Albert Einstein knew the value of time. He watched clocks for hours upon hours and dreamed up scenario after scenario of what happens when we move through space and time and how that movement effected us all. And one thing he found throughout his revelations was that you needed a reference point if you are to truly understand where you are going and where you have been.
When it comes to Americans theses days, that reference point, is Sept 11th 2001. From that point on all of our lives changed. From that day on Red America became redder and Blue America somehow got a pie in the face. Religion became not a guideline but a founding father that we suddenly not only trusted but looked to for safety, purpose and reason, lest we loose our sanity in a world gone mad with anger. And to match the world’s hysteria America’s leaders have acted like fanatics throwing rock and roll records on a blazing bonfire and deemed that our inalienable rights are not so inalienable!
A steady dose of gut wrenching media has us all believing the barbarians are at the door and ready to carry our loved ones away in one fell swoop. Given the world we live in being vigilant is not such a bad idea. But in this I, me, mine, mind of everyday conservancy, being vigilant means no one can have any ice cream lest they be the rich and powerful. It all needs to be locked up until those in power declare it is safe for us. “Thank yu massah for takins such good care of ol’ Toby!” By Ice cream of course, you know I mean your rights.
The latest assault on our rights is currently being touted as most of the others were; “as in, for our own protection.” It’s an Executive Order that seeks among other things to take away your property if it is found that you do not support the current administrations agenda. Now we have already for the sake of our own protection lost the right to hear what we have been accused of when locked a way; the right not to be tortured till we tell what we know or never did know; and of course the right to a trial by a jury of our own peers. If you think a military tribunal is a trial of your peers, you’re reading the wrong blog.
This Executive Order basically says from what I have seen that if you are deemed anti war, or in any way affecting the peace of good old Iraq, the Secretary of the Treasury can take all your stuff. That includes your company if you own one and all your property including your funds. Of course while they are taking you away in the middle of the night, don’t expect all this to be in the paper come the next day. Those that took you have no legal reason to report it.
You can read this executive order yourself here and from there decide what your plan of action should be. It’s all pretty scary. You can write your Congressman an e-mail and tell him to oppose this one, if you are so inclined. I recently read that the Government of France listens to its people, because it is scared of them while here in America we the people are scared of our Government and that is why it doesn’t listen to us. Before Sept 11th I would never have dreamed that to be true, but I have a different reference point for that now, and you should too!