…baltimore: police, poverty, behaviours – learned and inflicted…

…Baltimore: abandon hope, all ye who enter?…

Not as perplexing? The likelihood is very low, to zero, zilch, that all who join the police force in the US (and even elsewhere) are predisposed to psychopathic, sociopathic or violent behaviour so often evident. It is likely that some very small percent may display any of those characteristics. Thus, what would account for the near total unleashing of confrontation, violence rather than restraint, patience, or persuasion?

A case in point. RT reports on the pepper spraying and initially violent arrest of an unarmed protester who walks up to a line of officers at the start of the curfew, and invites their reaction. The video demonstrates their reaction, Baltimore protester wearing ‘F**k the police T-shirt’ gets face full of pepper spray (VIDEO).

Police officers sprayed pepper at him at a near point-blank range. The man was then pulled to the ground by the hair and dragged away by three law enforcers. The man didn’t appear to be resisting the police.

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…the arrogance of power…paging jw fulbright…

…how times have changed… J William Fulbright would have held seminars for and shamed not just dangerously uninformed and corporate legislators who have since followed him but also a corporate MSM hellbent on perpetual war and fabricated reality…

Yet again we see that effrontery knows no bounds. There seems to be some confident expectation that most US citizens  forever revel in inattentiveness to the continual ‘mischief’ their country wreaks abroad? 

Yes, it’s WaPo again. And they are again having another nostalgic look at ultimate US heroism that saved a city and a country, fiction gone totally berserk. We have the question, On Iraq: ‘Was it a complete failure?’ by its Ernesto Londoño

As they watch some areas fall to al-Qaeda, Americans who fought there ask painful questions about what their sacrifice was worth.

WaPo’s readers are asked to believe there was some unique sacrifice, US and only US, in the bloodbath and destruction that befell the people of Falluja; and predictably fails to provide a context. That word, context. Four among many murderous mercenaries wreaking havoc and mayhem murdered – but no bother. And then to ask paid US volunteer soldiers or far better paid ‘contractors’ (mercenaries), even if well-meaning in their nationalism, about another country, even Canada, and seriously expect an informed response? Now. Really! Read the rest of this entry »