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    Thursday, October 05, 2006

    Responsibilities of Citizenship: Not Just For Superheroes

    Oh terrible for smoggy skies,
    And waves of GMO grain
    For top-mined mountains travesty
    Beside the barren plain
    S'not what it used to be
    Suspicion in your captive hearts
    from sea to toxic sea.

    On a 65-34 vote, the Senate passed S 3930, "the Detainee Bill" Thursday night after 10 hours of debate.

    Now we can't talk bad about the government or we'll be labeled an "enemy combatant". Disagreeing with the president will get you "detained" indefinitely, with no rights, and possibly tortured.

    I used to say that the one thing I liked best about this country is that, no matter whatever else happened, we were free to complain about it, and that was a great thing. Well, it was a great thing while it lasted anyway... *sigh*

    Those in the military have to swear to protect their country from all threats, both foreign and domestic. Mayhaps that is why the government has dragged this war on for so long, to keep the armed forces away from being able to protect this country from the very real domestic threat that the federal government has become? We may never know for sure.

    Welcome to 1930's Germany folks. "Als sie mich holten, gab es keinen mehr, der protestieren konnte." I will do my best to keep them from coming for you, will you do the same for your counryfolk?

    Further Reading:
    Torture Bill States Non-Allegiance To Bush Is Terrorism

    RIP, Bill of Rights, RIP

    Repeating History: What A Terrorist Incident in Ancient Rome Can Teach Us

    Then They Came For The Americans by CERNIG at Newshog The first of the comments is especially poignant.

    Welcome to Fascist America!

    In Case I Disappear By William Rivers Pitt

    As I wrote to my friends on an email group when I first heard that the newest terrorism bill had been passed;

    "If you stop hearing from me...

    They win, I'm terrified.

    There is now no place to run or hide.

    Like Salem, lies by petty, simple minds will get us killed by those in charge, who are on a mad rampage of power.

    So what now?"

    If you hadn't guessed, I have decided yet again to risk my freedom, my safety, and my life to keep on fighting. If the establishment wants to shut me up..... Well, you get the point. I will NOT give up and cower in fear while they take my rights and those of my family and fellow citizens away. If anything, I shall get louder, more insistent, more active.

    Many small people, doing many small things, can and DO change the world.

    Together, we shall overcome!

    The fate of the world. It is literally in our hands. What will you do with it?


    1 comment:

    TheRambleman said...

    Yeah, I think the goverment has totally fucked us over this time. Thanks for all the links, I did indeed follow them and read the pages. Scary and sad shit for sure :-(

    "I will do my best to keep them from coming for you, will you do the same for your counryfolk?"