"Once America enters a period of martial law, which would be declared in the name of "democracy" and "freedom", we may NEVER get back true democracy and freedom for many years."
The website at GlobalResearch.ca has compiled a lot of evidence that the Bush administration is considering ways and means of canceling the upcoming Federal elections. Not only that, there is ample evidence presented to show that Al Qaeda is and always was a collaborative agent of the U.S. Government, and for all we know, still may be. We also know that the principal players in this administration called for a new "Pearl Harbor - type event" to start the war on terrorism and there is not reason to doubt that another such event may be used as a method for the Bushites to maintain hold on power, at least temporarily.
But there is more to consider. The Association for the Study of Peak Oil tells us that we may be at or very close to the Hubbert Peak of international oil production. There is great reason to believe that international chaos will ensue, not to mention total collapse of the economic, securities and political systems when the public realizes the realities of the age we are living in. And if and when the public decides to hold the politicians of both parties accountable, there could be revolution.
Certainly the leaders of both American political parties know about Peak Oil, including Kerry/Edwards, yet public discussion is off the table. For this reason, a new possibility emerges regarding maintenance of control of the nation by the status quo, which includes the wealthy, corporate elite of BOTH political parties. A terrorism event could be manufactured in which martial law is declared and maintained indefinitely. A fascinating possibility is that both political parties could work together to ensure maintenance of pseudo-democracy in America by a collaborative effort to maintain/share power without elections, without exercises of democracy by the American people. Martial law could be used to suppress the masses, to stifle the flow of information, to subdue American "insurgency".
Already, we know that the Project for the New American Century called for extending war to cyber-space, and it is well within reason to contemplate control over the entire Internet by military monitoring, with arrest of "seditious" speech by anyone at any time. The U.S. military, if it chose, working with the national intelligence services, could identify and suppress free speech on the Internet and make it virtually impossible for free speech, truth, and citizen action to undermine the police state that would be deemed necessary for the "security" of the nation.
OF THIS NATURE SHOULD SURPRISE US!
Once America enters a period of martial law, which would be declared in the name of "democracy" and "freedom", we may NEVER get back true democracy and freedom for many years.
Think about it.