Freedom’s Just Another Word For Something Else We’ve Lost

keep telling yourself “They attacked us because of our freedoms?”
“Yeah, that’s what they say”
“Well, we can’t have that!”
“What? Them attacking us?”
“No.Freedom”

I don’t know, perhaps it’s just me. Well, me and a few million other completely deranged folk in this country. I just can’t seem to wrap my head around why it seems to be a relatively few that are up in arms and feel this country jumped the tyranny shark a long time ago and nothing short of full on revolt is going to change it.

Believe me, I’d really rather be spending my time bitching about societal things like why in Sam Hall is someone like Taylor Swift even remotely popular let alone a Country mega-star. Or, why every kid gets a trophy when they’re not even keeping score at the games. That stuff right there is enough to know things are seriously wrong around here. Unfortunately, ‘Merica, we got ourselves a little bigger blunt to roll.

I know, I know, mammoths like the Federal Reserve or the Military Industrial Complex can seem a bit overwhelming and a bit too big of a sandwich to take a bite. So, what we’re going to do is start slow, and pop a few McNuggets of corruption down before we handle the Big Mac of tyranny. Alright? The following is a list of bite-sized oppression that’s getting more and more prevalent with each passing day. It’s when stuff like this happens, we need to speak up  and let the perpetrators know, “Not on our watch, bitch. Take your little stanky-ass, control game on out of here and bring on over to North Korea where that shit belongs!”

The following shit actually went down in this country:

3-year old boy arrested for urinating in public  

Read it and weep. What’s more, it wasn’t in public it was his own, front yard! Sure, easy to laugh off. Well, except for the parents who got smacked with a $2500 fine!! But cops pull this crap all the time and it’s about control. How the hell is pissing a $2500 fine anyway? I don’t care if you’re 3, 33 or 83…sometimes you gotta go. It’s America, dammit, and I’ll piss if I have to.

7-year old suspended for half-eaten pop tart that looked like a gun

I really don’t even care if the kid spent all night shaping it into an AR-15, it’s a god damn pop tart!

Fully armed SWAT team needed to apprehend a baby deer

Harumph.

Mom charged with vandalism for allowing daughter to draw on rocks with chalk

Charged and forced to do 50 hours of community service! I ask all you moms out there, got an extra 50 hours kicking around? Might as well asked for a million dollars. Disgustingly enough, there’s all sorts of ‘chalk’ arrests being made…I shit you, not. I’m actually surprised the little girl wasn’t tasered.

park-sign-lakewood-ohioHow bout this sign, huh? (click to enlarge) 4th of Ju-fucking-ly. What a damn disgrace. Oh, and fact is, you have a much better chance dying from a bee sting at this park or slipping in the tub getting ready than you do from a terrorist. The question, again is, which way is all this trending? Is this and the few examples above the last, pathetic grasps of dying despotism or the onset and early markers of a new authoritarian rule? How will this sign read a year from now, or two if left unaccounted? How about the image above capturing the TSA in all its glory? How long until that is happening on our highways, malls and schools? I listed just five, small examples but the list of this kind of stuff is endless and that’s not even getting into the massive rise in police shootings and use of excessive force. It’s everywhere you turn, literally.

That said, got to end with this clip. The good news is, the ‘lady’ cop was eventually fired but the fact that it even got there is what is so sickening. A cop ‘thinks’ he smells pot in the car and that gives them the right to shove a hand up inside you? It must freaking stop! Then we can start putting a beat down on the Federal Reserve! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Killing A Sock

Awright, freaks! Not bringing ya too much in the way of new info or insight but more checking in with just a couple of updates to keep all y’all apprised of the situation here in the Front Row. We are working the hardest we can on a lot of behind the scenes stuff for the long run success of things here but our aim is always to be more content orientated and pumping out posts like Miley Cyrus pumps out styrofoam fingers from her ass.

Before we get to that Front Row info, there was one news story that caught our eye this week. Big news out of Sweden that you may missed:

Public masturbation not a crime: Swedish court

Obviously, we hope this story doesn’t rub you the wrong way. The story was going to be run in the New York Times but I guess it got pulled after the editor had a stroke. I have to hand it to the Swedes, they sure know how to lay down the law. Now, I don’t want to start a mass debate here, but can you imagine if this happened in the States? First, the cops would have given him a beat-down, when all the really needed to say was, “Hey, Jack, off the beach!” and maybe yank him out of there. Then would cum the trial (sorry, couldn’t resist). In Sweden, the prosecutor said it was, “OK to play with yourself in public.” Here? The Prosecutor would be a dick and the judge a jerk. They’d toss him in jail for a few years instead of a slap on the wrist saying that it’s a feelony and not just a misdemoaner.

cartoon-penis OK, starting to stretch it, I’ll end it there. Spank you. Spank you very much!

One ‘serious’ question, though. If you read the article it says, “..it was ruled he was not targeting a specific person”. Ummmm…huh? What exactly they talking about there? They mean physically or mentally? Wow, either way that had to be one hell of a judgement call.

Well, hope you enjoy that half as much as I did. (That’s what the guy in Sweden said!) But now, on to Front Row business. So yeah, just really want to point out the new page Freak Events on 9/11. Please check it out. Will be yet another page we’re kind of always adding to.

Also, we’ve expanded ourselves and you can now find us on Facebook. You can check us out there, here. Please like, share and all that bullshit if you can.

