Last night I was out in the desert on one of my late night hikes through Big Morongo Canyon when I came upon a truck.
I have to be real, REAL paranoid out there even in the daytime, let alone in the night. There are awful creatures such as rattlesnakes and even MORE awful humans that haunt this area. So believe me when I tell you I’m never real happy when I see somebody further plugging up the narrowest part of a canyon in the dark when I have to get past them and I don’t know who they are or what they’re about.
It was near pitch black dark, but it seemed highly likely that there was somebody in the truck because when I shut off my flashlight I still saw some light emanating from the truck.
A couple things I noticed right away: it was a new truck, or at the most only a couple of years old; and it was parked in about the most concealed position that it could possibly be in that area, where one would have to be within about fifty yards of it in order to see it (which was what happened in my case).
I stayed as far away from the truck as I could and kept going, determining I would go over on my way back and get a plate number if the truck was still there (and hopefully the person wouldn’t be).
Note: it’s rather dangerous to approach a vehicle in the dark, because there could easily be somebody in the thing lining up his sights on me. But because I’m somebody who goes out into that desert all the time, I realize I need to help stand up on the side of law and order. If there are car thieves or drug smugglers or some other kind of criminal out there, I want those people busted so other roaches will know to go roach somewhere else. I need to help the police identify people who don’t belong out there. And then again, if somebody needs help, there’s an unwritten code that you do what you can do to provide aid. Because next time it could be YOU who need help.
I’ve come upon other vehicles, including quite a few stolen and abandoned ones. More than a few times I’ve been the one who called in a stolen vehicle that had been stripped and then set on fire. The sooner the police can find it, the better the chance that somebody can get busted for being a roach and put in a roach house so he can’t contaminate the general public with disease.
So I slide past the truck and go past the bouldered and gated barrier that stretches across this narrowest part of a canyon that stretches a good fifteen miles between Desert Hot Springs and Yucca Valley, and go up to ascend the blind canyon I hike.
And then I’m coming back to that truck in front of me in the dark. And did the person leave, or is he still there? Or has he crept up to some nice position to ambush me?
I very cautiously approached the truck, using the boulders that the Water District had placed to stop vehicle traffic there as a cover. My goal is to get only close enough to the truck to get the license plate.
There’s ALL KINDS of stuff in that truck as I approach it. A cop would have a field day looking over just what would be in plain sight.
Another note: this is a trail that scumbags have been known to use in the past to transport something in the dark that they wouldn’t want to transport across a highway. In fact, this is a canyon where scumbags have been known to manufacture drugs like methamphetamine. The many blind canyons provide natural cover.
I’m just getting the plate when all of sudden a man stumbles out of the truck. Who the hell knows what he’s been drinking, smoking, snorting, shooting or popping? He tells me he needs a jump and wants to know what organization I’m with.
Something that occurred to me later was that by getting out when he did, he disrupted me from being able to do what I intended to do and identify the make and model and check out all the stuff he had in the bed. But I did at least get the plate number.
Anyway, maybe he’s a roach. Maybe he’s a decent guy in trouble. Although a nearly new truck needing a jump was a little unusual, combined with the fact that his truck just happened to break down immediately on the other side of the boulder barrier the way he was claiming. Because there’s a bypass for the barrier, but it takes four-wheel drive and an uphill surge to successfully get over it. Basically, it would make more sense to me to see such a truck conk out trying to get up the bypass than die right after getting over it. And particularly to die in the most sheltered spot around.
Anyway, I’m more than just a little bit suspicious.
Either way, we have an institution for such people: we have the police. I mean, right? We’ve always got the police, don’t we?
I call the non-emergency number for the Riverside County Sheriff that I have programmed into my phone, 800-950-2444. Which according to the Riverside County Sheriff website is still the active number.
All I get is a busy signal. I try over and over and over and over again, probably literally fifty damn times over the next hour. And all I got all night long was that same damn busy signal.
Barney Fife misplaced his one bullet and he’s calling everyone in town on that number to see if anybody’s seen it. Or maybe there’s just so much craziness going on there’s a thousand people just like me begging for a cop with no way to reach one.
