For those of you who remember, the Killer Tomatoes were a hoot.
Now let’s see how funny you find this article on robots, by Paul Craig Roberts.
Military training and the spreading militarization of many police departments has a basic goal: teach your troops to regard their targets as objects rather than human beings deserving of concern, mercy or even common decency. The cost of that indoctrination is horrendous to both the victims and the practitioners. By denying the humanity of the enemy or the supposed-enemy, the criminal or assumed criminal, the annoying and troublesome protester, the soldier and policeman are free to inflict anything up to and including death on their targets. In doing so, they forfeit their own humanity Those in control of the process are themselves inhumane, else they would not install, sustain, exercise, project and protect the process. Those soldiers and police whose personal integrity and sense of humanity prevents the indoctrination are marginalized or booted out. Those less strong end up doing things that haunt them the rest of their lives and leave them psychologically crippled.
How much worse when the killers have no conscience?
And we voted for them or the people who appointed them.
The US government no longer pays any attention to the Geneva Conventions and the international laws once supported by the United States until “the war on terror” took over the government. The Bush and Obama regimes have eliminated morality from the picture. Any combatant who surrenders or is captured is likely to be illegally tortured, as all available evidence shows. Paul Craig Roberts
The vast bulk of the American population is completely capable of losing every civil right without ever knowing that they have lost the rights.
It is really extraordinary that it only took Bush and Obama ten years to destroy the US Constitution, the basis for our civil existence.
And those who remember when the Constitution meant something have my sympathy.
This is what it looks like when an empire falls apart.