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Baltimore Cops Taser Woman Who Filmed Them Beating Man In Custody (VIDEO)

Stopping to film Baltimore police officers kicking a handcuffed man, a local woman says she found herself being tasered and arrested while police hurled expletives. She is now suing the department. Kianga Mwamba, 36, claims she was tasered and arrested by Baltimore Police Department officers in March while filming the arrest of another man on


The 'Thin Blue Line' Serves No Purpose

Like many people, I grew up watching numerous television shows and mainstream movies depicting a world in which the common police officer stood as a sentinel of civilized society against a seething underbelly of violence and chaos just beneath the surface of the world around us. Through public schooling, we were indoctrinated to fear the


Shoot First, Ask Questions Later! America’s Growing Problem With Police Brutality (VIDEOS)

Police brutality need not always involve the wrongful killing of a suspect by a police officer, although it is increasingly the case. Since the murder of Eric Garner, I have watched over 80 videos of alleged police brutality and they don’t all involve wrongfully murdering a suspect. Police brutality can come in a variety ways.


Invoking Your Rights At Police Checkpoints (VIDEO)

A majority of our society essentially walks around without knowing or actively exercising their rights. In fact, some do not even know what their rights are or why they are so important. Moreover, they would rather wave their freedoms afforded in this country at the first signs of a problem. One example of this is during a manhunt for


Remain Silent, Don’t Answer Any Questions During A Police Stop (VIDEOS)

By: MassPrivateI - It's very important to understand that the 5th Amendment protects the innocent more than the guilty. Knowing how to assert your rights is not only a good idea to prevent from being unlawfully kidnapped or caged, but it is also a successful catalyst for change when applied on a large enough scale. In the


Exclusive Interview: Oath Keepers Surrounded By 50 Police Told To Stop Defending Building In Ferguson From Fires (VIDEOS)

By: Ben Swann | BenSwann.com - Ferguson, Mo- You might have seen them on the news. The people protecting Ferguson businesses from the arsonists and looters ransacking Ferguson, Mo. But here is the real story about the organization protecting those businesses. They’re called Oath Keepers, and they have ex-police and ex-military keeping guard of four


Second Grader’s Homework Teaches ‘The Government GIVES Us Rights’ (VIDEO)

Show this video to your children before your child’s school propagandizes them to accept a communitarian form of government as opposed to a Constitutional form of government.  Review all of your child’s homework, especially in social studies and look for signs of indoctrination strategies designed to get your child to believe that they are granted


Chicago Transit Cops Start Up Their Own Security Theater, Will Start Randomly Swabbing Bags For Explosive Residue

By: Tim Cushing | TechDirt - It appears Chicago wants to get in on New York City's racket -- steamrolling civil liberties because of a supposed terrorism nexus. For New York City, it's been every day since Sept. 11th, 2001, greatly aided and abetted by a nanny statist mayor and a police commissioner who'd never


Ray McGovern Brutally Arrested

Seventy-five-year-old McGovern is a former CIA analyst (1963 - 1990), turned activist/political critic/social justice advocate. On October 30, he was brutally and lawlessly arrested in New York. For exercising his constitutional rights. Attempting to attend an event featuring former CIA head General David Petraeus, former right-wing Center for a New American Security president Lt. Col.


DHS Wants Private Surveillance Cameras In Every Neighborhood

  By: MassPrivateI - Baltimore is expanding its public surveillance network to include private security cameras that city officials hope will quadruple the number of digital eyes on neighborhoods and make residents and business owners feel more secure, reports the Baltimore Sun. Baltimore has nearly 700 pole cameras, and wants access to private cameras, too, where


Did You Hear? Texas Plans To Fingerprint EVERYONE Within The Next 12 Years

The Texas Department of Public Safety might as well be called the Texas Department of Public Invasiveness. They’ve launched a plan to fingerprint every single person of driving age in the state, after which they will add the person’s prints to the criminal database. Is it just me or is that a rather Dystopian plan?


“No Refusal” Blood Draw Checkpoint Planned For Ohio (VIDEO)

A “no refusal” checkpoint where drivers will be forced to stop and potentially submit to having their blood taken on the side of the road by law enforcement authorities is planned for Clark County, Ohio tomorrow. “Every car will be checked to ensure that drivers are not impaired. If there is sufficient probable cause to


The Right To Bear Arms vs. The Right To Be Hysterical About It

A woman in Rochester, New York recently exercised her Constitutional right to be a jerk. Kimberly Edson photographed a man who exercised his own Constitutional right – the right to bear arms.  She placed the photo on a poster in her front yard, “warning” the other parents: “This man carries a loaded gun around your


Mass Surveillance Destroys Freedom

It's longstanding. It's institutionalized. It's lawless. It has nothing to do with domestic or foreign threats. Or anything related to national security. America's only enemies are ones it invents. It spies globally. It watches everyone. It monitors allies. It's for control. It's for economic advantage. It's to be one up on foreign competitors. It's for


The Secret Founding Of America And Why It Matters Today

  By: Paul Adams - He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past. - George Orwell In his book, The Secret Founding of America: The Real Story of Freemasons, Puritans & The Battle for the New World, Nicholas Hagger analyzes the two groups that founded the United


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  • Theodore C. Allen

    “INHALING THE FUMES”
    By Theodore Conway Allen

    MY TAKE ON: “The Decline of the Civil-Rights Establishment”

    By Shelby Steele Published in: The Wall Street Journal 21 JULY 2013

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324448104578618681599902640.html?goback=%2Egde_40850_member_259896814

    “Black leaders weren’t so much outraged at injustice as they were by the disregard of their own authority” op cit. Shelby Steele

    “INHALING THE FUMES”

    By Theodore Conway Allen 23 JULY 2013

    In the referenced article, “The Decline of the Civil-Rights Establishment,” Mr. Steele states: “Today’s black leadership pretty much lives off the fumes of moral authority that linger from its glory days in the 1950s and ’60s.”

