THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH:

All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.



Wednesday, December 29, 2010

STILL SCRAPING 9/11 DOG POOP OFF OUR SHOES

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It was at The Conspiracy Exposed blog where I was exposed to a video posted at YouTube by a person using the pseudonym NanoThermite911. The title of the fourteen and a half minute video is 'Proof That Thermite Can Cut A Vertical Column'.

This is some excellent scientific investigative work that will come like a pie of "inconvenient truth" in the face to those deluded Americans who insist that they can take the word of Uncle Sam as the gospel truth and who so readily buy into every lie that Uncle Sam's toady, the mainstream media, broadcasts.

Poor, misguided Americans, they're led like sheep to the slaughter, all the while singing in unison, "Baaa-d Truthers. Baaa-d Truthers..."

Below is a link to the video. Check it out . . . unless, of course, coming face to face with truth isn't exactly your cup of Thermite.

Click Me ---> Proof That Thermite Can Cut A Vertical Column
by NanoThermite911
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~ Stephen T. McCarthy
"As a dog returns to his own vomit, so a fool repeats his folly."
~ Proverbs 26:11

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

THIS MONTH’S FIRST ANNUAL “QUOTE OF THE WEEK” AWARD FOR DECEMBER 18TH, 2010

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This blog bit marks the debut of a new, ongoing feature not to be repeated on a regular basis here at ‘Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends’ called “This Month’s First Annual Quote Of The Week Award”.

This week’s best quote was determined by our panel of judges consisting of Secretary to the Secretary General of the Attorney General’s first Lieutenant Governor, Yoey O’Dogherty, who also serves as the Dictator of ‘The Committee For The Advancement Of Democratic Principles’.

Of all the quotes that were competing for 2010’s monthly award this week, only one was eligible. The competition was fierce and went right down to the wire with Yoey O’Doghety deciding the winner in a unanimous split decision.

The winning quote was shouted softly to Stephen T. McCarthy in an Email that he didn’t receive until Monday because his Email system was not fully operating at minimal capacity until Wednesday.

That concludes the Preface to this Introduction’s Prologue, and finally we approach our final approach and the announcement of the winning quote:

The envelope please. And the winner is . . .

In an Email to me from my dear friend The Flying Aardvark, she was referring to an old friend of hers whom she seldom gets to see anymore, and this is what she wrote:

I would describe her as a very proper Jewish intellectual, who suddenly decided to take up gun collecting and NASCAR recently. I was told she no longer is that into shooting on the weekends and devotes her spare time to following Jimmie Johnson on Twitter.
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Apparently guns were the gateway drug leading to the true hillbilly heroin of NASCAR racing.


Do I have funny friends, or what?

But remember, people: guns don’t kill people, bullets do!
And NASCAR is for people who have already died.

Please fail to be with us again next time when we don’t post the next winning quote in this beloved, time-honored, never-to-be-repeated, special event series.

In case I don’t get anything else posted on this blog before Christmas, I wish y’all a merry merry one. And if I do get something else posted here before December 25th, then think of this wish as merely a merry merry premature react-u-lation.

My love to you all, including my political enemies of which there are many!

BUT WAIT! That’s not all! Act NOW, and receive absolutely free, this handsome link below, suitable for clicking!

Earlier this week, my good ol’ friend Dan-The-Man “Cranium” sent me a link to what I later called the “BEST political piece I have thus far encountered during this Christm-- er... during this ‘WINTER’ season!”

Just click on the link below and view the short but GREAT video titled “The 12 Days Of Winter” (Or, “A Very Liberal Twelve Days Of Christmas”). If you don’t love that video, then you obviously found my blog by mistake and may Santa Claus leave pink bunny pajamas in your stocking!

Merry Christmas, y’all!
Yeah, that's right, I said it – “CHRIST”, “CHRIST”, “CHRISTmas!

Link:
“The 12 Days Of Winter” (Or, “A Very Liberal Twelve Days Of Christmas”)

~ Stephen T. McCarthy

Postscript:
“And GOD bless us, every one!”
~ Tiny Tim
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Friday, December 17, 2010

LETTING THE AMERICAN ECONOMY FALL: THE OWEN LATTIMORE MODEL

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In Chapter VII ‘The Evidence On Owen Lattimore’ in Senator Joe McCarthy’s 1952 book ‘McCARTHYISM: THE FIGHT FOR AMERICA’, we find the following:

“Let Them Fall But Do Not Let It Look As Though We Pushed Them”

On July 17, 1949, shortly before [Owen] Lattimore prepared his secret advice (August, 1949) to [Philip] Jessup, he wrote in an article in the ‘Sunday Compass’, a left-wing New York publication, in which he stated, referring to the Marshall Mission:

“The problem was how to allow them [China] to fall without making it look as if the United States had pushed them.”

