Throw ‘Em in the Clink!

The term, “home-grown terrorist,” has commonly been used to identify Americans who target other Americans and cause both mayhem and fear among the citizens. The usual MO of this type is a stealth bomb or sniper rifle, targeting a building or a few selected individuals.

Yet, in the fall of 2008 a small group of Americans wearing suits, not camouflage outfits, committed an act of terror on the entire population of this nation- every man, woman and child.  And where are these terrorists? They are, of course, back at work and living a very comfortable life-style, blending in nicely with their up-scale neighbors. They may even be in the church choir this morning singing songs of praise and worship.

I flash back to the image of the KKK members who also were church-goers, perhaps righteous choir members, singing Christian songs on Sunday after having lynched a ‘nigger’ on Saturday evening.

So, who are these homegrown terrorists who reeked havoc upon the entire nation?  Why is the FBI not investigating this act? And why has the public been so silent about their heinous act?

Very good questions.  Maybe it’s because they don’t LOOK like terrorists. Or perhaps we Americans are so completely dumbed-down that we can’t recognize subtle terrorism, white-collar terrorism. These guys don’t fit the ‘profile.’

Surely by now you’ve ID’d the subjects of this post because those of you who read this blog are a cut above the average American.

Jail time. A simple solution for the criminals who prey on our citizens. Perhaps hanging. I can’t help thinking of those tens of thousands of Americans behind bars today because they possessed a bag of marijuana. Yet these 11/08 Terrorists not only are not doing jail time, but are back ‘at it’ once again, like parolee recidivation.

Where is the public outcry?  Where are the people gathered to demonstrate? Why the silence?  You tell me.


6 thoughts on “Throw ‘Em in the Clink!

  1. Our monarchy, our Kings of Finance are above the laws – because they write the laws and provide the loopholes for themselves; the government is merely their royal guard and legion.

  2. You made a reference to the many people in jail for possession of a small amount of pot.
    You can be absolutely certain that most in this group are not white and/or poor without access to expensive legal aid.

    Just like white collar crime…we all suffer from it’s effects. It’s rare that the punishment if any is more than a slap or fine, but if a person from an undesireable group committed a crime that could be somehow judged equally…?

    There are a lot of acts committed by the people appointed to enforce laws that I would consider brutal terrorist acts. I had a few friends who were police in Detroit and most of them left in a very short time become the same sense of civic commitment and duty which prompted them to get involved in law enforcement was what made them leave.
    Either you partake of the corruption, or you are a threat to the organization. Even looking the other way was a threat…get your hands dirty or pay the consequences!

  3. As they say – SSDD …

    “Unhappy events abroad have retaught us two simple truths about the liberty of a democratic people. The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic State itself. That, in its essence, is fascism—ownership of government by an individual, by a group or by any other controlling private power. The second truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if its business system does not provide employment and produce and distribute goods in such a way as to sustain an acceptable standard of living. Both lessons hit home. Among us today a concentration of private power without equal in history is growing.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt, Simple Truths message to Congress, 1938

  4. Poet- too bad FDR is not alive today to set ‘those folks’ straight about their fascist dealings that nearly took down this entire nation. If only Obama had the courage to do the same!

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