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Police are pretty much thugs here, there, and everywhere

Mexico's and the USA's prison system is run by thugs!   Capitalism has long created and enforced a thug-like prison system. I have recently been told the experience of someone in this system and which thousands of people do too. I am also reading The Trial by Franz Kafka and  I was reminded of this experience. As I listened to this person in tears both of relief because he got out, but also because of complete fear for what happened to those not as lucky as him, I felt sorry for him because even if he was not put back in jail, he won't be able to become anything else because of capitalism's structure. And so here is his story and I hope that this will not be the fate of him, and that someday Mexico's thug-jails will be gone as will the criminality produced by poverty  in an alienating system like Capitalism. "I was at a party and two friends went to a store and stole some alcohol. They went back to the party and continued listening to loud music. The police showed up and  I tried to run. I would have gotten away but my brother was in the house and I couldn't  leave him. The police caught us and lined us up against a wall where they began to hit us. They hit the girl with the butt of their gun on her head and she fainted. They hit us on the shoulders, the head and the face and they kicked us and stepped on us. My brother yells as they hit him and I scream at them to let him go but they continue punching us on the face and then they put us in the car. My brother is sixteen and so he gets lucky and is only kept over night. I, however, was there for three months. My  friend was sent to Topo Chico where they tied  him up and hit him with wooden boards. They then soaked  him and connected  him to the light where he was electrocuted. They are tied up for three months where they lie in their own filth and some are shot in front of all the other prisoners. My friend owes the Zetas 20,000 Pesos and the police will continue to hit him until he pays the Zetas.   Sometimes when the police shoot someone that is tied up, they offer a prisoner to take the blame in return for 20 years in prison but without being tied up in their own filth and without the daily starvation and blows. Most of them are innocent but they get us on the street and they torture us to get money from us; which isn't much and sometimes their parents are forced to accept the cruelty of which is bestowed upon their kids. Sometimes it's 4,000, sometimes it's 30,000 but if you don't give them money, they torture you. They get us to confess by putting us on a board and then a towel on

Why Are Americans in such a rush to treat People like Dogs?

Americans are always in a rush to go bomb countries, arrest people, torture people and treat its illegal immigrants like criminals and trash. Why are Americans so busy trying to jail innocent people rather than go against the real criminals? Is it because they are plain ignorant or because they don't believe they can fight against such an oppressive gang of thugs. Maybe this type of quote is what Americans take to be sound advice: “If you can't beat them. Join them” ? Jim Henson, Jim Henson's Storyteller In any case, even though Americans always pretend to be great defenders of freedom and have used that excuse for basically all wars, it is time for them to wake up and realize that Americans, even those that believe they are liberal, are in fact blood thirsty, racist, and un-compassionate assholes. But maybe I should back up to what I mean. I am in a government class and it is amazing the kind of stupidity that is bluntly thrown around. A couple weeks ago a student proposed that we give more money to Border Patrol and the F.B.I. so that we "can go hunt those criminals down". His excuse for separating families and jailing and throwing people out of the country was that illegal immigrants supposedly don't pay federal taxes and that they rob 7.5 billion dollars from the government in taxes. He proposed that not only do we fine them but also throw them back to their country . He only wanted to have a stronger border patrol on the Mexican border and that we racially profile them so that they can be caught and then thrown out. I was completely surprised when everyone showed support for such an idiot and his even more idiotic ideas. I wonder if they have no imagination to realize that racially profiling creates a hostile environment and one thing that is for sure is that we don't need any more "heroes" screwing people up. His accusation that immigrants steal 7.5 billion dollars from the government is so absurd that I had to contradict it. I did some research and although there are many ways in which the government steals from illegal immigrants, one that completely counters his idea is that in fact the government robs 9 billion dollars from illegal immigrants in Social Security alone! Now, most illegal immigrants are not paid under the table but actually work in jobs and are paid like regular workers. The corporation may know that they are illegal or that they have forged papers, but they let them work anyway because no one will work for such low wages and benefits and such dangerous conditions as someone who can not get a better job, like the illegal immigrant. Obviously, when you work you have to pay taxes. The illegal immigrant has social security taken out along with other taxes. However, when the illegal immigrant goes to collect their social security , the government won't give it to him because he is illegal and

