I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that the massive, annual, economy-draining Defense Appropriations Bill, SB 1867, which this year includes a section that apparently authorizes indefinite detention for American citizens, after exactly one hour of debate (!), passed through the Democrat-controlled Senate (53 to 47) with a 93 to 7 vote! Huh? Does the fact that the Defense Appropriations Bill always passes with little or no debate have to do with the fact that every single senator (and congressman) lives in a state which depends upon getting and keeping “jobs” spun out of the far-flung octopus-like programs of the military/industrial complex?
In any case, immediately, what flashed through my mind when the senate passed that bill was all those perported FEMA camps, which, right on schedule (and, ironically? on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor when the U.S. entered World War II and “detained” Japanese-American citizens in camps), according to the often-hysterical infowars daily news, those FEMA camps are being “activated.”
So, if the president does not veto this bill (and he says he will veto it, and by the looks of his recent populist speech in Kansas, he is beginning, finally, to throw off corporatist shackles), those who foster “civil unrest” (think OWS) could all be heading for FEMA camps (hey, more jobs for the MI complex!),
There are many responses to this possibility. One is ridicule it with comedic outrage. For example, Jon Stewart, in last night’s two-video series, “Arrested Development.”
Another is to move into fear and loathing, with implied revenge, for example Anonymous, a statement that was uploaded to youtube 12/3/11. As of 5:00 pm 12/7/11, it had received 412,802 views; by 10:48 AM 12/8/11, this morning, the number had more than doubled, to 976,860 views. If you don’t want to watch/listen, the transcription follows.
And, following that, in the next post, I will repost a message from the Hathors from April, this year, which helps me, at least, move into a more centered way of being with the swirl of rumor, fact, innuendo, and paranoid imagination. Once again, love or fear. Those are the choices. Open to the universe, breathing in love and light, breathing out love and light, or close yourself off, deaden your responsiveness, move into aggression or wrap into a fetal ball and hope it will all blow over.
Undoubtedly, it will blow over. All of it. The whole house of cards that is this 3-D illusion of separation and polarity and endless war that we have collectively dreamed into “reality” and which, collectively, as more and more of us continue to choose Love, we will dissolve into full communion with each other, the Earth, and her cosmic home.
Dear brothers and sisters. Now is the time to open your eyes!
In a stunning move that has civil libertarians stuttering with disbelief, the U.S. Senate has just passed a bill that effectively ends the Bill of Rights in America.
The National Defense Authorization Act is being called the most traitorous act ever witnessed in the Senate, and the language of the bill is cleverly designed to make you think it doesn’t apply to Americans, but toward the end of the bill, it essentially says it can apply to Americans “if we want it to.
Bill Summary & Status, 112th Congress (2011 — 2012) | S.1867 | Latest Title: National Defense Authorization Act for.
This bill, passed late last night in a 93-7 vote, declares the entire USA to be a “battleground” upon which U.S. military forces can operate with impunity, overriding Posse Comitatus and granting the military the unchecked power to arrest, detain, interrogate and even assassinate U.S. citizens with impunity.
Even WIRED magazine was outraged at this bill, reporting:
Senate Wants the Military to Lock You Up Without Trial
…the detention mandate to use indefinite military detention in terrorism cases isn’t limited to foreigners. It’s confusing, because two different sections of the bill seem to contradict each other, but in the judgment of the University of Texas’ Robert Chesney — a nonpartisan authority on military detention — “U.S. citizens are included in the grant of detention authority.”
The passage of this law is nothing less than an outright declaration of WAR against the American People by the military-connected power elite. If this is signed into law, it will shred the remaining tenants of the Bill of Rights and unleash upon America a total military dictatorship, complete with secret arrests, secret prisons, unlawful interrogations, indefinite detainment without ever being charged with a crime, the torture of Americans and even the “legitimate assassination” of U.S. citizens right here on American soil!
If you have not yet woken up to the reality of the police state we’ve been warning you about, I hope you realize we are fast running out of time. Once this becomes law, you have no rights whatsoever in America. — no due process, no First Amendment speech rights, no right to remain silent, nothing.
The US senate does not want us to speak. I suspect even now orders are being shouted into telephones and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there?
Cruelty and injustice…intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance, coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who’s to blame? Well certainly there are those who are more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable. But again, truth be told…if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.
I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? War. Terror. Disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you and in your panic, you turned to the now President in command Barack Obama. He promised you order. He promised you peace. And all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent.
More than four hundred years ago, a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness. Justice, and freedom are more than words – they are perspectives. So if you’ve seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you, then I would suggest that you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek…then I ask you to stand beside one another, one year from November 5th, 2011, outside the gates of every court house of every city DEMANDING our rights!!
Together we stand against the injustice of our own Government.
We are anonymous.
We are Legion.
United as ONE.
Divided by zero.
We do not forgive Censorship.
We do not forget Oppression.
Music by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Requiem