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Rethinking Officer Friendly, redefining bad touch.

In Freud and the Police, Police Personality, security theater on July 20, 2011 at 12:39 am


What if it was your daughter!!??!!

They always say that, don’t they? That meme is a tool of fear-mongering, designed to re-focus you on a strange, un-named threats, instead of the threat in front of you–someone who employs such ideology. That ideology is pathological narcissism.* And they hurt individuals with their self-centered manipulative perspectives.

And they are destroying the health of American society, while claiming to improve it.

The FBI, and cops, protecting your daughters mind, so you don’t have to!

They want you to fear terrorists with strap on bombs, rapists jerking off around every corner– and the dreaded pedophile lurking on the internet. But the truth is, more kids die at the hands of their mothers  than by strange men lurking on the internet.
But whatever you do–don’t  go near the head fucker!

The truth is—and has ALWAYS been–that children are more likely to be killed by American bombs and unexploded ordinance or depleted uranium [ here  , and also here ] or by female caregivers and babysitters right here in America, the they will ever face from strangers, men, kidnappers, or pedophiles.

Yet the cops make their money by keeping you in fear of strangers. But what is more strange than the mind of a cop? I mean, cops are  stepping up their use of Tasers on children [and here, and elsewhere]!

WAKE UP, peeple. This behavior is emblematic of an institutional psychology disorder.

Whereas it may be true that some pedophile is just waiting for a snapshot from of your kids Barbie Camera while he or she is riding a vibrating Harry Potter broom, it should scare us that he FBI is the agency that raised such an alarm.

I mean, what is in their minds to even imagine such things–what kind of mind could imagine such things–much less project them upon the world?

Oh, I know: the same great minds that brought you the overly broad US Patriot Act, and the TSA feeling up your six year old.

So, we all need a distraction away from the fact that the FBI routinely lies in warrant applications against internet providers, and that they also have virtually destroyed the fourth amendment with DPI technology–the same software that Iran and China use to stifle dissent is used by the FBI and InfraGard snitches.

I say it takes one to know one, as the old saw goes.The question we need to ask is what really endangers your kid online, beside the fact that the FBI can and stores images of your kids in their massive child porn collection?

What is more scary than knowing your government distributes child porn, instead of destroying it? I would suggest that your child’s memory of being trained to accept the hands of officer friendly down her pants might be a step in the ‘further’ direction of corrupting your kid with police state psychopathology.

They are tyeaching this girl to believe thatsuch physical contact is actually “good touch,” when in fact history shows us otherwise.

Sure, a picture may be worth a thousand words, but the infiltration of a child’s mind by police fear-mongering and mind abuse last generations. And it starts with the kind of contact you see in the video.

And there are worse things for your kid to face, I promise you; I mean, after all, that one in 1.5 million chance of someone creepy encountering her or him.

But the daily indoctrination to trust authority–not least of which is training young girls to be felt up by people in authority—is historically, by very freekin far, a worse option, with actual dire consequences.

* The police and FBI profile is one that includes narcisisstic psychopathology http://www.slideshare.net/samvaknin/narcissistic-and-psychopathic-leaders, particularly marked by unhealthy confabulation, meaning narcissists believe they are better than everyone else, smarter than everyone else, etc. because they are the good guys and gals, while forgetting the egregious, historic, criminal violations of US law that are part of their organizational structure.

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The New Operations Manual from the F.B.I.

In Police and FBI evidence creation and set-ups, Police Hack Privacy, Police Personality, Profile the Police on June 14, 2011 at 12:39 am

…is due to be realeased, as the FBI raids privacy rights, and wages war against American Civil Libertie.

My prediction: it will be a barely read or understood text, interpreted roughly by clubfooted and should-have-retired-years-ago second stringer agents and salary strung out adrenalin junkies, just like the old one.

Second prediction: the FBI continues its war against American citizens, but will lose on many fronts if Americans unite to protect their civil rights.

Look at you, sitting there twiddling your thumbs on the anniversary of the release of the Pentagon Papers, while your privacy rights are thrown out the window by the FBI, while they are looking in your windows.

If you thought that the old operations manual of the FBI  demonstrated how willing they are to poke their nose into your butt crack, listen in on you taking a dump while talking to your wife or other business associates; sniff through your garbage, spy on your kids in the shower,feed your dog so it shuts up when they are sneaking around in your yard, and harassing you until you commit crimes, you should read this.

The New Operations Manual from the F.B.I...

According to the New York Times, they have expanded their desire to get into your bank accounts, your little black book, your garage porn stash, talk to your buddies at the bar, or leer at your wife and kids so extensively, that the old operations manual–the one they used to illegally follow peace activists, anti-war activists, and other non-violent citizen- was thrown out the window.

