Friday, October 26, 2007

Big Brother is STILL Watching You!!

"As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in this twilight that we all must be most aware of the change that is in the air - no matter how slight - lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness"
--Justice William O Douglas.

I can't think of a better way to start this post than with the words of Justice Douglas. If we were ever in the twilight it's now!

President Pork Pie is aspiring to what can only be termed as the powers of a kingship! Seeking to go delving into any body's private matters with no judicial oversight, or for that matter any over sight of any kind! And now we are informed that these powers he seeks were not the result of 9/11 as even the most angry of his denouncers have accepted, but were in truth in the works months before! Even "The Patriot Act" was in the works long before 9/11 was even an issue!

The fact that 9/11 was known about in the planning stages by the government long before the first plane flew is a subject that has been proven. I will not go into it here. There are reams of conspiracy theories on the web concerning the World Trade Center. So many in fact that the water is so muddy now that we may never find the truth about who did what, and when. In fact, I seriously doubt that even if the truth was produced with incontrovertible evidence to support the facts, nobody would believe it! Disinformation, wild speculation hyperbole, and conjecture has done more to hide the truth than any shadowy government agency ever could! Whatever happened on 9/11/2001 happened! We cannot go back and fix it now! Nothing will bring back those 3000 souls. No act can ever undo the horror of that day.

Freedon however is being steadily gnawed away by President Pork Pie, and Darth Cheney! it isn't because of 9/11 that our civil rights are in peril! They've been eaten away by "The War on Drugs" for decades! Every time I hear some Brownshirt wannabee whining about how they need "more tools against the drug dealers" I want to PUKE!!!

Now don't get me wrong! I don't hate police officers! We couldn't sleep safe in our beds without them! It isn't the fault of the police! They have a shit job to do, and I wouldn't have it for all the gold in the country! I can understand their frustration! They've been given the job of bailing out the ocean with a bucket, and handed shit from every corner when they find that they can't do it! No wonder they go snakeshit every once in a while! You would to if you had to do what they do! It isn't the police that I'm pissed off about! It's the drug laws themselves! It's the ridiculous notion that we can fight a war against a concept, or a state of being! The police have the unenviable task of being the face of that law! Why the fuck is it completely legal to go to a grocery store, and score the hooch of your chosing (if you're 21), yet it's illegal to smoke a joint?

Every day muderers, theives, and rapists are turned out onto the streets to make more room in the prison system for people who have done nothing worse than cop a buzz, or help somebody else cop one! America has more people in prison per capita, than any other country in the world!

Every day children come to fear and hate police officers that children used to look up to because Mom and Dad burn a joint once in a while! D.A.R.E. has become one of the biggest joke in the nation! ("Hey dad! Guess what happened today in school today? Ten cops came and taught us how to make a bong!!!") Resource officers give the kids a great leg up on how to avoid the cops, and hide their stash!

The Patriot Act is just another brick in a grim and monstrous wall between the American People and the Constitution. It's a job started by "The War on Drugs" and getting a huge boost by "The War on Terror", and nobody seems to get it! As long as there's something as misguided as "The War on Drugs", WE DON"T HAVE ANY RIGHTS!! When the police can come and kick your door down because you smoke a green weed, WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOUR RIGHTS!!!

Right now, as we speak, terminally ill people are being denied the only substance that gives them any relief, because the DEA says "It sends the wrong message to the children" If this country has slid so far backwards that the sick and dying are left to die in agony because of an ideology that even it's most strident supporters admit has not one chance in hell of succeeding, then there is no wronger message that can be sent! If you can't keep drugs out of the prisons, then how the fuck can you keep them out of the schools!

And for the anti marijauna, anti hemp crowd out there that's scared that hemp will replace the pulpwood chipper, oil well, and cotton field as the source of fiber, plastic, and paper in this country, I will leave you with the words of Samuel Adams:

"If ye love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your council, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." -- Samuel Adams

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Well!! I'm not here to be on anybody's side! I DON'T like George W. Bush and I will NOT call the bastard president! I'll call him President Pork Pie, but that is about as close as it gets! I'm not here to comfort the afflicted, but to afflict the comfortable! I learned a long time ago, that if you can make somebody laugh and think at the same time, they'll learn something! I'm trying to teach the American Public that there is another point of view out there, beside the Right Wing's This country's on a greased chute to Hell with Bush as it's Captain! I for one will not sit idley by while he drives the land that I love into the ground! This is my gift to this country. Maybe it's a little crude at times, maybe, it's a little rude at times! But in my world, rude and crude works! I'll post what I damn well please here and invite people to post comments the same way! Rant all you want!! I do! Freedom of Speech is the order of the day here! Like it? Let me know! Don't like it? Let me know! Silence me? AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN! So welcome one and all to STONEY'S RAGE!! It's all for America! I don't make a dime off it! And I won't have it any other way!