“Obama’s stealthy signing of a bill over Christmas that allows the Pentagon to indefinitely lock up American citizens accused of “terrorism” without trial has deeply alarmed many Americans. Even George W. Bush didn’t do this.”
Eric Margolis, Foreign Correspondent
Eric, like the rest of the main stream media, evidently does not think the fact the President of The United States specifically repealed the right to Habeus Corpus on the Eve of the New Year of The Lord 2012 is that important to be concerned about by his casual passing mention of it. Eric, more than most of us, would know what Military regimes with that kind of Legal authority can do to their population.
What is the N.D.A.A.?
The 2012 N.D.A.A. or National Defense Authorization Act, Sections 1021 and 1022, in short: authorizes the indefinite military detention, without charge or trial, of any person, including an American citizen, and applies the “Law of War,” to U.S. soil, making the United States legally a battlefield.
This should be shouted from the rooftops!!! FOX News, who already sees no good in Obama, curiously, all their talking heads and spin doctors are silent on this serious development under his Watch. They are constantly look for any insignificant reason to criticize Obama and he handed them a whopper of a big reason for legitimate and necessary criticism! This fact by itself should cause people to wonder about Corporate control of the news media.
The Republican Presidential Aspirants remain silent about this attack on Democracy by President Obama as they speak nice sounding generalities the voters accept as substantial statements. Why do they remain silent about this attack on the fundamental bedrock of Democracy? The only reason can be they see this new Law establishing a Military regime under cover of Civilian rule in America as being useful if they take Power. Please! Anyone! Offer an alternative explanation or possibility with a comment.
This legal right and protection from the arbitrary whims of the ruling class in changing economic and political atmospheres has been the cornerstone of Democratic evolution since the Magna Carta of 1215. This is an extremely significant development as it portends to the Future for a global economy on the ropes with austerity and contraction on the way.
All human experience from the Past has established these kinds of economic circumstances move people to demonstrate on the streets. Anyone attempting to organize a peaceful, non violent protest could be “suspected” of being a terrorist or sympathizer and the Military will just come and grab them off the street or out of their home. The leaders of any Occupy Movement would be “suspect. ” The Military does not have to back up their “suspicions” with proof and evidence in a Civilian Court of Law. It would be a bureaucratic decision, not necessarily a Presidential one in the atmospheres of the Day.
Highlighting this contradiction of Democracy in discussions in the Washington Post, CNN and other sites, it appears to be of no concern to the people that Democracy has been repealed in America by the stroke of a pen. The masses are in a very deep sleep as they walk and talk. They have become deaf and dumb like the false gods and idols of gold, silver, brass, wood & iron they serve.
Doing this makes the American cracked Liberty Bell sound even more hallow as war increasingly is the instrument to spread American Democracy in the world to those regimes who don’t provide Democratic rights and protections to their people like the US just repealed.
WARFARE WITHOUT LIMITS: A DARKENING HUMAN HORIZON
PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND
It reminds me of the old story of when the Nazis came and took the Jews away, I paid no mind. I was not a Jew. When the Nazis came and took the gays away, I paid no mind. I was not gay. When the Nazis came and took the political opponents to those actions away, I paid no mind. I was comfortable sitting on the fence.
When the Nazis came for me………………………………………………
This is the President who came to power on the promise of closing Gitmo and this Law he signed into effect increases the logical probability there will be even more Gitmo like secret holding facilities in America few will know about except for the disappeared.
While Obama could have vetoed the Bill which he said he would out of one side of his mouth, information is now public the provision that allows the US Military to detain indefinitely anyone they “suspect” of having any connection with terrorism, is a result of his surrogates urging Congress to include the provision in Law out of the other side of his mouth. This is so extremely dangerous to any notion we have of fundamental Democratic rights and protection of the Law. There will be no civilian Judge to hear the detainee’s cries.
Obama promised not to use the extreme anti-Democratic provision of the Law he signed and now in force. What if the Republican-Christian Right get power to frame Laws and choose which ones to apply to conform America to their Christian vision according the Book and the Law? Inquisition II, anyone?
