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Unarmed Woman Killed By Elite US Capitol Police For Not Obeying Like A Dog

January 7, 2021

In recent decades, the wealthiest became wealthier, precisely because they, through the intermediacy of their pet politicians, made the middle class poorer: they transferred wealth, leveraging globalization to do so. That was violence, extreme violence. And it has brought a violent reaction, because the low lives finally noticed. So now they shall be shot to reestablish order?

The violence of the transfer of wealth should be hard to deny, should one deign to notice it. For example, under Obama, 8 trillion dollars (then around half of yearly GDP) was given to the top banks (through the Federal Reserve “Quantitative Easing”). Then those (private) banks lent money to their class, the wealthiest. This is the mechanism which, under Obama, made US inequality greater than ever (measuring this in a number of ways, 1% vs 99% or Gini coefficient, etc.). In turn this rush to further inequality spurred many middle class Americans to vote for the wealthy enemy of the elite, and its main tool, globalization, Trump.

Transferring more wealth to the wealthiest to this extent was new. It was made possible by an outrageous trick: transferring money to the wealthiest persons (in the sense of legal entities). I called that Transferring Assets to Rich People (Obama just called it TARP). That policy made the policies enacted by Obama, an admirer of the right-wing president Reagan, much more pro-wealthy, pro-plutocratic, than those of Reagan and his successor, Bush Senior, had been. That’s an astounding fact, and so counter-intuitive that most “Democrats” have not observed it.

In total contrast with what Obama would dare to do, Bush Sr. and Reagan would nationalize failed banks, before giving them money. Bush and Reagan nationalized more than 2,000 banks. Obama nationalized none, he just gave them money. It was the grandest theft of the history of the USA (and I visualized slavery before writing this; that vicious institution preceded the establishment of the US… although not that of part of the mentality of the USA).

Is that democracy Pelosi style? Is that civilized? Is that human? US Capitol Police threatening with war weapons civilian protesters, January 6, 2021…. Just because the protesters are occupying where only the elite is allowed to be?

Why is there so many ridiculous divisions, full of hatred? Because it is taught! Divide and conquer! The media is owned by the world’s wealthiest people… the same ones who rule the world, the tax code and the “stimulus” programs. Plutocrats want “We The People” divided, or distracted. So when Obama gave $8 trillions to banks, then lent to the wealthiest, boosting inequality, the (fake) left didn’t notice. Each time I evoke it across one of the paid stooges in charge of (fake) “left” propaganda, I am called a “troll”.

Meanwhile the US and European plutocracy in command of industry and investment decided to industrialize and invest ever more in… China… They were encouraged by the control they had of the media, which made violent reactions unlikely. So they industrialized and invested in countries similar to the People Republic of China: safe, friendly dictatorships providing the optimal understanding for exploiting most of the world by a tiny elite while disempowering potential revolutionaries, such as this young woman wrapped in a flag, confronted with war weapons, and told to obey. She was a bit slow, she may not have heard said some of her friends: enough to die, surely… In the minds of individuals who got out there and kill millions for oil (Iraq) or Coltan (Congo)… Biden, the main agent of the invasion of Iraq, did not like the invasion of the US Capitol by protesters and threatened them with the accusation of “sedition” on Twitter:

Joe Biden@JoeBiden·Let me be very clear: the scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not represent who we are. What we are seeing is a small number of extremists dedicated to lawlessness. This is not dissent, it’s disorder. It borders on sedition, and it must end. Now.

Does Biden condone using deadly force on an unarmed young woman, just because she doesn’t obey as fast as a well trained dog? I doubt Biden would shoot his dog if it didn’t obey, though, so the comparison is inappropriate, I apologize. The reply to this from “Democratic” leaders has been to say that Trump supporters (75 millions of whom just voted for Trump) are “deplorables”, haters, racists, unworthy, dangerous, idiotic, uneducated, deluded and a general threat to “healing” (to use Biden’s semantics and conceptology).

Confronted to momentous events, one has to think from afar. So let’s just do this. what’s the big picture?

The young woman has been shot in the neck, for not obeying like a dog. She is alive and conscious, but bleeding. Shooting an unarmed civilian is not civilized. It doesn’t matter if one claims that’s in the name of “democracy”.

Many of the so-called “Democrats” have exerted violence for a very long time: Nancy Pelosi, a wealthy heir, is the daughter of a mayor (of Baltimore, no less). She spent a few decades “fundraising” with the wealthiest to financially foster political candidates compatible with her vision of the so-called “Democratic” Party (BTW I am registered as such, because otherwise where I am one doesn’t exist politically… or even civically, in the sense that one is not treated in a civil fashion). Hereditary plutocrat Nancy has headed the so-called “Democratic” Party since 2003… That’s as long as Louis XVI was king of France. Arguably, she listens even less (Louis XVI convoked the “General Estates”, a grand conference of all the powers that be).

