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Wild Wild Left Radio #56 Policing Protesters: From Preschoolers to Politicians

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Welcome to the State of No Dissent in the Land of Discontent. From "Peace Officers" brutalizing 5 year olds, to so-called "Left bloggers" like dKouchebag Markos Moulitsas attacking Kucinich, we are in a world where advocacy for People's rights or self-determination is now verboten. Peaceful protesters from U.C. Davis were beaten and dragged last week, to nary an outcry from the public; a public now inured to being monitored from cradle to grave. We have given up our right to privacy, free speech and that "rugged individualism" in order to have a false sense of security. This is not entirely a new thing in our history of repression and division, what is new is the conditions under which it takes place. At least 50 million people are ill-fed -- up from 37 million just a year ago, and because of the Jim Crow Drug Laws, a black child born today is less likely to be raised by both parents than a black child born during slavery! As the discontent among the oppressed grows, so grows the industry of repression: Tasers, sound cannons, advanced riot-control devices like micro-waves and drones dropping prozac bombs. As the "enemies" (read free-thinkers) rebel, our very educational means are being stripped from us, whole school districts shutting down, teachers fired and students being economically barred from attending Universities. They want us compliant, dumb and afraid. Sinclair Lewis said, "When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." We think he is right. Welcome to the Police State.