Libertarian commentary on the News, #14-33A: Fallujah? No, Ferguson

By Nathan Barton

Good morning, except that it is not in Missouri or Mesopotamia or Nigeria or Ukraine.

Ferguson, Missouri: the beginning of the end?  In a situation reminiscent of a speeded-up Vietnam war or some kind of Mesopotamian or Afghani “surge,” the troubled city of 21,000 is becoming a poster child for the American police state, as more and more people get involved and meddle with the situation. In the most recent news this Monday morning, we read that National Guard troops have deployed to Ferguson after violent unrest. Missouri’s governor sent the National Guard to restore “peace and order” after Molotov cocktails were thrown and gunshots were fired at officers.  Just last night Debby and I were speculating when, not if, the masked thugs looting and “protesting” in the streets would start shooting the OTHER masked and armed and armored thugs.

Mama’s Note: Well sure… the best answer to overt military police tyranny is to bring in more military and ratchet up the tyranny. That ought to work…
just as we knew the “curfew” would solve the problems. Not.

Meanwhile, in what I think is the THIRD Autopsy, it was determined that Michael Brown shot six times, twice in the head. “In my capacity as the forensic examiner for the New York State Police, I would say, ‘You’re not supposed to shoot so many times,’” said a medical examiner.  Well, the NYSP may not be supposed to, but we know that such “elite” organizations as that organized gang called the NYPD routinely fill victims with significant lead ballast, as do cops in many other jurisdictions.  Funny how fear can let you keep pulling that trigger over and over, when coupled with arrogance and insanely poor training and examples.  Meanwhile, last week I had commented on some other stories about this tragedy.

In Ferguson, three minutes, and two lives forever changed, the WaPo tells us.  Details surrounding Michael Brown’s death are beginning to emerge.  The problem is there are at least two VERY conflicting stories, and which you are likely to believe will depend on your biases and whether you generally have confidence in police forces or fear them.  However, the real issue is NOT so much the original killing of the 18-year-old thief by a 28-year-old cop in the middle of the day, but what will result from the sad response to concerns and the week of protests, riots, and military occupation of the town of Ferguson. I would suggest that you do a Google search for “Brown killing Ferguson” and gawk at the shocking photos one commenter compared to Fallujah in 2004.  The WaPo published a timeline of events in Ferguson but it raises more questions than it answers.  I wonder if the the WaPo would have done something similar for Sarajavo in 1914?

A Medicare scam that just kept rolling, so to speak:  The FedGov (DHHS) has paid billions to buy power wheelchairs for tens of thousands of senior citizens now on the Medicare dole (I know that they supposedly paid their premiums for years to get it, but it is NOT an insurance scam, it is a WELFARE scam, and “entitlement” that steals money from younger people and gives it to older people, or rather to the “care providers” and contractors, like these wheelchair businesses.  And of course, DHHS has no idea how many of the claims are bogus.  But a LOT of people made a LOT of money.  Is this NOT typical of government?

More barriers to cannabis are crumbling, but only with hard work and diligence. Kentucky’s soil, climate make it ideal for hemp comeback but the FedGov is still in the way.  Researchers and farmers are producing the first legal crop in the state in generations. But it is all of 15 acres, when hundreds of thousands are needed to meet market demand.

Texas governor Rick Perry has been indicted for corruption and other felonies, but it is obvious (even without knowing very much about the situation, that the entire business is completely political.  The lines for and against him are strictly partisan, Democrat versus Republican, and the local district attorney and grand jury are politically motivated and appointed.  Already the Dems are using the indictment as an opportunity to denigrate his expected 2016 run for the White House.

Another baker, this time in Pennsylvania, has been outed by a homosexual couple for refusing to bake a wedding cake for their celebration of their anniversary.  Based on the rhetoric, I assume it is only a matter of time before one of these people (the bakers and photographers and such) are physically assaulted or even burned out or killed by a Ferguson-like mob for exercising their freedom of expression and religion.  You may think that I am exaggerating, but weekly we see more and more examples of where Tranzis and supporters of their various causes (pro-abortion, homosexual “marriage,” gun bans, etc.) are resorting to violence with little or no provocation, even while attacking their opponents verbally for supposedly advocating violence.

An example of that is a professor at UCSB (University of California at Santa Barbara) who recently physically attacked a teenage girl in a “free speech” zone on campus, who was protesting against abortion. On video.  Sickening, the female professor teaches prison inmates how to resolve problems “without violence.”

Mama’s Note: It is not just a matter of religious conviction. The base problem is lack of freedom for everyone to govern their own lives and make choices about associations for their own reasons. Each person has the ultimate authority to decide for themselves who they will trade with, live with, associate with – and the same authority to exclude anyone they wish, for any reason or no reason. The whole idea of trying to force people to do these things against their will is evil to the core.

Oh, really? Better-paying jobs stage a comeback, or so says the media.  They claim that hiring in construction, manufacturing and professional services — jobs with competitive wages — is picking up steam.  Well, the financial and professional/commercial/industrial news sources I am reading don’t say anything like that at all.  And the number of jobseekers in many Western states seem to not be having much luck finding all these jobs.  I think, honestly, that they are lying.

Meanwhile, overseas, Iraqi troops say they are close to retaking Mosul Dam

The counterattack is bolstered by U.S. airstrikes in a new phase of the American military mission.  Our THIRD Mesopotamian war in 25 years, due to the continued stupidity of Congress, the arrogance and power-madness of the Fuehrer, the insane murderous nature of Islam and Arabs (not all, just most), and the unforgivable attitude of American states and people.  I’m sick of the whole thing.

Mama’s Note: I’ve been sick of it since day one, but I’ll bet I’m not as unhappy about it as the average person in Iraq. They are the ones with real skin in the game.

About tpolnathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (christian), Pahasapan, Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer.
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2 Responses to Libertarian commentary on the News, #14-33A: Fallujah? No, Ferguson

  1. Bear says:

    “that organized gang called the NYPD routinely fill victims with significant lead ballast”

    That’s not really fair. The NYPD generally misses (the intended target) with most of their their shots.

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    • MamaLiberty says:

      Well yes, at any distance, and we should be grateful for small favors. Maybe that’s why they seem to favor the up close, execution style shots…

      Like

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