Rebel Flag controversy #21
This post may come off as visceral, and may go into a couple of rants, but the conversations being had in regards to this subject are confusing and frustrating at best. Carnegie and Rockefeller are surely smiling at what their schooling has achieved. Listening to news broadcasts, they are condemning the “rebel flag” as a cause for the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina; linking it to white supremacy and slavery. Then hearing South Carolina is thinking about actually removing their flag due to “what it symbolizes” and major outlets are discontinuing sales of items depicting the “rebel flag” was sadly shocking.
Let’s be clear; Dylan Roof is obviously a troubled individual. The folks that were murdered, their families and friends, didn’t deserve this. The entire situation is a tragedy, although that seems to have taken a back seat. The causal factors need to be first admitted and then addressed to prevent something like this from re occurring….again.
Why is the immediate response consistently race related? It appears this incident was, but what caused Dylan to feel that way? People are not born racist. The constant relation to race in the media is promoting racism. Continually hearing black and white is brainwashing the American public into believing things are worse than maybe they actually are. Phrasing it without the color of skin would change the “us vs them” mentality (which they’ve been promoting for decades) and could help de-escalate a growing problem: or are they trying to initiate a race war? Case in point; Intentional or not, “it could have be me” stated regarding the Martin death, helped promote this division.
Why is society more concerned with knee jerk reactions instead of looking into the causal factors of these behaviors and addressing them? You can deflect blame onto a piece of cloth or an ideology but people that have a modicum of common sense and have been raised correctly can withstand those temptations. This issue has been going on for many years, and after each event inevitably gun control issues arise. Blaming Guns for behaviors such as this is equal to blaming pencils for misspelled words. Pressure cookers weren’t taken off the shelves after the Marathon bombings. Consider for a moment, could it possibly be an issue with the programming of individuals through television (tell a vision), social media, video games etc. which promotes this mentality? [ One definition of tele-hypnosis : to encourage the population into “group think” subservience- telling you over and over what to think (white vs black?) not how to think and implanting associations into the subconscious mind] Evidence shows just the video games desensitize a person and override the conscious minds system of moral & ethical principles to the degree that a great deal of people today can’t comprehend this sentence. This was addressed and prophesized by many at their inception. Could it be the training of our police? Hell no, it’s always “Black & White.” Did he come from a broken home? If so, what happened there? Did the parents split up because neither one knew how to cope with life due to their upbringing and what they perceive through tell a vision how life should be, caught up in the a.d.d. (all drama and distraction) world and not paying attention to their child? Was this kid just bored out of his mind because the world today won’t allow kids (or most adults) to work a 40 hour week or walk to the park alone and thus stayed home killing things on the computer all day? No doubt it’s speculating and argumentative but something to consider as it appears to be “the norm” in today’s society.
This time an attack has been made against a piece of America’s (not to be confused with the United States) heritage. The flag in question, which is in fact the “battle” flag of the army of Virginia, (flown by General Lee) was never considered one of the 5 Confederate flags during the civil war, which was not fought over slavery. The civil war began over the economic tyranny of the northern states over the southern states. At that point in time, states had their own power and were sovereign, the south had no interest in the federal government having power to dictate what they could and couldn’t do. This was a system Lincoln claimed he’d establish if elected, under the guise of unity. In that day, the “federal government” had little say in sate’s issues. Lincoln becoming president not by popular vote but by the Electoral College was the last straw for South Carolina. They were the first to succeed from the union on December 20, 1860. The emancipation was written as a strategic tool. It was never written intending to free all slaves. The fact of the matter is the emancipation was drafted and presented in September of 1862 as an ultimatum to the southern states should they continue their rebellion. Should they proceed, the executive order would go into effect January 1, 1863 and slaves would be considered “free” in only those southern states which continued to rebel. This also changed the perception to the international community. With this proclamation, the civil war was now perceived to be about freeing slaves over and above the real issue of state’s sovereignty, this twist kept Britain and France from supporting the Confederacy, just as Lincoln had hoped. It also “allowed” 200,000 African American men to be drafted into the Union Army & Navy. Either way, slavery would continue to be legal in those states which still condoned it but were not involved in the conflict.
How has the battle flag of Virginia become a symbol of slavery in the united states of today, which is one of the most symbol illiterate places on this earth?
