I am thankful for all the ways you [Naomi Wolf] have helped open my eyes over the last few years. This article gives me chills as well. Todd Holladay, you are correct. [Todd Holladay said "Funny, not ha ha funny, but every bill seems to do opposite the name (.ie the patriot act, the freedom act)."]
What are we to do? How far away is hard authoritarianism? When is the veil of democracy lifted to bare the cold steel of Executive Imperialism? Will freedom and self-sovereignty ever triumph against the parasitical holdfast of Statism, Authoritarian Oppression, and the Military-Industrial Complex? I've removed my consent. But I think a snowball of power has no regard for consent. The only solution is to take control of our own supply lines. The more people who can provide basic livings for themselves by patterning their lives in harmony with natural patterns, the less control they have. If we can supply ourselves with abundant food and home-scale (meaning PEOPLE scale) energy, we won't need much else from anyone.
Look into the word "Permaculture" my friends. Withdraw from the sick society we're asked to submit to. Provide for yourself and your neighbors, and watch each others backs. We don't need drones, or oceanside nuclear reactors vulnerable to natural disaster. We don't need soldiers or oil, or automobiles. We don't even need whatever device we're using to communicate this message. We just need food, and neighbors, and wilderness. We need non-violence to be a universal standard. And we need freedom to pursue the betterment of humankind and the potential for good that we as a species can have on this planet.
Permaculture is the first step on this path. Please look it up. I have nothing to sell, which is why I'm not linking to anything. Just Google the word please, and approach it with an open mind.Look it up. It's a rant... but it's an important one.