How they built a maze around us
“To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be place under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; & to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality."
― Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
― Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
As the demolition crew set about their task, chipping away at the walls of a once-magnificent edifice, few noticed as major damage was being wrought to the structure that had secured them for so long, but as they bravely tried to sound the alarm, their voices were quickly drowned out by the multitude! "Can't you see they're only trying to protect us?", the masses shout while they rush to defend the crew selected to shore up the defenses in the last cycle, "quit complaining already, let them do their job!". And as the current crew compounds the damage done by those that have gone before, the inhabitants go about their daily lives in blissful denial that the walls that ensured their privacy and protection so painstakingly laid by the foundation builders more than 200 years ago are crumbling all around them!
70 years ago a country's leaders demanded greater power to fight the growing scourge of communism -its people believed they had nothing to fear since after all, the leaders were democratically elected! They looked the other way as others were victimized, foolishly trusting all would be okay for them. Today another country's leaders demand ever greater power to fight the growing scourge of terrorism - its people also believe they have nothing to fear, ignoring deadly drone strikes and torture prisons. Both peoples were assured that the situation was so dangerous that information had to be withheld due to national security - this led to a gradual loss of accountability as the noose slowly tightened, choking off the last vestiges of liberty - like boiling frogs, they only felt the heat when it was too late!
While the framers did everything possible to prevent tyrannical laws being imposed upon the people, they knew, as Franklin noted, they had created a constitutional republic "if (the people) can keep it"! Language such as Congress shall make no law abridging freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, & the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed - as obtains in the First and Second Amendments respectively - is clear and unequivocal! This has not prevented laws being passed that directly contravene these constitutional protections. Other provisions such as the right to not be deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process have been made a mockery of with the advent of assassination and indefinite detention without trial!
In the 20th century, the leading European power was used to first foment, then lose both World Wars! Early on in the 21st, the leading World power is being used to foment the third (and final) World War -resources spread thin, mired in ongoing conflicts and close to bankruptcy, it is set for a similar fate. As laid out by Albert Pike in his blueprint for world domination in 1871, during the third World War "nations would..fight themselves into a state of exhaustion", setting the stage for world government!
In order for the plans of those who would subjugate humanity to succeed, the country that pioneered individual freedom must first be neutered - its citizens disarmed, before being brought to its knees! With the world in a state of turmoil and confusion, exhausted from seemingly never-ending wars and caught up in long-term economic depression, they will clamor for a way out of their pain and misery, before finally agreeing to give up all remaining rights and accept the long-planned New World Order!
The sad reality is that due to the predictability of human nature, this time is likely to be no different! Distracted by the ups and downs of daily life, deluded into a mirage of believing it can't happen here, the masses are in total denial about what is due to befall them - as Aldous Huxley said it: "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history". Practically speaking then, the real battle is to awaken as many as possible to pick up the pieces after!
Men who have forgotten what real freedom tastes like and are easily controlled by fear, then become no different than the lower animals, who were never given the birthright of free will by their Creator! They are then easily herded and corralled - by those who would subjugate us all for their own benefit!
The only way we are able to gain our freedom is by coming to the realization that we cannot control the lives of others on the one hand without simultaneously creating an unwitting prison for ourselves! We must therefore stop trying to control others using threats & coercion before we can again be free!
MLK Jr and the Founders both learned that freedom is never voluntarily given...it must be demanded! Those who have held the reins of power for so long are determined to see their plans through and are making necessary preparations for Martial Law- this is the time for the discerning to make their own!
Image by William Banzai
Americans Are Acting Like Slowly Boiling FrogsIn the classic history of Nazi Germany, They Thought They Were Free, Milton Mayer writes:
“What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.The German citizens were boiling frogs … the water heating up so gradually that they didn’t realize they had to jump out of the pot to safety.
“This separation of government from people, this widening of the gap, took place so gradually and so insensibly, each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with real social purposes. And all the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter.
Because the exact same thing is happening to Americans
(fear of terror makes people stupid no matter what country they live in), let’s remember exactly what we’ve lost in recent years …