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originally posted by: Salander
a reply to: VictorVonDoom
In my small town, I've been told by some attorneys that the DA keeps an informal list of jurors who they deem to be "cooperative", and they are selected more frequently than others. Whatever the story, today's jurors are usually just rubber stamps for the DA.
originally posted by: neutronflux
a reply to: dragonridr
I really think it would help if the Muslim community was more committed at rooting out hate groups among their ranks. More forthcoming in providing who are the threats in the first place. Then maybe law enforcement would not have to be so proactive?
originally posted by: Tempter
Could you please link where they openly admit they support terrorism, please?
Definition of terrorism
: the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion
The unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.
Today we are faced, I think, with the approach of what may be called the ultimate revolution, the final revolution, where man can act directly on the mind-body of his fellows. Well needless to say some kind of direct action on human mind-bodies has been going on since the beginning of time. But this has generally been of a violent nature. The Techniques of terrorism have been known from time immemorial and people have employed them with more or less ingenuity sometimes with the utmost cruelty, sometimes with a good deal of skill acquired by a process of trial and error finding out what the best ways of using torture, imprisonment, constraints of various kinds.
But, as, I think it was (sounds like Mettenicht) said many years ago, you can do everything with [garbled] except sit on them. If you are going to control any population for any length of time, you must have some measure of consent, it’s exceedingly difficult to see how pure terrorism can function indefinitely. It can function for a fairly long time, but I think sooner or later you have to bring in an element of persuasion an element of getting people to consent to what is happening to them.
It seems to me that the nature of the ultimate revolution with which we are now faced is precisely this: That we are in process of developing a whole series of techniques which will enable the controlling oligarchy who have always existed and presumably will always exist to get people to love their servitude. This is the, it seems to me, the ultimate in malevolent revolutions shall we say, and this is a problem which has interested me many years and about which I wrote thirty years ago, a fable, Brave New World, which is an account of society making use of all the devices available and some of the devices which I imagined to be possible making use of them in order to, first of all, to standardize the population, to iron out inconvenient human differences, to create, to say, mass produced models of human beings arranged in some sort of scientific caste system. Since then, I have continued to be extremely interested in this problem and I have noticed with increasing dismay a number of the predictions which were purely fantastic when I made them thirty years ago have come true or seem in process of coming true.