From NY Times:

F.B.I. Agents Get Leeway to Push Privacy Bounds

WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is giving significant new powers to its roughly 14,000 agents, allowing them more leeway to search databases, go through household trash or use surveillance teams to scrutinize the lives of people who have attracted their attention. [ notice this key phrase that blames victims of FBI harassment for the harassment: “people who have attracted their attention,” as if anyone wants that–a bunch of overpaid, uncreative types drawing conclusions about you to justify their paychecks]

Valerie E. Caproni, FBI genital counsel
photo by Brendan Smialowski for The New York Times

Valerie E. Caproni, the F.B.I. general counsel, said the bureau had carefully considered each change to its operations manual.

The new rules add to several measures taken over the past decade to give agents more latitude as they search for signs of criminal or terrorist activity.

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The new, female face of the FBI is just like a prudish, fat old soccer mom gone crazy, with a massive overly compulsive urge to get at the secrets of her pubescent teenaged sons and daughters, while protecting her own dildos in her top dresser drawer.

Only problem is, American citizens aren’t teenagers, despite their sheepish compliance in the face of this form of domestic terror waged by the FBI. But former FBI agents are aware of the extent that the old field manual wasn’t followed.

According to the Times: “Michael German, a former F.B.I. agent who is now a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, argued that it was unwise to further ease restrictions on agents’ power,” because FBI agents are notorious for criminal behavior, and all too eager to falsify, or plant evidence to create a case.

“Claiming additional authorities to investigate people only further raises the potential for abuse,” Mr. German said, pointing to complaints about the bureau’s surveillance of domestic political advocacy groups and mosques and to an inspector general’s findings in 2007 that the F.B.I. had frequently misused “national security letters,”.

The FBI has opened tens of thousands of unsubstantiated investigations of American citizens in the years following 9/11, with a less than a 1% rate of prosecution.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/13/us/13fbi.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general

Police hack computers

In Police and FBI evidence creation and set-ups, Police Personality, Profile the Police, Supreme Court complicit with police power, Uncategorized on May 31, 2011 at 9:49 pm

…and often plant evidence, malicious computer code, and other mal-bots, but it is remarkably hard to prove.

Even harder to prove once they manipulate, destroy, or outsource the evidence.

Despite years of the FBI claiming noble moral high ground

”]its secret programs of hacking, placing back doors in victim computers, and planting viruses on cell phones, America now claims the right to call other countries hacking an “act of war?”

WASHINGTON — In its first formal cyber strategy, the Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage by another country could constitute an act of war, administration and military sources told NBC News on Tuesday, confirming a report in the Wall Street Journal.”

Most hacking done by the United States government is intent on breaking in to computers of foreign nations and dignitaries. Using CIA complexes in Langley Virginia and its surrounding regions and in sync with the NSA in Fort Meade MD, they do the majority of their cyber-crime. American spy networks also use libraries and college data bases that are often unwitting hosts of hidden CIA , and NSA use or  infiltration.

But the real dirty work is often outsourced to private companies, or done by the U.S. military from offshore locations in the Eastern Bloc countries, the Philippines, or by using front companies that provide server space in other host nations.

‘How the world works’
Rich Mogull, analyst and CEO of Phoenix-based security research firm Securosis, noted that governments and defense agencies have been spying on each other throughout history. Computers have just made it easier to do so electronically.

“This is just what countries do,” he said. “It’s the unfortunate reality of how the world works.

Our government hides its tracks fairly well, using massive networks of phony and anonymous IP addresses, and malware that writes code onto hacked hard drives, and then erases itself after their dirty work is done.

But who can stand against the overly- burdensome rights of corporations who are known to flout policy and law? American corporations have formed unholy alliances and smashed the rights of other nations for years, most recently in Colombia, where America has for years been the primary distributor of cocaine, murderer of workers, and suppressor of the truth until it became a politically untenable position.  (abused people and relatives of murdered victims sue Chiquita for 1 billion)

Perhaps the biggest threat to the rights of human beings, and individuals, who uphold individual rights for human beings, is the privatization of spying. Given what corporations have shown us in the past, the future of actual cyber-security looks glum, negotiable, and unaccountable.

Memorial Day is for Martyrs to Freedumb [draft]

In Freud and the Police, Police Personality, Profile the Police on May 31, 2011 at 1:54 am

…and despite all the lip service the US and its police state have given

to the horrors of “muslim,” and other suicide bombers, America is chock full of police and soldier personalities, willing to die in–but especially to kill in–wars that America brings to countries thousands and thousands of miles away from America. They even justify it on religious grounds, just like the fanatics they claim to protect us against.

and the full power of the FEDS is on the lookout today for the worstest of evil-doers–fake war heroes!

