I spotted this over on Desdemona Despair, but the original article is here which you should really look at and ponder what this means. The police, under the instructions of the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, are engaged in a genocidal war, killing thousands and thousands of people in the Philippines.
This is why the people should never be disarmed. I’m not endorsing drug use, but whenever political power is used to wield oppressive and deadly force over a population, the people need to rise up and put a stop to it themselves. If you read the article, you will swiftly realize that there is no lawful actions taking place, no due process, no trials, no justice, just outrageous murder by police summary execution style for thousands of people. That’s genocide.
I suspect the backlash from this will be horrendous (somebody will assassinate the President sooner or later and the the police forces will be attacked). This is not the way to deal with drug use / abuse.
The civilian slaughter in Mexico, aka as “the drug wars” has killed tens of thousands (a number now exceeding 164,000) civilians. Rival gangs and cartels have conducted a civil war in the streets. Some of this has spilled over onto U.S. soil and city streets. Yet another reason to never be a disarmed population, but that is not my real emphasis here.
Power corrupts, and when placed in the hands of a megalomaniac, it corrupts absolutely. History is replete with examples of genocidal oppression used when corrupt power is wielded. Millions die as a result. Eventually, it finally dawns upon the survivors who yet live that they must rise up and resist or else they will all die.
Government sponsored terrorism is the worst kind, because it proposes to present itself as lawful, moral and just. This is why so many millions (hundreds of millions of people) go along with it, if the terror / genocide is being conducted by government, then there must be some moral rightness or essential necessity. Yet this is never the case. The State will take upon itself rights which it has never been authorized to have. The citizens are either too powerless, too afraid, too disarmed or too brainwashed to prevent it. That is the perfect recipe for genocide.
What is happening in the Philippines could be stopped, but probably won’t for some time yet. The people have always retained more power then the State, but they are often unwilling to engage or use it. In democratic countries, we are supposed to believe that voting is “the power of the people”, which isn’t true. It is the power of the (s)Election process in reality, after which the illusion of people power are simply ignored. There are far more ways to use the power of the people that go far beyond the ballot box.
The rising tide of violence isn’t just in the Philippines. My wife’s home town recently announced that the police “would no longer investigate non-violent crimes” due to the escalating rise in violent crimes in the region. You’ll need to get killed, raped or kidnapped to get any kind of police response by your survivors. This announcement by the police is an invitation for more crimes to be committed.
Here at home where I live, the news is full of escalating reports of crime. There’s no doubt that desperation is increasing, but so is the oppression by the State. It is stating the obvious, but what the people have always needed was less government, less legislation, fewer laws and better individual rights and protection from government. But that’s not all, because many corporate entities have become more powerful then the State itself. The same needs of the people apply here too, and must also be extended to government too, which need protections and insulation from corporate control and influence. The super-state entities of corporate control and influence that the world has seen needs to end.
That is all incredibly unlikely to happen.