In the same article, Lattimore suggests that what had been done in China should now be done in Korea also. This was before the Korean war. He stated:

“The thing to do, therefore, is to let South Korea fall – but not to let it look as though we pushed it. Hence the recommendation of a parting grant of $150 million.” (Economic aid.)


That first Lattimore quote, by the way, McCarthy also entered into the Congressional Record when he delivered his June 14, 1951, speech on the Senate floor about the disastrous activities of General George C. Marshall.

Anyway, there is a great deal more to this story, and anyone who has studied it in greater detail knows that, in fact, elements within the U.S. State Department and American foreign policy advisors like Owen Lattimore did indeed “push” China into the hands of the Communists in a variety of ways.

But I posted the quotes above just to give you some idea about how devious our so-called leaders are, and to place in proper context the remainder of this blog bit:
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Recently, a friend of mine, Anniee451 of the blog Purely Politics-Partisan?-Perhaps, posted a blog bit entitled “Economic Jeen-Asses”.

After reading what she had written, I left the following comment [with minor edits made here]:

Anniee you wrote:

We're back in the Carter years, and they're talking about going BACK into a recession from a RECOVERING economy with double-digit unemployment??? And we've got Bernanke, TheBenbernank, promising to raise inflation and printing tons of fiat money (because God forbid DEFLATION! Oh NOES!) and Krugman recommending an inflation rate of an eventual 28%... and extensions of those sweet sweet unemployment benefits of 2 years total (i.e. welfare, duh) and every day I hear from people who can't get a job making more than they are already making on unemployment (and it's unfortunately all too true)... and a recession rapidly turning into a DEPRESSION... and these geniuses are recommending more of the same because it just wasn't ENOUGH the first time. Never mind that if they'd get the hell OUT of Thebenbernank plan, the stimulus, and all this other nonsense, we might HAVE jobs to get if we're willing. The country is in the hands of utter, utter fools.

Anniee, my friend, this is a point I have attempted to express on my 'Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends' blog repeatedly over the years:

You and I are almost always largely in agreement, and TOTALLY in agreement when it comes to economics. So, I am not disagreeing with your viewpoint at all, but merely your assessment of the intelligence of these "utter, utter fools".

No, Anniee, they are NOT fools. I've said it over and over again: one does not occupy an important position in Washington D.C. by being a fool. I'm sorry, you can be a liar (Bush Sr.), you can be an evildoer (Carter), you can be an ass (all of them!), a crook (Nixon), a warmonger (“W”), a sex addict (Clinton), a drug dealer (Clinton), a traitor (all of them!), and a foreign-born Marxist (USAP). But what you CAN'T be is an "utter, utter, fool". Not in the White House, not in the State Department, not anywhere in a prominent place on Capitol Hill. They don't let fools into the D.C. Club; they are much too careful with the power they have consolidated for themselves to risk it all on a loose cannon or a fool.

Believe it or not, Anniee, those people understand the laws of economics every bit as well as we do. Although we would like to think that they are not as intelligent as we are - when we see the senseless, seemingly stupid things they do - the truth of the matter is, they are no less intelligent than you and I are.

Here's the key that unravels ALL OF THE MYSTERIES about the seeming stupidity on Capitol Hill: Their goal is to literally wreck this nation entirely - but particularly economically. However, they wish to accomplish this destruction without allowing it to appear that it was done by design [i.e., to let our economy fall – but not to let it look as though they pushed it.] If you believe that they are wrecking us via economic stupidity, you are believing EXACTLY what they want you to believe about them.

In the tome I have sent you - 'THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND: A Second Look At The Federal Reserve' by G. Edward Griffin - you will encounter these quotes:

TAXPAYERS PAY TO SEND THEIR JOBS OVERSEAS

"...This disdain for the American work force is partly because of corporate pursuit of maximum profit above all else and partly because decision makers consider themselves to be internationalists, with no special interest in America except as a cash cow to be milked as regularly and thoroughly as possible.

