Nuggets of Wisdom

Thursday, March 17, 2016

America Has BEGUN Descending Into Fascism?


To everyone who’s saying that America has only recently begun descending into fascism now that Donald Trump’s running for president.

Where were you when our government approved the USA PATRIOT Act, permitting the warrantless searches, seizures, and surveillance of the communication of everyday citizens?

Where were you when it was revealed that our government was using torture practices such as waterboarding under the guise of “enhanced interrogation techniques” against prisoners of war?

Where were you when it was revealed that our government blatantly lied about weapons of mass destruction in order to start a fraudulent war with Iraq?

Where were you when our government approved legislation permitting the indefinite detention of American citizens without even the slightest due process?

Where were you when our government approved the targeting of American citizens for drone strikes if they pose an "imminent threat" to national security--and by "imminent threat," they mean no "clear evidence" of one whatsoever?

Where were you when our government imprisoned one whistleblower and forced another whistleblower out of the country after they both revealed information concerning our government committing war crimes and carrying out mass surveillance of ordinary citizens?

Where were you when Obama became the first president to approve more unmanned drone strikes and prosecute more whistleblowers than any previous president before him?

Where have you been while the War on Terror has been waged under Bush and Obama? Have you been asleep? If so, how was your 15 year long nap? And how does it feel to have finally waken up?