Thursday, January 12, 2012

This IS How Tyranny is Done

Folks, go to Lew Rockwell's page and read the piece by Charles Goyette.

A quote from Goyette's piece:
Perhaps it is a slope that can be discerned in the threat of violence as the first tool of diplomacy. In the paramilitary forces and SWAT teams that are now part of virtually every federal department and agency. In the Freudian envy with which local police departments across the land ape the dress and manner of military operations. In the TSA Viper (Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response) teams that have now moved their surveillance of the American people beyond the airports and put them on the open streets of das Heimland.
It happens in every power grab in modern times. Like the National Defense Authorization Act, there is always a legalistic pretext upon which the power grab of the state relies. Lenin consolidated his control under the cover of a blizzard of legalistic decree-laws. Hitler promulgated his emergency decree "For the Protection of the People and the State" on the day of the Reichstag fire. That was followed by the "Enabling Act," which declared that laws of the Reich could deviate from the constitution.

Paper pretexts all, slow-motion coups in the small hours conferring the appearance of legitimacy as they subvert the people’s freedom. 

Of course, most of the national news media, the lapdog press, will miss the latest assaults on the Bill of Rights. But do not assume it’s because they were all hung-over. It’s easier to believe that they just don’t care. If there is any dissent at all about this power grab, it will not be because of the attack on your freedom. The national talk shows will see it as important only to the extent that it allows their favored team, red or blue, to move the ball down the field.

But where are America’s sworn defenders of the Constitution? With raised arms, all federal officeholders mouth the words, "I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same…" 


As we slip-slide into tyranny, those who oppress their own people have no qualms about doing it. Those oppressed want deeply to believe they are submitting to tyranny for their own good.  This amounts to an epoch of National Self Delusion.

Forget the written Constitution for a moment. Will we ever live as free people? Is it all a lie? Do we have Natural rights, endowed upon us by God or are we mere Helots, thankful for the privileges and legislated immunities extended to us while we toil at the whim of the Dorian master class? Shall we just give up the national myth and admit we live under the thuggery of crooks and gangsters? Is that truly who we Americans are?

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