Discussing One of the Main Roots of America’s Police State Problem

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “But, Without Government, Who Would Use Violence to Enforce Victimless Crimes?“…

Cop Block:

NYPD Is Outta Control.
Standing in solidarity with the other NYPD Officers videotaped in recent days choking their victims. This poor excuse for a human was photographed choking a woman who was 7 months pregnant. If this was any member of the public, this would be attempted murder.
[Jacob/ We Copwatch]

Pregnant Woman Apparently Put in Chokehold by NYPD Cop During Dispute Over Illegal Grilling:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/pregnant-woman-apparently-put-chokehold-article-1.1882755

Rayn: But, without government, who would “protect” society from a pregnant woman “illegal[ly] grilling” with her family on the sidewalk in front of her home, without so much as a single complaint from neighbors, and with the sidewalk not even being obstructed?

Pregnant Woman Apparently Put in Chokehold by NYPD Cop During Dispute Over Illegal Grilling:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/pregnant-woman-apparently-put-chokehold-article-1.1882755

Mha I.: This is sickening. Who the hell handles anyone never mind a pregnant woman like that. She could have miscarried the baby!

Wendy P.: Seems like they need much more training, a lot more, and ongoing, probably need to reflect and discuss their day everyday with counselors or trainers/teachers – something like that. They need more support and supervision.

Rayn: It’s as Henry David Thoreau said, Wendy: “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” Unless we all identify the root of this problem, the best we can hope for is to desperately treat the expanding list of symptoms. What it all comes down to is simple: No Victim, No Crime! Once this is understood as a fundamental principle of JUSTICE, it is actually EASY TO SEE that this costumed criminal is very apparently BREACHING THE PEACE with violence in order to generate revenue for the State, who stands as the only ACCUSER against this innocent woman!

In the US, our streets aren’t protected by “peace officers” but rather, are patrolled by government-hired “law enforcement” mercenaries, who carry out the commands of their State overlords, keeping the criminal courts packed, and always enriching the prison-industrial-complex, to the police-state-creating detriment of State-extorted “tax-payers.”

Wendy: You are right, taxpayers should directly have a say as to how this tax money is spent.

But, Without Government, Who Would Use Violence to Enforce Victimless Crimes?

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following captioned photo here, being shared by the page, “Cop Block,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

NYPD Is Outta Control.
Standing in solidarity with the other NYPD Officers videotaped in recent days choking their victims. This poor excuse for a human was photographed choking a woman who was 7 months pregnant. If this was any member of the public, this would be attempted murder.
[Jacob/ We Copwatch]

Pregnant Woman Apparently Put in Chokehold by NYPD Cop During Dispute Over Illegal Grilling:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/pregnant-woman-apparently-put-chokehold-article-1.1882755

My Commentary: But, without government, who would “protect” society from a pregnant woman “illegal[ly] grilling” with her family on the sidewalk in front of her home, without so much as a single complaint from neighbors, and with the sidewalk not even being obstructed?

The Nine Surges of Obama’s War Prove He is Just Another Bush

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

American Troops in Afghanistan

American Troops in Afghanistan

The Nine Surges of Obama’s War:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/12/10/opinion/main5962574.shtml

(Tom Engelhardt, CBS) In his Afghan “surge”speech at West Point last week, President Obama offered Americans some specifics to back up his new “way forward in Afghanistan.” He spoke of the “additional 30,000 U.S. troops”he was sending into that country over the next six months. He brought up the “roughly $30 billion”it would cost us to get them there and support them for a year. And finally, he spoke of beginning to bring them home by July 2011. Those were striking enough numbers, even if larger and, in terms of time, longer than many in the Democratic Party would have cared for. Nonetheless, they don’t faintly cover just how fully the president has committed us to an expanding war and just how wide it is likely to become. 

Despite the seeming specificity of the speech, it gave little sense of just how big and how expensive this surge will be. In fact, what is being portrayed in the media as the surge of November 2009 is but a modest part of an ongoing expansion of the U.S. war effort in many areas. Looked at another way, the media’s focus on the president’s speech as the crucial moment of decision, and on those 30,000 new troops as the crucial piece of information, has distorted what’s actually underway.

(Continue Reading Article Here…)

My Commentary: “The truth is that every morning war is declared afresh. And the men who wish to continue it are as guilty as the men who began it, more guilty perhaps, for the latter perhaps did not foresee all its horrors.”
– Marcel Proust

Who else has been keeping track of the continuous troop surges that Obama has been authorizing in the Middle-East since taking office in January? Who else noticed the fact that, as of October, Obama officially escalated the amount of American troops actively operating in the Middle-East to 189,000? Who else is aware that this numer is slightly higher than even the largest amount of troops Bush had actively operating in the Middle-East during his presidency (the exact amount was 186,000, during the height of the 2007 “surge” in Iraq)!?

October 2009 – Obama Tops Bush in Troop Buildup:
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/oct2009/pers-o14.shtml

And, with our number of active troops not decreasing whatsoever since then, Obama’s recent announcement that he will commit another 30,000 troops to Afghanistan only serves to inflate America’s wars in the Middle-East well beyond anything the BLOOD-THIRSTY BUSH ADMINISTRATION could have ever “HOPED” for!

Is this what Obama meant by “CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN”? A simple “CHANGE” in war tactics, with an absolute continuation & escalation of Bush’s illegal wars of aggression?

As I said before, OBAMA IS JUST ANOTHER BUSH!!! Whether it be his troop build-ups, his bankster bailouts, his signing statements, his funding of the wars in the Middle-East, his huge budget increases for the Department of Defense and the Pentagon, his prolonged detention of “enemy combatants” without due process, his allowance of torture and use of “extraordinary rendition” with claims of “state secrets” to obstruct justice afterwards, his renewal of the freedom-stripping P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act, his war efforts in Pakistan, etc., Obama has committed himself, piece-by-piece, to just about every flawed policy that was initiated by Bush!

Obama to Send At Least 30,000 More Troops to Afghanistan!

I originally posted the following video and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Obama to Send More Troops to Afghanistan:

“President Obama has tentatively decided to send thousands upon thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan over the next four years per General Stanley McChrystal’s request. David Martin reports.”

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My Commentary: As I said in my October article, entitled, “Barack Obama – America’s False Anti-War Candidate“:

If you were seduced into Obama’s Illusion of “hope” and “change” and actually voted for him, under the false impression that he would actually END AMERICA’S WARS… it’s finally time to finally admit that YOU WERE NOT “FOOLED” or “TRICKED” by this man!!! YOU JUST WEREN’T PAYING ATTENTION!!!! (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)