We in the US have a government that relies on terror and repression to maintain its rule, here and around the world. We live in a country whose government assassinates thousands with drones. Our government, driven by the relentless pursuit of profit, is plundering the earth, exploiting humanity, and imperiling our planet’s very viability. This government tortures people while holding them indefinitely without trial and uses warrantless surveillance over all of us to try to identify those who might pose a threat to their agenda.
When Obama talks about “national security” he means securing the US government’s right to commit crimes with impunity.
A government that commits such crimes should be ridiculed and opposed whenever they tout their supposed “freedom” and “democracy.”
Mass surveillance is unacceptable and we must say NO to it.
Government officials won’t stop this without mass protest. Why should we rely on those who started the crimes to stop those same crimes?
We draw inspiration from and stand with Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, the hunger strikers at GTMO and domestic US prisons, and other courageous resisters who have illuminated the truth about what this government does. This is what the U.S government correctly fears.
It is on us, the millions of people living in this country, acting together with people around the world, to stand up, tell the truth, and say no. February 11, make it known to the world that we will not accept mass surveillance or any other crime committed by the US Government in the name of “national security.”