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(About) Kaepernick National Anthem / Police Brutality Protest
By Christopher R Rice
Special thanks to: Noam Chomsky and Ice Cube
I'm about to wipe that stupid grin off of your face. I was just like you. Whenever I heard the National Anthem, tears would well up in my eyes and a lump would form in my throat. As a kid I dreamed of joining West Point. I put on a kitchen towel and pretended to be Super Man or Batman, I would pretend to save the world and the damsel in distress.
I believed. A so called liberal media crammed police loving cop shows down my throat all day long. Who could hate characters like Andy Taylor or Adam-12? I loved those guys. I emulated them. But then I grew up. And I'm not a naïve twelve year old boy, anymore. I'm not as gullible. I'm sure it was easy for you to fool a little child. I would've believed anything. But to date everything that I've been told, everything that I was taught or rather forced fed, has been a lie. A con job to keep the rich richer and the poor poorer.
I've suffered, I've worked, gave the best years of my short life. And it has turned out to be one big scam.
The US lied to the Native Americans, stole, raped and broke every treaty that we ever signed. I'm suppose to just forget and forgive, right? Wasn't every slave promised forty acres and a mule. More lies to swallow, huh? America makes the rules and laws for warfare and than just breaks every single one of them. Americans tortured the Koreans, tortured the Vietnamese, and sprayed them with chemical warfare. We can't forget Agent Orange, aren't American vets still suffering the consequences?
Between Americas open borders policies, Ronald Reagans Amnesty for illegals and 500 years of slavery, America is the worst human trafficker in the history of mankind. And how do you suppose that good Christians paid them back for over 500 years of slavery? With racism and bigotry, that's how.
Whenever an American president says that we don't torture remember George W Bush told us that crap too. You want me to find the video for you? Lies, lies and more lies. Now Obama makes the same claim as Bush but Obama just moved interrogations to US Navy ships. How do we possibly know that it's all lies? Because Obama is asking the courts not to release more torture pictures. And oh yeah, isn't Gitmo still open? Duh! It's not rocket science.
Hold up, I'm not done. Americans attacked Iraq and yet Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, we hung their president, tortured their people who never committed one crime against the US. Hold up, I'm not done. Thirty nine billion dollar no bid contracts for Halliburton. And the only reason was to raise the price on a barrel of crude so that fracking could be profitable. Because anything less than forty dollars a barrel and there would be no profits in fracking, so the bombs fell on Baghdad.
When I was a child my government made up a bunch of lies about marijuana, mere propaganda. They have spent untold millions trying to prove that it's bad for you. Eradication, DEA agents, Border agents, state police, local police all spending money and time while... More than 1.4 million murders, rapes, robberies and assaults are committed around the United States every year, or a violent crime every 22 seconds, the FBI says. Something smells fishy to me and sure enough, not only has Congress been making money off of perpetual war, they also take money from pharmaceutical manufacturers to keep a safer more effective alternative- marijuana, illegal. Would they lock up hard working honest Americans because they smoke weed? In the land of the free? Sounds like Russia to me.
Well kids, I'm here to tell you, you better hold onto your britches for this one, America is everything that they taught us about Russia. Remember the NSA scandal? Obama defended breaking the Constitution. IRS attack on the Tea Party? Sounds like Russia to me. But no, that was America.
The KKK doesn't lynch black people any more. But the police kill every chance they get. That's some progress huh? So lets look at this crap they keep feeding us, what is their patent excuse? "It's just a few bad apples." Right? We were told that Lynndie England and a few bad apples were responsible for all of the torture carried out in Iraq right? But then we found out that torture was ordered by Bush and Cheney and committed not just in Iraq, not just in Afghanistan, not just at Gitmo but at fifty other black sites around the world. While Cheney went on television claiming that they only tortured three high level detainees. Then why did they need fifty sites to torture three people?
Of course it was all lies to create more terrorist to feed the military industrial complex's insatiable appetite. But hey, why should Americans complain? We only had to pay five dollars a gallon for gasoline so that the Oil conglomerates could reap multi billion dollar profits and laugh all the way to their off-shore bank accounts.
