Saturday, November 28, 2015

The War on Terror is not aimed at terror

It's aimed at Democracy:
At least 24 climate activists have been put under house arrest by French police, accused of flouting a ban on organising protests during next week’s Paris climate summit, the Guardian has learned.

One legal adviser to the activists said many officers raided his Paris apartment and occupied three floors and a staircase in his block.

French authorities did not respond to requests for comment but lawyers said that the warrants were issued under state of emergency laws, imposed after the terror attacks that killed 130 people earlier this month.
Ah, those convenient emergency laws.  For "safety", of course.  Relax, citizen: if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear, right?
The author and climate change campaigner, Naomi Klein, accused French authorities of “a gross abuse of power that risks turning the summit into a farce”.

“Climate summits are not photo opportunities to boost the popularity of politicians,” she told the Guardian. “Given the stakes of the climate crisis, they are by their nature highly contested. That is democracy, messy as it may be. The French government, under cover of anti-terrorism laws, seems to be trying to avoid this, shamefully banning peaceful demonstrations and using emergency powers to pre-emptively detain key activists.”
The Elites are utterly uninterested in democracy, and in fact (as shown by the immigration policies on both sides of The Pond) are doing their very best to elect a new People - one that will be more democratically supportive of their policy preferences.

This is actually the entirety of what you need to know to fully understand the Trumpening.  Europe is (as always) more ideologically committed than we re, and so is more fully screwed than we are.  They'd be lucky to get a Donald Trump.  Instead, there will be multiple fascist governments there in two years.

The paniced Elites, of course, will try to quash the elections.  That bucket of liquid is handy to douse the flames, even if it may be petrol.


Comrade Misfit said...


As soon as the FBI got increased power to fight terror, thy used them for everything. Police all around the country began setting up "free speech zones" as though the Constitution only applied inside their pens.

It's everywhere.

Paul Bonneau said...

"The Elites are utterly uninterested in democracy"

That might be overstating it. I suspect they find democracy useful as a fig leaf for their oligarchy.

As to terror, the people pointing at it everywhere, have 3 fingers pointing back at themselves (not sure about where the thumb points...)

Old NFO said...

Have to agree with Paul on this one...

cecilhenry said...


Just like 'hate speech laws' merely allow the government to control those they hate.

More government, less freedom, more tyranny.

It must stop.

Old 1811 said...

Interesting how just one president ago, dissent was the highest form of patriotism, but now dissent is racism and sedition. I can't keep it all straight anymore.