Image Control

Posted in Politics, Society on September 15th, 2014

I can understand the Liberals’ and Progressives’ panic over “Militarized Police.” As these Leftists have always been against the police and are equally always more attached to image than substance, their doomsaying and strident complaints about law enforcement being well-equipped to handle rioting, looting, gangs, and other serious threat is consistent with the Liberals’ and Progressives’ normal behavior.

Some so-called Militarized Police
So-Called Militarized Police

What I have a harder time understanding is that Americans seems to be exhibiting the same reactions to well-armed and well-armored police units as the Liberals and Progressives are. This strikes me as odd because, much like the Liberals’ and Progressives’ gun control agenda, this is issue all about image control and nothing about substance. Normally Americans are better than that.

“Assault Weapon” and “Militarized Police” Are the Same Fiction

The terms “Assault Weapon” and “Militarized Police” are the same sort of fiction and manufactured concern. In both cases it is a phobia based upon something looking scary or dangerous without regard to whether it is more so or less than other exemplars of its kind. Also, both fears are predicated upon the delusion that having certain equipment causes one to behave in certain manners.

I really thought that Americans were better than that.

That was Then, This is Now

The simple truth of the matter, despite all the hype created and promulgated to the contrary, is that local and state law enforcement departments are less heavily armed than they were in past decades and that there are far, far, far fewer casualties during riots and (un)civil protests than there were in days gone by.

The “Non-Militarized Police” Of The Past

Sure, modern police tactical and riot response units look “scary” but their actual armaments are far less “militarized” than their predecessors’ were. From the 1920s through the early 1970s it was common for local and state law enforcement departments to have at their disposal Thompson submachine guns.

So, in America’s past our police forces were armed with fully automatic weapons, whereas now they armed with semi-automatic weapons. What they have now that they didn’t have in the past are: tactically practical uniforms, top flight body armor, and trained, specialized units to respond to more intense levels of threat. That is what “militarization” actually is – increasing the survivability of police officers in more intense and dangerous threat situations.

This may be a large part why there are far fewer fatalities resulting from riots, (un)civil protests, and any of the variations of gang-related police operations now than there were in the past.

As I said, I can understand the Liberals’ and Progressives’ panic over “Militarized Police” but I cannot understand why that same sentiment is so prevalent among Americans.

Related Reading:

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces
Reconstructing Ancient Linen Body Armor: Unraveling the Linothorax Mystery
The Riots
Law For Dummies
Society: The Basics (12th Edition)

Hitler vs. Bush

Posted in Politics, Society on September 11th, 2014

Education in America’s lamentable public school system has gone a long way over the last six decades. Sadly, it’s gone a long way away from America and basic, right-thinking morality. Most certainly it is now little more than poorly, if at all, disguised anti-American, Liberal indoctrination of our children.

hitler-v-bush

Use a Venn Diagram to Compare Adolph Hitler and President Bush Jr.
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A current and most egregious case in point is that McKinley Middle School in Washington D.C.’s Northeast curriculum includes some “interesting” homework assignments, especially in what they purport to be their English department.

Directions: Now that we have read about two men of power who abused their power in various ways, we will compare and contrast them and their actions. Please refer to your texts, ‘Fighting Hitler — A Holocaust Story’ and ‘Bush: Iraq War Justified Despite No WMD’ to compare and contrast former President George W. Bush and Hitler. We will use this in class tomorrow for an activity!

Bear in mind that this was a 6th grade English class’ homework assignment. It was neither a class filled with more mature students nor was it a class on Social Studies. Yet the class’ teacher, who McKinley Middle School and the school district refuse to identify, felt that was both needful and appropriate to have the class compare and contrast President George W. Bush with Hitler, all the while tacitly and implicitly comparing the Iraq War with The Holocaust.

Yeah, education in America’s lamentable public school system has gone a long way over the last six decades. :-(

Related Reading:

Justice League of America Vol. 2: Survivors of Evil (The New 52) (Jla (Justice League of America))
Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
The Iran-Iraq War: A Military and Strategic History
Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House
Marco Impossible

Do You See The Problem?

Posted in Politics, Religion, Society on September 11th, 2014

Muslim Insanity Problem
Do You See The Problem?

Despite the foolish apologetics of the Dhimmi Liberals and Progressives who side with Muslims against the Civilized World for two equally vile reasons, this is the truth. What is considered violently, dangerously, and criminally insane in the Civilized World is consider normal, right, and proper in the Muslim World.

Why Liberals and Progressives Side with Islam

  1. Muslims aren’t considered White and Liberals and Progressives believe that “Not White Must Be Right;”
  2. Muslims are considered to be Eastern and Liberals and Progressives adhere to the paradigm of “The Rest Against The West.”

Having seen the problem, we of the Civilized World must work towards a solution. Two pathways for solving the Muslim problem exist, which can be enacted in parallel. We can quarantine them so as to limit the damage they can cause to Mankind, and/or we can work against the more evil and dangerous Muslims while encouraging and fostering the good ones.

These same tactics should, out of necessity, also be used against Islam’s Liberal and Progressive enablers and supporters within the Civilized World.

Related Reading:

Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change
The Story of Mohammed Islam Unveiled
Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels Who Created Progressive Politics
Society: The Basics (12th Edition)
Terrorism and Homeland Security