"As will be illustrated in the following chapters of this book, some of these people, acting through organizations such as the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations), are consciously pursuing policies designed to lower the economic stature of America so it can be more comfortably merged into global government. Taxing money from American workers to build up the economies of foreign countries has done much to advance that goal." ...

AMERICA IS THE TARGET


"It has become the prime directive to weaken the United States both militarily and economically. And this directive has come from AMERICAN leaders, not those of other countries. CFR members sitting in the White House, the State Department, the Defense Department, and the Treasury are now working to finalize that part of the plan. ...

"The American economy is being deliberately exhausted through foreign giveaways and domestic boondoggles. The object is not to help those in need or to preserve the environment, but to BRING THE SYSTEM DOWN."

Anniee, that may be hard to believe, but what "utterly, utterly foolish" action do they take that won't eventually result in that very thing? Are they REALLY so stupid as to continue doing the things that reasonable people like us can clearly see will - by the very laws of economics - wreck the nation?

Until sufficient enough Americans are awakened to the fact that both major American political parties are conspiring to bring the American system down, there is truly NO HOPE FOR AMERICA.

As for me, I hope that the book I have sent to you will have a devastating effect on your political world-view, to the point that you too eventually become convinced of the facts that many of those making many of the most important decisions that most impact us are not "utter fools", nor do they have the average working American's interest at heart.

Totalitarian Global Government is the goal, and the vast amount of decisions emanating from Washington D.C. are stepping stones to that very Endgame.

~ Stephen T. McCarthy

Link:

‘The Creature From Jekyll Island: A Second Look At The Federal Reserve’ by G. Edward Griffin. [Please read my review of this book by clicking on the above link. It’s one of the best reviews I ever wrote for one of the best books I have ever read.]

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

"CONNEDTRAILS" FOR THE AMERICONNED PEOPLE (Or, "GOODBYE BLUE SKY")

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"Look, Mummy, there's an aeroplane up in the sky..."

Did you see the frightened ones?
Did you hear the falling bombs?
Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter
When the promise of a Brave New World unfurled
Beneath a clear blue sky?
~ 'Goodbye Blue Sky' by Pink Floyd

Your dog is breathing it. Your cat is breathing it. Your kids are breathing it. YOU are breathing it.

What is it? Did you give anyone permission to spray you or your kids or your pets with it?

Of course, by now, every American who doesn't waste every second of their free time staring at the boob tube has noticed it. (Which means, unfortunately, that many Americans will have no idea what I'm yakking about here.)

My Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary definition of a "contrail" is as follows:

A visible condensation of water droplets or ice crystals from the atmosphere, occurring in the wake of an aircraft, rocket, or missile under certain conditions.

But what I'm referring to is NOT a contrail. The contrail of an aircraft usually has a very limited length and always dissipates into the atmosphere and disappears in two to five minutes.

No, what I am talking about - and what I have seen in the skies above Phoenix countless times over the last seven years or so - are long white lines that appear in the wake of aircraft, but which extend for as long as one is able to view the aircraft, and which does NOT dissipate and disappear over time.

In fact, the opposite is true. These white bands high in the sky, which at first glance look like ordinary contrails, actually remain in the sky, and if one watches them for 30 minutes to an hour, the viewer will notice that these compact white bands begin to spread out, remaining in the sky and forming a kind of thin white haze.

Often, more airplanes will appear, crisscrossing the sky until nearly all of the blue has been covered and the sky takes on a kind of milky-water appearance.

I have witnessed this time and time and time again over the last decade.

It's been speculated that we are being sprayed with chemicals, and thus some folks have nicknamed these contrail imposters "chemtrails".

Well, writer and filmmaker G. Edward Griffin of the Reality Zone website has now produced a new documentary exploring the disturbing questions about Chemtrails.
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"We've got people that are doing terrible things to us, and we had better wake up and fight back . . . now!"
~ Former Arizona State Senator, Karen Johnson

Pay special attention to what Dr. Lenny Thyme Ph.D. says between the two minute and two and a half minute mark of Part 3 of 7. He mentions the tendency of aluminum to create plaque in your arteries. [People, y’all better start doubling up on your soy lecithin intake. Seriously!]

And, of course, most of us have heard, at least in passing, the connections that have been alluded to between excessive aluminum in the human system and the contracting of Alzheimer's Disease. So, it seems that in addition to discarding all of our old aluminum cooking pots, we had all better stop breathing if we expect to go on living free of Alzheimer's Disease.

