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.
[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.