The current indoctrination system known as schooling concentrates on repetitive training and memorization, programming & conditioning the brain to be left side dominant. Imagination, critical thinking & creativity are shunned; ever notice how many schools have deleted the arts and music programs, always due to “funding”? Greatly simplified, this conditioning of the mind allows people to hear “news” and accept it as truth without researching it, no matter how bizarre the story. They are easily programed sublimely (targeting the subconscious mind) through tell a vision, popular music, and advertising. Many sources state the conscious mind processes 40 bits of information per second- The subconscious mind processes 40 million bits per second. Unless one is aware of the methods used, they will be used and manipulated. The picture of the flowers above is an example. 85% of the american public can see only four flowers. Until told, and sometimes shown, they can’t get the brain to see it any other way. Once they do “see it” that’s all they ever see in the picture from that point on. (Google “hidden flower picture” for the “answer”) The second picture is to help explain consciousness. The majority of people see this picture as a neat configuration of shapes. Other’s that have done a bit of digging know it as the symbol of the philosopher’s stone. That is a completely different, interesting and deep subject that requires far more time and much better typing skills to cover, but the point is having this knowledge completely changes its meaning. Symbols, by their nature are based on interpretation, which is directly related to one’s knowledge regarding it.
After the civil war all versions of the confederate flags disappeared for a great many years. The battle flag of Virginia was recorded again politically in South Carolina on February 10, 1938. This was done by Governor Olin Dewitt Talmadge Johnston. It later became a symbol of comradery by several “Rebel Companies” in the Pacific during WWII. Lieutenant Thomas Davis, of the US navy and from South Carolina, raised this flag on Okinawa, April 4, 1945. Marines later raised a larger battle flag over Shuri Castle on Okinawa after two months of fierce fighting. The flag was a popular totem for southern-born servicemen in WWII, Korea, and all wars since.
In 1948, a much different time, Strom Thurmond used it when he ran for president under the newly founded States Rights Democratic Party, also known as the Dixiecrats. The party’s purpose was clear: “We stand for the segregation of the races,”
This flag, now completely misunderstood throughout the country today, has been associated to slavery through propaganda, fear and assumption. Possibly it would be more appropriate to associate this flag with “Free bird, Green grass and high tides, or the dukes of hazard instead.
6 myths of the civil war: http://www.cracked.com/article_19223_6-civil-war-myths-everyone-believes-that-are-total-b.s..html
Symbolism: Michael Tsarion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3FtSNIXjL8
Mark Passio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfIkKXyXegE
Slavery and State Rights, Economies and Ways of Life: What Caused the Civil War? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJeyeIPNEiU
The intent of this post is to provide information which has been collected and compiled for easy access. There are a great many resources out there should this intrigue the reader.
The truth regarding cancer is frankly contrary to everything that we as a public have been told and taught since 1904. To put this in perspective; my great grandparents (and I have grandchildren) were convinced to believe propaganda as truth, thus presenting the information to subsequent generations as truth. We now have the ability to gather our own information and discern for ourselves what the real truth is. That being said, Arthur Schopenhauer stated; “Truth passes through three stages; First it is ridiculed, Second it is violently opposed, and Third it is accepted as being self-evident.” Should one be of the opinion there is no such thing as truth: that would place thee in the category of a solipsist, and shouldn’t waste their time reading any further. This information will be difficult for some to digest, and many will become angry as did I, BUT- knowing this information could open up many more options.
Cancer cells are present in everyone. They are actually part of the body’s defense mechanism. Cancer can only become active when the body becomes acidic (acidosis). The Human body is designed to function most efficiently with an ideal PH level of 7.36; statistics say that the average US citizen has a PH level between 5 and 6. Should the PH level approach 7.5 or higher, the cancer cells will begin to self-destruct and be naturally removed by the body as it heals itself. Sounds too simple to be true, yet it is, and it’s been a suppressed known fact for over a century.
Now, let us move on to getting angry. When we say “they wouldn’t do that” what we are really saying is: that action can’t be comprehended because “I wouldn’t do that.” The following few paragraphs may seem to go off subject but a foundation must be laid out to understand the “why” properly.
