Why Is the System so Screwed Up? Because Corruption Is Legal

By Joshua Krause Many of us often wonder how our system of government became so dysfunctional. Theories abound as to why, but one thing is certain: No matter what we do, it rarely seems like the government is listening to us. If anything, when they do pass or repeal a law that the vast majority of the voting public wants them to pass or repeal, it seems like they only do it when it happens to coincide with their interests (or the interests of their financiers). The truth of the matter is that our government is corrupt (I know, big surprise). But more importantly, our corruption doesn’t always take the form of shady backroom deals like many of us imagine. It’s actually right out in the open for all to see. The reason why our system is such a racket, is that in America, corruption is perfectly legal. Joshua […] Read More

Why the US Government Doesn’t Want You to Own a Drone

Joshua Krause Activist Post As with every newfangled technology, drones possess the potential to both improve our lives, and to hinder them. However, the dangers posed by these machines mainly come in the form of privacy risks, both in the private sector, and from the government. But for the US government, security and privacy is only one side of the coin. They can also be used to damage property and hurt personnel, or at least they will in the near future. I’m of course talking about hobbyist drones that the average person can buy right now. Obviously, the government’s fleet of flying murder machines already have the ability to gather intelligence and kill people. But apparently what’s keeping government officials up at night these days is the potential for civilians of average income to purchase tricked-out murder machines of their own. Over a week before the news caught wind […] Read More

2014: Albuquerque Cop Who Killed Homeless Man Will Retire With Full Benefits

Joshua Krause Activist Post Last March, the killing of James Boyd by the Albuquerque Police Department shocked the nation. The public got to see with their very own eyes, how callous and vicious some police officers can be. Boyd, who was widely known as a schizophrenic, had been camping out in the foothills of Albuquerque, New Mexico (doing nothing and bothering nobody) when he was approached by several heavily armed members of the local police department. What ensued was one of the most despicable displays of police violence in recent history, but has since been overshadowed by the controversial shooting of Michael Brown. After a long standoff with police, during which Boyd was armed with a small camping knife, the video showed the police gunning down the homeless man. The footage of the event appeared to show Boyd surrendering before the police shot him in the back. Six months […] Read More