Sunday, October 09, 2005

Total AmeriKKKan Police State Gets Closer Every Day

Total AmeriKKKan Police State Gets Closer Every Day

“Police states are easier to acquire than Americans appreciate. The hysterical aftermath of September 11 has put into place the main components of a police state. Habeas corpus is the greatest protection Americans have against a police state. Habeas corpus ensures that Americans can only be detained by law. They must be charged with offenses, given access to attorneys, and brought to trial. Habeas corpus prevents the despotic practice of picking up a person and holding him indefinitely. President Bush claims the power to set aside habeas corpus and to dispense with warrants for arrest and with procedures that guarantee court appearance and trial without undue delay. Today in the US, the executive branch claims the power to arrest a citizen on its own initiative and hold the citizen indefinitely. Thus, Americans are no longer protected from arbitrary arrest and indefinite detention. These new 'seize and hold' powers strip the accused of the protective aspects of law and give rein to selectivity and arbitrariness. No warrant is required for arrest, no charges have to be presented before a judge, and no case has to be put before a jury. As the police are unaccountable, whoever is selected for arrest is at the mercy of arbitrariness. The judiciary has to some extent defended habeas corpus against Bush’s attack, but the protection that the principle offers against arbitrary seizure and detention has been breeched. Whether courts can fully restore habeas corpus or whether it continues in weakened form or passes by the wayside remains to be determined.” Paul Craig Roberts 10-08-05

Conscious white folks are becoming more alarmed every day as the Bu$h administration moves to establish a total police state complete with military enforced martial law, electronic and biometric surveillance and spying on all citizens and an ever increasing diminution of procedural and civil liberties. Since 9-11 the NeoConmen and their Bu$hite supporters have used that incident to bum rush draconian laws through a spineless and compliant Congress all in the name of “national security”. The Bu$h administration, like its predecessors who used the threat of global communism to keep the military industrial complex afloat and the nation in a permanent war readiness mode (called “The Cold War”) has seized upon “global terrorism” as the bogey man to fatten defense contractor’s pockets and propel the nation into a fascist militarist melt down. While touting freedom ad liberty Bu$h and his handlers have initiated pre-emptive imperialist wars and imposed AmeriKKKan backed puppet governments in sovereign nations like Afghanistan, Haiti and Iraq. At home while shouting “you are either with us or you are with the terrorists” Bu$h and Co. have initiated a campaign to undermine the US Constitution, subvert established civil rights and legal guarantees and put the citizens at risk of a totalitarian police state here in AmeriKKKa. The PATRIOT ACTs I and II are clear examples of this. The arrest and detention of Jose Padilla for over three years with no formal charges, little legal standing and a breech of all lawyer client privileges has set an horrifying precedent. For Africans in AmeriKKKa this is not a new phenomenon, we have always experienced the hypocrisy, wickedness and predation of AmeriKKKa. The militia and later police and courts have been used to degrade and oppress Africans. What is different now is the rank and file white AmeriKKKans will be treated like the elites and their henchmen treat people of color. They will be spied upon, they will be arrested and abused without recourse to an attorney and will be held indefinitely without charge. Jose Padilla is the test case. Blogger Bob Chapman on his Web Log had this to say about the Jose Padilla situation, “Padilla was taken into custody by federal agents on May 8, 2002, as part of the war on terrorism and held as a material witness. It is important to point out here that being held as a material witness is a ruse to incarcerate. We do not know if Mr. Padilla is innocent or guilty of anything and neither does the US government. If they had a case they’d indict and charge him. For most of his time in confinement he’s been held in a naval brig in South Carolina. He is being held indefinitely because our appeal court says our President can do this in a time of war. Mr. Padilla is an American citizen. Even though convicted of nothing he is considered an illegal combatant and so he does not have the rights and guarantees that the constitution requires the government to accord criminal defendants. That means the Pentagon can hold him forever.” This is what they want; to be able to spy on people, arrest them and incarcerate them indefinitely without just cause. Chapman also says, “The case of Padilla is an attempt by our government to destroy America’s federal criminal-justice system and replace it as was done in Germany under Nazism in the 1930s. Ninety-eight percent of Americans know nothing of the Padilla case and its threat to our rights and guarantees by any despot. Our government wants the authority to kidnap and punish without any federal court interference whatsoever. The concept is anyone government accuses of terrorism becomes a prisoner of war, not a criminal defendant, and this prisoner of war is not entitled to the protections of the Geneva Convention, which governs prisoners of war. These are illegal combatants because terrorism is not a lawful way to wage war and because these uncharged and un-convicted combatants are not wearing military uniforms. All this illegal activity by our government is sanctioned by and signed off by our President.”
Recent stories in the corporate owned media are reporting Bu$h is so out there he is threatening to Veto a recent bill passed by the US Senate 90 to 9 that opposes and bans torture! Bu$h by this opposition proves he is in favor of abuse like what the US did at Abu Gharib and the US prison in Guantanamo. What does all this mean? It means Bu$h and Co. are threatening to transform AmeriKKKa into a totally fascist police state. AmeriKKKa has always been a police state vis a vis Africans and most people of color from colonial slavery days to the COINTELPRO of the ‘60's and ‘70's. Africans in AmeriKKKa have always been viewed with suspicion and have been constant targets and victims of terror and violence in an effort to keep us in “our place” and discourage resistence. Now Bu$H and his fascist buddies are planning to make AmeriKKKa a police state for the masses.



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