Monday, June 21, 2010

Random reminder

America is a prison state, with 23% of the world's prisoners despite less than 5% of the world's population. Some "Land of the Free", snort! Yeah, Freedom(tm), for some definition of the word that looks suspiciously like the old Soviet Union...

Don't feed me that line of bullshit about the "Land of the Free" as long as it's illegal in at least three states to record evidence of police misconduct... free nations don't need such restrictions on recording the police. Only police states need such restrictions. Just sayin'.

-- Badtux the Sovok Penguin


  1. Just say'in it right penguin.

    The examples in the linked to piece are so disgusting and there's more in the pipeline headed our way.

  2. Can't even imagine how to fix something like this. The rethugs sure aren't interested in fixing it. Neither are the dems.

    Anybody in power will look at this situation and think, "it helps keep me in power."

  3. Holy shit.

    Now read this, if you haven't already.


  4. Jazz, as I've repeatedly pointed out, the majority of Americans *want* it this way. It makes them feel safe, knowing that Big Brother Police State is busy beating down on "those" people -- you know, those people that make them feel uncomfortable, people who are dusky, people who advocate too stridently, people who are, well, NOT LIKE THEM.

    It's the same reason Saddam stayed in charge in Iraq. Yeah, he was a brutal dictator... but he kept the streets safe. As it turns out, the people of Iraq had plenty of guns and ammunition to overthrow Saddam if they'd so desired... but the majority of Iraqis wanted Saddam.

    And if Saddam had been an American President rather than Iraqi... the majority of Americans would have wanted him too. WASF, yeah... but WASF because the majority of Americans are, to put it bluntly, fucking idiots who don't give a shit about democracy and freedom other than to give them occasional lip service. Siiiiiiigh!

    - Badtux the Waddling Penguin


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