I wonder if the Harper government, who proclaims it stands on Principle so often, will take a Principled stand against the repeal of Democracy in America or remain silent for “economic benefits” to CanaDa and continues to follow the American lead? Not likely since there is increasing evidence he has no respect for Canadian Democratic traditions in CanaDa now. Only Public Pressure can make him do that if it is undertaken before it is too late.
Canadians should be more sensitive and aware of the scenarios I see possible in this world with The President preparing the way for Military Police, Military Courts not having to meet any burden of proof or presumption of innocence until proven guilty, and Military Prisons in America.
In our not too distant Past, we saw a similar regime in Quebec with the application of The War Measures Act. People who had absolutely nothing to do with the FLQ were rounded up without justifiable reason or evidence of wrongdoing other than being sympathetic to French Quebec aspirations drowning in a sea of English. Like the Natives in the Residential Schools, they could see forces at work potentially causing them to lose their Native Language.
Long before the Global Occupy Movement, while the English media projected Quebec Nationalism to the rest of the Country in terms of Language only, Quebec saw what English CanaDa couldn’t. The majority of workers in Quebec were French speaking, but the visible minority of the Rich living in the mansions on Mount Royal were English.
We don’t even have to go that far back. Look at the power the Police had at the G20. The Police ultimately were accountable to Civilian Authority. With the legal authority President Obama gave the Military New Year Eve, the Military is accountable only to the Military stationed right on our Border.
The implementation of The War Measures Act happened in our Canadian experience in the recent Past. I can only hope there will be aware and alert Canadians standing on Guard for CanaDa for the near Future.
THE INAUGURATION OF POLICE STATE USA 2012. Obama Signs the “National Defense Authorization Act”
Who cares! I want an iPad to play the latest video game.
Somebody has to do it and seeing not many are, the comment above made in the Website of Eric Margolis, Foreign Correspondent,was sent out to the first last and the last first.
From: Ray Cormier
Sent: January-11-12 1:33:56 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: FW: Can You See?
From: Ray Cormier
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: FW: Can You See?
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:31:17 +0000
From: Ray Cormier
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: Can You See?
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:45:10 +0000
The following comment is posted in the Website of Eric Margolis, Foreign Correspondent.
All of you abdicate your Democratic Responsibilities to the People and The Truth if you remain silent on this extremely significant development.
We should realize the differences between CanaDa, the True North, Strong and Free if we reach for it, and our American neighbors with this new development as the War of 1812 is commemorated.
There are risks to preserving Freedom as you love to remind the people!
Citizen photo – ‘2nd Police Warning for God’s Emissary’ September 10,1977
Chris Hedges and others took the Constitutionality of this provision of the NDAA to a Federal Court and was successful in having this section overturned and declared un-Constitutional.
Chris Hedges Hails “Monumental” Ruling Blocking NDAA Indefinite Detention
The White House won’t give up. They are appealing the Court Injunction that stops the US government, at some level of bureaucratic decision, from determining that an American citizen or any individual deemed “troublesome” anywhere can just just be grabbed off the street and Renditioned to some Gulag somewhere with no legal rights or recourse to a Lawyer or the 1 phone call whatsoever. They would just disappear and no one would know where they are!
That Lawsuit was stopped in the US Courts, and the most draconian measures in the 2012 NDAA are passed into Law, for when the circumstances of the Times arise. Looking at this World Today, it may be sooner than most People dare think!
Mainline US and Canadian media have abdicated their responsibility to the Public and the Truth by not reporting in depth on what is at stake for our common future. The people will be sprung in a trap unawares.
Years ago, Futuristic movies portrayed the possibilities of governmental Big Brother taking over clandestinely as the people remained asleep unawares to the small steps taken in small bites that will eventually remove any vestiges of Democracy as we have known it, especially the rights and protections limiting the excessive, illegal, UN-Democratic activities of our own governments.
Unfortunately, euphoria for Chris Hedges didn’t last. The US Supreme Court wouldn’t hear the Case, and a lower Court ruling allowing the Government to keep the anti-Democratic provisions of the 2012 NDAA in effect.
Watching the video below featuring a long serving, ex-member, whistle blower, of The National Security Agency (NSA)
BIG BROTHER IS ALREADY HERE!!!
Sunday, December 21, 2014.
This video of a speech by President Kennedy in 1961 was brought to my attention just this morning, and is more appropriate for our Times than when the President gave it.
