Reason and Jest
by Scott Lazarowitz: Another
Obama Inauguration as Amerika’s Fascism Continues To Escalate
article – on our society’s growing fascism – may have had a
bit much "vitriolic rhetoric." But sometimes I am extremely
frustrated with the irrationality and cognitive dissonance which
There are many
examples of such irrationality, from the Sandy Hook story and gun
control to the Aaron Swartz persecution to foreign policy. It’s
the government’s stenographers of the news media are mirroring the
gun grabbers’ zeal to steal innocent people’s means
of self-defense away, based on the emotionalism surrounding
the Sandy Hook school shootings.
But only on
non-mainstream outlets or alternative websites do we hear about
that many of these recent mass shooters had been taking leading
up to their rampage.
Are so many
people now so unthinkingly submissive to their government bureaucrats’
disarm-the-public campaign that they refuse to see what really
may have caused someone to lose control and shoot innocent people?
Why is no one
in the mainstream news media asking whether the Sandy Hook shooter(s)
had been taking prescription meds?
I just can’t
believe that Big Pharma’s influence on the general population and
the media could be that strong. Is it really that bad?
I really believe
that we are living in a very real, modern Twilight Zone.
The late Rod
Serling would find a wealth of material just in today’s news stories
for his scripts.
tragedies such as Sandy Hook are exploited by those who believe
in the two-tier society of armed government police and government
military, and a disarmed civilian population.
The more serious
irrationality in America is that some of the gun-grabbers’ supporters
are in denial of the possibility that their
own government could turn against them.
But many Americans
may finally begin to question their support of the current government
monopoly of armed local policing and "national security"
when Obama calls for a martial
law in the case of economic collapse and civil
Now in America,
it is beyond just denial and irrationality, but pure gullibility,
especially since 9/11. The Bush and Obama administrations have started
or continued two illegal and counter-productive wars, and domestically
have instituted policies which have blatantly violated the rights
of innocent Americans.
But why do
so many Americans – in a society as advanced and developed as America
supposedly is – so gullibly believe and accept what government bureaucrats
tell them, no matter how illogical, impractical, far-fetched or
claims to have the legal and moral authority to arrest and detain
indefinitely – even
kill – anyone these government bureaucrats assert is an "enemy
combatant" or a "terrorist," without showing any
evidence against the accused, and the people just trust these
government officials with such powers!
to have those powers? Barack
Obama? (In a Twilight Zone episode, maybe.)
right to due process and presumption of innocence – only those who
are really loony-tunes could approve of this. Unfortunately, America
has many of them now.
And many of
the well-fed and well-paid apparatchiks of the courts have been
rubber-stamping these crimes committed by our governments, federal,
state and local.
There are some
exceptions, however, such as Judge Katherine Forrest who struck
down Obama’s indefinite detention provision of the NDAA. But
after the Obama Administration appealed the decision, sure enough
crony three-judge panel – all Obama appointees
– came along to reinstate
It was really
important to Obama to have the power to arrest and indefinitely
detain innocent Americans without due process.
approve of the current system in which government whistleblowers
are persecuted in order to protect the real criminals in power.
of documents is a means of protecting secrecy and an excuse
for pursuing the whistleblowers.
And the modern
police brotherhood punishes the good cops who defend the victims
of the bad cops’ violence.
But many people
today are still brainwashed to believe that all police are
good and right and if there was a search of someone’s home then
it must be because he did something wrong, or if there was a S.W.A.T.
team raid in someone’s home then it must be because the residents
is featuring a "Raid of the Day" on his
blog between now and June, when his book, Rise
of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces,
will be released. Most of those
raids featured were botched or at the wrong house. But some
of them went "right" (whatever that means).
articles now on LewRockwell.com and the website CopBlock
detail one story after another of government police criminality.
police are the one group in America, in my opinion, who now get
away with committing many serious crimes against innocent people.
the rise in the ranks of punks and bullies, and the assaults and
murders committed on a daily basis by today’s police, and despite
the thousands and thousands of federal, state and local laws and
ordinances that cops loyally and unthinkingly enforce, and the abuse
of authority by government police, most people nevertheless support
them and hold them in high esteem. That, to me, is very
I mention the idea of de-monopolizing
community policing and security away from the government and toward
market or voluntary organizations, people think I’m nuts.
this one group of people – government police – to have the authority
of the law and the State, and for themselves to be above the law,
and for only them to be armed but not the rest of the community,
is irrational. That’s nuts!
state is a result of such irrationality.
