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October 09, 2008

Coup d'etat

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All of us here at Dakota strongly suspect that we're living in a police state. We only mention this in case you weren't sufficiently cheered by today's economic news.

There's more. Were you aware that Bush planned ahead and has given himself the authority to legally suspend the election in the event of an economic crisis? We knew you'd find that comforting.

Need more evidence? The NSA's surveillence system is firmly in place and its employees have been busily transcribing phone sex. Not yours....yet....maybe.

Blackwater, everyone's favorite private army, has been contracted to help out with home evictions, because they are known for their kind treatment of civilians in Iraq and New Orleans. In case they could use a little help, as of October 1, the army stationed an active duty unit in the US, to assist with "crowd control", thus trashing the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878

Taking an innovative leadership role, Maryland police classified activists opposed to the Iraq War and the death penalty as terrorists in their databases. If you are an activist, you should probably go easy on the phone sex for now.

It's time to reread Naomi Wolf's famous Ten Easy Steps To Fascist America", which are:

1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy 2. Create a gulag 3. Develop a thug caste 4. Set up an internal surveillance system 5. Harass citizens' groups 6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release 7. Target key individuals 8. Control the press 9. Dissent equals treason 10. Suspend the rule of law

Or better yet, listen to her recent interview. She has some suggestions for actions we can take to preempt the establishment of a police state. Maybe it's not too late.

When John McCain began his speech yesterday, "My fellow prisoners",, he wasn't just whistling Dixie.

Photo note: Tin flag

Addendum:The End of America

Posted by Dakota at October 9, 2008 07:23 PM