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December 6, 2011
A little bit of insight: Don’t lie to me
by Nate Morotti Dec 6, 2011
I would like to start this article by saying that I am not an alarmist.
I don’t see the apocalypse around every corner, nor do I have a secret bunker stockpiled with food and weapons or believe in government conspiracies, but that does not mean I believe that everything is fine in our world.
We are in the middle of a gigantic economic downturn and we, as a nation, are still trying to recover from the gaping wound that the housing crisis left in both our bank accounts and our morale as a country.
And to top it all off we are now facing a huge attack on our civil rights with the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act.
So why is this a big deal?
Should the act, which has already been passed by the Senate with a vote of 93 to 7, pass into law (which is assuming it will not be vetoed by the president) it will effectively remove several of the powers that the Bill of Rights grants to U.S. citizens, including the right to due process and a fair trial.
The act is a list of martial powers granted to the military branch of the U.S. government every year, and dictates their restrictions and abilities.--------
Perhaps we could use a good, old fashioned police state to regain control over all these lazy occupiers and promoters of the liberal agenda, because those are the real enemies of the state, right?
I really do hope all this political satire doesn’t fall on deaf ears, because with the way things are going, it may be the last time we have the freedom to satire politics.
As I stated before, I am not an alarmist by any means, but a practical man would start setting up his affairs for when the s*** hits the fan
One thought on “A little bit of insight: Don’t lie to me”
Ted Rudow III, MA on December 7, 2011
Big Brother is on his way, not just in the U.S. but all over the world. There just happens to be more hoopla and uproar in the U.S. about privacy issues. The power that be knows that if he can enact some of these surveillance and eavesdropping measures in the U.S. and put them into practice there, it’ll be much easier to do so in other countries which are also resisting these things. This entire glorification of war-as if the whole and only purpose of the government and the country were to fight wars-smells of fascism. The news media glorify the war and militarism; we get the same dose on television, in the movies and in video games. If the American people aren’t careful, they will wake up one day to find out they’ve become a nation of mindless heel-clickers.
Ted Rudow III, MA
Class of 1996