The End of America

Lisa recommended this chilling lecture by Naomi Wolf. She makes a very strong case. The only problem is, if you're willing to listen to what she says, you're probably already part of the choir. If you know anyone who's on the fence on this, though, it's worth sending it their way, or at least worth watching yourself to help you organize your own arguments.

Ten steps to start a dictatorship:

  1. Invoke an internal or external threat (real or not)
  2. Create a secret prison system and military tribunal system outside the rule of law
  3. Create a paramilitary force
  4. Create a surveillance apparatus against ordinary citizens
  5. Arbitrarily detain and release citizens
  6. Infiltrate citizen's groups
  7. Target key individuals
  8. Restrict the press
  9. Recast criticism as espionage, and dissent as treason
  10. Subvert the rule of law / declare martial law

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