Waco And American History

July 21, 2015

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Waco And American History

The Atlantic, which was founded in 1857 and is one of America’s most revered print journals, published a brief essay by staff writer Conor Friedersdorf this morning titled “Waco Is Suppressing Evidence That Could Clear Innocent Bikers.”

It is about time. So far, the infuriating coverup of the Twin Peaks Massacre in Waco on May 17 has seemed to prove the premise, usually attributed to Edmund Burke, that “All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.” Good men have now begun to notice what is happening in Waco and there seems to be a growing possibility that rather than triumphing, the evil that has been done may finally be exposed.

The magazine that first published Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Paul Revere’s Ride,” Julia Ward Howe’s “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Thoreau,” John Muir‘s “The American Forests,” Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” Theodore Roosevelt’s “The Duties of Privilege” and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” has now turned its terrible and righteous glare on Patrick Swanton.

Under The Spotlight

The Atlantic notices that: “Over the last two months, motorcyclists swept up in the mass arrest following the carnage have lost jobs, been evicted from apartments, and even lost custody of children. And every day that authorities continue their opposition to sunlight in the case delays vindication for the innocents who’ve had their lives upended. The state loses little by dragging its feet while accused innocents pay dearly.”

The magazine, on behalf of the American people and the historic record, asks “how many of the gunshot victims were struck by bullets fired from police weapons” and editorializes, “I strongly suspect that if the answer was ‘zero’ Waco police would’ve said so a long time ago.”

The Narrative

The Atlantic states: “Authorities in Waco have actively advanced a contested narrative of what happened at the Twin Peaks restaurant from the start, sometimes getting facts wrong. They haven’t tried to preserve the impartiality of jurors, instead, they’ve pushed a version of events that reflects well on the Waco police and the actions they’ve taken.”

And Friedersdorf wonders out loud, “how many undercover cops and informants, if any, were present at Twin Peaks that day, and what role, if any, they played in altercations between various motorcycle riders.”

Waco isn’t going away. If America survives, a hundred years from now, schoolchildren will write essays about what has been happening in the Lone Star State for the last two months. The whole world is watching. It is time for officials in Waco to realize the spotlight is not going to turn itself off.

You can read the complete Atlantic essay here.


63 Responses to “Waco And American History”

  1. david Says:

    @ wilson

    It’s also worth pointing out liberal and conservative non-sense has no bearing on the fact Waco/FBI/BATF/DPS shooters shot to kill real members of the public with a NO warning military-style ambush like a war has been declared on ALL members of the public, white, black or any other color. Listen, the red man got almost exterminated first.

  2. Tarasaramozart Says:


    Brietbart, a conservative site as well as theconservativetreehouse.com have posted more than one or two flag articles.

  3. wilson Says:

    It’s worth pointing out that the two national media outlets that have raised red flags about Waco are NPR and The Atlantic, commonly perceived as liberal outposts.

  4. david Says:

    Thanks xyz ;for the Waco/Trib article on the continued out-of-control Waco pig=dept. and the City’s criminally complicit City attorney, Jennifer Richie.

    Her unwavering m.o. is to ask the state attorney general for his okay to unlawfully suppress PUBLIC documents like she did after May 17th., in effect operating a public municipality as a secret private business enterprise.

    Mayor Duncan stated she will be a “champion for OPEN government”, when first hired.
    Richie herself has stated, ” I get to work on exciting issues that affect REAL people.” A person couldn’t make this shit up.

    Well Jennifer, your unlawful suppression of PUBLIC information to “protect” all City employees and the UN-REAL legal-fiction Waco truly is, earned you the Fascist of the Month award. The criteria for determining whether a government is fascist is whether it protects fundamental freedoms including press freedom, not whether it holds democratic “elections”.

  5. Wolfenlover Says:

    I believe YOU, REBEL, need a big standing ovation, full applause, at this time!
    YOU have been the pretty much stand alone “dog on the trail” since day one!
    I think with the earlier upsurge in visitors to your site, thanks to us fellow
    “REBEL ROUSER’S” (that just came to me) who have helped spread your coverage on
    social media, far & wide, America may just wake the fuck up! I APPLAUD your
    skill & talent, SIR! Honor to be here.

    RESPECTS Rebel & to the real regulars

  6. xyz Says:

    54th District Court Judge Matt Johnson, former law partner of District Attorney Abel Reyna, appoints Felipe Reyna, District Attorney Reyna’s father as one of four commissioners to appoint Grand Jury Members?

    None of the other three commissioners appear to be a lawyer/former DA/or former appellate judge like Felipe Reyna. One might suspect Felipe Reyna runs the show on picking the Grand Jury?

    The result is that felony cases are first run by DA Reyna’s father’s hand picked Grand Jury, and then are tried in the court where his former law partner is the judge?

    Does that sound about right?

  7. xyz Says:

    DA’s dad served as Grand Jury Commissioner | Radio Legendary


  8. david Says:

    Liberty: with respect,

    Broden’s complaint alleged Petersons’s ” public comments would cause persons to believe that they could not get a fair examining trial before Peterson”.

    Attorney Broden DID NOT state the undeniable FACT, no one could could possibly get a fair trial before Peterson because he receives a state-pig DPS PENSION while on the bench which obliges him to do as told under threat of its’ loss, beside Peterson’s obvious conflict of interest.

    How long would Broden retain his law practice license if he plainly stated how outrageous it is for an owned do as you’re told pensioned-pig being a JOP ?

  9. Liberty Says:

    xyz.. Double post. Sorry didn’t know it went to a new page.

  10. Liberty Says:

    JP Peterson removed from Hewitt biker’s case

    “Peterson set the initial $1 million bonds for the 177 bikers arrested in the aftermath of the May 17 shootout, and he was on the scene that day to pronounce death and order autopsies on all nine bodies of those who were killed.”

    Interesting that he was the official to pronounce death on all the the killed bikers. Thought it should have been the Coroner.

    Apparently Judge “Carroll didn’t comment on the merit of Broden’s allegations.”

    Next stop… another judge needs to decide who will hear the case. May be good news for the other bikers that Peterson was removed depending on how the examining trial goes.


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