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Grandmas Against The War…

I LOVE the way these kids operate These are the ones who went to the Recruiting Offices in Manhattan and tried to enlist. In their 70s and 80s. This has an other link off on the sidebar to your right, on The Rag Blog. But I figured the more the merrier.

Meanwhile, Napolitano said that we have the highest risk of Terror Attack since 9/11 and calls on the Local Constabularies and the Citizens to profile anybody who doesn’t look right. You know, like Black Folks, Mexican or Native American or Asian or anybody with more melanin in his/her skin hair and eyes than your average Norther European. So if you see a Black Person on the bus or Train like Ojore Lutalo you now have the full permission of the Federales to call Nine Eleven on him.

Enhanced quotation from the “Good (white) Citizens” who cost him a week of his liberty for the crime of riding Amtrak as though he were a Human Being with rights and dignity and shit like that…

He was lookin’ at us like he was angry or somethin’ just cause all of us Old Peckerwoods wuz starin’ at him and whisperin’. Then he got on a cell phone and acted all angry that we wuz trying to eavesdrop on him. Obviously a Terrorist.

Also news, the House tried to “ram the bill down our throats” as in, Republican leaders decided to have an “emergency vote” on extending Government Powers to treat Americans as shitty as they do suspects in Iraq.

Because of the procedure call it would have taken a straight two-thirds majority to pass. It got a majority but not the two thirds. Conspicuously absent on the Nay vote list was any representative from Colorado. ChickenHawk Lamborn for instance.

They’re going to try again because the Fascist Secret Police Powers expire Monday if not extended.

Why do Right Wing Lunatics hate Constitutional Freedoms for anybody other than Wealthy White People?

TSA and Pentagoons play same lame blame game

TSA of course saying that people being angry about their Neo-Gestapo (betcha thought I was gonna say “nazi” huh?) thug tactics would cause delays.
And not their Thuggish heavy-handed State-Sponsored Terrorism. The people, you see, have no right to resent being treated as criminals with no evidence. Guilty until proven innocent.
Then blame anybody who acts any way non-docile or non-subservient for the punishment THEY, the Gesta errrr… Noble Defenders of freedom CHOOSE to inflict on other people. There’s a counter-terrorism standard employed and enjoyed by every dictatorship, including the U.S. Military “free” puppet governments, (not just the Nazis, although they’re the ones most famous for it) where they would round up local civilians in areas where a “terrorist” attack had occurred and simply execute some of them, and made sure to tell the survivors to blame it on the actions of the Resistance Fighters.
That’s the TSA tactic. Also, the Pentagon/State Department Gesta tactic for dealing with Wikileaks. Kill the messenger. Never mind that it’s not the REVELATION of their many murders and miscellaneous misdemeanors, mayhem and malicious malfeasance that’s caused their shared TSA/DoD/DoS/DoJ problems.
It’s the actual commission of their multiple misdeeds that caused the problem. If they didn’t want the name surely it would have been easier to avoid that by not playing the game.
The best way to avoid gaining an undesirable reputation as a Babykiller is simply not actually killing babies.

That way you can point out, hey, no actual dead babies, no babykilling.
But a bunch of dead babies and other Former Humans chewed to pieces by the weapons of ones Armed Forces is bound to rouse suspicions.

Job Openings for Sadistic Perverts, in CIA Torture Chambers

The youngest prisoner at Guantanamo was arrested when he was 15, for defending his home.
Remember that propaganda film “Red Dawn” where a heroic group of Boy Scouts form a resistance movement against the Communist Invaders? Yeah. Only the roles are reversed, the kids who were propagandized by that bloodthirsty movie in the 80s are now senior officers at the Pentagon, at Guantanamo, at Bagram, “advisors” at Abu Ghraib and other Torture Centers, teaching Other Perverted Sexual Predators how to do their Sadistic Rapes and get away with it. The kids fighting back against an invasion of THEIR homelands by Totalitarian Corporate Conquerors, are swarthy of skin, often (but not always) Muslim of faith and thus branded as Terrorists for not bowing to their “rightful masters”.
How about it, Pervs? Need a job which matches your hobby? Join the U.S. Military Police.
I bet the Green Berets and Marines will do some fancy Custom Shopping for your victims, just give them the age and gender of your preference and they’ll go out and snag you a 90 or 10 year old male “terrorist” or a 70 or 7 year old female “insurgent”.
Once you get past the notion that hurting people is FUN in the sickest kind of way, what difference would any of those petty details make, like the number of digits in their age? The military and their Iraqi and Afghan and other Puppet State “security forces” kill the kids even as young as newborns, daily.
What can compare to the thrill of killing babies, shooting 92 year old grandfathers in their beds? Torture!
Torture Kids, torture grown-ups, take videos of it and if you do a special good job of it Bush and Cheney will pay extra for the Torture Porn videos. Maybe give you a “special private audience” (sngt sngt sngt tee hee) The suspicion is that the current president gets off to it as well…

He sure enough hasn’t stopped it from happening.

