As Jasbir Puar puts it, ‘homosexual subjects who have limited legal rights in the US civil context gain significant representational currency when situated within the global scene of the war on terror’.
Praise be. Don’t forget to read this.
It’s now up in the air whether the Obama administration will actually veto the NDAA. In past weeks, the president has established his firm opposition to the bill that would allow for the “indefinite detention” of terror suspects (though only because he wants the power for himself). Today, the Huffington Post reported that sponsors of the National Defense Authorization Act are “[adding] language on national security waivers and other changes that they [hope] would ensure administration support for the overall bill,” after hearing “personal appeals” from the administration to amend the bill.
Perhaps it’s Obama’s conscience coming to save the day!
Unfortunately, it’s quite the opposite. The administration called for amendments to the bill that would allow for greater “flexibility” for executive, military, and legal procedures in handling cases of terrorism. In short, Obama wants to be able to dictate what he wants the letter of the law to be when it is convenient. Pretty fucking scary if you ask me.
But wait! There’s more!
According to Senator Carl Levin, it was actually the Obama administration that first pressed lawmakers to ”remove the language which says that U.S. citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to [indefinite detention].” Wonderful.
If this doesn’t look like the prologue to a dystopian novel, I don’t know what would. But the cherry on the top to all of this? FEMA detention camps are being prepared for operation. Surrounding by threatening barbed wire fences, these frightening constructions are reminiscent of the Japanese interment camps set up by Executive Order 9066 in 1942. And it’s believed that these will be used to lock up mass amounts of people in the case of a declaration of martial law.
If this isn’t enough evidence to make you suspicious of what your government is plotting, I don’t know what would suffice.
I’m sorry, but this has me convinced.
This is one of the many reasons I hate Obama and America.
Fuck. FUCK. Get me out of here.