Still, our military and our police are even complicit in the deaths of Americas peace heroes.

However, Memorial Day is as good a day as any to barbeque burgers, and to fill your head with memories of baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet’s. It also a holiday that was likely started by the wives and mothers of the failed American Confederacy.

And if that doesn’t murder your instinct to think things through, or to pacify your oral fixations, try a few patriotic poems. They are mind numbingly bad, and virtually guaranteed to make you not proud at all to be an American.

Here is one that is chock full of bullshit that tells us that if it weren’t for America’s hired killers—our military—we wouldn’t ha

ve no freedumb.

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The Ultimate Sacrifice:
A Memorial Day Poem

We set aside Memorial Day
Each and every year
To honor those who gave their lives
Defending what we hold dear.

In all the dark and deadly wars,
Their graves prove and remind us,
Our brave Americans gave their all
To put danger far behind us.

They made the ultimate sacrifice

Fighting for the American way;

We admire them and respect them
On every Memorial Day.

By Joanna Fuchs

 I don’t have time to analyze the multiple layers of deep bullshit contained in such patriotic drivel, but I can tell you that the guys who go overseas and bomb Iraqi( Colombian; Nicaraguan, El Salvadoran, Chilean, Viet Namese, Cambodian, Laotian, Chinese, Phillipine,  Afghani, –etc.) babies aren’t working for me.

My contribution to helping numb your mind is a calendar for you to use every year, when it comes time to honor the war-makers, and the war-mongers who died because America is not creative enough to come up with an economic structure that does not put murder before mental endeavors to make money. http://www.usmemorialday.org/calendar.htm

Those same guys who claim heroism by importing violence overseas, missed the boat here at home—they would “kick my ass” for impugning their bogus sense of patriotism.

Why? For having a different opinion, or for promoting peace? Or for resisting the social programming that demands I go to war “for America,” or in the very least uphold its “honor,” by complicit silence?

No: they would kick my ass in part because their mental profile includes latent homosexuality that has formed a reaction formation that makes their desire translate into urges to touch other men violently.

Oh, that and the fact that Americas entire MKULTRA created “social program” trains its children to be killing machines, and encourages violence, particularly in males. They did that throughout the 1980’s until today with vdeo games full of war, and Ritalin. They did it with MKULTRA. http://www.theblackvault.com/

These warlike males and females adulate and idealize a mindset of violence and power, at the cost of sacrificing individual impulses and sublimating  those impulses so they can “serve” their countries masses—at the actual expense of those masses . Their libidinal human impulses are replaced with impulses of idealized and ritualized violence directed at others, for the sake of power alone.

They are the physical representation of Americas dysfunctional social repression, and proof of the effectiveness of a class based and commercialized rewards system.

They are walking proof that America’s power grab after World War 2 was a grab at wider social control,( today we see a repression of rights here, while the media blabs  which was implemented in mind control programs like MKULTRA, and MONARCH and MK Delta that  went  way beyond paperwork, ‘conspiracy,’ or ‘isolated victims’ of CIA plans and schemes.

[if you are unfamiliar with these CIA programs that were used against American citizens, with the FBI’s full approval, here is a synopsis of these programs which are very much in effect today, and here are some of the very few documents that remain http://michael-robinett.com/declass/c000.htm after the CIA shredded virtually all of the evidence of what they were doing ]

These programs transcended mere patriotic songs, and slogans, and translated ideas of a commonality in individual people into a mass mentality sans individuality,  that could be controlled by the CIA and the FBI. Local police acted for them as agents to identify non-conformers, and to pro-actively label dissenters.

Our formerly draft based military is now a civilian mercenary force that goes not where freedom from repression is required—they never did ( the Congo, Haiti, Rwanda during the genocide) –but rather sells themselves collectively to whoever can pay in oil dollars for their time.

Our military are zombies, who sold themselves into an ideological program of mass social control; one that and posits that there are only two kinds of people in the world: good guys, and bad guys; evil and not evil people; for “US” and against “US”.

Real heroes die waging peace.

Gandhi died at the hands of his own bodyguards.  Martin Luther King died under the surveillance, and under the watchful eyes of the Memphis police; John F. Kennedy died while surrounded by the Secret Service.