US-Pakistan Police-state exploits floods to attack ‘militants’

Of course that’s not the way the AP (Army Propaganda) headline worded it. The way their article is worded, those Meanies in the Pakistan Resistance refused to bow down and Worship their U.S. Military Masters even though their country is devastated by flooding, floods the U.S. Military is exploiting to bring them “under control”
Which is it, Police-state Militarists, are you fighting for “freedom” or to bring people under your CONTROL?
Special (forces) Shout-out to the Green Beret assassination Death Squads… when you get rotated back stateside and you’re giving your lectures to the Girl and Boy Scouts and the JROTC and the Ladies’ Missionary Society at the Third Baptist Church of Bumfukt Kansas, and you’re telling the starry eyed youngsters who you’re grooming to take your place in the Killing Machine once they reach the age of 18, 17 if they get their Brain-dead “patriot” parents to sign a waiver… you’ll be faced with a choice, either tell the kids that the “Freedom for those oppressed” Unit Patches and flags mean absolutely NOTHING,

or be God-Damned LIARS. Same for the rest of you who would use your “heroic” Everybody Must Conform and Follow Our Orders “liberation” to sell the War to the future generations.

“Freedom of Religion” unless you belong to a religious group your Masters say is terrorist-backed.

“Freedom of Speech” as long as that speech is cleared by your Police State censors, otherwise we’ll be attacked in the streets by your Local Gestapo units like the Cowardly Springs Police did the St Paddy’s Parade 3 years ago, with nary a protest from the Military or their so-called “freedom loving” supporters. And they wonder why people call them PIGS.

Are we REALLY supposed to believe that when you don’t even stand for Freedom IN AMERICA that you’re going to stand for it in the countries you’re occupying“Liberating” for the benefit of your Corporate Masters? REALLY?

Tell your lies to kids and the Ladies Missionary Society, they’ll be stupid enough to believe you.

Papieren Bitte? Just your shoes please

mens shoesMost people can easily conjure the cinematic image of Gestapo officers blocking train passengers, demanding “Your papers please.” That such a scene could ever develop in America, haunts citizens opposed to national identity cards or embedded microchips. But with modern surveillance methods as pervasive as cellphones, perhaps today’s state security services have less need to verify who we are. I’ll assert the US Department of Homeland Security is charged more with making Americans feel the heavy boot print of authoritarianism.

I think that in the wake of 9/11, this nation has indeed mobilized a “papers please” law enforcement policy.

The proof is there in black and white in the Patriot Act; you can see it in the Civil Liberties-free zone which immigration officers have been empowered to enforce to 100 miles inland from our borders; and you can see it at our airports. Last night’s 60-Minutes questioned the punitive aspects of the TSA measures to which today’s airline passengers are subjected. Less surprisingly, CBS also suggested their probable ineffectiveness.

Having just paid a holiday visit to DIA, I was inclined to see more. Yes, this is another holiday post.

Credit where credit is due? It’s no coincidence this is about shoes.

Papieren Bitte
First, I’d like to deconstruct the film mythology, which originated in wartime, from Hollywood Home Front propaganda meant to demonize the Hun. Certainly the trench-coated SS officer, or leather-jacketed Gestapo detective, asking for your documents, cut a villainous figure. But they were, in reality, as out of the ordinary as today’s FBI or CIA agents. Have you ever happened upon a one of those?

More often by far, during WWII, the job of asking for a traveler’s “Legitimacion” was assigned to the gendarmes of the occupied countries, or to the collaborators who’d been deputized. These were ordinary constables and men who otherwise were unfit to serve in combat. Old frumps, maligned and bitter. If you can picture the run-of-the-mill TSA troll, you see where I’m going.

Public Transportation
Where travelers a half-century ago were taking trains, today the public city-to-city lattice is airborne. Today we queue for planes, not trains. And instead of producing our “papers” –I should say, IN ADDITION to producing our papers– we are required to remove our shoes, all sorts of articles, submit to searches, and refrain from carrying certain items, in order to thread the needle that allows us access to public travel. I’m not sure if today’s security screening isn’t the equivalent of the depiction of the 40s silver-screen.

Before you argue that I’m being alarmist, please consider that most Germans during the war, indeed the overwhelming majority of citizens of occupied Europe, had little to fear by being asked for their documents. You or I are not insurgents on the lam, nor aspiring bomb-throwers. We do not fear being sent to Guantanamo.

Indeed, you might remember, the movie heroes who sweated the Nazi checkpoints were always resistance fighters, saboteurs, or escaped Allied prisoners. Today, ask yourself how an enemy of the USA would fare trying to use an airport. If you have become aware now that our US Homeland does not show reticence to torture, or disappear, persons of interest, would modern airport security be any less a terrifying prospect for people who may not be in lockstep with the ever rogue-ideology of the current global administrators?