I get my friend involved. She is at home looking up phone numbers for the Sheriff’s Department.
She finds one and I try it. It was listed as the Sheriff, but turned out to be the Cathedral City Police. Where, Cathedral City is three cities away, and even my own local city police won’t come out here because it’s “unincorporated Riverside County,” you see. They used to come out, mind you, but that was in the good old days.
She goes back to the drawing board and comes up with another number. Mind you, all along while I’m waiting for her to come up with numbers, I keep calling that 800 number that I had and kept getting more busy signals.
So she comes back with a different number that she got desperately trying to find a phone number for the damn police: this time it’s 760-836-1600.
Well, at least I didn’t get a damn busy signal, and at least it actually WAS the number for the Sheriff. Although this time for the Palm Desert Sheriff station which is FOUR cities away from me. Maybe that would still be all right IF SOMEBODY HAD JUST ANSWERED THE DAMN PHONE.
But instead all I get is the damn voice mail, and when I select an option (which I tried three times with three different menu options) all I get a chance to do is to leave a message for somebody who may or may not bother to ever call me back in the morning a good ten hours off.
I was hoping somebody would show up, you know, like maybe right NOW.
It’s not an “emergency,” so it is a crime to call 911. Nobody is lying there bleeding to death, I couldn’t tell for certain that a serious crime was in the act of being committed. And the guy is either waiting for a rendezvous with another drug transporter, or he’s stranded like he says, so either way HE isn’t having any emergency.
But for my life I wasn’t able to get ahold of a damn cop.
Now, this has been getting worse and worse and WORSE over the last few years.
It used to be I’d call that non-emergency number and get a dispatcher like right away and they would send a cop out.
THEN they started getting bureaucratic and citing jurisdictional boundaries: one time I called the local police, but they wouldn’t come. They told me to call the Sheriff. So I called the County Sheriff, but they told me it wasn’t their jurisdiction, either. So I called the Highway Patrol, but they told me that, oh, yes, it was TOO the County Sheriff’s jurisdiction; and the Highway Patrol dispatcher then called the Sheriff and stayed on the line to make sure the Sheriff Department showed up.
I also can’t help but remember something that happened with the County Sheriff last year, when I spotted three guys shooting the hell out of a stolen vehicle. Having had a few cars stolen, I’ve always had a soft spot for stolen vehicles and always report every strange vehicle I see. I’ve called in a good dozen vehicles that have turned out to come back as stolen when I provided the plate number to dispatch. Anyway, this one time last year, some punk turds are shooting at a stolen car and I tried to call the Sheriff to come and collect them. Only I ended up getting in an argument with the dispatcher when she asked me for the closest address (I didn’t know any addresses out in the middle of nowhere) or the closest cross street. I provided her with one – Annandale and Blue Sky – and she told me it didn’t exist. So I provided her with a second one – Annandale and Little Morongo – and she told me that one didn’t exist, either. I was explaining to her, hey, your maps are like a good DECADE out of date. And of course by the time I finally was able to relay some cross streets that showed up on her ancient map of the area, and by the time the sheriff unit actually showed up, of course the punk turds were long gone.
Anyway, since that day I actually started carrying with me the closest nearby address so I can give it to the dispatcher so I could get a unit out in the middle of nowhere. I wonder how many people needed help but couldn’t persuade the dispatcher that the area they needed help in actually existed.
Needless to say, I never did get ahold of the police last night. When I got home and hour and a half after I had last seen the truck, I tried one final time to call that 800 number. Busy signal.
There may have been 500 kg of heroin on that truck for all anyone but God knows. But never mind.
We’re watching our system – our nation – erode right in front of our eyes.
We are now living in the hell of vastly diminished capability.
Thanks to Barack Obama, who has gutted our military, the few tens of thousands member Islamic State might as well be the giant military machine of the Soviet Empire during its mightiest moment: it is far, FAR too powerful for us to have any hope of stopping.
Just as it is now impossible for the United States government to put a man on the moon.
