I was reading over at Curtis' Place this morning and had a moment of clarity. I posted a comment on his blog, which in turn became this blog post...
And none of the hundreds (perhaps thousands?) of militarized "cops" who were involved in this "operation" cared that they were violating the unalienable constitutional (and human) rights of the citizens.
These "cops" are brainwashed to the point that they are useful for nothing else. This was "the moment that they've been waiting all of their lives for". The opportunity to force others to do their bidding via a "show of force". This "show of force" was extremely important to each of them. This "show of force" was infinitely important to the Powers That Be.
The fact that these cops were violating the God given rights of their fellow citizens meant absolutely nothing to them. That thought never even entered their minds. Empathy for their fellow citizens has been erased from their psyche. They are sociopaths. Do the militarized forces that exist today draw sociopaths to their ranks, or do they create sociopaths? Does it matter? Can any individual become a member of one of these forces today without being or becoming a sociopath?
And the people... The people who allowed themselves to be ripped from their homes and herded down the street like cattle... Like the German Jews to the concentration camps, or the Russians to the Gulag, or the Cambodians to the Killing Fields. Or the American Indian at the hand of the white man.
This is no different. It has happened thousands of times throughout history. This was simply a trial run. A test.
It has to start somewhere.
Now the Powers That Be know how far they can go. The PTB now know how much evil the people will tolerate. The PTB know that they are now free to go "all the way" without resistance. They know that their Jack Booted Thugs, their minions, will be able to return safely to their families at the end of their shift and that the citizens will do whatever they are told to do. Its important that the JBT are able to return home at the end of their shift. Knowing that they will be safe at the end of the day is what keeps them in the fold.
We have turned that final corner as a nation. We have taken the final step. You can deny it as much as you want to. You can try to rationalize it. You can even get comfortable in your own mind believing that its an aberration, that things will settle down and get back to "normal".
But, in the deep dark recesses of your mind, if you are honest with yourself, you know that this is the new normal. Its the way it is. It ain't a gonna change anytime soon.
The one thing that we do know for sure is that actions such as these, the Nazis, the Soviets, the Khmer Rouge, all of them... they ultimately fail.
In the end, the vast majority of
What makes the PTB think that this time will be any different? What makes them believe that they can succeed where other despots have failed? Quite simply, it is their arrogance and their ego. It goes no deeper than that.