That’s about all for now, freaks. Thought we might ride you out with some real humor. This is a man who was never appreciated as much as he should have been and it’s too late now because he’s been dead like 20 years so, I guess, don’t like him too much! Ah shit, just one of great ones, Mr. Bill Hicks!

 

Life. Still, Just Blowing in the Wind

It’s fairly well-known by now that a couple of weeks ago a very significant number of people were killed a good 5000 miles away from the United States of America, in Syria. It is also established that these people were murdered by way of a chemical weapon. That is about all we truly know for sure. For certain, there is a truth to be known about it all like whom the perpetrators were. Almost as certain, however, is that only history has a chance of revealing that truth and quite frankly, the odds are not in history’s favor.

The attack is now being dissected, discussed and debated in such a way that can only be described as unmitigated farce. Politicians and pundits ponder what, if any, more death and destruction should be delivered as an answer to the death and destruction in an effort to discourage further death and destruction. Despairingly, of course, what is already lost in the event, if, in fact, it was ever even fully recognized by anyone outside the immediate area are the lives of so many that were extinguished in the blink of an eye for the whims of advancing an agenda. That is true regardless of the actual guilty party.

In the short life of this blog, I have already mentioned a number of stats and facts that (hopefully) demonstrate just how deeply we have fallen and how much trouble we are in especially here in America. However, at this particular moment, I actually ponder if we ever indeed have risen to such a position from where we could fall? By that I mean, as a society, a civilization, a people, how far have we really come? The answer, of course, depends like so many things, on how you look at it. On one hand, this country has achieved absolute, historic, never-seen-before, levels of individual freedom, health, wealth and standard of living. I submit, however, that despite that irrefutable fact, we have only regressed as a civilization since declaring our independence 237 years ago.

Regression can actually be established in many sectors. For example, I could simply speak of the fact that this nation was built on the idea of extremely limited government and immense, personal freedom. Both ideals have not only slowly eroded but a case can be made for each that the time of inception was also their peak. Regardless, where we are today is virtually the complete opposite of what the framers had initiated.

However, what is perhaps more stunning, and how this relates to Syria, is our regression from our most fundamental right, life. It is undeniable that the historic, never-before-seen levels of individual freedom, health, wealth and standard of living has been entirely built on the idea that the right to life is arbitrary at best.

It started, of course, on the backs of slaves. From the get go it was evident not all men were in fact created equally nor bestowed with even the most unambiguous of unalienable rights. Slavery was merely a stepping stone when compared to the genocide of the native population occupying the new country. I’m sure there were actually plenty of people who felt the slaughtering in the name of progress was wrong. However, they too likely met the same fate.

In the interest of time, let’s fast forward up to today. The numbers of the carnage through the 19th and 20th centuries are well documented. Suffice to say, all told they number in the hundreds of millions. The question remains, however, have we progressed in this area as a civilization? Do we value life anymore today since it is the cornerstone of our own independence as a nation?

Let’s start in Syria where we have 1000 dead by way of chemical attack. An atrocity by standard. However, is it more so than the 100,000 that have been killed in the last 2 years from this civil war? That’s almost the equivalent of one chemical attack a week. Apparently, being shot, burned, blown up, starved or any other method of death is not enough for the West to get involved. Use sarin gas, however, and we have ourselves a problem worth military action.

How about Iraq? Since a tie to 9/11 was never found, nor were WMD’s, most people seem comfortable with falling back on, “Well, Saddam was a bad guy, he had to go.” Saddam was a bad guy, that’s true, but let’s forget the fact he was originally put in power by the CIA. It is estimated that since the first invasion of Iraq in 1991, 1 million Iraqi civilians have died either from direct result of war or the suffocating sanctions levied over the years. 1 million with roughly half being children. Once again, that’s roughly one, Syrian chemical attack a week over that span with still, no end in sight for those people. The highest number I’ve seen on civilian, Iraqi deaths under Saddam are about 1 million with some as low as 1/4 of that. I can only ask, who is the bad guy here?

Let’s take a look back here at home, shall we? Not long ago the country was gripped by the murder of a young, black man at the hands of non-black man. It was nearly impossible to escape the trial coverage of George Zimmerman, the man accused of taking Treyvon Martin’s life. Literally, thousands upon thousands of young, black men are murdered each year but for them, nary a whimper. For the record, just a couple of weeks prior to the verdict, 2 black teens shot a 13-month old white baby in the face at point, blank range. The story was barely a blip on the radar screen.

How about Sandy Hook? In December last year, the nation was horrified when allegedly, one young man decided to take the lives of 28 others, most of which were children.We may finally be getting somewhere because this did really strike a nerve with the American people. The horror turned to outrage which turned to….nothing. Absolutely nothing was done save for a pathetic push to take certain kinds of guns away from law-abiding citizens. But there was outrage! Children aside, though, it was 28 murders. Know what 28 murders are called in Chicago? A weekend. Where’s the outrage over that? If children are the bar, where’s the outrage over the 1 million homeless ones barely living in America? They can starve to death but don’t you dare shoot them!

It’s abundantly all to clear and dreadfully troubling that we as a people have not only stagnated the right to life but by our continued silence have condoned and elevated the right for others to take it. Makes you wonder. If we have not been able to progress one iota at this elementary principle than have we really progressed at all at anything?

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Peace, freaks.