So back to this "its just a few bad apples" crap. Two studies, one published by the FBI says that police officers domestic violence rate is four times the national average. In another study published by the Justice Dept. half of all rapes committed in US prisons are committed by prison guards and staff. So, forty percent of all LE goes home and beats on their wives and children. And fifty percent of all rapes committed in prisons are committed by those we pay to "protect and serve." Does this really sound like "just a few bad apples"? I don't know what kind of new math you have to use to get that to add up to "just a few bad apples" but that shit don't add up.
Hold on, I'm not done.
Several police officers have taken the time to explain exactly what is going on. And they said that when they reported police brutality or corruption to IA (internal affairs) as they are suppose to, they were ratted off. They got harassed by other officers, they were demoted. Hum, again, this is not the work of "just a few bad apples". But that is a very convenient excuse for anyone who is satisfied with the status-quo. If you know what I mean.
Let's examine this further. When Bradley Manning came forward or Edward Snowden, regardless how you feel about what they did, they were the only ones. They didn't release info to our enemies, but to our media. They weren't trying to hurt America. They believed in an America that we all want to believe in. But we were betrayed. Lied to. Conned. Bamboozled. Now Manning is charged and convicted of espionage. Really, Manning never gave secrets to the enemy.
According to Snowden's documents most of the people that were spied on were EU leaders like Merkel and Hollande as well as organizations like the UN. Also many industries in Germany and Brazil were spied on as well as their governments. That is economic espionage not catching terrorists.
Chelsea Manning never got a fair trial, even the EU members of Parliament complained to the US Government about the farce of a trial that Manning received. Why would Edward Snowden agree to go back when there is no chance of a fair trial.
Espionage is not a fair charge as neither Manning nor Snowden were spies for other countries or intending to harm the US. Therefore the charge of treason against whistleblowers (whether you agree with what he did or not) is plain ridiculous. There needs to be a distinction between someone revealing information to the press in the way Snowden and Manning did and someone actively spying on behalf of another country.
Sounds like this apple is rotten to the core. It's not a few bad apples as we've been led to believe. America is a bushel of bad apples with only a few good ones in it.
Remember the psychological torture our government committed against us as children? Making us crouch under our wooden school desk. Telling us that our families could be blowin away at any second by the Ruskies? "The Red coats are coming and the only thing that can protect you is this little piece of wood. That will keep you safe from a nuclear blast while your parents may not be so lucky." That is exactly what they preached to us when we were too young to understand or know any better. And the purpose for all of this? Russia was still using horse and buggies. So the only reason was to feed the military industrial complex / machine and keep the rich richer and the poor poorer. Because, after all some one has to pay for all that crap right? Guess who gets stuck with the tab while our schools, roads and hospitals are all in disrepair?
We're always told that we have freedom of speech but what is the track record? Four dead in Ohio. Leader of BLM shot and murdered. Police arresting hundreds of citizens when they complain about the police on Facebook or Twitter. Black listing actors for their political beliefs so they can't work. And when someone tries to exercise their rights to free speech like QB Kaepernick all hell breaks loose.
How about our supposed rights to "assemble peacefully and redress our grievances?". What happens every time? They send an army of pigs to intimidate us, mace us. All dressed in riot gear, with military grade equipment at the ready. They use chemical warfare against US citizens like canisters of tear gas and mace. Tell us that "our God given Rights" have a curfew and we must disperse or face the consequences. Sounds a lot like Russia to me. Even unarmed peaceful students aren't safe.
I'm just getting started. America claims to be number one but that's a lie. The only thing that America is number one in is locking up more of its own citizens than any other country on the planet. Sounds like what? Sounds like what they brain washed us to believe about Russia.
We the People have three Rights. The Right to Peacefully assemble to redress our grievances. The Right to be pepper-sprayed in the Face. And the Right to get shot in the back.
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"Protect and Serve"
Here's the kicker, Russia has always been Americas ally. I'm not talking crazy conspiracy tin foil hat shit here, remember WWII? WWI? Crazy thing is that, America's been using one of our own allies -Russia, to scare Americans out of their hard earned dollars. Shameful.
Remember Ronald Reagan spent untold billions of tax dollars on a missile defense system (Star Wars) that never worked? Obama's pouring another few billion into the same project.
Because, after all, somebody's got to pay for all of this, and people will pay if they feel threatened. So these moves are invariably accompanied with a lot of hysterical rhetoric about weapons of mass destruction, mobile biological weapons, dirty bombs, all fabricated but necessary in order to beat the population into submission.
