Thursday, May 03, 2007

What do we do now? (part 3)

So here we are.

Our President has the power to declare martial law.
Our President has the power to declare anyone an enemy combatant and hold them indefintely without charges.
Our President has the power to send national guard troops from one state to another to enforce martial decrees.
Our President has the power to ignore laws he doesn't like.
Our President has the power to spy on anyone, at any time, for any reason.
Our President has the power to do anything he wants, and no one in the government is inclined to stop him.

He has the power, because we gave it to him.

But they who give can take away.

Arm yourselves now. Stockpile food, ammo, gasoline, and don't forget a can opener and a spare tire.

Then we wait. Our time will come. We have overshot our carrying capacity, and a correction is coming. Peak oil, global warming, pandemic disease, and the collapse of the dollar are all coming, and it seems they are all coming at the same time.

We're heading into the era that will be called, when the dark age is over, "The Big Crash."

Our job is to make sure that some shred of civilization survives. That our great grandchildren, when they've put out the fires and started over from the ashes, can pick up the pieces and learn from them.

We must make it clear to history that this was not divine punishment, this was our failure. We screwed up, and now we will live with the consequences.

The ignorance peddling religionists must not be allowed to frame this in their temples as a supernatural event, to use the crash as a way to drive up attendence numbers so that priests, rabbis, and imams can live comfortably without working. We must make it clear that the failure was in our inability to shed our childish superstitions and our beloved security blankets. We were offered a challenge, and instead of rising to it we fight each other like children in a sandbox.

What do we do now? We get ready to survive, to teach our children, so that they can rebuild. So that the world will be a better place when we leave than when we arrived.

Remember who threw the first punch

So, the police, empowered under law that derives its authority from the constitution, feel entitled to do this.

As we've discussed before, when police step outside the bounds of the constitution, they are no longer law enforcement officers, no longer entitled to the respect or protections that that office holds.

These were not police. These were thugs doing as they pleased.

When the constitution is swept aside, when the rule of law is abandoned, there is only one rule left.

The rule of lead.

They long for it. They believe themselves invincible. They attack unarmed, unarmored people with weapons while wearing armor and think that makes them powerful. All they do is show their weakness.

The thugs have thrown the first punch, all across America. Just as in Iraq, where attacking innocent civilians is creating terrorists, freedom fighters are born with every swing of a billy club, with every rubber bullet they fire. Every lungful of tear gas is a nail in the coffin of this fledgeling fascist police state.

Evil always sows the seeds of its own undoing.

Even if they came for me now. Even if the five of you who read this never see another word of mine again, they can't stop us. They can only stop themselves.

And they won't.

We've already won the war, but there are battles still to fight.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


This country is drowning in stupid.

I'm starting to wonder if there is anything really worth saving left.

Why build something new when people are just going to shit all over it with their ignorance?