"ICH" - - Those were the magic words of the time:
(Translation: “Papers, Please.”)
Hearing those words, even now, causes dull echoes of sounds
akin to bodies hitting dirt, or bullets penetrating flesh to thud
into my mind. Because,
if those papers weren’t correctly in order, or, if you were a
Jew sneakily present in any place (including the grocery store)
which displayed the usual “NO JEWS OR DOGS ALLOWED” sign, you
were dead meat--literally. And,
yes, of course I’m talking about my childhood as a little Jewish
kid in Nazi Germany.
one ever forgets stench. Whether
it is a long-forgotten encounter with a ripe skunk, or a ripe egg,
or a ripe decomposing body, once one of those odors has been
brain-documented, then even the slightest tinge of such an aroma
pops back up immediately, along with the circumstances under which
it first offended the nostrils.
that’s what’s happening now.
I smell the long-forgotten skunk, the long-forgotten rot of
fascism. What is
happening all around can no longer be denied. .
What I ran away from so desperately in 1938 is coming back
full circle. Only the
jack-boots have not yet arrived.
quite literally saved my life.
The love and gratitude deep in my heart for this country
will never go away. But
I’m scared now. Haunted by deep fear for the generations to
come, who may wind up as I did – looking over their shoulders,
scurrying for cover, mute with terror. And it hurts.
I’m some kinda elderly nut-job neurotically manufacturing
let’s look at the 82 billion dollar defense bill passed just a
few weeks ago, which (with a vote tally of 100 to 0) had the Real
ID Act hidden inside it. This law allows a national identification
process in which each and every person in the
will be on computer.
ID will be based on driver’s license applications, although it
isn’t just for driving. Just
like the infamous “Internal Passport” of Nazi Germany, no one
will need it unless needing to fly, cash checks, apply for jobs,
walk the streets, enter federal buildings -- or drive.
As stated in TIME
May 15, 2005
“If you are a wealthy recluse with liquid assets, it
doesn’t concern you.” Everyone
else better watch out!
Well, maybe that wealthy recluse had better watch out also.
After all, he/she might be of a forbidden religion, or of
suspicious racial origin.
“ID Theft” and legal “illegal surveillance?”
Real ID Act links driver’s licenses of all states, creating a
data base including the private details of
It mandates that your driver’s license share a common
machine-readable digital photo of you, all the better to track
your every movement. It
hands the federal government unfunded mandate power to dictate
what data all states must collect for license holders, including
everything from fingerprints to retinal scans”.
And, if you don’t drive, you’ll still need to submit to
the national ID card. How
else, after all, will the cop who doesn’t like the shape of your
face, or the fact that you are (God Forbid) wearing a turban get
to arrest you? Yes,
“Papiere Bitte” has
come home to roost.
folks, that’s only the beginning.
More technically sophisticated techniques will be
implemented as they occur.
If the Nazis had had electronic surveillance, phone bugging
and all else that the Patriot Act not only condones but advises,
there would have been an even tighter grip on the populace.
all, the Patriot Act is modeled directly after Gestapo methods:
Those 3:00 AM home intrusions – without warrant or reason for
arrest – will get our undesirable “domestic terrorists”
straight to the nearest version of Guantanamo with no need for
is currently building thirty seven
“detention centers” nationwide, and they’ll soon be filled
with persons who protest too much, or are simply of the wrong
all, it worked very well in
, successfully eliminating Jews,
Gypsies, and anyone willing to stand up, and refuse to “Hail
next? Well, it’s
already happening: The
Geneva Conventions were initiated after WW II to prevent the
insane war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated by Nazi
Germany from ever happening again. Now, with blithe
disregard of all of the above, the
not only institutes torture (not just
physical, but deliberately mental and emotional) on its prisoners,
but actually exports these folks to countries in which such
torture is governmentally approved.
domestic prison system has kept hidden
for years, is now right out there for everyone to applaud.
How long it will take before the prison guards tie together
the legs of a woman in labor and then make bets on how long it
will take her to die? After
all, that’s what guards did for fun in Nazi Germany.
Abu Ghraib, anyone?
you ask, “If that’s all true, why doesn’t the media expose
it all?” Now,
that’s such a classic example of Nazi strategy, it’s almost
funny. The Nazis took
over the media, folks. No
newspaper published a single sentence without governmental
approval, and propaganda was fed to the populace instead of news.
A TIME magazine
article, (April, 2005), gave illustrated examples of how the
current administration administers this process.
last but certainly not least, the Nazis took over the German
government in its entirety with one simple maneuver:
They simply took over the courts.
You know, like it’s happening right now, today, even as
we speak: Our
filibuster was busted, and those neo-con activist judges are a-sittin’
on the bench, ready to take over the Supreme Court.
Because, once that Supreme Court is co-opted, hey,
driver’s license ID cards are gonna be the least of our worries.
Ask me. I
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