Wednesday March 31st, 2010
|How the Left Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the FBI
posted 03/31/2010, 10:33 PM (Anthony Gregory)|
At the close of World War I, the federal government created the General Intelligence Division, an agency that eventually morphed into the modern FBI. One of GID’s main tasks was to compile a list of hundreds of thousands of radicals--socialists, anarchists, labor activists and antiwar agitators. Thousands were arrested for being suspected Communists. Hundreds of anarchists were deported to Bolshevik Russia, the silver lining being that left-anarchists like Emma Goldman discovered and wrote about the pure horror of Leninism and the fact that “proletarian dictatorship” was not any sort of improvement upon the wartime corporatism of the U.S. under Woodrow Wilson.
In the late 1920s, the renamed Bureau of Investigation spied on such “socialist” threats as Albert Einstein. Under Franklin Roosevelt, although the FBI continued to keep track of left radicals, it found a new enemy in the form of opponents of the New Deal. FDR used the FBI to spy on multitudes of peaceful rightwingers, unleashing a Brown Scare that was later turned against the left during the McCarthy-era Red Scare. Roosevelt even spied on his Republican presidential opponent, Wendell Willkie.
But during the Cold War, Republican and Democratic administrations again focused the FBI, for the most part, on disrupting the left. Its COINTELPRO operation--a program to “track, expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize the activities" of political radicals--was a great success. FBI’S COINTELPRO forged letters to bring about violence between the Black Panthers and United Slaves. In 1976, a Senate report showed that the FBI had boasted that "Although no specific counterintelligence action can be credited with contributing to this overall situation, it is felt that a substantial amount of the unrest [among left radical groups] is directly attributable to this program.”
While the FBI was used to infiltrate rightwing anti-Civil Rights and anti-integration... (more)
|The Biggest Threat to Our Freedom and Well-Being
posted 03/31/2010, 10:33 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)|
The last thing statists want people to be doing is studying the Constitution. Because if people are studying the Constitution, there is a good possibility that they’ll discover what the Framers considered to be the biggest threat to the freedom and well-being of the American people. That would be, of course, the federal government.
The federal government? That’s just not possible, say the statists. The federal government is our caretaker, our provider, our friend, our parent, our... (more)
|Digital Economy Bill could block websites
posted 03/31/2010, 10:31 PM (The Telegraph)|
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The controversial Digital Economy Bill has been further amended so that ministers could block websites that offer pirated copyright content. The new move, which is supported by both Conservatives and Labour, means it is now even more likely that the Bill will be passed into law in the wash-up process, which takes place between an election being called and parliament being dissolved.
Original plans in the bill to allow Government to change the law without primary legislation had be... (more)
|Speeding 'cushion' may dwindle due to recession
posted 03/31/2010, 10:30 PM (USA Today)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The recession may be claiming a new victim: the 5-10-mph "cushion" police and state troopers across the USA have routinely given motorists exceeding the speed limit.
As cities and states scramble to fill budget gaps with revenue from traffic citations, "not only are the (speeding) tolerances much lower, but the frequency of a warning instead of a ticket is way down," says James Baxter, president of the National Motorists Association, a Wisconsin-based drivers' rights group that he... (more)
|You Say You Want a Revolution? Think Again
posted 03/31/2010, 3:50 PM (C.J. Maloney)|
Let us make one thing crystal clear: We do not claim the right to indiscriminate violence. We seek no bloodbath…
~Black Panther Party (March 23, 1968)
One of the benefits of writing for this website is the mail you receive. After enough time you get a rather good feel for the type of person, on average, that frequents this place. The kind invitations I received after my last submission ... (more)
|Your slave driver is yourself
posted 03/31/2010, 3:55 PM (ListenLittleMan.com)|
What I did not understand was why time and again, after fighting your way out of a swamp, you sank into a worse one. Then groping and cautiously looking about me, I gradually found out what has enslaved you: YOUR SLAVE DRIVER IS YOU YOURSELF. No one is to blame for your slavery but you yourself. No one else, I say! - Wilhelm Reich, ... (more)