The Jaded Prole

A Progressive Worker's Perspective on the political and cultural events of our time.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bringing the Troops Home

You know the projections for our economy are bleak when the government decides to station the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division to our own country. As Army Times point out, "They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack."

I've said for many years that we could not as a nation act with violent impunity around the world and not do so at home. As our economy sinks into depression more of us will be unemployed. Many of us will lose our homes. Dissatisfaction and desperation will give way to anger -- organized anger at a dysfunctional criminal system of corruption. The criminals in charge are preparing for that. As Lenin pointed out many years ago, the state is a tool for the oppression of one class by another. That class has not felt the need to up the ante of oppression from economic to the brutality of force as long as wage slavery and economic terror could keep us in line. When it no longer can, they will not hesitate to use their army against us.
We must be prepared.

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