The stench of a police state
The war between the "haves" and the "have nots" continues
to accelerate throughout the world, and it is producing
a hysteria not only insofar as America's elites are concerned,
but also among the lackey elites of America's New World
Order System in Europe.
A move toward fascist forms of government is by now
well under way throughout Europe — a move that cannot
help but feed into Europe's need for military support
from the United States. [We urge you to see our recent
article, "A Secret War in
120 Countries: The Pentagon's New Power Elite."]
Things are moving fast, and Christians who are not
paying attention to what is happening will rue the day
they ignored the "signs of the times."
"When it is evening, ye say, It will be
fair weather: for the sky is red.
"And in the morning, It will be foul weather
to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O
ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the
sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the
times?" (Matthew 16:2-3)
The events of the last 12 days are a warning to the poor in
Britain and internationally. The state repression and right-wing
hysteria unleashed in response to youth rioting in London and
other cities reveal the preparations of
the ruling class for police-state forms of rule.
The riots were triggered by the police execution of Mark
Duggan, a black 29-year-old father of four, in Tottenham, north
London on August 4, followed by an unprovoked police assault
on a peaceful protest over his killing two days later. Almost
a fortnight later, no officer has been identified, let alone
charged, for these crimes. [Please see our article, "London
Instead, the political elites who sanctioned the looting
of public funds to bail out the banks and the super-rich have
sought to whip up a lynch mob atmosphere against the "criminality"
and "immorality" of the poor.
Cheered on by Britain's political and economic elites, the
government has organized a vicious state repression, authorizing
the use of water cannons and plastic bullets and the possible
use of the army against further social unrest.
Basic democratic rights have been thrown to the winds.
The presumption of innocence has been jettisoned as police carry
out mass arrests, with those detained subject to show trials
presided over by courts acting directly at the behest of
Some 3,000 people, the majority aged between 16 and 24, have
been rounded up in sweeps across the capital and elsewhere,
with police battering down the doors of people's homes for what
are, in the main, petty misdemeanors. The names and photographs
of people not even charged with any offence—let alone found
guilty—are broadcast daily by the media. Juvenile defendants,
some as young as 11, have been stripped of their right to anonymity.
Magistrates have been told they can "ignore the rule book"
on sentencing norms, following what the chair of one London
magistrates court inadvertently described as a government "directive."
Over 1,500 people have to date been dragged before courts—in
some instances sitting for 24 hours at a time—where, with paperwork
barely completed and a shortage of solicitors [lawyers], the
most vindictive and punitive sentences are being handed down.
Even though many of those appearing in court have no previous
convictions, over two-thirds have been denied bail. Mothers
and pregnant women have been incarcerated for six months for
handling stolen goods. So too has a student, with no criminal
record, for stealing bottles of water worth £3.50.
are just the first of many others facing summary justice. Hundreds
more young people are being remanded for months at a time to
await trial before crown courts that can impose more draconian
punishments, including up to ten years
Collective punishment is the order
of the day, with reprisals underway against the family members
of those allegedly involved in the disturbances. Without
any proof of guilt, mothers and young children are being served
with notices of eviction from their council housing [poor people's
housing], while plans are made to strip people accused of involvement
in the riots of their welfare benefits, even if they are not
convicted of any offence.
Last week it was revealed that as the disturbances swept London,
police broke into encrypted social messaging networks, gaining
access to the mobile phones of hundreds of people and their
messages. They had even prepared to close down BlackBerry messaging
and Twitter. Simultaneously, the government brought in MI5 and
the giant eavesdropping national security centre GCHQ to access
same ruling elite sings the praises of the social media to undermine
governments in other countries when it suits its foreign policy
interests. It promoted the so-called "twitter" revolution in
Iran as part of US-backed efforts to overthrow President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad and install a more pro-Western regime. On its own
turf, however, it reacts ruthlessly to any form of communication
not controlled by the state. [Please see our
of Chaos" and "And
So It Begins."]
All this is legitimized by the branding of poor youth as
"feral rats" and "wild beasts." Anything now passes as acceptable
discourse, as representatives of the elites denounce a "criminal
underclass," supposedly generated by the welfare state and
"multi-culturalism." Similar statements can be found in
the fascistic manifesto issued by Anders Behring Breivik before
he slaughtered 76 people, mainly youth, in Norway last month.
One-time civil liberty advocates such as Ian Dunt, editor of
politics.co.uk, declare that their previous injunctions against
authoritarian measures must be abandoned. Having caught "a glimpse
of the breakdown of society," Dunt writes, we "must show we
understand the need for tougher sanctions."
The hysteria sweeping the political elite cannot be attributed
solely to last week's unrest. The political
elite is aware that it has entered a second stage in the global
economic crisis that will exacerbate the division between rich
and poor already exposed across Europe, the Middle East and
internationally, producing enormous shocks and upheavals.
[Again, please see our article, "Capitalists
They see in the disturbances in England only a foretaste
of what is to come and are panicked by their own political unpreparedness.
In the eruption of social anger among
youth they see a frightening precursor to a much broader movement
of the poor.
Their reaction to the riots makes
clear that their response to the eruption by the poor against
the economic catastrophe caused by the elite's greed will be
to junk democratic rights and rely on naked state violence.
God bless you all!
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