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27 May 2015

When they come for you...

I haven't really formed an opinion on the recent shootings in Waco.  I thought I would do something unusual.  I thought I would wait for the evidence.

This is an interesting article.  It could be about a thousand other things in America today.

The first question I asked myself when this went down was "why were the cops there before the bikers"?  I'm sure there are a lot of opinions.  No solid answers.  The bikers are still in jail.  The bond is still a million dollars each.  That, in and of itself, is unusual.  The police spokesman has said that in his 34 years on the Waco PD, he has never seen such gore.  He has apparently forgotten about the original "Waco".  That happened on his watch.  ;)  He lost all credibility with me when he made that statement...

Anyway, here is the story.  Make of it what you will.


When They Come for the Smaller Groups. . . .

waco-gore2First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Martin Niemöller’s words delivered a painful sting to his fellow pastors in postwar Germany. These words clearly spoke the truth: the guilt for the desolation of Germany lied on their shoulders. From the very beginning of the Nazi movement, the pastors were silent, or complicit, or even openly collaborating with it. Very few of them stood up to the Nazis. If more did, Germany could have been spared the desolation.
What is often missed is that in this confession of his sin of silence in the face of injustice, Niemöller also indirectly described the tactics of the Nazi regime; in fact, not just of the Nazi regime, but of any totalitarian regime. And that tactics was clear:
The government never has the resources and the manpower to terrorize the whole society. State terrorism, therefore, is done by separating and marginalizing social groups: first smaller groups, then larger groups, until each group is subdued.
This is the old Roman principle of divide et impera: divide your enemies so that neither of them associate with the others. Thus, none of them will come to each other’s aid. Then your hand is free to conquer them one by one.
The Nazis, obviously, used the principle successfully. One by one, different groups were marginalized and demonized in the public opinion, until it was clear no one would come to their defense, because “we are not them.” Jews. Socialists. Trade Unions. Military personnel. Gypsies. Mentally ill people. Roman Catholic Priests. Protestant pastors. Step by step, the general population was divided in groups and subjugated through repressions and terror. By the time many people realized the murderous nature of the Nazi regime, no one was in a position to unite the remaining groups in opposition to the government.
The Soviet Communists did the same. They also started with a broad appeal to all the “classes,” marginalizing and demonizing only small groups. The “capitalists.” Then the priests. Then the “intellectuals.” Then the rival leftist parties, like the Mensheviks. Then certain ethnic groups were demonized: Ukrainians, Georgians, Chechens, the German Anabaptist rural communities along the Volga River. Then the kulaks (the wealthy Cossack peasants of Ukraine and South Russia) were singled out and exterminated. Then the category of “kulak” was expanded to include the not-so-wealthy peasants – until whole regions in Ukraine were starved to death (the Holodomor), while the rest of the country watched passively. Then came the military elite.

Read the rest here.


Andrea said...

Conservative Tree House has been posting on this daily.
Waco “Twin Peaks” Shooting – The Crossfire and The Four Dead Bodies We Don’t See…

Excerpt -
"Are those four dead people victims of police fire? Is that why this entire event does not pass the sniff test, and it appeared from the outset the Waco PD were trying desperately to get out ahead of the story?

Only time will tell, and absent of a seriously critical media we are left to scour scant resources for what information we can piece together. So why do this?

….Because, beside the growing probability there are innocent victims, there are also 170 people out of work, missing paychecks, away from their families, and they have lost their freedom and liberty -quite possibly out of paranoia on behalf of the police department- and some of them, even if only one amid the 170, will be found to be transparently innocent.

That ONE person could just as easily be YOU or ME…."

A curious thing came out in the comments section today. I have not tried to verify it just for lack of time. It seems that the Waco PD has now scrubbed everything they have written to date from their Facebook page. Gone.

Grog said...

Here's another account of the event.


Aside from the bullshit labeling in the story from the non-justice dept and the batfeieio, this account doesn't explain why the cops were stacked up as they were, or the initial reports of all the weapons fire coming from them.

And this sentence, "The Cossack's story has been impossible to verify, but it is largely consistent with what police have said about how the brawl began."


As if anyone should consider what the cops say as accurate when their foundation for existence is intimidation and force.

Andrea said...

PD story changed - again - http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/05/28/research-update-waco-twin-peaks-shooting-only-four-officers-fired-shots/

genericviews said...

... And then they came for me... and I shot them in the face.

You don't always need allies. Often times, it is more valuable to be the insider than the lone wolf".

so that changes to:

... And then they came for me... to give me my bonus check for all those overtime hours rounding up the others.

Blue said...

Good points, all...

David P in SC said...


Blue said...

David... The cops now claim that a total of 3 of their officers fired a total of 12 rounds during the skirmish. The cops claim to have been "very disciplined" in their the dealing with the bikers... ;)

Yet, the bikers are still in jail. Bond is still $1 million each. Anything weird about that?