Many have seen the documentary series “the men who built America” a much censored version of the contributions a few men made to the formation of society today. I’ll use the term “elites” which will include: Rockefeller, Carnegie, Ford, JP Morgan, Harriman and a few others. Although many “specialized” in certain aspects of control, Rockefeller had his finances spread throughout all areas. He had already set up laboratories; gasoline was discovered from the waste of refining oil into kerosene and he was paying the best scientists of the time to discover more uses for his waste products. Harriman and Rockefeller set their minds on eugenics after Darwin’s misinterpreted writings. After twisting a few of Freud’s writings and hiring Edward Bernays, They were able to manipulate society in its entirety.
The “elites” took control of the school systems through the guise of philanthropy, to the point of editing all the history books. What they wanted “America” to know is what was taught, based upon the Prussian system of indoctrination and dismissing classical education. They then took it upon themselves to “reform” the medical practice in the same way. Rockefeller’s petroleum based by- products were being mass produced as chemical fertilizers, and “new” medical treatments known as drug therapy. The intent was to turn the food and medical practices into industries.
Knowing the effects of the chemicals being introduced into the population would acidify and deoxygenate a person, creating an environment for cancer to thrive, Rockefeller funded the American Cancer Society in 1913 with philanthropic fan-fare. It was a money machine; (Their) fertilizers were poisoning people through (their) foods that were being eaten and should you feel ill, you could go get (their) pills to mask the symptoms- after getting a prescription from a “trained”(their) doctor, or go to (their) hospital to the (their) surgeon. As cancer became more common, numerous cures were discovered and suppressed. You are not allowed to patent “natural” items, in other words, there is no money in it. Any “natural” cure was dismissed as “quackery” through propaganda and there was actually a media campaign to discredit all forms of healing other than those which were sanction by the “elites.” This included chiropractic, acupuncture, and herbal medicines. Quite a few of these institutions which provide cures have moved just south of the boarder, thriving for decades. There are several known procedures being done daily in other countries, with much, much higher success rates and for pennies on the dollar compared to the US scam. The elite have constructed a web of perpetual income by controlling every aspect from cause to demise. Think for a moment how far technology has progressed over the past 115 years. Planes made of wood are now supersonic jets, money gets spit out of a machine after inserting a plastic card, and the telegraph has evolved into cell phones. So why do we still have the same view of cancer presented to us as they did in the 50’s, which was the same as the 20’s? Once in a while a “feel good” story is released to keep “hope” alive and keep the contributions flowing in. For thirty years I’ve heard the commercials stating “we are close to finding a cure, and with your help….”
In 1900 there was a 1/20 chance of getting cancer; Today its 1/3.
Rockefeller’s laboratories, after a few changes of name, are known today as the FDA. His foundation also finances Monsanto, the world health organization, AMA, “big pharma”, and the Hospitals around the country. The Insurance companies are involved in the perpetual money wheel as well. The FDA, contrary to what most believe, is not for “the people’s” benefit. A quick search regarding fluoride and/or aspartame should prove this quickly. [As a side note, according to the FDA, it is permissible to water “ORGANIC” products with fluoride- and it’s ok to supply SOY & corn (which is in everything) genetically altered to grow in “round-up”]
Nobody likes being lied to, and the public has been lied to for generations. One of the worst things a person can ingest is high fructose corn syrup or corn syrup. White potatoes, bleached flour and sugar create acidosis as well. (Table salt is hideous too; it scours the arteries- use sea salt)
One of the more recent forms of propaganda has been “The sun causes cancer”. This created a huge market for sunscreen and sunblock containing the same cancer causing ingredients found within most commercial deodorants. Truth: Sunlight is the source of vitamin D7 which activates the immune system and has the ability to normalize and correct cancer cells.
People, whom have witnessed current cancer treatments and related expenses, know it’s anything but humane. Cancer is a 50 Billion dollar a year industry and growing.
Please invest some time in the numerous links posted below, they provide a history & suggestions on preventing as well as curing cancer, through diet and other simple treatments. Discern for yourself what you believe to be true.