Peace lovers mourned when John Lennon died under the watchful eyes of a CIA operative who chatted with Lennon’s assassin.

http://www.consciousape.com/news/did-the-cia-murder-john-lennon/

[For right wingers, conservatives, and cops—or others with mediocre intellects, and laten/repressive/oppressive tendencies, here is the cartoon version of events of how the CIA and the FBI tracked and likely assassinated Lennon, http://www.mackwhite.com/lennon.html

These modern American heroes—adrenaline charged bullies, really—make claims to risk their lives for mine.

In case there is no mistake: I never did, and never will give you my permission to make such  false and self serving claims as that you are fighting for my freedom, and withdraw the implied consent of any truly freedom loving Americans for you to parade around in our names as heroes..

You flag waving heroes are not working for the good of America, but rather you work for the consumer society—whose  heyday is coming to its twilight.

You are working for your own personalized and co-opted sense of freedumb, and getting a paycheck to do it.

And most importantly, you hired killers, if you actually gave a shit about freedom, you would create, and then spit upon the graves of those who have should fall,

One persons’ fetish of idealization for “sacrifice” is another persons realization or awareness that nature weeds out the violent and the stupid; but also that these same will kill you for non-conformity.

And, American society pays them off so that they don’t do harass, harm, or murder truly peace loving sentient beings here at home, unless directed by some mindless order to do so.

For my part, I am staying home: all those patriots out there are just looking for some excuse to be heroes, hunting the arch enemy of dead soldiers everywhere–like people who claim false heroism–instead of looking at the enemy in their own pathological personalities.

All that beer and cop-hot-dogging makes them overly brave.

So I am thinking of peace today, or in  other words, those of http://www.democraticunderground.com/

 “I’ll be spending this Memorial Day meditating on the despicable rulers named Bush Cheney Rumsfeld Rice Bolton Abrams Rove etc., truly a rogues’ gallery, who are stealing the precious lives of the un-named (if Sinclair stations black out this year’s Ted Koppel reading of their names) working and poorer classes to pursue the unconscionable agenda of America’s monied[sic] “elite.http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=103×128691

Cops/ CIA uphold lies,set-ups, false evidence, and conformity

In Freud and the Police, Police and FBI evidence creation and set-ups, police and repressed homosexuality, Police Personality, Profile the Police, Uncategorized on May 11, 2011 at 1:38 am
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This is in the “you can’t make this shit up” category.

Do you have a VFW in your town? Let me guess: beyond the regulars, and old soldiers and sad stories of wars long gone, the place is peopled with another kind of story: the local hookers, the drug dealers and dealings, the small minded ex-military men with huge wimp-chips on their shoulders instead of shoulder boards; riff raff, occasional hipsters, and more gossip than you never asked for.

Soldiers, and ex-soldiers are quite a gossipy group, and are not afraid to eat their own if they can improve their inner illusion of attaining some kind of rank. We learned that when they killed and ate one of their own, Pat Tillman, early in the ongoing “Afghan conflict” .

Pat Tillmans little finger was literally worth more than all of the soldiers who killed him in “friendly fire”, and a soon to be released documentary “The Tillman Story” discusses that. Tillman gave up millions of  dollars per year as a pro footbal star to join the military and fight for American ideals–what he got was set-up, and murdered at the hands of his own men.

Soldiers can be such transparent, petty little bitches sometimes, especially around alpha males, and twice as petty when they are just drunks hanging on for dear life and any semblance of an ‘identity’ they can scrap up after failed military careers. Never mind PTSD, many of these “hangers on” would be drunks with or without having “served.”

Well, here is a story that happened last night, at one of  Minneapolis’ own, and recently sort of “hip,” VFW Posts. I was no sooner in the door before I had an earload from the bartender about the local post and its heirarchical power struggles and illusions of democracy “by committee,” and how the ability to bring “issues” before the committee was an asset because “only the committee can decide what to do when shit gets out of control.”

The issue this night was that the bartender, a large, 300 plus pounder–who was grasping at the ear of one of the senior committee members getting sloshed at the corner of the bar–had been having trouble with a drug dealer, and that the dealer was the son of the president of the “committee”. That drug dealer was dealing to members of that post, and that drug dealer was known by all to be a drug dealer–which is why he was there; an essential part of the nightlife in that establishment.

The president of the VFW committee’s son had been dealing drugs from behind the bar, and that made it hard for the big whiskey faced bartender, who is a firm advocate of committee’s.

“I had to wait for six months before I brought it up to the committee,” he said ” I don’t bring anything to the comittee unless I know I can win. Otherwise the committee wouldn’t believe me.”

