An American Internal Dictatorship on the Rise?

Below is an excerpt from Tom Carter’s article “The Criminalization of Political Dissent in America”. If you read the full article here, you will come to understand and acknowledge that the United States government no longer serves the people as it should and vowed to do, but rather tries to control and pacify the people through censorship and force like so many dictatorships have done and still do all across the world.

I mean if you have nothing to hide or fear, what need is there to defend the government against its own citizens? This is the unmistakable modus operandi of every oppressive regime who endeavors to exercise population control in order to dominate without opposition.

Further, but this continuous investment and purchase of technology for public supervision and military force logically disallocates the funding for fields like education and public health which further allows for the weakening and reduction of public opposition as well as the overall quality of life of the population (roughly 26 cents in every tax dollar goes towards military expenditure). If the government’s investment in education was equal to the investment in the military the citizens of the country would be so enlightened, none of this foolery and deception was possible. And also, of course, there would not be half the social, environmental and foreign policy problems we face today.

Anyway, have no illusions, freedom is getting prosecuted, arrested and murdered in front of our eyes. The freedoms we now take for granted will soon be declared terrorism is they do not comply with the governmental agenda. Don’t allow any form of authority to dictate what is best for the people, specially one that does not allow free speech. If the governments don’t serve the people they are not only useless, they are a threat to the people and must be opposed everyday, in every way, by everyone, until the unalienable birth-given rights for the populations and each human being are re-established.

The article follows:

“In a series of prosecutions, precedents are being established for the criminalization of political dissent in America.

Last week, Massachusetts high school student Cameron D’Ambrosio was arrested and charged under “terrorism” laws merely for posting lyrics on Facebook that make reference to the Boston Marathon bombings. He faces 20 years in prison. A string of similar “terror” prosecutions around the country take aim at the First Amendment protection of free speech and political expression.

The authorities have already branded select participants in Occupy Wall Street and anti-NATO protests as “terrorists.” Last year, heavily-armed “domestic terrorism” commandos raided Occupy Wall Street protesters’ homes in Washington and Oregon, using battering rams and stun grenades. The commandos were authorized to seize all “anti-government or anarchist literature or material.”

As with freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, also guaranteed under the First Amendment, has not been officially repealed. The reality, however, is that political assembly is already a semi-criminal activity in America. Political protests are routinely met with vastly disproportionate police mobilizations, confinement to oxymoronic “free speech zones,” “kettling” (in which protesters are surrounded and forcibly moved in one direction or prevented from leaving an area), beatings, tear gas, pepper spray, stun grenades or rubber bullets. The standard government response to a political protest is a massive show of force, complete with police snipers on rooftops.

The drive towards the establishment of an American police state, initiated under the Bush administration, has shifted into high gear under Obama. For nearly twelve years, the phony “war on terror” has been used as the overarching pretext for illegal imperialist war abroad and a methodical assault on democratic rights at home. The basic structure of authoritarian rule is now emerging into plain view.

Over the recent period, the government has vastly expanded its warrantless surveillance of the population. The Obama administration has constructed a massive data center in Utah big enough to store the contents of every personal computer in the country. Already at a government agent’s fingertips–without a warrant–are all of a person’s Internet browsing activity, telephone conversations, text messages, credit card transactions, mobile phone GPS location data, travel itineraries, Skype and Facebook data, medical records, criminal records, financial records and surveillance camera footage.

Tens of thousands of drones are slated to be launched over the US mainland in the coming years, with thousands already buzzing overhead. These high-tech aircraft are able to monitor meetings and demonstrations, access wireless networks and record the movements of citizens. Obama’s recent appointee for the position of CIA director, John Brennan, expressly refused at his confirmation hearings to rule out the possibility that these drones could be armed and used for carrying out assassinations within the US.

While schools are being shuttered and teachers fired supposedly for lack of money, local police departments are awash in billions of dollars of military hardware and training provided by the Department of Homeland Security. When local police are mobilized to respond to a political protest, they now do so in coordination with the federal military and intelligence agencies. It is not a rarity for armored vehicles, body armor and military equipment to be deployed.

Under the precedent set by the recent events in Boston, the authorities now have the power to subject an entire city to a military siege, with the population ordered to “shelter in place,” while businesses and transportation are shut down and heavily armed SWAT teams are deployed to conduct warrantless house-to-house searches without regard for basic rights.” (read the full article here)

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