Here's a link to G. Edward Griffin's 'WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE THEY SPRAYING?' movie trailer.

The movie is available for viewing in 7 parts and free of charge at YouTube. Here's a link to Part 1 Of 7.

Listen to Dr. Lenny Thyme early in Part 3 Of 7.

The filmmakers go to Hawaii in Part 4 Of 7.
Wow! I have always desired not to go to Hawaii and now I have!

~ Stephen T. McCarthy

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

C.O.P.S. : Corrupt Officers "Protecting & Serving"

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[A Blog Bit Explaining Why I Generally Take A Dim View Of Police Officers.]
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Although it gets delivered to my workplace, not being a communist myself, I rarely read the free Phoenix New Times magazine.

The Phoenix New Times is essentially a Johnny-Two-Note rag, and if there was no Sheriff Joe Arpaio and if all illegal aliens were granted amnesty, the rag would have little reason to exist.

However, occasionally some New Times cover story will attract my attention and so I’ll pick up a copy and take a look. That’s what happened in June of 2009 when I saw the “Good Cop, Bad Cop” cover.

According to the story “Behind BadPhoenixCops.com: The Blogger Who Took On The Phoenix PD…” by Sarah Fenske [which you can read by clicking HERE], a Phoenix citizen named Jeff Pataky was wrongly and stupidly arrested by the Phoenix police department based on manufactured false evidence and bogus charges filed by his ex-wife. Later, when Pataky started a website and a blog to expose the corruption in the Phoenix P.D., his home was raided by the cops and his computer and some of his other belongings confiscated.

Making use of inside police sources, “Blogger Jeff” has since given Phoenix P.D. fits and his blog here at blogspot – BadPhoenixCops – is a site full of scoops and rancor, which I began “Following” shortly after reading that New Times article in the Summer of ’09. The blog bits and the comments attached to them are often filled with foul insults and schoolyard taunts, and it can get down and dirty between the “Anonymous” cops and the anti-police visitors who comment at the site.

No question about it, some very interesting pieces get posted at BadPhoenixCops, but one must be prepared for some of the nasty insults and dirty street humor found at the site. I myself have commented there a few times, but I prefer to stay out of the gutter.
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A November 12 article titled “Officer Chrisman's Partner - And His License Plate That Says SHOOT THEM ALL” drew more commentary from me than any previous blog bit at BadPhoenixCops (BPC). In short, the story pertains to an incident in which an off-duty officer was involved in a shooting and the questions raised by his personal license plate which says in code, “Shoot-M-All”. The entire article and the comments that it spawned can be read HERE.

In this case, I left the first comment at the site, in which I responded to something the Blogger had said in response to a sentence in a quoted article:

Author Alicia E. Barrón: “Police say the killing was justified because that suspect had a gun.”
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BPC: (Of course it was. Conveniently all shootings by cops are "justified" since the only ones investigating, are other cops..BPC)

Stephen T. McCarthy:
>>..."Of course it was. Conveniently all shootings by cops are "justified" since the only ones investigating, are other cops"..BPC
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You got that right!
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I have been saying for years that there ought to be a well-screened citizen panel in each community that has oversight when it comes to issues like police shootings and accusations of police brutality. Let the citizen panels conduct the investigations into these matters, after all, if the police departments are intended to "protect and serve" the community, then shouldn't representatives of the community be the persons who make the determination whether or not that is indeed what the police departments are doing?
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Why on earth would anyone want "family members" of the accused overseeing the investigation into charges of wrongdoing against one of their own? I think that only the most over-the-top and flagrant misdeeds are you ever likely to get a "guilty" judgment. And just as our political system takes the form of "representative government", so I believe that our community law enforcement system - particularly in cases of suspected wrongdoing by an officer - ought to include representative oversight.
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Frankly, I don't TRUST police officers to investigate their own and make judgments that are always right and fair to the community they supposedly serve. Well, to take it one step further, I just don't trust most police officers PERIOD!
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Three comments later, one of the many “Anonymous” (Anon) posters there - most of whom can usually be assumed to be police officers - wrote:

>>...If all cops are so terrible and corrupt why do rush to call them everytime you feel your safety is in jeapordy?
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To which I replied:

