Letter to the Editor: Peter Popoff

Wolf’s book an eye-opener

We are a part of the world community, and as such what ever happens to our neighbours to our south, east, west, or north, affects all of us. We, as a primitive culture, face extinction of all life on our minuscule planet from nuclear warfare, global warming (with our weather patterns changing), rise of disaster capitalism and a threat to what little democracy we have left (actually it’s a plutocracy) by a threat of a world dictatorship.

One would assume that this is the last possible threat we may have, but it is happening world wide. The End of America by Naomi Wolf gives us glimpses of the dictators of the 20th century, from Stalin’s techniques to Mussolini’s takeover of Italy to Hitler’s subjugation of the German people.

As we entered the 21st century, a new US president altered the course of world history by using many of the former dictators’ techniques on the world and the American people.

All the president needed do to imprison anyone in the world or the US was to label him or her “an enemy combatant.” The rule of law was the military law.

You must remember that George W. Bush lost the election in 2000. Al Gore asked the Florida state Supreme Court for a recount of the ballots, which was granted, but the US Supreme Court stopped the recount, thereby making George the kingpin.

In 2001 the ballots were recounted and Gore won Florida. Bush had the Patriot Act passed after the downing of the twin towers plus one, and history was set.

Wolf opens up the events that took place during Bush’s reign with great detail on the subjugation of the US laws and their constitution.

Wolf’s warning to especially young people of the world is to be on guard, as the many can stop any dictatorship attempts. Through knowing government techniques can we maintain our freedoms, for in truth, we the people of any country are that country’s worst enemy, because we may replace them at the ballot box.

Peter Popoff

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