I was just reading a piece on Alternet and it seems that there was a lot of coercion going on before the 2nd vote
to pass the bailout bill.
No real surprise there - we know how it works, with the mutual scratching of backs, and veiled threats (sometimes) but what really disgusted me, was
the alleged threat of martial law.
"The only way they can pass this bill is by creating and sustaining a panic atmosphere. … Many of us were told in private conversations that if
we voted against this bill on Monday that the sky would fall, the market would drop two or three thousand points the first day and a couple of
thousand on the second day, and a few members were even told that there would be martial law in America if we voted no."
We've had many threads about a conspiracy which would see the imposition of martial law, and lead to the election being cancelled so that bush&co
could stay in power - are we starting to see this in action?
Or is the mere threat of it enough to bend people to his will......
Time will tell I suppose - the next month or so is vital for the freedom of the US, such as it is after the implementation of H.R. 1955 and other acts
designed to take away freedoms rather than simply fight terrorists.
Of course this doesn't just concern the US - it also concerns a lot of the western world, if not the whole planet.
Imagine a dictator, backed by the most powerfull military in the world, who is able to write and re-write any law that suits his purpose.
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