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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

You’re Either a Cop or a Peon

For those of us who have managed to survive 2014 with our lives intact and our freedoms hanging by a thread, it has been a year of crackdowns, clampdowns, shutdowns, showdowns, shootdowns, standdowns, knockdowns, putdowns, breakdowns, lockdowns, takedowns, slowdowns, meltdowns, and never-ending letdowns.

We’ve been held up, stripped down, faked out, photographed, frisked, fracked, hacked, tracked, cracked, intercepted, accessed, spied on, zapped, mapped, searched, shot at, tasered, tortured, tackled, trussed up, tricked, lied to, labeled, libeled, leered at, shoved aside, saddled with debt not of our own making, sold a bill of goods about national security, tuned out by those representing us, tossed aside, and taken to the cleaners.

As I point out in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, we’ve had our freedoms turned inside out, our democratic structure flipped upside down, and our house of cards left in a shambles.

We’ve had our children burned by flashbang grenades, our dogs shot, and our old folks hospitalized after “accidental” encounters with marauding SWAT teams. We’ve been told that as citizens we have no rights within 100 miles of our own border, now considered “Constitution-free zones.” We’ve had our faces filed in government databases, our biometrics crosschecked against criminal databanks, and our consumerist tendencies catalogued for future marketing overtures.



Anonymous said...

But we also have God, and the bible so I'll be just fine.

ginn said...

It seems that this paragraph from the source article was penned expressly for you.
"Now there are those who still insist that they are beyond the reach of the police state because they have done nothing wrong and have nothing to fear. To those sanctimonious few, secure in their delusions, let this be a warning: the danger posed by the American police state applies equally to all of us.."
This entire article is a powerful expression of exactly what 'free America' has devolved to become. But, more then that, John W. Whitehead tells why and what is necessary, of us all, to make the changes so desperately needed to save our freedom from the runaway police state our country has become.

Anonymous said...

Constitution free zones? Is it ok if I go down there and shoot a few illegals as they come across the river?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Constitution free zones? Is it ok if I go down there and shoot a few illegals as they come across the river?

January 1, 2015 at 3:04 PM

Murder would still be a crime there flash.