Its like the old "Lobster boil" scenario. If you put the lobster in cool water and gradually turn up the heat, the lobster wont realize he is being cooked until it is too late to do anything about it.
Anyone remember how the "Third Reich" began?
Oh, that's right, I forgot they don't teach that in US History anymore. Thank you so much corporate media and publishing houses.
As an American, I really wonder why everyone keeps waiting, expecting some "tipping point" to occur that is worse than the last, and the one before that, and the one before that; to actually do anything about it.
This is not the America that our founding fathers envisioned.
If we continue down this path, I assure you, we will NOT LIKE WHERE IT LEADS.
Injustices MUST be addressed as they happen, not allowed to fester and rot until the only recourse is all out revolution. You cannot imagine the hell on earth scenario that would play out if that were to happen. Look to history to get an idea what i'm talking about. Check out the "War of Northern Aggression" (that is the Civil Wart to all you northerners), The Revolutionary War, The French Revolution, The Vietnam war (only this time it would be you and I wearing the pointy straw hats) all rolled into one big bloodbath and colossal loss of life. We would be at war with our own family members serving in the military "war machine." It would be total and utter chaos. Anarchy.
I've said this before, and ill say it again here: Long ago, I took an oath to protect and defend the constitution of the United States, against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I took that oath, because I was answering a calling. Whatever events transpired since that day, however life got in the way, I have never forgotten that oath. It was a decision that I did not make lightly. Quite frankly, it was an oath I am doing my best to uphold to this very day, by trying to wake others up.
"I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
A true warrior is a reluctant warrior. Discretion truly is the better part of valor.
In that oath, I gave "We, the people" of this country a blank check. For an amount up to and including my life, should it be needed. I did that because I believe(d) in the institution of this country [what it once was] its people, and am firmly committed to insuring that our forefathers design is restored, and extends into the future.
Anyone remember this?
I pledge allegiance, to the Flag, of the United States of America. And to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.
How about this?
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
That being said, I would rather NOT die in the process of bringing about change. However, if one life can save millions, I would gladly make that sacrifice. No one wants war. Especially me. Ive committed years of my life to SAVING lives, not taking them.
I volunteered and worked with "Fire and Rescue" over being a "Police Officer" for many reasons.
When you dance with the "devil", the "devil" doesn't change. He changes you.
That statement, to me, is one of the great truths and paradoxes of life. In my eyes, the rising "police state" is rather elegant proof.
Dealing with criminals 24/7, year after year, the line begins to blur.
When the only tool you have is a hammer, EVERY problem starts to look like a nail.
When "cops" begin to see everyone as a criminal, they forget the reason they became "cops" in the first place, which is of course to protect and serve the "innocent", the "public trust".
When Police and Government lose their objectivity, and no longer see people as "innocent", it is easy for them to step on individual "god given" rights in order to support what they consider to be "the greater good". That outlook then becomes an obsession. The "Power trip" becomes A drug. A drug that they will stop at nothing to get, never realizing that they have become the very thing they swore to protect and serve against.
That, my friends, is criminal.
When those charged with protecting our safety, become the ones violating it, the system has failed. Thousands of people discussing and complaining about injustices on message boards and blogs like this one show me that the issue is not lack of knowledge, but the fear to act on that knowledge to restore liberty.
I understand fear, but fear is irrational. Most things I've been afraid of in my life were anyway.
I have always found that when you make it a habit to do the things you fear, the death of fear is certain. Fear is the one weapon TPTB have against us that is 100% effective, every time. The real error is to let attacks on our liberty go unchecked. If the problem is corrected as it happens, we can all remain peaceful and happy, and enjoy living our lives of calm tranquility. If it is left unmaintained for too long, the only method of correction remaining is radical change, and that can be extremely dangerous to all.
In a government by, of, and for the people- no one is exempt from duty. Everyone has to pay attention and speak up when you don't agree with policy, not hide in the closet [or a basement ]and complain on internet message boards. Words are powerful, ONLY if submitted in the right places.