Thursday, October 9, 2014

Should We Just Follow Orders? Rules of Engagement for Resisting the Police State


The perils of resisting the police state grow more costly with each passing day, especially if you hope to escape with your life and property intact. The thing you must remember is that we’ve entered an age of militarized police in which we’re no longer viewed as civilians but as enemy combatants.

Take, for example, Mary Elizabeth VandenBerg who was charged with disturbing the peace, a crime punishable by up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine, for daring to vocalize her frustrations over a traffic ticket by reading a prepared statement to the court clerk and paying her $145 traffic ticket with 145 one-dollar bills. VandenBerg was also handcuffed, tasered and pepper sprayed for “passively” resisting police by repeatedly stopping and talking to them and stiffening her arms. The incident, filmed by VandenBerg’s brother, is now the subject of a lawsuit.


  1. No nonviolent liberation movement in all history has ever been successful. No not even the much vaunted Ghandi was successful. His "passive resistance" was an utter failure for 30 years until the post war bankruptcy of The British Empire, and Indian insurrection forced the Britt's out in 1947. No ruling government in human history has ever given up power peacefully.---Ray