Sunday, August 31, 2008

Let me do one small suppression for you...

Quaint notions for a simpler, pre-9/11 time:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
When the law itself becomes lawlessness, what are a free and democratic people to do?

I'm not sure, but whatever it is I'm sure it will be seen as REVOLTING by the ruling class and their hired enforcers.

Federal government involved in raids on protesters - Glenn Greenwald -
As the police attacks on protesters in Minnesota continue -- see this video of the police swarming a bus transporting members of Earth Justice, seizing the bus and leaving the group members stranded on the side of the highway -- it appears increasingly clear that it is the Federal Government that is directing this intimidation campaign. Minnesota Public Radio reported yesterday that "the searches were led by the Ramsey County Sheriff's office. Deputies coordinated searches with the Minneapolis and St. Paul police departments and the Federal Bureau of Investigation."

Today's Star Tribune added that the raids were specifically "aided by informants planted in protest groups." Back in May, Marcy Wheeler presciently noted that the Minneapolis Joint Terrorist Task Force -- an inter-agency group of federal, state and local law enforcement led by the FBI -- was actively recruiting Minneapolis residents to serve as plants, to infiltrate "vegan groups" and other left-wing activist groups and report back to the Task Force about what they were doing. There seems to be little doubt that it was this domestic spying by the Federal Government that led to the excessive and truly despicable home assaults by the police yesterday.
"Little by little; line by line; precept upon precept..."

Too many of our once cherished rights have been whittled down to next-to-nothing by the actions of our elected leaders and the Capos of the ruling class. And we have acquiesced, if only by our passivity and craven compliance. What are we going to do about it?

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