Having experienced first-hand the "Rodney King Riots" in Los Angeles, I got a fine look at what good the cops are to the citizenry when things get REALLY dicey or dangerous. Yeah, I saw how they just freakin' DISAPPEARED from the streets of Los Angeles and left those they supposedly "serve and protect" to fend for themselves.
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Oh, the boys 'n' girls in blue knew exactly where the major problems were occurring - even down to the very streets and intersections - because the news media was covering this huge story from helicopters, etc. There were lots of looters and lots of victims and lots of intended victims to be seen in the streets. What you saw very, very few of, however, were cops!
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Flash-forward a year and a half later, and there I am, pulled over by a cop - I assume due to my out-of-state Arizona license plate and something about it that aroused the cop's curiosity, although he didn't tell me WHY he had pulled me over.
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He left me parked and sitting there for at least 15 minutes while he watched the traffic go by, apparently hoping to see another AZ. license plate to make some sort of comparison.
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Finally, he gives my driver's license back, doesn't apologize for totally wasting my time, still doesn't tell me WHY he had pulled me over in the first place, and says very curtly before walking back to his police car, "If you're going to be here for more than a week, get a California driver's license and plate.
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Oh, yeah, he was A REAL TOUGH COP... NOW! But I'll bet dollars to donuts (Ha!) that a year and a half earlier, when the maroons were rioting in the streets, this same tough cop was hiding at the station with all his buddies on the force until the streets were safe again.
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I'm not going to paint ALL cops with this same brush, but I've known plenty of police officers on a personal basis and haven't liked most of them. And, yeah, I agree with Anon. Screw 'em! I'm armed and I'll take care of myself, thank you very much. I won't be calling the cops - they can "serve and protect" someone else.
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Five comments later, another Anon wrote:
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One thing the public needs to remember about police officers is that they are simply men and women doing a job that most of you would never want to or have the guts to do. They are human beings earning a living. First and foremost, they are people doing a JOB! They are brother, sister, mother, father, aunt, uncle, son, daughter, friend... I think that the public forgets that police officers are people doing tough jobs. I am not saying there aren't some stupid and obnoxious officers out there, but why paint a brush of all of them being bad? They aren't all bad people!

As far as the person going on about the officers in LA not being around during the riots, what would you have them do? Put out officers in a mob of 100's of people who were angry about cops? Which by the way, they took their anger out on each other by looting and rioting. Remember that these officers have families that THEY want to go home to. Do you really think putting two officers in the middle of hundreds of looting, rioting animals would have done anything to stop the rioting? Do you think possibly it would have made an already horrible situation worse? By that I mean, the animals rioting would have turned around and gone after the officers and killed them. So what purpose would that have served? Why so the department could have said, they were brave? Not worth it! Sometimes it's just not worth it.

The thing about some of you posters is you have forgotten that officers are people doing a job! I bet you wouldn't do that job. Would you have our country get rid of police departments? Do you think we could police ourselves? What happens on the roadways when police aren't around? We see a lot of speeding, red light running, etc. The fact is you get bad apples in every job and there is no way around that. Fortunately in most jobs we don't generalize about everyone because of the few morons!
November 19, 2010 3:28 PM
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I submitted an extensive response to that comment which, as of this moment, has not been posted at BadPhoenixCops. So I am pasting it here, on my own blog:

To: ANONYMOUS of November 19, 2010; 3:28 PM ~

It’s unfortunate that so many individuals here use the name “Anonymous” as it’s difficult to get a grasp on how many different persons are actually commenting here. It would be better if everyone would at least come up with a pseudonym and stick with it.

Anyway, I don’t know if you are responsible for any of the other “Anonymous” comments posted here, but you responded to my comment in a very civil and reasonable way. I appreciate that and will reply in kind. It is never my choice to stoop to the ad hominem level. I am capable of it, and more than a little effective at it, but I prefer to discuss serious matters in serious and logical ways. “Flame Wars” accomplish nothing and are always a waste of every particpant’s time.

So, thanks for keeping your remarks toward me mostly “adult-like”. I will treat you with the same sort of respect.

I agree with a fair portion of what you wrote. Yes, in many instances, cops can and should be viewed as just men and women doing their jobs. (Of course, there are some compelling reasons to believe that women ought to be employed in police departments solely in Special Assignment Units for the purpose of frisking and booking female suspects or dealing with female victims of crimes such as rape, etc. But that is well beyond the scope of this comment and beyond the time I’m willing to spend on the topic of police officers.)

