Ever since I watched the Naomi Wolf video last Saturday (which you can see on huffingtonpost.com) I have been a bit overwhelmed. I’ve been trying to digest what she has said and on top of that, learning a bit about Blackwater (!!!!) and other groups like them (!!!!!), listening to the retired Army Intelligence guy who was almost escorted out of an audience for asking Donald Rumsfeld an uncomfortable question, trying to find out who the legislator was whose quote I read in a book back in the mid 1980’s who said the homeschoolers wouldn’t fit in with the New World Order they were planning (that was televised, too!), thinking back over a few decades of government and social changes to see if it makes any sense, learning that King George wants money for bunker-busting bombs, but we are only doing sanctions not planning to bomb Iran – yeah, right. My house is a wreck and I was really sleepy so I slept late today.
I thought I should have a cup of tea and look and see how things are going with Ron Paul and check my email then take care of my house. What did I find? The House passed to the Senate for consideration by Senate committees, H.R. 1955: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. I looked it up and at the very beginning it says, “An Act To prevent homegrown terrorism, and for other purposes.”
WHAT??!!!! “Prevent”? We prevent neighborhood crime by having Neighborhood Watch. What does FEDERAL crime prevention look like? We haven’t really had that as far as I know. Has Neighborhood Watch been part of our lives for a whole generation in order to – or did it just work out that way? – prime us for the idea of people spying on each other? I have wondered that for years but now I’ve finally said it.
And what “other purposes” are they talking about? I had to print it out and will read it later. Oh, gee…..I just rubbed my forehead and looked at this act and found something else alarming……”The Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens.” So, do they want to do something about that? Know what this reminds me of? China. They control what their citizens can see on the internet in China. Are we even considering doing that here??!!! Sounds like it. I’m still on the first page.
Aw, shoot. My tea is getting cold and my house looks the same as when I just sat down to see how Ron Paul is doing and check my email. Someone please tell me I’m still asleep and I didn’t wake up to this nightmare.