I have been pretty harsh on the VP pick, but Naomi is making no bones about it... Palin is dangerous.
and in case you thought I was making the witchcraft stuff up...
Has Sarah Palin Been Picked as the Titular Head of the Coming Police State?
By Naomi Wolf, Huffington Post. Posted September 24, 2008.
Palin will help to establish a true and irreversible 'fear society' in this oncefree once proud nation.Please understand what you are looking at when you look at Sarah "Evita" Palin.You are looking at the designated muse of the coming American police state.You have to understand how things work in a closing society in order tounderstand "Palin Power." A gang or cabal seizes power, usually with an affable,weak figurehead at the fore. Then they will hold elections -- but they will makesure that the election will be corrupted and that the next affable, weakfigurehead is entirely in their control. Remember, Russia has Presidents; Russiaholds elections. Dictators and gangs of thugs all over the world hold elections.It means nothing. When a cabal has seized power you can have elections and evenpresidents, but you don't have freedom.I realized early on with horror what I was seeing in Governor Palin: thecontinuation of the Rove-Cheney cabal, but this time without restraints. I heardher echo Bush 2000 soundbites ("the heart of America is on display") andrealized Bush's speechwriters were writing her -- not McCain's -- speeches. Iheard her tell George Bush's lies -- not McCain's -- to the American people,linking 9/11 to Iraq. I heard her make fun of Barack Obama for wanting toprevent the torture of prisoners -- this is Rove-Cheney's enthusiastic S and M,not McCain's, who, though he shamefully colluded in the 2006 Military TribunalsAct, is also a former prisoner of war and wrote an eloquent Newsweek piece in2005 opposing torture. I saw that she was even styled by the same skillfulstylist (neutral lipstick, matte makeup, dark colors) who turned KatharineHarris from a mall rat into a stateswoman and who styles all the women in theBush orbit -- but who does not bother to style Cindy McCain.Then I saw and heard more. Palin is embracing lawlessness in defying AlaskanLegislature subpoenas -- this is what Rove-Cheney, and not McCain, believe indoing. She uses mafia tactics against critics, like the police commissioner whowas railroaded for opposing handguns in Alaskan battered women's shelters --Rove's style, not McCain's. I realized what I was seeing.Reports confirmed my suspicions: Palin, not McCain, is the FrankenBarbie of theRove-Cheney cabal. The strategy became clear. Time magazine reported that Roveis "dialed in" to the McCain campaign. Rove's protege Steve Schmidt is nowcampaign manager. And Politico reported that Rove was heavily involved inMcCain's vice presidential selection. Finally a new report shows that there aredozens of Bush and Rove operatives surrounding Sarah Palin and orchestrating herevery move.What's the plan? It is this. McCain doesn't matter. Reputable dermatologists arediscussing the fact that in simply actuarial terms, John McCain has a virulentand life-threatening form of skin cancer. It is the elephant in the room, but wemust discuss the health of the candidates: doctors put survival rates forsomeone his age at two to four years. I believe the Rove-Cheney cabal is usingSarah Palin as a stalking horse, an Evita figure, to put a popular, populistface on the coming police state and be the talk show hostess for the end ofelections as we know them. If McCain-Palin get in, this will be the last trueAmerican election. She will be working for Halliburton, KBR, Rove and Cheneyinto the foreseeable future -- for a decade perhaps -- a puppet "president" forthe same people who have plundered our treasure, are now holding the US economyhostage and who murdered four thousand brave young men and women in a way ofchoice and lies.How, you may ask, can I assert this? How can I argue, as I now do, that there isactually a war being ramped up against US citizens and our democracy and thatSarah Palin is the figurehead and muse for that war?Look at the RNC. This is supposed to be McCain's America. But you see theunmistakable theatre of Rove's S and M imagery -- and you see stages eight, nineand ten of the steps to a dictatorship as I outlined them in The End of America.Preemptive arrest? Abusive arrest? "Newly released footage, which was buried toavoid confiscation, shows riot cops arresting and abusing a giant group ofpeople for nothing."Journalists were arrested -- for reporting. Amy Goodman and ABC producers werearrested. Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake and others were forced to lie face down asarmed agents tied their hands behind their backs. The riot police wore the blackS&M gear of the Rovian fantasy life and carried the four foot batons cops carryin North Korea. All this is not John McCain's imagery or strategy: it is KarlRove's.In McCain-Palin's America, citizens who are protesting are being charged asterrorists. This means that a violent war had been declared on Americancitizens. A well known reporter leaked to me on background that St Paul policehad dressed as protesters and, dressed in Black -- shades of the Blackshirts of1920 -- infiltrated protest groups. There were also phalanxes of men in blackwearing balaclavas, linking arms and behaving menacingly -- alleged"anarchists." Let me tell you, I have been on the left for thirty years and youcan't get three lefties to wear the same t-shirt to a rally, let alone link armsand wear identical face masks: these are not our guys. Agent Provocateursframing protesters and calling protest "terrorism" constitutes step ten of apolice state:"In what appears to be the first use of criminal charges under the 2002Minnesota version of the Federal Patriot Act, Ramsey County Prosecutors haveformally charged 8 alleged leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee withConspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorismâ€¦ [they] 7 1/2 years in prisonunder the terrorism enhancement charge which allows for a 50% increase in themaximum penalty.""Paid, confidential informantsâ€¦ infiltrated the RNCWC on behalf of lawenforcement. They allege that members of the group sought to kidnap delegates tothe RNC, assault police officers with firebombs and explosives, and sabotageairports in St. Paul. Evidence released to date does not corroborate theseallegations with physical evidence or provide any other evidence for theseallegations than the claims of the informants. Based on past abuses of suchinformants by law enforcement, the National Lawyers Guild is concerned that suchpolice informants have incentives to lie and exaggerate threats of violence andto also act as provocateurs in raising and urging support for acts of violence."Under the Palin-Rove police state, you will see escalating infringements on youraccess to a free internet:"Sarah Palin was baptized at Wasilla Assembly of Godâ€¦Last Sunday our researchteam released a video, a ten-minute mini-documentary, focusing on the WasillaAssemblies of God and the video seemed on the verge of a massive "viral"breakthrough when YouTube pulled it down, citing 'inappropriate content'. At thepoint the video was censored by YouTube it had been viewed by almost 160,000people. The short of it is that YouTube has censored a video documentary thatappeared to be close to having an effect on a hard fought and contentiousAmerican presidential electionâ€¦"Under the coming Palin-Rove police state, you will witness the plans nowunderway to bring Iraqi troops to patrol the streets of our nation. This is notMcCain's fantasy: it is Rove's and Cheney's.Under the Palin-Rove police state, there will be no further true elections. MarkCrispin Miller has done sensational and under-reported investigating t oestablish that -- as I warned -- indeed the GOP staffers on the US SenateJudiciary Committee have been .The evidence is also buried on the Website of the Majority House PermanentSelect Committee on Intelligence.WASHINGTON -- Republican staff members of the US Senate Judiciary Commiteeinfiltrated opposition computer files for a year, monitoring secret strategymemos and periodically passing on copies to the media, Senate officials told TheGlobe. >From the spring of 2002 until at least April 2003, members of the GOPcommittee staff exploited a computer glitch that allowed them to accessrestricted Democratic communications witho ut a password. Trolling throughhundreds of memos, they were able to read talking points and accounts of privatemeetings discussing which judicial nominees Democrats would fight -- and withwhat tactics.-- "Senate panel's GOP staff spied on Democrats" By Charlie Savage, Globe Staff January 22, 2004Do you think that spying like this will ever end under a Palin-Rove regime?Dream on. If she and McCain are elected, then every single strategy memo andspeech and debate prep note from every opposition candidate from now and on intoforever will be read by the regime in power while it is still in the computersof the challengers.Under the Palin-Rove police state, citizens will be targeted with statecyberterrorism. Bruce Fein of the American Freedom Agenda, a former Reaganofficial, warned me three years ago that the Bush team went after a Republicanwho had crossed them through cyberstalking: they messed with his email, messedwith his phones and I believe messed with his bank account -- he became acyber-pariah, unemployable and haunted. With modern technology, there really isless place to hide from the state than there was in East Germany in the Cold Warera. I remember feeling a chill: of course. That is the wave of the future oncewe breach the protections around citizens of FISA and the fourth amendment. Thatway lies the abyss for us all.Am I trying to scare you? I am. I am trying to scare you to death and ask you toscare your Republican and independent friends most of all. How do you know whenit is war on citizens? When there are mass arrests, journalists are jailed, theopposition is infiltrated, rights are stripped and leaders start to ignore therule of law.Almost everyone I work with on projects related to this campaign for liberty hasbeen experiencing computer harassment: emails are stripped, messages disappear.That's not all: people's bank accounts are being tampered with: wire transfersto banks vanish in midair. I personally keep opening bank accounts that arequickly corrupted by fraud. Money vanishes. Coworkers of mine have to keepopening new email accounts as old ones become infected. And most disturbingly tome personally is the mail tampering I have both heard of and experiencedfirsthand. My tax returns vanished from my mailbox. All my larger envelopesarrive ripped straight open apparently by hand. When I show the postman, he says"That's impossible." Horrifyingly to me is the impact on my family. Mychildrens' report cards are returned again and again though perfectly addressed;their invitations are turned back; and my daughters many letters from camp?Vanished. All of them. Not one arrived. Try explaining that to a smart thirteenyear old. Try explaining it in a way that still makes her feel secure andcomfortable.I am not telling you this because it's about my life. I am telling you thisbecause it is about your life -- whoever you are, Conservative or Liberal,independent or evangelical. Your politics will not protect you in a policestate. History shows that nothing protects you in a police state. This is notabout my fear and anxiety: it is about what awaits you and everyone you loveunless you see this for what it is:Scharansky divided nations into "fear societies" and "free societies." Make nomistake: Sarah "Evita" Palin is Rove and Cheney's cosmetic rebranding of theirfascist push: she will help to establish a true and irreversible "fear society"in this once free once proud nation. For God's sake, do not let her; do not letthem.