I’ve been doing some light reading on this new fangled National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and realized that it is not so new after all. The bill which is meant to protect U.S. citizens against “terrorism”, has actually been presented and voted into action for the past 48 years and until now, there have been minor to no problems with the law.
Although many people are unaware of the longevity of this bill, the reason why citizens are so riled up now is that the 2012 bill presents new sections that will grant the government the right to hold U.S. citizens in military prisons (including Guantanamo Bay) on suspicion alone.
I think its very interesting that this new section of the NDAA has been added at the time that is was. Maybe there is some sort of connection between the Occupy movements and this new section. If the government is granted the right to indefinitely detain its citizens, then the government could easily wipe out any emerging figureheads in the movement. Because of this, the NDAA can be viewed as somewhat of a scare tactic to keep forefront protesters at bey. Without the emergence of such a figurehead, the Occupy movement could potentially lose momentum before it really begins. So I wonder, who is going to step up and help lead this movement?
From what I gather, this movement supports community and equality but I fear the life it will not progress until someone steps up and puts their own neck on the line- only when the government arrests this person “for suspicion” can all hell break fucking lose.
What I am trying to say is this, the NDAA includes sections that attack YOUR personal rights as a human being and citizen of this country. By wrapping these new sections up in bullshit about protecting us from “terror”, we forget to check our own government to make sure this isn’t an act of terror and instead, get comfortable, and say “thank you” to the system that is extorting us.
Someone needs to step up- it doesn’t make any damn sense that there are 50 Miss USA pageant contestants and only 2 politicians we can choose from.
Oh! One more thing, they passed these new sections on the 220th anniversary of the signing of the Bill of Rights. Scumbag politicians.
And that my friends, is why the NDAA is NOT wicked awesome.