I am not here to speculate on why it took six months to report a drug dealer who was dealing from behind the bar–especially considering that Minneapolis Police Department stops in frequently, and that night, squad car number 8516 showed up. That officer–a short( 5’7″), dark haired, Germanic looking pudgy fellow– routinely ‘drops in’ for popcorn and, well,  whatever else is there.  I can’t speculate if that officer is on the take in some way,but let’s just say that doing the right thing is what the U.S. is all about when it comes to drugs.

And I definitely won’t speculate that it is likely that he, in collusion with that bar, routinely set individuals up for a fall or  a beat-down, in order to justify a police call. Collusion ( see cover-up above as regards Pat Tillman) takes many forms. To prove that, I will have to look into this cops previous reports–a later story.

Well, for now:  time passes, the bartender fills my ear and pours some beer,and after weighing in (or more appropriately, being dragged into) as a-politically as possible–to the gossip of the day, the intelligent, interesting, goth-looking couple with piercings and black dyed hair, sitting next to me, strikes up a conversation as the bartender drifted back to his peer group.

We drifted away from the local gossip, and towards important topics–topics like Freud and angst, social reform, social justice, social phenomenon, and the oddity of a democratic nation adopting a shoot to kill policy.

We discussed “the plan” for the next millenium, and what the world might look like, and whether or not the guy on NPR who was questioning whether or not the rule of law was, or should have been followed when bin Laden was killed. And that man was casting doubt upon the possible fate of a nation that foregoes the rule of in favor of a policy of law. I tended to agree that a country that foregoes the rule of law not only looks bad on its face, but has lost any moral high ground to talk of human rights.

Others, from ABC news sources to Fox have also weighed in and a general consensus is that if America wants to claim any higher ground, it has to follow the laws it helped create–and laws that we routinely insist others follow at risk of being tried in “international war crimes trials.” But we don’t seem to believe those laws apply to us,and that is THE slippery slope of fascism. After all, I was sitting in the traditional bastion the traditional, the cult of military self-solace: the den of police-power  psychological Onanism. 

Some believe that Osama is the “face of evil”, while others believe he was, in his own twisted way, a man of ideals. And I am sure that the SEAL who actually shot him just thought he was a nice, unarmed, juicy target- a homicide that could be committed because that SEAL was acting in behalf of a nation that has foregone the rule of law. 

I prefer to think of Osama as a lesson in lessons lost and unlearned; a repeat of a history lesson that fails to learn from itself over and over, generation after generation. The U.S., in adopting an asset neutralization, extra-judicial, shoot to kill policy was both an example of how badly today’s America doesn’t actually believe in, uphold, or even understand the rudimentary lessons of a democracy. Not least, and certainly most importantly, is the rule of law, and due process. Or the importance of the truth, which is why we instigated the lynching of Saddam Hussein after a show trial.

Imagine what he could have told us about his connections to the Carlysle Group, et. al.?Same with Osama: Our country killed him because he likely had information that could throw the whol “national narrative” into a new focus.

Imagine the stories Osama took to his grave about exactly what kind of America he had worked for? Certainly there is evidence that GW Bush on the eve of the Iraq invasion didn’t even think bin Laden himself was worth pursuing. That evidence is slim, but in Bush’s own words ( and I paraphrase) ‘ Osama isn’t even worth pursuing’. But you have to watch the whole movie to get that ( it’s online for free, here).

 Maybe I just never got the “I/We need to kill” urge, or the gene that governs murderous or torturous impulses–that part right down the center of  many Americans who claim to be the heart of being American–that “freedom [that]has a price.” Maybe I never was able to grasp murder as the binding that holds civilization together; I was hiding in the bushes when the new improved “bigger club good” Neanderthal genes were flowing through our gene pool; or maybe I’m just an idealist.

These days the price of freedom is clearly a direct tax, paid daily–paid by the weak, the fearful, the old and the disabled, or the truly peace-loving  Americans; peace activists, non-conformists, and American originals–a tax to what amounts to a big military/industrial complex of bullies who are at the very core, too cowardly to fight alone, or walk the earth alone, or envision peace as a goal.

Bullies pick on the weak, not the strong. Police should uphold that rather than engage in all of this modern cyber-surveillance and electronic set-ups, much less “covert-ops” that break the law, and then hide that fact. They depend upon the consensus of pre-screened “committee’s” that may, or may not follow Robert’s Rule’s of Order; what is important to them is that they reach consensus, before or after the fact, whether they actually follow the law is unimportant: it depends on whether they vote to all close their eyes at the same time, falsify the story, hide the same evidence, or to tell the same lies.

The fear tax is paid every time we do not open our mouths to speak against injustice, or to speak for due process and the rule of law.