And so, what was the main purpose of policemen monitoring the trains of occupied Europe? To prevent illegal travel, or to deter the thought of sedition? Both. But those were the days of imperfect intelligence.

Today, we know that even the 9/11 hijackers were tracked well in advance of their boarding at Boston Airport. Since then, we know that intelligence agency Fusion Centers also parse the surveillance data of persons of mere tangential interest. We know that the NSA records all phone calls. We know the telecoms are doing something for which they are very insistent about receiving preemptory immunity.

Potential terrorists/hijackers have everybody on their tail.

The TSA fat bastards are for the rest of us.

Airport Fear-mongering
Do you remember the days when you could linger as you dropped off your loved ones at the airport? You could wait with them, or you could meet them as they walked off the plane. Now you are greeted by concrete barriers at the curb, you can’t help anyone with their bags. America’s airports have become high security zones, unwelcoming to all.

Permit me to interject the observation that there has not been a single domestic airport attack to justify the draconian measures which have impacted American tranquility. We abide being yelled at, for absolutely no reason except the scare-phrase “Remember 9/11.” Remember the Maine? Remember Pearl Harbor? Japanese Internment Camps anyone?

If you are the traveler, you have to strip yourself of dignity before a thick-necked tin-pot. Now airports are even replacing the metal detectors with X-ray gateways. You are required to raise your arms for a virtual strip search, where digital images of your nakedness are reviewed by the airport security. Official TSA statements explain that these digital records go no further than their desks.

You can choose to believe that, or believe that all our faces are being blurred, or that our corresponding identities are not matched with the images.

(A digression on the subject of intelligence files:
Meanwhile, consider that the NSA is recording ALL satellite borne phone calls. International and domestic. They get around the “wire-tapping” restrictions by addressing it as “packet collecting.” To their devices, it’s an altogether new technology, thereby unencumbered by civil right legislation protection.

Our imaginations cannot fathom how spooks can listen to all the world’s satellite calls, but their imaginations know that someday the software will be developed to accomplish that task. Won’t they be kicking themselves later if they hadn’t stored as much as they could of our conversations BEFORE anyone suspected all telephones were eavesdropped upon?

-By the way, did you miss the memo that every cellphone is capable of being an eavesdropping device, even when it’s not engaged in a phone call? Would it be beyond the pale to imagine that if a near infinite number of calls are recorded, another near infinite amount of off-line talk is being aggregated in addition? If you can store more on your iPod than you can read in 100 lifetimes, supercomputer storage can probably lap your imagination by 100 to the 100th, I’m just thinking.)

Respect Authority
Well look at me, I’m only underlining where the DHS is happy to have us all place emphasis. FEAR. The security at today’s airports won’t keep box cutters off of airplanes, but it will keep a citizenry from daydreams of dissent.

So much ado,
And not enough DO? You already know what to do. Respect authority? Disrespect false authority! Take a lead from Comrade al-Zairi, you too can make it about the shoes.

We’ve all of us, you know it, mouthed to ourselves the defiant retort, rehearsed for if and when that imaginary Nazi hits us up for our papers: “Papers? I don’t need to show you no stinkin’ papers!”

From LA, I remember a variant which Hispanics directed at La Migra. They wished.

Anyone WITH papers can defy authority with the full confidence that comes from “I am an American” impunity. But can undocumented immigrants say it? Can Middle-Eastern-looking gentlemen say it? Not hardly.

YOU CAN.

My brave little fantasy insurgent, why not offer that rebel yell to the TSA? Tell them you don’t need to remove your stinkin’ shoes! (Double- entendre unintended.) They won’t let you on the plane, but that’s where beloved Capitalism provides your audience.

Put your courage where your mouth is
Let the airlines hear your rebel yell. “We don’t need your stinkin’ airplane!” If they don’t remove the Beirut decor concrete barriers, if they don’t send the TSA mini tyrants packing, if they don’t let you travel with toiletries of your damn choosing, you’re not going to take their stinkin’ flights.

If they’re not going to let you park up close to the terminal, where you used to be able to park but now those spaces are let out to valet parking outfits, you’re not going to visit their airport. Period.

Is there anywhere that you need to go in a hurry, besides out of the country for a long, long spell?

Drive, it’s still free
If you’re going to stick around, boycott the airlines. Use your car.

As has been demonstrated at Arizona checkpoints –as seen on YouTube– a car and a video camera can get you anywhere unmolested. If you are stopped at an DHS “immigration” checkpoint, you hold the upper hand. You can persist in being let to pass without answering a single question. If they detain you, you have a lawsuit. In your car, you can say with impunity still “I don’t need to show you no stinkin’ papers!”