Friday, December 31, 2010

When Everything Is A Crime, Everyone Is A Criminal

America used to be the land of the free and the home of the brave.

That is no longer true.

Now we get thrown to the floor, handcuffed, beaten and arrested for things that we did not even know were crimes.

Do you consider yourself a criminal? It's been said that there are so many laws and regulations on the books at every level of government (federal, state and local) that it is virtually impossible for anyone to go a single day without violating at least one of them. You probably commit a crime even when you just stay home. Now, most of you probably think you're innocent of any wrongdoing (or if you do acknowledge some infraction of the law, it's likely a victimless made-up "crime", like drug use or file-sharing). The point is, you're not guilty of anything that would justify a fine or imprisonment, yet it is a near certainty you violate the law on a regular basis, laws that do carry such penalties. But if you're not guilty of committing harm, why is there a law to begin with? Because the state, with it's monopoly on the use of  legal force in enforcing it's arbitrary rulings, simply has the power to invent imaginary crimes. It does so because that expands its power, and the game is all about controlling the population, so that your freedom as an individual is replaced by the subjective whims of the ruling elite.

But it is those in power, the agents and enforcers of the state, that are the real criminals. By passing and enforcing their "law" they are acting as nothing more than common street thugs.

Doesn’t it seem like almost everything is becoming a crime in America now? Americans are being arrested and charged with crimes for doing things like leaving dog poop on the ground, opening up Christmas presents early, not recycling properly, farting in class and having brown lawns. But is it healthy for our society for the police to be involved in such silly things? Every single day the United States inches closer to becoming a totalitarian society.

That is why it is so disturbing that it seems like almost everything has become a crime in America now. As we continue to criminalize relatively normal behavior our slide toward becoming a totalitarian state will only accelerate.

We are throwing anyone and everyone in prison these days. It is getting absolutely ridiculous. Today, the United States leads the world in the number of prisoners and in the percentage of the population in prison. The United States has 5% of the world’s population, but approximately 25% of the world’s incarcerated population.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, as of the end of 2009 a total of 7,225,800 people were either on probation, in prison or on parole in America.

That is a sign of a very, very sick society. Either we have a massive crime problem or the “control grid” that our leaders have erected for us is wildly out of control.

Or both.

But how in the world are we supposed to have a healthy economy if our entire nation is being turned into one gigantic prison?

Sadly, it is not just hardcore criminals that are being rounded up and abused by authorities these days.

Almost Everything Is A Crime In America Now: 14 Of The Most Ridiculous Things That Americans Are Being Arrested For

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