Sunday, December 04, 2011

There's something I haven't been able to stop thinking about...

...since I ran this 8 days ago. During the past week, many excellent pieces have come out in the online alternative media. One that you don't want to miss includes Ray McGovern's piece discussing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) here. Ray is retired from the C.I.A. where he worked for 27 years. Then there's this in HuffPo, and this from Veteran's Today. The last hypothesizes some grim possibilities.

Paul Craig Roberts in his latest, argues that Obama's opposition to the NDAA is not based on constitutional grounds, but on something far less comforting.

You would think, with something this monumental - we are, after all, talking about the removal of fundamental constitutional rights - that an American citizen could turn on network television news and hear something about it. But you would be wrong. There was a virtual media blackout from the major news networks. For days. Like the initial refusal to cover the Occupations going on nationwide. Perhaps they were busy with their next Kim-Kardashian-Divorce-Shocker. (I'd sure like to hear the MSM rationale for why American *news* content is primarily gossip or human interest stories!)

I was trying to explain to my elderly father what was inserted into the NDAA.
A post WW-II vet, he could hardly believe that an American Senate could vote for such a thing, and he couldn't understand why he had heard nothing about it on the national networks, his primary source of news. I promised to print him out some information on it, which I did. When my dad saw the articles, he was floored. He said that it reminded him of what was going on in 1930s Germany, and he was truly alarmed. How many more people would feel the same way if they only knew about it?

As I wondered last week, why now? Why was this hastily and covertly slipped through right now? I have a few hunches and none of them are warm and fuzzy. There's a definite agenda here and it reeks. The PTB are expecting (or planning) something major. Whether it's a huge false flag attack domestically, or a global economic meltdown, an attack on Iran, or something else entirely, it's gonna be big. Alerting others to what's being done by Congress to our basic civil rights needs to be priority one.

4 Comments:

Blogger Dion said...

If we lived in Orwell's "1984", would we trust the media to disseminate important information to the citizenry? We are living in a country, no, in a world which Orwell saw coming. We can't trust government or any apparatus with contact to the corporate powers. But you knew that, Anna. Can we trust any political party? HELL NO. It's getting hard to accept this illegitimate government.

For the most part we're conditioned to follow the Left Right paradigm of politics. Tear down that wall!!! Tear it down! Remember, our fascism is systemic and control will not be relinquished without blow-back from the elites.

Have a great Monday!

10:07 AM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

Dion, you are spot-on.

10:13 AM  
Blogger The Kind Vampire said...

I too believe that something "big" is being conceived by those who are in a position to make a huge profit from a crisis or an event. Perhaps it's the new awakening and world-wide movement that causes me to be somewhat optimistic in the thought that this time it's not going to work and could even back-fire into the faces of the perpetrators of a planned, systematic "happening" intended to divert and disrupt opposition. We have all seen and we know of their tactics. I may seem to wax a bit spiritual - see: "Peace Train" by Yusuf Islam - Cat Stevens. Happiness.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

Gawd, I hope your right, Vampy! The fact that they've codified the legal means to cart away any American leads me to think they are expecting a huge backlash or uprising.

2:56 PM  

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