Obama to Sign NDAA: Time to Move!

Enlightened and free thinking Americans everywhere should abandon their beloved nation like rats fleeing a sinking ship which also happens to be on fire.

The shockingly authoritarian piece of legislation known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has cleared Congress and now awaits final approval by the greatest disappointment to change-lovers everywhere: President Barack Obama.

Under this new bill, the Pentagon can wage cyberwar on anyone labelled domestic enemies of the state, opening the door to hinder social uprisings like the Occupy Wall Street or Tea Party movements, as well as quash attempts by whistleblowers to expose corruption within the government.

On top of this, the new law will authorize indefinite detention of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil without a trial or hearing purely on the suspicion on being anti-government, meaning anyone willing to openly express dissent could end up in a military prison forever.

Amnesty International’s Tom Parker calls the act ‘a betrayal of the most fundamental principles of justice and equality’  saying “The NDAA enshrines the war paradigm that has eroded the United States human rights record and served it so poorly over the past decade as the country’s primary counter-terrorism tool.

“By signing this defense spending bill,” says Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch “President Obama will go down in history as the president who enshrined indefinite detention without trial in US law.” This shouldn’t be too surprising, coming from the only Nobel Peace Laureate to openly escalate armed conflict and prolong torture.

So that’s it then. If you thought the PATRIOT act was ripe for abuse, just wait and see what happens when these new powers get stretched to their full extent. Just be sure to pick a non-American vantage point for watching the impending depravity.

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