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Is a Military Dictatorship possible in the USA?

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posted on Nov, 8 2007 @ 06:47 PM
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I hate to break it to you but we are already in what I call a "polite" dictatorship.

- There are executive orders just waiting to be utilized for any imaginable scenario

- The president (and congress) seems either totally dismissive or totally oblivious to the will of the majority of citizens whether the topic is Iraq, Iran, fiscal responsibility or immigration control

- Citizens are getting tazered for the slightest infraction (just last week a 14 year old Atlanta girl was tasered for cursing and disorderly conduct on Halloween) and their basic civil liberties are being trampled (Patriot Act, NSA surveillance, 755,000 strong "terror watch list")

- Here in Atlanta there are CCTV cameras every 1/2 mile on the entire interstate system

I used to be of the opinion that it was very possible that Bush might contrive a scenario where by he retains power at the end of his term. Not so much anymore. That would just send up a red flag to anyone who was on the fence about the future of our country - There would be mass protests.

Now I am more likely to conclude that it is more productive to give us the perceived freedom to choose between to "pre-selected" candidates. The illusion of freedom results in less civil unrest. We will not repeat the mistakes of the election of 2000 or anything nearly as controversial. It will be a seamless transition of power between two candidates that essentially bat for the same team.




posted on Nov, 8 2007 @ 08:23 PM
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Why do you think there would be mass protests. The Patriot act was recieved with open arms by most of your population and virtually all your congress. If there is a larger attack exactly the same will happen, becasue people will be too scared to think of any other alternative.



posted on Nov, 8 2007 @ 08:56 PM
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My answer is simple. Because when that scenario is suggested in even the most polite social settings the answer is always in the same vein - "Oh, HELL NO!"

The PTB are not obtuse. They know they cannot have anymore overt and easily avoided political strife. Too many people are awake for that to occur without backlash. Awake, but quietly watching and ready to act.



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