Over and over the TV propaganda boxes spew out lines like “defending our freedom” or the terrorists tried to attack our freedom. What is this freedom they keep talking about? Some definitions of freedom:
A – Freedom; Noun:
1. The condition of being free; the power to act
or speak or think without externally imposed
2. Immunity from an obligation or duty.
1. The state of being free; exemption from the power and control of another; liberty; independence. 2. Privileges; franchises; immunities.
3. Exemption from necessity, in choise and action; as, the freedom of the will.
4. Ease; facility; as, he speaks or acts with freedom.
5. Frankness; openness; unreservedness.
6. Improper familiarity; violation of the rules of decorum license.
THE FREEDOM CHALLENGE: Which definitions of freedom did the Islamic terrorists attack?
Heres what ‘they’ attack:
A1, B4 & B5: The Congress backed Bush Administration attacks that. Do I seriously need to cite examples here? They now listen in on virtually every phone in the country. They also spy on virtually all activists and protestors and add them to terrorist watch lists. Furthermore, they try to use scare tactics and even prosecution against reporters for dissent, and they even try to undo whistle-blower rights. Go figure. This list goes on and on.
A2 & B3: The Democrats attack that with ideas like the Universal Service Act (mandatory draft) H.R. 4752. Very few have even heard about this one. Want to know why? Because it fits right into the Republicans agenda, therefore they didnt make a big stink out of it, and we never heard about it. The anti-draft sites havent even caught onto that one for whatever reason.
B1 & B2: If anything the Islamic terrorists want freedom, and privileges from US. Terrorist attacks are because of our policies and military bases that we have over there. Also, the Israel issue, which denies Palestinians freedom. Thats a fact, regardless of the various ideologies on the Israel topic.
Now, I could go down the list of all of the freedoms written in the Constitution / Bill of Rights, and prove how virtually all of them are being offended and violated in this war for our freedom (against the Islamic terrorists), excluding some choice exceptions like Gun and Religious rights.
The following quotes are pure propaganda if Ive ever seen any, and thanks to this propaganda it gives a false sense of freedom and security which helps everyone sleep their lives away while theres an all out assault on our freedoms and our psyches.
“Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward and freedom will be defended.” -President Bush, Sept. 11.
“The terrorists attacked our freedom, and now our government is finishing the job.” – anon US citizen
However, when someone comes along and attacks our freedom, such as the terrorists did on 9/11 (NASCAR_James)
The following citations came from this document. I only went about ¼ of the way down; it seemed endless as if they all had the same speech writer:
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),
(1 )recognizes September 11 as both a day to remember those taken from their families,loved ones,and fellow citizens and a day for Americans to recommit to the Nation, to their freedoms,and to each other;
9 /11 was a vicious attack on civilians and on freedom. –Hon. Porter J. Goss [R]
It is a day when our Nation changed, when we were savagely attacked by malicious enemies whose hatred of freedom and democracy runs so deep that they would murder innocent men, women and children. –Hon. Saxby Chambliss [R]
we do have the freedom which we fight for, and that is why I know in our hearts we will continue to wage this ongoing fight against terrorism; These attacks on our cherished principles, values and freedoms – Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D]
the story of the September 11 attacks is one of immense hate, a hatred for the principles of freedom, – Hon. Todd Russell Platts [R]
Now it is our duty to help these children fulfill their dreams and understand that their parents died in an attack on the freedoms and values we hold to be self-evident. –Hon. Lois Capps [D]
On September 11 ,2001 ,freedom-hating terrorists took from all of us our sense of innocence. – Hon. John Linder [R]
That family can be assured that we will keep Sergeant Strickland memory alive as we go forward together in a unified way to preserve the freedoms for which he died. (in the Pentagon) – Hon. Jay Inslee [D]
So on this 1 -year anniversary of September 11, on this Patriot Day, may Americans again unite to remember our loss, to celebrate our freedom, and to defend liberty. – Hon. Jim Gibbons [R]
reveal an even deeper resolve to let the principles of freedom for which we stand ring loud and clear. – Hon. Danny K. Davis [D]
What happened on September 11 of last year threatens that democracy. – Hon.Gregory W. Meeks [D]
Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. None of us will ever forget this day. Yet, we go forward to defend freedom -GWB
“These terrorists…we have seen their kind before. They’re the heirs of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th century. By sacrificing human life to serve their radical visions, by abandoning every value except the will to power, they follow in the path of fascism, Nazism and totalitarianism. And they will follow that path all the way to where it ends in history’s unmarked grave of discarded lies.” — GWB, 9/20/01
“America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof — the smoking gun — that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.” – GWB, 10/07/02
We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace. -GWB