CHRIS HEDGES: That’s what’s so interesting. None of the Pentagon, the FBI, as you—Mueller and everyone else, as you pointed out—none of them supported the bill, even to the extent where Mueller and others were testifying before Congress that it would make their work more difficult. And yet it passes anyway. And it is a kind of—I think it’s a kind of mystery to the rest of us as to what are the forces that—when you have the security establishment publicly opposing it, what are the forces that are putting it in place? And I can only suppose that what they’re doing is setting up a kind of legal mechanism to criminalize any kind of dissent. And Bruce can speak to this a little more. But in the course of the trial, with Alexa O’Brien, US Day of Rage, that WikiLeaks dump of five million emails of the public security firm Stratfor, we saw in those email correspondence an attempt to link US Day of Rage with al-Qaeda. Once they link you with a terrorist group, then these draconian forms of control can be used against legitimate forms of protest, and particularly the Occupy movement.
Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by ecoparity
I couldn't have said it better. The Corporate, Authoritarian, and Fascist Right should be worshiping Obama.
Originally posted by ecoparity
Perfect example of the sheep like mentality of the Obamites.
They hold this impression of his administration as being a scion of liberalism when in reality, it's not only continued the practices of the previous administration, they've added nitrous and turbos.
Amazing how ultra conservative the left can be when it comes to shielding themselves and their leash holding, corporate contributors. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss? Sure seems like it and surprise, the old boss not the biggest a-hole in the universe after all.
When it comes to our political system we can always sink a bit lower.