Exerted violence? How? Inequality and inequity is violence, spread out. The so-called “Democrats” pushed for “Obamacare”, another subsidy for the wealthiest (especially private healthcare insurance companies which saw their market and subsidies expand) . The result was despair: the deaths from drug overdoses shot up to around 100,000 a year. George Floyd, who apparently died from being crushed by police, was stuffed with drugs (or so I have been told), and that may have contributed to his death.

Let me quote the Reuters organization, a plutocratic device founded by Reuters, a plutocrat, nearly two centuries ago; Reuters of course starts with a misleading title, asking the question they want a fake answer to, and providing a red herring to do that:
Blue collar boom? College grads, baby boomers big winners in Trump’s economy

By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump rolled out an eye-catching statistic in his State of the Union address Tuesday: the wealth held by the poorest half of American households increased three times as fast as the wealth held by the “1%” since he became president.

That’s true, according to Federal Reserve data.

On average, Americans have seen a 17% jump in household wealth since Trump’s election, while wealth at the bottom half has increased 54%. “This is a blue collar boom,” Trump also said Tuesday. That’s less apparent. The biggest winners on a dollar basis were a familiar group – whites, college graduates, and people born during the “baby boom” between 1946 and 1964. Since December 2016, President Barack Obama’s last full month in office, aggregate household wealth has increased by $15.8 trillion, but the vast majority went to groups that have tended to accumulate wealth in the past.

Yes, but what matters most is the percentage of increase in “worth”.

Unarmed young woman bleeding to death inside the US Capitol, January 6, 2021, after being shot as if she were a rabid coyote. The US Capitol, a butchery to live in infamy thereafter.

A problem with American culture, from the start, has been the habit to destroy whoever is the way of those who considers themselves to be the owners. An approach which considers human life of little worth.

After calls to the Pentagon, the Justice Department and the Vice President, we have decided we should proceed tonight at the Capitol once it is cleared for use,” Nancy Pelosi told members of Congress.

“We now will be part of history, as such a shameful picture of our country was put out to the world, instigated at the highest level,” she continued, concluding, “let us pray that this instigation to violence will provide an epiphany for our country to heal.”

Well, as long as there is plutocracy, and plutocrats buy politicians and the media, there is violence. Buying politicians and the politics most favorable to wealth is no way to “heal”. The fact is someone ordered police to used deadly force against an unarmed protester, and that was not Trump or Pence, who did this, but most probably the third official in the hierarchy, the head of Congress, the so-called “Speaker”, Nancy Pelosi herself. According to witnesses (who could be seen and heard on the Internet before they get shut down), there was no warning shots (“coups de semonce” in French). This is an aggravating factor. For example, police in Hong Kong, egged by the Chinese PRC government, used a lot of violence against protesters… but relatively civilized violence as no protester was shot without warning, and never in such egregious circumstances… I mean this was a sort of mini Tiananmen inside the US Capitol… Same general idea… With the important difference that when it took weeks for the PRC government to use violence in 1989, it took minutes here.

Civilization starts, when modes of violence are identified properly.

Biden talked well, just now, and he said politics “should be about finding solutions” not about “stoking the flames of hate and chaos“. To reduce hate and chaos, finding out who ordered to shoot unarmed civilian protesters to death would be a good start. And that person should be prosecuted for giving an order more appropriate to Nero’s rule than to democracy.

Patrice Ayme

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P/S: The woman depicted above shot and killed by police during the storming of the US Capitol by a pro-Donald Trump mob has been named as a 14-year decorated veteran of the US air force and of four foreign military tours, including to Iraq and Afghanistan. Ironically enough, she received the Iraq Campaign Medal, indicating she served there in support of the U.S. war (organized by son of oil executive Joe Biden, now president-elect). A French TV company (which had a crew inside the Capitol) filmed what happened: Ashli was going through a door, ahead and above the throng of people she was with. A courageous act, but foolhardy, facing righteous savages with the law on their side. She may have been unable to back-up, after getting the order to do so considering her position, halfway up a door (I saw the tape).

Ashli Babbitt, 35, had travelled to Washington DC from San Diego, her husband told the local news station KUSI, adding that she was a passionate Trump supporter. A witness to the shooting told the TV station WUSA9 that “a number of police and Secret Service were saying, ‘get down, get back, get out of the way.’ She didn’t heed the call.” At that point, the witness said, “they shot her in the neck.” (That witness also appears in footage of the shooting itself.) The video shows they had her legs in full evidence, and could have shot her all over her entire body, from feet to waist. But no, the police shot to kill.

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P/S 2; Biden made a speech and I listened to the horse’s mouth direct. I was enthused… Real nice stuff, for at least five minutes.. And then he versed into conspiracy theory about Trump organizing many conspiracies, and brandishing Trump as if he were apparently Satan incarnate, and it was abysmal. So much for “healing”… Now I was not born yesterday, and I could see that all Biden was ding was giving red meat to his violent supporters… while doing exactly the opposite of what they expect and hope for…


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