This Is What Totalitarianism Looks Like

BY Herschel Smith
2 years, 6 months ago

First, from Communist China.  The Reuters caption reads: “A policeman (2nd L) of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) controls a mock rioter during a SWAT police performance drill at a training base in Xi’an, Shaanxi province October 30, 2013.”


Next, from Communist America (via Instapundit):

David Eckert, a resident of Deming, NM, was pulled over by police officers after failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. For whatever reason, the officers decided Eckert was hiding something, or perhaps they were unsatisfied that a routine stop hadn’t blown up into something bigger.

They asked him to step out of the car and then searched his vehicle (without his consent). Another officer brought in a drug dog which reacted (a relatively worthless indication of anything — drug dogs can easily be “alerted” by their controlling officers) to the driver’s seat. (Eckert’s lawyer calls into question this dog’s training, presenting documents that claim to show it hadn’t received the proper field training and recertification. See exhibits listed under docket item 27.) Then the officer “observed” that Eckert was standing “erect with his legs together” and his “buttocks clenched.” This was all the justification the Deming police needed to subject Eckert to the following horrific chain of events at a hospital in neighboring Silver City.

1. Eckert’s abdominal area was x-rayed; no narcotics were found.
2. Doctors then performed an exam of Eckert’s anus with their fingers; no narcotics were found.
3. Doctors performed a second exam of Eckert’s anus with their fingers; no narcotics were found.
4. Doctors penetrated Eckert’s anus to insert an enema. Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool. No narcotics were found.
5. Doctors penetrated Eckert’s anus to insert an enema a second time. Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool. No narcotics were found.
6. Doctors penetrated Eckert’s anus to insert an enema a third time. Eckert was forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched as doctors searched his stool. No narcotics were found.
7. Doctors then x-rayed Eckert again; no narcotics were found.
8. Doctors prepared Eckert for surgery, sedated him, and then performed a colonoscopy where a scope with a camera was inserted into Eckert’s anus, rectum, colon, and large intestines. No narcotics were found.
At no time did Eckert give his consent to these searches.

The faces are different, but the wicked heart that enforces totalitarianism is the same the world over.

  • Roger J

    But he wasn’t constipated at the end…no, seriously, this is Gestapo/KGB stuff. Invasive body searches without a warrant? America used to be the one country in which you could count on that not happening. Now we’re just like all the others.

  • Josh

    Let’s call this for what it is: Rape.

    This poor man was analy raped six times by doctors, under orders and in front of peace officers. If they were searching for fissile material, it would still be wrong, but it wasn’t even fissile material – it was narcotics. NARCOTICS. And they never existed in the first place.

    America must not water board jihadists. Anal rape in search for chemicals known to induce euphoria? Perfectly acceptable!

    Everyone involved in this should never be allowed to work in their field again; they should have to flip burgers and eat rice for the rest of their lives. The doctors should be stripped of their licenses for gross violations of their Hippocratic oaths, the warrior cops should be jailed and the city/state/county should be bankrupted by the lawsuit.

  • Mort

    Evkert needs to find a really good lawyer, take the city and the cops to court.
    Hopefully he will be very successful!

  • D

    Absolutely agree with the previous comments!

    And if they take you to the gas chambers, or an electric chair, you should sue them! Yeah! That’ll show them!

    Oh, wait..

    Fucking sheeple…

  • GunRights4US

    Everyone involved in this should be … SHOT IN THE FACE

  • Mark Matis

    There is only one way this treason will be brought to an end. Let me know when it’s time.

  • Glockster45acp

    I fail to realize why these cops are still alive…

  • Josh

    These cops and doctors are wicked, but some of you people are outright crazy. You’re going to get yourselves arrested or shot one day and your black-and-white views are frightening.

    I’d no sooner align with you than I would the leviathan. You guys are presenting just the other side of the coin, and it’s got an ugly face.

  • Betty

    One doctor did toss them out, he told them that no matter if they had a search warrent it was unethical and sent them on their way.

    The second hospital was not so ethical and, if I heard right, also sent the victom a bill for $6000.

  • Unclezip

    Josh, sorry, they are not “peace officers”. There was a time when that term meant something. Now, they are “law enforcement”. I equate the latter with the terrorists that everyone is running around wetting their panties over.

  • Unclezip

    Betty, the second hospital was not even in the jurisdiction where the warrent was signed, and the warrant had expired.

  • Josh

    Unclezip, I used the term “peace officer” intentionally first, and then the term “warrior cops” later to present precisely the contrast you’re referring to.

  • Mark Matis

    Maybe you should understand, Josh, that there are less than 1000 actual “peace officers” in this country, out of a force of roughly 700,000. The rest are pigs. There is NOT EVEN ONE “peace officer” in ANY hive. There is NOT EVEN ONE “peace officer” within an hour’s drive of any of the DHS Fusion Centers. There is NOT EVEN ONE “peace officer” in ANY agency that has armored vehicles or helicopters with IR video or fully automatic weapons. And there are not likely to be any “peace officers” in any agency whose personnel have body armor. What does that leave? The smallest agencies far-removed from any hive. And simply because an officer works in such an agency does NOT necessarily mean that THEY are good, for there is plenty of corruption in small remote agencies as well. The stench is overwhelming. And it smells like pig.

  • FTWPhil

    Josh, maybe some of the outraged knew about this:

    Rope and lamp post practice kiddies!

  • Svigor

    All the officers involved were “Hispanics,” and the victim was a white man.