Due to my background as a young man and the nature of the work I do as an adult, I have had greater dealings with police officers than has the average citizen, and I have over the course of my 50+ years gained some knowledge about the personality type and the mentality of a significant number of police department employees.

You wrote: “I think that the public forgets that police officers are people doing tough jobs. I am not saying there aren't some stupid and obnoxious officers out there, but why paint a brush of all of them being bad? … The fact is you get bad apples in every job and there is no way around that. Fortunately in most jobs we don't generalize about everyone because of the few morons!”

In the first place, I specifically wrote in my second comment above: “I'm not going to paint ALL cops with this same brush, but I've known plenty of police officers on a personal basis and haven't liked most of them.”

To that I will add that of all the police officers I have known in my life (and we’re talking about at least a dozen), there are only two that I can say I genuinely liked, whom I felt were not egotists, thrill-seekers, power-mad authoritarians, racists, or just general jackasses. Two out of twelve is not a good batting average!

Secondly, when it comes to police officers as a group, my experience has shown me that we are definitely talking about more than just a “few” morons or bad apples. I’m not even going to say that the majority of officers on most police forces are bad apples, but at the very least, I believe a very significant number of them are the sorts of persons I would not be interested in maintaining a friendship with.

I also happen to be an avid fan of American West history and have studied that subject from multiple angles. Even a person’s cursory study of Law Enforcement in the Old West will prove that there was always a fine line between the mind-set of the peace officers and the badmen they pursued, and often enough that line was virtually indistinguishable. While background checks in hiring police officers has certainly improved over the last century, I don’t believe that the standard police officer psychology has changed all that much. And I am convinced that most individuals who go into police work go into it not because of a passion for justice and righteousness, but because it’s a job that pays pretty well, has good benefits, has room for advancement, and provides opportunities for a thrill-seeker to get his or her kicks.

Remember, I’ve known plenty of police officers in a personal and casual way, and several quite well, and if you tell me that most cops don’t like the idea of high-speed pursuits and kicking doors in, we both know you’re not being honest with me.

One retired Phoenix law enforcement officer (whose name might be familiar to several of the “Anons” who regularly post comments on this blog), once told me that he thought I would have made a very good cop and asked me if I had ever considered that as a career. I told him that in fact I did briefly flirt with the idea as a teenager, but decided that I didn’t possess the hypocrisy necessary to be a cop. He just nodded knowingly. And this is one of the two aforementioned cops that I HAVE LIKED personally!

What hypocrisy? Well, for starters, lets talk about cops who, while off-duty, routinely disregard the traffic laws that they bust others for breaking while they’re on-duty. Let’s talk about Joe Cop being absolutely sh!t-faced three hours after a shift has ended and then leaving “The Big Dog Bar” and driving home as intoxicated, or more so, than the citizen whom Joe Cop arrested for drunken driving only some hours earlier!

It’s curious how many of the laws that get enforced during the day get broken by the enforcers in the night.

Also, there’s a very pronounced “Us Against Them” attitude that is prevalent on most if not all police forces. And by “Them” I don’t just mean the criminal element. Cops are very, very cliquish, some evidently believing that they are a higher sort of being than the everyday citizen they (presumably) “protect and serve”. For many of them, the outlook is “Us” (police officers) against “Them” (the civvies – including the law-abiding civilians). In fact, most cops have pet terms for the average citizen, some of the terms being somewhat demeaning.

You wrote: “As far as the person going on about the officers in LA not being around during the riots, what would you have them do? Put out officers in a mob of 100's of people who were angry about cops? … Remember that these officers have families that THEY want to go home to. … Do you think possibly it would have made an already horrible situation worse? By that I mean, the animals rioting would have turned around and gone after the officers and killed them. So what purpose would that have served? Why so the department could have said, they were brave? Not worth it!”

I essentially agree with you. I don’t believe that the cops could have quelled the majority of the rioting, but they failed to show up even where there were small pockets of rioters, where the police could have actually had a positive impact. I was living there, so I know what I’m talking about.

But even for that I’ll give them a pass. But here’s what pisses me off: If the cops are going to abandon those they claim to protect and serve, then they need to drop the whole friggin’ “tough guy” and “tough chick” routine. Give it a damn rest! We have SEEN that you won’t be there when the going gets really tough, so cut the crap and the macho persona that goes with it! Shave the mustache! (Yeah, that goes for you Chicks-In-Blue, too! Shave ‘em!)

