Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Proof that We Can't Relax

Just because the Dems won in the recent election, it doesn't mean that the autocratic neofascist dictatorship of the BFEE is somehow over -- hobbled, crippled, reigned in.

No it is not, and you don't have to go any farther than this recent story about two New York men charged with terrorism.

So what did they do? Blow up a bridge? Bring down a jet? Stomp red white and blue kittens to death?

Good guesses all, but no. What these two did was the heinous crime-against-humanity of providing satellite television customers in the US with a Hezbollah TV channel!

I'm so old that I can remember when the US sharply and roundly criticized the Soviet Union for arresting its citizens for the crime of listening to the Voice of America on the radio. Now we're on the other side of the street, enforcing mind control on our own citizens, and arresting people for Orwellian thoughtcrime.

The rightwing in the country has always been against the free marketplace of ideas (for example, the Communist Party was outlawed, the works of Karl Marx were banned from the US mail along with birth control information, naked pictures and steamy fiction) so it's not a new story. It's more of the same, and we need to be always vigilant. How far are we, really, from a 21st Century reenactment of the Palmer Raids?

2 Comments:

drainbamage said...

The more things stay the same the more people stop paying attention.

Too bad we can't elect an independent to the whitehouse. Maybe then past presidents would be charged with terrorism. To declare war on another country based on lies should be the biggest terrorist crime in the world.

JBlue said...

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