What’s Suspicious About Exercising Your First Amendment Rights, Or, Why Can They Film Us But We Can’t Film Them? It’s no secret that the government is big into surveillance. The Snowden revelations about how the entire U.S. government operates above the law, greedily scooping up every email, phone call, and text message every U.S. resident sends and receives every day were quite the eye-opener for many.… Read the rest
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Alarming Upsurge In Riot Gear Sales Could Portend Massive Crackdown On Protest, Perhaps Martial Law?
Police And Government Tip Their Hand: Major Investments In Riot Gear Signal Anticipation Of Widespread Crackdowns One interesting thing people consistently note about having lived in repressive, fascistic cultures and periods of time–think pre-war Nazi Germany–is how incremental and subtle the buildup of repression and government control was. Of course, history is littered with the opposite tale, times when explosive violence led to a new regime of repression being installed, but the old cliché about the frog in the pot of cool water not moving as it is slowly brought to a boil does apply in many, many instances.… Read the rest