I've watched my Stateside conservative cousins, whinge about Obama. I knowing very little about American politics, assumed it was just age old Republican v Democrat vitriol. However things have become so sinister I feel it necessary to draw attention to it. It cannot be ignored, it quite simply is totalitarian.
This particular ''executive order'' is detailed as ''National security and emergency preparedness''. The first few paragraphs are rather dry, maybe to prevent casual readers from going any deeper.
The parts enumerating duties and powers, however, despite the same mind-numbing official patois, seem like anything but hot air.
Sec. 5.2. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall:…
(d) receive, integrate, and disseminate NS/EP communications information to the Federal Government and State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, as appropriate, to establish situational awareness, priority setting recommendations, and a common operating picture for NS/EP communications information;
(e) satisfy priority communications requirements through the use of commercial, Government, and privately owned communications resources, when appropriate;
This means that the US government, in an emergency is able to seize privately owned networks and radio broadcasts, and nationalise them. In some nuked out NYC dystopia, the government could very well seize all national, privately owned and otherwise, and nationalise them. It may not even have to come to that. Remember Hitler and the Reichstag?
The whole executive order can be read here-- http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/07/06/executive-order-assignment-national-security-and-emergency-preparedness-