“You only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power – he’s free again.”
– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
All the conditions for civil war in the United States are coming to a boil. Many revisionist observers of the American Cold War period are discovering that it was simply a continuation of the war on the world the US has been waging since 1893 after the bloody conclusion of the genocidal campaigns against American aboriginals in the nineteenth century and the brief interregnum to consolidate the Federal monopoly stranglehold from 1861-65 when Lincoln nobly swam in oceans of blood to prevent the country from abandoning slavery. The Grand Old Politburo did not free the black man so much as switch out the manacles so he could join his white Helots on the national plantation.
The recipe for upheaval is peppering the country.
A large part of the population has, through voting, made it crystal clear that an entitlement culture is not only desired but imperative to providing for all aspects of living. Hence, democracy in America has become a circus and a spoils system in which the candidates compete to see who can advance Mencken’s characterization of all voting as an “advance auction on stolen goods”.
The post WWII warfare-welfare state has metastasized at the Federal level and unmasked itself since 9/11 to be an unbridled and unapologetic gangster state that takes whatever it wants. It demands total transparency of the taxed citizenry while playing the national security state card to shroud itself in deceit and misdirection at every turn.
The behavior of cops in the last generation has been the primary marker of the shift in attitude of the state in its relationship with its charges in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Not only has militarization been the harbinger of the worst behavior of police in history in the country but the evil triumvirate of police unions, qualified immunity and the de facto Federalization of all 19,000 police departments polluting the American landscape is quickly bringing the entire sorry enterprise to a head and a boil.