by Jeff Berwick: Be
Thankful If You Were Not Born in theUS
David and I
had become good friends ever since we met at the recent Casey summit.
Being a young anarcho-capitalist, we had him on Anarchast
here to view). Living in Alaska, they had been very curious
about my libertarian hideaway in southern Mexico (AcaCondos)
and David had made plans to visit this December.
That was, until,
the FBI with 30 strong wearing body armor and bearing machine guns
raided Joshua’s house a few days ago.
is Joshua’s account of what happened the morning of December 6th
under his blog post entitled, “It
Won’t Happen In America, Yeah Well It Just Did“:
morning while I was working on a bid for a job, my phone quit working.
I tried it a few more times and then thought about it for a minute
and then asked my wife, is your phone working?
I sat and waited.
watched them scatter.
wife came running down the stairs yelling, “Josh, there are a bunch
of men surrounding our house and they have guns!!”
have 8 children, all of them watching the scene unfold before their
eyes. Dozens of agents wearing body armor and carrying machine guns,
swarm around our house.
think over my options, (there is only one, they kill kids) and I
walk to the door, and yell loud enough for the thugs outside and
my family inside to hear, “It’s the FBI , don’t be scared, just
be quiet and sit down!” I open the door and am looking at Michael
Anderson’s wife. They have her in front of them, between us, and
she is crying.
can I help you?”
Bennett, we are here for Michael Anderson!”
you have a warrant?”
walk right in. My mind is screaming to demand to see the warrant,
when I am told, “Mr. Bennett, we don’t want any trouble, and I don’t
want to frighten your children.” He’s a little late for that.
He ignores my request about the warrant, and proceeds to find and
arrest Michael Anderson. I stand in my living room and watch the
agents running around here to there. I look at one who is holding
his rifle next to a car. He looks at me for a second, then moves
behind the car and continues to watch. I look at my 6-year-old twin
girls; they are scared to death. I hold my hands out far from my
sides for “them” to see.
is brought upstairs, his 4-year-old son is screaming at the agents,
“Don’t take my dad, don’t take my dad!” I ask what he is being charged
with, and am told he is being held as a witness. “You guys arrest
your witnesses now?” I ask about the warrant again. But it’s done.
They go out the door. They put Mike in the car, and spend a few
more minutes running around the house for some reason, guns in the
they are gone.
of the twins asks me, “Poppa, why did they come here with guns?”
I say they were scared.
poppa? Why are they scared of us, we don’t hurt people, and we wouldn’t
hurt them”. I tell her they just wanted to come and get Mike, and
it’s ok because now they are gone. She says,” I know why they came
and took Mr. Anderson, Poppa, because they know he didn’t do anything
wrong, and they don’t want him to tell other people”. HA! Out of
the mouths of babes. She is right, one agent could have come and
actually served the warrant, and produced the same outcome. That
must not be enough fun for them. I talked to my older sons…were
they afraid? Yes. One said,” Dad, there were guys running all over
with guns, how could we not be?” I told them it’s ok. I was too.
hope they enjoyed terrorizing my family.
house got raided by 30 well armed FBI thugs looking for Joshua’s
friend, Michael Anderson. There was no arrest warrant for
Michael and he currently sits in jail charged with nothing as the
Daily News-Miner explains. Anderson had previously been
held for 8 months just for being mentioned in a conversation with
some other men supposedly wanted for planning to kill Alaska State
Troopers or court officials and was released until he was once again
kidnapped on December 6th.
While we know
nothing of Michael Anderson’s involvement in any activities, having
Joshua’s house raided, terrifying his entire family, sadly, does
not surprise us.
and all the endless government agencies in the US have all become
increasingly militarized. The US Department of Education bought
a number of shotguns earlier this year, leaving one
news agency to question why the DoE needs shotguns. That
question was soon answered when a similar home
raid was conducted by a DoE SWAT team in California looking
for a woman who was behind on her student loans.
Many are awakening
to the fact that there will be no political solution for the sad
state of affairs in the US. Voting is just the slave’s suggestion
box and many are finally realizing that it does not matter for which
of the two political parties in the US you vote. They both
do nothing but increase the size of government and its control over
your life. As Gary Lloyd said, “When the government’s
boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot
is of no consequence.”
his blog entry by stating, “ I seriously think if I hear another
person tell me “it can’t happen here,” I may sock him in the nose.”
Events like this are happening every single day in the US.
raids are now just a part of everyday life in the Communo-Fascist
Police State of America.
to us, “The more people that see we are already in 1930s Germany
the better. Folks have got to wake up. Its time to get out
while there is still time.”
This is something
we state very regularly here at TDV. And it is sad that yet
another of our friends have become a victim to something that many
sheeple still say “can’t happen here”. Not only can it, but
it is “happening here”.
Do you have
to wait until it happens to you before you believe it?
Reprinted with permission
from The Dollar Vigilante.
Berwick [send him mail]
is an anarcho-capitalist freedom fighter and Chief Editor of the
libertarian, Austrian economics grounded newsletter, The
Dollar Vigilante. The Dollar Vigilante focuses on strategies,
investments and expatriation opportunities to survive & prosper
during and after the US dollar collapse.