So it is too
bad that so many people don’t understand that the 2nd
Amendment was written into the U.S. Constitution to protect individuals’
and a civilian population’s inherent right
of defense from the rulers and their armed goons.
just goes on in America as legislators continue to invent "crimes,"
and police and prosecutors waste time and public funds to enforce
Our crazy society
has bred many zealous prosecutors now such as those persecuting
the late Aaron Swartz in order to make "an example" of
an innocent man whose actions harmed no one.
The Aaron Swartz
prosecutor, by the way, is the same one who was attempting
to steal the Motel Caswell from its owner because there had
been some drug-related arrests there.
recent ruling in favor of the owner Russell Caswell, the prosecutor
has stated that she may appeal the decision. Can you believe
this? She wants to "send
case had to do with the criminal drug war being waged by very stupid
or corrupt (or both) people, especially the feds. Yet the hypocrites
don’t go after drunks or prescription drug addicts – not that they
should. (Oh, but they do go after those cold
medicine junkies out there, of course!)
to go after the Motel Caswell sprung from the Drug Enforcement
Administration, the trial revealed. The DEA has an agent who testified
his job is to seek out targets for forfeiture by watching television
news and reading newspapers. When he finds a property where drug
crimes occur he goes to the Registry of Deeds. Finding the Motel
Caswell had no mortgage and was worth almost $1.5 million, the
DEA teamed up with the Tewksbury Police, who were offered 80 percent
of the taking, the agent testified.
I ask you,
is this America, or the Twilight Zone? Just the craziness
of that one prosecutor’s office would also be a good script for
Rod Serling. A whole season’s worth, in fact.
It is amazing
to me how the American people can support this kind of outright
criminal activity, and this irrational drug war!
just a bunch of unthinking, clueless sheeple who actually believe
that the State
owns our bodies and should have the power to determine what
people may or may not put into their own bodies?
Americans do not believe that people have a right to self-ownership,
the right to own their own lives and bodies, the right to be the
initial owners of their own labor, to establish voluntary contracts
with employers or customers and sell their labor as they see fit.
believe that they have a right to use the armed force of government
to covet and take wealth from their neighbors via tax-theft redistribution
schemes, unions and labor laws, corporate lobbying, criminal "forfeiture"
seizure-theft laws etc.
do believe in this "exceptionalism" thing, in which
we Americans are superior to foreigners and that our government
has some divine right to trespass and occupy foreign lands and covet
the natural resources of foreigners. But how dare any foreign
government attempt to occupy our lands and covet our
many people actually still view NATO with respect
(and the awful
And I wonder
what Rod Serling would think of the many modern Americans who hold
in high esteem the opinions of globalist
crackpots like Zbignorant Brzezinski and the Council
on Foreign Relations. Yech!
Sorry to sound
like I’m down on America or Americans, it’s just the hypocrisy and
irrationality that gets me.
But we’re talking
about a culture in which a substantial number of people are deeply
bothered by someone burning an American flag, yet have no problem
with dehumanizing an entire population (such as the Iraqis)
to rationalize the slaughter
of a million innocents,
or have no problem with the aforementioned government police and
S.W.A.T. teams getting away with murdering many innocent Americans
every day for no good reason.
We now have
a police state in which 5-year-old children are being
suspended for making harmless toy guns, while other kids
in government schools are literally being
tortured by the Amerikan Nazis and psychopaths who run these
Oh, we’re "exceptional,"
And ours is
a society with a Supreme Court Chief Justice who bends over backwards
stamp a clearly unconstitutional and invasive order by Congress
and call it a "tax."
So when Obama
completely disarms the population and then declares martial law,
I’m sure the Chief Justice will rubber stamp that, too.
And don’t forget
the phenomenon of the American texting
zombies. They’re out there. Everywhere.
zombies will bow in submission to Herr Obama and obey his orders,
no matter what, that’s for sure.
America, a substantial number of people support the TSA groping
and molesting little girls and grandmas, but look the other way
while the feds
young Muslims to commit jihadi violence just to say "we’ve
And most Americans
will support Congress’s continuing to raise the debt ceiling, raise
taxes, increase their selfish spending sprees and kick the can farther
down the road to bring America down to total impoverishment and
I could go
on, of course.
So, can you
see why I’m frustrated with all this?
to the late Rod Serling.)
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