US use of torture on POWs should stop

The U.S. has a long history of torturing its POWs. Torture of POWs is used by many other countries. However its use is denied by many U.S. authorities or government officials. The definition of torture put simply is to cause pain, emotionally, physically, or psychologically. Torture is used to terrify enemies, and hardly ever gains information. Some examples of the U.S. A. military use of torture on P.O.W.s Che Guevara Che Guevara was murdered on October 9, 1967 in Bolivia. He was tortured and killed by Bolivian soldiers trained and equipped by CIA operatives. Che was told he was going to be killed by Felix Rodriguez. He was shot in the legs several times, and put into a dirty schoolhouse. His arms and feet were tied while he lay in the dirt. He lay by the bodies of his dead Guerrilla fighters. The USA tried to cover up his deliberate murder by shooting him in the legs to make it look like he died in battle. He was never given a trial. He was shot nine times. Philippines war The Philippine war was a war fought by Filipino revolutionaries and the USA. Waterboarding was one of the main techniques used by the CIA. It was used on Extra Judiciar prisoners.The department of Justice authorized this. Sleep Deprivation and de-sensorizing among other things was used. The use of solitary confinement and confusion is used frequently, prisoners are made to wear blindfolds to cause confusion and panic. Medical treatment is also refused. Bribery, and threats are used to force a confession. Korean War The Korean war was fought between South and North Korea. The US occupied the south, while the soviet troops occupied the North. Vietnam War Prisoners were put in Tiger cages. Lime was dumped on them, and water was dumped on them after. Central America In Nicaragua Somoza tortured people by putting them in cages with lions. Somoza was a dictator backed up by the US military. In Argentina children of communist parents were stolen, while their parents were tortured and killed. School of The Americas The CIA distributes an interrogation manual which shows torture techniques to use during interrogations. The manual was used by the CIA to train US-supported Latin American militaries at this school. Abu Ghraib Prison Torture has been recently used in Abu Ghraib prison, located in Iraq. Some of the main forms of torture used here are rape, sodomy, water boarding among many others. Military Intelligence has been present during these procedures, and highly encourages it. A prison guard said prisoners receive snake bites for minimum mis-behavior. In the AD. seg units prisoners are dumped into poop and pee. Afghanistan war The US invaded, tortured and suffocated thousands of POWs to death. Officials claim that Torture must be used to gain information. During the presidency of George W. Bush some U.S government officials said that they believed water boarding was not a form of torture. In 2002 the Office of Legal Counsel stated that water boarding wasn't a form of torture. The OLC said that the reason water boarding was not thought of

Ayn Rand SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let me first begin with how I was exposed to Ayn Rand. I am in high school and awhile back my teacher was doing a course on homelessness. In a 'prompt' that she gave me as to what are the causes of homelessness, I answered CAPITALISM. A week later I was astonished to get back my paper with a Zero. I showed this to many people all of whom agreed that it was in no way deserving of a zero. My dad and I took this question as to why I had gotten a zero on  my paper to the teacher. I wasn't expecting much but even after one hour of asking my English teacher why I had gotten a zero on my paper she had no reasonable answer other than that I had not followed the 'format' correctly, even though I had a previous organizational sheet on which I based my writing on following her format. she ended by saying I was a horrible writer;  we gave up trying to get to through to such a numbskull. I didn't quite understand why she had given me a zero until a couple months later, and so began my experience with Ayn Rand. My teacher took us to get the book. As I read the summary I knew it would be some sort of method for her and d-11 to push their politics on students;  however I had no previous knowledge of who Ayn Rand was.  The next day in class she gave us a powerpoint on the background of Ayn Rand and what the book Anthem was about. It was filled with negative comments on communism including that communism supposedly takes away knowledge, individuality and free expression.   As I was assigned to read more and more of Ayn Rand I realized how horrible of a writer she was. I started to listen to Ayn Rand's interviews. I then understood that  they were forcing me to read a writer who didn't believe in helping anyone, because she was a racist, a nationalist and a pure evil witch. These interviews can be found on <youtube> and <bluecorncomics> among many other articles revealing Ayn Rand to be a racist. The more and more I read into the book the more i was infuriated at the pure ridiculousness and hypocrisy of it.  In the ending chapters it is written by Ayn Rand that "The word WE is the lime poured over me, which sets and hardens to stone, crushes all beneath it, and that which is white and that which is black are lost equally in the grey of it. It is the word by which the depraved steal the virtue of the good, by which the weak steal the might of the strong, by which the fools steal the wisdom of the sages. What is my joy if all hands, even the unclean, can reach into it? What is my wisdom if even the fools can dictate to me? What is my freedom, if all

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