Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Our new empire must squash dissent

Two people now realize that it is illegal to hate America. FBI agents, posing as al-Qaida members, tricked a doctor and jazz musician into singing a pledge to support of al-Qaida, according to The Wichita Eagle, May 31, 2005. The two prospective members had admitted they wanted to join a training camp in Afghanistan.
In the past The FBI has tricked some of these people in to doing stupid things, such as making bombs for them. But this goes beyond that. This is an example of arresting people for supporting or backing movements that the Bush administration has declared to be "terrorists." This is in clear violation against the constitution that has always held that a person has a right to voice support for revolution or revolutionary groups. It has never been legal to arrest someone for his or her beliefs.
Those of us who have seen the new Star Wars Movie: “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith”, have noticed the subtle similarities between the Emperor in the film and President George Bush.
“You are either with me or you are my enemy,” the leader says.
Many of us are already enemies of the system. The two people arrested were Tarik ibn Osman Shah and Rafiq Sabir. By now we should all be aware that the new U.S. empire plans to squash all dissent as if we were all insects.
The Bush Regime also has such allies as David Horowitz, who viscously attacks liberal college professors under the guise of “protecting student’s rights” --that is the rights of snot-nosed Republicans who want to go to college and never have their beliefs questioned.According to the newspaper Revolution, May 15, 2005:

“Horowitz rants that those who dare deviate from the government’s propaganda are themselves "terrorists" and "terrorist supporters." The left in the antiwar movement and on the campuses is portrayed as having " alliances with the Islamic radicals." "Treason" is a legally lethal label slapped on those who dare to critique U.S. designs of empire. Horowitz’s treatment of Noam Chomsky is a perfect example. Described by The New Yorker magazine as "one of the greatest minds of the 20 th century," Chomsky is also one of the most outspoken critics of U.S. foreign policy. Horowitz vilifies Chomsky’s work as "demonic and seditious" and declares that "its purpose is to incite believers to provide aid and comfort to the enemies of the U.S." (Horowitz, The Unholy Alliance, Radical Islam and the American Left, 2004).

And now the FBI is actually going after such “treason.”

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