Originally posted by Plato
Whatever the government wants to destroy by their reasons is none of our business.
So the US Government, whiches actions represent the will of the majority of the US people (about 240 Mio elective people) may do whatever they like without it being the business of US people?
(Well, not fully true, since about 50% do NOT support any party. About 50% do not abrade their precious shoe soles anymore to go voting the lesser evil.)
That's a perturbing understanding of democracy you have there. I see, democracy is going to the elections every once in a while and then shutting one's gob until the next election is scheduled.
Dictatorship has become much more acceptable since it robes in legitimation.
Originally posted by Kaijyuu
Should be noted that due process is needed so you know that these people are terrible and aren't just being told that they are. Remove due process and you give people the power to kill by propaganda, essentially.
That's exactly it. The propaganda machinery runs at full speed 24/7. The worst thing is, that the information the mass media give are considered "serious" and "the truth" by most people without questioning anything. This way, using the mass media, virtually any opinion can be imposed on people.
Concept of the enemies can be generated by the media, so the people will support the Government in their fight against that "enemy". This way, it's very easy to get rid of disagreeable people all around the world in order to accomplish the Government's (mostly economical) interests. I'm not saying that every person on this list is a phantasm-enemy of the US, but it can be abused to do exactly this.
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