is the second American Revolution almost here?

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In October 1, 2008, the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team was redeployed for 12 months on what is expected will be a permanent mission to respond to the threat of terrorist attacks on American soil and perform crowd control of unruly American citizens in the case of civil unrest. The force was renamed CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force and is now under the the daily control of United States Northern Command’s Army North, whose mission is to protect the United States homeland and support local, state, and federal authorities.

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[Congressman Brad Sherman] revealed that United States Congress was threatened with martial law if George W. Bush’s Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 was not passed.

“…the only way they can pass this bill is by creating and sustaining a panic atmosphere. That atmosphere is not justified. Many of us were told in private conversations that if we voted against this bill on Monday, that the sky would fall, the market would drop two or three thousand points the first day, another couple thousand the second day. And a few members were even told that there would be martial law in America if we voted no. That’s what I call fear fear-mongering, unjustified, proven wrong. We’ve got a week, we’ve got two weeks to write a good bill. The only way to write, to pass, a bad bill: keep the panic pressure on.”

On October 4, 2008, political consultant Naomi Wolf issued a statement on KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle, arguing that the deployment of several thousand American soldiers to perform crowd control on American soil, along with the threats of martial law reported by Brad Sherman, was in fact part of a coup d’état which has taken place in the United States. She called for the immediate arrest of George W. Bush. Watch the entire interview and get really scared.

Wolf connected her statements to the point of her new book: Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries.
Naomi Wolf is exactly my daughter’s age and is considered one of the leaders in the third wave of feminism. Her writings are provocative and put forth extreme points of view as a way of broadening the debate and forcing deeper examinations of the issues she explores. She calls herself a “liberal feminist” rather than a “radical feminist,” and I’m right with her on that distinction.
Now, she warns that America is already a police state and intimates that only a revolution can give us back our liberties. In her previous book, The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, she listed the 10 steps necessary for a state to take control of individuals’ lives:
1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy.
2. Create secret prisons where torture takes place.
3. Develop a thug caste or paramilitary force not answerable to citizens.
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. Treat all political dissidents as traitors.
10. Suspend the rule of law.

In her interview, above, she explains the ways these 10 steps have been completed in America.
This election needs to be our second Independence Day, the day the American people revolt against the coup d’etat carried out by the Bush administration and his Republican supporters.
We need to make Barack Obama the George Washington of a Second American Revolution.

6 thoughts on “is the second American Revolution almost here?

  1. Few have noticed or cared as their liberties were silently removed. It is truly terrifying that the press allowed this to happen.

    This is the way that Hitler took over a democratic government in Nazi Germany and the similarities have alarmed some alert citizens. Others have pooh-poohed the idea as a radical conspiracy theory. The fact remains that our liberties were dangerously eroded under Bush.

  2. Like you, I have long suspected that this is happening — but I couldn’t have said it nearly as well — I am very, very afraid.

    What bothers me most is that, a year ago, many conservatives told me that John McCain was an “idiot” (and yes,is exactly the word they used). That when he started winning primaries they fell in line like good little soldiers really bothers me.

    His choice of a “functionally illiterate” running mate demonstrates that he really is one. Then again, it could be a “smart like a fox” thing as she’s running around the country inciting those who are afraid of a black man in the Oval Office.

    I was taught that party doesn’t matter — that I should vote my conscience and that poor little thing has really taken a beating during this campaign.

    I think he’s figuring out that he’s gone too far. I’m posting a video later today that indicates he’s realizing his errors. I think (read: hope it’s too late.)

    Thank you for your thoughts. You are, as always, right on the money.

  3. I agree up until the “make Barack Obama the George Washington of a Second American Revolution.” Whats makes you think he is willing to take up the cause? He admittiedly supported FISA, the Patriot Act, and the recent Bail Outs. To me he seems to be a part of the problem.

    Why not vote for Chuck Baldwin(constitutionalists party), Bob Barr(Libertarian Party), Ralph Nader(independent), or Cynthia McKinney(green party) and overcome the stereotypes of third party votes?

  4. I wouldn’t vote for any of them you mentioned because I’m a bottom-line realist (even though I’m a heartfelt idealist). A vote for any of them is a vote that Obama won’t get, and therefore it’s a vote to McCain’s advantage. Obama is the only one of those you mentioned who stands a chance to win. I also happen to think that he’s the best qualified, especially in the area of leading a government that requires skillful diplomacy in order to get things done, both internally and externally.

    So, that’s why.

  5. The political establishment is all pushing for the same thing. Barack is not George Washington. In fact he will go down as the biggest spending rightsinfringer in history, supassing the dictator who just left office. Why mkae this partisan? I know you want chnage, but Barrack and his cronies offer none.

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