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Senate Moves Forward On Orwellian 'Violent Radicalization & Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act'

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posted on May, 15 2008 @ 10:17 AM
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Senate Moves Forward On Orwellian 'Violent Radicalization & Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act'


www.globalresearch.ca

In the wake of Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and Susan Collins' (R-ME) alarmist report, "Violent Islamist Extremism, the Internet, and the Homegrown Terrorism Threat," the Senate may be moving towards passage of the Orwellian "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007" (S. 1959).

A companion piece of legislative flotsam to the House bill, "The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007" (H.R. 1955), the Democrat-controlled Congress seems ready to jettison Constitutional guarantees of free speech and assembly. The bill passed the House by a 404-6 vote in October. Twenty-three congress members abstained, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers.

Under cover of studying "violent radicalization," both bills would broaden the already-fluid definition of "terrorism" to encompass political activity and protest by dissident groups, effectively criminalizing civil disobedience and non-violent direct action by developing policies for "prevention, disruption and mitigation."

Call it COINTELPRO 2.0.

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posted on May, 15 2008 @ 10:17 AM
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Well, it looks like The Fascist Police State is inching one step closer to becoming a full blown reality! These people see this nation becoming more and more upset with their continual GUTTING of it and all the the "little people", and they are quickly installing measures to keep anyone from changing things! Sickening!



When one considers that elite consensus favoring "muscular" strategies for fighting "terror"--homegrown or otherwise--emerge during a period when the Bush regime has illegally wiretapped phone calls, sifted e-mails, spied on political and religious organizations, and conducted extensive data mining of financial and other personal records, it becomes clear that the corporate police state is shifting into high-gear in a desperate move to criminalize ideological "thought crimes."


Here's where it REALLY gets interesting....Can you guess who they're coming after? No dissent allowed peons! You do as we say, or get ready for your detainee camp!


The legislation specifically singles out the Internet as a "weapon" for domestic radicalization. When she introduced her bill to the Senate last November, Harman remarked, "There can be no doubt: the Internet is increasingly being used as a tool to reach and radicalize Americans and legal residents."

Equating America's web-surfacing habits with the threat of ideological infection by Islamist pod-people, Harman avers that the Internet allows Americans "to become indoctrinated by extremists and to learn how to kill their neighbors ... from the comfort of their own living rooms."


More unbelievably ridiculous fear-mongering to ram through their fascist strongholds and oppression of this nation.




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