Monday, December 26, 2011

The Myths of Freedom

Glenn Greenwald @ Salon  busts 3 myths that are used to defend the 2012 NDAA, National Defense Authorization Act.

Gov apologists and/or operatives have begun spinning counterintell stories to lessen the blow back from the passage of these heinous laws. The myths being spun are,
  1. This bill does not codify indefinite detention of Americans.
  2. This bill does not expand the scope of the War on Terror.
  3. U.S. citizens are exempted from this bill.
Progressive ideas  ... like indefinite detention for enemies of the Administration

Mr. Greenwald breaks these down, chapter and verse, here.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Anon Open Letter

 Pretty succinct. ...

“We've been watching you systematically destroy the rights of your own people, one law at a time. No longer shall we stand by and watch you enslave our fellow citizens,” writes an Anonymous operative in an open letter to Congress posted Friday. “You have continued down this path of treason by creating acts such as the National Defense Authorization Act, Stop Online Piracy Act, Protect IP Act, and more. You've tried to conceal the true purpose of these bills, and pass them without the consent of the American people.”

We are now here to undo your sordid life's work in its entirety. No longer will your transgressions go unnoticed. No longer will you enslave the people. The world will know of your violations against the rights of the citizens you were elected to represent.”

Ahhh ... the comfort of anonymity