Inquiring One You Tube Channel : see regarding Cancer
***** Cancer: The Forbidden Cures! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAMYAoiCSsI
Self Help Cancer: www.self-helpcancer.org/cancertreatment2a.htm
Evolve to Ecology: www.evolvetoecology.com/#/plant-medicine-cancer-cures/4551744262
Who Ordained Orthodox Medicine and where did it come from? http://ponderingconfusion.com/papers.php?id=orthodoxmed
FOLLOW THE MONEY – ENVIRONMENT: http://www.thrivemovement.com/follow-money-environment
John D. Rockefeller’s American Cancer Society Never Meant to ‘CURE’ Cancer: http://naturalsociety.com/john-d-rockefeller-founded-american-cancer-society-1913-never-meant-cure-cancer/
The forbidden cure for almost everything (beginning at 1:45 the technical explanation is explained): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AacqQB9zzLk
You can beat cancer naturally: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UY1Srmf2fg
Sun Exposure and Vitamin D Can Help Protect Against Cancer: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/28/research-from-100-countries-proves-vitamin-d-protects-against-cancer.aspx
Vitamin D and cancer: http://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=509
America’s Holocaust #19 6/20/15
Over the years, searching for the truth behind subjects, realizations have been bothersome at times- but nothing has created such a sickening feeling as “America’s Holocaust” Indians lived in a “matriarchal” society in harmony with nature, had everything they needed to be happy, content and more importantly, thankful. The similarities to what the “peacemaker” gave to the Iroquois confederacy, natural law and the ten commandments was found to be interesting.
Most “American’s” are told through sanitized schooling that Christopher Columbus (actual name: Cristoforo Colombo) discovered America, and we have a holiday to support this. The truth of the matter is Slavers discovered America and began taking Indians decades earlier to support the sugar industry. The African slave trade began here due to the lack of Indians and the high demand for cotton, but that’s another issue.
Columbus actually landed on Cuba and then went to Hatti / Dominican Republic where the Santa Maria ran aground. Seeing this, the indigenous people’s (Taino Indians) rescued the people and goods from the ship. Columbus was shocked to find a happy, peaceful people living in plenty and chose to reside amongst them for a time before returning to Spain. Eleven months later he returned with a military flotilla of 17 ships. He enslaved the Indians to mine for gold and within 6 years two thirds of the Indian population had died. Some deaths were due to the working conditions but a good number were from the woman committing suicide after killing their children, feeling that was more merciful than living as slaves.
May 1539, Conquistador Hernando De Soto landed near Tampa Bay in Florida. He and his Army of 600 and 200 support staff cut a swath of destruction to the Carolina’s and back down again. At each Indian village they were welcomed with open arms and respect; even after their motives were known, yet inevitably the villages were plundered and destroyed. They killed or enslaved the Indians as they went, depending on their mood. Many of the slaves were shipped to the Virgin Islands. De Soto had also brought the small pox virus which annihilated those Indians in the area who remained, taking with them their knowledge and customs dating back to at least 750 AD.
1607 Jamestown was established. The Indians, again welcomed them, becoming trading partners, and furnishing them with food and supplies to survive the first winter. As Jamestown became more populated it also became more arrogant and forceful, as the new residents’ desire to provide the world with tobacco required more and more land. This created problems and in 1609 a war began which lasted for four years. A truce and treaty was reached after the chief’s daughter Pocahontas was kidnapped.
December of 1620 the “pilgrims” arrived in Plymouth. The first winter reduced the 100 people to 50, and they saw no Indians nor could they find any. The following spring they were surprised to have an Indian wander into their town and say “welcome”. His name was Samoset He explained to the settler’s that they were living in a place known as Patuxet, and every Indian that had resided there had died from a disease brought 4 years ago by slavers. He had learned broken English from fishermen who frequented the coast. Samoset went to the closet tribe, the Wampanoag, who chief was named Massasoit. Here he found the one remaining ancestor of the village of Patuxet named Tisquantum, (Squanto) who had only survived because he had been taken by the slavers, was set free by English missionaries and returned as an interpreter. Squanto then taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the area. The Wampanoag and the pilgrims would live in peace for 40 years. After Massasoit’s death, Philip his son became the chief. He had been witnessing the deterioration of his tribes land, food supply, values, and heritage. Although they were surrounded by then by the white man’s towns and a good number of Indian’s actually worked for them now, he organized the revolt known as “King Philips war”
Each and every time the “white man” and Indians paths crossed, the Indians would welcome them with assistance and willingness to share the area in which they resided (the concept of land ownership was in contradiction to their understanding) and on each occurrence the Indians would be pushed further into a corner.
