Friday, September 09, 2005

I am posting this for all of you who are interested in sociology, psychology, history, political science and current events.For those of you who either know we are on a road to the destruction of what used to be American ideal and for those of you who still believe it isn't happening.

Think about the fact that on Sunday, there wil be a Pentagon sponsored "Freedom March" in Washington D.C. A march where only registered people can participate (is this their idea of freedom?)

Think about the use of language, psychology, propaganda in this event. Think about how truly Orwellian (that oft overused descriptor) it all is. Think about the awful country music that will be played. Think of the IRONY of a "Freedom March" being completely controlled by registration, political vetting, fences, special fenced off "media areaa." Think about your future.

By Petula Dvorak
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, September 9, 2005

Organizers of the Pentagon's 9/11 memorial Freedom Walk on Sunday are taking extraordinary measures to control participation in the march and concert, with the route fenced off and lined with police and the event closed to anyone who does not register online by 4:30 p.m. today.

The march, sponsored by the Department of Defense, will wend its way from the Pentagon to the Mall along a route that has not been specified but will be lined with four-foot-high snow fencing to keep it closed and "sterile," said Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense.

The America Supports You Freedom Walk will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Pentagon South parking lot and will end with a musical tribute by country music star Clint Black at the JFK Hockey Field near the Washington Monument. The parade route will be lined with snow fencing, allowing only those who preregistered to participate.

The U.S. Park Police will have its entire Washington force of several hundred on duty and along the route, on foot, horseback and motorcycles and monitoring from above by helicopter. Officers are prepared to arrest anyone who joins the march or concert without a credential and refuses to leave, said Park Police Chief Dwight E. Pettiford.