Land of the Unfree, Home of the Fearful
October 20, 2011 in United States
I usually use the World Section of this website to document how our society is becoming a police state. However, I’ve seen so much information recently regarding the United States that it seems more appropriate to put this article here.
Based on my observations and research, it appears that one of the unstated goals, maybe the primary goal, of the current legal system (including legislative, judicial, and enforcement) is to have enough laws on the books so that anyone can be locked up at any time if someone in a position of authority desires to do so. The secondary goal is to use these laws to justify the seizure of possessions and keep them for an indeterminate length of time.
I wish I was wrong about this. However, the things I’ve seen tell me otherwise.
Federal officials have twice seized wood at Gibson Guitars without filing charges.
They have closed down raw milk factories and seized possessions.
Potential new legislation, already passed by the House Judiciary Committee, makes it a criminal action to plan to use drugs that are legal in another country, if those drugs are illegal in the United States.
Local officials recently arrested a woman in Seattle for sitting down in a park and opening an umbrella.
They arrested men in New York for wearing masks.
They arrested a middle aged writer in an evening gown for peaceable conduct.
Authorities have arrested people when no crime has been committed. People in several cities have been arrested over the past month for going into a bank and attempting to close their account. They are charged with trespassing for conducting business where they have accounts.
The American people willingly accept this oppression. We listen as the Mainstream Media, citing officials doing the oppressing, provides justification for the oppressive actions.
During the past months, I’ve heard stories of large concentration-type facilities being setup throughout the country. The theory is that authorities know the economy is failing. They believe there will eventually be rioting in the streets. Therefore, they are preparing to round up rioters and put them into these facilities.
At first, I thought these stories were fabrications from overactive imaginations. Then, close friends, who work for the military, began to tell me about actual plans to implement martial law. These plans include closing down cities and using these facilities.
When I watched NYPD lead Occupy Wall Street protestors onto Brooklyn Bridge, trap them, and arrest more than seven hundred, I wondered if I was seeing a training exercise for future enforcement of martial law.
It appears that those in the Occupy Movement understand the consequences if the protests turn violent. They know that violent protests could lead to the declaration of martial law and the justification for the round up and imprisonment of those that support the movement. The laws will call them “enemies of the state” to justify the actions.
They know the United States used similar laws to imprison at least one hundred thousand Japanese during World War II, more than sixty percent of them American citizens.
They know the United States used similar laws to assassinate one of its own citizens recently, without due process.
Every part of me has tried to deny these issues. However, I can deny them no longer. The United States is on the verge of becoming a police state. The stage is set, the actors have rehearsed, and the props are built.
How have we let this happen in the land of the free and the home of the brave?