RNC Recap: The End of AmericaSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Tue, 10/07/2008 - 12:17
After taking the photo above, of a conflict between law enforcement and RNC protesters, Associated Press photographer Matt Rourke was himself tackled and bloodied by police. He was arrested and held for 10 hours, then released without being charged.
Leave it to the Boston Phoenix, my hometown's free tabloid rag, to do the reporting that this country's "paper of record" and the rest of the MSM - print or television - won't come near.
Yup, they roughed up and arrested that guy in the picture above just for being there. Look at the stormtrooper's knee on that guy's neck. Then they roughed up and arrested the AP photographer just because he took the picture.
Do you think people at the RNC weren't scared? Does this look like a peaceful American city to you, where the democratic is free to take its course?
Steps 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the 10 steps to fascism, as detailed in Naomi Wolf's excellent book, The End of America were in full effect in St. Paul: 5) Surveil ordinary citizens, 6) Infiltrate citizens' groups, 7) Arbitrarily detain and release citizens, 8) Target key individuals and 9) Restrict the press.
It is happening, right here, right now in America, and not just in St. Paul. All 10 steps are now in force in America, including the last: Subvert the rule of law. This is why Ms. Wolf is now attempting to alert us that not much time remains. Unfortunately, it appears that the elite's divide and conquer strategy has mostly worked.
Most Americans, as evidenced by users on this site of all places, have bought into the false left/right dichotomy that the elites have created, and now use it to happily and smugly characterize and categorize themselves and demonize the rest. The fact that we're all Americans, first and foremost, is long forgotten. Meanwhile, our republic is slipping away as we sling mud at one another.
But I can assure you of this: These guys don't care one lick what color your categorize yourself as (do you like red or blue better?), or which side of the isle you self-importantly think you prefer. They'll slam you down, break your arms, bloody your face and throw you in jail without reading you your rights just the same. Red, blue - it don't matter.
In case you only saw the cheerful, fascist pep-rally inside the convention hall on TV, here's what you missed, courtesy of the Boston Phoenix. And let me tell you this from first hand experience: It really sucked being there. It did feel like the end of America.