07 August 2014

Coming To A Police State Near You... SOON!









































As Commander William Adama (Battlestar Galactica, 2004–2009) said: "There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people."

The above rephrased slightly: "When the police want to become both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people."

The following comes from Mustang. Excellent thoughts on the subject... as usual. 
I am not able to generate much enthusiasm for this weapon, and here’s why: if the US military develops an effective weapon, it is only a matter of time before that weapon is also allocated for use by federal, state, or local police agencies.
While it is true that there are “bad men” in America, we have arrived at a point in time when the definition of “bad man” only depends on how the federal and state governments choose to define it.  A bad man today could even be someone who worships God, or one who openly admits that he or she is a Christian, or anyone who refuses to bow down to a Mohammedan.  A bad man today is one who refuses to do what his government masters tell him that he or she must do. 
In my view, local law enforcement is already “militarized” enough. 
They have not hardened themselves in order to “take down” black thugs in Chicago, or Hispanic gangsters in Los Angeles.  No, they have developed militarized weapons and tactics in order to keep the rest of us in line.  Black and Hispanic thugs are only a convenient justification for spending so much money to purchase military hardware.  No, the real reason for acquiring all of this battlefield equipment is that they intend to suppress a free people; you know — as in 1984.  The Clive Bundy event tends to illustrate what happens whenever, or should ever, any American refuse to do what they are told to do and I will bet dollars to donuts that when the Bundy incident was over, someone sat down to include in their next budget, armored vehicles.  You know, for the next time someone out west talks back.  The only reason that event did not erupt into an all out shooting match was because the Bureau of Land Management saw, from TV cameras, that they were “out gunned.”  To my knowledge, no one has yet asked the question, “Why does the Bureau of Land Management have armed police?” 
My response to this video, and in particular this topic, reflects that I no longer trust the federal government.  I place no confidence in anyone, whether a badge-carrying brown shirt or a bureaucrat appointee to an Obama Death Panel, to keep their oath of office, to wit: to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.  We the people are not the enemy, except when the president stands up to explain away our legitimate concerns by referring to us as right-wing extremists, or gun-toting, bible carrying “simple folk.”  No, government employees at every level have sold us out in exchange for a nice income and a perfectly acceptable retirement program. 
This is a fact: DHS today more closely resembles the SS than any organization dedicated to a secure America.  I do not know why they need hardened vehicles; I do not know why sheriffs departments need armored tanks.  In my view, the right to bear arms is no longer a sufficient safeguard to a totalitarian government.  By acquiring such weapons as shown in this video, the federal government has already “disarmed” the American people.  Next up: robo-cops.
Give police war toys and they become hyper-violent war departments. The Albuquerque Police kill mentally ill people for fun these days... as do other departments as they work their badge-heavy, lethal tactics on women, children and 90 year-old senior citizens who may be armed with a knife or yard stick. Having carried a badge and weapon for my police and the sheriff's department for seven-plus years, I believe I'm entitled to say, "If a person in law enforcement can't disarm a majority of the women, children and 90 year-old senior citizens who may be armed with a knife or yard stick, that person really needs to get in another line of work." The Lamestream Media is always looking for a few good idiots; I think they'd fit right in.   





What the hell about Benghazi, Bucket Butt?!!

33 comments:

  1. When you carry a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

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  2. Did Orwell ever realize the full scope of his prognostications? It appears, to me, that some 30 years post 1984 we are ahead of schedule!

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    1. I think he probably did, John.

      Supposedly, there was a guy by the name of Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968), who was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

      The Socialist Party candidate for President of the US, Norman Thomas, said this in a 1944 speech:

      "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "liberalism," they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform."

      Whether or not there was a guy by this name and whether or not the quote was ever even uttered makes me no difference; it says it all for me.

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  3. These things have to be aimed at conservatives M4E. What the hell do you need military hardware for to fight assholes with pressure cooker bombs.

    Maybe if IS or ISIL shows up? And how the * do we let those people in without conceding we have NO Control over our country. UN Believable.

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    1. And there ya have it, Kid! It's all gonna go down just like the 'Traitor Bergdahl Returns To Active Duty' bull shit. I can't wait to get to THAT one... so much crap, so little time.

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    2. On that note of so much crap, so little time, that's what you CIC is counting on to steer attention away from him! Get him some boots, camies, a .45 and a vest and send him to where he can "cross the line"... Well, maybe without the vest. They he'll appreciate the hell that's going out there.

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    3. Do they make boots in petite?

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  4. RE- the horse plates- so- I have to move to-- KY to get one--

    C-CS

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    1. Well... I suppose ya could lift one off of the next Kentucky vehicle that makes a stop in your town. I'd like to be around when you explain how and why the tag doesn't match your registration the next time ya get pulled over, though.

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  5. My sense of this is that it will only get worse. I think this because people are lining up for even more of 1984 ... they can't get enough of it. You know, CCTV cameras on every corner offers wonderful security. A friend of mine actually defended purchases of military hardware because "there are too many bad guys out there." He's right ... too many Americans who value their freedom.

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    1. "To Protect and Serve" now means to intimidate, interrogate and probably get the living shit beat out of you.

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  6. "To Protect and Serve"

    When the Lakewood, Colorado Police cars used to display that slogan I said, of them : To Protect Our Ass and Serve Ourselves!

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    1. That's what I'm talkin' about, John. No other way to read it.

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    1. It's a disgrace that we even have to, Angel.

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  8. I've never been one to paint a group with a broad stroke, or I try not to, and I think we all know there are still great cops in the business....but your point, and Mustang's thoughts, and Ed's comment all add up to possible trouble.

    Ya, Marine4...."disgrace that we even have to." I never EVER EVER thought I would ever not trust my gov't. Not like this.

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    1. After 100+ years of working at it, the Democrats are finally having their way with America.

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  9. Hitler is in the White House. The time will come when he says "He could've been my son" once again. The opportunity may have come up in MO!

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  10. They will not be happy until we bow to their many isms. I for one will not!

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    1. You and me, Odie! We'll go down swinging!

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  11. (I'm trying to see how many Gravatars that I can use on one site.)

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  12. I dunno, I can think of a few protesting mobs I'd like to see the cops drop a 122mm on...

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    1. Well... yeah, Bob. I'm with ya on that. I think groups of is-salamies would make perfect impact areas for one-five-five rounds.

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  13. Bob is right. Just look at Ferguson! Sheesh.

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    1. Oh yeah... I forgot to add in the Ferguson Mob. AOW.

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  14. ps Didn't know until now you wore a badge, too. You've had the two toughest jobs/responsibilities for us. Thank you, sir.

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    1. Yup. Sorta runs in the family. My father-in-law was a Texas Ranger and his father-in-law was a Texas Ranger. My great-grandfather was a Texas Ranger. A couple of years after I left the Sheriff's Office as a criminal deputy, my son started with SO. He was a criminal deputy, went undercover as a narc for several years and then the sheriff transferred him to the FBI and Homeland Security for about 5-6 years. The sheriff brought back to take over investigations at SO not too long ago.
      Yep, Koji, life's been one helluva rodeo for me, and it's been a damn good ride.

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  15. I think if the weapons of war are aimed at the Americans who don't agree with him, he's good with weapons of war on the streets!

    Did you know there's a NORMAN THOMAS HIGH SCHOOL in Manhattan, NY? I was so stunned that we'd name a school after an avowed socialist that I actually called the number about 7 years ago~ I said "is this a public school?" "Yes, it IS!" I was brightly told.

    WHAT???

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    1. Seven years ago I would have been stunned, too, Z... not anymore.

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