The Dying Art of Questioning Authority in America
What makes America so great, or rather what has made America so great? It is the freedom to ask questions and get truthful answers.
With the issues such as Whistle-blowers, freedom of the press and rights to privacy on the table, why is the main focus on the messengers and discrediting them? This can only be because they, those in power, do not want the questions asked and want to manipulate any person who is only listening to sound bites, the majority of the struggling American population, into to accepting their position.
Why? Because questions either by the people or the press don’t fit into the national narrative, “they are a threat to ‘National Security.’ ” From my understanding National Security involves serving the people, not the criminals.
In my opinion, we are no longer great if we do not uphold the Constitution, and if we continue to let the “terrorist” bogeymen erode our freedoms. It has been almost 12 years since 9-11 and the strange thing is that no one was allowed to question then and to have an honest investigation and answers provided that had to stand up to criticism. With the wars, questioning was seen as traitorous. “Either you are with us or you are against us.”
By our government not answering our questions with solid, documented, scientific, open investigation that is allowed to be questioned from all sides to insure the truth, we have been kidnapped as a country. Why now are things spilling over? Is it because the real boogie man is coming out of hiding?
Based on the Nuremberg Principle IV, “defense of superior orders” is not a defense for war crimes. Why were none of the potential crimes being internally investigated conjunctively – Iraq, WMDS, blackballing Joe Wilson, outing Valerie Plame & discrediting Scott Ritter, just to name a few? How about Afghanistan – Bin Laden’s need for kidney dialysis, the CIA meeting in July 2001, the Twin Towers and Building 7 destruction, opium production increasing to its highest level ever after the war, billions of US dollars spent or stolen, just to name a few?
The Nuremberg Principle IV states that “The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him.” What about all of the people we killed based on false assumptions or evidence? Isn’t that what Bradley Manning was trying to bring light to?
Edward Snowden, Wikileaks and others are not my favorites because they are late comers in the game that are given so much credibility by the mainstream media today when it is 10-12 years later from when many others of courage spoke out and no one would hear them. They gave them the “crazy pin” as Russel Tice, a previous NSA Whistle-blower was given in 2005. See a recent interesting interview with him here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1Lurd5QvZA&feature=youtu.be I am still very glad that they are coming out now, but we still have to question.
Why now is Snowden this popular?
Is it because we are able to actually see it? Or is it because this fits nicely in with the “alternative” narrative?
Looking forward is great. I like to look forward when I walk, however the perils around President Barak Obama must have been pretty great for him to look forward when there has been a crime going on all around him for many years. Maybe he will finally see what’s been hiding behind the bushes. It’s been pretty hungry, and it may just eat our country up if we don’t ask the valid Constitutional questions, why are we giving up our rights to those who have potentially committed the crimes? Remember they have been spying long since before 2001. Do they hold that much power over us? Speak truth to power.