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Turning America Into a War Zone, Where ‘We the People’ Are the Enemy

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Whitehead

Chicago, IL

#1 Aug 21, 2014
Turning America Into a War Zone, Where ‘We the People’ Are the Enemy

By John W. Whitehead

The Rutherford Institute

August 21, 2014

“If you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you.”—Sunil Dutta, an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department for 17 years

Life in the American police state is an endless series of don’ts delivered at the end of a loaded gun: don’t talk back to police officers, don’t even think about defending yourself against a SWAT team raid (of which there are 80,000 every year), don’t run when a cop is nearby lest you be mistaken for a fleeing criminal, don’t carry a cane lest it be mistaken for a gun, don’t expect privacy in public, don’t let your kids walk to the playground alone, don’t engage in nonviolent protest near where a government official might pass, don’t try to grow vegetables in your front yard, don’t play music for tips in a metro station, don’t feed whales, and on and on.

For those who resist, who dare to act independently, think for themselves, march to the beat of a different drummer, the consequences are invariably a one-way trip to the local jail or death.

What Americans must understand, what we have chosen to ignore, what we have fearfully turned a blind eye to lest the reality prove too jarring is the fact that we no longer live in the “city on the hill,” a beacon of freedom for all the world.

Far from being a shining example of democracy at work, we have become a lesson for the world in how quickly freedom turns to tyranny, how slippery the slope by which a once-freedom-loving people can be branded, shackled and fooled into believing that their prisons walls are, in fact, for their own protection.

Having spent more than half a century exporting war to foreign lands, profiting from war, and creating a national economy seemingly dependent on the spoils of war, we failed to protest when the war hawks turned their profit-driven appetites on us, bringing home the spoils of war—the military tanks, grenade launchers, Kevlar helmets, assault rifles, gas masks, ammunition, battering rams, night vision binoculars, etc.—to be distributed for free to local police agencies and used to secure the homeland against “we the people.”

Is it any wonder that we now find ourselves in the midst of a war zone?

We live in a state of undeclared martial law. We have become the enemy.

In a war zone, there are no police—only soldiers.

In a war zone, the soldiers shoot to kill, as American police have now been trained to do. Whether the perceived “threat” is armed or unarmed no longer matters when police are authorized to shoot first and ask questions later.

In a war zone, even the youngest members of the community learn at an early age to accept and fear the soldier in their midst. Thanks to funding from the Obama administration, more schools are hiring armed police officers—some equipped with semi-automatic AR-15 rifles—to “secure” their campuses.

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Load up

Cartersville, GA

#2 Aug 21, 2014
Whitehead wrote:
Turning America Into a War Zone, Where ‘We the People’ Are the Enemy
By John W. Whitehead
The Rutherford Institute
August 21, 2014
“If you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you.”—Sunil Dutta, an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department for 17 years
Life in the American police state is an endless series of don’ts delivered at the end of a loaded gun: don’t talk back to police officers, don’t even think about defending yourself against a SWAT team raid (of which there are 80,000 every year), don’t run when a cop is nearby lest you be mistaken for a fleeing criminal, don’t carry a cane lest it be mistaken for a gun, don’t expect privacy in public, don’t let your kids walk to the playground alone, don’t engage in nonviolent protest near where a government official might pass, don’t try to grow vegetables in your front yard, don’t play music for tips in a metro station, don’t feed whales, and on and on.
For those who resist, who dare to act independently, think for themselves, march to the beat of a different drummer, the consequences are invariably a one-way trip to the local jail or death.
What Americans must understand, what we have chosen to ignore, what we have fearfully turned a blind eye to lest the reality prove too jarring is the fact that we no longer live in the “city on the hill,” a beacon of freedom for all the world.
Far from being a shining example of democracy at work, we have become a lesson for the world in how quickly freedom turns to tyranny, how slippery the slope by which a once-freedom-loving people can be branded, shackled and fooled into believing that their prisons walls are, in fact, for their own protection.
Having spent more than half a century exporting war to foreign lands, profiting from war, and creating a national economy seemingly dependent on the spoils of war, we failed to protest when the war hawks turned their profit-driven appetites on us, bringing home the spoils of war—the military tanks, grenade launchers, Kevlar helmets, assault rifles, gas masks, ammunition, battering rams, night vision binoculars, etc.—to be distributed for free to local police agencies and used to secure the homeland against “we the people.”
Is it any wonder that we now find ourselves in the midst of a war zone?
We live in a state of undeclared martial law. We have become the enemy.
In a war zone, there are no police—only soldiers.
In a war zone, the soldiers shoot to kill, as American police have now been trained to do. Whether the perceived “threat” is armed or unarmed no longer matters when police are authorized to shoot first and ask questions later.
In a war zone, even the youngest members of the community learn at an early age to accept and fear the soldier in their midst. Thanks to funding from the Obama administration, more schools are hiring armed police officers—some equipped with semi-automatic AR-15 rifles—to “secure” their campuses.
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Letting criminals into this country and Glorifying the ones that are here is the Problem
We can win

Chicago, IL

#3 Aug 21, 2014
The government trash is the problem. If Ron Paul and Rand Paul were elected things would get better but for now it appears as if we will have an all out war with the government. You can't win by yourself. How many news reports of a lone gunman in a house was defeated by just the local cops. They can overwhelm you with numbers alone. You must organize complete with logistics and supply lines along with encrypted communications equipment to fight them.
It can be done. Watch the old war movies of WWII and Viet Nam. Our troops were against severe odds but they fought and won. We can win to if we prepare to fight.
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Lawrenceville, GA

#4 Aug 21, 2014
Load up wrote:
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Letting criminals into this country and Glorifying the ones that are here is the Problem
Agreed. When legal citizens have the same "rights and privileges" as the illegal aliens that have invaded, over stayed, and are draining our many entitlement systems, then the population will become uncivilized and unlawful. The overall population of the US is degenerating and spiraling out of control, what are the police and law enforcement suppose to do? Sit back and let these degenerates with no respect for authority or our laws take over this country?

Young man Brown had just roughed up a store clerk inside a store in which he sold from. Brown left the store with a bravado of arrogance and hostility when he met up with the law enforcement officer. Brown obviously grew up in a culture that didn't value life, so he had nothing to lose when confronted by the officer. The Michael Brown's of this county don't really care if they live past tomorrow, but yet we treat him like he is the exception to the rule.

The other fatality at the gun of a law enforcement officer asked, dared and taunted the officer to kill him. These people have some sort of a sick and twisted death wish, and in turn their community treats them as some sort of poster child and martyr.

Your opinions and demands cannot be part of the solution if you are part of the problem. The citizens that continually question and conspire to reject law enforcement are hypocrites. They have their own hidden agenda as to why they want law enforcement to lose their weapons and let this country destruct into third world status.

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