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One Emergency Away

Katrina is being used as a pretext to destroy local cooperation and extend the reach of the Federal government.
Since Katrina hit the Gulf Coast the subject on TV and in the news has been the slow response by FEMA. This may be deliberate on the part of the Bushies. They used 9/11 as a pretext for curtailing the civil rights of many citizens and to legitimize spying on domestic protesters on the groups that they presented a "security risk." We have had calls for more and more forms of ID "Papers, please?" and people have gotten used to being stopped and searched. Now Katrina has given them the excuse to implement the next step. They purposely slowed the response of the Federal resources knowing that the state and local organizations would be overwhelmed. Although at first glance it would appear that this reflected badly on them, it has led to the result they desired. They know that their opposition has its strength in the local areas. If the locals were allowed to handle the emergency they would be strengthened and people would start looking more toward organizations like the anti-war coalitions all over the US. They decided to take a hit and allowed people to "force" them to take more power through FEMA. Notice that FEMA in New Orleans is run by an Admiral and though they pretend to be a civilian agency they are run and manned by the military. With FEMA being touted as THE agency that is responsible for all disaster operations, they hope to take more and more power from the local institutions leaving FEMA, run by die-hard Bushies controlling emergency response for the entire US. At that point we are one emergency away from a Presidential declaration of emergency which would suspend civil rights, sweep aside local government (especially Democrats) and replace them with FEMA appointed (Bushie) zealots. At this point it appears that it is working beautifully. The TV and newspapers are full of stories begging FEMA to take over where ever an "emergency" is declared.
you're right 16.Sep.2005 11:42

they're gaming us with a kind of high, organic hegelianism

the prevailing circumstances can best be understood as an inside joke to which the great mass isn't privy.

those in the know are religiously committed to a machiavellian lawlessness leading to creative destruction from which the benefit (be it in the form of power, profits, or position). At the same time, they have the rest of us dutifully believing in the big lie about there being rules and rights and a democratic order.

now, as for the mechanics of what is happening in NOLA, you can see that the disaster has allowed for the perpetration of "the act" of gross negligence towards the populace, the successful commission of which forced "the reaction" in the form of a public out-cry, and that allowed the original actors to impose their authoritarian federal "solution". the 19th century german idealist philosopher, frederich hegel, would have marked these stages as the 1)thesis--2)the antithesis--and 3)the synthesis.

put more simply, i'm afraid something is terribly amiss in the homeland and the over-class has clearly gotten it into their heads to game us into a tyranny.

these plutocrats are ascending now; and, as such, things can only get worse for the rest of us.

Oops, we messed up, now give us more money and power 16.Sep.2005 20:37

Monochromo

Listen to what Bush said at his most recent speech in Louisiana. He basically said "We need greater emergency management oversight by the federal government, and greater involvement of the military."

Same old story. "We messed up, we need more money and power." Thats right. Create a problem, wait for the public outrage for justification of their next move, then step with their "solution". Slowly, incrementally, tightening the noose around our necks one step at a time.

Are you beginning to see how this works folks if you haven't already?

Crackdown on Selected Looters. (Only the Small Fry) 19.Sep.2005 10:48

Tom

I agree with both commenters before me. This crisis was as much created artificially as naturally. It was readily sensationalised by the MSM when among the bewildered and abandoned masses of people, who have taken food, appeared a few looters who also took television or other non-essentials. These altercations of course required the harshest measures to fight. (40 thousand military personnel, countless militerised police, snipers, shoot to kill orders, martial law etc.) Meanwhile in Iraq three helicopterful of freshly minted money on pallets disappeared last year costing 8 $ Billion. That hardly raised an eyebrow in the corporate media.