A former rape victim with a Pacemaker-type device in her chest is rudely abused by Texas cops and the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Welcome to the new face of freedom–a face that contstantly seems to have a jack boot in it.
To those who intone the mantra, “The Law is the Law,” I remind you that the same rationale was used to justify slavery during that horrendous period of US history, and more recently, patriotic Germans were parroting that exact line about Nazi policies while millions of fellow human beings were suffering and dying.
“Fuck you, Fuck all you cocksuckers, you wont change anything. ride the bus, TSA is here to stay there [sic] doing a great job keeping americia [sic] safe.”
The message was clear enough. It’s a typical hate message one gets for saying anything controversial about anything in this Land of the Free. But someone traced the source and found it had come to We Won’t Fly from someone at the Department of Homeland Security:
The battle for control of the Pacifica Radio Network intensifies at the mother ship station, KPFA in Berkeley as loyal listeners rally in support of the station’s mission to advance peace, social justice and political satire. BetterBadNewz mixes and mashes up a Michael Krasny interview of Larry Bensky and Arlene Engelhardt with real and imagined callers curious to know more about a missing $375,000 donation . Was it criminal neglect or a challenge match failure during a pledge drive?
Watch at IndyBay.org
“Project Censored Director and event organizer Mickey Huff commented, “Though we are not a 9/11-centric organization, we at Project Censored believe the more recent scientific publications and research on problems surrounding the events of 9/11 are significant and should be part of the dialogue about controversial issues that should be a focus of any free press system. Richard Gage and the architects and engineers he represents are doing very important work exposing major flaws in the official accounting of the 9/11 tragedy in NYC. Based on their expertise, Gage and over 1300 A/E’s are demanding a new, transparent, scientific investigation based on all the available evidence. The fact that such stories have been mostly ignored by corporate mainstream media, or not taken seriously, is why Gage’s work is highlighted in story #14 by Shawn Hamilton of the top 25 in “Censored 2011” this year. As with all our stories each year, we hope this crucial subject makes its way into the public eye for serious consideration. Project Censored now has over 30 college and university affiliates contributing on its expanding website. Recently Project Censored itself has been censored by so-called “alternative” publications over its coverage of 9/11 Truth.”
Entire story here:
Published on Thursday, December 2, 2010 by Salon.com
The Moral Standards of WikiLeaks Critics
by Glenn Greenwald
Time‘s Joe Klein writes this about the WikiLeaks disclosures:
“I am tremendously concernced [sic] about the puerile eruptions of Julian Assange. . . . If a single foreign national is rounded up and put in jail because of a leaked cable, this entire, anarchic exercise in “freedom” stands as a human disaster. Assange is a criminal. He’s the one who should be in jail.”
Do you have that principle down? If “a single foreign national is rounded up and put in jail” because of the WikiLeaks disclosure — even a “single one” — then the entire WikiLeaks enterprise is proven to be a “disaster” and “Assange is a criminal” who “should be in jail.” That’s quite a rigorous moral standard. So let’s apply it elsewhere:
What about the most destructive “anarchic exercise in ‘freedom'” the planet has known for at least a generation: the “human disaster” known as the attack on Iraq, which Klein supported? That didn’t result in the imprisonment of “a single foreign national,” but rather the deaths of more than 100,000 innocent human beings, the displacement of millions more, and the destruction of a country of 26 million people. Are those who supported that “anarchic exercise in ‘freedom'” — or at least those responsible for its execution — also “criminals who should be in jail”? Click here to continue reading.
Glenn Greenwald was previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator in New York. He is the author of the New York Times Bestselling book “How Would a Patriot Act?,” a critique of the Bush administration’s use of executive power, released in May 2006. His second book, “A Tragic Legacy“, examines the Bush legacy.