    I’ll tell you this much, if it had been me, steps 2 through 8 would have necessarily involved my being sedated. I would gladly fight cops to keep them and their toys out of my anus.

  • Veritas

    Gee there is a sucker born every minute. I wonder if any sane cop would carry out these measures for no reason? Would you. It would be interesting to know what the rap sheet on this innocent motorist looks like wouldn’t it?

    Now if it were clean I’d slice and dice the cop. If it is what I expect I’d slice and dice those people who sound like the faculty of Duke University.

  • Herschel Smith

    Oh, I would imagine that the faculty of Duke University would be very uncomfortable around any of the folk here. “Liberals” are socialists, collectivists, and totalitarians. They believe fully in the unmitigated power of the state, and would likely justify such tactics. You read liberals wrong when you equate them with libertarianism. They are about as far as you can get from liberty, and as close as you can get to communism. I would expect the faculty of Duke University to support these tactics, not oppose them. Same with all other progressives.

  • Josh

    Mark, for God’s sake, we’re saying the same thing. I said it with the nuance of two contrasting terms and you said it in a paragraph.

  • Mark Matis

    And I, Johs, said your “peace officers” are far less than even 1% of the total “Law Enforcement” in this country. Do I guess wrongly in thinking YOUR estimate of their numbers is “somewhat” larger than that?

  • Josh

    Mark, this isn’t a discussion about your arbitrary guesses at good/bad LEO ratios. Do you just like to argue with yourself? Stop fixating.

    You people have turned the comments section of this blog into one big tin foil, extremist rant. Pitchforks! Hemp rope! Pigs, pigs, pigs!

    Get off it already – it’s obnoxious and juvenile. The readership at TCJ used to provide thoughtful, careful analysis and constructive ideas and opinions. Now it’s full of mouth breathing keyboard pounders.

  • Josh

    Here’s supporting evidence for my assertion that you people are filling this blog’s comment section with sophomoric garbage:

    That article – written seven years ago – has almost NINETY comments and trackbacks, with the overwhelming majority adding real value to the topic at hand.

    Go on screaming about hanging people and killing cops. You’re all going to run your mouths right in to a jail cell, and it will be your own fault.

  • Mark Matis

    Hmmm. Sounds like a “Law Enforcement” officer has identified himself. My bet is that he considers himself a “peace officer” because he has not personally participated in any anal probes or “wrong house” SWAT raids that murder innocent Mere Citizens. Hell, he may even be Lake County Deputy Richard Sylvester’s partner who refused to lie and claim they had announced themselves as “Law Enforcement” at 1:30 AM when they started pounding on Andrew Lee Scott’s door before Deputy Sylvester murdered him in cold blood.

  • Josh

    Ahahaha! I’ve outed at least two cops trying to comment anonymously on TCJ from their department’s ISP.

    Mark! Unwrap the tin foil sir! My name is Joshua Smith and I built and designed this website. You see the signature at the bottom right of the footer?

    Get a grip, man.

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  • The Skeptic

    the police are becoming more and more out of control…I guess with all that military hardware being given to them for pennies on the dollar and all the federally-granted training being given to prepare for the day when the common citizen is rebranded a terrorist….the dumber-half of America’s police officers are starting to lose their grasp on reality.

    If this same chain of events were to happen to me…or even worse…my son, no money settlement, firings of those involved or apologies would ever be enough.

    Those policemen, and the doctors who consented to the gross violation of Mr. Eckert’s constitutional rights need to meet a kind of justice that could only be carried out at great personal risk to the avengers.

    Police should look at this event and reconsider who the enemy is before people just start gunning them down out of fear for their own lives.

  • PJ

    “Find out just what the people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”
    — Frederick Douglass, Aug. 4, 1857

  • GunRights4US

    Joshua Smith, I am one of the mouth breathing keyboard pounders you referred to. Have you considered that in the seven intervening years wherein you decry the decline of the conversation here, that perhaps the reality out there has been in decline? I call for violent reactions to police / government tyranny because I and my family have been touched by that tyranny. It hurt and its memory won’t soon go away. When you have police violate the sanctity of your home; when you have seen your teenaged son in an orange jumper with his arms and legs in shackles; when you have a stack of heavily armed cops at your front door; then come back raise the issue of civility in discourse!

  • Josh

    That is no excuse for lynchings, and until you participate in one, you’re a mouth breathing keyboard pounder.

    When you do participate in one, you’ll just be dead. Wonder how your family will fare without you around?

    You folks are the epitome of short-sightedness, and you’ve turned this blog from useful discussion into cock measuring contests. I just can’t take you seriously, because you’re not a serious group of people.

  • GunRights4US

    Well I’ll return the sentiment and not take you seriously either.

  • Josh

    That’s certainly your prerogative. Just know that the minute your ilk derides mine for not going along with lynchings is the very second you lose the hearts and minds in your planned rebellion.

    This ain’t 1775 and it sure as hell ain’t Iraq. The sooner you wake up to that, the longer you’ll be afoot to cause trouble for the tyrants. It’s not time yet.

  • Ellen Kaufmann

    This is manipulation. Fraud news. SWAT police has nothing to do with normal police. Police in China is normally invisible, virtually not existant – at least in relation to USA+Europe. In demonstrations they wear just short shirts, without any weapon or defense or protection ! In the west police at even peace – demonstration has a gun, its blowing-stick, and hand-cuffs etc..

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