posted on Nov, 8 2007 @ 06:47 PM
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.