Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Thought Crime USA

On October 23, 404 traitors in the US Congress passed the H.R. 1955: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007, which defines "violent radicalization" as "The process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, or social change."

"Homegrown terrorism," as defined by the bill is the "use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual born, raised, or based and operating primarily within the United States or any possession of the United States to intimidate or coerce the United States government, the civilian population of the United States, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives."

Planned use? Extremist belief system? The use of such vague terms in the bill is causing concern that H.R. 1955 might be more accurately titled the thought crime prevention bill.

Furthermore, the bill cites the Internet as the primary culprint in the spread of thought crime. Quoting Sec. 899b(3): "The Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens …”

My definition of “terrorist-related propaganda” would be the latest sewage spill from Fox News supporting the “homegrown terrorists” in the White House. However, I do not think my definition and H.R. 1955’s definition are the same. More likely, the intended targets of this bill are 9-11 truth activists or peace activists or anyone who disagrees with the government about anything.

Why, heavens to Betsy, it just occurred to me that this blog could be considered "terrorist-related propaganda" and I could be considered a thought criminal for promoting the "extremist belief system" that the congressmen who voted for H.R. 1955 are traitors. Which would make you a thought criminal for agreeing with me. You did agree with me, didn't you? Well, it doesn't matter. You were in trouble the moment your ISP popped up on the list of visitors to this site. Just try telling them at the reeducation center that you read this but didn't agree with me. They won't believe you. You're a thought criminal. I'm a thought criminal. We're both in trouble. See you at the reeducation camp.

Speaking of thought crime and reeducation: It is being reported that the University of Delaware is mandating a “treatment” program for white students to cure them of racism. Not just a few white students, you understand, but all white students who live on campus. As it happens, almost all students at this particular university live on campus, effectively making this a requirement for all students—the white ones, that is.

It is only for whites because, according to a University of Delaware Office of Residence Life Diversity Facilitation Training document, all whites are racists and only whites can be racists. It is impossible for a member of another race to be a racist. This is clearly stated in the official documentation.

I wish I were making this up, but I’m not. I wish, too, I could say that my use of the word "treatment" above was hyperbole, but it's not. The word is used repeatedly in the university's documentation to describe these reeeducation sessions.

The sessions are intensive, unrelenting, and apparently designed for no other purpose than to make the participants feel guilty for being white. Those who show anything less than enthusiasm for this abuse are, of course, labeled racists. But of course, being white, they're already racists, so what the hell! Might as well respond, as one female student did, by saying she was "sick of having diversity crammed down her throat."

To read more about this Orwellian nightmare click here.