Or how about cracking a damn iPhone??? I remember reading the 1983 book, The Puzzle Palace: Inside the NSA. There was a time when the National Security Agency was twenty-freaking YEARS ahead of anyone or anything else technology-wise. Now under Obama they can’t even look inside a stupid phone???
My friend is Hispanic (and a US citizen) and she asked me recently – BEFORE this incident last night, mind you – the question if Donald Trump was elected, would he really deport 11-20 million illegals.
And I just laughed. Because while, yes, the nation that put a man on the moon OUGHT to be able to deport as many people as it needs to deport, right now we can’t fight our way out of a wet paper bag no matter how desperately we flail.
And we’re no longer able to even keep rapists and murderers behind bars in the People’s Republic of Communist California, let alone deport millions of people after giving them their court hearings and due process.
Please don’t believe the foolish notion that the government of the United States of America is capable of doing much of ANYTHING given what our Fool-in-Chief has done to screw up the system. A team of untrained monkeys would have done a better job of pulling the levers and pushing the buttons of government than Obama has done.
Obama is a radical leftist ideologue who didn’t know how to actually DO anything when he was elected president; and he in turn selected a team of radical leftist ideologues who didn’t know how to actually DO anything to run everything. It shows. Everywhere.
Our “system of justice” has COMPLETELY BROKEN DOWN. As I experienced over and over and over again last night when I couldn’t call the police no matter how many times I tried or what phone number I tried.
I hate to quote Donald Trump, because believe me, I am no admirer of the Chump. But he’s rather rightly pointing out how many people are screaming that it is utterly impossible to build a thousand mile wall to protect our border when the Chines centuries ago were able to build a “Great Wall” that did the job that was THIRTEEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY MILES LONG.
That wall was built two centuries before Christ with no modern equipment. And it truly IS a “Great Wall.” But the same Hillary Clinton who is trying to set herself apart from Donald Trump by saying we don’t NEED to “make America great again” because America has ALWAYS been great is on the record saying that it is impossible for the United States of America to do even one-thirteenth of what 2nd century BC China did.
Just as it is now impossible to have a damn cop show up when you’re trying to call a hundred damn times using every phone number you can flail around to find.
Think about it: when the police aren’t available, what are people supposed to do? What choice do they have than to either allow evil and violence to surge out of control or to take the law into their own hands???
Am I going to stick my neck out next time and try to pull a license plate when my heroics will be utterly meaningless BECAUSE I CAN’T GET HOLD OF THE POLICE???
Well, that’s what’s already happened in the heart of every single liberal-owned city in America. There’s no reason to trust the cops; there’s no reason to even think they’ll show the hell up if you need them. And since they’re never there to help you, the only time you can ever count on them to show up is if they’re there to mess with you.
I called my friend as I approached the vehicle because at least that way I’d have someone to say good bye to if somebody pulled out an AK-47 and started blasting at me.
What happened last night was a disgrace. I would have had as much luck signaling the orbiting space station and having them send an astronaut in a spaceship as I would have had getting a damn cop to show up and do his damn job.
And now, since the infamous “Ferguson Effect” has taken hold, we are watching the left and the Democrat Party do EVERYTHING their roach souls can think of to FURTHER erode confidence in the police and to encourage a rabid, flagrant DEFIANCE of the law and of any legitimate justice.
That effect is in every major city in America right now, including the closest giant city near me.
The police are absolutely TERRIFIED to do their jobs now. They are staying in their cars because if they get out of their cars a mob of liberals are going to start surrounding them and insulting them and daring them to try to do anything as twenty cell phones aimed at them are recording their every move and every word.
The police are terrified to do their jobs and the thugs and criminals are emboldened.
And what if the guy I came across last night was transporting drugs? Even if somebody stumbles across him, no worries about the cops coming.
This is why Donald Trump is doing so well. And frankly why Bernie Sanders is doing so well: because Barack Obama has utterly failed America and people have completely lost all faith in their government that Obama ran into the ground. People are willing to turn to even the craziest alternative solution, because the American people have never been so wildly and wickedly and foolishly failed before.
