For those of you that believe our government is for us? And that more government is better government? And that mostly democrats love the people and will take care of the people? There is this:
August 21, 1992
While attempting to apprehend Randy Weaver for failing to appear in court on a weapons charge, U.S. marshals encounter Weaver, friend Kevin Harris, and Weaver’s 14-year-old son Sammy and his dog. The marshals shot and killed the dog prompting a gun battle that ended in the death of Sammy who was shot in the back and the U.S. marshal who was shot by Harris. The following day, while preparing Sammy’s body for burial, an FBI sharpshooter opened fire wounding Weaver and killing Weaver’s wife who was holding the door open when he ran back to his cabin. She was holding their infant daughter at the time. Weaver, his remaining children, and Harris later surrendered. Harris was acquitted of all charges, and Weaver was acquitted of all charges except for the original arms charges. He was fined $10,000 and sentenced to 18 months in prison, but was credited with time served. Timothy McVeigh would cite this and the Waco Disaster as his reason for the Oklahoma City Bombing.
And that republicans are not fault free from the above by the way, plus the idiocy of the republicans is in part this:
August 21, 2006
When asked what Iraq had to do with the 9/11 Attacks, U.S. President George W. Bush answered, “Nothing, except for it’s part of — and nobody has ever suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack. Iraq was a — the lesson of September the 11th is, take threats before they fully materialize, Ken. Nobody has ever suggested that the attacks of September the 11th were ordered by Iraq.”
Thus starting a fucking war with and within countries we should have fucking stayed out of. Want to blame terrorists for the terror? Start with our fucking government, republicans and democrats! And keep in mind, too many fucking old shits are still in congress that were around at the start of this!
THE GREAT ELECTION FRAUD: WILL OUR FREEDOMS SURVIVE ANOTHER ELECTION?
“Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that cannot be trusted to follow the rules of common sense and self-interest—forces that look like sheer insanity, if judged by the standards of other centuries.” ― Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism
And so it begins again, the never-ending, semi-delusional, train-wreck of an election cycle in which the American people allow themselves to get worked up into a frenzy over the misguided belief that the future of this nation—nay, our very lives—depends on who we elect as president.
For the next three months, Americans will be dope-fed billions of dollars’ worth of political propaganda aimed at keeping them glued to their television sets and persuading them that 1) their votes count and 2) electing the right candidate will fix everything that is wrong with this country.
Incredible, isn’t it, that in a country of more than 330 million people, we are given only two choices for president? How is it that in a country teeming with creative, intelligent, productive, responsible, moral people, our vote too often comes down to pulling the lever for the lesser of two evils?
The system is rigged, of course.
It is a heavily scripted, tightly choreographed, star-studded, ratings-driven, mass-marketed, costly exercise in how to sell a product—in this case, a presidential candidate—to dazzled consumers who will choose image over substance almost every time.
As author Noam Chomsky rightly observed, “It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste and cars.”
In other words, we’re being sold a carefully crafted product by a monied elite who are masters in the art of making the public believe that they need exactly what is being sold to them, whether it’s the latest high-tech gadget, the hottest toy, or the most charismatic politician.
This year’s presidential election, much like every other election in recent years, is what historian Daniel Boorstin referred to as a “pseudo-event”: manufactured, contrived, coinfected, and devoid of any intrinsic value save the value of being advertised.
After all, who wants to talk about police shootings, SWAT team raids, asset forfeiture schemes, private prisons, school-to-prison pipelines, overcriminalization, censorship, or any of the other evils that plague our nation when you can tune into a reality show carefully calibrated to appeal to the public’s need for bread and circuses, diversion and entertainment, and pomp and circumstance.
But make no mistake: Americans only think they’re choosing the next president.
In truth, however, they’re engaging in the illusion of participation culminating in the reassurance ritual of voting. It’s just another Blue Pill, a manufactured reality conjured up by the matrix in order to keep the populace compliant and convinced that their vote counts and that they still have some influence over the political process.
It’s all an illusion.
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