Friday, January 09, 2009

This Is The Evil Empire

The United States: A Country Without Mercy
by Paul Craig Roberts

In the United States, the country with the largest prison population in the world, the number of wrongly convicted is very large. Hardly any felony charges are resolved with trials. The vast majority of defendants, both innocent and guilty, are coerced into plea bargains. Not only are the innocent framed, but the guilty as well. It is quicker and less expensive to frame the guilty than to convict them on the evidence.

Many Americans are wrongfully convicted, because they trust the justice system. They naively believe that police and prosecutors are moved by evidence and have a sense of justice. The trust they have in authorities makes them easy victims of a system that has no moral conscience and is untroubled by the injustice it perpetrates.

Lt. William Strong, son of a military family, tired of his wife's unfaithfulness and filed for divorce. The unfaithful wife retaliated by accusing Strong of rape. There was no evidence of rape, but Strong was deceived into a plea bargain. Once Strong entered a plea, he was double-crossed and given 60 years.

Christophe Gaynor took an adolescent skate board team to New York City for a competition. One of the kids attempted to buy illicit drugs. Gaynor threatened to tell the boy's parents, and the boy preempted Gaynor by accusing him of sexual molestation. Gaynor was openly framed in the Arlington, Virginia, court system.

Americans, or perhaps more accurately some Americans, were horrified by the photographs showing the torture of Iraqi detainees in Abu Ghraib by the US military. The Senate Armed Services Committee has issued a report which concludes that the torture policy originated at the highest level of the Bush administration. Those Americans with a moral conscience have reeled under further revelations--the torture of Guantanamo detainees, the transport of people seized by US authorities to third world countries to be tortured.

We have to ask ourselves why American service men and women and CIA operatives delight in torturing people about whom they know nothing? It has been well known since the Stalin era that torture never produces accurate information. Yet, US soldiers and CIA personnel jumped at the green light given to torture by President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, and the US Department of Justice. Why weren't our soldiers shocked instead at the immorality of their leaders?

One answer is that the US military no longer operates according to a code of honor. Military discipline in the traditional sense does not exist. The ethos of the US military has degenerated into kick-ass macho. Major General Taguba, who, instead of covering up the Abu Ghraib scandal, attempted in his report to hold the US military to its traditional principles, was forced to resign from the US Army.

Another answer is that the work of torture, like police work and prosecutorial work, attracts brutal people who enjoy inflicting harm on others. The two Republican female US Attorneys in Alabama who framed Democratic Governor Seligman enjoyed ruining Seligman and bringing grief to his family. Deborah Davies of the BBC's Channel 4 undertook a four-month investigation of the torture of American prisoners inside American prisons. Videos taken by sadistic prison guards and videos recovered from surveillance cameras reveal horrible acts of torture and even of murder of prisoners by prison guards. An American prison reformer told Deborah Davies, "We've become immune to the abuse. The brutality has become customary."

Few Americans seem to be disturbed as these inhumane and illegal practices continue unabated. Americans continue to see themselves as the salt of the earth, the "indispensable people."

"Law and order conservatives" have a great responsibility for this evil. Just as "law and order conservatives" created hysteria among the people about crime, they created hysteria about terrorists. Hysterical people condone great evils and arm government with power in the mistaken belief that it will protect them.

What kind of people have we become when we exercise no oversight over a criminal justice (sic) system that destroys the lives of innocent people and locks them away in prisons to be tortured by sadistic guards?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is one difference between the Decline and Fall of the Roman empire(once a Republic, as we were, once) and Us. We see, even just a few of us, what is wrong, and we will do all we can to leave this place and form a new nation of Honor and Justice and Liberty in the Northwest!



PS The US Army was once an army to respect, at least morally, but that was what, before the betrayal of the Republic by Lincoln?

8:58 AM  
Anonymous White Hope said...

On a side note, I think it's time to give credit to a great white conservative athlete from the University of Florida by the name of Tim Tebow. This White college athlete is the ideal Ubermensch American White youth desperately need in this day and age. Congrats to Tim Tebow and all he has done for White athletes in America!

11:46 AM  
Blogger Ray Seltz said...

White Hope: Are you smoking something? Tebow is knee deep and elbow to elbow with niggers. Didn't you see him embracing those apes last night? I about threw up. Maybe race is not as big as deal to you, but the sight nearly made me ill.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous brian boru said...

Torture is as American as 'mom and apple pie'. American soldiers and 'security people' have been torturing people since long before the Iraq war. I remember an American in Rhodesia who had a torture kit that he had used while in Vietnam. He used to revel in telling about how he used it while working for some shady outfit in Saigon.
Americans love dishing out pain and suffering but are not very good at taking it. They are going to have to get used to it in the future though because there is a lot of payback due for all the crimes committed by this system.

2:31 AM  
Anonymous White Hope said...

Ray, I saw Tim Tebow doing the Gator Chomp to the mouthy niggers on the opposing team. I also noticed how he embraced his religion in front of the Jew media outlets that sponsor these negroid games. Also, Tim Tebow is a white male who runs a 4.5 40 yard, and bench presses a whopping 480 lbs.!

Tim Tebow and Michael Phelps are the best athletes of our times, and both happen to be white.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Ray Seltz said...

The operative word is not "white" but "racially aware white"- a term coined by the owner of this blog, Harold Covington. Racially aware whites do not associate let alone take showers, with non-whites. And for those keeping score at home, Mr. Phelps is 1/4 Jewish.

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

America is run by Jews and left wing liberals, so of course it is an unspeakably cruel and evil place.

12:41 PM  

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