Saturday, February 13, 2010

Surveillance Society

HINKLE—Surveillance Society: Obama Takes a Blue Pencil to the Bill of Rights by A. BARTON HINKLE

"Which means, if the Obama administration continues to get its way, the federal government effectively will have carte blanche to spy on American citizens.

The two points lead to one of two conclusions. Either President Obama owes the Bush administration a big apology -- or he owes the rest of us a very good explanation."

The U.S. is Now a Police State By Paul Craig Roberts

"Americans have been losing the protection of law for years. In the 21st century the loss of legal protections accelerated with the Bush administration’s “war on terror,” which continues under the Obama administration and is essentially a war on the Constitution and U.S. civil liberties."


"As our Founding Fathers and a long list of scholars warned, once civil liberties are breached, they are breached for all. "


"This shows how far the police state has advanced. A presidential appointee in the Obama administration tells an important committee of Congress that the executive branch has decided that it can murder American citizens abroad if it thinks they are a threat.:

Read here the compelling account of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, an American citizen of Pakistani origin - and do something, anything!

Why Are Americans Passive as Millions Lose Their Homes, Jobs, Families and the American Dream?
By Harriet Fraad

"Society-wide depression has struck America. Why it's happened and what we can do about it.

An unnatural economic and psychological disaster has struck America.

Five contributors, each interacting with and shaping the others, have devastated the American moral, economic, psychological, and social landscape.

She makes 5 excellent reasons for this depression.

One reason I don't think she identifies clearly enough is our so-called "news", which is really the American information supply.

She does say "To add to their despair, the tremendous wealth at the top of society has been used to fund right-wing media outlets like Fox News, to name just one example." and "Right-wing media promote the idea that there is no alternative to the status quo."

But she fails to identify the fact that people have been "educated" by our information supply. Think about this in terms of polls. When an opinion poll is taken, is it not also a reflection of how well the people polled are following the "news"? When you see a poll that reports support for the invasion of Iraq, weren't you really looking at the results of the "news" propaganda machine's efforts at convincing you to support the invasion? Of course this was an influence, we just have no way of knowing exactly how much. My guess is that had people been better informed, there would have been very little support at all. But they were fed pictures and stories about the evil Saddam on every mainstream channel and newspaper. It was a one-sided barrage of propaganda that pumped up American for that invasion.

I think the above is crystal clear today, for anyone who already knows or is willing to read up on. The facts are out now.

The propaganda machine being as it is, the next question is: "what else have we been massively duped on?". Here's my #2 choice: supporting Israel, and #3 is that the average American has no idea of how terrible all that debt is for us. Sooner or later they are going to run out of options and clever tricks push the impact into the future. They'll probably start the printing presses as a last resort, which will lead to hyper-inflation, which means your dollars will be transformed into pennies, and if you're barely surviving on a fixed income - too bad for you. And this is going to develop quickly, within a few years, as baby boomers line up for retirement. Nothing unknown here. They are blaming people taking early retirement for the crisis now, and getting away with it because nobody knows better. They knew all along.


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