In the United States, this nation prides itself on being individual, and free from government surveillance. FISA, as a bill, seems straight out of a 19th-Century despotism, a bill that would be better suited to an era of slavery and autocracy. Considering so many of FISA’s supporters pride themselves on 100% Americanism, let me ask you this, FISA lovers…
Societies have kept tight watch on their citizens in the past. Such societies include Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, the German Empire, the Russian Empire, Qing-era China, Mao’s China, the Antebellum South, Revolutionary France, and Imperial Japan. Let’s review the fate of all these, shall we?
Nazi Germany-Destroyed when an industry greater than it and the USSR slammed into it from both sides.
USSR-collapsed under its own systemic rot.
German Empire-collapsed because of economic weakness.
Russian Empire-collapsed for reasons identical to the USSR
Qing-era China-collapsed because of ossification and stagnation.
Mao’s China-millions of people starving and killed.
Antebellum South-ravaged by war, turned into a Fundamentalist hellhole.
Revolutionary France-destroyed by Napoleon’s wars.
Imperial Japan-bombed to dust by conventional and nuclear weapons.
Is that what 100% Americanism has in store for us?
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