Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Descent and the Dissenter

In the year 1928, Justice Louis Brandeis wrote
that the real threat to American freedom was not from an outside assault,
but from the devious manipulations of our own misguided leaders.
"The greatest dangers to liberty," he duly observed,
"lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning, but without understanding."

Zealots have seized our beloved country, and they've proven time after time
that they have no understanding whatsoever of the essence of America,
our hard-won liberties, our rule of law, or our system of checks and balances in government.

TThese men of zeal are not well-meaning.
They are arrogantly striving to thrust an unrecognizable America
of supreme executive authority, surveillance , secret government and suppression of dissent upon us.
Their weaponry includes promoting fear, manipulation of the media, gerrymandering, disinformation campaigns, the hijacking of honorable patriotic notions, and the duping of good but feeble minded individuals into supporting them through deception, fraud, coercion, extortion and brainwashing.

"You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you have to concentrate on"
-George W. Bush

"Fascism should properly be called corporatism because it is the marriage of corporation power with state power"

- Benito Mussolini.

Many of the corporations that bribe & coerce our elected representatives today on K street
are the same entities that bought brown shirts for Mr. Hitler.
Government acts to serve the interests of elite multi-national corporations
not it's own citizens. Consider that Congress and the Supreme Court are on the corporation payroll as well as the administration. Remember that the corporations dominate our press, our airwaves, and a congress that signs bills crafted in congressional offices by corporation lobbyists. Controlling the press by consolidating all the news media into a few corporate camps would be the envy of Hitler's Dr. Goebbels.

Mussolini's opposition kept quiet because he made the trains run on time.
The crimes committed in the name of fascism will not be forgotten or forgiven.
Now we face the neocon phenomena,
but the cause is the same. . . Corporate domination of humanity.

The Zealots constantly wave the bloody flag of 9/11,
demanding that the citizenry surrender liberties or be attacked again by psychotic maniacs,
that we mustn't question their authority for this only encourages the psychotic maniacs,
that all government operations must be cloaked in a dark veil of secrecy
to keep the psychotic maniacs off balance,
and that executive power must drastically expand to protect us from the psychotic maniacs.

While claiming that they must "secure" America for a post-9/11 world,
the zealots are taking us back to a world before our constitution or bill of rights existed.
They have been stunningly successful in a short time, frenetically taking Machiavellian step after step,
which a submissive news media and obedient Congress have missed, ignored, or applauded.
These two "institutions of vigilance" have failed us miserably.
"We The People" are the last line of defense.
If we can not stop this dangerous rise of authoritarianism,
we shall perish from the face of the earth.
The great American experiment will go the way of Pluto.

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