Comment: Steps #4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 in Naomi Wolf's book

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Steps #4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 in Naomi Wolf's book

The End of America.

1, 2 & 3 have already been achieved, of course.

  1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy
  2. Create a gulag
  3. Develop a thug caste
  4. Set up an internal surveillance system
  5. Harass citizens' groups
  6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release
  7. Target key individuals
  8. Control the press
  9. Dissent equals treason
  10. Suspend the rule of law
  11. See summary here:
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/apr/24/usa.comment

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.