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Is anarchy in our near future?

I was on the phone with a Harris County Deputy Sheriff the other day for 35 minutes.  The initial reason for his call was he needs his computer repaired.  We are longtime friends, as I've known him since he was a kid. 

Eventually the conversation turned to the state of affairs of police shootings and the general unrest across the country.  Now being a Harris County cop and according to him, he literally wrestles with someone every day.  The reason for this is because they fail to follow his instructions and he is forced to make them obey.  It’s as simple as that.

They become argumentative and combative and ultimately it is because they are prone to violence, have something on them that is illegal, or they have warrants.  To a bystander, it often appears the cop is being too aggressive, but what they fail to realize is the cop often has inside information that makes them very wary of the person they are attempting to arrest.  Or, their body language alerts the cop that everything is not as it may appear.

I know this guy.  I know him and I know he isn’t out there trying to bully anyone.  He explained to me the mountains of rules and regulations he and every cop must conform to.  He said it is almost impossible to remember everything they are told to learn.  Due to these restrictions in almost every instance, the criminal has the advantage.

I told him I believe we are on the brink of anarchy.  All it takes for anarchy to evolve is for the police department to be unable to answer calls and maintain law and order.  We saw this after Hurricane Katrina and in Ferguson, Missouri.  Can you imagine this happening all across the country?  These giant demonstrations draw police away from their duties allowing the criminal element to act with near impunity.  He agreed that a few simple acts of terrorism could create this environment.

Mass irrational terror, organized and violent demonstrations, and the criminal element run amok and we suddenly are reduced to a Third World environment.  Armed citizens will be territorial and jumpy as grasshoppers.  Criminals will prey on the weak and the few cops who are still able to patrol will be drawn back to their own families to stand ground.  Nighttime will be ruled by the violent and our streets will be empty.

It’s a horrifying scenario to be sure, but to believe it couldn’t happen here is just plain ignorant and frankly, stupid.  In the recent December demonstrations in New York City, 25,000 demonstrators drew almost every cop in the large city away from actual crime related issues.  Does anyone believe that criminal activity outside of this area actually decreased?  Heck no and the proof is there.

Many of the signs being carried by the protesters of the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” and “I Can’t Breathe” demonstrators are provided by (which is printed at the bottom of the signs).  “RevCom” is short for “The voice of the revolutionary Communist Party, USA”.  RevCom is using social unrest to further their own goal of over-throwing the government and no one in the assembly seems to be aware.  They make no bones about it on their website.

I am for peaceful demonstrations, but understand they drain police resources.  Be very cautious what causes you support.  Quanell X loves to be portrayed as a human rights activist and proponent, but in reality is a member of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and the New Black Muslim Movement with their own agendas.  According to Wikipedia, the Anti-Defamation League, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights consider the New Black Panthers to be a hate group.

Anarchy can be prevented in the USA, but it will take a revelation like the one Reverend Jarrett Maupin got in Phoenix, Arizona.  As a local civil rights activist outraged over the Maricopa County police shooting of an unarmed man, he accepted a request by the PD to attend a shoot /don’t shoot class.  


“I didn’t understand how important compliance was… people need to comply with the orders of law enforcement officers, for their own safety.”   And that is the solution to stop anarchy.

If our country falls under terrorist attack, as France did the past few days, stay calm and assist the police department until a safe and friendly environment is restored.  This is not the time to make a social statement or collect a debt.  People will be skittish and the criminal element will be active and by all means, do what the police tell you to do without argument.


Anonymous said…
Melvin Roark: I think you have a valid point, not like living in the 50's anymore. We have gone from not locking our doors, to locking them, now dead bolts, security cameras, CHL. and what's next. Thanks for the enlightening article as usual.
Anonymous said…
Joyce Brossia: I had no idea about the people behind the signs, but I knew that there were outside influences, some who were bussed to these demonstrations, who were there to throw fuel on the fire. Good article Bert, very interesting.
Anonymous said…
Soros-sponsored organizations helped mobilize protests in Ferguson, building grass-roots coalitions on the ground backed by a nationwide online and social media campaign.

Other Soros-funded groups made it their job to remotely monitor and exploit anything related to the incident that they could portray as a conservative misstep, and to develop academic research and editorials to disseminate to the news media to keep the story alive.
Anonymous said…
Sandi White: Get a little revolutionary talk going in the streets, police unable to do their jobs, looting and other crimes flourishing unchecked, discord in the municipal offices and you have the perfect recipe for vigilante groups to form and start riding herd on the populace. We already have underground militia groups looking for their cues to step in and "Handle the Situation", National Guard gets activated and we have Anarchism in the streets of America. In our Baby Boomer Lifetimes.
Anonymous said…
Larry Houston: I thought it was Ebola that was going to cause anarchy in the streets, now it's anti-police protests. Next month it will be killer bees or asteroid impacts or Islamic jihadists.
Anonymous said…
Chris Dean And I have never disobeyed a cop during any traffic stop ever. And I have never been roughed up, maced, shot or anything like that. As a kid and a man. Let them do what they have to do and you will be ok! I've always walked away and never accused of anything like resisting or not complying and then getting arrested. Most of the time, they let me out of the ticket with a warning because I did everything they asked me to do without a hassle or me questioning them.
Anonymous said…
Every day we grow closer and closer to anarchy! Doors locked at all times of the day now!
Anonymous said…
One other deadly thorn was mentioned in Jan. 16’s Sun
on page 4. Anarchy stabs deeply into the lesh and sinew
that holds a nation together and gives such a people a fatal
case of lockjaw. The United States has not stepped on that
thorn. We are not on “the brink of anarchy.”
That is my epiphany of revelation while others are shouting
“Panic in the streets! Anarchy is upon us! Only brutish
police and deadly shots can save America now!”
Bert Marshall has a habit of standing up in a crowded
public theater and shouting, “Do not panic! Do not stomp
on little old ladies in wheel chairs or toddlers! I have this
semiautomatic pistol to keep things under control until the
police get here to shoot those ten terrorists in hoodies carrying
AK 47s. Just be calm while the police snipers try to
see through all those Communist placards in order to kill
somebody. Be calm and follow instructions or I will have
to shoot you in defense of myself and our country!”
The surest way to reduce the USA to “a Third World environment”
is for people to walk in lockstep with the scenario
that Mr. Bert has laid out for us. I think I shall avoid
tetanus-induced lockjaw and trust my civilized shoes to
protect me from the thorns of anarchy while our civilized
men in blue protect our country from bad people. We do
not need an army to ight peaceful demonstrators.
Cyrus B. Fletcher
Anonymous said…
Cyrus Fletcher again demonstrates the hypocrisy of liberalism. Here we have a person spouting or preaching about biblical word usage yet he is an ardent follower and supporter of a political party that supports the killing of the unborn, condones homosexual behavior and often applauds it. A political party that has adopted tenets of Marx. I very much believe Fletcher has lost his mind and is a very good example of what is wrong with the liberals in America.
Anonymous said…
Hello Baytown Bert!

We wanted to take a minute to let you know that we enjoy your view point articles!
Although we are not particularly interested in geo-caching, we appreciate any activity that involves outdoor activity and can lead to appreciation of nature and wildlife.

Of recent interest, we agree with your article and thoughts on anarchy and the role of individual citizens.
One need only watch the local and national news events and read the newspapers to prove that there is no logical denial of your position of possible anarchy at any time.


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