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The New Barbarians

I borrowed the following hunka prose from a talented writer called, uhhhh, oh yeah.... ME! I figured since I'm sharing a Classic Crappola Cartoon from 2012 I might as well share the Rant, too. Enjoy!


police barbariansI saw the movie version of Clockwork Orange when it was first released in these United States and, I have to admit, the ultra-violent scenes of police brutality didn't bother me all that much. That's because (A) it was in the future, (B) they were just a bunch of stupid foreigners with funny British accents and (C) it was kid stuff compared to the mayhem my old man could unleash once he had a few snorts under his belt.

But here we are, in 21st century America, being protected and served by those who'd rather eat the sheep than kill the wolves, at least judging by the plethora of violent youtube videos. Thanks to the collective wars on drugs & terror the police have come to learn that there's a law against everything in this country and they're not shy about taking advantage of the opportunity to break a few uncooperative skulls... especially brown ones.

America's gendarmes have gone from "You do something wrong, we'll catch you" to "We're gonna lock you up and pin something on you." That is, if they don't shoot you for resisting first. I don't recall ever giving the police the literal power of life or death over the general populace but someone did and they need to be tased and sent to their rooms.

Can this genie be put back in its bottle? Can we ever depend on an officer of the law to not automatically mace us into unconsciousness just because they had an argument with the wife at breakfast? I dunno, but it doesn't hurt to ask.


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Because I lurve you, here's the third 20-minute chunk of Glenn Mitchell's twelve-hour Xmas Blockbuster, circa 2001, featuring Robert Earl Keen and a fake Beatles Xmas song.


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