London 2012 is about the politics of fear
by Paul Joseph Watson
Following the footsteps of Adolf Hitler, who had undesirables and political enemies rounded up and imprisoned before the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the British government is threatening jail time for protesters violating banning orders preventing them from coming close to any Olympic venue.
“The UK government is rounding on protesters ahead of this summer’s Olympics, issuing the first court order to ban an Occupy activist from the event. The unprecedented security measures for the Games have been branded as over-the-top,” reports RT.
One such banning order was handed out to 29 year-old Simon Moore, who committed the egregious act of protesting against a practice basketball court being built near the Olympic park in East London. He faces a 5-year jail sentence if he ventures “within 100 yards of Olympic venues, homes of participants, officials or spectators and the route of the Olympic torch.”
“I think it’s insane. I think it shows the prevailing state of consciousness in our governments and the world, which is one of fear – fear and control,” Moore told RT’s Laura Smith.
In rounding up potential troublemakers ahead of the games, the British government is drawing inspiration from none other than Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
In an effort to “clean up” Berlin before the 1936 Olympics, the German Ministry of Interior authorized the chief of the Berlin Police to arrest all undesirables – mainly Gypsies – prior to the Games and have them slung in detention camps. Political enemies were also incarcerated in the camps.
Hitler also used the event to install an early form of CCTV surveillance, but nothing to rival Big Brother’s stranglehold over London which will be put to good use in spotting thought crimes before they happen.
In addition, as Tom Chivers notes, the Olympic torch procession was in fact invented by the Nazis and has nothing to do with ancient Greece. The notorious Olympic rings signal was also created by the Nazis.
Just as in 1936, when the torch procession was met with protests “which were put down with traditional brutality by quaint local security services,” anyone attempting to use the 2012 procession to draw attention to their cause will be similarly treated.
The Olympic games represent little more than an opportunity for the government to showcase its arsenal of draconian technology and stifling security measures which are justified by the threat of terrorism yet in reality are aimed at generating compliance and advancing the police state.
We’re already seeing surface to air missiles placed on top of apartment buildings to ward off Al-Qaeda’s imaginary air force, as well as radiation-firing naked body scanners being put in place for Olympic events.
London 2012 has next to nothing to do with sport and everything to do with the politics of fear – so it’s little surprise that the security preparations surrounding the event are all borrowed from the Nazi template.
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