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S. 1959 and the Great Social Divide

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Put it this way: When a family member of mine sat in a public café in then-Iron Curtain-controlled Budapest, she mentioned the word “government” and our friends immediately jumped all over her: “SSShhhhHHHH!” And this, my friends, came as a result of neighbor being recruited as spy against neighbor. That’s a hint:

Eureka, I’ve got it! Now I know why they are trying to pass S 1959! The Homegrown Terrorism and Violent Radicalization Act is dividing our country, already and even before being passed into law (fear ye thy “terrorist” American neighbor!)

Assumptions motivate or de-motivate, yielding activist pro-activity or non-activity. So it’s important to question assumptions:

How many protestors commit violent acts? The question will answer itself. Because after all, these so-called “homegrown terrorists” and “violent radicalists”, while they do exist, also occur so rarely that they are practically non-existent to begin with.

The obvious conclusion: The purpose of S. 1959 is to plant seeds of watchful suspicion. And there must be a clear purpose for that suspicion to be planted. What is it?

It’s already succeeding beautifully, before even being passed into law: S. 1959 already is pitting neighbor against neighbor. Not only will it result in us suspiciously eyeballing each other and uneducated people “turning each other in” for “coercing” the government----ie holding them accountable-----but (here’s the big “But“) :


See the email I received to illustrate the interactive dynamics in living color:

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First, by asking the activist organization below why they are not collecting email signatures to topple S. 1959, it was immediately assumed that I myself support violent activity. Not so! Instead, I know that we already have laws to quell violence, and that it is not necessary and is even suspicious to target activists and college students (very strategic) for such legislating.

Second, it was stated to me in vociferous terms that if I supported such violence (an assumption, once again) that I would be dropped from this grassroots organization’s email alerts!

See how the bill ALREADY is working to break up the grassroots membership and cause disharmony? Before it even has been passed into law? Could this be the entire purpose of S. 1959?

So in order not to repeat such mistakes in the future, please let’s learn from all the points stressed (and interactive scenarios illustrated) in this email below:

----- Original Message -----

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From: The P.E.N.


Sent: Friday, December 07, 2007 11:21 PM

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This quote summarizes the nature of my concerns and the content of personal experiences which stir my activism: "Necessity is the plea for every infringement on human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves". --Paul (more...)

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