As for the U.S., it has been clearly recognized by government and business leaders that the state must intervene in the economy to stimulate production, and for a variety of reasons, the Pentagon system developed as the optimal means to achieve this result. This system funnels public subsidies to advanced sectors of industry. It is a system of public subsidy private profit. The militarization of the domestic society, a technique for compelling the public to invest in advanced sectors of the economy without sharing in the profits or interfering with management. Again, in this system the poor must be willing to subsidize the wealthy. A state guaranteed market for high technology waste production. That's our industrial policy planning, which has been in existence since W.W.II.
The U.S. was the largest creditor in the world. Now the debt is in the trillions of dollars. Trillions of dollars transferred from the worlds richest and most powerful country. This is a form of destructive economic management at a level of graft and corruption that has NO parallel. There’s nothing comparable to that in history.
The national debt is in the trillions of dollars, even our kids will never see it paid off. As the administration and Congress argue over cuts in social programs, inequality in America grows more extreme each day. Even the great financial crash didn’t derail this trend. The richest 400 Americans, for example, increased their wealth by 54 percent between 2005 and 2010, while the median middle-class family saw its wealth decline by 35 percent.
"AN INFORMED CITIZENRY"
Information is certainly available publicly through various publications and government officials. It's true there may be even more horrifying things that we don't know about. But what we do know about is sufficient for an informed reaction and to be able to discern that new systems are being introduced that are a tremendous threat to our existence.
Yet everyone chooses to blame the media like a game of pass the buck. Everybody knows we don't have a 'free press', the corporations bought them off a long time ago. In 1999 Bill Clinton signed into law the disastrous Telecommunications Act. Today 90% of our media is owned / controlled by 6 mega-corporations.
But does that magically erase your duty as an American citizen to be informed and vigilant? I don't see how, even using your new math, something really doesn't add up here.
In 2009 Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State decided to put M-16s in the hands of ten year old children to go fight a dirty war for Corporate America in Sudan. So we can continue to rape and steal their natural resources. Again, America breaks her own laws whenever they are inconvenient. And where's the main stream media? Because had Russia or Korea or China done the same thing it would be reported in every major US newspaper and television news station night and day. But America does it and it never even gets a mention.
When you complain about how we protest, what you are really trying to tell us, is that you have a better way? No, Americans are boot lickers and ass kissers who think that we should take all of this abuse and then some. And then just smile about it. In other words, my friends, bend over, grab your ankles and forget about the Vaseline.
Police brutality and the use of excessive force, including police beatings, unjustified shootings and the use of dangerous restraint techniques to subdue suspects are as American as apple pie. Nothing is being done to monitor or check persistent abusers, or to ensure that police tactics in certain common situations minimize the risk of unnecessary force and injury.
Police are 31 percent more likely to pull over a black driver than a white driver, according to federal statistics. Black drivers are also more likely to be pulled over for minor offenses like a broken tail light or failure to signal a turn. In some situations, they are not even given a reason at all for the stop.
Children are being murdered daily in cold blood in broad day light. The murderers are identified and then given a paid vacation. Since neither City Hall, DAs or State legislatures are willing to act, citizens like Kaepernick are refusing to stand during the National Anthem. It seems like a very mild protest considering the charges. Americas reaction has been negative and predictable. Instead of having a discussion about police brutality, Americans turned it into an affront to our military men and women. Kaepernick never said anything about the military or about hating the police.
POLICE MAN OF THE WORLD OR WORLD WIDE TORTURER and RAPIST
But since you want to bring the US military into this. Know that the US military has never, not once protected my freedoms or my rights. Rights which have been trampled on by my teachers, my bosses, my landlords, my banker, my politicians and my government. So I owe the military zero, zilch, nada, nothing. America is surrounded by two large bodies of water -the Atlantic ocean and the Pacific ocean, maybe you never noticed them before but they protect me better than any stupid multi billion dollar missile defense shield or US military.
Americans aren't even safe in their own homes, not from the criminals and not from the police... more American citizens were killed by the police than died in Iraq and Afghanistan combined, for the same ten year period. Disgusting.
The American military are war criminals by their own laws and standards. The last time I checked, dead checking, second strikes on first responders, assinations without trials are all illegal. America wrote the laws they just don't obey them. It's always been a double standard. One for the rich and one for everyone else. We the people break the law and its incarceration. Cops break the law they get a paid vacation.
