Friday, February 18, 2011

Living in George Orwell's World

The book "1984" by George Orwell is unfortunately a portrayal of the world that we are rapidly approaching. The site "The American Dream" shows us how close we are to living in that bleak world:

America Is Slowly Transformed Into A Big Brother Police State Worse Than George Orwell's 1984

This story (below) may appear to be sensational at a glance, but similar stories have appeared in the news, and they are very real - not theoretical concerns:

This is worth reading and slowly digesting:

For a moment, imagine that you are awakened one night by a heavily-armed team of federal agents dressed in all black breaking into your home. As you confront them, they hand you a piece of paper that says that your son has been identified as a "terrorist" and that they are there to take him away.

They pull your son out of bed, they throw him on the floor and the use a taser on him repeatedly. Then they handcuff him and haul him away without telling you a thing about where they are taking him. Your son suddenly has no rights because the Patriot Act supersedes the U.S. Constitution.

That's right - because your son has been identified as a "terrorist" because of something that he has said on the Internet he no longer has any constitutional rights.

Your underage son is held indefinitely and is subjected to "enhanced interrogation" because he has been identified as a "threat".

You are not able to get your son back for years even though it turns out that he is completely and totally innocent. If you think that such a thing cannot happen to you then you are a fool, because this kind of thing is happening over and over across the United States and it is all legal because of the Patriot Act.

While most folks are "sleeping", there are accounts of this kind of draconian action occurring all across America.

America is rapidly turning into a horrible Big Brother police state and most of our politicians are fully supporting this transformation.

And both sides of the political aisle are guilty.

So is there anyone out there that we can vote for that will stand up for liberty and freedom?

The truth is that this is not a conservative issue and it is not a liberal issue.

This is an American issue.

But doesn't the Patriot Act keep us safe from terrorism?


It actually gets worse:

Just the other day Dr. Vahid Majidi, the FBI’s assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, admitted that even with all of our "security measures" the chance that the U.S. will be hit a weapon of mass destruction is 100 percent....

But even if the Patriot Act could keep us "safer", is that any reason for us to live the rest of our lives as "cattle" in a Big Brother police state that is becoming more like George Orwell's 1984 every single day?

Are we willing to forever renounce being "the land of the free and the home of the brave" just so that we can feel a bit more secure?

In the process, the America that we all once loved is rapidly being destroyed. Because of laws like the Patriot Act, our country now more closely resembles East Germany during the Cold War than the nation that our founding fathers originally established.

And this:

Government whistleblower Susan Lindauer, who has been arrested under the Patriot Act for protesting the Iraq war, recently authored an article in which she described why Americans should be much more frightened by the Patriot Act....

The American people are not nearly as frightened as they should be. Many Americans expect the Patriot Act to limit its surveillance to overseas communications. Yet while I was under indictment, Maryland State Police invoked the Patriot Act to wire tap activists tied to the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, an environmental group dedicated to wind power, solar energy and recycling. The DC Anti-War Network was targeted as a “white supremacist group.” Amnesty International and anti-death penalty activists got targeted for alleged “civil rights violations.”

Lindauer is speaking from experience when she talks about the Patriot Act. Just hope and pray that you never have to go through what she had to go through because of the Patriot Act....

I cannot forget. I cannot forget how I was subjected to secret charges, secret evidence and secret grand jury testimony that denied my right to face my accusers or their accusations in open court, throughout five years of indictment. I cannot forget my imprisonment on a Texas military base for a year without a trial or evidentiary hearing.

I cannot forget threats of forcible drugging and indefinite detention up to 10 years, until I could be “cured” of believing what everybody wanted to deny— because it was damn inconvenient to politicians in Washington anxious to hold onto power.

Interestingly and unexpectedly, this author recognizes the prophetic significance:

But the truth is that laws like the Patriot Act are transforming this nation into a totalitarian regime. We are becoming more like North Korea, Communist China, the USSR and Nazi Germany every single day.

As a Christian, I deeply oppose laws such as the Patriot Act. The Scriptures warn us of a time when a future world government will attempt to brutally dominate all the nations on the planet. Just read the book of Revelation some time.

Any law that takes our liberties and freedoms away is another step in the direction of totalitarianism. Every time another new law like the Patriot Act gets passed we get closer to the time when government completely dominates and controls every single aspect of our lives.

Christians should be loudly denouncing any attempt to strip our liberties and freedoms away. Christians should be loudly denouncing the destruction of our constitutional rights.

Transforming our government into a hardcore socialist police state and handing it all kinds of extreme "Big Brother" powers is not going to make us safer.

In the past, Americans would ready George Orwell's 1984 and would think that nothing like that could ever happen in the United States of America.

Well, it is happening in the United States of America.

Yep, we're marching directly into the Tribulation. Even in America.

But it had to happen this way. Everything we are seeing now is part of the overall plan. God's plan. Its all going down exactly as biblical prophecy would dictate.

Can we really be surprised?


DrNofog said...

And another sign of the times:

Seems the Benny Hinn - Paula White affair is back in the news here.

The "Lake Mary book publisher is suing televangelist and faith healer Benny Hinn, saying he violated a morality clause in their contract when he began an "inappropriate relationship" with another evangelist, and thus, must pay $250,000."

More reproach on the Name of Jesus...

God have mercy on us all.

Scott said...

DrNo - I actually saw that article earlier today.

What is even more tragic, is to read the "Paula White" story, and the tory of her and her husband, and that church in Florida - how it seemingly started out with the best intentions, but as it grew and the money started pouring in, things soured - and their relationship soured, and they both started acting out - and ended up getting divorced, etc etc...Vert sad story

Scott said...

Hey DrNo -

I found that reference to the earthquake #s. I was afraid the post below may scroll off and you would miss it. If you catch this comment, let me know and I'll provide that link