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Gore Vidal: ‘We’ll have a dictatorship soon in the US’

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posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 06:22 PM
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I am a conditional pacifist...in that I know that there is a time and a place to fight but that violence should always be a matter of last resort not first...then when you do fight...fight to win or don't bother...especially if you are doing the fighting with other people's lives.




posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 06:29 PM
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Originally posted by Alethea

Originally posted by marg6043
Well with the invasion that we are starting to see in states like Montana with private paramilitary that we don't even know where they are coming b] I don't know, from where is coming? I don't know


Think hard, now.
Who has more money than any government?
Who has been buying the lawmakers who make the policies that control the government?

This is where it's all coming from.



okies I'm thinking hard - can you see the smoke coming outta my ears??


okay ...wait.... here it comes.....International BANKERS....hmmmm...

Well did I get it right?????



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 06:32 PM
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Originally posted by realshanti

Originally posted by Alethea

Originally posted by marg6043



okies I'm thinking hard - can you see the smoke coming outta my ears??


okay ...wait.... here it comes.....International BANKERS....hmmmm...

Well did I get it right?????


and military , but I think it is the same.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 07:07 PM
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Let's all keep in mind this elitist homo is contemptuous of nearly everything the average American stands for. He feels we are all beneath him and he is above question and reproach. He decries his return to this country and wishes he was still in a 2nd world country. His ideas are baroque and his narcissistic demeanor is tiresome. If you read his essays you'll detect that he is full of self loathing. Take everything this vacuous sudo-intellectual says with a whole shaker of salt.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 07:14 PM
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I wish these discussions could actually take a shape and form that was conducive to actual dialogue but they never do. Ultimately some tool like Electric Universe has to come sweeping in to make unsubstantiated, "I heard it once on Glen Beck" accusations that ultimately derail the topic. And yes I am pointing him out specifically because he was banned once, years ago, for the same types of stupidity he is allowed to get away with now. His name was Mudadaub or some such. He makes intelligent comments sometimes but if you disagree with him get a lot these bouncing smilies
and a snarky reference that you are an idiot.
Nevermind that thoughtful people disagree and can agree to do so. ATS has decided that barely hinged escapees are perfectly acceptable. Congrats extremists, you have ATS AND Stormfront to operate from now!



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 07:39 PM
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If dictatorship is measured by the ability of a leader to flout due process, then the US had eight years of dictatorship under George W. Bush, the world champion of presidential signing statements, the seer of the Iraqi WMD program, the king vigilante of Afghanistan and last but not least the president who renamed Congress,"Step-n-fetch-it".

The American dictatorshp is not going to be a tin-pot dictatorship. It's going to be a stupifying circus of banalities and folly and it is already well under way.

It's time Americans rediscovered due process and started to insist on it. Two generations ago Americans didn't pee in their pants every time some foreign or domestic bully mouthed off.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 07:41 PM
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One nice chaotic massive scale "act" and the majority of boob tube brain washed fellow citizens will WELCOME an occupation of our streets, "THAT'S how close I feel we are. We here writing and speaking to eachother now, will be the trouble makers, the odd ones out, there will be more people turning us in than we could ever hope to protect from "the bad guys" because WE will be the bad guys in their twisted view.
It will be everyone for themselves and even divided households and families, nazi germany will look like a day at disney, unless they take our guns, and theyre sure gonna come for those soon, unless, unless, they dont have to come for them because youre already dead or theres no ammo to purchase, if 2010 is exactly, exactly like 2009, job losses , economy etc etc how do you see this country surviving through that? It wont, so whatever is going to happen, and however many "events" are going to happen, its going to happen soon.
This is the sickest Ive ever seen the mental state of this country.
Who's going to save it? WE the people?
IMO aint gonna happen, not this divided.
"Those citizens electing to receive the monetary chip will have 500,000 Amero credits attached to their accounts as an ushering in to the "re-birth" of our great nation.
ONE SENTENCE LIKE THAT and how many people do you know will line up to participate, be honest, how many, you can even vary the amount,
HOW MANY?
They use the greed in the majority in a scenario like above to seal the deal.
But alot of people, worldwide I fear, will lose their lives first.
Am I paranoid? I dont think so.
We dont run the show, never have, and the planet needs cleansed.
As a species, we're selfish, easily led, poop throwing hybrids,
that served a purpose.
The planets plumbed, wired and ready for its next phase.
We weren't "kept" as slaves in obvious holding,
We were told we were free, to WORK,(for them) EARN, (their money)
PURCHASE (their goods) participate in a system that we were truly blind to its end result, till we started sharing information on such a grand scale like never before in history with eachother, from all over the globe, and we began to come AWAKE.
Assets we were, Liabilities we became,
Now that the dumbest of the dumb can "maybe" become enlightened and unite with the smartest of us its time to END this phase.
This isnt the first time, is it.
Just my ramblings, just a slice of my humble opinion.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 08:02 PM
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If Obama were to truly try and rectify the wrongs of the previous administration he would be assasinated. Being the 1st Black president is fairly brave, but to actually be the first president to take America back is extremely brave.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 08:02 PM
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Babylon massive!

