Remember all those old movies withe the nazi storm troopers forcing their way through the door to enforce their evil mission on the unsuspecting, cowering victims of the Holocaust? Remember 1970 when our elected president Richard M. Nixon allowed the National Guard to fire on students at Kent State University in Ohio? Remember personal freedom? Remember the Constitution?
On May 5, a two-tour veteran of the immoral Iraq War was shot to death by police who raided his home in Arizona. SWAT team members shot dozens of bullets through the front door of the residence…so much for not knocking, just shoot the frigging door down, right? There were also a spouse and two children who had to witness the death of this war hero who became a victim of over-zealous law enforcement.
The No Knock Raid is such a shock to the system that it has become the title of a popular Youtube song and the growing focus of scrutiny by concerned citizens. USA Today reports that ‘an astonishing 70,000-80,000 militarized police raids take place on an annual basis in america’. Our calculator is broken but we think that is in the neighborhood of twenty such raids per day, every day. This is a direct result of the formation of the DEA by the Nixon White House and the greed of those who are benefitting from the tremendous cashflow produced by the nation’s prison system.
The death of 26-year-old Jose Guerena is still under investigation but all of the killer kops involved have been cleared of wrongdoing already. That is justice for you! American Blind Justice…the worst kind of all because it blinds the poor to the facts and blinds the powerful to the restrictions of the Constitution, which was written to protect the Rights of us all, not just a few. So far this year, not even half-way through June, the USA has spent over $7 Billion on fighting its own citizens. That is just the Federal government…the States have spent over $12 Billion so far this year…ever think about why your property taxes are so high? Why all taxes are so high? It is so we can pay for the war on drugs, dopey…get with it!!! So what is $50 Billion when you are trying to balance a budget and the economy has already been flushed down the tubes? Just another $50 Billion for us to borrow from China…while we fall farther into a hole of economic and intellectual Hell.
The National Institute for Corrections tells us that America has the highest ratio of prisoners per population in the world. In this country, there are 756 prisoners per 100,000 citizens. This compares with Russia, which has 629 prisoners per 100,000…remember when Russia was the evil entity that did not allow privacy or freedom to its citizens? Who is the the Evil Country now?
Racism has a lot to do with it. The fact that the Arizona SWAT zoned in on a veteran with a latino name is telling. More latinos are incarcerated yearly than caucasians and more blacks are incarcerated here than anywhere else in the world! In 2004, the rate of incarceration for black men in the USA was 5.8 times that of the Apartheid county of South Africa, which is universally condemned for racism by the global community. We are worse than Russia, we are worse than South Africa. We have no justice because we elect officials and allow them to be paid off by lobbyists who are fed money by the interests who benefit from the DEA and the drug war. Forty years ago, we had no DEA. If we had not had a DEA, we would not have an economic disaster on our hands. Look how much it cost us over the past 40 years and compare it to the hole which is our deficit.
Question Authority. Keep your guns loaded and pointed at the door. Do not trust the one person you were taught to trust all your life, because the police are now the enemy of freedom, not the saviours or it. We have few heroes in this country. Most of our heroes are losing life and limb in a foreign land they do not want to be in but that the president, who sits well-protected in the White House and will never see the business end of a gun barrel, forced them to go there through policy decisions which have been declared unconstitutional and for which Obama is being sued by a number of Congressmen.
It is getting easier for the governments to get away with this crap because, increasingly, people are spending more time with their heads in a screen, be it a tv, laptop, Blackberry or Android…these tools of idiocy are keeping us from being in the real world. We live on the screen. As long as we are on the screen, we are no place but the screen…we cannot live, we cannot love…we can just look at the screen and type or text or salivate and stare.