I've been away since last Wednesday....and without internet access since last Thursday. But I see today I haven't missed a damn thing. Same old stupid stuff.
I did notice this from the Washington Post....
The small city of Jennings, Mo., had a police department so troubled, and with so much tension between white officers and black residents, that the city council finally decided to disband it. Everyone in the Jennings police department was fired. New officers were brought in to create a credible department from scratch.
That was three years ago. One of the officers who worked in that department, and lost his job along with everyone else, was a young man named Darren Wilson.
I mentioned a week ago or so how a few rotten apples spoil the entire barrel. That's the barrel Darren Wilson was transferred from.....when he was hired to the Ferguson, Missouri police department. I'm oh-so-sure that none of the Jennings, Missouri rot stuck to Officer Wilson.
And then there were the Sunday shows.
It was all like some remedial class for those insufficiently afraid in America....and I, for one, am getting goddamned sick of it.
McCain, Huckleberry, Ayotte, Mike Rogers....and a supporting cast of hundreds were out in full force yesterday for the sole purpose of scaring as many Americans as possible. That's what real leadership looks like today. Scaring Americans.
President Obama, as everyone knows by now, leads from behind in foreign policy matters and that is not the proper way to keep Americans sufficiently afraid.
We elect "leaders"....and then those leaders go about leading....which means scaring Americans. The Sunday shows were overflowing with leadership over the weekend.
Elected officials are elected to represent the People, which means the Oligarchs. A fearful American population is a docile and passive population whose resistance to Empire and world dominance has been sufficiently weakened.
It is the job of elected representatives to keep the fear barometer properly pegged on HIGH. That way, our Oligarch masters can properly exploit foreign markets and foreign resources via Empire-expansion wars.
Call me crazy, but it seems a bit odd that the accepted role of elected representatives now is to keep Americans properly and sufficiently afraid.....but I'll be darned if that isn't what happened on the Sunday shows yesterday.
A journalist had his head removed. A tragedy, to be sure. But not to neo-con scaremongers. It was an opportunity.
An opportunity to faithfully represent the few who put them in elected office....by scaring the shite out of as many citizens as possible with new claims of "worse than al-Qaeda."
Me? I must rush out now and buy new duct tape and a couple rolls of visqueen.....all depending on whether today's terror color code will allow it.
Home of the free AND the brave.
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