Ferguson

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A man or woman who, for example, has attained the position of vice admiral within the United States Navy would not show up at an employee meeting in the backroom of McDonald’s with an expectation of full attention and a salute. He or she would lack such an expectation out of an awareness of context. It’s not that the admiral would be undeserving of the type of respect demonstrated with attention and a salute, it’s just that an expectation for that particular display would be irrational at a McDonald’s.

The police officers of Ferguson, MO do not seem to recognize themselves as members of the community they serve. A reason for this may be in part because the community itself is two-thirds African American while the force is over 90% white. Another, and more important reason, for why the Ferguson police department behaved like an occupying army within the tree-lined streets of its quiet St. Louis suburb is this: they have been armed with tactics and weapons to do precisely that exact thing.

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Let’s Get Sanctimonious

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There are several definitions of ‘government’, one of which is ‘the complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out’. The word ‘political’ refers to politics, which means ‘the total complex of relations between people living in society’. An older definition for ‘government’ is ‘moral conduct or behavior’, as in “alcohol really compromises my sense of government”—but people don’t talk that way anymore. The point is ‘government’ is how a community uses organizations and laws to establish behavior. Government’s job is to help us teach each other right from wrong.

  • Five days ago the United States’ president told us: “we tortured some folks”
  • He then warned us not to feel “too sanctimonious” about it

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MH17: Failed False Flag

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A false flag is a covert operation conducted by a government, corporation, or other organization resulting in a tragic public event that is packaged to appear as if it had been carried out by another entity—usually “terrorists” or a foreign government.

The following is a summary of some the key points made by a 21st Century Wire report titled MH17 Verdict: Real Evidence Points to US-Kiev Cover-up of Failed False Flag:

  • Malaysian Airlines confirms that Kiev’s Ukrainian Air Traffic Control (ATC) ordered MH17 off of its original flight path, approximately 200 miles north, and directly into the war zone. The area covered by the new flight path covered an area that had hosted a number of downed military craft over the previous 3 weeks.
  • Kiev’s secret service confiscated recordings of the conversations between Ukrainian Air Traffic Control and the crew of MH17.
  • Immediately after the incident British news outlets began floating a story that MH17 was diverted to “avoid thunderstorms in southern Ukraine”. This story has been proven false.

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