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Owlet Donating Member (765 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 06:49 AM
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Decaying into a police state
"The process is sadly well under way. And I am throwing in the towel on the American people for ushering in the police state. Im not going to bother cataloging all the recent behavior, authoritative use of violence, lying rhetoric, or even to define what is a police state. The line of events, from the patriot acts, the department of homeland security, the groping of children and senior citizens at airports, the wiretaps, rendition and torture, the expansion of wars and assassinations, up to the suppression of Occupation Wall Street protests, are part of the historic record. As is the blatant serial betrayal and misuse of trust, granted the political leaders and perversely twisted against us, most obviously with wars and bailouts, as prequel to the inevitable misuse of trust in the police state the public had granted, and will have used against them down the future line. No police state in history has ever acted otherwise, and the American one will not be the first."

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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 07:07 AM
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1. America is occupied . . . by the One Percent through the use of police power
Edited on Tue Nov-22-11 07:26 AM by leveymg
The 1% control every major national political institution, the banks and multinational corporations, the military, the police, and the secret police. They pretend to lead a democratic society, but everyone (except the 1%) are spied upon and severely punished when they dare to speak up or break the rules put in place to maintain the power and ill-gotten gains of the 1%. The system exists solely to perpetuate its own inequality and injustice.

This is no longer a nation of laws. The 1% rarely, if ever, are held accountable for major frauds and mass murder, and behave as if they have no rules. The illusion of democracy has become a fraud, a visible illusion stripped of its charm.

Power in America no longer even pretends to derive from the consent of the majority; not any more, it doesn't - in the 21st Century, the United States has, indeed, decayed into a dying empire and a police state.

K&R.
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postulater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 07:20 AM
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4. Include Health Care and Education in that list. nt
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johnb72341js Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-11 02:21 AM
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6. +1
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 07:11 AM
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2. USA, a stunning failure in democracy, while many lambs think they live in
the greatest democracy in the universe.
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Quartermass Donating Member (207 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 11:40 AM
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5. America is not for and by the people anymore.
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