President Obama is being sued by Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize winner, over the National Defense Authorization Act:
“I suspect the real purpose of this bill is to thwart internal, domestic movements that threaten the corporate state,” says Hedges. “The definition of a terrorist is already so amorphous under the Patriot Act that there are probably a few million Americans who qualify to be investigated if not locked up.” When that piece of legislation is coupled with NDAA, the end result could be catastrophic.
I agree with Hedges assessment. This Act intentions is intended to deal with the rising dissent of Americans. Basically, the government has decided that Americans are the true enemy and that anyone who dissents can be detained indefinitely, stripped of their citizenship and even tortured.
There’s more from Hedges here: Why I’m Suing Barack Obama
Fear is the psychological weapon of choice for totalitarian systems of power. Make the people afraid. Get them to surrender their rights in the name of national security. And then finish off the few who aren’t afraid enough. If this law is not revoked we will be no different from any sordid military dictatorship. Its implementation will be a huge leap forward for the corporate oligarchs who plan to continue to plunder the nation and use state and military security to cow the population into submission.
I’ve read the Act, you can find it here: Full Text
This is a despicable piece of legislation, but it does NOT say what many are claiming. One moron recently wrote to me that the Act authorizes food confiscation, which it most definitely does NOT say. I’m half a mind to write a satirical essay and post it here:
President Obama Begins Nationwide Food Confiscation Program – Americans Starve
I could have some fun with that. We’re not there yet. But we are inching closer and closer toward full-on rebellion against a very belligerent government.
These people are incredibly stupid. They believe, as demonstrated by their actions, that we can be pushed and shoved into smaller and smaller corners, without increasing the risk of a violent response from us. They deem that even more stupid legislation will somehow “control” our growing anger. What they are missing is something very obvious and fundamental:
When you have nothing left to lose, then you are free to do anything that you want.
The truth is, these idiots in Washington are forcing this direction upon us all. And they’re much to dumb to realize it — or maybe not. Maybe this is exactly what they want. But personally, I do not give them much credit, also evidenced by their stupid behavior and words. Mostly, I think they are afraid for their own selves. They’ve done such a shitty job as representatives, that they are truly afraid of the people now.
They know they deserved to be tarred and feathered at the very least, every last stinking rotten one of them. And they’re scared. All bought and paid for by special interests, whom they are really catering to, and the reason we can never, ever get any restitution or restoration or manage to fix anything that is so desperately wrong.
In case you haven’t heard, the Enemy Expatriation Act is next:
A new bill has been introduced in Congress that, if passed, would strip Americans of their citizenship for just supporting hostilities against the United States. The Enemy Expatriation Act, or H.R. 3166, was introduced by Republican Representative Charles Dent of Pennsylvania.
These two Acts would ensure that even talking about your dissent places you at risk of losing your citizenship, disappearing into a gulag someplace and never to be heard from again. What a wonderful country America has already turned into. I did warn you all (repeatedly). Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better.
Obama’s got other problems too: Georgia Judge Subpoenas Obama, Demands ALL Vital Records
We’ve got very real problems on our plate now, and the growing likelihood that martial law will be enacted to suppress any rebellion that begins.
Some of you haven’t yet noticed the independent acts by individuals that are taking place around the country. But the government has, of this you can be absolutely certain. They are getting increasingly desperate.
The solution to quiet the rebellion is dead simple: start fixing what is wrong with this country. Put the people first. Not government, not big business, not Wall Street, not Israel, not anything but the American people. Stop bombing and invading other countries, stop trying to police the whole damned word, and start address American problems at home.
Doing this would bring stability and prosperity to this country like we’ve never had for the past 50 years.
But duh! These people in office are utterly incapable of doing this. I’ve no doubt that they are all bought and paid for, and even coerced (threatened) to do the terrible things that they are now doing. But come on! Let’s see some balls for once, somewhere, someplace! Even American people have seen theirs shrivel up to the size of raisins!
I hold little hope, being pessimistic as I am, that we will finally do the right things before all the wrong and evil and bloodletting takes places. There is no reason to believe that we will, as the evidence (required proof) is sorely lacking.
But damn, it sure doesn’t have to be this way. And I’m very, very sorry that it will be.