This issue became quiet contentious in the 1800’s when the US Government literally declared open season on the indigenous peoples following the discovery of gold. This was propagated through the propaganda used by the newspapers. Tribe after tribe was eradicated; those that survived were forced to live on the run and in fear or on a “reservation.” (To this day, each reservation has a prisoner of war camp number attached to it.) Every “treaty” ever signed by the US government has been broken. One Chief was shot while standing under both an American flag and white flag while wearing the medal of peace given to him by LINCOLN. Wounded Knee; the slaughter where a tribe was surrounded by the US cavalry which then opened fire on the men woman and children became all to frequent events of that time. Those Indians who were able to avoid the cavalry were dealt with by the eradication of the buffalo (whose numbers went from sixty million down to two hundred and fifty!) which they used for food, clothing, housing, and medicine. Germ warfare was used on captured Indian’s who had been placed on “reservations” by supplying blankets with the smallpox virus embedded within them.
By the late 1800’s the only “free” Indian’s were those whom had fled to Canada, but US government wasn’t through with those that remained here. It was decided at this time that Indian children as young as four, would be removed from their parents and placed in boarding schools. At these schools all students received the same haircuts and clothing, and were indoctrinated into what the “white man” thought they should be. This also stripped them of their language, traditions, and destroyed the culture. (Rockefeller took notice of how well this worked and began his public school system to indoctrinate the US population in its entirety) Upon completion of these schools, the Indian children couldn’t communicate with their parents, didn’t fit in with the tribe, or the whites, and the culture was essentially crushed.
Hitler has written he based his concentration camps on the US Government’s “reservation” model.
The framers of the US constitution, by suggestion by Benjamin Franklin, based it upon the Gayanashagowa or the Great Law of Peace of the Iroquois. (Iroquois Confederacy)
Throughout History this type of behavior has been taken against every matriarchal society once patriarchy began taking hold primarily through “Christianity”
If this subject stirs any interest, please watch the videos provided below. I can’t recommend Russell Means “welcome to the reservation” enough. My personal opinion is that it should be viewed by every high school senior prior to graduating along with Erica Goldson’s valedictorian speech.
Were the American Indians the victims of genocide? http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/7302
Pearls of wisdom: Native American Indian Commandments, code of ethics and 7 philosophies http://www.sapphyr.net/natam/indian.htm
Russell Means: welcome to the reservation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LA-S64QY3o&list=PLAYJ1WwgOpjYa-Rolev38KrHHZv2kRGg5
Erica Goldson’s valedictorian speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M4tdMsg3ts
500 nations: (hosted by Kevin Costner) This is an extremely in-depth, 4 disk, History of the plight and history of the American Indian. It is so in-depth that it is continuously removed / censored from you tube. At the time of this posting, all four disks are on the Inquiring One you tube page under “American Holocaust” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwsgax52vUfNJt7QaiZacdg
Concerns #18 6/8/15
After writing the “Us vs them” post, the feeling of being a hypocrite was festering, the need to do more was nagging to say the least. Shortly thereafter, an incident involving a young man I know well, created the desire to act a bit more intently. This post is a full length article which has been submitted to my state senator and two state representatives. Folks of a higher pay grade suggested sending it to the Governor and US Senators. This article has been condensed by half to submit to the local press as well. Following the creation of a sub-domain link to access both articles and references, (being somewhat computer illiterate, it will be done when the “computer guy” gets it done 🙂 a copy will be sent to those folks.
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Complete Article 5/15
Sometimes things just need to be addressed out loud, based in principle and truth, to hopefully create a proactive dialogue on how to go about deescalating a growing problem.
Far too often we are hearing about questionable police actions. That one sentence no doubt has already created an emotional reaction. My only request would be to read this as rationally as possible, do research on your own, and discern for yourself what is right. It should also be made clear that all officers are not acting questionably.
I spent my school years in Mass, graduating in 1984. Back then the police vehicles were painted with “peace officers- to serve and protect.” The officers for the most part mingled within the town, and used common sense judgement in their daily lives. Yes, it was a different time, but not really.
