Am I a terrorist?Author: ToneNina Fiore - Date: 15/12/2011 - Filed Under: Editors Choice
Well, let me present a few things about myself and let you decide.
I’m your average single white female who loves Jesus and her cats. I have a few dollars worth of pennies to my name. I can’t lift my arm above my head most days because I need surgery to repair my shoulder. I have no idea what binary means other than it has something to do with computers.
When I’m really upset with someone I say I hate them, but my heart isn’t capable of hatred of another. I cry every time I read an article of child abuse, murder, or anything involving human suffering. I am capable of hating actions that harm others. I hate violence.
So, do I terrify you?
Well, with that being said let me present you a statement I am allowed to make without retribution thanks to the Freedom of Speech that America prides itself with: I hate my government.
I hate that it spends billions on killing innocent people and calls it justice. I hate that it used it’s citizen’s tax dollars, without their permission, to bail out banks. I hate that it did that and keeps cutting programs essential to the well being of the citizens- such as education, first responders, elderly care, child protective services, etc.
Of course, my government is run by people and I don’t hate the people (although, I may say so when I’m upset.) I hate what the people do or don’t do with their power in the government.
Remember, I’m anti-violence-, so what do I do about it? I hold a sign in a public place, or support those that do. I write about injustices I see. I use my words to reach out to the hearts of others. I call mayor’s and governor’s offices crying and begging them to release an innocent man about to be put to death.
What about now? Have I terrified you?
Terrorism is defined as “The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.”
Terrorist is defined as “A person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political aims.”
So, what do you think? Do I classify as a terrorist? Should I be taken without warning and put in a terrorist detention camp- wherein I would be tortured and or murdered without any evidence whatsoever, no trial, no due cause- just because of an ACCUSATION of terrorism?
Does an accusation automatically make someone guilty of crime?
The answer is absolutely undisputed NO.
Whether or not you agree with anyone who’s ever held a sign in protest is irrelevant- is it not a freedom granted to American people? Is freedom of speech not an essential human right? Since when is practicing your constitutional right an act of terrorism?
Since The National Defense Authorization Act bill came into play.
This bill (which desperately needs a presidential veto) will cancel out all of the freedoms that we as Americans enjoy. It gives the government the right to detain you- no warning, no questioning, no access to a lawyer, no trial- all because of an accusation of engaging in or supporting terrorist activities.
After detention you can legally be tortured- prying off fingernails, cutting off phalanges, rape, water boarding, cutting off eyelids- literally any form of torture you can imagine can be used on you LEGALLY.
Finally, you can be murdered-legally.
All that has to happen is for someone to accuse you. Literally. Before you are tortured at the American government’s expense and command, all that has to happen is an accusation. One person gets upset with you and leaves an anonymous tip and that’s it for you- detained, tortured, murdered. No questions asked… and they will say justice has been served.
If you think you’re safe and it’s none of your worry- you’re wrong. Any opinion expressed can be viewed as support of a terrorist organization.
You don’t like terrorist? Me either, but I support the Occupy Movement- which has been put on a terrorist watch list.
A group of people across the world sleeping in tents, holding signs, and chanting are viewed as a terrorist threat. The people who have given the homeless food and shelter, who have helped elderly regain their homes after foreclosures, and demand equality in personal value regardless of their monetary worth are viewed as a threat by the ones holding the guns.
And it doesn’t matter if you support the Occupy Movement or not.
It doesn’t matter who you are, who you support, or what you stand for. With this National Defense Authorization Act bill, all you have to do is be accused and you become a terrorist- punishable by torture and or death without evidence.
Does that sound like the America we were promised?
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