Just when these American citizens needed their rights most, the government took them away. And rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, a bill of TEMPORARY privileges. And if you read the news, even badly, you will know the list gets shorter, and shorter and shorter.

Sooner or later, the people in this country are going to realize the government doesn’t give a fuck about them. The government doesn’t care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare or your safety. It simply doesn’t give a fuck about you. It’s interested in its own power. That’s the only thing. Keeping it, and expanding it wherever possible.

Personally, when it comes to rights, I think one of two things is true: either we have unlimited rights or we have no rights at all.

- George Carlin on rights

"but they’re looting!"

So tired of reading “but they’re looting!” How about we address and discuss all the events in the order in which they happened. The result of the provocation isn’t an excuse to refuse to talk about the provocation. No one is condoning looting, but there’s not really a lengthy discussion to be had about looting. There IS a lengthy discussion to be had about all the elements involved in what happened last Saturday afternoon (or what happened in NY before that, or in LA after that).

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