I've lived under Martial Law for a couple of years now. I mostly stay home, but I am followed when I leave. My PCs are monitored and Internet input controlled. I sometimes experience Net Freedom for several hours immediately after having a computer cleaned or replaced, but cyberdogs work fast and take over again. This did not start with the present administration, but neither is there any attempt to stop it. Google "Mary Neal 911 Report" to see one of my ignored police reports and learn more about my family's Martial Law-like loss of civil rights, denial of due process of law, and why it happened and is allowed to continue.
According to the Jewish Virtual Library, Hitler began by isolating and exterminating the mentally ill. Today, 1.25 million Americans with mental disabilities are imprisoned. They were "de-institutionalized" (dismissed from the nation's mental hospitals) in the 60's and 70's. Hospitals continue to close, although it is well known that people with acute mental illness who are deprived of psychiatric treatment eventually do something to warrant arrest. H.R.619 is a congressional bill introduced by Rep. Eddie Johnson (D-TX) to resume Medicaid for inpatient services in psychiatric facilities. My attempts to gain support for that bill are censored. My Internet posts are sometimes deleted. Mainstream news does not report that there is a congressional bill pending that could deliver sick people into treatment rather than prison although the outcome of H.R.619 affects 1 in 5 Americans, the estimated number of citizens who are mentally ill. Such as we allow to be done to the weakest among us may eventually be planned for us all. Google for my article, "Nazi Extermination of the Mentally Ill." Use the handy search field in the upper-left margin at FreeSpeakBlog to find that and other articles about the way mentally ill people, inmates in domestic correctional facilities, and other disenfranchised people are treated. Or be like the Germans and don't worry about it because it is not happening to you and yours YET. Advice: If one of your loved ones "disappears" one day and police return his/her naked body and deny you any explanation, just smile and say, "thank you." First, they came for Larry Neal . . .
P.S. I just tried to comment at the Martial Law blog again and was prevented. If your own censorship force allows you to do so, post this comment for me. (It is likely that you have a censorship team and that we all do. Try writing about human rights, and you will activate yours, particularly if you cover prisoner issues. Northwestern University students found out last year). My computer cleaning did not last but an hour this time, so I used the time to write this blog. I am generally prevented from browsing to sites like the Martial Law blog, and I was not allowed to view the videos or read any posts there today. Therefore, I know little about what the site publishes. I do know there is an attempt to make people who write on such subjects seem to be "racist tea baggers" and "extremists" who alarm the public about matters that have no basis in fact. Tell them that they are welcome to use my blog to get proof that civil/human rights are in peril in our country. Let them know that I am black and proud. If you dare, please respond to the site with this message from Mary Neal: I live under Martial Law and have for a couple of years. I was prevented from responding at this site, but did so in my blog in the article at this link: http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/freedom-alert-re-martial-law.html
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