That is all.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 08:09 PM
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Americans should be extremely wary of any sort of armed uprising because that sort of thing can easily lead to unforseen consequences worse than the causes that brought it about. Americans have the governmental tools to cure their ills, but they have to insure that the will of the majority is done.

It may take civil disobediance to make that happen, as it did during the Vietnam War era.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 08:09 PM
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First of all, who in the hell is Gore Vidal? Secondly, why is an article like this under Life and Style and in the Women's section?



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 08:12 PM
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What good does it do to insult other posters? To feel a little bit better about yourself for a brief moment? Everyone is feeling a sort of tension; unemployment, wars and potential wars, you name it. Insulting other posters wont make you any better.

If we wanted, we could find mistakes and errors in what every president has said throughout history. They're just people. They make mistakes. Does it matter if they are red or blue? We can see there is no substantive difference in anything those in our Government do, be they Democrat or Republican.

One thing that everyone would agree on is that our country is not well or moving in direction that benefits us, the average citizen.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 08:48 PM
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Talk about derailing the topic... Not to mention the fact that you just resorted to personal attacks, you did not even have an argument to counter mine, you just resorted to personally insult me, and claim that my argument is not valid, that in itself is nothing more than a red herring.

Perhaps if you knew how to make a proper argument, instead of resorting to personal attacks, like other members do, people like me would not respond in the same manner that members like you do.

But again, everyone can see that people such as yourself would resort to try to suppress anyone you disagree with, this in itself shows your argument is weak, and has no valid point.

If members i respond to in that manner were making civilized conversations, instead of making personal attacks and insults, I would be responding in the same manner.

But hey, keep sending u2us, keep trying to ban me by making sugestions like the one you just made in your last post, and keep sending complaints to the staff trying to ban me because I disagree with you, and I make valid points which people like you don't like to see. Perhaps because it is too close to the truth, and since you have no real argument to counter mine, instead you resort to the same tactic you just used in your last post.

Nice try...




[edit on 30-9-2009 by ElectricUniverse]



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 08:51 PM
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Originally posted by Mr.Hyde

What good does it do to insult other posters? To feel a little bit better about yourself for a brief moment? Everyone is feeling a sort of tension; unemployment, wars and potential wars, you name it. Insulting other posters wont make you any better.


The thing is that members like Kaytag have no real arguments to offer, hence they resort to nothing more than personal attacks and insults, and then if someone like me responds to them, and make them look like fools, they don't like it, they act as victims, and send complaints to the staff trying to suppress, or even ban members like me. It is a tactic certain people like to use.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 08:56 PM
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What on EARTH makes you think that there is any difference between the two parties? Opposite sides of the same coin. Are you aware that Bush is a distant cousin of Baraq? Thru his mother, not his Kenyan father. Also Gates, and many other top officials in our govt. gang. It is called Nepotism. And they rely on foolish public thinking that they are enemies. Their policies are identical, because their 'bosses' make the decisions, not them. Get real.



[edit on 30-9-2009 by Gregarious]



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 09:05 PM
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Anyway, back to the topic, the United States is being turned slowly, but surely into a Socialist dictatorship which will be an utopia only for the elite, which will get to choose for us what we can do, what we can eat, and on the overall they will control every part of our lives.

It is true that even many Republicans in power have sold their souls in order to be on the good side of the elite, but if you look at the policeis being implemented, they are all exactly what those on the left have been demanding.

This is no insult towards people on the left, but it is the truth, and I am not the only one who has pointed this out, even a member who lived through Communism in Russia, and remembers well what the Socialist policies are about, among some other Americans who have also seen the truth of what is happening, have pointed this fact.

