For that matter, so did Cartoon Pig Dog. Now how would these two nice people scare someone they’ve never met?
Words, my friends, words… and you should be scared too… If you aren’t I hope that by the end of this article, you’ll write your own blog entry titled “SwinePrincess Scared Me”.
I beg you to please take the time to read Naomi Wolf’s two articles in Huffington Post: The Plan Part I and The Plan Part II: Sarah “Evita” Palin, the Muse of the Coming Police State.
In my opinion, we (the people of the United States of America) may well have suffered what amounts to a catastrophic failure. Alarmist language, you say? I hope so. We have been asleep. Snoozing for 8 years. Lulled into a false sense of security by the person who seized the opportunity presented or (according to theorists — some with tinfoil hats, some without) created the opportunity, we have failed to recognize some very important signs along the way. Wolf outlines ten steps to a totalitarian, fascist government: they are (from Daily Paul):
The ten steps:
1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy
2. Create a gulag
3. Develop a thug caste (Blackwater USA)
4. Set up an internal surveillance system
5. Harass citizens’ groups
6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release
7. Target key individuals
8. Control the press
9. Dissent equals treason
10. Suspend the rule of law
I implore you to take 43 minutes out of your life and listen to Naomi Wolf’s brilliant discussion of the subject on YouTube. Wolf is even more compelling in the video than in writing. She is a reasonable, non-threatening (as she calls herself) short Jewish woman who is the mom of a teenager…and when she speaks she could be giving a history lesson and is… she discusses the actions taken by Hitler and Germany leading up to Hitler’s totalitarian regime in a calm, reasonable, non-hysterical way that almost, not quite, but almost, makes you want to say… well it can’t be THAT bad. But that calmness makes you realize that it is that bad.
Listening to her, I was reminded of a close friend of my mom’s who, at the age of 5 with her mother, father and 2 year old brother and infant sister, escaped from Germany into France, made their way across France, got on a boat and came to the US in 1940. “Paula” (we’ll call her) was told by her mother (I am weeping as I type this so please excuse any typos) “I can’t carry you because I have to carry your sister. Your father has to carry your brother, so you have to run from tree to tree. Hide from anyone who might see you because those people want to hurt you. Stay close to me Paula, but hide if you see anyone.”
Sounds like movie dialog right? But it isn’t. I have heard her tell the story. Put yourself in Paula’s mother’s shoes for a moment… Three children, two adults, what do you do? Can you imagine having to tell your 5 year old to hide from the bad people who were coming to kill her? I have a five year old niece. She is smart enough to take care of her self if she were told this. She would take it seriously. I can’t accept that it would come to this, but then, there’s Paula.
If I am paranoid, it is with good reason. See I also knew people Paula’s age who had numbers tattooed on their forearms. Paula didn’t because her parents woke up before it was too late.
We have to wake up earlier than Paula’s parents. We have to wake up now and stop this before it gets to the point where we have to figure out how we are going to cross a border into Canada or Mexico.