You are voting for your own extinction, by Paul Craig Roberts

Darkmoon – Nov 3, 2012

An abridged version of this article, edited with pictures and captions by Lasha Darkmoon 

God help them if Obama and Romney ever had to participate in a real debate about a real issue at the Oxford Union. They would be massacred.
The “debates” revealed that not only the candidates but also the entire country is completely tuned out to every real problem and dangerous development. For example, you would never know that US citizens can now be imprisoned and executed without due process. All that is required to terminate the liberty and life of an American citizen by his own government is an unaccountable decision somewhere in the executive branch.
No doubt that Americans, if they think of this at all, believe that it will only happen to terrorists who deserve it. But as no evidence or due process is required, how would we know that it only happens to terrorists?
Can we really trust a government that has started wars in SEVEN countries on the basis of falsehoods?
If the US government will lie about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction in order to invade a country, why won’t it lie about who is a terrorist?
If we are under such a terrorist threat that the Constitution has to be suspended or replaced by unaccountable executive action, how come all the alleged terrorist cases are sting operations organized by the FBI?
In eleven years there has not been a single case in which the “terrorist” actually decided for himself to commit a terrorist attack!
In the eleven years since 9/11, acts of domestic terrorism have been miniscule if they even exist. What justifies the enormous and expensive Department of Homeland Security? Why does Homeland Security have military-equipped Special Response Teams with armored vehicles?
Who are the targets of these militarized units?
What is Homeland Security’s motivation in creating a Homeland Youth? Is the new FEMA Corps a disguise for a more sinister purpose, a Hitler Youth group, as Internet sites suggest?
Why did not Romney ask Obama why he is working to overturn the federal court’s ruling that US citizens cannot be subject to indefinite detention in violation of the US Constitution? Is it because Romney and his neoconservative advisers agree with Obama and his advisers? If so, then why is one tyrant better than another?
Why has the US constructed a network of detainment camps, for which it is hiring “internment specialists”?
Why does the US Army now have a policy for “establishing civilian inmate labor programs and civilian prison camps on Army installations”?

Here is Rachel Maddow’s report on how Obama criticizes the neoconservative Bush/Cheney regime for violations of the US Constitution and US statutory law and then does the same thing himself.
How did the presidential debates avoid the fact of Predator Drones flying over us here in the domestic United States of America? What is the purpose of this? Why are the smallest police forces in the most remote locations being equipped with armored cars?
I have seen them.
In small lily-white communities north of Atlanta, Georgia, communities of sub-million dollar MacMansions have militarized police with armored cars and automatic weapons. SWAT teams in full military gear are everywhere

WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT? WHAT COUNTRY ARE WE IN? IS THIS AMERICA?

These small semi-rural areas will never see a terrorist or experience a hostage situation. Yet, they are all armed to the teeth! They are so heavily armed that they could be sent into combat against the Third Reich or the Red Army!
Any such questions run afoul of the assumption of America’s moral perfection. No such debate will ever happen.
In the 21st century, US citizens became nonentities. They are brutalized by the police whose incomes their taxes pay. American citizens, for protesting some injustice or for no cause at all, are beaten, arrested, tasered and even murdered.
The police, paid by the public, beat up paralyzed people in wheel chairs.
They frame the very people who telephone them for help against criminals.
They taser grandmothers and small children.
They shoot down in cold blood unarmed citizens who have done nothing except lose control of themselves, either through alcohol, drugs, or rage.
Brainwashed Americans pay large taxes at every level of government for protection against gratuitous violence, but what their taxes get them is gratuitous violence against themselves BY THE POLICE.

Police state America
Where Jews rig the race!—
Did you vote for the fist
That flattens your face?
— Lasha Darkmoon, Lullaby
Every American, except for the small number of mega-rich who control Washington, can be arrested and dispossessed, on the basis of nothing but a spurious allegation by some member of the executive branch. He might want your wife, your girlfriend, your property. He might want to settle a score with you. He might want to exterminate you if you happen to be his rival or competitor.
In America today, law serves the powerful. Justice? There’s no such thing. In effect, there is no law. There is no justice. There is only unaccountable power.
What is the point of a vote when the outcome is the same?
Both candidates represent the interests of the military/security complex, agribusiness, the offshoring corporations, the suppression of unions and workers, the total demise of civil liberty and the US Constitution.
Both candidates represent the interests of Israel, not the interests of the US.
In the US today, the power of money rules. Nothing else is in the equation.
Why vote to lend your support to the continuation of your own exploitation? Every time Americans vote, it is a vote for their own extinction.

THIS IS WHAT YOU’RE VOTING FOR

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Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts is an economist, commentator and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury

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