The Growing Police State Perpetuates Police Brutality

By: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer at Fighting the Tyranny

Since the events of 9/11 most of us have noticed an increase in the amount of military gear our police forces have been using be it armor, weapon, or vehicles. To some it may seem like a normal reaction, but is it really? For the most part, the function of a police officer has not changed in decades. So why do we need ordinary officers roaming the streets with automatic weapons, in full body armor, and driving in re-purposed military vehicles?

Why have cities like New York and Chicago become to look more like an area under siege than a place where ordinary American citizens live? Has the American populace become that much of a threat that we need to be guarded against? Add to this the increasingly violent tactics the police have been trained to use and you begin to see a major problem, the police state has become bigger than we feared and its growth is getting out of control. Continue reading “The Growing Police State Perpetuates Police Brutality”

The Identity Politics of the Social Justice Warrior

Written by: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer at Fighting the Tyranny
June 2018

You have already seen it a thousand times. The person who thinks that their single issue should be able to trample over the rights of everyone else, and you are a racist/bigot/monster if you think otherwise. The even sadder part is that more and more people agree with that person. Welcome to the era of the Social Justice Warrior.

The idea of being a Social Justice Warrior or SJW for short is not a new one. Nor is it necessarily a bad thing. There are many causes that a person can get involved in to advance a social issue. Gay rights, equality for men and women, preventing hatred against blacks are all worthy causes. Yet the problem lies in putting any of these over another person’s right to choose for themselves. The government can legislate many things. However, it cannot legislate behavior. The truth is, like it or not, that people have a right to prejudice no matter how distasteful it is.

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How Safe Are We Seven Years After The Fukushima Disaster?

By: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer at Fighting the Tyranny

The disaster that happened at the Fukushima plant occurred on March 11th, 2011. An 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck Japan, the largest ever recorded. The damage from the earthquake and the resulting tsunami caused enough damage to the Fukushima plant to send its reactors into meltdown.

Millions of tons of contaminated water were spilled into the Pacific Ocean, and over the years much more has entered the ocean by underground water runoff. As of 2017, the flow has been almost entirely contained, yet the contamination went on for years after the initial event. To this day highly radioactive water still leaks into the ocean. While the levels leaking are nowhere near 2011 and the following years level it still presents a danger. So how dangerous is it?

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Bringing Politics Back To The Conversation

By: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer at Fighting the Tyranny

Every time I turn on a computer and go online it seems that I see people posting about how trivial events generate the biggest reaction from people, while much bigger events seem to merit little to no response. People are having a tendency to not get upset over foreign policy, increases to our national debt, or the continued militarizing of our police forces. Yet the smaller things like what a celebrity writes on social media or the manner in which an athlete chooses to protest creates an enormous response. In the case of the latter example, people seem to have been more upset over how a person chose to protest more than what he was protesting about. Continue reading “Bringing Politics Back To The Conversation”

TV- Rated PC For Politically Correct

By: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer for Fighting the Tyranny

I am about to tell you something that may blow your mind. Television is not politically correct.¬† You might think with the title I wrote and from some of the programs that you have seen in primetime that it is. But it really is not. Of course, most network executives may want you to think that it is. But when you look at all programming you see it really is not the case. There are plenty of off-color remarks but those are usually directed at conservative white people. You see the TV executives know that most white viewers will not get offended so they fill their series with as much non-PC material as they can. Continue reading “TV- Rated PC For Politically Correct”

Freedom from Tyranny: Catalonian Independence

By: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer for Fighting the Tyranny

I remember sitting at home and coming across an odd article from the BBC. There was a referendum going on in Catalonia that was being violently suppressed. The people there were angry, and they wanted to peacefully leave Spain and go forward with Catalonia as its own country.

Fast forward to a few days later and I see a video of police beating people just going out to vote. And I said to myself.”Wait this is Spain, not some third world country. How is this being allowed to happen?” Not only was it allowed to happen, but when the votes were totaled more than 90% of the population voted in favor of independence. Over 900 people were injured by Spanish police for the crime of voting. Continue reading “Freedom from Tyranny: Catalonian Independence”

We Have Already Accepted 1984

Written by: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer at Fighting the Tyranny

It was a book that was supposed to warn us of the danger of allowing our government to grow too big. To advise us of allowing ourselves to be tracked and spied upon at every turn. To let us know the dire consequences of allowing it to happen if left unimpeded from the people. In short, it was a warning. Yet, we ignored it.

Not only have we allowed it to happen, but we make jokes about it to mask just how easily we allowed it to pass. You can’t tell me you have not heard at least a dozen jokes about the NSA listening to what you are saying. At least half a dozen about the TSA, my personal favorite is the shirt that has a person touching another’s genitals with the caption. It isn’t gay if its TSA. We have decided to make a joke of it rather than to confront that we passively rolled over and allowed it to happen. All while trying to delude ourselves into thinking that we have not.

If you do not believe me, please make sure your cell phone is right next to you so Big Brother can listen as you exclaim that you have not given in. I am sure that as they are listening to you through its microphone. They could use a good laugh at your expense.

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The Real Drug Crisis: Big Pharma

By: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer at Fighting the Tyranny

It seems to be almost a daily occurrence when you look in the paper or online and read that someone else in your neighborhood has died from an overdose. Usually, you think that it might be a drug like heroin that is involved and in some cases, sadly, it is. However, as is becoming more and more common it is not an illegal drug causing these overdoses. It is a prescription drug that is deemed to be safe and legal.

Yet, while the headlines are dominated by death caused by illegal drugs, you seldom hear about the deaths caused by legal drugs. That is of course unless it involves a celebrity.

Why is that? Why are we so familiar with the scourge of illegal drugs but most of us do not realize the dangers of the pills that might very well be sitting in a medicine cabinet in our very home right now?

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The Unanswered Questions of the Las Vegas Shooting

By: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer at Fighting the Tyranny

We all remember the horror we felt when we turned on the TV or read the headlines on a computer screen as we found out, yet another horrific mass shooting had taken place in our country. We all remember how the tragedy was played out over and over on our TV screens, there was a time where you could not tune in to any of the major news outlets without hearing about the Las Vegas shooting at any time of day.

All of us were getting saturated with details the media presented us with the type of weapon used and the details of all the people killed with these weapons. And, of course, the immediate case for outlawing such weapons soon followed. We were told over and over all the grisly details about how people died, how easily they died, all because people could have semi-automatic weapons. We were told the most fundamental aspects of the shootings, but we were all drilled that this only happened because of the weapons involved. Continue reading “The Unanswered Questions of the Las Vegas Shooting”

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