Welcome to Crazy Town
Charlie McGrath, Contributor
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Welcome to crazy town or, perhaps I should say crazy nation. The new normal in crazy nation includes a Special Forces-style Blackhawk helicopter assault mission, complete with armed troops dangling out the door ready to “get some” or “give some” in downtown Chicago.
Of course, this was just a practice run to get the crazy nation shock troops ready to defend freedom when NATO and a bunch of dignitaries come to town in a few weeks. But, looking at some of the other material being purchased for the event, it becomes clear that the real threat is the people.
Portable high security barriers, portable light towers, crowd control barriers and Blackhawks packed with combat-ready troops.
A scene torn from the pages of Orwell’s 1984, except this isn’t a work of fiction; it’s the new norm in crazy nation.
Of course crazy nation doesn’t stop there. Only in an insane nation can the General Services Administration (GSA) drop nearly a million dollars on a fundraiser while 46,800,000 people are relying on food stamp assistance to feed themselves. In case you were wondering, the funds wasted on the bash could instead have been used to cover over a hundred of those food stamp recipients for nearly two and a half years.