Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Taking Flash Mob Attacks to the Next Level
Flash mob attacks have recently been in the news, and now they may be being taken to the next level.
Seven people were arrested and one person was shocked with a stun gun Tuesday morning after a disruptive crowd tried toprevent a deputy from citing a man for a traffic violation, authorities said.
A San Diego County sheriff’s deputy pulled over a vehicle with two men inside at 7:40 a.m. after he saw the vehicle violate a traffic law near the 200 block of Civic Center Drive, Lt. Jim Duffy said.
The driver, who was later identified as Ismael Martinez, 51, did not have a license, and neither did his passenger, Francisco Martinez, Sgt. Mike Arens said.
The driver began calling people to come to the scene while the deputy was ticketing him, Duffy said. The driver refused to stop calling people and struck the deputy on the hand, he said.
The deputy was arresting the driver when the passenger got out of the car and attacked the deputy, Arens said. The three struggled.
A tow truck driver who was standing nearby jumped into the fight to help the deputy, Duffy and Arens said. The deputy used his stun gun to shock the passenger during the struggle.
More deputies came to help control the situation and finish the arrests, Arens said.
A few minutes later, about 25 people showed up in response to the driver’s earlier phone call, Arens said. Most of them were men and appeared to be the driver’s relatives.
Via an email from a reader, who notes the following.
I have the feeling that we will start seeing much more of this type of thing in the future as the economy worsens and the police are perceived more and more to be nothing more than shakedown artists and revenue generating agents of the state rather than protectors of the people that they proclaim themselves to be. The racial aspect here adds a whole other dimension to this story. Needless to say, the picture painted is not a pretty one and doesn’t bode well for the future of the country and more specifically for those people trapped in large and very ethnically/racially diverse cities.
The reader also notes that Thomas W. Chittum’s book, Civil War II: The Coming Breakup Of America, written in the 1990s, presciently anticipates just such events.
Stay aware out there folks.
Revolution - Lesson One
The lesson to be learned is that revolution is a very, very risky business for those that value liberty. The founders of this country chose their revolutionary leader with extraordinary care. Read some books on George Washington. He had the charisma to lead but he had something else that is probably not only rare but is overlooked by those looking for a leader for their revolution. He was extremely principled. That is an extremely rare quality in our politicians today. The system virtually guarantees people of principle cannot be elected.
End of lesson.
Lesson from Joe Huffman’s Random thought of the day for Monday, July 18, 2011.
Via Daphne, at Jaded Haven, a Charley Reese column from 1985 which should be thought about. The column may be from 1985, but it is still current today, and will be in the future, if the United States holds together in its present form. The opening sentence.
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
The closing sentences.
Those 545 people and they alone are responsible. They and they alone have the power. They and they alone should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses — provided they have the gumption to manage their own employees.
Now click that Jaded Haven link and read the whole thing.
Free Speech Victory in 40 Pages
The problem with this ruling is that at it actually took 40 pages of convoluted verbiage to justify something as simple as freedom of speech.
Treason and Traitors of America
Treason and traitors have been on my mind, lately. Not in an artificial gravitas sense of treason way, which results in government goons breaking down your door guns ablazing, nor in a vague progressive way, such as spouted by Cliff Schecter in an op-ed titled Yes, I’ll dare call it treason way, but rather more in a biblical way as expressed in 2 Timothy 3:1-5, which blindingly reflects the actual primary meaning of the word treason, “the betrayal of a trust: treachery”.
We see this betrayal of trust and treachery, treason, enacted daily here in the United States. Not by individual citizens, though many knowingly contribute to the treachery by marking a ballot, but by Representatives, Senators, cabinet members and the POTUS himself.
Some of the treason being enacted against the American people and the American idea of liberty takes place right out in the open and right out loud. Steven Chu and Neal Kumar Katyal are couple of examples of right out in the open and right out loud traitors. Barack Obama prefers to operate “under the radar,” though in truth all those in elected office prefer to undertake their treasonous deeds under the radar, and do, often with the complicit assistance of big business.
None of the individuals mentioned here can be charged with treason under 18 USC Sec. 2381, but make no mistake they are committing treason, betraying the trust handed down to individual Americans by the founding fathers of the United States, and are traitors to America and the American people.