turned into was a War on American Liberty.
Now that a few States have legalized marijuana, you can watch the vultures (Police) in surrounding States circling around interstate highways. They sit and wait. They peer down the open road. Across the borders of their States. Waiting for any citizen of Washington or Colorado to cross that line. When they see one…THEY POUNCE! Like the Highway Robbers of old. Making any excuse to “protect and serve” that citizen out of his car, his money, his freedom.
Justice Thurgood Marshall was moved to remind the [Supreme] Court that there is “no drug exception” to the Constitution.
Every friend of freedom … must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the U.S. into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.
— Milton Friedman
If the zeal to eliminate drugs leads this state and nation to forsake its ancient heritage of constitutional liberty, then we will have suffered a far greater injury than drugs ever inflict upon us. Drugs injure some of us. The loss of liberty injures us all.
I think it ironic that America became one of the Great Nations on the world scene in a way that is now being called a vice.
America rose to prominence swiftly. Instant Gratification was the key. Delayed Gratification was the way of Old Europe. America had no patience with a slow, plodding path to greatness. We wanted ours and we wanted it now!
Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory in 1804. A mere 16 years after our founding. That purchase doubled the territory of the United States immediately. He didn’t wait. There was no delayed gratification. Manifest Destiny was proclaimed almost as soon as this nation was born. Our fourth President, James Monroe, proclaimed that it was the fledgling American Nations destiny to span the continent from Maine to Florida to California and Oregon. He dared any to stand in the way by announcing our intentions to the world.
Texas pried itself from the corrupt Spanish-Mexican dalliance to the South. Proclaimed themselves a Republic and immediately announced their intention to join the America Union.
America told its youth to “Go West, Young Man” to seek fortune. There was no prohibition attached to it. There was no caveat. No one told them to anchor themselves responsibly or to establish themselves first and then move West. Negative. It was Go West….NOW! Fortune awaits you.
Our Banking Industry has ever been speculative. Speculation is not delayed gratification. It is the taking on of debt. It is a gamble. It pays off, it indebts. It creates, it destroys. Who told Rockefeller, Morgan or Vanderbilt to wait, to bide their time. The person offering that wisdom would have been shunted aside.
Did Steve Jobs or Bill Gates tarry? Did they establish themselves first? No, they set out to blaze new paths. They made it.
I wanted to write a book. I did it. It took me three years to do so. I didn’t want to wait for one of the Big Five Publishing houses to deem me worthy or to never deem me worthy. I wanted to publish it and I wanted it published NOW! I went to Amazon and did so. Instantly. Is that a part of the moral decay of instant gratification? It may be but No Regrets is for sale on Amazon as I write this.
American History is replete with men and women who could not wait. Who took chances. Men and Women who refused to wait their turn. They stepped out inot the World and demanded a place…they made their place. Not by waiting. Not through delayed gratification but in demanding of themselves the discipline, hard work and sometimes the bending of rules in order to get ahead and to make their fortunes.
Only conservative fools expect delayed gratification. Usually, they expect this “discipline” of others while they themselves acted in the same manner that they later decry as moral decay.
I find this senseless.
America was born impatient. We created ourselves. No God helped us. If anything, God stood by and watched. He may have admired us. To listen to some, though, he looked down upon America with disapproval for we dared to not delay our gratification.
We refused to wait our turn.
In the Immortal Words of some damn infantryman from time immemorial; “Lead, follow or get out of the way!” If you are so old that you can’t remember your youth or if you’ve led a life so boring that you waited for everything, go ahead and die. There are people behind you who are willing to live…who want to live. We do not see why we should wait until we are too old to enjoy it to do so.