The French “Patriot Act”: Why is France Extending Its State of Emergency? From Pseudo-Democracy to Dictatorship

Sunday, February 21, 2016
By Paul Martin

Clamping Down on Freedom of Expression

By Guillaume Kress
Global Research
February 19, 2016

President Francois Hollande, whose legitimacy stems from nothing but a fraudulent multiparty electoral system, has repeatedly abused his authority since taking office in 2012 by waging illegal wars in foreign countries (i.e., Mali, Syria) without consulting his electors. [1]

He recently failed to confer with them when his Socialist government responded to last year’s terrorist attacks in Paris by adopting Orwellian domestic policies – policies that have allowed the Hollande administration to spy on citizens, block websites containing “terrorist related content”, strip convicted “terrorists” of French citizenship, and criminalize activism against Israeli occupation.[2]

These policies prevent the spread of information which may expose the government’s criminal activities. We should note, here, that the state of emergency greatly facilitates political corruption. [3]

To put it briefly, the state of emergency law turns France into a totalitarian police state which can act for a maximum period of 12 days without requiring judicial oversight or search warrants. Given France’s compliance with Zionist interests, it is not surprising that Human Rights Watch recently exposed the French government’s “abusive and discriminatory raids and house arrests against Muslims under its sweeping new state of emergency law.” This discrimination is not coming to an end any time soon, for Hollande’s administration just voted in favor of extending its state of emergency for three months.

Since the government can use its extraordinary powers to force journalists (via fear tactics like lawsuits and heavy fines) to comply with policies which emphasize security over freedom (i.e., censorship, spying), the state of emergency ironically prevents any independent investigation into the criminal activities that triggered the emergency in the first place.

The United States faced a similar scenario after the 9-11 attacks, during which the federal government not only failed to consult the American people on the Patriot Act, but also never formally investigated what happened on 9-11. Instead, a confluence of American-Israeli intelligence networks prevented the discovery of the facts by tightly controlling “investigation and access to evidence, media interpretation of the event, and related litigation.” [4]

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