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RNC Recap: The End of America


After taking the photo above, of a conflict between law enforcement and RNC protesters, Associated Press photographer Matt Rourke was himself tackled and bloodied by police. He was arrested and held for 10 hours, then released without being charged.

Leave it to the Boston Phoenix, my hometown's free tabloid rag, to do the reporting that this country's "paper of record" and the rest of the MSM - print or television - won't come near.

Yup, they roughed up and arrested that guy in the picture above just for being there. Look at the stormtrooper's knee on that guy's neck. Then they roughed up and arrested the AP photographer just because he took the picture.

Do you think people at the RNC weren't scared? Does this look like a peaceful American city to you, where the democratic is free to take its course?

Steps 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the 10 steps to fascism, as detailed in Naomi Wolf's excellent book, The End of America were in full effect in St. Paul: 5) Surveil ordinary citizens, 6) Infiltrate citizens' groups, 7) Arbitrarily detain and release citizens, 8) Target key individuals and 9) Restrict the press.

It is happening, right here, right now in America, and not just in St. Paul. All 10 steps are now in force in America, including the last: Subvert the rule of law. This is why Ms. Wolf is now attempting to alert us that not much time remains. Unfortunately, it appears that the elite's divide and conquer strategy has mostly worked.

Most Americans, as evidenced by users on this site of all places, have bought into the false left/right dichotomy that the elites have created, and now use it to happily and smugly characterize and categorize themselves and demonize the rest. The fact that we're all Americans, first and foremost, is long forgotten. Meanwhile, our republic is slipping away as we sling mud at one another.

But I can assure you of this: These guys don't care one lick what color your categorize yourself as (do you like red or blue better?), or which side of the isle you self-importantly think you prefer. They'll slam you down, break your arms, bloody your face and throw you in jail without reading you your rights just the same. Red, blue - it don't matter.

In case you only saw the cheerful, fascist pep-rally inside the convention hall on TV, here's what you missed, courtesy of the Boston Phoenix. And let me tell you this from first hand experience: It really sucked being there. It did feel like the end of America.

Where's the outrage over media abuse in St. Paul?
Fear and pepper spray in St. Paul
Pics: Police State USA
Pics from the inside of the convention hall

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Anyone know

if any lawsuits have been filed on the police and Sheriff of St. Paul?

Protesting against the protest quashers

This kind of heavy-handed police activity is going on not just in the US but UK and Europe as well. Freedom to protest has been curtailed considerably.

Under the control-freak Blair (someone oddly praised in the US by some for warmongering) protesting outside the House of Commons was banned. One man, Brian Haw, has led a one-man crusade by camping outside. That put Blair's draconian nonsense where it should be because the judges found in favour of Haw!

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I wondered if the police were going to start

throwing their bicycles at the crowds. Why not. They were already hitting people with them. A sad state of affairs we have here.

I long for the day,

When the family members of these "peace officers" are brutally beaten by an oppressive government force. See how they like it. These guys make me sick, squashing free speech, and eroding the values of the nation.

This is all about the ruling elite, oppressing the working man through fiat money, interest, inflation and desecration of the Constitution. As far as I know, there are no rich police officers on the streets. They are not helping the cause of freedom.

Perhaps, one day, something will happen, to make them wake up.

"The Constitution was written not to regulate you in any way, the purpose of the Constitution is to restrain the government." Ron Paul.

http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=DVUR3-3-IQM&fmt=18

We're over 50 Trillion in Debt?

Fixed news just had a guest on who says if you check the treasury web site under financial reports, you will find the report from the fed that says, taking into consideration social security and such we have a debt of over 50 trillion that bush and his surrogates do not want us to know about.

Just wanted to say it's

Just wanted to say it's always a fine line as to just exactly what will trigger people to move. Myself, I've been itchin to move for at least 30 years, but itchin to move and setting off on a suicide mission are two separate things.(no, I'm not afraid of dying, just want it to be in pursuit of a reasonable goal.)
Gripe at me if you want, but anybody that thinks this is a free country is delusional. Therefor, I DON'T go to rallye's, the cops here are just as braindead as they are everywhere else. Kent state should've clued ya in.
One thing I find a little amusing is Jesse Ventura is contemplating running again, and I'd like to know if he's supposed to be good, why this could happen where he'd been governor?
While I haven't checked it out yet, it seems the slave uprising thing might be a pretty good opportunity.

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What it has come to.........

