Overnight, my computer blew up with E-mails decrying the destruction and torment done by Homeland Security, Emergency Response Teams, and Florida State Police goons (especially from Broward and So Fla) to the once quiet Florida Everglades. So let’s get this dam ( to avoid print style book standards) straight as Rush likes to say. While erstwhile print outlets in our So Fla regions team with the Martin County Rino’s to get our Florida Legislature to give even more land over to the federal government in the form of emergency relief declarations that look to stop estuary blooms by the Army Corps, local and state police goons using federal dollars rip up the once sacred Florida Everglades!
Eager beavers, be they Army Corps guys or black vested, thick booted jerks, tramped all over the Florida Everglades in what my sources E-mailed were “necessary drills” to either “keep us safe” or “for the children.” Bears–not mammalian, but steel beasts–were brought in for a simulation of attacks presumably by Americans found on some federal “no go” list. “They’re moving, they’re taking positions, they have superior firepower,” warned Broward Sheriff Deputy Richard Saito, the SWAT TEAM member who allegedly dreamed up this perverse training storyline. “Of course, it wasn’t a real terrorist attack, but rather a large scale SWAT training exercise mounted by the Broward Sheriff’s Office involving (can you believe this) boats, bus (ambulance in police talk), bombs, and booby trapped hostages.” Sun Sentinel photog Robert Nolin shot the pix.
The video of mother Christine West, a tiny young woman who was pummeled by over eager Tallahassee policemen saving us from drunk drivers, says one thing to the police, but another to average voters, taxpayers, and citizens, namely: “Your police state tactics belong back in Europe during a 1930s time warp.” I don’t know when I’ve been so upset as I was last night when I saw Mother West’s blackened right eye, her bloody nose, and her frightened looks. She is so tiny that handcuffs of the Tally cops kept falling from her wrists.
In Pine Bluff, Arkansas, within this month, SWAT TEAM goons killed (repeat, KILLED) a 107 year old Black man, Monroe Isadore. In commenting about what was done to Mrs. West, a compassionate Tally attorney said: “I don’t care if she was as drunk as Cooter Brown; she should not (in paraphrase) have been treated like that.” Another lawyer, apparently from the prosecutor’s office, said (again in paraphrase, which I am obliged to cite in quotes): “She could have been blowing to the moon (into the alcohol limit blow bag device). . she didn’t deserve that take down!”
Clearly, things have gotten out of hand. In defense of George Zimmerman, why hasn’t someone like Dr. Phil come forward to offer him (Zimmerman) PTSD help? Why are the Florida Legislators now going along with a plan to give the federal government even more of our land? The UN already has been gifted with all of our national parks (yes, the Glades. Oh, the Glades!)
And yes, I was pulled over by our local county representatives. I passed their sobriety tests, thankfully. But what if my insurance applications were not part of a media discount pool? What if I hadn’t been coming from the county commission meeting at which the Sheriff’s Department officer had just received a proclamation honoring 9-11 week? And what if the Legion Posts nationwide (like Post 40 in Ft. Pierce) had quit having benefits for officers like Sgt. Gary Morales (who recently was shot dead in uncontrolled Ave D gang-banger violence)?
What if the Tea Party crowd continues to gain traction as they recently did nationwide with “Hell, no; we’re not going to war no more?” What if the American people just blow overly eager gun control types out of office like they did out in Colorado? We are very near that red line Americans are ready to cross with the overeager federal government and their BEAR attacks, with huge tanks in the Everglades, with over the top security drills, with federal destruction of not only our St. Lucie Estuary but now our world heritage site, our beloved Everglades (really a UN owned locale because it is a federal park.) We only wish the Broward-led brutes really could have blown the Glades back to a Middle Ages level of Restoration with their fake federal bombs and abusive SWAT TEAM crap.
What is in for blow-back is the Florida police state that is taking federal dollars just like every other nationwide police state apparatus. “Hell, no, we don’t want your miserable wars any more,” we said during the days of Chicago rage back in the 60s. This is my country; this is now my state. These lands are my mother. No longer will you rape my mother!!
Photo credit: coleyboley (Creative Commons)