We Must To BearCat? Hell No.
~ ITEM: The adventures in the free state blog
~ ITEM: SWAT-Team Nation: The Militarization of the U.S. Police
~ ITEM: When the Nazis came to power in January 1933, many policemen remained skeptical of the party and its intentions
~ ITEM: ALERT!! Pentagon’s “1033 Program” is Militarizing US Local Cops
~ ITEM: Lenco Bearcat G3 Armored Vehicles
~ WATCHING THE AWESOME citizens of Concord, Mass. stand up to the proposed militarization of the police is worth watching at length.
I’m going to violate the rules of online argument now: Hitler! Old Adolf knew what he wanted, he told everybody, then he tried to do exactly that. When he first got legitimate political power, he asked for a very little are of concern, which merely allowed him to control the German police. Mostly harmless. All of this BEFORE 1933, and his rise to supreme power as chancellor.
No, this was not a backwater in his socialist master-plan, it was the start of a close-control of the populace, dissidents, making little lists, and getting people used to the idea of a militarized police-force. The Gestapo was created, and the police-forces were quickly filled with Nazis– the police became agents of one political machine, and the uncooperative were retired, fired, or shipped off to special camps, you know, “for their own safety”. Very considerate, that.
Comes The Destructor
Like Adolf, Barack Obama has made it clear what he wants– direct one-party rule, and his personal power superseding all law, Constitution, the Senate-Congress-Courts system of checks and balances, and anything else which he decrees. He was perfectly happy to expand the ‘legal’ powers of his police-state with the power to arrest, detain, and even kill Americans without arrest, warrant, or reasonable suspicion. Under Holder & Napolitano, he has continued the militarization of airports, borders, state and local police forces across America– many now essentially operating with the same equipment and armored vehicles of the U.S. military, except in police blues.
Having been in leadership myself, I know it’s always important not only to look honest and sensible, but to be honest and sensible, and not to pooh-pooh even the potential appearance of a conflict of interest, or the potential of abuse of power and responsibility of office. Sadly, Obama is all about appearances in a superficial way– content to go about his plan, dodging criticism here and theoretically rescinding a blinding obvious possible evil (say, drone-kills of American potential Domestic Terrorists™ like the Tea-Party, libertarians, Occupy, pro-lifers, constitutionalists, religious people, preppers, gun-owners, etc. … you know, normal non-Leftist Americans).
It’s all bullshit, this current push to “homeland security”. Runny, smelly, with flies buzzing around it. Yes, I made a swear.
Why? Because there are already police & emergency responders; beyond that, the State Police, then the FBI, the National Guard; beyond that, the U.S. Armed forces on sea, land, air. That is, if all you are actually concerned about is real threats to actual Americans. We’d all be much “safer” in a nuke-proof bunker with prison-bars.. but it’s not free, or necessary, or good.
You don’t have to sport a tinfoil hat or subscribe to every conspiracy theory to wonder what is going on in Obama’s captive bizarroland, formerly known as the United States of America. Not only that, we have more than enough warnings from history about setting up all the required mechanisms of a police state, making the rise of such a state not only possible, but much more likely. No doubt some alleged “Emergency” will be the pretext for the clampdown, if it comes (and really, it doesn’t matter which Washington DC politician might take the step, the Republicrats are all a blend of grey political sludge). Ideological opponents of the present Regime (a.k.a Domestic Terrorists™) have been under digital, financial, and personal threat for some time– why not move to drones, cops, curfew, and armored force?
Warrants? Habeas corpus? Due process? Timely trials? Bwahahahaha! Luxury!
Blatant Fraud Is Fun!
The best moment [ around 1:25:00 forward ] is when the guy who occasionally marched with Occupy, Massachusetts, points out that the group is pretty much defunct, therefore buying fancy armoured cars to prepare to oppose said Domestic Terrorists™ including Occupy was nonsensical. The scariest & Orwellian moment came when the Town Manager leading the meeting said that he’d talked to some other bureaucrat, and they’d agreed to remove the hair-raising short list of “potential domestic enemies”, so could they just move ahead and buy the armored car anyway?
This is disingenuous. Clearly it’s being sold by Homeland Security on those lines; deleting the scary language doesn’t address the scary fact & idea behind the militarization of local police all across the united States. The Department of Homeland Security apparently considers itself above the law, and above the constitution, and unaccountable to the people.. especially those is chooses to designate Domestic Terrorists™.
Sheeps & Wolves
Now, as a male, I like stuff, and man-gear, things that go bang, armor, and cool vehicles, and used to love playing army. But this is big-boy time, and the public allowing their police to become potential prison-guards, or putting up with needless SWAT-style raids, check-point, scary drills, and an already renegade government to buy up enough weapons and guns– for domestic use– for what, exactly.. to re-fight D-Day and beyond 5 times over?
It’s doesn’t pass the smell-test, the republic/ democracy test, and the don’t hand a radical socialist a loaded gun test.
America, beware. So saith Binksy — ITYS, with tears in my eyes. ~