I forwarded this article to another. This is the reply I got back:

"I look at it as career hazard. You were in town....don't you remember how
out of control it was. It is hard for police officers to listen to one
person when hundreds are out of control. If people want to carry on the way
they did...they should accept the consequences. (there are only a few
reports of people getting swept up into the mess that were just in the wrong
place at the wrong time.)"

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This reminds me of something I heard at the airport

This reminds me of something I heard at the airport on my way home from the RNC. There was a couple in front of me - Republicans - talking about how "scary" it was in Minneapolis. But they weren't talking about the police. They were talking about the protesters that they saw on TV.

The woman was telling another woman in line, "We didn't walk around in the city - we just used the hotel bus to the convention center." Something to that effect.

In other words, she didn't examine her own surroundings, she just relied on the TV for her truth about the world.

I walked around the city, and didn't see many protesters. From what I saw, the cops outnumbered the protesters 500 - 1.

Oh this whole situation

is really starting to burn me up.. I was there too. The damn cops circled the Rally For the Republic like some hungry vultures.

Karma.. all I can say is Karma.

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Did you show them

the video?

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I sent her 2 links from this

I sent her 2 links from this DP post: http://www.dailypaul.com/node/67657
Her reply was so unbelievable that I am utterly speechless.

We truly do live in a nation of Stepford Wives.

WSHTF

You'll have no problem telling her to piss off then, when she asks for help.

Tell her remember when I told you there was a problem and you said these people knew what was coming to them..

I don't forget the hateful people I meet, nor do I forget the people who are nice.

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The real actions

You may want to inform your friend that in both Denver and St. Paul, the only ones making trouble and being violent were either police/CIA plants in the crowd or the police pinning people down in a small area and not letting them move freely. Accept the consequences?...

I can't believe there are actually people out there who think "groups of Anarchists" were causing problems. That's been the CIA cover for a long time.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

Get them in the ballpark...

The underlying presupposition of the response that you posted is: you are guilty (by association at that) until proven innocent when in a large crowd.

It's so idiotic. If one of these pre-programmed robo-voters was put to a similar test--say, in a ballpark--where some of the crowd (provocateurs or non-provocateurs) were violent, would they believe then that the entire crowd at the ballpark (or stadium, or whatever venue) was guilty until proven innocent and subject to torture (taser), abuse and arrest?

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Your response is better than

Your response is better than mine was. I wrote:
"Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." Benjamin Franklin

The End of America

This deserves recognition for not looking away as real news unfolds............

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulitzer_Prize
"The current Pulitzer Prize category definitions in the 2008 competition, in the order they are awarded, are:

* Public Service—for a distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper through the use of its journalistic resources, which may include editorials, cartoons, and photographs, as well as reporting. Often thought of as the grand prize, the Public Service award is given to the newspaper, not to individuals, though individuals are often mentioned for their contributions.
* Breaking News Reporting—for a distinguished example of local reporting of breaking news.
* Investigative Reporting—for a distinguished example of investigative reporting by an individual or team, presented as a single newspaper article or series.
* Explanatory Reporting—for a distinguished example of explanatory newspaper reporting that illuminates a significant and complex subject, demonstrating mastery of the subject, lucid writing, and clear presentation.

* National Reporting—for a distinguished example of newspaper reporting on national affairs.

* Feature Writing—for a distinguished example of newspaper feature writing giving prime consideration to high literary quality and originality.
* Commentary—for distinguished commentary.
* Criticism—for distinguished criticism.

* Breaking News Photography, previously called Spot News Photography—for a distinguished example of breaking news photography in black and white or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, a sequence, or an album.
* Feature Photography—for a distinguished example of feature photography in black and white or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, a sequence, or an album."

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I'd Give Up...

If I didn't love this country, my family, and the idea of Freedom and how important it is.

It's not to say that somedays I get so overwhelmed by all the heinous shit that goes down, I feel much of my actions are in vein. Its very depressing.

My wife tells me to stop trying to take on all the burdens of the world, because I'm already taking on so much in my own family, work etc, as all you great people are doing as well. I guess I just have a habit of caring too much for so many things.

Last weekend I put my remaining money reserves into Gold, and stocked up on supplies. $800 dollars worth. I also purchased ammo and a new rifle for hunting food.

This summer, I went through the delegation process for the first time, and fought to spread this amazing message of Liberty & real Freedom. I still do to this day.

Even the "crazy" predictions by many of you and Dr. Paul are coming true, which is making me look quite prophetic, but I obviously am not. I simply read, educate myself, and try to find the real facts.

