With the racial tensions already set to explode in Ferguson, why would anyone in their right mind send in a military-style force where armed snipers are aiming their guns into the faces of unarmed crowds? That kind of response is likely to incite violence, not restrain it. Now in fairness to the police a very strong argument can be made that in many places in America there are armed gangs who are heavily armed and this kind of military force is necessary to send a loud and clear message to Ferguson and other places across America that violence, looting, and riots will not be tolerated. There were some pretty grim pictures taken from a news helicopter of a truck driver being brutally beaten in the inner city of Los Angeles after the Rodney King riots. In addition, in Los Angeles alone there have been the Watts riots and other riots where stores were looted. These small stores, which were owned by Vietnamese and Korean-Americans and other Asian-Americans had to be protected by their owners, who climbed to the roofs of their stores armed with guns to protect their property from the looters and rioters. The anarchy that broke out was so widespread that the police could not get in to protect the store owners.
There was a long period of time when police officers across America were literally outgunned by gangs and other criminals, who had sophisticated assault rifles, machine guns, and other weapons. Clearly, when criminals have superior firepower it not only endangers our law enforcement officials, but invites anarchy. Perhaps this is why the decision was made to show a military-style police force with armored vehicles, tanks, snipers, etc.?
We now live in a post-911 world where the police and other agencies have been given expanded powers starting with the Bush Administration, supposedly to combat potential terrorist threats. However, the war against terrorism has not come without a cost. America’s freedoms have been diminished and it appears every American is under constant surveillance 24 hours per day in the quest for Metadata. When America ceases to be America, the case for the argument that Osama bin Laden won is not as strange as one may think. If America continues to move from the freest nation in the world into a totalitarian state, then America has been defeated just as surely as if someone had dropped a nuke on a U.S. city. Totalitarianism is death and nuclear radiation is death. Pick your poison.
Our Founding Fathers established a Constitutional balance of powers between the different branches of government that was designed to protect those basic freedoms. The Bill of Rights guarantees Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, and so on. Those freedoms and others have now been undermined as part of a long term strategy to radically transform America. What some call an “invisible government” of extremely wealthy and powerful people who have been operating in our nation since its founding and whom our Founding Fathers warned us about have managed to establish control over our nation. This invisible government has installed its men and women into both political parties for many decades while cleverly maintaining the illusion of democracy. In addition, ever since the advent of mass media, the elites have raised up an almost all-powerful and unelected Fourth Branch of Government, the media, which they control through six major corporations. The consolidation of power through the use of propaganda and scientific mind control is staggering.