Saturday, February 25, 2006

Gulags Galore?

Has it come to this? Have we witnessed the "death throes" of democracy here in the good ol' US of A? If some one were to come up to you on the street and tell you THEY were planning on exporting dissenters and activists to Soviet-style gulags, would you laugh in their face? Or would you secretly cringe, feeling shivers of paranoia running up your spine?

Maybe we're just paranoid. Maybe there's a perfectly good excuse for
the Draconian measures of "security." Maybe the USA PATRIOT ACT (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) is nothing more than a good-intentioned measure, albeit one with an interesting anacronym, by which to protect das Homeland.

Phasen sehnen sich das prachtvolle Reich!!
Long live the glorious Empire!!

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