Democracy On The Brink

…Like it, or not, the future of America is now in the hands of an elite who dictate the country’s course of action, including insane foreign wars, covert drone attacks, cryptic citizen surveillance, cheap offshore labor, and exploitation of the tax code… all of these courses of action are extraneous to the proper functioning of a normal democratic nation-state! In fact, the middle class has been so thoroughly abused by the upper-most class it is a wonder they’ve not, en mass, taken to the streets, an American Spring!

Furthermore, overriding control by the elite has brought America within one step of ‘walking in the fictional shoes’ of Winston Smith, the protagonist of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. Smith, who spent his evenings wandering through the poorest neighborhoods in London where the proletarians live squalid lives but at least free of Party monitoring!…

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/08/01/democracy-on-the-brink/

When the Prsedident claims the legal right to kill anyone anywhere without charge or trial, the brink is behind us.

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The US government has been scheming on how to provide for continuity of government for many decades now. According to Peter Santilli, an informant who is an ex-Marine and worked on portions of the contingency plans known as Rex 84, civil unrest will come after a financial collapse.

The Readiness Exercise 1984, a.k.a. Rex 84, outlines continuity of government wherein the US Constitution is suspended, martial law is declared and the US military command take over state and local governments in order to ensure stabilization of our nation at any cost. Any American who is deemed a “national security threat” would be detained in an interment or FEMA camp.

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/08/government-silently-positions-for.html

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