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Reporter Sander Wolf was taking some close-up pictures of wildflowers, and metal corrosion at an oil refinery when he was approached by Long Beach police officer Asif Kahn.
According to the Long Beach Post, while shooting pictures in June, Wolf was approached by Kahn who told him he'd received a call about his picture taking.
Though Wolf was breaking no laws, and doing nothing illegal, Kahn asked to see Wolf's identification. Surprised, the photographer asked if he had to
From a 1944 Norman Thomas speech: “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism”, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”“I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.”
Nikita Khrushchev: “We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to Communism but we can assist their leaders by giving them small amounts of Socialism until they awaken one day to find out they have Communism.” He also said that Communism would take over America “without firing a shot.”
Karl Marx: “A new revolution is possible only in consequences of a new crisis.” We have a crisis. As a matter of fact, unless the world stock markets stabilize, the entire world could be looking at a financial tsunami. Many nations, including America, could be ripe for being taken over by unsavory political efforts “without firing a shot.”· This is Karl Marx speaking: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” You will produce what you can using your talents, and then the government will use its power to take your earnings and spread them to others who are unable (or unwilling) to do as well. It isn’t by accident that the Soviet Union failed! It wasn’t the “worker’s paradise,” and it won’t work in America!· Obama is doing is best along with a Democrat controlled Senate to follow Karl Marx, Saul Alinsky and to prove Norman Thomas Nikita Khrushchev correction how to socialize America.
Originally posted by justwokeup
I remember in the 80s we mocked the Soviet Union for nonsense like this. Their system was rotten and freedom would triumph. Ho ho ho.
20 years for satire to become normality.
Remember citizens , be pure , be vigilant, behave.
Is this Russia? Or the Middle East? I remember the list from 40 years ago, when I first went to the Soviet Union: no bridges, no junctions, no railway stations, no government buildings, no soldiers and, above all, no police. Point your camera at any of these and you were under arrest.
How we used to mock the naivety, the paranoia, the Stalinist control. How striking was this example of totalitarian mentality, where even benign attempts by tourists to snap daily life were treated as full-blown espionage. At least in the West we understood that a good shot of a majestic bridge or the sight of a policeman's back among the throng in the square was not a threat to the State's security.
Originally posted by whaaa
reply to post by haarvik
What is on the horizon is not socialism but Fascism coming from right wing control freaks.
Another relevant quote...
When Fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag waving a cross.
Originally posted by CynicalDrivel
Not as simple as you think, buddy. All politics fall next to each other in a circle. So literally the ammount of difference between Comunism and Fascism the the difference between a Conservative Democrat and a Liberal Republican. It doesn't matter which one we fall into, sicne they have little to no difference between the 2.