Seriously US. Americans, what the fuck is wrong with you? Don’t you see what is going on around you? Raiding homes of non-criminals for trumpted up charges of “planning to riot”? Arresting and beating up reporters?
Have you learned nothing at all from history?
These are the leading steps to fascism people. This is how totalitarianism comes about. It does not suddently appear one day and gives you a fair chance to fight it off with your 2nd ammendment rights. It creeps insidiously, slowly eroding your freedoms and hoping your will do nothing.
And nothing you did.
Where were you when people’s homes were raided? What were the neighbours doing when police & army were marching and singing military songs in the middle of the neighborhood as if you had a goddamn military law in effect. They did nothing. If all the people in the neighborhood came out of their homes and opposed what your government did to your felow US Americans, perhaps this day would not have been so dark.
But they were cowering at their homes, or having a schadenfreude at the expense of the “hippies”.
- “In America, they came first for the hippies, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a hippie;
- And then they came for the immigrants, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t an immigrant;
- And then they came for the Atheists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t an Atheist;
- And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up.”
Some of you may think that it’s just the government attempting to silence their critics forcefully. Some of you may think that since this can never be achieved with the distributed way of information, that you are safe.
But this is not what they want to achieve.
They want to scare you. They want you to leave in fear that at any point they will be able to barge into your home, manhandle you and take your possetions. They want to show you how none of your copatriots will raise a hand to help you. They want you to bask in fear so that you’re too afraid to speak.
And when the first “accident” happens, you will be.
So keep doing nothing US Americans. Keep doing nothing and see what happens.