“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.
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.