- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Tag Archives: police state
(SOURCE: Allison Kilkenney, The Nation)A funny thing happens when one uses the term “police state” to describe behavior by authorities in response to the Occupy protests. Very Serious Company turns pale and insists that the United States is not turning into a police state—at least not yet. America isn’t North Korea or East Germany or Russia, for goodness sake, Very Serious Company continues. Police don’t physically snatch journalists off the streets and murder them in back alleys, so no one … Continue reading
That’s right, in a growing number of states it is a class one felony, comparable to rape or murder, to record audio or video of a police officer without permission. Yet, as this report shows, if a cop shoots a citizen, he or she might get two years behind bars (and you can bet they won’t be in the general prison population. In another case, also from the video below, a cop was recorded by a man charged with illegally … Continue reading
The following video shows police abusing students and trampling the First Amendment to the US Constitution at UC Davis recently. My 10 year-old son saw the first thirty seconds of this video and was duly outraged, declaring that “someone should arrest those police, those people weren’t doing anything.” You cannot win, we are legion, we are right, and we will never stop fighting you and your fascist masters. Perhaps even more disturbing than the images in this video are some … Continue reading
I ran across this story at HateWatch, the blog of the Southern Poverty Law Center. There’s so much dick stomping asshole-ishness going on here, I hardly know where to begin, so let’s just get to it. During the 1990s, as many recall, the “black helicopter” became a symbol of the antigovernment “Patriot ” movement’s unshakeable paranoia and cartoonish insistence that the choppers would soon be coming after those freedom-loving dissidents who knew the truth about the New World Order. Well, the … Continue reading