A Terrorist By Any Other Name

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 08 Jun 2007 19:04:28 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Larken Rose - I've been enjoying Mr. Rose's TMDS series of essays, but hadn't mentioned them here before because I didn't have a place to link to them. Well, I finally created a mirror of the mailing list at billstclair.com/tmds. Pure gold.

Can anyone tell me, with a straight face, that the government is NOT using violence, or the threat of violence, to achieve a political end? Mr. and Mrs. Brown did not assault anyone, or rob anyone, or defraud anyone. Their "sin" was to not pay the federal terrorists their "protection" money, which (as far as I can tell) the Browns had good reason to believe they didn't even "legally" owe.

But whether a terrorist passes a "law" before committing his violence makes no difference to whether his actions are righteous or justified. Unfortunately, it does make a huge difference to whether people PERCEIVE the actions as justified. If not for the belief in "authority," any moron could see that the Browns are now surrounded by a gang of terrorists. But when the terrorism is "legal" (whatever that means), the vast majority of people suddenly see the VICTIM as the bad guy, and the perpetrators as noble "law enforcers."


It was only a few short years ago that I considered myself to be a supporter of "law enforcement." After a few first-hand experiences (a lot more tame than what the Browns are going through) showed me who and what these people really are, I am proud to say that I will forever be an enemy of the state, as any decent person should be. You cannot be pro-government and anti-terrorism. The two are one in the same.

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Standing Army

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 08 Jun 2007 22:25:27 GMT

It is my belief that the "police" are the "standing army" our Founding Fathers warned us about.

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You're in good company

Submitted by on Sat, 09 Jun 2007 11:48:56 GMT

You're in good company:

Yeah, I understand the theory that cops are civilians, too. I repeat that it's bullshit. What they are, in fact, is an occupying military force, with strategic bases in every hamlet in the nation -- which is why they and their hangers-on lie to us and possibly to themselves about being civilians, too.

They are the very standing army that the Founding Fathers were afraid of.

And for good reason.

-- L. Neil Smith

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