Federal Troops: Not The Same
August 02, 2020
As far as I know, I only have one Southern reader, and I doubt he will make the false claim I have heard, but can’t find on the Internet, that Northerners are being hypocritical—again—by objecting to uninvited federal troops when the same thing happened in the South in the 60s.
Not the same thing. That deployment was to protect rights, not destroy them. For the specifics, check this detailed opinion piece. Enforcing federal court orders is different than using the excuse of protecting federal property to allow unmarked militarized federal agents to arrest unarmed peaceful protestors and throw them into unmarked cars.
And, if you think a big old load of horseshit would make your breakfast go down easier today, check out the DHS unbelievable load of crap about the Waffen-SS… sorry… federal agents crushing protest in my home town of Portland, Oregon.
Trump’s lickspittles claim the troops have unique identifiers. I can’t find them on the Internet, protestors can’t find them anywhere on the masked gunmen who have invaded an American city. I found a single reference to “TZ1” as a unique identifier. I assume they all wear the same number for purposes of economy. TZ1=Enemy of the People.
Eh, the Waffen-SS were combat troops (still monsters and war criminals, but they fought Allied military, not civilians). The unidentifiable federal operatives that Trump/Barr/Wolf have been sending out are more "secret police" actors -- the Geheim Staats Polizei, or "Gestapo."
Yours in apropos fascist analogies, Robert
Posted by: Robert E. Malchman | August 05, 2020 at 05:26 PM
Thank you Robert
Posted by: Paul Schindler | August 05, 2020 at 05:43 PM
TGHE FEDS WERE PROTECTING FEDERAL PROPERTY WHICH IS THEIR DUTY. YOU INTERFERE WITH THAT RESPONSIBILITY AND DUTY AT YOUR OWN PERIL.
Posted by: JIM FOIRBES | August 17, 2020 at 05:40 AM
Jim, I 100% agree that federal agents have the right and duty to protect federal property. I 100% feel they do NOT have the right to gas and beat peaceful protestors or pursue uninvolved Americans down American streets. There is ample photographic evidence of both these activities. There is no right for unidentifiable federal agents in an American city in peace time to use unmarked vehicles and unmarked agents dressed and equipped as troops to arrest American citizens without cause, or to be deployed to an American city in disproportionate numbers as a political stunt.
Posted by: Paul E. Schindler, Jr. | August 17, 2020 at 07:02 AM