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Lockdown America by Christian Parenti
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Apr 03, 2011

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A detailed account on why it is right and just to call police officers thugs and pigs. I have not finished it yet, but Parenti's thesis is this: There was a profit crisis at the end of sixties and in the beginning of the seventies. Corporations weren't sating their greed enough. Hence, the war on labor which resulted in a bunch of idle people. And this idle population needed to be controlled lest it engage in organized class warfare. Hence the need to militarize the police force. There's more to this story. Gentrification of neighborhoods prompted the need to do a cleansing of undesirables. But as I write this I am tired and blotto drunk. I cannot write any more. I promise to write more later.

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message 1: by Darren (new)

Darren At least you can sound coherent whilst "blotto" drunk" :-)

Mate, you are such an enigma to me.

Anyways bloke, I love the cut of your jib, most of the time that is :-) Hope you didn't wake up with to much of a hangover :-(

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