And in the case of the people voting for Donald Trump, people are rabidly pissed at Obama, rabidly pissed at the Democrat Party that is literally the party of hell on earth, and rabidly pissed at the Republican Party that utterly failed to stop Obama from abrogating power that didn’t belong to him.
Understand something else that emerged from my experience last night: Democrats tell me I’m a Nazi for wanting to have the 2nd Amendment right to protect myself. The simple fact of the matter is that it’s the damned DEMOCRAT PARTY that are the Nazis; because it was the government worshiping Nazis who confiscated the people’s guns and left them with nothing but Hitler to keep them safe. Hitler being the only one who had all the guns.
Democrats are like the NAZIS. Yes, the National Socialist German Workers Party of the Holocaust of six million innocent Jews is very much like the National Socialist American Workers Party of the Holocaust of sixty million innocent babies. And both started out the same way: the Nazis of Germany first replaced the police with their thuggish SA. And then used their power as a police state to seize total power over a disarmed populace.
And THAT is PRECISELY what the “Democrat Party” – aforementioned name of aforementioned party being nothing more than a sick joke – is setting out to do today. Because those depraved, stupid moral idiots who are too damn ignorant of history are doomed to repeat the very worst of it over and over and over again. They are trying to break the power of local law enforcement and put total, totalitarian power in the hands of a federalize police force very much like the Soviet-era NKVD.
Just as Obama weaponized our intelligence into fabricating false reports that would allow him to falsely claim politicized victories against Islamic State when in fact none existed. More on that here.
The Democrat Party machine went after Ferguson like the rabid ideologue Stalinist thugs that they ARE even AFTER it was proven that the shooting of Michael Brown – which triggered the whole race rioting – was proven to be COMPLETELY JUSTIFIED and that all the liberals had completely LIED.
The hateful, vicious, rabid bowel movement otherwise known as Black Lives Matter was born out of the hate and contempt that oozes out of Barack Obama.
Obama and his Democrat Party machine aren’t trying to stem the tide of the raging violence their policies have given birth to; they’re trying to exploit it, guide it to the end they seek, milk the crisis.
Our system of justice and in particular our police are the ONLY thing that keeps the decaying shell that is the once great United States of America from being like a Mad Max post apocalypse movie.
And just in the last few years I have watched that last line between a democratic republic and totalitarianism collapsing before my very eyes.
Which is why Americans need guns like we’ve never needed them before. And which is why, under Obama, gun sales have utterly EXPLODED. More and more people are becoming aware at a gut, visceral level of the building collapse of what was once the mightiest nation in the history of the world that Obama has deteriorated and degraded and rotted from within.
It’s going to seem like the complete, catastrophic collapse of the United States happened overnight. The night before the entire economy collapses, I do not doubt for a second that the talking heads are going to be on the airwaves reassuring everybody that everything is going to be fine. But the rot is happening all around you and anyone who has eyes to see and ears to hear ought to know what’s coming.
Our actual debt – when you factor in the unfunded liabilities of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and now ObamaCare – is in fact sixteen times higher than our official debt. And now, given that our official debt alone stands at nearly twenty trillion dollars, our true debt is north of $300 trillion. Which means there is no possible way America can EVER repay its debts, even if we beggared ourselves trying.
It is truly amazing that our “national debt” figure basically refuses to acknowledge the very existence of the unfunded liabilities that are literally going to eat this nation alive. But that kind of dishonesty is how we’ve done business for a long time.
The United States of America isn’t IN the last-days prophecies of the Bible for darned good reason – because this nation will implode and will be utterly IRRELEVANT in the last days. That used to be something that bothered me about Bible prophecy, because how could the mightiest nation in human history not be there? Especially given the fact that this country was by far and away the most Christian nation on planet earth? But now in the aftermath of Obama, it’s just all too abundantly clear. And it is the very fact that the United States so boasted of its status as “one nation, under God” that God will deal so harshly with this nation that has so totally turned its back on Him and on His ways.