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America is being Destroyed III

Part III. Creating a Gulag

The second item in Naomi Wolf’s book, “The End of America, A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot”, is “Create a gulag”. Thanks to step one, “Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy” creating a gulag is all but accomplished. The Bush administration created a worldwide network of ‘detainee’ camps. The most public Gulag is Guantanamo but it is not the only one.

One of the worst is Bagram Air Force base in Afghanistan. Unlike Guantanamo prisoners at Bagram do not have the right of Habeas Corpus. Bagram is just the tip of the iceberg. Also used to ‘detain’ enemy combatants are navy ships4, jails in third world countries (where torture is legal) and military bases around the globe. From Gwynne Dyer ‘s article  Obama and the Gulag Archipelago

“Only 242 prisoners are still held at Guantanamo, but that is just the tip of an iceberg. There are thousands more held in legal black holes at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, in Iraq, Djibouti and the prison ships, at the US base on Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, and in the countries where the Central Intelligence Agency has been out-sourcing the more severe forms of torture (notably Egypt, Morocco and Jordan).

America is being Destroyed II

Part II, Creating an internal enemy

Ronald Reagan is known as a populist president, a champion of the people. Here are some if the things this well liked president did to the American people. In 1981 he broke the back of the Air Traffic Controllers union “one of the most important events in late twentieth century US labor history.” (McCartin, Joseph A (2006), “Professional Air Traffic Controllers Strike (1981)”, in Eric Arnesen, Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working-class History, CRC Press, pp. 1123-1126, ISBN 0415968267) His action against the air traffic controllers signaled other companies that union busting was ok.

But that was just the beginning of his personal war against unions. Reagan believed they were socialist organizations and in Reagan’s mind there was little if any difference between communism and socialism. In 1982 he appointed three anti union management representatives to the five-member National Labor Relations Board. After that the NLRB did little to protect the rights of the American Worker.

America is being Destroyed

Part I, Laying the groundwork for the Fascist takeover of America

Many heaved a sigh of relief when George Bush left office, thinking the threat of a fascist regime was over. Not so. The destruction of our country is in the middle stages. It took Hitler almost ten years to seize total power in Germany. In America, a much larger and culturally diverse country, the process, while still the same, is taking longer to complete.

In Naomi Wolf’s book, “The End of America, A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot”, she outlines ten steps that are used to seize and maintain power. The first is, “Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy”. From the nineteen fifties to the seventies the external enemy was clear – commies. The problem with Communism being a viable sustaining threat is the inherent weakness of the system, weaknesses that are too easily recognized and defeated.

Just so you know.

In Naomi Wolf’s book, “The End of America, A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot”, she outlines ten steps that are used to seize and maintain power. They 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
The concept is based on the September 2006 military coup in Thailand but have been happening here. For more information read her blog at the Huffington Post:

Dr. Lawrence Britt after examing fascist regimes from the last 75 years has found 14 defining characteristics common to each:
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
4. Supremacy of the Military
5. Rampant Sexism
6. Controlled Mass Media
7. Obsession with National Security
8. Religion and Government are Intertwined
9. Corporate Power is Protected
10. Labor Power is Suppressed
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
14. Fraudulent Elections
Read Dr. Britt’s essay here If you are following along you will notice both lists have several items in common. For instance number one on Ms. Wolf’s list is “Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy” while it is expressed on Dr. Britt’s list as “Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause” (number 3). Which leads to Dissent equals treason

Know your rights!!!

In the current situation, our country seems to be a country without individual rights. Police seem to mislead you into giving up your rights. We are told to be nice and compliant, but the reality is they are against you. They are trained to get you to give up your rights. Here is a video everyone needs to memorize. Remember, do not break the law, but know your rights!

Letter to a congressman

Ordinary people (like you and me) do not want a bail out for the rich and are tired of paying for the fraud and waste heaped upon us by an uncaring government. Here’s a letter from one angry citizen:

Dear Representlive xxxxxx,

I beg you and all of the members of the House of Representatives to NOT PASS this so called “bailout” or “rescue” bill. It only lays an even greater burden on the struggling American citizens of this country.

It does nothing to regulate credit card companies from their predatory interest rate and and default practices. This bill does nothing to help regulate or decrease mortgage interest rates for people who are struggling to make their payments because of job losses and lowered incomes.

If you think that this bill will make it easier for Americans to get a loan for a home, college, healthcare,or a car; let me tell you this–these things are only in our dreams as putting food on the table and buying enough gas to get to work if one is lucky enough to even have a job–this is our reality.