Thirty years after moving to a small town in NH, I sit writing an article after reading about, dealing with, and witnessing questionable police / DMV policy and actions.
The deadliest riots in this county due to the abuse of authority occurred in New York in July of 1863, followed by the Los Angeles riots of 1992. (For those of you who don’t now, LA was ignited by the acquittal of four officers in a taped beating of Rodney King). Shortly after, came the North Hollywood shootout, where the police claimed to be “out gunned,” resulting in surplus Military weapons and other paraphernalia being sold cheaply or acquired through grants to any police department, basically militarizing small town USA. (Let’s look at this for a moment. During a high speed pursuit which may put the general public at risk, officers back off and radio ahead and create a grid. When a FDIC insured bank gets robbed and shots are fired, it became a ¾ hour, multi block shootout with @1750 rounds reported shot and a justification for militarizing the police forces around the country- why?)
Fast forward to July 2009 when Henry Gates was arrested in Cambridge Ma, he was allegedly breaking into a house. It was proven to be his house, yet due to the emotional responses of both involved; the officer chose to arrest him for disorderly conduct. This concluded with the charges being dropped and a beer at the white house.
Stories of police coercion, deception, outright lying, intimidation, harassment and overstepping their “authority” are becoming so commonplace that it can be described as cancer: “If you haven’t dealt with it yourself, you know someone who has.” It’s become a silent epidemic. The Huffington Post reported on 3/16/15 that 176 civilians had been killed by police in just January and February of 2015.
Some claim cops are arrogant, racist, “trigger happy” or prone to bullying, others say society has gone nuts and a cop takes his life in his hands when he leaves for work each day. Bullying has been addressed in school systems, why not in general society?
Becoming a police officer is a choice. Like teachers, most go into the field with good intentions (hopefully) yet soon find out that they are just order followers, and their particular principles are not relevant. They are there to follow orders, moral or immoral, just or unjust, logical or not, and soon become jaded. “I don’t make the laws, just enforce them” is a common response when a legitimate question is raised. There are several articles stating that police departments are rejecting candidates who have too high of an IQ. The fear being that those with a higher IQ will be less likely to conform. This is what “those that be” have determined is the right thing for society and one in which a court actually agreed. Another contributing factor is that numerous police forces prefer to hire those with a military background. This can have negative consequences. The military is trained; everything but their will to survive is removed and they are rebuilt to follow orders and REACT. If this isn’t done the lives of they and others will be at risk in a military situation. It is a necessary evil for the position. If they had any rank they are unaccustomed to someone questioning their “orders.” When discharged they are asked if they feel ok and given a number to call should they feel the need, very little attention is given to deprogramming, asking for help has been stigmatized and in contradiction to the training. Placing such an individual on a residential police force is asking a lot from this person. Should a high stress incident arise, they must override the military training just to ascertain the situation, add a weapon and the results could turn deadly. There are numerous reports every month, from all places on earth regarding situations regarding police vs citizens. These reports encompass the killing of a civilian to encroaching on freedom of speech. Guilty until proven innocent seems to be the new mantra. There are an extraordinary amount of cases in which people have had to pay thousands of dollars to prove their innocence. Now add in the ironic fact that it is we that pay their salaries. This is NOT RIGHT and breeds a distrustful relationship and an “us vs them” mentality.
The driving force behind finally writing this article is an ongoing situation regarding a 28 year old young man that I know well. In mid-April he was driving home on his motorcycle @ 9 PM and was pulled over. According to the young man, he was told that he was pulled over because the corporal couldn’t read his stock license plate from fifty feet away. The police report which was written twice and modified twice (first of the four editions dated two weeks after the stop) stated he was pulled over for not signaling while passing a van taking a right turn. The officer smelled alcohol and started the sequence of events for that. Both parties agree that the officer was informed that this person had sustained a head injury, has a weak right side, speech impediment etc. There is a discrepancy on who initiated the exchange of this info. The young man was asked to take a breath test, and after four separate times blowing into the machine, the highest was .045 which was the only one documented in the report. After being placed in cuffs and while inside the cruiser, the cop suggested taking a blood test. The young man stated that up to this point he had done everything that he was asked, taken the breath test 4 times, did it politely, and would prefer to get along with the night as opposed to driving 45 minutes to the hospital and back. Four hours later he was allowed to call for a family member to pick him up. The cop took his license and handed him a 30 day paper receipt. The following day he had to pay to retrieve his motorcycle which was impounded. During the following week he retained a lawyer. Shortly thereafter began receiving mail from DMV stating they received a sworn statement from a “law enforcement officer” and his driving “privileges” would be suspended, which they were.
