I didn’t watch the State of the Onion last night, because I don’t watch TV. I could’ve listened to it on the radio, but I was already in bed by then. Call me an old fuddy-duddy stick-in-the-mud, whatever. Why would I want to hear that crap anyway? To hear those criminals cheer each other and cheer Obomber makes me want to toss my cookies. Oh, well.
So there has been this story of the ex-L.A. cop who allegedly murdered several people including another cop. I have linked to several articles noting the frenzy of the fraidy cats of the various California police agencies. Yes, they are always looking out for themselves, that’s for sure. And a lot of what we’ve been hearing now seems less and less believable, especially now that we are hearing of the media helping the police to cover up their actions, actions which apparently have been to take a vengeful street justice approach in reaction to a “cop killer.”
But these neanderthals are merely taking after their beloved President who opposes due process as well, and believes that government agents such as he, and the police or military, should have the legal authority to murder innocent people who are accused of crimes whether or not the accusations have been proven with evidence presented against the accused.
But the State is in its dying days now, at least here in Amerika. The State is taking itself down in its agents’ rush to gratify their selfish desires at the expense of others, not just in terms of material wealth but in terms of power exercised over their unwitting, weaker or disarmed victims.
Jeffrey Tucker has this article on The Four Signs of a Collapsing State. Among other things, Tucker writes:
Thirty years ago, the police were not militarized, the courts were not clogged to the point of being useless, the jails were not full to capacity, and there was a sense that the system was flawed but essentially workable. That is no longer true.
After 9-11, the state overreached and militarized the entire security system in this country, thereby exposing its essential nature. More and more people are catching on to the reality that the security system is not there to protect us but rather to protect the state itself from us.
As I have mentioned just recently.
While the book Tucker refers to is Hans-Hermann Hoppe’s A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism, I think that THE book to read on how democracies are destined to fail and crash is Hoppe’s Democracy: The God That Failed.