posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 02:36 PM
For those of us ancient enough to have experienced the 1960s, we remember the "free speech movement" - how it was perceived when espousing
nonconformist ideas and principles - what means the TPTB have engaged to limit public discourse on unpopular subjects. Once the draft was ended, the
urgency was removed from the society to promote change, peace, brotherly love(!), etc. - then we could sit back and "not worry" about our kids'
futures, the spectre of impending death. All the while, our government continued its COINTELPRO and other activities to help quantify and propagate
Nixon's "enemies list".
Fast forward to post-911. Any kind of remark against the President, the war in Afghanistan, the official story of the tragedy - one could silence a
room as effectively as in the E.F. Hutton commercials ("when EF Hutton talks, people listen). It isn't much different today, except at the moment
the taboo topic is Sandy Hook and its' various ramifications (gun control, mental health).
DISSENT has always been vilified.