My parents had read a memoir that my friend’s uncle had written. Somehow it was sent to Berlin, before he was sent to Theresienstadt, and from there to Treblinka.
We talked about the memoir, and how my friend’s mother’s family had managed to leave Germany in 1938, after Kristallnacht.
My father said that my grandfather said that you really know it is time to leave when the legislature has been taken over, and the courts are no longer independent.
What if the taking over is more subtle than the Reichstag being set on fire. What then? 10 months ago
You can be arrested for anything. Then they can strip search you.
Sexual humiliation as a means of control13 months ago
The “anti-Occupy bill” would make it a felony — a serious criminal offense punishable by lengthy terms of incarceration — to participate in many forms of protest associated with the Occupy Wall Street protests of last year.
The virtually unanimous passage of H.R. 347 starkly exposes the fact that, despite all the posturing, the Democrats and the Republicans stand shoulder to shoulder with the corporate and financial oligarchy, which regarded last year’s popular protests against social inequality with a mixture of fear and hostility. 14 months ago
Based on your answers, you may be eligible to come to Canada as an Investor.
Length of stay: Permanent 17 months ago
We have only a few days to speak up before the President approves NDAA Section 1031, permitting citizen imprisonment without evidence or a trial. 17 months ago
My grandfather successfully escaped two fascist take-overs and a communist revolution. Others in the family were not as successful. Jews were crushed in the Holocaust. Gentiles were equally crushed by the Nazi regime for agitating against its immoral government, or jailed after trying to escape the Communist revolution.
When asked, “how do you know when it is time to leave?”, my grandfather said it was when the citizens are deprived of basic civil rights by their governments.
We have seen the basic rights of non-citizens being taken away by our government rather routinely now, for more than 10 years. After what has happened at Occupy movements, I am seeing the rights of citizens being taken away. We have the perversion that money = speech and corporations = people, but when real people peaceably assemble, they are met with violence.
Democrats vs Republicans? Let’s say I want to go to Bellingham, a 100 miles to the north. The Republicans are headed to Centralia, on the freeway, moving along at a mile a minute. The Democrats are bicycling – they’re moving at 15 mph. But whether I’m traveling with the Republicans or the Democrats, I’m never going to get to Bellingham. I’m still going to Centralia.
My cousin and his family have already emigrated. They might be able to help us leave. Or there’s Canada, which is closer.
How would I know when enough is enough? When do I give up on this country and save our skins? 18 months ago