I mean after such beautiful kayaking photos I feel cruel laying this one on you. But let's keep a sense of humour and not get too serious about this - after all it's in a far away country isn't it? And it's just one small part of that country (the state of Virginia), isn't it?
Without doubt, if I lived there, I (and many of you) would fit several of these defenitions of a terrorist, as outlined in a manual that was released by the state authorities at the end of March...
The manual encourages people to report any suspicious activity to an authority figure. Thanks to the writer of suddenly.everything.sucks blog, where you can read more on this.
Cleveland Women Arrested And Charged With Two Felonies Related To Putting Up Anti-Bush Posters
Carol Fisher is being held indefinitely in a surprise May 9 court hearing, becoming another political prisoner held illegally for speaking out against Bush. Read more
Guys, I hate to have to tell you this ..but America did not Survive this administration, with three years to go, a deficit over 9 trillion, a media that is asleep at the switch, its over!! As a financial advisor for a major institution, I can tell you simply...we are all done. We are well on our way to a police state. It is my belief that Bush will never give up power... I may sound like a conspiracy nut but I think some "terrorist attack" will have the result of suspended elections and ..well you can guess the rest.. My advice to all of my clients is this ...GET A PASSPORT AND GET IT NOW ...SEEK PLACES THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO LIVE IN PEACE AND WITH MINIMUM SAVINGS. CHECK THE PHILLIPINES...LOOK AROUND BECAUSE WE WILL HAVE TO ESCAPE SOON...WE ARE LIKE THE JEWS IN GERMANY...THE SMART ONES KNEW WHEN TO GE OUT ...THE ONES THAT STAYED WENT UP IN SMOKE LIKE WE WILL SOON!!!! STAY ALERT!!! The page where this comment is posted is very long and full of disturbing images.
From "The 48 Laws of Power" by Graham Greene
"What happened was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to be governed by surprise, to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believe that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if people could understand it, it could not be released because of national security. . . To live in the process is absolutely not to notice it -- please try to believe me -- unless one has a much greater degree of political awareness, acuity, than most of us ever had occasion to develop.
Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, 'regretted. '. . . Believe me this is true. Each act, each occasion is worse than the last, but only a little worse. You wait for the next and the next. You wait for one shocking occasion, thinking that others, when such a shock comes, will join you in resisting somehow. . . Suddenly it all comes down, all at once. . . You remember everything now, and your heart breaks. Too late. You are compromised beyond repair. - German professor describing the arrival of Nazism to American journalist Milton Mayer Read more