Posted by: Tony Carson | 12 October, 2007

On US Watch Lists

It is clear from this inundation of personal stories of abuse and retribution against ordinary Americans that a network of criminal behavior and intention is catching up more and more mainstream citizens in its grasp.

It is clear that this is not democracy as usual — or even the corruption of democracy as usual. It is clear that we will need more drastic action than emails to Congress.

Naomi Wolf, in this powerful blog on Huffington Post American Tears can make you paranoid. Are Watch Lists really this common? Is it really so easy to get on one?

She thinks so and she thinks that unless this systematized governmental behaviour stops, the US will mirror Nazi Germany.

“In Germany, according to historian Richard Evans, in 1931-1932, if enough Germans of conscience had begun to say No — history would have had an entirely diferent outcome.”

She concludes her long blog with: “The time for weeping has to stop; the time for confronting must begin.”

This is a very chilling piece.


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