OFF THE WIRE
BY: Gary D. Barnett
It is the invariable habit of bureaucracies, at all times and everywhere, to assume…that every citizen is a criminal. Their one apparent purpose, pursued with a relentless and furious diligence, is to convert the assumption into a fact. They hunt endlessly for proofs, and, when proofs are lacking, for mere suspicions. The moment they become aware of a definite citizen, John Doe, seeking what is his right under the law, they begin searching feverishly for an excuse for withholding it from him. ~ H.L. Mencken
"If You See Something, Say Something" is the detestable slogan of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This is nothing more than a campaign by this monstrous government bureaucracy to pit citizen against citizen due to false fears instilled in the people by that same bureaucracy. The government is spying on everything we do, and it is now fooling the fools into spying on themselves. This is the ultimate in serf-like behavior.
Currently, the state of Tennessee is acting as a testing ground for the federal government’s assault on the citizen’s right to privacy. TSA goons dressed in state sanctioned garb, and heavily armed "law enforcement" cretins with drug sniffing dogs, are harassing the people of Tennessee on interstate highways and bus stations. They are doing this of course all in the name of stopping terrorism. It is interesting how these state simpletons can at the same time terrorize the general populace while protecting them from terrorism.
The object of this charade of course is not to stop terrorism, but to intimidate (terrorize) the people, and to habituate them, so that they will come to expect and accept this kind of treatment in order to be "safe." This indoctrination training by the state is meant only to beat down the individual into submission, so that state thugs can gain more control. This is not a new concept, but in the U.S. today, police state abuses are not only greatly increasing in numbers, but also are becoming more invasive as every day passes.
The mainstream media claims that Tennessee is the first state to fight terrorism statewide, but illegal checkpoints are now being set up all across the country. The DHS now claims the right to stop and harass anyone, ask for their "papers," and search them within 100 miles of any U.S. border. This invasive and illegitimate nonsense affects over 190 million citizens, or about two thirds of the entire population. The very abusive conduct by these agents of the state is not restricted to Tennessee, it is evident nationwide. Checkpoints are everywhere it seems, and the numbers are increasing.
Warrantless searches are already common at airports, and take place also at train stations, bus terminals, and subway systems, but once this fully expands to our roads and highways, there will be no limits left. Those who choose not to fly so they can escape the groping, radiation, and humiliation of airport "security" dished out by the evil TSA, may now find themselves at risk of this same type of treatment when they simply choose to take a Sunday drive. We are quickly becoming consumed by this fascist state called America!
Another news report tells of warrantless searches taking place in Flint, Michigan. Roadblocks are set up, and drug-sniffing dogs are turned lose to check the vehicles of unsuspecting motorists. The Genesee County sheriff has set these up at least seven times this month. Actually, warrantless searches are now common, everyday events, and many get the blessing of the very corrupt U.S. Supreme Court. Last May in an 8 to 1 ruling, the Supreme Court gave a green light for police to break into anyone’s home should they "think" that the resident was hiding evidence. Justice Samuel Alito said that "Residents who attempt to destroy evidence have only themselves to blame" when police bust down their door. This moronic thinking completely negates the idea of freedom.
Cars can now be searched in many instances without the officer having to obtain a warrant. This is happening often, and in addition, the private property of those stopped or arrested by low IQ state agents of force is in many cases stolen via the search and seizure process. Many police departments are funding their entire operations by thievery. This should come as no surprise to anyone, as policemen as a group commit as many violent crimes per capita as does society, so is there any difference between police and criminals? Actually, the police and all government agents are much more dangerous than the common criminal!
According to the National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project, the police commit more violent crimes of assaults, sexual assaults, murder, and fatal excessive force, per capita than the rest of society. Those who are commissioned to "protect and serve" do nothing of the kind. Given that the numbers of police crimes reported are in my opinion far undercounted, the problem is much worse than is imaginable.
We are all now subject to search and seizure without warrant. We are subject to groping, sexual assault, and radiation by the TSA. Our homes can be invaded, and our pets or family members killed without cause. The advent and acceptance of the Taser has allowed the state’s gendarmes to brutally inflict pain, suffering, and sometimes death to anyone they choose, and usually without consequence.
And now, these same tactics will be used on our roads and highways, which means that lowly citizens across the entire country will be accessible to these hoodlums.
Police and government agents, including the military, are training and preparing for civil unrest. What do they know that the masses don’t? They have military equipment, even in some cases tanks, and they are receiving ongoing military training. They are actively and sometimes brutally, going after dissenters brave enough to assemble. This preparation by the Leviathan state is now happening nationwide, especially in the larger cities. New York City has been especially aggressive in its civil unrest planning. This does not bode well for our future. It is a blatant show of force, and the intent of the Department of Homeland Security, and all its police partners across the country is total control of the citizenry.
Our situation is worsening by the day, and the state apparatus is preparing to fight against its own citizens here at home. This is a precarious situation that could spiral out of control, and we are terribly close in my opinion, to being in an uncontrollable police state environment.
When this happens, the obvious next step will be Martial Law. Once that stage is reached, it may be too late to stop the coming onslaught of the totalitarian state. This is a serious threat, and one that could result in violence and chaos in the streets of America. All need to be aware of this progression, and all need to prepare to stop it. Anything less will result in a complete loss of what little freedom we have left, and our lives may be forever harmed.
The state is always and forever the enemy of the people. It has nothing, it creates nothing, it produces nothing, and it lives and survives by looting, stealing, beating, and murdering. It is time to remove the power the state holds over us, and to try liberty instead of slavery. I say its time to abolish the state!