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The Enemy Within: The Real Terrorists

There are few in this age of information, of the present, that can truly testify to the magnitude of the urgency of the current threat before us. Our national government, our law enforcement, our leadership, have painted a “Boogey man” or “Boogey men” and these men are in our midst waiting to cause havoc, to murder us, to brutalize us, to maim us, and to ultimately enslave us all under the color of law and rightful authority over us.

It is rather difficult to pen these words, but it is important that as human beings, when we see wrong, we must speak out, we must use our voices, and attempt to be heard in order to be understood. This is my attempt.

Recently, the world, was privileged in seeing a man who was a fallible human being, a father, a son, a friend and most importantly a fellow brother in humanity. His name was Eric Garner, he was recently murdered because he decided to right a wrong, to end a conflict between two individuals, a noble deed that one would believe to be honorable among men.

Police would later come, and accuse him selling loose-single cigarettes, in which he was arrested for on numerous occasions. It was this accusation that would lead to his demise. A video surfaced that showed the nature in which Eric Garner was pleading to police that he had done nothing wrong, except end hostilities between two individuals. The New York Police Department officers decided that he was guilty, and thus came the sequence of events that would later end Eric Garner’s life.

There is no book in existence today, I believe, that can truly describe a person who is pleading, begging, asking and praying for their life. There is no book in existence, I apprehend, that can truly represent suffering in its purest form. Eric Garner, was privileged in being murdered by the very people who have sworn, by oath, and affirmation, to defend, and protect the citizenry in which they represent and live among. Like so many, since the “war on terror” began on 9/11, Eric Garner, is now part of that ribald statistic that informed Americans now dread. Five thousand people have now perished at the hands of the very people who are supposed to protect their communities from that criminal element in society.

As Eric Garner was taken down by those police officers on the mere accusation of selling loose-single cigarettes, he was than placed in a choke hold, and as he lay there with other police officers on top of him, he pleaded, he begged, he attempted to beseech them to allow him to breath. As one of the officers, releases his hold on his neck, the other officers place their weight upon Eric Garner, thus inducing more stress, and then one of the officers puts pressure on his head and making what was once a simple encounter of inquiry into outright murder.

Paramedics were called to the scene, and rather than perform their duties as they trained to be, they rendered no aid, no comfort, no slight in any form human of compassion to another brother in humanity. They allowed a fellow human being to expire without effort to save him. It was rather just for them to allow Eric Garner to die because of the lack of inhumanity.

The video of Eric Garner’s death, in which leaves me in sad and depressed state of remorse for the many victims of this form of crimes against humanity upon thought. It leaves me wondering of the  long train of abuses by our law enforcement officers through out these United States.

The many victims of this brutality comes to my mind, among them, Kelly Thomas, whose pleas for his life went ignored as police savagely beat him so relentlessly that he eventually, too, succumbed to his injuries, after being removed from life support. His perpetrators, at the time of this writing, continue to walk free, while Kelly Thomas rests.

The very nature of these heinous acts cries out for the goodness of men, the unity of us all, to act. The question becomes, when will we act? When will we say that is not the America that the Founding Fathers envisioned?

One of the great Founding Fathers of our republic once said, “when governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” What we are living in is our Founding Fathers’ worst nightmare, the republican form of government, along with their Constitution turned upside-down, tyranny. Yet, the few, and concerned American citizens who call out this tyranny are faced with ridicule, accusations of mental illness, delusional, paranoid or worse are subject to the subjugation of the government and their agents, known as law enforcement.

How many other Eric Garners, Aiyana Jones, Rodney Kings, or Kelly Thomas‘ have to happen before we understand the nature of the enemy to liberty, to our republican form government, to our Constitution? Is it not the nature of government to secure our liberties, and not destroy them? Yet, today, our government is arming itself with 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, giving local enforcement weapons and tools of war. One has to ask, are they expecting more Eric Garner incidents on a grander scale that would merit an MRAP or Bearcat vehicle to apprehend these loose-single cigarette dealers? This is the same government or group of individuals in power that would want us, the citizenry to trust them with all these armaments, laws and domestic spying and while claiming if we disarm, if we surrender our freedom, they will protect us? How well did that work for Eric Garner? How was he protected? I submit to the candid world, I would rather fight for my liberty, be considered an outlaw than submit to tyranny under the color of law under the guise of keeping us safe.

It was that argument, to keep us safe, that Mao Zedong, Hitler, Pol Pot, Marcos, Chavez and Stalin used to convince their populace that under the color of law, it is okay to not be armed, that the government will be there for you. It wasn’t that long ago, here in America, Native Americans of all walks of life were shown the true nature of our government when they were practically, and systemically led to slaughter under the color of law. In addition, Americans of Japanese descent were told to leave their homes, to live, like Native Americans in concentration camps. However, to save face, our government, with the media complicit called them internment camps lest we be associated with the atrocities occurring in NAZI Europe. The only ones that did fight back here in America were the Native Americans against law, against the United States, State & local governments against what they understood to be tyranny under the color of law.

Here we are, years later, and we see our very own government, an agent supposedly of the people brutalizing us and yet all we hear are words but no action. No one will be held accountable for the wanton murder of Eric Garner, Kelly Thomas, Aiyana Jones, James Boyd or Christopher Lopez. Eventually, the masses will tire of this form of behavior, and the long war of words will be transformed in a war of open conflict. The argument will thus than be exhausted, on one side we will have patriots of our republic, armed & guarded by the Constitution and the revolutionary blood of our Founding Fathers, and on the other, a repressive authority, with their respective followers, whose behavior can only be categorized as tyrants and tyrant admirers whose goal is to enslave.

The question we must ask ourselves, do we sit or stand idly by when we are witnessing another Eric Garner incident? Do we cower in respective corner, and like a good slave, we listen to our masters and stand back as they murder an American citizen? How bad does it have to get in our republic before any one, myself included, and you do something? How many Constitutionally protected and guaranteed rights does the police, State and local governments have to violate before we act?

 

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