June 30, 2005
Evidence of America Becoming A Police State
The following is a list of measures taken recently by the American government projected to protect American interests. However, these measures bear striking resemblance to measures taken by past tyrannical regimes. I have included their potential purpose in what could be a grave threat to our democracy.
The New Freedom Commission
Projection: To improve the mental health of our citizens
Purpose: To reduce citizen awareness through mass use of
prescription drugs (see Aldous Huxley, Brave New World)
USA PATRIOT Act
Projection: To protect the American people from eminent threats through increased intelligence
Purpose: To deny chief rights to citizens to maintain order at the cost of liberty
Historical Equivalents: Reichstag Fire Decree in Nazi Germany
The War on Terror
Projection: To protect the American people from another dastardly attack by taking preventative military action
Purpose: A justification for global cultural imperialism and ultimately world rule
Historical Equivalents: Salem Witch Trials (metaphorical)
National Security Service
Projection: An elite spy agency that will combat domestic terrorism by centralizing domestic security.
Purpose: To create what will become a fascist police force akin to the Thought Police (see George Orwell, 1984)
Historical Equivalents: Gestapo in Nazi Germany
Tax Cuts (EGTRRA, JCWA, JGTRRA)
Projection: By cutting taxes on higher-class American citizens, the economy will flourish due to increased spending.
Purpose: To weaken the lower classâs economic power in a world where capital provides political power, thereby undermining the political power of the proletariat.
Stay tuned for further development of this thesis.