The above infographic was made by SecurityHub.com, and sent to me via e-mail. the full sized original can be viewed, Here. Please comment. I would be interested to know if our readers agree or disagree.
BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.
3 thoughts on “Is the U.S. Becoming a Police State?”
As the publisher of DeafInPrison.com, I would like to thank you for submitting this content. Although I am not in complete agreement with your premise, I don’t completely disagree, either. My issue is not so much with your point, but rather with your histrionics. I feel a kind of sky is falling urgency to your graphic, that may be overly dramatic.
This hyperbole is most egregious in your use of Nazi symbolism and your implicit comparison of the current United States with the 3rd Reich.
I know that our Editor, BitcoDavid, has studied Hitler’s Germany in depth, and I’m sure that he would agree with me that, that comparison is not only unfair, but blatantly overstated. While it is certainly true that our police forces are becoming overly militarized, and our prison population is exploding with drug-related and non-violent offenders, this situation cannot be compared with Hitler’s Germany. A police state and state sanctioned genocide on par with the Nazis has never existed – and with the help of God, never will.
It can also be argued, that these changes in our Civil Liberties and in policing and the Justice system are necessary to better protect our citizenry. I’m not so sure I believe that, but I do feel that you would attract more converts if you used less horrifying imagery, especially when that imagery is so hysteric.