I've mentioned much of the discussions that are going on the DailyPaul, only to be vindicated months later. Bailouts, failing economy... I even heard today on the radio some neo-con dummy spouting how terrorist chatter is spinning up to pre 9/11 levels.

Only because of this site and others that carry the true message, was I immediately able to see that this was just more fear mongering.

It felt like yet another attempt to distract us.

Giving up is easy. Its easy for all of us to just give up, and hope the next guy does the HARD work.

And there you have it... so many sheeple in this country have done just that. They revert back to their ways, their routines, only to find eventually that life as we know it has completely changed, outside of their heart, in material things only.

It is what is in the heart that we must get back to. I encourage everyone to NOT give up. To keep battling through.

In any case, I hope there are a few of you still out there that know Ron Paul is still our only guy for this election. Even if 'm the last one writing him in, so be it. Our job is to select the person who best supports and matches our principles, and fights for those principles. And therefore, it is you, Dr. Paul, for me.

God Bless all of you,

James

Let's get rid of those monkey's in Washington!

Whenever I feel like giving

Whenever I feel like giving up I will think of your post, James. Thanks for taking the time to write it. And thanks for all that you have done for liberty.

Never Give Up

James,

You are the type of person who will fight and save this country. You are the one's and two's who will band together and fight when all is seemingly lost. The one's and two's must band together, from every state, from every county, from ever city, from every town, from every home, to fight this evil that is prevailing on the American scene, just as our forefathers, the freedom fighters did in 1776. And fight we must because the lives and futures of our children are at stake, just as it was then. So many Presidential Decision Directives's have been issued, unconstitutionally, that it makes your head spin. And it may look overwhelming but it is not. Taken individually, this battle is winable. Each and every battle must be analyzed and a plan put in place to effect it's successful outcome. "They" can't be everywhere at all times. Learn where 'They" are and plan around them. Every defeat they encounter will consolidate to breakdown their resistance and agression against you. Their plan for you is similar. The overwhelming force they intend to employ can be overcome with patience and practice and persistance. Employ PGP for email security. It's the best that is out there. In peace, freedom and liberty my brother.

bless you james

thank you for such a shared statement of honesty.

now that everyone is obsessed with events that were discussed here months ago, perhaps it's time to consider the possibilities of how to respond?

keep moving forward that is.
with no fear.
and a buttload of compassion.

"We get up early to BEAT the crowds"

Don't let's forget the T-shirts sold by the Denver police as a souvenir of the DNC, mentioned here and here on DP. Both of those posts seemed to slip by without notice or comment.

Different convention, same attitude.

You know, in Social Studies, I'm teaching my kids about the people you find in a community. We're at the part where we discuss local "rescue heroes," and dang if my job isn't difficult. I want to be able to tell them that if they're ever in trouble, they can just turn to a local policeman for help...*sigh*...

Human Nature and why history repeats

I don't think the police acted because they were part of a conspiracy so much as they acted from their natures.

Figure that the extra police came voluntarily and were mostly Republican, thinking the disruptors were mostly Democrats, so they're adversarial already. They looked forward to all the special training and gear. Some of them are ex-military or wanna-be military. They want to impress the FBI and DHS guys who are briefing them. It's a really bad start.

Then, they have all the training and put on the gear and they're looking for danger. Meanwhile, the "intelligence" is all over blogs and websites looking at comments like "I'd like to shut down the convention," or "I could kill them" and all the over-the-top comments you get in such places.

It is really easy to start a war under these conditions.

I look forward to seeing a really great documentary on these events, because it is very, very difficult to tell this story in a sound bite.

IMissLiberty

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a documentary is on its way

...hopefully arriving before the election.

will post it here when it's released online.

excellent point btw about the use of that ideological division to motivate human beings to instill violence on other human beings.

that is why the bailout debacle couldn't have come a better time.

it has begun to shatter those ideologies that divide.
cops included.

memo to the future:
whom you think is your enemy may very well be your friend.

Us Against Them

It really is 'we the people' against tyranny.

I don't think even those who call themselves democratic socialists are totally blind to the danger we're in.

Most Americans want to live in a generally free country. The question is whether they will realize that America's status as a free country hangs by a thread before it all comes tumbling down.

Brick By Brick

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Thanks to all the great posters on this thread who understand ........

we can't just Wish They Were HERE...........

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1984

"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever." -1984, George Orwell

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Armor?!

Just the way the police are armored is offensive. In a more perfect union, the police would be less armored and by default, more humane.

The more I learn about this government

The more I love my guns.

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