Best Ever Monologue On Personal Freedom
“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”
“The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. He cannot rightfully be compelled to do or forbear because it will be better for him to do so, because it will make him happier, because, in the opinions of others, to do so would be wise, or even right. These are good reasons for remonstrating with him, or reasoning with him, or persuading him, or entreating him, but not for compelling him, or visiting him with any evil, in case he do otherwise.”
"To put it 'pungently': in earlier times, it was easier to control one million people than to physically kill one million people; today, it is infinitely easier to kill one million people than to control one million people."
― Zbigniew Brzezinski in a speech to world leaders about global awakening of the masses
Today, the great majority of those who find themselves serving life sentences in Ben Franklin's prison believe that 'incarceration' is the only way to remain safe from their fellow 'inmates' and rejoice when they are at least allowed to vote to select the prison wardens, scared stiff of life outside prison walls! We are still in the early stages of a major war - a battle between those who believe fervently that the walls protect them from all manner of threat and those who become more enlightened each day about the true purpose of the walls, which is to keep the fear factor going for easier control by the wardens. It is a battle which will be won by the fear-mongers due to their overwhelming majority and ability of State wardens to turn up the fear thermostat as needed via the terror bogeyman and restore control!
But, despite the thunderous applause heard coming from fearful prisoners as they cheer on the moves by the jailors to make them 'safe', there is a gradual but persistent awakening underway for mankind! Tomorrow, there will be brighter days for those who survive the coming collapse of a world economy that is now unsustainable and the power structures that are doing all within their power to prolong it. Central Planning will be replaced when the dust finally settles by the only true solution, free markets!
In earlier times, like most of the populace I looked at the refusal of fellow 'inmates' to follow the rules as disrespecting the rest of society who were obliged to comply. But in the process of growing up and accepting my adulthood, I have come to realize that it is in fact society that is guilty of showing gross disrespect for the rights of individual members to choose for themselves how to live their own lives! The wrongheaded belief that we can or should enslave others will serve ultimately to imprison us all!
Some may ask why we must go through this phase to progress. The answer may lie in an experiment involving monkeys locked in a cage and conditioned over time to attack those trying to climb out - well after the impetus is removed. Our reality is closer to our nearest primate than we dare to admit!
Putting the kibosh on Central Planning once and for all will be neither easy nor painless - many will perish at the hands of a State that will be increasingly worshiped - seen as an omnipotent protector! But they who know better must continue the task of awakening others to cast off their mental chains!
It's Liberty Vs. Oppression: Fox 19's Ben Swann
Clovers are ok with the American Police State because to them, it’s not a police state. They see no imposition – much less tyranny. They see “democracy,” lawful order. The flag – and (to them) freedom. The mindset is nicely articulated by the well-worn Clover cliche: “If you just obey the law you won’t have any problems.”
It’s circular reasoning, obviously – with the circles becoming ever tighter as they spiral down toward the drain into outright and abject slavery. Which even then, Clover will not see as slavery. He will still be free to act, he thinks – provided of course that he acts within the boundaries laid down for him. In the same way a slave was free to pick cotton; or the medieval serf free to farm his small plot… so long as he gave his Lord the specified portion of his crop.
Clover does not grasp that each time he submits, he has surrendered a piece of his life. And much worse, the lives of others, too.
Eventually, there will be nothing left to surrender.
But this ugly inevitability does not trouble Clover. He agrees to allow others to direct and control his life, to make his decisions for him. And because he has accepted this “direction,” so also must others. If they do not, if they object in any way, then they deserve what comes to them.
It will please Clover to see them punished.
Unfortunately, Clover’s psychological S&M routine is not his private perversion – which incidentally would be ok, in a free society. If he likes being told what to do – and punished when he does not do as he’s told – he has every right to live that dynamic provided it’s just between him and his dominatrix. What’s not ok – if society is to be free – is Clover’s demand that everyone else don the Gimp suit and rubber ball in the mouth, accept the lash and say “yes, Mistress” (that is, yes, Officer) on cue.
Yet this is precisely what Clover does in fact demand. And it’s the reason why Clover gets absolutely furious when they do not comply.
The other day, my wife went to the post office in one of our trucks. I had peeled off the old (out of date) state “safety” inspection because I figured this would be less conspicuous to any passing costumed enforcer. My wife encountered a Clover instead. She parked in front of the post office, and as she was exiting the vehicle, an angry little man lectured her about the absence of the “safety” sticker on the truck. Since he had to waste his time and money on a “safety” inspection, it infuriated him to see someone else who had not yet submitted. Rather than be angry with the Police State and its minions, he had become a minion himself.
We see this kind of thing all over nowadays. Most recently in the tattle-tale campaigns of the Department of Heimat Sicherheitsdeinst that counsel, “If you see something, say something.” For example, there’s the case of Brian Loftus. He went to a local gun store and bought several boxes of ammunition for target shooting. Still legal in this land of the allegedly free. Except, someone “saw something” – and “said something.” Which led to Loftus being telephoned and interrogated by the state police. (See here for the story and a video of Loftus.) In Cloverstan – er, America – there is no problem. Loftus should accept that the state police police were just “trying to keep us safe.” Clover cannot fathom the man’s anger; in fact, it makes Clover angry that anyone would get angry about such a thing.
After all, if he had nothing to hide… .