"The European Commission has given Spain the green light to take the unprecedented move to temporarily suspend its open border policy with France under the Schengen agreement in a bid to curtail mass protests targeting a European Central Bank summit set to take place in Barcelona next week.
"The Spanish Government has taken the decision for security reasons, upon the request made by the Catalan Minister for Home Affairs, Felip Puig, in charge of security in Catalonia. Police reports pointed to the possible involvement of foreign nationals travelling to the city to take part in potential violent street protests," reports the Catalan News Agency.
The 1986 Schengen Protocol allows free movement of European citizens between countries who sign up to the agreement. The only way the policy can be suspended by an individual nation is if there exists "a serious threat to public order or domestic security."
The suspension will come into effect on April 28th, four days before the ECB summit begins, and will remain in place until May 5th.
Anyone attempting to enter Spain from France during this period will face stringent security checks, and if individuals are judged to be “anti-system" protesters they will not be allowed to enter the country.
Since the member states of the European Union normally triumph the EU's open border system as a hallmark of 21st century liberal democracy, it's ironic that the one time the policy is temporarily suspended it is to prevent people from engaging in their democratic right to protest against European Central Bank technocrats who are exploiting the financial crisis they created to destroy national sovereignty in countries like Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy.
Just as the former Communist countries in Eastern Europe created a system of internal passports and border checkpoints aimed at keeping out, and in many cases keeping in, dissidents who they feared would use free speech to challenge authoritarian regimes, Spain is doing likewise.
The border controls will be complemented by a fleet of 6,500 extra policemen who have already been deployed onto the streets of Barcelona and will remain there until after the summit ends.
The authoritarian nature of this move comes as no surprise given the fact that, although requested by the Spanish government, it was the European Commission itself who had final say in approving the policy change, which it did without delay.
In other words, the EU gave the go ahead for Spain to suspend its open border policy in order to keep out anti-EU protesters.
This once again underscores the fact that the European Union is inherently undemocratic in nature and goes to every length to silence the free speech rights of its citizens."
That is fascism.
Here in the US, the TSA racks up more points for being the biggest douchebags on the planet. A Wichita, Kansas airport recently caused a major ruckus when the TSA overreacted to a crying four year girl who was detained after hugging her grandmother in line. I am not making this up and here is the link for the all gruesome details:
The girl was accused of passing a gun to her grandmother in said embrace and then threatened to arrest the little girl if she didn't stop crying and close the whole airport. That is fascism.
Here a link to a TSA note left for a disgruntled passenger whose luggage was rifled through:
How is this helping anyone?
This one is for the Teatards, American Taliban and Gun nuts who say Obama is trying to take away their guns.
This link shows that Bank of America, much like Paypal, EBay and Craigslist, have moved to an anti-guns and ammo stance that could have a direct bearing on the 2nd Amendment. McMillian Inc, which manufactures guns and ammo as well as other products like fiberglass, was told by BoA that there business was no longer wanted due to the fact they sold guns. This is a direct assault on our constitutional rights to buy and sell guns and this has nothing to do with Obama and democrats but the GOP itself who I have been warning for years are going after your guns worse than the democrats. Nobody in their right mind can argue that the corporate boards of places like BoA and EBay are not completely Republican. But idiots, like Ted Nugent, have bought into the NRA fantasy that it's the Democrats and Obama going after you when in reality the exact opposite has been true for at least a decade. If you don't believe me, check out Bush's record against guns versus Obama and see who was worse. You'll be surprised by the answer. This is fascism.
Want more proof. There's this:
DHS, who have been stealthily taking over all forms of law enforcement lately, now want control of the national parks. Notice again it is the GOP pushing for this agenda, not the democrats, although I wouldn't be surprised if they go along with it as well. Could this have something to do with the nearly trillion rounds of ammo purchased by the Forestry Service over the last two years? Environmental protections would be gutted in these places and the destruction of these national treasures may occur. This is fascism.
Lastly, let's look at the rise of debtors prisons back in style even though they are completely illegal due to Supreme Court rulings.
Depending on the state you live in depends on whether they can or cannot arrest you. Arizona, Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Washington, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Utah are among those listed. This is completely illegal as debtors prisons were abolished in the 19th century and have several Supreme Court rulings to back that up.
People are being locked up for owing as little as $80, then rack up huge interest fees that balloon the amount into the thousands. We are being forced to pay or else face jail time in what can only be described as true illegal activities. Police going through with these warrants are a disgrace to their uniform and should be treated like the pariahs they are rapidly becoming.
Feel free yet? We need to eliminate money from politics, tell the Teatards and American Taliban to shut the hell up and start electing people who will defend the people like Elizabeth Warren, a person I respect a great deal. Anyone voting for the GOP this fall is a card carrying Nazi, not that the democrats are much better but the Republicans have turned a corner from big business stooges to Fascist America which is something they have wanted for sixty years. Don't be fooled, a vote for Republicans, any Republican, is a vote for your support of a fascist state. Remember that if your going to act like a Nazi, at least have the decency to wear the swastika.