February 11, 2013

“Must Watch Video: Is the NDAA Lawsuit Headed to the Supreme Court?”

Were Bush still President, we’d hear no end to this suit.  But because Obama has the reins — and as a progressive, all he does is axiomatically good and right and proper and, well, progressive — the propaganda arm of the statist coup has determined that you all needn’t worry yourselves over what is essentially a tool that, when put in the proper, progressive hands, will most certainly be used for good.  Therefore, the charges that should the administration prevail we will have created a de facto (and largely sub rosa) military police state,  are too potentially upsetting — especially to the right wing fringe with their Constitution fetish — to justify giving the case widespread media coverage.

Best to let progress happen quietly behind the scenes in cases such as this.  The ends justifying the means and all.

Liberty Blitzkrieg:

For those of you that aren’t up to speed, one of the most popular posts I ever wrote was NDAA: The Most Important Lawsuit in American History that No One is Talking About.  Basically, Section 1021 of the NDAA allows for the indefinite detention of American citizens without charges or a trial.  Journalist Chris Hedges and several others sued Obama on the grounds of it being unconstitutional.  Judge Katherine Forrest agreed and issued an injunction on it.  This was immediately appealed by the Obama Administration to a higher court, which promptly issued a temporary stay on the injunction. Yesterday, oral arguments began in front of this aforementioned higher court; the 2nd Circuit.  As Chris Hedges states in the interview below, if they win the case then it will likely be brought in front of the Supreme Court within weeks. On the other hand, if the Obama Administration wins and the Supreme Court refuses to hear the appeal, Hedges states: “at that point we’ve just become a military dictatorship.”

It’s difficult to maintain that a progressive takeover resulting in a system of liberal fascism maintained by a beneficent police state is a “soft coup,” as I’ve been saying, and yet that’s what we’re witnessing — precisely because so much of the takeover is happening on the structural level, through law, regulation, and language.

It’s the evolution of the Marxist revolution adopted to an ostensible free-market, representative republican paradigm; and the Gramscian long-march through our various institutions has prepared the ground for the appeals necessary to convince a free people it is in their best interests to surrender their sovereignty willingly to the state.

After all, you don’t thing the push for gun control, when coupled with attacks on the validity or relevance of the Constitution, or with the academic push to delegitimate the idea of rugged individualism or, on a slightly more populist level, individual responsibility, are some sort of ideological coincidence, do you?

This is an orchestrated, multi-pronged attack.

What waits on the other side? Well, at least some people believe it to be well-ordered paradise. While others recognize the hell that is coming.

And it’s the latter who have history on their side.

(h/t JHo)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 11:30am

Comments (12)

  1. Whenever someone tries to create heaven on earth, they create hell on earth instead, and they don’t even realize what they have done.

  2. People who support these measures uniformly think that they’ll be the ones wearing the jackboots.

    Or at least, that the jackboot will never land on *THEIR* face.

    History shows that they generally think wrong.

  3. It’s an attack on the family, traditional religion, civic organizations, and anything else that intermediates between the all-entangling Leviathan and the atomized individal.

  4. Ernst –

    OK – but to be fair it has its drawbacks, too…

  5. “I don’t know what you mean by ‘glory,’?” Alice said.
    Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. “Of course you don’t — till I tell you. I meant ‘there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!’?”
    “But ‘glory’ doesn’t mean ‘a nice knock-down argument’,” Alice objected.
    “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
    “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
    “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master — that’s all.”

    Substitute anything you value for ‘glory’ above.

  6. Somehow or other it is difficult to picture Chris Hedges holding a Constitution fetish remotely recognizable in the thoughts of the founders and framers, yet maybe wonders do never cease.

  7. Except the guy they interviewed (a) swallows the AGW crap hook, line, and sinker and (b) referred to Bush 43 as a moron, unlike Obama.

    Which, Obama is smarter than Bush only insofar as he’s a better liar and dissembler. Bush isn’t as dumb as he’s made out to be, and Obama’s nowhere near as smart as they say.

  8. What are we going to do tonight, Brain?
    The same thing we do every night. Immanentize the eschaton!

  9. Laws? We don’t need no stinking laws.

    President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed at working around a recalcitrant Congress, including policies that could allow struggling homeowners to refinance their mortgages, provide new protections for gays and lesbians, make buildings more energy-efficient and toughen regulations for coal-fired power plants, according to people outside the White House involved in discussions on the issues. …

    These and other potential actions suggest that Obama is likely to rely heavily on executive powers to set domestic policy in his second term.

  10. Parker says February 11, 2013 at 11:48 am
    People who support these measures uniformly think that they’ll be the ones wearing the jackboots.
    Or at least, that the jackboot will never land on *THEIR* face.
    History shows that they generally think wrong.


    Time to queue up the Bezmenov video, yet again, and scroll to the part where he explains the Useful Idiots of the revolution.

  11. Politics is funny.

    Chris Hedges was considered a lamentable idiot on the right for going after POTUS authority on drone strikes; now he’s a serious guy and the Left? It’s keeping things really quiet.

  12. Well, at first it will only be a hell for those who see it for what it is.

    It will eventually become a hell to everyone else when they realize they’re worse off now than they were before the Progs took over but by then it will be too late to do anything non violent to correct the problem.

    Sadly, it will take too long for a majority to see it and by then another generation will have been lost and the United States of America will be just a dream of a golden age of the past.