1/02/2012

Happy New Year: Don't Worry the World is Ending!

While you were sleeping, the world kept turning, shit kept happening and things changed. Yet nothing has changed. If you believed the fervent anti-Obama sentiment on the internet, then on December 31st he quietly singed away your rights(if you're an American Citizen). But in fact he merely re-signed them away. Your rights have been gone. H.R. 1540, or the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.” does include a prevision (Section 1021) which simply "affirms the executive branch’s authority to detain persons covered by the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force". In the presidents own words "This section breaks no new ground and is unnecessary". In the president's signing statement he expresses that he does not support everything in the bill, and that his administration would not use these previsions to authorize the indefinite detention of American citizens with out trial. Yet this of course does not stop people from decrying him as a traitor who should be put on trail right after you vote for Ron Paul of course. The far left and far right all come together to call Obama the Anti-Christ, Judas, or at the very least a sellout who is going to have each and every one of us rounded up and detained for not voting for him. With rhetoric so vicious and venomous that the lack of appropriate facts is unnoticed simply madmen screaming that their good old U.S.A. has been stolen from them. They feel that the land of the free and home of the brave isn't what they thought it was. They are right, the mythical United States where everyone was free, and anybody could become rich never existed. The land owners and business men have always ran this (and every other) land. It was always built on the backs of slaves and those who stepped outside the narrow laws placed on them by those in power have always been unlawfully detained indefinitely. Not one single thing has changed. Minorities in this country have always been painfully aware of this fact.

Meanwhile why you were busy being outraged that the President reluctantly signed the continuation of laws that have been in place since 2001, his potential opponents sign a pledge to take away the right of every woman to control her own body. Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum (Google it) and Newt Gingrich all have signed the Personhood USA petition to support an unprecedented "human life amendment" to the Constitution which would create legislation making clear that "the 14th Amendment protections apply to unborn children." The person-hood amendment would ban abortion even in cases of rape, incest or to protect a mother's health, and it could affect the legality of some forms of birth control, invitro fertilization and stem cell research. Ask yourself which is a bigger threat to you, to America, and to human rights in general. You can cry that Obama has effectively killed the Bill of Rights. Yet the Bill of Rights was effectively killed under the previous administration and you are still roaming free to read this on the internet. The Bill of rights went out the window the moment the Patriot act was signed into law. That's of course if you didn't know that the United States had been in a perpetual "State of Emergency" since WWII and that every president since Franklin Roosevelt  has had the executive ability to declare Marshall Law and round up United States citizens and jail them without trail. This is the reality that you, your parents, your grandparents, and depending on how young you are your great-grandparents, has lived under. You wonder why the "media" isn't covering this? Why aren't the talking heads yammering on and on about this? It's because anyone who has actually studied politics or the laws of this nation already know this. The only ones shocked are the people who are only now waking up to what has long been going on in this country.

You see this isn't news, because this isn't new! If you know your history, and you know the way the world really works, then you would know that you have never lived in the land of the free, and the home of the brave. Long before the industrial revolution you lived in a land of actual slaves, stolen from natives, that discriminated and imprisoned everyone who was not a white christian male of English decent. Everyone from the Irish to women, have had to fight long and hard for the little rights they receive today. That is the beauty of this fucked up country. You can change things, if you really want to. You don't have to take it lying down. But you will not change things by voting for some right-wing Anglo-Saxon, millionaire, religious nut who wants far worst for you than a biracial, Hawaiian, constitutional law professor. Yet even if you do the world will keep on turning and things outside of your control will continue to shape your life. To truly change the system you would have to bring it crashing tot he ground. And my dear friends on the left-that will not happen from camping out in a public park, pretending to be homeless, and attending drum circles while tweeting on your Mac Book Air-Pro! real effective change to the current political system, will only come when we the people rise up and burn said system to the ground. You can't do that without education and organization, rage is just the fire-starter.
 

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