The more that Law Enforcement cracks down on civilians being angry...
...the more angry they're going to be.
The more popcorn will pop.
Our law enforcement agent really really need more de-escalation training. C'mon guys you are hired specifically to be reasonable and rational in the face of chaos. If you can't do that, you need to not be an officer.
And if entire precincts and agencies can't do that they need to be disbanded in favor of agencies who can.
The entirety of Western culture (not just Germany) was having this conversation about a slightly different religious minority. While we didn't have daily news of Jewish terrorism, they were still allegedly responsible for baby-eating and blood libel and deicide and conspiracy to undermine the Weimar Republic and anything else we could pin on them.
(As an amateur historian, I am still unclear as to why Jews were so clearly hated, but they were reviled internationally. One would think somewhere there was some legitimate dog-kicking that pissed everyone off.)
But yeah, this kind of kill anyone who looks like or sympathizes with them rhetoric was pretty rampant. One would think even old Neocons like Gingrich would have gotten the memo that you don't advocate for social cleansing unless you're willing to be the first one socially cleansed.
Martial Law is difficult to implement but worse to sustain, since it involves putting military units on active (wartime) duty in the municipalities of their own nation. It's hard on morale since there's no real enemy. No one wants to be the soldier who has to fire on Americans, so every standing post is a hated, thankless job.
Fascism, once started, is tough to sustain: The upper echelons do love their cocaine.
Trump would be working with the mess left by the giants before him.
George W. Bush's administration was magnificent in its ability to lay waste to the foundations of the US. That should serve as an example of what a president like Trump -- one easily manipulated by advisors and dark influences (that is, those hidden from public) -- can do.
Already our system is like a caterpillar teeming with wasp larvae, no longer serving its original function but as a food source for countless parasitical interests. It would be a miraculous reformation that could ever get it back on track.
More likely we are destined to dissolution and revolution, even if it takes the nation a few centuries to die.
As I said, we're not logical creatures. Single individuals can determine reasonable action, sometimes.
But groups will assuredly lean towards bigotry and xenophobia and eating more Doritos.
The dialogue of our elections is demagogic and aggressive because that is what works to get votes and approval. If the human animal could coordinate on its own to engage in reasonable action, our elections would look very differently.
So blaming the people is useless. They are what they are. In creating a nation, you either fight it, or work with it.
And there are changes we could make that we know would make a difference, and we don't make those changes.
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. -- Romans 13
Anything wise that Jesus said has been spoiled by other, sometimes contradictory passages that usurpers cling to to control the religious dialog. This, I suspect, is why contemporary Christianity is more evidently about suppressing sex than say Blessed are the peacemakers.
It's always easy to find a biblical scholar who will provide religious justification for your war, for a small fee.
Re: Re: There's one simple solution to the Trump problem
Given the choices between a man that will be easily manipulated and can provoke a fascist discriminatory and possibly genocidal regime, and a woman who is not only bought and complicit in the (miserable) status quo, but is also reckless with the security of the United States, it's easy enough to indulge in fantasies of assassination, or really any extreme action in hopes of returning a modicum of power to the people.
Certainly I do. The whole point of the Chess was that war would be unnecessary if we could directly attack the bad actors. We fight war because these people resist their deposition with all their might, often including armies.
I doubt that Darkhog is the only one with regicidal ideation, and the FBI, were they smart, would be looking for ones not proclaiming it should be done, but considering how it will or must be done.
We'd need to get them both before the election anyway. If one were eliminated it would only spoil the election for the other and a devil would still be on the throne.
The system of encryption-with-plausible-deniability would encrypt data to look like garbage within empty disc sectors. So you could send a disk image that looked like it was your Aunt Millie's Bermuda vacation snapshots where the unused data sectors contained your hidden data.
Without the key, there would be no feasible way to tell there was anything in those unused sectors, compounded by there being a lot of Aunt Millie Bermuda vacation photo disc images out there.
And if I were running a terror / revolutionary / dissenting interests / book club, I'd make sure that most of my disc images I was sending out didn't include encrypted data.
This is tech already used in states more oppressive than ours. We don't need to invent it so much as make it available to everyone.
The wor on encryption will make encryption go dark. Nowadays when encrypted data is sent, it is clearly encrypted. In the future, it will look like something else, pictures of bridges, romance era poetry, horse porn, engineering databases, anything that seems legal and uninteresting.
Maybe it's time to go into the streaming business...
If the video is streamed live to a cloud service, then the drive getting seized (legally or otherwise) will be moot, especially if there's some kind of safeguard to prevent the streamed video from being deleted or altered (say a two-week window during which only commands to publish are regarded).
Preferably, such an collection would be regularly archived offshore.
Such a service may have an international following. The US isn't unique in its epidemic of law-enforcement officers attempting to seize documentation of their on-duty behavior.
This may also raise whether UPS, as a business values...
...the privacy of their clients or complicity to the state. I don't want Ms. Paid Citizen Informant reporting my parcels as suspicious whether or not I'm shipping contraband.
Especially considering that law enforcement officers seem to be happy to help themselves to things that are not contraband but are valuable, in the name of asset forfeiture.
Servant of two masters and all that.
Then again maybe she's grossly underpaid by UPS and needs to augment her day-wage income with auxiliary sources for her kid's lunch money. Should we start tipping our parcel workers to ensure our crap gets delivered without trouble?