Chris Hedges Nails The Purpose Behind Section 1021 Of The NDAA

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posted on May, 18 2012 @ 06:49 AM
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Chris Hedges a foreign correspondent, author and activist, including heavily active in the Occupy Movement is one of several plaintiffs who brought a lawsuit against President Obama and members of his Administration. This week a Federal Judge ruled the provision beyond the scope of The Constitution.

Here's an interview in which Hedges who sat through the case in the plaintiffs seat, describes the Governments defense testimony and makes, in my opinion, the only logical conclusion that can be made. Section 1021 was meant to silence dissent.



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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.




posted on May, 18 2012 @ 01:18 PM
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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.



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 01:44 PM
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A true American patriot... blessings



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 02:21 PM
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Thanks for sharing! I love Chris hedges! I found a random YouTube video of him one day, talking about America's foreign policy, he turned me on to what is going on in the world and made me pay attention!



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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I couldn't have said it better. The Corporate, Authoritarian, and Fascist Right should be worshiping Obama.



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 09:22 PM
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Originally posted by Kali74
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I couldn't have said it better. The Corporate, Authoritarian, and Fascist Right should be worshiping Obama.

Well, perhaps they actually do. It would be to their advantage to pretend to be mortal enemies, though.

What we're seeing is the beginning of the end game. It's us or them--and they're obviously terrified that they won't get their plan in place before we tumble to it. When I say us, I don't mean just the 1% or 2%--I mean enough of us to see them in the dock for their treason. We better bring our best game....
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posted on May, 18 2012 @ 10:22 PM
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Here's another current thread that's related ....

Ammendment To NDAA to stop Detention of US citizens goes down in flames. (Mostly with R support)

www.abovetopsecret.com...

New York Times:May 18, 2012
House Vote Upholds Indefinite Detention of Terror Suspects
By JONATHAN WEISMAN
www.nytimes.com...



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 11:38 PM
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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.


You know that when you speak like this, no one but your fellow ultra-right-wingers are listening to you, right? You must not care about changing anyone's mind or trying to bring "the Obamites" out of their illusion, because when you take a prime opportunity to make an intelligent, rational argument against another Obama term like this presents and turn it into raw, vile, partisan bashing, you make the "other side" close their ears. If all you want to do is be a hater, then have at it; you're doing fine. But if you actually want to *change* anything, you're going about it in a funny way.



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 11:46 PM
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How hypocritical of the Washington wimps....
The true value of your representative is now out there for all to see....
Maybe the election will bring out more real men besides Ron Paul...watch out for those independants....listen to their platform...they may be the start of a new party..
Meaanwhile the judges do not intend to let the admin breach constitutional law thaat easily......as a judge has thrown the whole sheebang out,
Next is the emasculaation of the courts maaybe.......



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 11:57 PM
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I totally disagree this was particularly MADE for the Occupy movement.

This is for ANYONE who opposes tyranny .

Kind of Presumptuous to think,Obama and the Law makers,saw the Occupy movement as the reason to enact this bill.I could easily say this was for the gun toting Tea Party........


It affects all of us. Not a percentage.


S&F
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posted on May, 19 2012 @ 12:44 AM
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Well said and thank you for pointing out the not so obvious.
The second someone spouts off "left" or "right" out of their mouths I know exactly who I am dealing with.
It is sad to see people still stuck in this false dichotomy.



posted on May, 19 2012 @ 08:25 AM
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I understand what you're saying but I don't think it is presumptuous, when another group steps forward in the same manner they will also become targets of such. The Tea Party never became a target in the same sense. The TPM became a target of Liberal Media disinformation with all the racism stuff and it probably would have progressed had the movement not been co-opted because before that point they had real power, a shot at really shaking things up.

Occupy doesn't fall into partisanship, it calls BS on the whole system...left, right and upside down. Occupy forces the system to show it's hand and expose the authoritarian state we are being swallowed up by. It may not even be the message of Occupy that they are afraid of...but they are afraid that large groups of people can't be intimidated into silence with pepper spray, tear gas and batons...they're afraid that their media can't contain it in a blackout because Occupy has made it's own media and that media has an audience....it may be small in comparison to CNN et al but the more people see how the two don't match up, the more people will start seeing how lied to we are and people don't like being lied to.

The system failed to co-opt and failed to silence Occupy, so now it has to become the enemy. I came across a great article the other day that I plan on doing a thread on that shows this.
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posted on May, 19 2012 @ 02:44 PM
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Well,Kali I really think this is for all Americans,not just protesters. Its Nice, the guy is bringing attention to it though. Wish More Americans would.



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 10:45 AM
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I agree, it applies to any American expressing dissension...at the moment that happens to be Occupy.



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 04:14 PM
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Excellent post, Kali. The liberals, socialists, conservatives and libertarians are finally all seeing Obama for what he is: a megalomaniacal, murderous fascist with delusions of grandeur. He has no love for America or its people. Nor does he have any compassion in his heart for the innocent citizenry of the countries he bombs to continue to line his pockets with blood money. He silences all dissent, piles oppression upon oppression on anyone that disagrees with him, or might even THINK about disagreeing with him, and imprisons those who actively oppose him

He's a disgusting sub-human. And we're gonna have him again for 4 more years. Yay us.

/TOA





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