Recently, I've spoken with few people who are actually AFRAID to click on this blog. I suppose they believe (and perhaps its true) that the NSA, NRO, CIA, FBI or any of our 16 intelligence agencies are watching to see who reads these words and therefore can be branded "enemies of the state", or worse "Enemy Combatants" and have all of their rights immediately suspended. Ahhhh America. Land of the free, home of the brave.
Well, this won't stop me from doing anything. I firmly believe that clicking on my blog is the ultimate form or freedom and patriotism and should not in any way engender fear in the hearts of people that they are "being watched" by simply reading my little ole opinions about what really goes on in this country.
But the most alarming thing I find is the success at which the government has placed fear at the heart of free expression so that people are actually afraid to click on a site because they think the government might be monitoring. I do not espouse violence, or even an uprising against the structure... my goal is to simply inform people of the things I think they may not already know and should. Why? Well to protect their very freedom to able click on this without having their rights suspended. Seems reasonable to me.
Michael Moore said it so wonderfully in SICKO.... democratically elected governments are supposed to be AFRAID of the people.... but here in AMERICA.... (land of the free, home of the brave)... there seems to be lots of people that have little "feeling" of freedom, even less bravery and whole lot of FEAR.
I find it alarming for the simple reason that its that fear of people to speak up and act that we have seen over and over in the past which is the FOUNDATION for the rise of of Fascism. I've found many definitions of Fascism but the one I think is best (below) is because it doesn't reference what it has come BEFORE... because each fascist regine is slightly different each time, whether its Hitler, Mussolini, Pinochet or Stalin.
The 14 Characteristics of Fascism by Lawrence BrittSphere: Related Content
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
4. Supremacy of the Military
5. Rampant Sexism
6. Controlled Mass Media
7. Obsession with National Security
8. Religion and Government are Intertwined
9. Corporate Power is Protected
10. Labor Power is Suppressed
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
14. Fraudulent Elections
Wow, where we have seen all of these before? Sounds like a history book of the Bush administration.
To those pathetic fearful indivduals who are too afraid to read this BLOG... Shame on you for letting this happen...
because its only the start of what your fear will lead you to do.
Why must people feel afraid of their own government when they are told that the terrorists hate us for our
freedom? Does anyone see anything wrong with this picture?