And let’s not too hastily forget that the reason the idiot “civvies” were rioting in the streets of Los Angeles in the first place is because the police department (as happens far too often) wasn’t just satisfied with arresting Rodney King and bringing him before the judicial system. No! The police wanted to play cop, judge, jury and executioner all in one. (They’re only being paid to play ONE of those parts!)

Although the rioting was illogical, it was a direct result of cops acting like the thug they were arresting! So, the bottom line is: the cops ran and hid and abandoned the innocent citizenry they’re sworn to “protect and serve” when the rioting - which the cops were largely though indirectly responsible for - began.

The truth of the matter is (as shown every two weeks in the “Exercising The Right” Second Amendment feature of The New American magazine) that when citizens most need a cop, chances are a cop will arrive too late. (Or as the saying goes: “When every second counts, the police are only minutes away.”) The people had better take advantage of their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms and learn to protect themselves, because more times than not, a police officer will be on the scene after the fact and merely to write a report.

I will not forget the time I was driving in the number one lane of a two-lane road in L.A. when a motorcycle cop suddenly swerved into my lane without looking, nearly hitting the front passenger side fender of my truck. And then, after freaking out over the near accident he would have been responsible for, he pulled me over and cited ME for reckless driving.

Nor will I forget the time, maybe a little over a year ago, when about 100+ motorcycle gang members conducting a funeral procession for one of their dead buddies, commandeered a couple of the avenues here in Phoenix. These were major thoroughfares that are ordinarily cop-infested. Funny thing though – I drove for over a mile and never saw a police car in sight while that motorcycle gang had completely taken over the number 2 lane of the avenue.

I feel certain that any number of persons must have placed cell phone calls to the police informing them of the avenue takeover. But I sure didn’t see any cops responding to the situation. It was sort of like the Rodney King riots all over again, only this time in Phoenix. And once again we see that when things get REAL dicey, the cops go missing.

You began your comment with this:
“One thing the public needs to remember about police officers is that they are simply men and women doing a job that most of you would never want to or have the guts to do.”

That appeared to be a general remark, not directed specifically at me, but it is evidence of that aforementioned “Us Against Them, Tough-Guy Persona” that I told you I dislike so much and find so inappropriate.

Not to make myself out to be a Mr. Tough-Guy too, but just to respond to your opening remark, I will let you know that although the motorcycle gang was occupying only the #2 lane of the avenue and riding slowly, every automobile driver on that street was afraid to drive in the #1 lane alongside that motorcycle gang. Every single driver except one that is: Yours Truly.

I figured that as a taxpayer I had every right to occupy the empty lane on that road, and so I drove in the #1 lane, right past the motorcyclists. But I drove slowly in case one of them should suddenly decide to change lanes right on top of me, like that motorcycle cop had done to me years earlier (and cited me for).

When we got to a major intersection, one of the motorcyclists parked his bike in the middle of the road, and began directing traffic. To hell with what the traffic signal said, he stopped all traffic so the 100 or more motorcyclists could negotiate a right turn together without being delayed by the stop light and separated by other motorists.

No cops directing traffic, just a dirty motorcycle dude, who flipped me off as I ignored his hand signal to “stop” and drove right on by him.

As to whether or not I have “the guts” to be a cop, I’ll let you decide. But what I do know is that I had the guts to be in the presence of that motorcycle gang, completely unarmed, and to ignore them when they attempted to commandeer the streets and illegally direct me in traffic. The armed cops you seem to think are so “gutsy”, I didn’t see anywhere.

The Phoenix Cops: They are who we thought they were!

Yeah, I suspect I have “the guts” to be a cop. It’s the hypocrisy necessary to fit in with the Clique-In-Blue that I lack.

In the mid-1970s when I was 14 and 15, I belonged to a Police Explorer Program in another state. It’s a branch of the Boy Scouts but related to law enforcement work. Many police departments sponsor Police Explorer posts, with police officers volunteering to serve as advisors to the teenaged groups. That’s where I first became acquainted with police work and got to know a number of cops on a personal basis. It’s also where I first started my underage alcohol consumption and viewed hardcore pornographic movies. Yeah, our police officer advisors provided the beer and the porno movies on our many “camp-outs”.

Now, I will admit that I wasn’t objecting to these things at that time. But nevertheless, let those who think that all of the persons who get into police work do so because they have a high regard for our laws and societal mores and want to see law-breakers brought to justice, let them think about this some. I do not believe that my experiences in the Police Explorer Program were unique. So much for the righteousness of “law-loving” cops.

