Those words don’t actually mean anything, do they?

14:50 Mon 31 Jan 2005. Updated: 20:08 23 Jun 2013
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Taken together, the following three links give a disturbing (and, probably, a disturbingly accurate) depiction of where the US is going:

Your tax dollars at work: http://www.ncix.gov/images/publications/posters/jefferson_poster_8x11.jpg (that’s an official government poster, see http://www.ncix.gov/publications/posters_calendars/posters/index.html)

Don’t stray from the message: http://www.thismodernworld.com/weblog/mtarchives/week_2005_01_30.html#002025

Given what schools are like, is this any surprise? http://www.cnn.com/2005/EDUCATION/01/31/students.amendment.ap/index.html

Obligatory Kant quotation in reference to that last one: “Freedom is the precondition for acquiring the maturity for freedom, not a gift to be granted when such maturity has been achieved.”

An article on the emerging security state (where I got the poster link): http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=2152

And as always, the question that comes to my mind is “can I do anything effective about any of this?”

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