The Impending Police State

policestateabbyVia Media Roots:

In George Orwell’s 1984, Britain is depicted as a totalitarian police state that is ruled by the Party, or Big Brother — an enigmatic, ubiquitous elite that controls society through heavy surveillance, nationalist propaganda and historical revisionism.

The concept seems like a far-fetched portrayal of a Democratic nation’s demise into totalitarianism, but in America’s “post 9/11” climate of fear, the United States government has been building a comprehensive grid of surveillance and control that bears frightening similarities to Orwell’s fictional narrative.

The glaring difference between the two is that Orwell’s dystopian society is overtly totalitarian. America, conversely, operates under a “soft fascism” – an insidious, systematic method of preventative action and corporate top-down control over society’s media, economy and politics – while maintaining the necessary illusion of personal choice and freedom. A populous with little to no concept of their subjugation makes them the perfect subjects to rule.

Many Americans might not feel the government’s hand or Big Brother’s watchful eye directly in their lives. However, with the use of GPS, cell phones and the Internet, every move we make can be tracked, cataloged and divied into demographics that are used to increase corporate advertising efficiency and to create a “chilling effect” throughout our culture, stifling dissent and diminishing activism.

During times of war, governments are notorious for capitalizing on their ability to suppress dissent and manipulate the masses. In the wake of 9/11 hysteria, the Bush administration enacted several controversial pieces of legislation that severely curtailed Americans’ freedoms under the pretext of “security” and “protection”. With the help of a consistently compliant and unquestioning media, his administration also instituted a legal framework to circumvent citizens’ civil liberties and target their free speech. Bush’s cabinet adopted Orwellian rhetoric and Nazi style propaganda to litigate sweeping measures that further eradicated liberty: The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act’s (USA Patriot Act) warrantless domestic wiretapping, and the Homegrown Terrorism Act & Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act’s criminalization of thought and peaceful activism.

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12 Responses to The Impending Police State

  1. grooveboss December 29, 2010 at 8:12 pm #

    its all a facade

    • GoodDoktorBad December 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

      Could you be a little more specific? What is all a fascade?

      • jtre December 31, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

        Reality….

  2. grooveboss December 30, 2010 at 12:12 am #

    its all a facade

  3. Anonymous December 30, 2010 at 12:19 am #

    Could you be a little more specific? What is all a fascade?

  4. GoodDoktorBad December 29, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    Our government practices “terrorism” far more than its citizens.

  5. Anonymous December 30, 2010 at 12:21 am #

    Our government practices “terrorism” far more than its citizens.

  6. Donovan Moore December 30, 2010 at 12:04 am #

    Sometimes if I eat too much chocolate I get the fast shits too.

  7. Donovan Moore December 30, 2010 at 4:04 am #

    Sometimes if I eat too much chocolate I get the fast shits too.

  8. 5by5 December 30, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

    “Impending”? Where the hell have you been?

    For myself, it didn’t take much more than the tear gas canisters bouncing off the deck of my home in Seattle during WTO to suss that one out more than a decade ago.

    Cripes, you should have figured it out during the Nixon Era. It’s pretty much been downhill from there with some minor periods of recovery.

  9. 5by5 December 30, 2010 at 8:32 am #

    “Impending”? Where the hell have you been?

    For myself, it didn’t take much more than the tear gas canisters bouncing off the deck of my home in Seattle during WTO to suss that one out more than a decade ago.

    Cripes, you should have figured it out during the Nixon Era. It’s pretty much been downhill from there with some minor periods of recovery.

  10. Anonymous December 31, 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    Reality….

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