By Stephen Lendman
March 23, 2020 "Information
Clearing House" -
Crises are opportunities for
ruling authorities to institute policies not easily
introduced during normal times.
Post-9/11 and at other extraordinary times, the
public is willfully deceived to believe that by
sacrificing personal freedoms, greater security is
possible — not realizing that both will be lost.
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. The
cost of its loss is tyranny — the US and West far
advanced toward it’s becoming full-blown.
Protecting public health to prevent COVID-19 from
spreading by stay-at-home orders, state and
community lockdowns, and social distancing reflect
common sense policymaking.
Overstepping occurs if martial law is declared
and constitutional rights are suspended — what
tyrannical police state rule is all about.
Post-9/11, US hardline rule became reality by
presidential executive orders, national and homeland
security presidential directives, and enactment of
police state laws — along with actions against
designated domestic and foreign adversaries,
dissent, civil liberties, human rights, and other
State-sponsored indefinite detentions,
assassinations, extraordinary renditions, military
commission trials, torture, mass surveillance, and
other extrajudicial actions were instituted and
remain in place on the phony pretext of protecting
national security at a time when America’s only
enemies are invented.
For nearly two decades, the US has been waging
war OF terrorism, not on it, at home and abroad — a
bipartisan coup d’etat on world peace, equity,
justice and the rule of law.