Solutions would require sharing some of their gold pile, they’d rather everything burn to the ground than do that.Thanks for the links. Both OG articles were well written. The Reichstag fire is an important event to remember how easily FF's can result in the loss of constitutional liberties. I liked the quote from Huey Long about fascism which led me to look up his history. I'm thinking now about a local Share Our Wealth club. It's good to know there are leftist activists like Johnstone and several others speaking out against increased policing based on dubious, hyperbolic narratives. I'll be reading more about the 2012 NDAA you referenced as it's critical to understanding the dangerous path America is headed down.
The Atlantic piece shows again there is a faction of the intelligence/security community determined to silence all speech that opposes their interests. Every one of these biased articles source the ADL to help define how the public is supposed to react to mass shootings or hateful speech. It's obvious what groups are continually forcing the "white supremacy" narrative- an extreme minority exhibiting power through over-representation. Shouldn't it be a concern when all the heads of the DHS's CVE branch (Countering Violent Extremism) leave their posts for the ADL? We deserve a wider range of opinions in our policy discussions.
To comment on what the Zone was describing, I'm also frustrated by attempts to railroad entire populations and varying issues into solutions requiring increased surveillance. The picture the ADL paints of the US is a lie. I've lived here for decades and can agree there is some hatred between ethnic groups but these attitudes are extremely fringe. The reality and source of friction is that we're all poor! 5% of the population owns 75% of the wealth here. We don't live in a democracy; this is a decaying empire. I'll argue to my dying breath that if we could invest in inner cities, invest in distant rural communities, the stress and divisions among our demographics will magically disappear. As we've all said the elites don't want solutions; their only answer is technocratic control over populations.