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totalitarian country?

Never have I experienced such cynicism, trepidation and sorrow as I’ve been feeling lately.

For once in my life, I am truly afraid.

Is America becoming a totalitarian country?


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Oct. 20th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
Seriously, I am afraid.
At this point, nothing can surprise me anymore. I've always known these things that I'm seeing now would come to pass, but not in our lifetime.

Seriously, I am suddenly so very afraid.
Re: Seriously, I am afraid. - poetpaladin - Oct. 20th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 20th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
Authoritarian at the least. The Bill of Rights gets chipped at steadily by both major parties. I wonder if anything'll be left in 100 years. :(
Oct. 20th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
The U.S. Constitution has always been Americas Bible.

At the rate it's going, I don't believe there will be anything left of The Bill of Rights within the next year!
Oct. 20th, 2006 03:23 am (UTC)
This my friend is why I will never surrender my weapons. I honest expect them to go after people in my lifetime. I only hope to kill 2 before they get me.
Oct. 20th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
Re: Future
We've had slavery, child labor, forced sterilization of Native Americans, internment of Japanese-Americans, etc. America's noble past is really... a myth. The closest we got to something approaching some kind of freedom was the 1990s.
Agreed. - jasonecaesar - Oct. 20th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Agreed. - playgirl - Oct. 20th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Agreed. - jasonecaesar - Oct. 21st, 2006 08:42 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Future - playgirl - Oct. 20th, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 20th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
if we don't get rid of the Republicans it will they want us all to be there slaves It looks like we might get rid of one here he was found with his hands in the cookie jar and he is way back in the polls :)

I am sorry if I missed spelled any thing
Oct. 20th, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
Spelling is unimportant...
Don't worry about the spelling, Sweety Pie. I suck at spelling, and lots of other things.

There comes a time when spelling is unimportant. What are important are the thoughts we are desperately trying to convey.
Oct. 20th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
remember playgirl...

war is peace
freedom is slavery
ignorance is strength


you decide.
Oct. 20th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
Re: remember playgirl...
What does 1984 mean?
Re: remember playgirl... - nahele_101 - Oct. 20th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 20th, 2006 07:23 am (UTC)
The United States can become a totalitarian country, we've made some serious miss-steps as of late. I think they can be recovered from though, I trust that they will.
Oct. 20th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
I honestly believe ...
I honestly believe what this country once stood for, is lost forever, my friend!
Re: I honestly believe ... - pggmilltn - Oct. 21st, 2006 12:45 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 20th, 2006 10:50 am (UTC)
First it was the "Patriot act." It takes away prevention of unawful search and ceasure. Then this new bill with basically destroys habeus corpus. i'm sick of partisan politics.
Oct. 23rd, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
Can't understand how ONE person came to such a point, where he has ALL thepower, to do things for which THE PEOPLE, are against.
Oct. 20th, 2006 11:47 am (UTC)
Is America becoming a totalitarian country?

Yes we ARE...and the Storm Troopers are cuming coming!!

Well it seems ALL societies slide into decay...lets hope its not during our life time!!!
Oct. 20th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
With my heart filled with sorrow, I say my friend, it has already begun.
Oct. 20th, 2006 11:54 am (UTC)
Girl! Where have you been for the last 6 years!

Oct. 20th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
Where have I been?
Where have I been?

In Disneyland, as the Night Stalker, Richard Ramirez once said!
Re: Where have I been? - dirtywhiteboi - Oct. 20th, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 20th, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)
No, but it's becoming more authoritarian, and that always happens during wartime. Us versus them nonsense, thoughtless chauvinism masquerading as patriotism, etc. We've survived far worse presidents than the incumbent, however.
Oct. 20th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
We won't survive ...
We won't survive this one, my friend.
Re: We won't survive ... - nsingman - Oct. 20th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 20th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
unfortunately with the slow death of the founding father's ideals over the past 6 or so years leads to only one conclution.........only if we as individuals let it.

However, when you look at polling records vs. population of age and avalibility to vote. and the fact that the election was pretty much handed to Bush by the powers that be in this country(i.e. corperate sponsors)

and that the so called special powers that keep getting enacted and handed to our president against all sanity and constitutionality.

etc.etc.et all the list could take me days to type.

so.........your question seems a bit late.........we have already become (or at least have started down the oh so soiled and solid path) to totalitarianism..............but again.......only we as individuals can stop it. And not just by voting.
Oct. 23rd, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
I still cannot believe all this. It is pretty obvious that this country is being run NOT by the people, and for the people, but by ONE man.

I realize I'm going a little crazy, but I can't help recalling the Holocaust. I keep asking myself if it's possible that history will repeat itself, only this time, we will be the victims.
Oct. 20th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
scary ideed.....fear could be what is needed to motivate people....not fear of terrorism but fear of the Great Protector
Oct. 20th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
Unless people stand up and fight it, yes.
Oct. 20th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
NO....it is a pendulum...it swings to the right...then to the middle...then to the left....then to the middle....then....

So don't worry.....it will go to the other extreme...after going through the middle again....

Oct. 20th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
it is a pendulum
My question is, when the pendulum goes to the other extreme, will my neck be in the middle of it all?
Re: it is a pendulum - a_phoenix - Oct. 21st, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 20th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
I think that the American people take a long time to wake up plus some of them aren't capable of waking up. If we look at Congress, the main goal of each Congressman/woman seems to be to keep getting re-elected. Between lobbyists and donations from big business, it is near impossible to do what's best for the country and still raise the money to get re-elected.

In addition, the pressure on Congreesmen/women who are of the party in power to go along with their party is enormous resulting in some terrible decisions.

And since 9/11 we have seen a terrible erosion of our Constitution in the name of fighting terrorism. In addition, we having been fighting another Vietnam war because the people in power are not wise enough in their decision making.

Put this all together, and we are barreling down the road to totalitarianism. Will enough Americans wake up in time to demand the changes? Will people get elected who really care about our Constitution?

Maybe the next 20-30 years will tell. (My opinion).
Oct. 23rd, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
I agree with everything you've stated here.

And we continue to sleep. I don't understand why.
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