Not that our founding fathers always believed in true due process; they didn’t, especially when it comes to brown, black, or white minority people, and especially as applied to those whom they believe they can get away with violence upon; individuals who are within the reach of their intended homicides, and outside of the consensus. They abuse the marginalized, and the outsiders,  much like chimpanzees [ and here].

 The entirety of our civilisation  has become one that does not believe in due process; one that scoffs at the law itself, and this is echoed every time we see the false consensus of the war-like minority intimidate others into their way of thinking.

Societies collapse all the time; societies alter their value systems in times of war, which  “raise[s] questions regarding the psychological mass phenomena that make us vulnerable to think and to act against our education, habits, and beliefs” : but America has not declared a “war” since December 8th, 1941, the beginning of WW2!

Nations do scurrilous stuff all the time, even invading others without declaring war– but not necessarily to the United States of America, as brazenly, and illegally as is occuring today. We expect that sort of behavior from developing “third world nations,” but from the U.S.? 

 The very nature of being social, then, is apparently to embrace third world ideology, anti-social “social chimpanzee” type traits, homicidal ideation and a willingness to do violence; the telling of lies, and the intimidation or outright murder of those who believe in other ideals. Good ol’ USA: ruled by committee and Congress; US values, extrapolated to the third world so that Nike can sell socks, and Carlysle Group, et. al. can sell multi-million dollar warcraft. Oh, and so the dealer can sell dope–at least for a little while, at your local VFW. If that’s social, count me out.

Oh: and that VFW? I almost forgot that in all that “talk” up there.

 Here is what happened next, when talk of ” the rule of law,” and the importance of a process of democratic procedure-rule by committee–is followed: the bartender lowers the music as the discussion between the goth-people and myself is taking place. We are talking all of the above, and then, about pirates–and everybody loves pirates, right? (Unless those pirates are Islamic, apparently, because for years, Osama bin Laden and other Mujahadin/mujahadeen/”towelheads,” as well as Saddam, and todays nation of Pakistan were/are/ “should be” on our payroll.)

Our government has a history of privateering: we can’t blame Dick Cheney, George Baker, and Bush for that, exclusively. ” Hell, Ben Franklin might even have invested in pirate ships” I say. Ben was a good, even liberal sort of Founding Father.

The bar drops to a dead quiet. The bartender gets that shifty eyed look. Heads turned. 

The guy across the bar, from what I can tell is one of the ‘security’ personel, likely a relative of a “committee member“: he is a sneaky looking,  sallow faced skinny man in his late twenties to early thirties; someone who likely has no identity outside of that bar; no talents; no skills, no wonderous desires beyond a desire to touch other men, violently. He says” I want you to back that up.”

Now, I remember rappers saying “back that up” to women with big butts in the 80’s; I remember that backing something up means, in academic terms, that I should substantiate my claim of Ben Franklin’s pirate ship; to an immature, drunken repressed homosexual in the VFW, it meant only one thing: lets step outside.

But I didn’t. Bravery is not the act of the coward, backed by a bar full of cronies, but the act of the wise, and knowlege of processes beyond one committee action.  Like that pepper spray in my pocket–if I really, really needed it, was one option of last resort.  I DO believe in self-defense.

But I didn’t need it: I relied upon a different idea of consensus:  I asked him to substantiate the claim himself–to join me in an academic endeavour; I asked him to look it up on his smart phone. He said he didn’t have one: I believed him somehow.

Then I asked the smart Goth-like people next to me to look it up, to help me find the data about Ben Franklin, and his pirate ship. I turned to my left–and they were one step ahead of me! The female of the duo was scrolling through her smart-phone, looking at links that talk about Ben Franklin, and his pirate ship. ” It’s right here,” she says “in National Geographic.”

“Wow,” I say. “You guys are one step ahead of me–pretty smart. Thanks for helping out.” I think that saved me, and I thank them for that.

I said, across the bar, ” It’s in National Geographic.  All good things can be found there: any kid knows that. Backing up a supposition is simple:  the words “might have” are distinctly different than the word “did.” Case closed, or look it up yourself in National Geographic ( I am sure he went home later, as he always does, with his lonely Lucy Five-fingers, and a desire for a National Geographic).

Whereas some believe that men like Osama can be “rehabilitated” , I simply believe that we lost an incredible opportunity to question the man who has claimed the crime of bombing the WTC, and put him on trial. Rehabilitation is possible for most people once we address whatever social injustice it is that has plagued them. Maybe not for Osama, though, I think people with tons of cash, a system behind them that wants to do dirty deeds, and popular support for those deeds negates his potential as a reformed terrorist–oh–was I talking about the Bush-Obama merger? Er, I mean Osama likely can’t be reformed–now anyways…

Imagine how informed America would actually be with his exclusive, captive testimony alongside that ‘trove of material’ that was copted out of his coumpound! New rhetoric as the “face of Evil” sits before a committee, or a Congress, or a jury!! That the cause of justice was not served is an understatement: the cause of Carlysle, the military-industrial complex, et. al. was served.