Now as objectively as I can be, after the questionable stop, I can understand the officer’s initial suspicion after smelling alcohol. Once being advised of the head injury, weak right side, speech impediment, and the breath machine reading .045 after four attempts, I don’t see why he continued to push. More disturbing and discouraging is the prosecutor continuing on with it. Possibly it’s time for a display of integrity by the department by simply stating “a mistake was made and has gotten out of hand, please accept our reimbursement for your expenses and your license back”, seems like not only the right thing, but the mature way to handle a mistake of this magnitude. Some may claim driving is a privilege not a right. This is true as far as the state is concerned, but the theory is based on the elite being the only folks able to afford to drive over a hundred years ago. According to the definition of privilege, driving is not that either. Living in an area where one needs to pack a lunch to pick up a pizza, it’s a necessity. (It should also be mentioned that if one’s license is revoked for ninety days, in reality it generally takes at least 6-9 months due to the bureaucratic hoops & requirements to have it re-activated.)
Thus far this has affected immediate members of his family as well as friends, who now have to drive him around; his job is in jeopardy, he awakes each day wondering if he’ll still have it tomorrow. The financial expenses incurred to date are in the thousands. It has affected his personal relationship and also that with his young daughter. His liberty to get around doing everyday things has been taken, not to mention the psychological damage to one whom already suffers from brain trauma. This all occurred just for driving home at a decent hour, legally sober on a Friday night, through Ossipee, NH. People hearing of this are in disbelief, although many have a similar story to counter with. Many derogatory words have been used in description of the police in general, which to me is bothersome. My initial statement after hearing this story was “it’s a good thing he is good natured; imagine what could have happened if the cop pulled over someone who had just got in a fight with their wife.” Had that happened and an altercation resulted, would we have heard the true story? My guess is probably not, and not at all unless it happened between folks of different skin types, the cop lost, or a death.
Should you disagree or think “that would never happen here in NH”, a quick search of the names: Bruce Mckay, Jeremy Charron, Les Lord, and Scott Phillips may help you believe.
Another concern is how this cop is able to be cop, judge, jury and executioner; draining a person mentally, financially, revoking his license, thus removing his liberty to pursue an income and freedom to move about on a daily basis; based on suspicion. The claim will inevitably arise that he “was just doing his job & The DMV is responsible for taking the license” To both I respond untrue. When one sets motions into action, they are responsible. Knowing what the end result will be and hiding behind a badge, disgraceful. This young man will be without a license for 45 days before going in front of a judge. This “sentence” prior to seeing a court, was based on opinion and disregard of the only objective assessor, the breath machine; Guilty and sentenced until proven innocent, for real; it’s not right or moral, nor is it an isolated incident in the “live free or die” state. Add to this the volume of people who have a negative perception of police after hearing of this situation. Two friends tell two friends etc., and in today’s world of social media, it’s easily over a thousand people. I don’t see that as good public relations. Regardless of how this turns out, I’m sure it won’t end with beers at the white house.
With this system and mentality why do people ask why things are happening the way they are? Thomas Paine wrote “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right”
Until there is a change, incidents like Ferguson and Freddie Gray unfortunately will continue. I believe it is time to start treating all people as though they are people, with dignity, respect and a return to reciprocity and civility. The “us vs them” mentality is breeding discontent and distrust, making our society a sketchy place to be. ALL cops aren’t bad, nor are All people. The time has passed for ignoring this issue and accepting “that’s just the way it is”. It’s wrong, unjust and immoral.
Submitted with hope,
REFERENCES: Inquiring One Youtube channel
Los Angeles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Los_Angeles_riots
North Hollywood shootout: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=north+hollywood+shootout
176 civilians killed: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blake-fleetwood/civilians-killed-by-police_b_6801510.html
Local Militarization: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/01/cops-speak-out-on-police-_n_3688999.html
PD’s prefer ex-military: Google Search- https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=ex+military+becoming+cops