|Chicago bound last week|
Last weekend when thousands were marching around Chicago during the NATO summits, they used the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act, signed in March by Obama, exactly as we knew they would.
In some ways, it was more like a test run. There weren't hoards, at least yet, of felony arrests, but still the act was used in an attempt to thwart the right to protest. They'll get it done better for next time, for next year. They've got their little conventions coming up after all, and the campaign. Good times for all.
I am not chicken little saying the sky is falling. The country is not on the verge of fascism, all of our civil liberties are not gone, yet. But make no mistake about, THEY know what they know, and, in the end, THEY believe they know what is best for THEIR security and for THEIR way of life.
The truth is, I don't care what Act they pass, they are not going to stop people from protesting or from resisting the Empire's militarization and the policing of all our lives. They may make it tough, but they are the ones taking on the direction of history.
The following is from Indian Country Today.