Starting by sending a message to President Obama September 10 and a follow-up to President Carter a week later, and to the leading Female Contender to be President in 2020, Senator Elizabeth Warren on September 19.
As you prepare to do battle for the Mid-terms and 2020, I would hope you have the Political Courage to raise the issues brought to the attention of Presidents Carter and Obama in the message below.
Ray Joseph Cormier,
———- Original Message ———-
From: ray ray
To: info <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: September 17, 2018 at 10:55 AM
Subject: The Camp David Accord- The Deal of the Century
Dear President Carter,
I was so pleased to hear you on Morning Joe Today. As I live my 75th year, it was an inspiration to me, to hear you speak so coherently on the Subject, and at your advanced age, have the presence of mind to remember the Palestinians in the brief Time the MSM gave you.
I would have liked to know your thoughts on the Trump Peace Plan, cutting off all financial aid to Palestinians, including financial support to the 3 Hospitals in East Jerusalem serving Palestinians? So much for the Trump Administration previously saying a Peace deal cannot be imposed from the outside. That brings Armageddon closer, Revelation 16:13-16 tells us is the Devil’s work, not God’s Will.
I can only hope your reflections, both the good, and mistakes that taught you a lesson, are being filmed for posterity.
In these critical Times, God willing and giving you the strength, I would like to see you having more Public exposure than MSNBC gave you, on what you see unfolding in the US and the World these Days, whether in person, or in many interviews that get air Time.
Peace. God Bless you. Live Long and Prosper!
Ray Joseph Cormier
p.s. I sent this message to President Obama last Monday. I hope you can see what I see possible?
As a Canadian, I was very happy when you were elected President. I saw that as a hopeful Sign for America and the World.
You didn’t campaign to inherit the Global Financial Meltdown-Economic Pearl Harbour that happened even before you were elected, in the last months of 8 years of Republicanomics of more to the rich, and fighting Foreign Wars on borrowed money.
The Trump Republican Tax Bill they spin as ‘Reform’ is the continuation of those Bush Policies on steroids.
Watching from CanaDa, the real danger I see, is IF there is another Global Financial Collapse due to more US Economic War on more perceived enemies simultaneously than ever before in US history, complemented by tariffs on more US Allies than ever before, Americans will have to pay for all that.
Removing the few Regulations put in place after the 2008 Global Financial Meltdown-Economic Pearl Harbour to prevent a recurrence, the worst possible aspects I would expect you were briefed on at the Time, increases the likelihood what has already happened, could happen again?
Watching these things, I have to wonder if there is a method to Trump’s madness?
IF there is a sudden, unexpected Global Financial Meltdown-Economic Pearl Harbour like the last one, in the face of the Social Chaos you were warned in 2008 would happen unless you signed onto TARP, it is President Trump who could invoke the use of the worst provisions in the 2012 National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) you signed into Law.
That would make Trump, with 2 years to go, the 1st to use the Legal Authority in that 2012 NDAA to have his Bureaucracy/Military get rid of his ‘opposition’ indefinitely, detaining them in some Gitmo/Gulag, by accusing them of being vaguely associated with terrorism as determined by the Trump bureaucracy, in a Time of Social disorder.
The right to challenge the government’s ‘suspicion’ in a Court of Law is removed.
That’s a very real possibility with Trump’s temperament he has already displayed.
I always admired the High Ideals in your speeches, hoping and praying Americans would take them to heart. But I also saw you didn’t always practice what you preached. On that score, the whole human Race without exception, is guilty.
I appreciated your Grace in dealing with a Congress whose Republican Leaders Declared, even before you were sworn in, their sole goal was to destroy your Presidency, and I saw they did everything within their power to do that.
I hate seeing the Republican hypocrisy/duplicity now that the Pendulum has swung to the other side.
My deepest personal disappointment in you is, as a Constitutional Scholar, you did not VETO the 2012 NDAA even in the face of the overwhelming VETO-proof majorities in both Houses of Congress.
At least, you would have started the Real Debate on American Democracy.
Russians didn’t pass the 2012 NDAA, American Leaders did, long before Trump appeared on the scene.
Now that you have entered the Current Political debate, you can still redeem yourself, admitting you made a mistake signing the 2012 NDAA.
Peace and God Bless you!
