"You must be insane to believe that the President did any of that, or the Vice President, or any of us," said a tall man in a gray suit of the President's company. "They don't have the intellectual capacity to pull a thing like that off. They wouldn't even be trusted with operations like that."
"They knew," said the policeman. "They couldn't have not known. And having known and not stopped the atrocity makes them as guilty as if they did the thing themselves."
"You are a fool if you believe you can make the President responsible for that," countered the gray man. "The President doesn't control the country. There are forces in control that you cannot see, and powers that you cannot resist. There is evil on the move that you cannot imagine, that is terror itself. That's the power that moves the President and will protect him. The power that I speak of has no name, but it will protect its useful asset, the President. It will protect all of us."
"Are you saying that the President is in effect an 'enemy combatant' by his own definition of the term, being actively engaged in the destruction of the USA, to which he has no allegiance?" said the policeman to the threatening person. "You describe him as a man whose allegiance is with an evil that one cannot imagine, that is terror itself. You describe him as a man who is by his own definition an enemy of our country, and an enemy of mankind. Should such a man not be arrested in order to protect the nation and the world?"
The man in gray exploded with rage. "Hell will freeze over before this happens," he snarled. "Before any of us gets off this airbase, it will be you who will be wearing the irons that you now shackle us with. And you will curse the day you came here."
That's when the policeman's radio sounded.
"That's also when I awoke," said Tony.
"But you didn't see the king being arrested," I said to him. "You saw the real king asserting itself. Society is king. Our nation is a nation of 300 million people. We have hired 500 people to manage the store. The chief manager that we hired became insane and ran amuck, together with a bunch of his cronies. What you saw as an arrest of the king was the normal process of civilization. You saw society asserting its role as the real king, clearing the slate, dismissing the chief manager that failed, thereby enabling the rehabilitation of the office and the healing of the man who messed up on the job. Sure, this should have happened much sooner, but what you saw was in essence the correct process in action."
"My dream was getting weirder and weirder," said Tony. "It became a puzzle. I didn't know anymore what was right and what wasn't, especially the grotesque stuff, like the towers having been structural lemons that would have had to be disassembled in twenty years time. I had read this on the Internet some time ago, where it was said that the towers were structurally defective. One reads so many things there, often conflicting stories. The notion of the President being called an 'enemy combatant' probably originated there as well. It is hard in dreams to tell what is true. It all seems true. Maybe some of it is."
"You got one thing right," said Ross to Tony. "Roosevelt's 1944 State of the Union address started with a call for vigilance to keep fascism out of America. I have a copy of the address in my library. Vigilance means doing the right thing. Even if the towers were structurally defective, the defects could have been repaired. They didn't need to be destroyed. Destruction is a fascist game. The fascist game of empire also calls for the collective destruction of 80% of mankind. You don't want to take one single step down this road. Roosevelt understood this already back in 1944. It was glaringly obvious then. You probably had the same sense of things. Do you want me to read to you some of Roosevelt's 1944 address?"
Without waiting for an answer Ross went to his office and came back with a book. "As I remember from history, President Roosevelt called on Congress in this address to implement what he called the "Economic Bill of Rights." He urged that his proposal should be made the universal requirement for the post-World-War-II era. He also warned Congress that he himself would make sure the nation would be made aware of the great urgency of this effort and that it would expect to see results from Congress along those lines. " Ross stopped searching and then smiled. Here it is. This is what Roosevelt said in 1944:"
We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. "Necessitous men are not free men." People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all--regardless of station, race, or creed.
Among these are:
1. The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the Nation;
2. The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;
3. The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;
4. The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;
5. The right of every family to a decent home;
6. The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;
7. The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;
8. The right to a good education....
"Franklin Roosevelt suggested that we must be prepared to move forward on this front like in a war, committing our energies towards the implementation of these rights and to set new and higher goals for human happiness and well-being than have ever been on the horizon before. He said that this is the road the nation must be on once the war is won, meaning WW-II," said Ross. "He also cautioned us that America's own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar rights have been applied in practice within America and for all of America's citizens. Unless there is this kind of security here at home, there cannot be any lasting peace in the world, suggesting that the currently ongoing World War III, the war of Empire against mankind, cannot be won without these rights being respected at home, no matter what the outcome would be on the battlefields."
"I think that's what came out in my dream," said Tony to Ross. "I think I saw that the people of America were beginning to demand from its government that the government live up to its design, instead of catering to powers that one cannot see, and wizards that control it, who have no name but move society's hands. I saw in my dream that a new call for justice and honesty actually cleared out most of the members of the Congress and the Senate, since they didn't know the concept of humanity and truth. And I saw that the new wind cleared out a lot of other people from the institutions, together with them, and in some cases shut down the institutions altogether, such as the NSA, the CIA, the Federal Reserve, PNAC, and the Federalist Society that drools over Hitler's policies. The fresh wind cleared out all who upheld the Nazi law and thereby committed a crime against the nation, who refused to sever their link to the law that had put a Hitler into power in America as a dictator who installed himself as the Unitary Executive to whom no laws apply. I think there is an avalanche of freedom starting to move that will bring all the traitors against humanity down. And like in my dream, that avalanche of freedom may begin as a universal reaction in society to the government's baneful 9/11 atrocity that society wants to put behind it. People know that they have been raped on September 11, 2001. I saw a society that recognized its need to focus on building itself up."
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