Conspiracy Pen Pal posting from Edgar J. Steele
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

November 21, 2001. Those who read my recent essay on what is left of America's Bill of Rights ("The Way We Were," November 13, 2001) know that I believe Orwell's vision of the future, crafted over 50 years ago and memorialized in his classic novel, "1984," is all but upon us.

Certainly, sufficient mechanisms are now in place. All that remains is for the government to deploy those mechanisms in a widespread and systematic crackdown upon the entire civilian population of America. For some of my fellow citizens, that crackdown has already begun; for some it is already over. Regrettably, the vast majority seems blissfully unaware of what is going on right under their noses.

Some might dismiss my observations as right-wing paranoia. Problem is, many American leftists are every bit as alarmed as I. And, truth be told, I'm not really all that much of a right winger. That is a poorly-fitting rap hung upon me by some on the left who correctly perceive me to be their enemy.

Though it is always tough for one to gauge one's own level of delusion, I do not think I am being overly paranoid.

It really is getting as bad as some of us say. It may already be too late to do anything about it, but it is certain that nothing will be done until a critical mass of my countrymen tumble to the fact of just how bad things have gotten.

cattle chuteAn image from a documentary I saw on the Chicago stockyards many years ago keeps surging up from my subconscious: An endless line of cattle moving two abreast through a series of chutes, bovinely unaware of the fate that awaited them, literally just around the corner where they were swiftly executed, then transported for rendering.

Funny, but I always figured it would be the leftists that would do us in. I never counted on Clinton's Republican successor to be the architect of our ultimate demise. And such a self-avowed Christian, at that. Nothing meek about those seemingly intent upon inheriting the earth these days. Just goes to show how little difference there is between the country's two major political parties.

Today, I forward another's essay for your review. I strongly commend it to your immediate attention as a logical companion to my piece on the Bill of Rights. Its author is a lawyer, too, but these are events that are particularly obvious to lawyers, many of whom correctly perceive the stupendous shift that has just occurred in the context of personal liberty in America. This fellow appears to me to be pretty much a leftist, but he correctly nails what is going on.

The time has come for us to put aside our perceived differences, Republican vs. Democrat, left vs. right, have vs. have not, etc. While we were bickering amongst ourselves, our country got hijacked by totalitarians. "They" run everything now. The media is theirs. Government at all levels is theirs. Business enterprise of any significant size and of every stripe is theirs. All who oppose them are vilified and crushed.

Oligarchic neo-fascists is how I have taken to describing them. Neo-conservatives (neo-cons) is another label that many are using. "They" are the globalists, the one-worlders that once again have put our sons and daughters in harm's way in far away places with strange-sounding names, just to advance their agenda of remaking the world in America's image. And it is rapidly becoming an image that is neither pretty nor, even, comfortable. Pity that we don't even get the benefit of the comfort for which we have been surrendering our liberty.

(Kenyan) UN troopsThey have been artfully guiding us through the chutes toward our demise. Witness the clamor for more security which allows them to impose the crackdown in response to record levels of public approval. How much longer before Kissinger's prophetic words come to pass, whereby we welcome the arrival of the UN troops, to "rescue" us from some contrived domestic crisis? -ed

Moving Toward A Police State or Have We Arrived?
Secret Military Tribunals, Mass Arrests and Disappearances, Wiretapping & Torture
by Michael Ratner
November 20, 2001

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