Coming Soon to a Police State Near You

“The CIA is seeking authority to expand its covert drone campaign in Yemen by launching strikes against terrorism suspects *even when it does not know the identities of those who could be killed*, U.S. officials said.”

Recall that our God King’s justification for indefinite detention and assassination of Americans is that Everywhere is the Battlefield in our Eternal War. With that rationale–and with a sufficiently flexible definition of Terror–there is not one reason why our Protectors cannot commence drone strikes (or whatever other methods they choose for killing off and arresting Nuisances to the State) on our soil in the same lawless manner they are currently behaving abroad. Don’t (alleged) murderers, robbers, car thieves, burglars, petty thieves, homophobes, prolifers, people who criticize our Just and Wise Leader, and anybody else our Ruling Class dislikes inspire “terror”? Why not have secret executive panels condemn them to death on the unilateral fiat of our God King as well? Due process just hampers the efficient working of the state in killing of Enemies of the People. We already approve of it for foreign swarthy types. Why not here as well. To paraphrase Uncle Billy in It’s a Wonderful Life: “Not every heel is in Yemen and Afghanistan.” How soon till Our Ruling Class claim the power to suspend habeas corpus for an expanding “penumbra” of “terror” at home?

Hat tip: Caelum et Terra

Oh, and don’t think that anything will change if Obama loses. Note, for instance, the commentary at this organ for the Thing that Used to be Conservatism as a Lefty movie star bleats in protest over Obama’s contributions to erecting the Police State. They use the video because hey! It’s a lefty movie star criticizing Obama! But they also have transparent contempt for the Lefty *because* he is objecting to indefinite detention and assassination of American citizens. These are, as far as these neo-fascists are concerned, the things Obama is doing *right* according to these neo-con apostles of everlasting war. They want more, not less, of this. The only thing they may slightly tweak is which Undesirable Elements may, according the winds and whims of political need, be targeted as “terrorists” and slated for torture, prison, and/or death.

Meanwhile, we sheep keep rooting for our favorite Wolf in the Ruling Class and hoping that our Wolf will get elected to protect us from the Bad Wolf of Those Guys over There. When the history of our time is written, our descendants will shake their heads at what suckers we were and how willingly we handed over our most basic liberties to any demagogue who promised us three squares a day.

“To get the man’s soul and give him nothing in return — that is what really gladdens Our Father’s heart.” – Uncle Screwtape

It doesn’t have to be this way. We can be a free people and not a police state. But it is going to take Christians reclaiming their heritage, standing up, and saying “NO!”–and then living sacrificially for God, not America. We have wasted to much time seeking first earthly thing and not the kingdom of God. Seek first the kingdom and all these things will be added as well. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand fast, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1) Hope remains, while Jesus remains. And Jesus remains forever.

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  • Kirt Higdon

    There are a lot of drones already being operated within the borders of the US, mostly surveillance, a few armed. Within a few years, there will be thousands. The technology is there, the desire by the regime is there; the only hold-up is establishing protocols to coordinate the newly arrived robots with human piloted civil aviation. We can’t have commercial airliners being accidentally downed; if it’s done intentionally to prevent terrorism, that’ll be OK.

  • I thought Tyrant Obama’s regime declared the GWOT was over….hmmmm…maybe they need to re-name it the RWOC (Regime’s War on Catholics) or the RWOWTDAE (Regime’s War on Whomever They Deem As Enemies)….

    Anybody else??

    • Rosemarie


      If the GWOT was/is an “Overseas Contingency Operation,” as this admin tried to dub it, then this would logically be a Domestic Contingency Operation, right.

      • Rosemarie


        That last post was supposed to have a question mark at the end.

        Anyway, maybe the Obummer admin should drop all pretense, go completely newspeak and call it “doubleplusgood peace” (since, y’know, “War is peace”).

  • Noah

    > Hope remains, while Jesus remains. And Jesus remains forever.

    You ended this post the right way. The situation just looks hopeless from an earthly perspective.

    Is it proper to pray the imprecatory psalms? Sometimes I wish I could, but it hardly seems in keeping with Christ’s command to *love* our enemies and pray for them.

    • Is it proper to pray the imprecatory psalms?

      It’s never improper to pray the psalms, as long as you remember that the enemies you are praying against are not of flesh and blood.

      The psalms are the prayers of the Church. There’s every gamut of human emotion in them, and there are plenty of times when it’s just fine to be pissed. Just make sure you’re aiming the right way.

  • If you want to win the argument, you’ve got to replace the drone strikes with *something* and that something should ideally be better at actually getting rid of the problem which ultimately is that people from a particular religion declare every adult male a judicial officer and authorized to give and carry out judicial decisions with universal jurisdiction up to and including death penalty cases.
    Does anybody, and I mean anybody deny that this is a problem?
    I can see a lot of different ways to tackle the situation but one way which will never be adopted is to criticize the present solution without seriously presenting workable alternatives that get us to victory. If we are not paying the jizya, we are all under numerous fatwas and if we refuse to pay, the death penalty does eventually come into play.
    Prayer is fine, commendable. Workable strategy that solves the problem along with prayer, now that hits the ball out of the park.

    • Kirt Higdon

      The only adult male I know of who claims universal jurisdiction to impose the death penalty on anyone and who is actually doing this, mainly by means of drones, is the President of the US Obomber. I agree it’s a very big problem and so I pray a lot for a solution. I do that with respect to all my big problems.