Liberty Activist Blog

Saturday, September 17, 2005

The week in review, Sept.11-Sept.17

The 'aftermath of Katrina' continues ... more horror stories of the police state mentality surface ... police blocking evacuees, barbed wire in Mississippi to 'protect' residents, reporters told 'no stories, no photos' and physically assaulted, clueless politicians telling children at a shelter 'isn't this fun' ... and more stories of the indefagitable human spirit of individuals working together to guard their neighborhoods, set up medical clinics and makeshift 'radio stations' to 'drown out the roar of helicopters and military trucks that has replaced New Orleans' more usual sounds of jazz'. The question we 'liberty activists' are asking ... will this be 'A moment of ephinany', as L. Neil Smith explores, when folks finally wake up and see that gov't, any gov't, no matter WHO is 'leading' it or 'managing' it is the problem, not the solution ... will this indeed 'blow away the illusion'? or will it just lead for calls more 'more gov't, better gov't, more responsible gov't' , and will the 'respect for authority' meme prevail ... does 'Everybody love martial law'?

Again, as I said in weeks 1 and 2 of the Katrina aftermath ... "it will be up to US to
make sure the important message of Katrina, that the gov't was the problem
in the first place and made matters even worse stays alive, and spreads" ...

Meanwhile, on the anti-war front .... in the UK, the Arts world unites for Iraq pullout plea, in Australia, a visting peace activist is jailed and deported, and here at home, not to be outdone by the Aussies, the Feds prepare to confront the anti-war movement by retrying the St. Pat Four on 'federal conspiracy charges' ...

These are, indeed, interesting times. Educate, agitate, organize ... and keep your powder dry.

Til next week

For freedom!

Mary Lou

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