Friday, December 28, 2018

i found this years ago and saved it for several reasons, most of which may be obvious, thinking it would one day provide a place from which to write a more focused article for my local fishwrap. i didn't write a letter so focused but have used this as a thinking platform on occasion, and here it is for you to consider;

Our owners encourage you to agree to the following;
I won’t oppose any authority.
I will consume endlessly.
I will believe everything the “official” media describe.
I will accept all regulations even though I didn’t vote on them.
I will work longer hours and accept higher bills.
I will continue accepting the false promises that advertising presents.
I won’t protest in any form.
I will continue to accept wars and poverty.
I will continue to accept corruption and rule by a rich minority.
I will continue to believe that I can’t make a change.
I will suppress my true self to fit into this materialistic society.
I won’t stand up for what I believe to be right.
I will argue that this is just the way it is.
I will do what I’m told.

Ongoing methods towards Americanfascism;
Name a threat.
Establish secret prisons.
Develop paramilitary forces.
Spy on ordinary citizens.
Arbitrarily detain citizens.
Target key individuals.
Control the press.
Label dissent treason.
Weaken the rule of law.
Disarm the citizens.

Most people don’t have time to investigate every government claim. Even with the big ones; people don’t have time to re-think them in detail. They sense the personal cost, knowing if they ever discovered that they’ve been lied to deliberately, they’d lose faith in government. It’s like abandoning your religion; the costs are high. To abandon faith in the official line means admitting that you had previously fallen for a grand deception. You were played the sucker. You were, in Lee Harvey Oswald’s words: a “patsy”.

“Your government” claims the right to take over your relationships with your children or with your spouse. They’ve forcibly set themselves as the judge of your marriage; they took the right to steal your children and to force you to do business, or not do business, with whomever they specify. The claim of the intruders; “We’re doing this for your own good” doesn’t change the fact that they’re controlling your relationships by force.

Having come from a family correctly split by court order due to abuse I still find it crazy to imagine that outsiders have any right to control our families, yet that’s what’s done to us. We allow this because once people see official abuse as normal, and everyone around them accepts the “official crime”, they do too.

Harriet Tubman, escaped slavery, and then made dozens of trips back into slave territory and freed hundreds more, wrote: If I could have convinced more slaves that they were slaves, I could have freed thousands more. If it was hard to convince Southern slaves that they were slaves, this problem is significant. People can come to see nearly any type of abuse as normal and once they do, they usually defend their previous choices. Agents of the status quo always resort to intimidation and confusion. The answer to these abuses is moral clarity.

The state clearly inserts itself into our relationships by force. What holds people back from facing this obvious conclusion is fear. Not so much fear of punishment, but a fear of facing the truth within ourselves.
Neither our marriages nor our families, not to mention business relationships, are really our own. An armed referee stands above them, carrying a permanent threat of force. How well could you raise your children with an armed neighbor following you around and enforcing their will?

This isn’t a wild example; it differs from reality only in that the enforcer’s presence is in your mind, rather than in physical form and if the enforcer is notified, he will show up in physical form. Children are stolen from parents nearly every day, and not just when the parents are monsters. We all know this, and fear of the enforcer is very real to us.

The sort of law now existing in America provides two categories of persons: Those above the law: “our government” and its agencies, including NSA, FBI, DOD, etc.; Wall Street and government contractors who are never prosecuted for their crimes; the rich who are politically connected and can succeed legally against anyone simply by throwing money at lawyers, and you.

Everyone else is below the law, living in constant fear of getting sued and stripped of their savings, or arrested, intimidated into accepting a plea bargain, and locked up. You can now be detained indefinitely without charge, kidnapped from anywhere in the world, transported to a “black site” and tortured. You can be put on trial without being informed of the charge and convicted based on evidence that is kept secret from them. Your communities can be placed under martial law without cause and you can be shot on sight without provocation of suspicion of wrongdoing.

In an ideal world, cops would do nothing except protect people from thieves and attackers. In the real world, however, far more injustice, violence, torture, theft, and outright murder have been committed by “law enforcement,” than has been committed in spite of it.

Watch some documentaries about some of the atrocities committed by the regimes of Stalin, or Lenin, or Chairman Mao, or Hitler, or any number of other tyrants in history. When the jackboots are about to herd innocent people into cattle cars, or gun them down as they stand on the edge of a ditch, and then ask yourself, “When should you shoot  back?” Keep in mind; the evils of those regimes were committed in the name of “law enforcement” And as much as the statement may make you squirm, history would have been a lot less gruesome if there had been a lot more “killers” around to deal with the state mercenaries of those regimes. Ask an American Indian if you can find one.

Voting is meaningless and will change nothing. The corruption is too deep. The existing crap must be removed before there’s a chance to put this country on some sort of sustainable path. That won’t happen through “voting” but in the streets, on future battlefields, within our borders. The entirely predictable implosion of our corrupt financial system will be the trigger. It might happen tomorrow or it might happen in five years, but it will happen.

People around the world are waking up to the manipulations and deceptions of the “official American story”. Instead of stopping their lies, our Empire’s imperial masters keep pumping up the lies. They must really think we’re stupid and in many cases they’re correct. Then again, if they can convince us that 19 pseudo-Muslims led by a terminal kidney patient in Afghanistan could outwit the world’s most advanced air defense systems and blow up three buildings with two planes, they have good reason to think we are stupid enough to believe almost anything.

We live in an expanding police state built on government inspired paranoia.

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