Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Naomi Wolf - An End to America

Someone pointed this lecture out to me today so I sat through it. First let me say that I believe that Naomi Wolf is a flaming liberal, but she is mostly correct. The problem is that she framed her lecture and argument in a liberal democrat Bush Derangement Syndrome mindset. She would have been much more convincing coming from a middle of the road standpoint pointing out efforts and abuses on both sides of the isle (Democrat and Republican).

If Naomi could get out of the BDS Liberal mindset she would probably find herself as a constitutional libertarian...I would hope. Anyways here are Naomi's "10-steps to a closed society".

1) Invoke terrifying internal or external threat.
2) Create secret prison system where torture takes place that is outside the rule of law.
3) Create a paramilitary force.
4) Create a surveillance apparatus into ordinary citizens.
5) Arbitrarily detain and release citizens.
6) Infiltrate citizen groups.
7) Target key individuals.
8) Restrict the press.
9) Recast criticism as espionage and dissent as treason.
10) Subvert the rule of law.

Comments tomorrow. Going to do further research and sleep on it.

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