originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Another sad product from the war on drugs.
What amazes me is how absolutely cruel and vulgar the cops are when handing the citizens - regardless of their guilt or connection to any crime.
Broken wrist, sexual assault, PTSD children - and being cussed at the entire time. Absolutely no respect given to people. It's a terrible self-image
problem with the SWAT teams who think they're Marines in Fallujah instead of a rinky-dink militarized police unit from small town Nebraska.
Dress them up like G.I. Joes and just watch them go kick Cobra's ass.
Taking out their aggressions on citizens must be stopped.
In cases like this the entire town needs to surround the police department and bring them to heel in no uncertain terms.
You have stated the facts and have provided the solution in very few words.
Dress them as civil servants. They are civilians hired to work with civilians - if you dress them as military, they are going to act as they are
military. All rights, civil decorum and critical thinking goes out the window, when the military, badass, TV cop, SWAT team, mentality takes over.
Holding the entire legal system responsible for these failures and assaults on the public is critical. We have to start being proactive in holding
our governments, local, State and Federal accountable for their failures in service to the people.
It is not good enough to do what we are doing right now. We need to abandon the internet and take our voices to their front door. We should not allow
the internet to absorb our outrage and put a bandaid on our conscious. Sure you can post a brilliant rant, and it may even make you feel as if you
have done your part in speaking out against the destruction of our country, and the injustices of the system, when we all know that it is an illusion.
We have the power to correct and change the way we as Americans have been minimized and corralled. If we are vested in the future of this country, we
are going to have to disconnect from the Matrix, their most powerful controlling weapon, that imprisons us by addiction and deception.
Think you aren't addicted? Take the 21 day challenge. Walk away from the computer for 21 days. Calm down, I hear the excuses flying a mile a minute.
The only allowable computer time is at work, if you "have" to use it at work, and only for work related use. No ATS for 21 days. No online shopping.
No YouTube. No Facebook. No internet connection unless it is life or death. No loopholes, that cell phone and tablet are internet connections. I bet
over half of you would not be able to make it. The computer and the internet has become our "sugar tit". It has become our friend, our lover, our
family, our enemy, our pet, our Savior, our Hero, our magic mirror, our world.
What would you do with all that time? Perhaps take an honest look at the world around you. Perhaps actually see and listen to the people that you say
you love. Perhaps spend some of that time helping a friend, a neighbor, or giving some of that time to a worthy cause in your community. Don't know
how? The library has listings of community help projects. Call your local United Way, they always have something fun to do. I have done gleamings,
sold beer at concerts, helped children put on plays, helped with carnival attractions at awareness events like, adoption, autism, etc. We can't fix
our world until we return to living in it.
Change is not going to happen if you are not the one making the changes. It is going to take all of us to do our part, and if you don't have any flesh
in the game, then you are just a bystander or an obstacle. Either way you are part of the problem you say needs to be fixed. All it takes is
connecting with your actual world with the same amount of time, dedication, and commitment you give to your illusionary virtual world. There are a
multitude of benefits to making the swap. Benefits you can see, touch, smell and taste.