Fuck the National Anthem. You have a problem with someone sitting down? That's what you get upset over when a woman is raped every 102 seconds and a child every 6 minutes in America. But you and your city council members have spent more time and more money trying to keep marijuana dispensaries out of your cities than you have spent to keep pedophiles out of your own communities. Just disgusting. I won't stand, ever, not for the National Anthem. Fuck your anthem.
Kaepernick only wants the police to stop killing unarmed civilians. Or stand a fair trial if they do murder in cold blood. I disagree. I know that this whole system is rotten to its very core. Children are being denied a decent education and are forced to live next door to pedophiles. What kind of society have we created. And more importantly how much more are you, my fellow Americans willing to suffer before you take a stand and stop licking Americas boot? How many lies can you swallow? When will the rest of my fellow Americans stand up and act like men instead of boot lickers?
America can't even protect its own citizens, it's just a disgrace. In the richest country in the world, by show of hands, how many of you have had a Pop Tart as a meal? WTF. Take a look at the farm bill for the last 50 years and you will see what is killing us. Look at the sign in the window at McDonalds that says: "the food served at this establishment known to the State of California to cause or contain chemicals that cause cancer." Hum, a Happy Meals not so happy any more is it? You're politicians will not protect you, it's not in their best interest.
Our elections have become a bazaar for special interest and corporations, our representatives are merely middlemen and women between the self interest of corporate America and the law making process.
DEMOCRACY OR DUPLICITY
In '06 we voted out the republican congress to end the war, and yet, instead we got a surge. We dutifully called our Senators during the first bailouts in opposition 100 to 1, and yet, instead we get even more bailouts for automakers.
We've allowed our country to be taken from us, for the benefit of the few and the total decimation of the vast many.
It’s not the result of mysterious global forces, or technology, or China, or structural problems concerning the skills and education of our workforce. Rather, it is the direct result of policy choices made by Democrats and Republicans alike.
The U.S. policy (includes tax policy, financial deregulation, trade policy, anti-labor policy, and much more.) for the past 30 years has been aggressively dedicated to shifting income share away from the poor and middle class and into the pockets of the already rich.
Well, don't just sit there. Get up and demand justice. There are solutions to our dilemma, I've already researched and wrote about them. The real problem is that I don't have the publishing power to reach enough people to make those solutions a reality.
AMERICAS POLITICAL PRISONERS
So, before another good intentioned police officer or NSA / CIA officer or US military personnel or hackers are hunted, arrested, charged and persecuted by the United States of America, please help me to rebuild the Underground railroad. A string of safe houses that will extend from Mexico to Canada. Before anyone else is murdered or given another fifty year sentence, let's rebuild the Underground. Because, once we can guarantee the safety of our soldiers and whistleblowers we can then begin to openly fight back and eventually take America back! Related article: Revolution by the Numbers
UPDATE: There's mass confusion as to what is real and what is a con. I talked with a doctor yesterday, she recently arrived here from Africa. When I stated that it was difficult to buy food that was good for you in America. She immediately scoffed, and said that "we have a lot of choices". I agreed, we do have a lot of choices, unfortunately they are all bad for you. Finding food that is actually good for you is very difficult and very expensive. But we do have a lot of food that is really bad for you and really inexpensive. She agreed. She said that when she goes to the grocery store, "the food that is good for you there, is in a section, that is smaller than a coat closet."
Now, to make America look good, what do they ALWAYS say? They always compare us to some third world hell hole, don't they? Why is that, do you suppose? Because compared to any other industrialized nation, say, Canada, Germany, Japan, France, on and on and America looks like a third world hell hole, doesn't it? But don't let me wake you from your American dream / nightmare. You won't even lift a finger to save yourself and everybody knows this. Easier to label me crazy, paranoid, a terrorist, radical, edgy, easier to shoot the messenger. Responsibility averted. The American way.
UPDATE: Somewhere in Texas a group of teenagers joined Kaepernick's National Anthem protest, refusing to stand for the anthem at their high school games. For their bravery they were quickly rewarded with death threats via their Facebook pages. Adults sending death threats to children. Hum, sounds like the Emperor has no clothes. And we all better keep quiet about it or else. America has killed everyone who has dared to stand up, like myself. That's why you need the Underground railroad. Duh.
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