Maybe Obama is mulling over the letter? He hasn’t been reported doing anything in Public that I have seen since my message via the embedded email on his Website
I don’t expect replies. It did take 2 weeks to get this email from The Terminator.
Governor of California. To: ray ray
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 14:56:10 -0500
Thank you for taking the time to send me your kind words of support.
Your encouragement gave me a big boost, and it reminds me that we
are moving in the right direction.
I am working hard to improve California’s future and make progress
in a difficult budget year. We’ve tackled politically risky things that
no one wanted to touch in the past, and to me, that’s progress.
We now have the potential to make a positive difference in the lives of
future generations by confronting problems that have been put off for
many years: building up our infrastructure, reforming health care and
education, and finally fixing our broken budget system.
Again, thank you for your kind words of encouragement.
10 thoughts on “END OF FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY”
I have the same concerns Ray. Its very much part of the right-wing move to turn the US into a Fascist State.
It seems we are a small minority being concerned about this, Lee. What I find curious is why FOX news does not run with it? They look for anything to discredit Obama, and their talking heads are ignoring this dangerous development, a gift for Obama haters.
The Republican Presidential Candidates have not mentioned this at all. I can only speculate the reason is because they hope to take control of the Power and they like this new provision of the Law.
That “old story” you referred to probably originated with this Protestant minister in post war Germany, who survived ww2 in the company of Karl Barth and the martyred Dietrich Bonnhoffer–
Martin Niemöller 1892-1984
Since his death Martin Niemöller has achieved a great deal of fame for a poem entitled “First they Came for the Communists.” However, there is some dispute about when Niemöller wrote the poem and whether it has been altered by others over the years.
Niemöller’s biographers, Dietmar Schmidt (1959) and James Bentley (1984) do not mention the poem. When it appears in books the origins of the poem are rarely given. A couple of sources claim that according to Niemöller’s wife, Sybil Niemöller, the poem dates back to a meeting with a group of students in 1946. One student asked: “How could it happen?” The story claims that Niemöller answered the question with the poem. The fact that Sybil Niemöller is quoted as the source of the story suggests that the poem emerged after the death of Martin Niemöller. This also helps to explain why it is not included in the books by Dietmar Schmidt and James Bentley.
Niemöller was a strong opponent of nuclear weapons. He thought the dropping of the atom bomb onHiroshima and Nagasaki was immoral. He upset the American government when he stated that afterAdolf Hitler, he thought that Harry S. Truman “was the greatest murderer in the world.”
Bob Dylan – With God on Our Side – Live at Town Hall 1963 (23/25)
(Click the watch on YouTube function to see the lyrics)
Democracy exists only in the hearts of the people in America. Our country was built on values that we hold precious but are quickly being trampled out of existence. We may not be able to stop the powerful politicos from enforcing the new fascist government in the making and may be faced with the same choices other peoples of the world are dealing with. Our only concern should be whether we are courageous enough to stand up for our rights against the powers of injustice forming as we speak. We, the people, still own this government and no military can take it away from us. To submit is to lose and to resist, even in the face of death, is to triumph. We must determine now where we stand individually and not only voice our concerns as passive citizens but stand our ground as Sovereign Citizens of this Federation that belongs to the people and not the government. The power-crazed lunatics will only go as far as we permit them. My only concern is, where are the leaders of the movement in America and why has Obama not been impeached for such treason and his right-wing cohorts jailed for conspiracy? Any attempts to save illegitimate ventures of government are futile….This is history in the making and the only the brave will survive and not succumb to the false powers of fascism that are forming…count me in as a “Sovereign Citizen” and not as a small “citizen” of the United States Government stripped of all rights.
The Elected Officials Bureaucracy is willing to do these things we see going on because they all have become convinced that PEAK EARTH has arrived and its their duty to ZERO Growth and Eliminate the Consumer driven Free Market system and the only way to do this Peacefully is to do it through a systematically corrupted decline making it look like the Current economic system collapsed from within its own unregulated free market wild west self . We Have Heard Obama say this in Kansas City in a Speech remember ???
