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Demolishing Democracy

Published: January 11, 2012, Author: JayTaber

When modern states like Chile and the United States abandon all pretense of being democratic political entities, the citizenry and indigenous nations of these states have only one option left: civil disobedience. Diplomacy with these fully-owned corporate states is senseless; armed insurrection against these police states is suicide.

Within this scenario, pro-democracy scholars, activists and journalists are considered enemies of the state, which, given the total corruption of these institutions, is at least partially true. With the totalitarian tools enacted under Chilean and US laws, dissent is now considered terrorism, leaving little if any room for negotiation.

Back in 2006, US Senator Dianne Feinstein sought federal legislation to make it a federal crime to interfere in any way with a corporation. With Obama’s recent signing of the bill to allow secret, unlimited detention of US citizens, it appears Dianne’s dreams of a totalitarian state may yet come to fruition. How’s that for hope and change?

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