“If government be founded in the consent of the people, it can have no power over any individual by whom that consent is refused.” – William Godwin, 1793
“Every individual of mankind has an ‘inalienable right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness,’ and it is solely to protect and secure the enjoyment of these right unmolested that governments can properly be instituted among men.”- Josiah Warren, 1863
I found these two quotes in a series of essays from a book I am reading, “The Anarchist Handbook,” organized by Michael Malice. The title may disturb or even shock you. It may shock you even more to know that one of the contributors of an essay in this collection was an avowed Socialist and was deported from our country by J. Edgar Hoover for her views. She went to Russia where she told Lenin to his face that he was doing things incorrectly. She advocated strongly for individual freedom. And we thought anarchists were crazy people.
And now, this quote:
An unnamed senior DHS official who spoke with reporters Tuesday said the department “will work to improve public awareness of federal resources to address concerning or threatening behavior before violence occurs.”
The “see something say something” campaign aimed a stopping Islamic terrorism could be applied to domestic threats, the official said.
“This involves creating contexts in which those who are family members or friends or co-workers know that there are pathways and avenues to raise concerns and seek help for those who they have perceived to be radicalizing and potentially radicalizing towards violence,” said the senior DHS official.
Of those three quotes, which one seems most tyrannical?
If you didn’t pick the one from DHS, we need to talk. The first two talk about the rights of the individual and the subservience of the government. The third one establishes a defacto “thought police” state much like that created by Hitler, Stalin, or Mao. Yet, the first two authors would be considered enemies of this country based on their views. The third one would be called a true patriot. Shocking, isn’t it?
It makes me wonder how we have come so far in this country that the basic right of the individual to have an opinion and state it is seen as so dangerous that it is worth being investigated.
I guess we should not be surprised that the government is now asking friends and relatives to report friends and members of their family for thinking differently. They had a great test case into how this would work with Covid. How many videos have we seen of people harassing those who chose not to wear a mask or take a vaccine? Yes, there are people who believe in the precepts of the NAZI party walking around in our towns and neighborhoods. These are the same people who scream “patriotism” to force you to get a vaccine. They are the same ones who will have a temper tantrum over someone using the wrong pronouns or not stating their white privilege and guilt.
And now they have the cardboard cutout Presidential facsimile Joe Biden proclaiming that he wants these people caught and handled for stating anything negative about his regime or the flawed election that got him installed. His handlers know his administration is going down in flames and they would prefer no one notices.
While we are talking about Biden the Cardboard Cutout, let’s remember how cardboard cutouts were used this past year.
When athletes were allowed to compete in public in 2020, people weren’t allowed to attend. So, teams made huge cardboard cut outs of people to simulate fans in the stands. They piped in crowd noise as well, all to make the athletes feel like they were competing in a stadium filled with fans.
In the end, the cut outs were just paper. Fake and merely put there for optics. One athlete even commented that they were “kind of creepy,” and not very motivating.
I think this is where many of us are with our current regime in D.C. We know it’s not real. We know the people in DC are like the cardboard cut outs. They have no connection with the people of this country, no energy to solve the real problems, and no love for this country or its citizens. They are there for optics only. They are a distraction for the people and the media to keep us occupied. And they are certainly creepy.
And they are not running things. At various times I thought Obama and his staff was and maybe they are. But, I believe that someone else is exerting more power, someone more authoritarian and even more creepy than the cardboard cutouts.
The Deep State is alive and well and in full control.
If you want to, I guess you can call me a “conspiracy theorist” which would be apropos since it was the CIA that coined that term after the Kennedy Assassination in 1963. It was used to demean those who didn’t believe the lone gunman theory. And now it is being used against those of us who think the CIA, FBI, DHS, etc. are the real power behind what happens in D.C.
It might work except that little bits and pieces of evidence keep coming out that they are. There was the unfounded prosecution of Mike Flynn by the Obama DOJ and FBI. Then we have the ridiculous sham impeachment of Trump based on evidence that was manufactured by the FBI. And let’s not forget all those illegal wire taps James Comey and Rod Rosenstein acquired on then candidate Trump.
I think one of the most compelling pieces of evidence is the FBI’s part in encouraging, organizing, and participating in the January 6th breach of the Capital. While people who have been indicted for “trespassing on federal property” are being illegally detained in the D.C. jail, there are others who are walking around free even though they played a major role. Why? That was their job. They were feds who had “infiltrated” different groups hoping to incite them to violence. It worked.
Which is funny because it didn’t seem there were any FBI undercover agents infiltrating ANTIFA and BLM in 2020.
Here’s the story from Tucker Carlson:
It was infuriating when we thought Antifa and BLM put on this charade so they could blame Trump supporters. Now, thinking that there is a deep state that is willing not only to instigate these events to influence public opinion, but to ruin people’s lives to perpetuate the lies is absolutely terrifying as well.
But, it’s been going on for awhile. According the Revolver.com, an internet news site, these agencies have acted in this way for a very long time even to the extent of creating events to get the U.S. into war. Remember, Kennedy wasn’t fond of J. Edgar Hoover and despised the CIA.
Knowing this, we can assume that many events that occur are due to interference from people like John Brennan. Every congressman that suddenly changes his opinion for no reason, every Supreme Court judge who makes a completely non-sensical decision. Are they due to interference from these powerful groups?
No wonder the Patriot Act was promoted so hard after 9/11. It gave these goons even more unfettered power.
And now, DHS has put us all on notice. Don’t speak your mind, don’t post your opinions, don’t comment harshly on the cardboard cutout Biden. You might get reported.
Well, you know what. Report me. Because I am not going to stop speaking my mind and pointing out the flaws and even crimes of the Biden farce. If that constitutes a crime, then make me a “thought criminal.”
I opened with quotes from an 18th century believer in the social contract and a proponent of Utopianism. Let me close with this from Thomas Jefferson:
“The spirit of the times may alter, will alter. Our rulers will become corrupt, our people careless. A single zealot may become persecutor, and better men be his victims. It can never be too often repeated that time for fixing every essential right, on a legal basis, is while our rulers are honest, ourselves united. From the conclusion of this war we shall be going down hill. It will not then be necessary to resort every moment to the people for support. They will be forgotten, therefore, and their rights disregarded. They will forget themselves in the sole faculty of making money, and will never think of uniting to effect a due respect for their rights. The shackles, therefore, which shall not be knocked off at the conclusion of this war, will be heavier and heavier, till our rights shall revive or expire in a convulsion. “
I choose revival. How about you?