The Globalist Government Elite working together in Concert , This is the only way we would see this cronyism continue like it is and has been doing since 2008 on the global manner it has and is with DEBT ran economies and Military actions that are further destabilizing all area resource supplies that are Free Market Consumer driven , are systematically collapsing every part of Individual Liberty with the destruction of Trust , as we see them go after Truth , Justice , and corrupt those elements so people become confused disoriented and eventually when everything is in a state of despair will be willing PEACEFULLY to EXCEPT a GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED WORLD All in the name of their Fear of Global OVERPOPULATION .
And just as Planned as is laid out in this LINK ; http://cnsnews.com/node/75388 , and The trade policies , see here , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiIaPhvHa-w&feature=player_embedded , and here , http://economyincrisis.org/content/american-trade-policies-are-killing-the-america-economy
, and Monetary Policies of the last 20 years of Wealth and Resource consolidation as was detailed as a blue print in the Kissinger NSSM200 study , will Created a One Star Flag One Class Society out of the USA faster than anything else…. because we have no Tool and Die Industrial base left to Manufacture and create competing products with as we out sourced our manufacturing down to just a assembly Plant of Foreign Imported parts and once the BRICS in this Story build the Resistance to the Dollar as Worlds Trade Currency USA parts Imports prices will skyrocket and CRUSH the USA Domestic markets and the US Consumers right with it !!!!
ray, my e-consociate-chum, not being a god-person, a christ-acknowledging person, an allah-person, a jahweh-person, nor any other feckless manifestation of monotheistic religiosity, your pronunciamentos are too richly and wildly apocryphal for me to digest. i am sufficiently dense to be unable to conflate my spiritual cynosure’s enjoining me to ‘do good’ w/ your ‘do god’. they are mutually exclusive phrases, as the millions of years of primate history attests to, despite our efforts to convince H.s.s. [videlicet, Homo sapiens’ subspecies, sapiens] otherwise. we do so via religious groups, the failed league of nations, the failed UN, multifarious peace groups, non-nuclear proliferation treaties, end-of-war-surrender treaties … ad infinitum. yet nothing has changed since our chimp progenitors climbed off their tree branches, leapt to the ground, found a few rocks, and waddled around on 2 legs attacking their neighbours. ghengis kahn was more nakedly honest about his self-interested perversions than we, the hopelessly duped, are.
the “world order”, you say? the “law of the jungle”, you declare? there has never been ‘world order’ except the struggles of all life forms for survival as they intercalate throughout mother nature’s niches, enclaves, and turf-domains. as for “the law of the jungle”, it is as prevalent in 2021 as it was in 4.2 bya. even the archaebacteria, the RNA virion plasmids, and the cyanobacteria were compelled, lest they be doomed to extinction, to fight for survival by whatever means necessary. lo and behold, these simple uncomplicated critters remain w/ us, all these billions of years later, whereas 99.5% of all the more complex species, who have thus also struggled for survival, are now extinct. our species will not be an exception, belief in god-interventions notwithstanding, no matter what his/her/its trademark god-design, or fashion label, or flavour-of-the-millennium is. i submit that the law-of-the-jungle surrounding our mindoro island ecesis here in the philippines, is less ignoble and more honest in its machinations for survival than our own species in its current guise is. deceit and duplicity have served us well, but will be traded in for a neoteric survival mechanism by emergent species.
the cocoanut palms, regnant throughout our surrounding jungle, are erumpent w/ cocoanut-bantlings. they will soon fall to the jungle floor to carry on sufficient denitrification and ground exposure, so that they will function as the protective capsules for the next generation. it is stunning to realize that they have been developing, efflorescing, and fruiting for months, witnessing everyday and night, their photosynthesizing parent-fronds, dragging up nutrients from the soil’s benthic profile, through their parents’ xylem and phloem tubes, all the while endeavouring to maintain maximum exposure to the solar rads, so that their cocoanut bairns have the requisite, roborated components to create the next generation of cocoanuts. one-by-one, the lower parent-fronds become desiccated, turn an elderly grey-brown, lose their grip on the rooted trunk, fall to the ground, and die… all in full view of their reproductive fruiting bodies. these palm fronds are visible metaphors for the cycle-of-life that manifests itself in the archetypal dynamics of evolutionary architecture and engineering.
PS: have tried to send this via email, w/an attached foto, to your web address [rayjc.com], but the internet postmaster declares no such address exists. is there an alternative address i can us?