ENEMY OF THE STATE
Back in the 70’s or 80’s there was a book by this title by F. Paul Wilson. It appears to have been reprinted, so it isn’t rare. I must have read it close to a half dozen times, and along with L. Neil Smith “The Probability Broach” two of the classic libertarian sci-fi novels. Back in the 70’s activists, patriots and revolutionaries might have used science fiction to hide their sedation, but all but the idiots could read between the lines and figure out the protagonist was the repressive US federal government ( in “Probability” there was an out of control jack-booted thug fed agency national police which I believe the TSA is modeling itself after. Hey, the Federal Reserve Bank chairman was a Randian before he went to the Dark Side. What’s to say that the head guy of the Airport Molesters didn’t get inspiration from science fiction? ). In today’s climate I wonder if these two books would have been written. Forty years ago, if you put your protest into fiction form you were left alone. By allowing all the “noise” to cancel itself out any dissent was just ignored or trivialized. Killing or jailing you ( other than for IRS problems ) would have generated publicity for you and your cause. By ignoring you your voice was lost. Well, today dissent should not be undertaken so lightly. Even making it into fiction, or disguising it as a history lesson ( Rawles guest article on never surrendering would appear to me, as a fed Thought Police Patrolman, to be an attempt to incite defensive measures in the event of an arrest attempt ), will no longer save you from yourself. Now, while I hesitate to scream and panic and say “this time is different”, I can’t help but wonder why the current carte blanc legalization of Disappearings is going forward. Crap on a cracker, at least our original fascist President Lincoln waited for war before suspending civil rights. Nor do I believe we have the resources to concentration camp all that many folks. At first I’m worried that we would be starved to death to save money and food and cot space, now I’m wondering if any arrestees will just get a bullet to the head and a shallow grave. After all, if you are held without charges indefinitely, no one has to prove you are still alive.
Remember the Interstate Commerce Clause being the darling of the legal eagles during FDR’s reign of socialism ( fully supported by the populace, thanks a lot you old bastards-who was the guy that tried to kill the crippled puke? We need a national remembrance day for the assassination attempt )? It was used to justify any and all Stalinist doings of the feds. If you grew your own wheat on your own land using your own cows to fertilize it and using your own seed, it was deemed permissible for the feds to regulate your crop because by NOT buying supplies from someone else you were affecting interstate commerce. Huh? Yet this was the convoluted logic used. Anything and everything came under the control of the federal government because it was “forced” by the Constitution to regulate interstate commerce. Remember the rash of asset forfeitures twenty years ago? If you had “too much” cash, you were obviously a drug dealer because honest citizens didn’t have to fear a paper trail of checks or credit cards. If you were parked in a “suspected area” you got your car seized. It was obviously being used for drug dealing. Anything and everything could be tied in to drugs. If you used convoluted logic.
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So, once again using convoluted logic, who is a terrorist? Well, clearly I am, because even though I keep saying not to fight the feds, just let them destroy themselves and try to survive the process, obviously that means I don’t support the continuation of the government. Why, I must want them to be destroyed. I must be anti-government. Just because I didn’t come out and say “attack”, I must be implying it by not opposing it. Clearly I oppose the rebellion against the government, but since I hate the government and wouldn’t mind seeing them die, I must be a terrorist. Anybody who is against the bank bail outs must be a terrorist. If they oppose the bail outs that means they want to see the banks fail. If the banks fail, the economy implodes. If the economy implodes, taxes can’t be collected and the government can’t afford to fight the terrorists. So clearly you wanting to see an end to the fighting against the terrorists make you a terrorist sympathizer if not a terrorist yourself. If you are a Constitutionalist, you are a terrorist. By failing to support the federal government acting beyond its limits set by the Constitution, you are saying you don’t want terrorists arrested. You don’t want the American people safe. For their safety, you must be arrested if you refer to the Constitutionality of their actions. Should I go on, or do you get the idea? Hey, perhaps one of you trolls should call Homeland Security on me. Didn’t I just admit I’m a terrorist?
It isn’t hard to put yourself in the shoes of a anti-terrorist All American Hero Of The Peoples State. No matter why the war on terrorism is being fought, clearly it is in the best interests of this nation. Why, it’s non-partisan! Both Bush The Younger and His Most Excellent Kenyan ( oooohhhh! He is dissing on the commander in chief! Off with his head! ) support it. If you don’t support it, if you do anything at all to weaken the empire or regime, you must support terrorists. This is oh so much better than the war on drugs or against commies. Now there is no long chain of evidence that needs to be followed. Anyone that isn’t 100% behind the Forces Of Goodness is obviously a terrorist. Now, all that is needed is the thought that you are unpatriotic and you are a terrorist. Who needs a wiretap? That is so “evidence required”. Now, rumor and innuendo and heresy are good enough. And it’s a bullet to the back of your head. If you are targeted. Hard to say who will be until we know to what purpose this whole charade is unfolding for. Of course, I can’t imagine this will backfire. I mean, why would anyone resort to deadly force just because they might be arrested? Most folks still think we live in a free society, under the rule of law that still applies to law enforcement. Sure we do. That is why it is now the law of the land that you can be disappeared. Now, the police will comply with fed dictates and fellow citizens will not interfere or complain. It is all legal. Just like Hitler’s dictates. Good thing history isn’t taught in school anymore now that we are teaching so much math and science so all our kids can get into debt going to college.
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