By Joseph Ballin 10:04 PM EST 9/17/2017
It is time for the Second Emancipation Proclamation. In the same way Abraham Lincoln used this executive order to free the slaves being held by the Confederate rebels, it is time for a future president to issue an executive order abolishing all prisons thought the United States. This may sound radical among Americans, but once they realize that most people are there for nonviolent drug offenses (aka racism and prison slave labor), they would be more sympathetic to the idea. America has the largest prison population on earth and yet we call ourselves the land of the free.
The police are the next government function I would abolish if I was magically president. There is no reason in 2017 to a police force. Here comes the strawman argument “BUT WON’T THERE BE ANARCHY AND CHAOS WITHOUT THE PIGS?” No, there have been anarchist societies and neighborhoods that have manged to police themselves without police. To say we should give all of our authority over to a gang of fascist pigs who can kill you at any time for any reason and get away with it isn’t working very well as illustrated by the daily police murder videos we see now.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is another legacy of 9/11. It was created in the wake of the attacks with the Homeland Security Act of 2002. So if anyone asks you that abolishing ICE would be against the tradition of this country, just remind them it’s only existed since 2003. ICE are among the biggest scum bag pigs the US federal government. Rounding up, putting brown people in concentration camps, and deporting people is something straight out of Nazi Germany. Ever since Trump became president, these pigs, along with regular police have been on a power trip.
The US military has got to be one of the most evil organizations in world history. Not saying the people in the military are bad per say, some are legit serial killers, but most are just people trying to get education and a pay check. It’s an example of the failure of capitalism in the US to give people good paying jobs that people have to resort to being puppets of the US imperialist capitalist system of the military industrial complex. Having a standing military is historically always a bad idea. Most people don’t know the decline of the Roman Republic was caused because of their standing army with General Julius Caesar disobeying the Roman Senate and starting wars in Gaul. You give the military an inch, they take a mile.
Finally let’s get to the FBI and CIA. You cannot have a free society and a secret police force. Look at the history of the FBI, they have one of the darkest histories of any government organization domestically. FBI infiltrated and broke up radical movements to this very day because their goal is keep the capitalist system in place. FBI even threatened MLK Jr., claiming to reveal his affairs or that he was “homosexual” and he should kill himself. Now the FBI wants to white wash history about that, retweeting MLK Jr. day on twitter. Meanwhile the CIA has been behind dozens of coups and election frauds since World War II. To accuse Russia of hacking our election is hilarious if you know the history of the US rigging other nations elections.
Do you notice a common theme here? Each of these US government organizations are: right wing, authoritarian, anti-freedom, anti-democratic, and propping up the current state capitalist system in the US. Instead of pointing guns at each other, arresting and killing people here and world wide, how about we give everyone free healthcare?