Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Put Down The Controller And Take A Look Around

Sometimes it's a good idea to put down the videogame controller and/or step away from the keyboard and take a look at the world around you.

If you do so today, you might just notice that the so-called President just made protesting the war illegal. You'd have to dig deep, since the big networks and cable news outlets won't cover it.

Just like they failed to mention that the man who was the Assistant Secretary of the Treasure under Ronald Reagan reacted to this news by saying that there will be a staged terror attack, the establishment of a dictatorship in the US, and a war with Iran in the next year.

If you've been paying attention all along, then you know that this is just the latest in a list of scary executive orders that are prepped, along with the hundreds of internment camps that already have been built and staffed in the US.

I take all internet news with a grain of salt, of course. These sites that rightly fear the US becoming a massive police state seem to forget one thing - that the US government, military, and police have demonstrated on three different occasions that no matter what manpower and resources are at their disposal, they cannot control a city in chaos.

The three examples I cite are Los Angeles (during the riots), Baghdad (during the current war) and New Orleans (in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina). It's hard, after seeing the powers that be struggle with those cities, to imagine police-state control on a national level. Also factor in the amount of Americans that have guns, from inner-city street gangs to rural militias.

Still, though, all of this really puts us on a countdown. The clock is ticking until the next presidential election. I really won't feel safe until I actually see Bush, Cheney, Rove, and the rest of those crazies willingly cede their power as the Constitution mandates that they do at the time of the next presidential inauguration.

I suspect that I won't be the only one breathing easier on that day. If we make it there.

Okay, now back to my regularly scheduled blog.

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