The Death of Free Speech

Illustration by David Dees

Illustration by David Dees

“Free Political-Speech” was murdered in Chicago at the Democratic Convention of 1968, by the uniformed thugs of the mayor of Chicago. The ensuing riots during which television reporters were beaten on-camera; over the protests that were being held against the Viet Nam War—in the streets outside the Convention Center. No officers were punished, and from that day to this Americans have not had the right to protest at political conventions in the United States: Because the public did not protest this treatment then, or at any time since1968, we have now lost not just the right to speak freely but the constitution, and the entire Bill of Rights as well!

“For five days in August, the nation’s Democrats assembled in Chicago to nominate a presidential candidate at a convention that would quickly spiral out of control and reflect the domestic chaos of the Vietnam era. Between 10,000 and 15,000 demonstrators were arrayed against 12,000 police and 6,000 National Guard troops, with an international press contingent of more than 1,000 on hand to record events inside the International Amphitheatre and outside at locations from Lincoln Park to Grant Park. Chants of “the whole world is watching” were broadcast as hippies, Yippies and the National Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam (Mobe) clashed with police at dozens of locations. The climax came W… Show more»”

6:00 a.m. CST, March 6, 2012

Chicago’s star turn on the world stage was cut in half Monday after President Barack Obama made a surprise shift of the May G-8 international summit from his hometown to Camp David.

The full complement of downtown security concerns remains however. Chicago will keep the NATO meeting, meaning diplomats and protesters still will descend on Chicago by the thousands for a gathering of world leaders May 20-21.

The abrupt change of venue came after Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s host committee spent months pumping up the events as an international showcase for the city, important because both the G-8 and NATO gatherings hadn’t been held in the same city in three decades. (The crucial influence was the 1968 riots)

After the announcement Monday, the mayor’s office insisted that nothing had really changed. And no one was talking publicly about the miscalculation that Chicago would make a great place for G-8 leaders to hash out a broad range of economic, political and security issues.” (1)

Here is what came from our failure to keep our own government in check, because there are always CONSEQUENCES for every failure!

Yesterday this story was reposted from May 15, 2011 and I mistook it for something that I was expecting to happen. However, much of what was suggested in this story has already happened with the critical exception that congress has NOT YET actually voted on whether or not to begin

World War Three. Here’s part of that article.

“The United States Congress is set to vote on legislation that authorizes the official start of World War 3.

The legislation authorizes the President of the United States to take unilateral military action against all nations, organizations, and persons, both domestically and abroad, who are alleged to be currently or who have in the past supported or engaged in hostilities or who have provided aid in support of hostilities against the United States or any of its coalition allies.

The legislation removes the requirement of congressional approval for the use of military force and instead gives the President totalitarian dictatorial authority to engage in any and all military actions for an indefinite period of time.

It even gives the President the authority to launch attacks against American Citizens inside the United States with no congressional oversight whatsoever.

Just to recap, because that was a mouthful:

  • Endless War – The war will continue until all hostilities are terminated, which will never happen.
  • No Borders – The president will have the full authority to launch military strikes against any country, organization or person, including against U.S citizens on U.S soil.
  • Unilateral Military Action – Full authority to invade any nation at any time with no congressional approval required.
  • No Clearly Defined Enemy – The US can declare or allege anyone a terrorist or allege they are or have been supporting “hostilities” against the US and attack at will.
  • Authorization To Invade Several Countries – The president would have full authority to invade Iran, Syria, North Korea, along with several other nations in Africa and the Middle East and even Russia and China under the legislation all of which are “known” to have supported and aided hostilities against the United States.” (2)

What has happened between May 15, 2011 and March 16, 2012 is that all those powers mentioned in the story from last year have quietly gone into effect, without having asked the Congress to vote on these expanded powers—which is why I assumed that the story I sent out was real. I made a mistake and forwarded that story without looking at the actual date that was clearly visible on the original message. I also sent a correction immediately after that fact was pointed out.

Given all of the over-reaching that this government has routinely done since the riots of 1968 in Chicago until the present moment; it is literally amazing that we are not all in some kind of prison already. This country is dependent on the active involvement of all its citizens whenever anything concerning our freedoms or our rights is massively threatened: Yet we have chosen silence and even non-resistance in nearly every case since 1968. If Amerikans will not fight to save our own lives (and our supposed freedoms), then we shall deserve everything that is coming to us! Among the things we have chosen to ignore is the flag with Obama’s face having replaced the stars on the US flag that has flown over the Democratic Headquarters in Florida for months, before anyone even noticed that arrogant obscenity and finally demanded that this distortion of the American-flag be taken down. Contrast this act with this article that makes Free-Speech a Felony. (3)

Among other things this week the world is nearing the extinction of life in the oceans. Deek Jackson sums up the week and our absolute failures to even notice what the hell is going on anywhere; yesterday, today or quite possibly tomorrow – watch the FCK NEWS, and decide for yourself as to whether or not we are either sane or responsible for any of this behavior… (4)

Jim Kirwan

1) G-8 is pulled from Chicago but NATO Security Concerns and Global Spotlight Stay – 2 min 23 sec video

2) Congress to Vote on Declaration of World War 3

3) Free Speech/Protesting Is Now a Felony Punishable by Jail – 3 min 33 sec video

4) BOOBS BUTTS AND BOMBS – FKN NEWS 03/14/12  – 16 min video

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