Is anyone really that surprised?
The ten steps to a Facist Regime
1 Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy. (9/11, Iraq, fear-mongering of Muslims, minorities & progressives )
2 Create secret prisons where torture takes place. (Renditions, Gitmo)
3 Develop a thug caste or paramilitary force not answerable to citizens. (Blackwater)
4 Set up an internal surveillance system. (Wiretaps, Spying, Infiltrators, Cointelpro)
5 Harass citizens’ groups. (Astroturf/False Counter-Movements, Doctored Press Coverage, False Stories, Propaganda)
6 Engage in arbitrary detention and release. (Random Arrests, No Charges, No Reading of Rights)
7 Target key individuals. (Civil & Human Rights Leaders Targeted)
8 Control the press. (Suppression of the Facts, Over-Blown Hype & Irrational Thought Processes) (Death of Journalism)
9 Treat all political dissidents as traitors. (Hypocrisy, Smears & Unequal Coverage)
10 Suspend the rule of law. (No prosecution of the wealthy & powerful – Excessive prosecution of the poor & minorities for minor offenses)
Does all of this sound too shockingly familar?
How much worse do things have to get?
You need to fight back – and Tweeting from home isn’t going to be enough. Petitions do nothing but create a false sense of temporary hope.
Please consider visiting a protest near you.
IF YOU CAN SPARE A FEW DAYS,
PLEASE JOIN THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT NOW!!
If this brave man hadn’t been brave enough to stand his ground, he would’ve most likely been beaten and pepper sprayed into submission.
But he held his ground and refused to let power-hungry Wall St cops silence him.
Please share this video and watch it as many times as it takes to remind you – and your friends – why holding your ground is so important.