25-Oct-2011: Oakland police seriously wound Scott Olsen, a Marine who had survived 2 tours in Iraq defending the interests of those who shot him while he was exercising his constitutional right. The headshot was most likely intentional.
25-Oct-2011: Mayor of Oakland thanks the police for their great work: “We want to thank the police […] who worked over the last week to peacefully close the encampment.”
27-Oct-2011: In contrast, fellow veterans and civilians want Oakland police to be held accountable. The Justice Department has the power and responsibility to investigate state and local police violations of Americans’ constitutional rights. But they won’t use this power.
What does this tell me? Above all else, that the police are the State. They are the very force that the #OccupyWallStreet people want to right all wrongs in the world and to gently hum everyone’s nightly lullaby. How anyone can be so naive by the end of 2011 is beyond me. Here’s the train of thought:
It is exactly now, when food inflation is knocking on the door of all the people whose unemployment benefits are running out, that the rulers need all protection they can get. It is exactly today that they have no, zero incentive to investigate or in any other way to disappoint their guard dogs.
Letting the police get away with it will send the following signal to the lowest scum of the Earth:
Join us, and we‘ll pay you to get your most psychopathic perversions satisfied.
And it will only go downhill. Perverts and psychopaths will pour in to commit more and more atrocities against taxpayers—with immunity (see #1).
Sure, Oakland police chief can get one or two officers fined or suspended with pay. If the mob accepts this sacrifice and cools down, the circus will keep running for a while, as this will mean that an average Joe is still fast asleep, unable to understand the list above, and eager to vote for any set of porcelain teeth that says “I care about you”.
If the sacrifice does not work, the critical mass of awakened individuals is at hand. And so are interesting times.