It's been on YouTube for some time now, but I only found it today, and hadn't heard about it at all beforehand. Shows you how soon something like this is swept under the rug. Like that incident with the pipe bomb at the Palo Verde nuke plant on the 2nd. News media had that mostly hushed up in just 3 days. "Nothing to see here folks, move along".
The thing that I notice more than anything else is how many of the people blogging about the guy being hit with a taser seemed to understand that although he was being obnoxious, his behavior didn't warrant the police control of the situation being ratcheted up to that level. He certainly wasn't doing a Rodney King, and he was already down with 6 officers on him.
The next thing I notice - among all the comments - was that many people seemed to want to point out how nobody did anything to stop it - but didn't. I get the sense that people want to say "the audience should'a done something" - but they know that most crowds won't do anything about that kind of situation and they wouldn't, either - even if it's so obvious the guy wasn't a threat any more. So they don't even come right out and say it on the blog, where they're nice and safe just typing away on a computer in their own home!
Are we that scared of the goon squads, the knock on the door (followed immediately by the crashing in of same) at 4 a.m. that we won't even say what should be said?
My best friend Jules just died back in April at the age of 72. He was born in Hungary under the Communist regime there, which was apparently a little bit worse than even in Mother Russia. He told me horror stories about what happened during the 'revolution' which lasted only about two weeks in late October 1956, because Russia sent in their own troops to quell the students' uprising.
Even before it got so bad the students could no longer keep quiet about it, there were a lot of pretty ugly incidents, most of which were of the people being snatched off the streets kind, with many ending up in a big interrogation building for weeks or months. The ones who were never heard from again were more likely the ones who wound up being thrown through a door at the end of a hallway down a chute leading to a very large "chipper". The ones who were eventually released all told the same story about the sound of that big machine winding up, then the screams and then abrupt dead silence with only the slowly fading drone of the machine for a minute or so after being turned off. Kinda put a damper on people speaking their mind, or people remaining silent about their neighbors when they did.
A week or so after Jules escaped across the Austrian border, the Russians blew up the bridge at Andau, the one made famous by James Michener in his book of the same name about the Hungarian Revolution. That was to keep any more students, or anybody else, from getting out of their totalitarian dictatorship. From that point on, Jules lived in almost perpetual fear of being discovered and sent back there, mostly because of what he had heard happened to people he knew, or knew of.
I have only recently found out, on the web, that in fact up into the late 80's (before the breakup of the Soviet Union) there were some people who were loyal to the old regime who would kidnap those who had fled during the 1956 uprising, dragging them back to Hungary to face God knows what. Jules may or may not have known this - I discovered it after he had passed - but to the day he died, his biggest fear was of being in pain, specifically the kind endured by tortured prisoners, even in the smallest degree. He sometimes begged me not to tell him politically sensitive things I'd discovered, in fear that if he were ever in the position of being interrogated, he wouldn't last very long and would be forced to tell anything they wanted to hear, including about me and what I knew.
That's how much fear they'd instilled in him from the time he could speak and understand words. And that's what I'm beginning to see in Americans.
That the government has now made it clear as glass that they consider torture a part of their military (and paramilitary and police) arsenal is probably something most people our age thought we'd never see. I could go on about how our fathers fought in a war to prevent that kind of thing from ever happening again, but we both know that these monkeys have been doing that very thing ever since we could pick up rocks to throw at each other. There's just something about making that slightly weaker simian squirm a little before dispatching him.
It's not going to end soon, and probably won't for another few hundred years - if ever. I suppose that in some far distant millennia we'll outgrow our current nature and no longer see any good in, or even derive any satisfaction from, making another person suffer - in even a small degree, if for no other reason than to just get back at someone for some slight wrong. But that's a long way off.
And this government is making damn sure we know just what's in store for us if we who are not among the 'chosen' so much as dare to cross the line of that ever-tightening PC circle. This latest bill to pass, H.R. 1955, is just one more tool for them to use against us. No thought will be given to applying it to themselves, heavens no! It will only apply to those who might just have something to say even slightly critical of some official - as was so obvious in the video.
He dared to ask Kerry a potentially embarrassing question! Persecute him! Make an example of him!!
Of course he may wind up being offered a very handsome settlement, just to make the whole thing go away. And if any of the cops are Aryan, they'll be punished accordingly, but it shows the tenor of this police state, the kind of people police departments are hiring, and the training they've had in handling a situation in the most expedient manner possible. Don't try to reason with the guy, or calm him down. Just zap him.
It won't be long before the "furtive move" will be universally applied to all cop shootings (i.e. curbside justice: court, sentencing and immediate execution), not just those involving obvious criminals who decided to try and outrun officers on foot. After all, a drastic reduction of the population is what the UN boys want, isn't it? Well, just make it a capital crime to talk back to, or even just show any small amount of disrespect for, an officer.
"Well, you see, Captain, he aksed me [you can tell I'm talking about a monkoid cop, can't you] a question I wasn't comfortable with. I mean, how dare he aks me why I stopped him? So when he looked like he was going for a gun in his back pocket, that's when I opened fire. How was I to know he was just pulling his wallet out?"
"That's OK, son. You just go home and enjoy a few days' paid leave and on Monday you'll have your badge and issue weapon back - just don't do anything foolish with your backup. Oh and make sure the boys down in evidence find that Saturday night special we 'know' he has hidden somewhere in his car."
All the more reason for moving to a place where we might at least see them coming from a reasonable distance . . .