The wave of new domestic police state powers is an unbelievable horror movie sequel to The Patriot Act, echoing its worst excesses.January 30, 2021
Glenn Greenwald: The New Domestic War on Terror is Coming!
The last two weeks have ushered in a wave of new domestic police powers and rhetoric in the name of fighting “terrorism” that are carbon copies of many of the worst excesses of the first War on Terror that began nearly twenty years ago. This trend shows no sign of receding as we move farther from the January 6 Capitol riot. The opposite is true: it is intensifying.
This is all driven by a radical expansion of the meaning of “incitement to violence.”
The entire article by Glenn Greenwald is highly recommended reading. His conclusion is sobering and is an accurate prediction of what is coming…
The first War on Terror ended up being wielded primarily on foreign soil but it has increasingly been imported onto domestic soil against Americans. This New War on Terror — one that is domestic in name from the start and carries the explicit purpose of fighting “extremists” and “domestic terrorists” among American citizens on U.S. soil — presents the whole slew of historically familiar dangers when governments, exploiting media-generated fear and dangers, arm themselves with the power to control information, debate, opinion, activism and protests.