The cause of anyone in the US ever seeing the process, the true players, and/or the procedures  the business deals, and possibly, the set-ups that led to him being declared the worst man in the world are forever lost.  By consensus, apparently, we don’t deserve as citizens to see every single detail of the “official story.” We should just shut up, and “trust the evidence of the authorities.”

And Obama, in a classic kowtow to the war president, and to the mind of the mindless swing voter–the people for whom soundbites were invented–states ” anyone who thinks Osama didn’t get what he deserved should have their head examined.”

So, we are “crazy” when we question the due process obligation that our constitution purports, and somehow, if we don’t just shut up and go along with it, we become the “bad guys.” We even get spied on, and set-up, and murdered: the prevailing policy of the CIA is to neutralize truth by any means possible, rather than to uphold our constitution. That logic is a little too close to that other homicidal logic of “the thin blue line” that acts above the law.

Maybe those who discuss due process are crazy. England certainly declared the founding fathers to be criminals. But you gotta listen when both NPR  AND Fox network-the voice of the mentally challenged– questions the legality of the issue.

So how did it all turn out that at the VFW?  I am sure it,s not over yet, as I had apparently stepped into a den of dope dealers, prostitutes, and the cops who uphold that ( at least there, and unwittingly became a witnes to some sort of illegal activity.

When I have more time I will add details, but let me give you the “bullet list” ( a weapon of choice for thinkers)

1) the thin guy goes outside, and looks in the back door, motioning for me to come outside–which is also a gesture we now know, that chimpanzees employ. Chimpanzees are notoriously violent.

2) I speak under my breath to the hyper cool Goth people, and thank them for their intellect, their kindness, and ask them to watch my back.

3) a big guy across the bar, who we’ll call “Sarge” ( because he likes to wear his tee-shirt with the  Seargent emblem on it)gets up and asks me for a cigarette, which I offer–but his body language ( see above on the language of chimps) attempts to cordone me away from the front door, where I know there is a camera that is recording, and he says ” we’ll have to go out the back door.”

4) I once again ask the two friendlies if they can watch my back. The Goth-guy advises me to stay in the bar ( he was one step ahead of me too;)

5) The bartender disappears. The music is cut again. The lights go low. The cameras, which can be viewed from the end of the bar, in case “bad guys” do something …are…then…shut off!

6) the bartender re-appears, after the sallow faced guy comes back in. I leave through the back door.

7) the Gothic pirates watch me’ back out th’ door, as I lite me a smoke and mosy on.

I joined some friends next door, as they played bean bag toss, and talked to some new, and recently dear friends about differences between chimpanzees and bonobos, which is clearly more than a state of mind, but rather, possibly, brain chemistry.

Here is where it gets really good. You know what? Within five minutes, three squads have driven by the bar, and squad 8516 stops in front of the bar, goes into the bar next door where I was talking to some friends. Me, talking about the processes of democracy again, and getting set-up with a cop, a new investigation for a clock puncher–all over that bad bad idea I have about the rule of law, and the importance of discussing it. Judgement-by-committee is definitely , often, far outside of due process, or even outside of factual representations of reality. 

 Now, if that isn’t rule by committee, what is?  Or, maybe the rule of law is too hot for certain types of hominids to talk about. But the rule today seems to be that what the public doesn’t see, they don’t need to see, and that is what is the official story. A fabrication by “committee,” enforced by the violence of the violent, and pre-emptive evidence creation, rather than collection.

If only I had waited around, and collected more data, or waited for my conversion to conformity to come; or  that extra genetic component of violence directed at me to help me conform to manly ideals–I could have become their own personal, local, vilified abrogation of international human rights law that night: after all, they were, for a moment, in a majority. Or maybe not–we all know how those situations end.

Police Cowardice: “A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies*”

In Freud and the Police, police and repressed homosexuality, Police Personality, Profile the Police on April 29, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Mark Twain said that, and it can be applied to almost all of police activity, and especially to police reports, which are notoriously vague in cases where the police committed crimes or misconduct, and most often when their case is thin, and relies on the officers on-the-stand fabrications. They are only elaborate when the officers involved–most often under the supervision of a supervisor with an agenda–concoct more eleborate matching reports, juggle the fact, manipulate the statistics.

