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Monday, April 7, 2008

The Holocaust is coming to AmeriKKKa!

Here in AmeriKKKa, MTV is speaking truth to power by letting us know how close we are to a total police state -- and a second Holocaust, naturally -- thanks to the evil BushMcHitlerBurton's Patriot Act.

Scaring kids to push forward a message? No problem!

Check out the PSAs they're running:




See? Thanks to the police state that is just seconds away from being enforced, seconds, I tell you, we could see the Holocaust happening here in AmeriKKKa anytime now. Thanks to MTV, we've been warned.

Thank God for the genius behind a TV channel that gave us such social gems like the Real World. This is clearly their area of expertise.

Hat Tips: Little Green Footballs and Hot Air

13 comments:

Baz said...

"Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither."
-- Benjamin Franklin

Jarrod said...
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Jarrod said...

That would be the leftist protester bastardized version of Ben Franklin.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

I know the real quote doesn't quite fit your agenda with the qualifiers attached, but if you're going to quote somebody, in polite society we tend to use the actual words they used.

I'm still trying to figure out what liberties I've given up, aside from being forced to wear clean socks when I fly, lest anyone at security think I can't afford to do my laundry and to call Osama Bin Laden on the phone and talk about the weather and sports because if I'm calling a terrorist on the phone it's perfectly innocent and nobody has any right to suspect otherwise.

Angry White Guy said...

I love how they think we live in a clone of Nazi Germany. Didn't they know that if we were, they would be killed for such ads?

Baz said...

Jarrod:
The difference between my paraphrase and the longer quote being... what exactly?

Maybe you don't think habeas corpus (sp?) is an essential liberty, but I think of it as a cornerstone of our legal system.

How about warrants? They're required for searches by the bill of rights. Not an essential liberty?

Wow. Glad you cleared that up.

I actually know someone who was arrested and held for over six months without charges under the Patriot Act because he's middle-eastern. He was denied phone calls and legal representation. His wife (a U.S. citizen) was eventually contacted by homeland security to inform her that he was in custody. His student visa had expired, but had a green card application in process, and had been waiting for it for over a year.

He was then deported to a country he had not lived in since he was a child, not speaking the language and without further explanation.

If you think this couldn't happen to a US citizen, you're kidding yourself.

Baz said...

oh, and my friend's offense? He was pulled over for speeding.

Angry White Guy said...

"The difference between my paraphrase and the longer quote being... what exactly?"

*snickers* How about you read the full quote again, think REALLY hard about it, and take a guess. It would be obvious to most children over the age of 8...

Baz said...

*snickers* How about you read the full quote again, think REALLY hard about it, and take a guess. It would be obvious to most children over the age of 8...

I'm a liberal idiot. Humor me. If you can...

Angry White Guy said...

So much for the illusion that Liberals are smarter.

The operitive word YOUR version leaves out is "temporary".

If you give up liberty for only a short-lived gain, then you're a fool who deserves neighter. But Franklin was a wise, and canny man, and was careful with his words.

Now that I have shown you the difference, perhaps you can try and tell us the difference...

Baz said...

Oh, that. You think the Patriot Act purchases permanent safety? Really? I think our enemies are more creative than that, so we have to be more creative in our defense strategy.

Moreover, what security do we gain by suspending habeas corpus? What security do we gain allowing warrantless searches? In fact, I think these suspensions hinder our ability to investigate terrorist networks.

Every sacrifice of liberty is dangerous, un-American, and brings us one step closer to becoming our enemies.

Angry White Guy said...

Name me a right (not a "freedom", but an actual constitutional right) that you have had infringed or lost because of the patriot act.

Angry White Guy said...

And lest I forget:

"Every sacrifice of liberty is dangerous, un-American, and brings us one step closer to becoming our enemies."

Then I will take my freedom to shoot you in the face now, please.

Oh, wait, you mean you don't like that one? But I should have the freedom, man... The freeeeeeeeedom...

Your "unamerican" bull is laughable. You wouldn't know what's "american" if it bit you on your ass.

Baz said...

Name me a right (not a "freedom", but an actual constitutional right) that you have had infringed or lost because of the patriot act.
In the case I described above involving my friend, homeland security violated the 4th, 5th, and 6th amendments of the bill of rights.

No one complains because he's technically not a US citizen, but is certainly American in most meaningful ways: job, education, wife and family, friends, lifestyle, culturally assimilated, etc.

But warrant-less wiretapping that the Bush administration defends is a clear violation of the 4th amendment.

I have a friend in Saudi Arabia who I dare not call for fear someone will be listening and read our conversation as code for something, God only knows what.

Ask any muslim in the US. They'll tell you all about it. Oh wait, you don't know any, 'cause they're not american.

Nay-saying and threatening is great stuff. Whatever. Get a real argument, or stop wasting everyone's time.