The Blaze, a news blog for The Glenn Beck Program, stated childish insults and out of context quotes directed at not only Peace, Freedom & Prosperity Movement, but also toward CopBlock and Liberty on Tour. Each unorganized, merely a full paragraph “worthy” of personal emotive spit up, were constructed in a few separate articles written by the Assistant Editor, Meredith Jessup, and Mike Opelka. Without a shred of factual information to back up their support for “the state,” they point fingers at Anarchists for trying to corrupt the left-wing Occupy protestors and the right-wing neoconservatives. Each article reveals the writer’s disconnect with reality with their lack of understanding regarding Larken Rose’s post “When You Should Shoot A Cop?”, as well as the inability to report unbiased information and connect the dots to why the public is tired of our oppressive government all together.
The first article, posted by Mike Opelka, focused on the “When You Should Shoot A Cop?” flyer found at an Occupy Phoenix protest back in October. It is clear that his uneducated response hinders the purpose of the flyer, which was originally posted in June of this year by Larken Rose on the website Copblock.org, a police transparency website focused on recording cop accountability through the eye of their camera lenses and through community outreaches to provide information to the public. Rose promotes self defense in the event that a law enforcer attempts or commits violence against civilians in his article. The point being that police officers do not have an extra right to enforce harm on anybody and everyone is responsible for themselves no matter who you work for or what you believe in. A police officer is not justified when he kills or injures innocent people, even non-violent petty criminals. American citizens have the right to defend themselves from harm in life threatening situations no matter if the person is wearing a badge or a t-shirt. In fact, it is our responsibility as individuals to conduct ourselves in an appropriate manner when we witness tyrannical rampages of violence.
Plato once said: “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”
It is not hard to discern who the abusers have been all along.
Mike Opelka’s second article points out Larken Rose as to being the original author of the post “When Should You Shoot A Cop?” in the sloppy style of tabloid journalism, as if some scandalous muck had oozed out of his finger tips. Breaking News! Someone has presented the public with factual information; we must expose this disgusting mobster! The mere yawn of an article generated about 179 comments that forces the reader to plant his or her face on a desk. The sign of a single glimmer of original thought is very rare among these so-called “journalist” and apparently within their community of readers. Opelka reported Rose’s affiliation with the website CopBlock.org, as well as Rose’s wiki entry on the website titled the Tax Protester Dossiers, a collection of tax protestor gurus’ information site. It is obvious that Opelka was trying to dig up some dirt from the internet that was already shamelessly out in the open, while failing to truly connect why Rose would write an article that promotes self defense against police officers.
Finally, time for the spoiled cream of the disease-ridden crop! Meredith Jessup, so ignorantly associating the left and right as being separate, takes a few moments to jab at Peace, Freedom & Prosperity Movement for one of our contributors, Bill Wurst, wanting to educate those affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, not even mentioning a later post by another writer, David Shirk, who condemns the whole movement all together. What Jessup, and many other news associated blogs, make the mistake of is coordinating everyone to believe the same opinion and the same way to go about issues. They do not understand that self thinkers have their own individual way of approaching issues, analyzing situations, and taking personal responsible courses of action to provide information and to find a proper solution to conflicts. Rather, both the left and right continue to rely on the government to fix what they continue to break, and that is our individual freedom and liberties here in America. Jessup also quotes Libertyontour.com to support her demonization of self ownership and their message to Occupy Wall Street protestors about attacking the root of the problem and not just the corporatism that has set a huge gap between the wealthy and the poor. If Jessup actually did an effortless amount of research she would understand that Anarchist and Voluntaryist do not associate themselves with the left or right because they are one in the same. She states: “So even if you consider yourself to be a liberal or conservative, know that groups like “Peace, Freedom & Prosperity” and individuals like Larken Rose do not stand to defend America or her constitution and all it stands for.” Her weak attack on Rose’s article for the DEFENSE of one’s self from police officers just goes to show that his article went over her head completely.
George Washington has said “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
Even Thomas Jefferson reminds us that “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
The writers of The Blaze do not understand why anyone would be against the state, nor do they have the ability to compose any news report that is not biased or even being able to comprehend the purpose of the “When You Should Shoot A Cop?” flyer that was found at Occupy Phoenix. Without a doubt, Larken Rose’s post was simply about that last resort when the government takes things too far to physically affect a citizen’s livelihood. Police are government workers, they are paid by our tax dollars to uphold their oath sworn to protect The United States Constitution and they continue time and time again to fail to justify their wrongful duties. To me, it seems that Meredith Jessup and Mike Opelka were picking the straws clenched by the law-obedient fist and parading their lack of intelligence for the whole wide web to witness. Congratulations guys, you are the rampant fools encouraging civilians to continue to follow everything the government claims is right and wrong, with no regard to your own responsibility or even with an ounce of integrity. Both of you make it apparent that you do not respect or even love yourselves enough to speak out against what truly is wrong about the system, and therefore your inflict that lack of self confidence on to your readers to convince yourselves that the government is an all knowing elite that has more rights than its own citizens. You are not fooling anyone when it comes to your concern against individual rights and personal responsibility since government has become your safety net. The web of lies will not be safe for long, for the very net has so many holes ripping at the seams that you so desperately cling on to. Everyone has a choice to throw themselves in the trap of the government or to think individually and find the solutions that affect you and others around you responsibly.