Police  manipulate, lie in, and hide reports all the time

My theory is that it takes a coward to cover up the actions of another coward. The police generally perceive themselves as “brave,” and have convinced the media, and thus, the public at large ( particularly the middle to upper class, property owning public) of their heroics. Whole organizations, and groups and memorial “task forces” are dedicated to the idea that cops who die are heroes regardless of how dirty, unethical, or plain wrong they were in things they did during their careers.

Here is an example of one such officer, Gerald Vick of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Now I have nothing personal against this officer, and as much as I am grieved for his family, I cannot imagine the collective grief of so many other non-police families that have suffered throughout time; how many  have been made sad, broken, and destroyed over the fact that so many of their fathers, brothers, sons (and occasionally female family mmebers) are victims of police misconduct. These people don’t likely have fat pensions, or a network of “support” when one of theirs/ours is killed.

So, why do we continue as a society to elevate the pain and suffering of the police, over the pain and suffering of others, and especially the poor, and the mentally ill who are routinely murdered by police? Or those who have been violated- those who have been set-up by police? I don’t have any clear answers to that except that  “The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.

You can read the official story by following the link, but notice that the “official story” ALWAYS differs from eyewitness accounts, and later confirmations of p0lice misconduct. In this case, the official story says this hero and his cohorts use language that could be called “defamation” if used by you or me.

“The two men apparently were talking with bar patrons, possibly in an attempt to set up a robbery”

That was the police pretext that led to Vick getting his drunk ass shot to death. “POSSIBLY” set up a robbery? What a rancid specualtion that is. The guys either did, or didn’t rob someone, and in such a case, the police had no business intervening. After all, Vick was supposed to be chasing prostitutes at that hour, not meddling with bar patrons.

 This police meddling, and societies tolerance for it,  led to the death of Vick, and later, one of the suspects was convicted to life in prison, while the other walked free, an innocent man, but slandered for life in official reports.

What is most important to remember, however, is that Vick was shitfaced–absolutely, unquestionably drunk, and likely disorderly himself. He had a blood alcohol level of .20.

Here is a statement by the chief of police. This statement contains the essence of what normal humans call “lies and disinformation, so be warned- propaganda ahead:

“Sgt. Vick was on duty at the time of his death. There have been questions about that and I want to clear that up right now,” said Harrington. “Sgt. Vick started at 11:00. Earlier in the afternoon he began tracking down a lead on some prostitution issues he was working on. He called to his unit commander to ask for permission to continue after the end of his shift, and was granted permission to continue the investigation on an overtime basis.”

I would love to see the paperwork on that mess. I would love to see the timestamp of such “permission” to stay on the clock, but I am certain that will never come forward, and if it does, it will be of the touched-up-a-bit nature.

The public defender who spoke for the defendants noted that “Gill says neither the police department nor the county attorney’ office informed the public defender’s office of Vick’s high blood alcohol concentration.”

Which is one more way of saying “police lie, through ommission,” all the time, and only with proper legal attantion can we as a society, bring their lies to the surface.

Now, cowardice isn’t always apparent, nor is it always obvious, but one thing is for sure: the police department had the opportunity to reign in drunken cops, the opportunity to talk to the public about the issue of out of control cops, and they missed a great opportunity to tell “the children” about the dangers of drinking too much, especially when you are a hot-head, in a position of authority, carrying a gun.

But they didn’t do that. Instead, they turned the guy into a hero, and later, using classic police diversionary tactics, linked the mans name with “ending sex slavery”., which he was questionably at best involved in.

That, is classic cowardice–rather than confronting the real issue, they diverted the public eye to some noble sounding b.s., and recently linked themselves with another group of people who spout questionable data, and B.S.

Gee, did I miss something? The night he got himself shot to death, he was pursuing robbers, right? That’s what the official report says. Why didn’t they link themselves to  an anti-Halliburton group, or a Blackwater investigation? Or an anti-torture campaign? In the very least, why didn’t they publicize something about the “dangers of drinking and carrying handguns” so a the little kids out there don’t get the wrong message?

Cops lead citizens in instances of drunkeness and alcoholism, two-to-one, but instead, they seek to focus the kids, and the community, on sex slavery. Apparently, that’s what the kids need to know about from a police perspective. Gee, disinformation is so confusing…

Maybe next time you are stopped, harassed, abused, or assaulted by police, look into the records–you might find a DWI or two against that cop, and maybe he/she is drunk as they harass you. But good luck: no one beats the cops when it comes to covering up their bad behavior, and their personell files are sealed from the public, and even from journalists.

That, and the fact that they are one of the most secretive social forces in America, seems pretty cowardly to me.