Archive for the ‘Human Rights USA’ Category

HST on America, Not the First Time

January 29, 2017

Assorted self-described liberals are up in arms against President Trump’s recent executive order banning refugees and nationals of certain countries.

But really this is nothing new and, what’s more, something very insignificant compared to what some of his predecessors were able to get away with.

To illustrate, here is a quote from Kingdom of Fear by Hunter S. Thompson.

But this is not the first time civil liberties have been eroded in the face of national crises. Abraham Lincoln suspended the Great Writ of Habeas Corpus, Woodrow Wilson had his Palmer raids and Franklin Roosevelt interred Asian American citizen for no reason, other than their national origin.

Henry Miller on America

December 27, 2015

Here is another installment in my Classics on America series, courtesy of influential author Henry Miller coming from his book Tropic of Capricorn.

The one thing they did not want to hear about was that life is indestructible. Was not their precious new world reared on the destruction of the innocent, on rape and plunder and torture and devastation? Both continents had been violated; both continents had been stripped and plundered of all that was precious — in things. No greater humiliation, it seems to me, was meted out to any man than to Montezuma; no race was ever more ruthlessly wiped out than the American Indian; no land was ever raped in the foul and bloody way that California was raped by the gold-diggers. I blush to think of our origins — our hands are steeped in blood and crime. And there is no let-up to the slaughter and the pillage, as I discovered at first hand traveling throughout the length and breadth of the land. Down to the closest friend every man is a potential murderer.

 

Bison Skull Mountain

December 3, 2015

The famous picture from 1870 showing a huge pile of bison (buffalo) skulls.

bison

Massive bison herds once numbered tens of millions of animals across North America but the Bison/Buffalo was hunted to near extinction in the late 19th century.

The American settler military was heavily involved in bison slaughter.

The settlers’ principal motive was that they wanted to weaken the North American Indian population by removing their main food source and to pressure them onto the reservations during times of conflict.

So, a double whammy of genocides… targeting both the buffalo and the North American Native.

The former now exists only in limited numbers in some sickly herds, while the erstwhile 40+ Native North American nations are also gone for ever, the entire indigenous civilization destroyed and supplanted.

Another Black Citizen Shot by White Police in America – Raw: Tulsa Police Chase And Shoot Eric Courtney Harris

April 12, 2015

Po po strikes again… and again… and again. Obama?

Only in America: Police Tase and Beat Psychotic Man

February 2, 2015

A clearly unwell psychotic man was tasered twice and smacked with a police baton about 20 times at a car dealer somewhere in the USA.

The Whitening of Obama

January 13, 2015

The whitening of Obama.

Obama, the world’s most prolific drone murderer to date, appears to get whiter and whiter every day.

obama white mutt

 

That’s what the White House does to you.

No other black man in history ever killed as many people as Obama has killed so far (and the death toll keeps on rising)… probably with the sole exception of African Dictator Idi Amin… but then Idi Amin seems to have been Obama’s hero

 

There Is No Al-Qaeda

April 22, 2014

Cop Kills Homeless Man, Says “Booya”

March 24, 2014

A US cop kills a homeless man for camping illegally, says “booyah”

ETA (March 31, 2014): More on James Boyd who was the man killed in that video by policemen

Overall, Americans are far more likely to get killed by police than by terrorists

America’s Heroin Epidemic

March 21, 2014

In today’s post Britain’s BBC is gloating about the United States’ ongoing heroin epidemic, specifically in Chicago.

Ian Pannell reports (and I quote).

Heroin abuse in the US has been spreading beyond inner cities, resulting in a sharp rise in addiction and death. Chicago is a hub for cheap, pure and plentiful heroin, much of it supplied by Mexican drug cartels.

Chicago’s “L” train green line leads directly to the open-air drug markets on the city’s west side.

This part of Chicago has been ground down by neglect, drugs and crime, and residents talk openly about the narcotics on sale.

Of the four people who stopped to ask what we were filming, all said they had taken heroin.

The police are here, but they seem to face daunting odds as the heroin abuse spreads.

Nearly half a million Americans are thought to be addicted to heroin (way more than that actually). One woman we meet in a county jail – she was locked up for stealing to feed her habit – calls it an “epidemic”.

Back on Lower Wacker Drive, home to central Chicago’s destitute for nearly a century, five heroin addicts are injecting in an underpass.

Some bleed as they repeatedly stab the needle in – desperately trying to force the light brown fluid into their bodies.

Much of the heroin supply comes from Mexico, where production has risen more than 600% in the last 10 years.

Heroin is often cheaper and easier to use than prescription drugs, some of which have become more expensive, harder to obtain and harder to abuse – they now come in versions that are not so easy to grind down to snort or dissolve.

Last month Mexican authorities arrested Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the suspected boss of the Sinaloa cartel.

The Chicago Crime Commission (CCC) named him last year as the city’s Public Enemy Number One.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) estimates that the cartel supplies as much as 70% of the illegal drugs sold and used on Chicago’s streets.

But it’s not clear that the arrest will help stem the flow of heroin, especially if demand in the US remains strong.

Increasingly, it’s not just the inner-city junkies who are using heroin.

The recent death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from an accidental overdose of a mix of drugs including heroin drew attention to something the police have known for a while – heroin now crosses all boundaries.

“Heroin addiction is probably at its all-time high,” says Special Agent Jack Riley, the DEA’s regional head.

“I’ve been doing this for 30 years in virtually every corner of this country and if anything can be likened to a weapon of mass destruction on a family, on a community, on society, it’s heroin.

“I just don’t understand why people across the board don’t see its danger. Social services are overwhelmed, our healthcare services are overwhelmed, yet Mexican organised crime and street gangs make billions from it.”

The biggest increase in users is among the young.

Research suggests that nearly 34,000 12-17 year olds are now trying heroin for the first time each year, as the drug becomes cheaper and more readily available than ever.

Many live beyond inner cities, in small towns or in the country.

BBC’s Ian Pannell reports undercover.

In fact, it has been suggested that America’s heroin epidemic is unleashed on the American populace with at least a tacit approval of the U.S. Government as said government much prefers people on heroin to those who fight for their increasingly constricted economic and political rights in the US.

Heroin is therefore just another tool in the Government’s arsenal of deadly means to keep the multimillion-strong American underclasses under control.

Mentally Ill Man Multiple Shot to Death by LAPD

December 31, 2013

Video: a driver shot to death by LAPD discharging their weapons multiple times at the injured unarmed mentally ill 51 year old man who had no idea why the pi… erm… cops were chasing him and could barely walk let alone run. Cops get away with it as per usual in the US of A.


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