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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 11:05 PM
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56. all speculation of course
Didn't mean to alarm you, but there just have been too many suspicious activities by various government agencies. I know of dozens and dozens of first hand reports about bizarre intimidations and raids and threats.

We shouldn't assume they are competent. Nor should we assume that a conviction is the goal of harassing activities by the authorities. Since the Bush administration came to power, we know that we have unprecedented coordination between and politicization of various law enforcement agencies, and unprecedented encouragement of snitching. In the 60's, every little dissident organization was watched and infiltrated, and today it is much easier to do, and much easier to hide from the public. The fact that there is so little awareness about possible government snooping and harassment than there was in the 60's makes me more suspicious, not less. Certainly the Republicans in power have the desire and mindset to go after us, even more so than the Nixon administration did. All of the firewalls and protections for citizens have been slowly eroded away, as well.
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