    I will begin by paraphrasing that statement: many of the leadership among blacks today are still inhaling the emissions of a perceived moral authority that lingers from the glory days of the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s. My description of those circumstances is based on the belief, those fumes derive more from the fever swamp hydrocarbons of “holier than thou,” “white guilt” re-enforcing ploys and plain old histrionics of race baiters than from any genuine moral higher ground.

    Current so called, “black civil-rights leadership,” quickly seized upon and expropriated the Trayvon Martin case as a means of sustaining a certain “ghetto truth” that still manages to fuel that “leaderships’” ineffective and continually dwindling power. I say “ineffective leadership” because if they were, in fact, effective leaders, black inner-city youth would be inspired by their example to make something of themselves rather than mimicking that of violent, street felons who are nothing more than self-destructive socio-paths.

    To the contrary, those blacks who are leaders in name only, would rather stampede over the bodies of inner-city black youth murdering other black youth in an opportunistic maneuver for seizing the perceived moral high ground by eviscerating a “white-Hispanic” in their self-serving efforts to shore up their vanishing reason for being. Cardboard caricature “leaders,” such as Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton, have long been picaresque parodies of legitimate black civil rights pioneers and legends such as Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Julian Bond, and Rosa Parks to name but a few.

    Shelby Steele, writing in the 21 July 2013 edition of The Wall Street Journal, with regard to racism, white guilt, and justice, declared:

    “The purpose of today’s civil-rights establishment is not to seek justice, but to seek power for blacks in American life based on the presumption that they are still, in a thousand subtle ways, victimized by white racism. This idea of victimization is an
    example of what I call a ‘poetic truth.’ Like poetic license, it bends the actual truth in order to put forward a larger and more essential truth—one that, of course, serves one’s cause. Poetic truths succeed by casting themselves as perfectly obvious: ‘America is a racist nation;’ ‘the immigration debate is driven by racism;’ ‘Zimmerman racially stereotyped Trayvon.’ And we say, ‘Yes, of course,’ lest we seem to be racist. Poetic truths work by moral intimidation, not reason.”

    His phrase, “poetic truth,” is, like the phrase, “poetic justice,” heavily weighted with undeniably high levels of “poetic irony.” Steele’s “poetic truth” is also “poetically ironic” therefore, because it exposes the duplicitous dishonesty of the individuals or groups who employ “poetic truth/s” as an almost insurmountable Weapon of Mass Propaganda against those it intends to silence or cow. With this conundrum clearly in mind, and the awareness that it is extremely difficult to “prove” a negative,
    it must be asked: “How then does a White person prove the negative assertion,
    ‘I am not a racist?’” Indeed, if any White person or group simply states they
    are not racist, it is laughed to scorn as “lip-service” by those leveling the
    charge. If, on the other hand, the White person or group invites anyone to observe
    their past behavior toward and involvement with People of Color, their
    “apparent” or “perceived” non-racist acts are dismissed out of hand by their
    accuser/s as being either disingenuous or self-serving. These then graphically
    illustrate examples of Steele’s “poetic truths.”

    If I may be so bold as to suggest, when Steele rightly characterizes “poetic truths” as working “by moral intimidation and not reason,” he is almost exactly correct. I would add however, that the “moral” aspect of the intimidation is not moral at all. Rather, it is an “apparent and perceived, assumed” morality that is worn on the sleeve of those who wield this nearly perfect, diabolically clever weapon for seizing
    control of a discussion or argument and as a means for totally disarming the
    opponents in that conversation. There is no “level playing field” from the
    outset of the charade and any result from the one-sided conversation is a sham
    of propaganda.

    The Nazis were masters of propaganda and so too are the race baiters who skillfully manipulate their “poetic truth/s.” However, therein lays the inherent flaw, the weakness of “poetic truth/s.” That “truth” is a “truth” with a lower case “t.” During the past 50 years, Americans have been indoctrinated in High Schools, Colleges and the Universities across this nation, to believe there are no “absolute truths,”
    that “truth” is relative, except of course for those who define the term
    “truth.” It may be argued George Orwell wrote prophetically of our present day
    socio-political circumstances in his novel, 1984; a dystopia taken to
    its inevitable, “gone wild” extreme. He declared, “He who controls the past
    controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” We,
    meaning White people and People of Color, have allowed the arbiters of “Truth,”
    that’s “Truth” with a capital “T” or “truth” with a lower case “t,” to high-jack our dictionaries, our definitions, our syntax, even the context of what we say. Consequently, we enter into any public conversation especially about race, at the very least disadvantaged and weakened or, at the worst, completely without recourse because we have allowed the race-baiters to define every aspect of every discourse today. Anyone speaking in public these days must be extremely cautious in the choice of their words and phrases because of the tyranny of “politically correct, poetic truth.”

    Bill O’Reilly vociferously, some may even say stridently, took Obama, some black leaders, irresponsible blacks, and the nation’s leadership in general to the woodshed during the “Talking Points Memo” portion of his, The
    O’Reilly Factor on 22 July 2013. O’Reilly ended his blistering op-ed
    with the following, of many similar remarks: “It is now time for the
    African-American leadership, including President Obama to stop the nonsense.
    Walk away from the world of victimization and grievance and lead the way out of
    this mess.” I would add, this will only occur when the content of the discourse
    is emptied of all its “poetic truths.” Anything else, to use an old country
    phrase, “is just bullshit!”