- json version
- email this article
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
Sunday, Jun. 01, 2014 at 11:48 AM
Americans are mean
On May 29, 2014 in Atlanta, GA in the U.S.A., police raided a home and tossed a flash bang grenade into the play pen with a sleeping 19 month old child in it. The child still struggles for his life. There are the usual howls of police brutality and the usual official declarations justifying the deeds done by the police. These are all entirely moot. Because the point is, the whole War on Drugs with its insane brutality and overflowing prisons and bloody casualties has done nothing whatsoever to solve the problem of addiction in America. And that was supposed to be the point. If you have problems with addiction and drug abuse in your family, all the blood and the bullets and the dead cops and babies are of no help to you whatsoever. And they are certainly of no help to the dead cops and babies and their grieving families.
When any new problem arises the first and foremost response of Americans is pass a law, crack down, lock 'em up and throw away the key, BOMB them. A ferocious punitive strike is the primary solution to any problem. Americans are just plain mean.
Yes I said Americans are mean. All those sermons at the rest of the world, preaching human rights, boasting about American Exceptionalism … those are absurd. Always the public leaders who give those sermons take the liberty of comparing the very best of American culture and society to the very worst of somebody elses. America too has problems with crime, violence, rebellion and corruption and when we compare how America deals with those elements, America doesn't look so superior at all.
I hope the dead and the desperate are able to speak to the world. And I hope the world will then speak to America. There has to be a better way.
Report this post as:
In LA, San Diego, Sacramento and 147 Other Cities, McD And Other Fast Food Workers Picket
Did LA pro-Israel group conceal right-wing identity from Hollywood celebs and media?
Stop Circus Animal Suffering – Protestors Urge Audiences to Shun the Wild Animal Circus
Anti-blackracism in the U.S.
New Zine on Activist Collective Living
LA Fields Two Marches Against Police Executions Photoset 2 of 2
LA Fields Two Marches Against Police Executions Photoset 1of 2
Running Down the Walls 2014
Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery Extends Exclusive Engagement
Los Angeles Declares “Hands Up!” in Peaceful Protest of LAPD Murder of Ezell Ford
Ezell Ford and Ferguson Solidarity
Family and Supporters of #Justice4Fords Protest LAPD Execution of Ezell Ford in South L.A.
Southern California Swarms to Save the Bees in Solidarity with Honey Bee Day Around the Gl
More Local News...
From Scarcity to Glut?
Chinese Spring? Hong Kong rebels
ILWU denounces Oakland Block the boat action
Obama's Phony War on Islamic State Militants
Making Sense of the CETA, 128 pp
Obama Targets Free Expression
8 Reasons Why Congress Should Vote No on Training and Funding Syrian Rebels
America: Humanity's Greatest Threat
Philippines: Dismantling the Marcoses' "Empire of Memory"
MSM Support Brazen Lawlessness
Irresponsible New York Times Presstitution
Israel: Guilty of Genocidal High Crimes
Bombs Away: Official US Policy
Paraphysique de la déontologie
Britain: Washington's Convenient Pawn
American parents stand up for Tammy and Jonah Rief
Argentina Faces US Contempt Hearing
ISIS is a CIA Inspired 'Frankenstein' Monster Designed to Villify Islam
Obama Wants Regime Change in Russia
Asian Socialism Conference in the Philippines
Wheat Gluten May Cause Symptoms of Depression and Paranoia
Reactiions to Obama's UN Address
Vice News reporting from besieged Kobane in north Syria
Why a Global Wealth Tax Reduces Inequality
Obama's Demagogic UN Address
Guardians of the Galaxy, Comics, Movies and a new Cosmology
Spiritualists, Science and Subjective and Objective Realities
More Breaking News...