as Ann Barnhardt says, "they...will...not...stop" (until we kill them). For all this operationalized in the form of a great story, see Jack Vance's anti-utopia, WYST.Posted by Haxo Angmark at February 13, 2015 12:39 AM
LSD laced with belladonna could not have provided a more cheerful list.Posted by chasmatic at February 13, 2015 7:35 AM
Saying "It can’t get worse.”" is like asking "What could possibly go wrong?"
Thirty years in IT taught me to never ask that question, because I invariably did *not* like the answer.
I fear Obama is just getting warmed up.Posted by leelu at February 13, 2015 7:50 AM
Martial Law and Executive orders are two ways to grab and consolidate power.
I think there is another way, bloodless and requiring few troops on the ground.
We all "exist" as electronic files: the IRS, Social Security, our banks and investments, our medical information, properties, vehicles; the list is long and you can provide your own examples.
What if one of our super secret agencies got some computer techs to disappear people? Lose my files and records and I cease to exist.
Since we are projecting worst case and fantastic events and circumstances we might look at what defines us.
Take away the parameters and the person disappears. Box cars and FEMA busses will only be needed for the ones that fight back.
Better yet, some empty fields out on the outskirts of town and some D-8 bulldozers. Shoot, shovel, done.
For the ones that head for the hills, do you think your neighbors will feed you and hide you?