I’ve mostly ignored what’s been happening in Ferguson because, like the George Zimmerman trial, I feel the incident was used to manipulate us and to divide us. I intended to do the same with the Eric Garner protests, particularly after I saw the protesters holding up pre-printed signs – that’s just too overproduced for me to take seriously. (When I and tens of thousands of others protested Obamacare in DC, I spent hours making signs as did thousands of others – I don’t recall any pre-printed signs – I’m sure there were plenty of them given the long lead time to the rally, but I just remember being surrounded by poster boards just like mine and thinking of how many man hours went into each one.) However, after I read that Eric Garner was the “Loosie King of Staten Island,” I had to see for myself what happened.
I am, like many libertarians, horrified by the very idea of a 100%+ tax on anything for the purposes of controlling behavior and to generate revenue to be used to support a state that does more harm than good. After seeing the video, I have a lot to say about it – Garner’s behavior, the cops’ behavior, the underlying alleged crime, the race issue, government and media coverage, etc., so I’ll be leading off the show tomorrow with this story and would love it if you would check out the video. It’s embedded in this video from The Advise Show, which I never heard of before and didn’t even listen to, so I’m not highlighting the commentary, I just watched the video from 1:00 to 5:26 to see the actual footage of the incident.
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