To people who love Socialist/Communist policies, it all looks good on paper, but the thing is that HUMANS are not ROBOTS, and Socialism/Communism tries to make people into robots, meanwhile consolidating all the power and giving it to the state. Who is in charge of the state if not the elite?

Americans need to remember why the forefathers decided to form this nation, and why they wrote certain rights, and rules to stop the government from becoming dictatorial. But the rules have been broken throughout the decades, and now more than ever the rights which have always been granted by the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights within it, not to mention the spirit of the nation, is being replaced by intrusive, and dictatorial rules which happen to be part of the Socialist agenda.

For decades Americans have been slowly brainwashed, and indoctrinated. They were even led to believe that "Socialism/Communism is an invention of the right, and there was never any threat from the Socialist/Communist agenda", but looking at every policy which has been slowly implemented into the Republic, those who have eyes to see, and can think for themselves can see the truth. Socialism is the ladder being used by the elite to get to the top, and which has ALWAYS been used by the elite, for them to consolidate power, and to control the people.

We are repeating history unfortunately, and I hope that this Socialist takeover is stopped peacefully before the people resort to violence, and in time they will do so, as it has ALWAYS been the case.

[edit on 30-9-2009 by ElectricUniverse]



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 09:38 PM
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I have never heard of this guy, amd I really get tired of being lumped into the stupid American group! Karma is a very powerful thing and I believe that negative thoughts bring negative results back to a person.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 09:49 PM
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Originally posted by centurion1211
IMO if we get a dictatorship, it will either come from obama's personal military force that he promised to create in a campaign speech, or as a result of the military getting fed up with him and booting him out (with a bunch of other far-left liberals).

Sad thing is, who would of thought we'd have come to the point where we're actually having this discussion?


We've been having this discussion since the United States was founded. Who would have thought we'd ever come to point where someone actually thinks something new has happened?

You guys seem to change one word in its title every time you say it. Tomorrow, it will be Obama's robot death force. By next week, it will be Obama's Alien Hybrid Super Assassins. Regardless, very few people have ever been enslaved or killed by hypothetical armies.

If you don't like civilian military forces, why haven't you disbanded your state's militia yet? My state's militia blew up the building in Oklahoma City.


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posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 10:00 PM
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Is it too much to ask for a little bit of creativity and originality? Choosing stylistically identical formats to McCarthy's radio broadcasts is a little obvious, don't you think? You've only slightly changed the wording.

You'll notice similarities in the manner of fallacious argument made by these people:
1. Fearmongering
2. Calls to Authority - "Communist expert says we are becoming communist"

Here a quote from Today:

Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
Anyway, back to the topic, the United States is being turned slowly, but surely into a Socialist dictatorship which will be an utopia only for the elite, which will get to choose for us what we can do, what we can eat, and on the overall they will control every part of our lives.

This is no insult towards people on the left, but it is the truth, and I am not the only one who has pointed this out, even a member who lived through Communism in Russia, and remembers well what the Socialist policies are about, among some other Americans who have also seen the truth of what is happening, have pointed this fact.
[edit on 30-9-2009 by ElectricUniverse]


Here is a quote from 1954:

Originally posted by Joseph R. McCarthy
We Americans live in a free world, a world where we can stand as individuals, where we can go to the church of our own choice and worship God as we please, each in his own fashion, where we can freely speak our opinions on any subject, or on any man. Now whether...whether we shall continue to so live has come to issue now. We will soon know whether we are going to go on living that kind of life, or whether we are going to live the kind of life that 800,000,000 slaves live under Communist domination. The issue is simple. It is the issue of life or death for our civilization.

And listen to what a high official in the anti-Communist government of Czechoslovakia had to say about the Communist enslavement of Czechoslovakia. Here's what he said. He said, "In my country, the patterns was identical to what it is in the United States. If anyone, before the Communists took over, dared to attack those Communists who were preparing and shaping the policy of my government, shaping the policy to betray my people, he was promptly attacked and destroyed by a combination of Communists, fellow travellers and those unthinking people who thought they were serving the cause of liberalism and progress, but who were actually serving the cause of the most reactionary credo of all times, Communism."
[edit on 6-4-1954 by Joseph R. McCarthy]



[edit on 30-9-2009 by andrewh7]



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 10:18 PM
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Really????????? Then why are you allowed to type those words?? Why are people allowed to star your post??? I just went outside and yelled f the government, lets see if I get thrown in a concentration camp!!!!!!




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