You wrote:
“Would you have our country get rid of police departments? Do you think we could police ourselves? What happens on the roadways when police aren't around? We see a lot of speeding, red light running, etc.”

I consider police departments to be a necessary evil. But I also believe there are probably better ways to organize police work. There’s no point in my expounding on this as things aren’t going to change no matter how well thought-out my views might be. I have never said that all police departments ought to be disbanded (it’s a nice little fantasy though).
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Truth be told, police departments are more about generating revenue for cities, counties and states, than they are about crime prevention. To be honest, speeding and red light running don’t much bother me unless those things are responsible for causing a very specific accident or problem. Although I myself don’t run red lights, if it’s 11 PM (or even 11 AM for that matter) and there’s no traffic that would be adversely affected by it, I would have no problem with a person driving through a red light.

If I’m on some road and someone blows past me exceeding the speed limit, so what?! Unless that person drives faster than he or she can safely operate their car and causes an accident, as far as I’m concerned, no “authentic” crime has actually been committed. Let’s be forthright with each other, unless damage or inconvenience to another results from an action, what we’re really talking about here is sneaky methods of further “taxing” the citizen to pay for some overly inflated bureaucratic budget.

Frankly, one of the problems I have with the police is their excessive regard for the letter of the law while not sufficiently appreciating the spirit of the law which the letter of the law was created to merely support.

If you’re at all interested in getting a better overall impression of how I view law enforcement, read
“FINALLY FOUND! A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER I RESPECT” .

In the above article, Sheriff Richard Mack is quoted as saying:
“I was… a by-the-numbers jerk.… We had to write tickets and lots of them. ... Is law enforcement really about public service, or public harassment?”

In another place in the above article it states:

[Sheriff Richard Mack’s] soul searching, combined with years of research, led him to the following conclusion: “I am now totally convinced that the ‘Drug War’ is a farce. It provides no benefit to the public and actually makes the drug problem worse.” This personal epiphany didn’t just stop at the issue of drug prohibition but also extended to the entire method of using law enforcement as a revenue-raising tool for government. “I got fed up with the numbers game in law enforcement and with the idea that we, the police, were here to force people to wear their seat belts and to have their papers [license, registration, insurance, inspection, etc.] in order before they could freely go about their lives.”

Anonymous, in closing I will tell you that I am a basically law-abiding citizen. The only things I am guilty of are, consistently driving about 7 miles an hour over the speed limits, and I rarely wear my automobile seat belt.

But when law-abiding citizens such as myself (and many, many others just like me) generally dislike police officers, it’s well past time that cops took a good, hard, honest, introspective look at themselves and asked why they have such a public relations image problem with so many of the law-abiding citizens they have sworn to protect and serve.

If more law enforcement officers would reevaluate what they are doing and why they are doing it, and then adjusted their actions and their views of proper law enforcement to be more in line with that of former Sheriff Richard Mack, I am certain that my own views and judgments about cops would also change for the better accordingly.

~ D-FensDogg
‘Loyal American Underground’


And that, my two readers, gives you a good idea why anti-police remarks occasionally pop up on this blog as well as my other blog, ‘Stuffs’.
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LINKS:

The Rodney King Beating
[Had this not been videotaped, the Thugs-With-Stinking-Badges would have gotten away with it. And some still did.]

John McKenna And His Friendly Neighborhood Cops
[Had this not been videotaped, the Thugs-With-Stinking-Badges would have gotten away with it.]

Critical Mass Bicyclist Assaulted By Cop
[Had this not been videotaped, the Thug-With-A-Stinking-Badge would have gotten away with it.]

Cop Assaults New Jersey Man For Standing On A Street Corner
[Had this not been videotaped, the Thug-With-A-Stinking-Badge would have gotten away with it. Actually, for all I know, he may have.]

Racist Cop Kicks Innocent Man In The Head. Officeress Joins In.
[And it goes on and on and on…]

Now ask yourself, how much of this crap do you suppose goes on that never gets caught on videotape?

YE OLDE COMMENT POLICY: All comments, pro and con, are welcome. However, ad hominem attacks and disrespectful epithets will not be tolerated (read: "posted"). After all, this isn’t Amazon.com, so I don’t have to put up with that kind of bovine excrement.
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