THIS COMES FROM A LEFTIST WHO HAS SEEN ENOUGH TO START GETTING SCARED.
Naomi Wolf wrote the book "The End of America":
How did that work?
In every call for more power for government there should be a reminder that nothing in the measure will abrogate the constitutional rights of American citizens.
We must not destroy freedom in the name of defending freedom.
Be careful about elimination of rights, or the setting up of totalitarian instruments.
Natural calamities provide the EXCUSE FOR TYRANNY.
Illegal aliens provide the EXCUSE FOR TYRANNY.
Economic crisis provides the EXCUSE FOR TYRANNY.
Faked "pandemics" provide the EXCUSE FOR TYRANNY.
in this country, is the most common pathway to dictatorship.
"You would rather we let or guard down and suffer terrorist attacks on our own soil?"
"Can't the government cut a few corners to help with natural calamities?"
"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and politics of the Right and Left, is a foolish idea the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can throw the rascals out without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. It should be possible, to replace one party with the other party which will pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policy."
--Dr. Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope
Which party has given us lower taxes and less government?
Which party has stopped deficit spending, foreign aid, welfare, BANKSTER BAILOUTS and boondoggles?
Which party has PROTECTED the United States from foreign enemies, terrorists, and illegal aliens (at least as well as they are defending the New World Order's power grab in other countries)?
The difference between Republicans and Democrats is the specific explanations that they give, for WHY we are headed into totalitarianism.
Liberal university college professor Carroll Quigley praises the efforts of "an international Anglophile network" whose goal is to rule the world. He boasts of having been permitted “to examine its papers and secret records,” and confirms the existence of an over-arching conspiracy, and details the origin and eventual power of the CFR and allied groups. (1997 ed, 1348pp, hb)
This tactic is called "pressure from above and pressure from below".
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Fascist America, in 10 easy steps
to look, that each of these 10 steps has already been initiated today in the United States by the Bush administration.
trick. It can, like Hitler's invocation of a communist threat to the
nation's security, be based on actual events (one Wisconsin academic has faced calls for his dismissal because he noted, among other things, that the alleged communist arson, the Reichstag fire of February 1933, was swiftly followed in Nazi Germany by passage of the Enabling Act, which replaced constitutional law with an open-ended state of emergency). Or the terrifying threat can be based, like the National Socialist evocation of the "global conspiracy of world Jewry", on myth.
course it is. I am arguing rather that the language used to convey the nature of the threat is different in a country such as Spain - which has also suffered violent terrorist attacks - than it is in America. Spanish citizens know that they face a grave security threat; what we as American citizens believe is that we are potentially threatened with the end of civilization as we know it. Of course, this makes us more willing to accept restrictions on our freedoms.
outsiders: troublemakers, spies, "enemies of the people" or "criminals". Initially, citizens tend to support the secret prison system; it makes them feel safer and they do not identify with the prisoners. But soon enough, civil society leaders - opposition members, labor activists, clergy and journalists - are arrested and sent there as well.
you need citizens to fear thug violence and so you need thugs who are free from prosecution.
4. Set up an internal surveillance system*
harass citizens' groups. It can be trivial: a church in Pasadena, whose minister preached that Jesus was in favour of peace, found itself being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, while churches that got Republicans out to vote, which is equally illegal under US tax law, have been left alone.
agency of the Department of Defense has been gathering information about domestic organisations engaged in peaceful political activities: Cifa is supposed to track "potential terrorist threats" as it watches ordinary US citizen activists. A little-noticed new law has redefined activism such as animal rights protests as "terrorism". So the definition of "terrorist" slowly expands to include the opposition.
6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release*
Potential terrorist. History shows that the categories of "enemy of the people" tend to expand ever deeper into civil life.
universities who did not conform to the fascist line; so did Joseph Goebbels, who purged academics who were not pro-Nazi; so did Chile's Augusto Pinochet; so does the Chinese communist Politburo in punishing pro-democracy students and professors.
"waterboarding is torture" was stripped of the security clearance she needed in order to do her job.
Czechoslovakia in the 60s, the Latin American dictatorships in the 70s, China in the 80s and 90s - all dictatorships and would-be dictators target newspapers and journalists. They threaten and harass them in more open societies that they are seeking to close, and they arrest them and worse in societies that have been closed already.
infrastructure" when he and a TV producer were filming victims of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana. Palast had written a bestseller critical of the Bush administration.
attention to the accounts of reporters such as the BBC's Kate Adie. In some cases reporters have been wounded or killed, including ITN's Terry Lloyd in 2003. Both CBS and the Associated Press in Iraq had staff members seized by the US military and taken to violent prisons; the news organisations were unable to see the evidence against their staffers.
their demands for accountability bit by bit.
9. Dissent equals treason*
Conason noted, reminded readers smugly that one penalty for violating the Espionage Act is execution.
the historian Myra MacPherson. After that, dissent was muted in America for a decade.
he chooses in the executive branch the right to define "enemy combatant" any way he or she wants and then seize Americans accordingly.
completely innocent of what he has accused us of doing, he has the power to have us seized as we are changing planes at Newark tomorrow, or have us taken with a knock on the door; ship you or me to a navy brig; and keep you or me in isolation, possibly for months, while awaiting trial. (Prolonged isolation, as psychiatrists know, triggers psychosis in otherwise mentally healthy prisoners. That is why Stalin's gulag had an isolation cell, like Guantánamo's, in every satellite prison. Camp 6,
the newest, most brutal facility at Guantánamo, is all isolation cells.)
going to hold you," says a spokeswoman of the CCR.
profile of barbed wire against the sky. In the early days, things look normal on the surface; peasants were celebrating harvest festivals in Calabria in 1922; people were shopping and going to the movies in Berlin in 1931. Early on, as WH Auden put it, the horror is always elsewhere - while someone is being tortured, children are skating, ships are sailing: "dogs go on with their doggy life ... How everything turns away, Quite leisurely from the disaster."
forbid, a dirty bomb? The executive can declare a state of emergency. History shows that any leader, of any party, will be tempted to maintain emergency powers after the crisis has passed. With the gutting of traditional checks and balances, we are no less endangered by a President Hillary than by a President Giuliani - because any executive will be tempted to enforce his or her will through edict rather than the arduous, uncertain process of democratic negotiation and compromise.
needs everybody's help, including that of Europeans and others
internationally who are willing to put pressure on the administration because they can see what a US unrestrained by real democracy at home can mean for the rest of the world.
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