It Could Never Happen Here.

"You're either with us, or against us. You're either evil, or you're good."George W Bush

I have spoken before about the wave of "debasement TV" that's taken over your screens (I say your, as I don't own a television, nyah nyah). You know, people eating bugs, sleeping in excrement, entrapment, public arrest, all that. The Swine have been trying to make torture look cool for a minute now. From 24 to the never-ending Abu Gharib photos (the Abu Gharib photos do a wicked job of really, really upsetting Muslims to boot, along with "dissidents"), we're being trained to accept the mangling of people as normal, and necessary, and even titillating. On the American run Iraqi TV station, Al Iraqiya, they show the confessions of torture victims. "Rendition" victims, as we're supposed to say.

Dictionary.com, he say:

3 entries found for rendition.

ren·di·tion Audio pronunciation of "rendition" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (rn-dshn) n. 1. The act of rendering. 2. An interpretation of a musical score or a dramatic piece. 3. A performance of a musical or dramatic work. 4. A translation, often interpretive. 5. A surrender.

The world is rewritten before our eyes daily.

A while ago, I wrote about Rex 84, and the concentration camps (sorry, relocation camps, or is it detainment centres?) active and ready for business in the US. This drew amused snorts from a number of my peoples, like dear Luke. Still.

In January the Army Corps of Engineers awarded Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root a $385 million contract to construct detention centers somewhere in the United States, effective immediately, to deal with "an emergency influx of immigrants into the U.S., or to support the rapid development of new programs".

The New York Times reported that "KBR would build the centers for the Homeland Security Department for an unexpected influx of immigrants, to house people in the event of a natural disaster or for new programs that require additional detention space."

What new programmes?

Maybe they're going to change those Rocafella laws, so it's 100% of American blacks that go to prison, not just two thirds.

Maybe they're gong to have lots of big parties.

Why not?

"Almost certainly this is preparation for a roundup after the next 9/11 for Mid-Easterners, Muslims and possibly dissenters," said Daniel Ellsberg, a former military analyst who in 1971 released the Pentagon Papers, the U.S. military's account of its activities in Vietnam. "They've already done this on a smaller scale, with the 'special registration' detentions of immigrant men from Muslim countries, and with Guantanamo."

Which is true. Gitmo is, after all, a laboratory, and the inmates lab rats. The "exercises", as they call them in Afghanistan and Iraq are the same. Actually, they have a Gitmo in Afghanistan. They're all over the shop. We don't pay much mind, because we're not in them, and neither are our friends and relatives, although I can think of scores of old pals and uncles and aunts and cousins who I haven't heard from in time, but so what, eh? Out of sight, out of mind.

On the US Army's website, you'll find this - regarding the Pentagon's Civilian Inmate Labor Program. The program "provides Army policy and guidance for establishing civilian inmate labor programs and civilian prison camps on Army installations."

The Army document, first drafted in 1997, underwent a "rapid action revision" on Jan. 14, 2005. The revision provides a "template for developing agreements" between the Army and corrections facilities for the use of civilian inmate labor on Army installations. While the program refers mainly to inmates housed in federal, state and local jails, it also cites various federal laws that govern the use of civilian labor and provide for the establishment of prison camps in the US, including a federal statute that authorizes the attorney general to "establish, equip, and maintain camps upon sites selected by him" and "make available … the services of United States prisoners" to various government departments, including the Department of Defense.

My old man thinks he doesn't need to worry about ID cards, as he is a law abiding citizen.

I haven't asked him about chip implants. Most people still seem to think these reside in the realms of science fiction.

It must be really weird to work at Verichip. Not existing and all

Some of you will recall that IBM were behind the Hollerith machine, that very early computer that sorted out how long they could work people in the concentration camps until they dropped. So it shouldn't surprise you that they'll be helping out with the ID cards.

Oobie doobie.

You know I only just realised the significance of Denmark, in regards to the Mohamed cartoons issue. Prolly you think me to be very dumb. I am very dumb. It totally escaped my notice that the Danish flag is also a Christian cross.