“ Rights aren’t legal rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That may be all we’ve ever had within this country, is a bill associated with temporary privileges. And if a person read the news even terribly, you know that every year the list gets shorter and shorter. Sooner or later, the people in this nation are gonna realize the federal government … doesn’t care about you, or your children, or your own rights, or your welfare or your safety… They have interested in its own power. That’s the only thing. Keeping it and expanding it whenever we can. ” — George Carlin
We’re in a nationwide state of denial.
For years today, the government has been playing a cat-and-mouse game with the American people, letting us enjoy just enough freedom to think we have been free but not enough to really allow us to live as being a free people.
Case in point: on the same day that the U. S. Supreme Court appeared inclined to favor a high school football coach’s right to pray around the field after a game , the high court let endure a lower court ruling that allows police in order to warrantlessly track people’s area and movements through their particular personal cell phones , capturing Americans up into a enormous digital data dragnet that does not distinguish between those who are innocent associated with wrongdoing, suspects, or bad guys.
Likewise, although the Supreme Court gave the go-ahead for a dying row inmate to have their pastor audibly pray plus lay hands on him in the execution holding chamber, it refused to stop police from using hidden digital cameras to secretly and warrantlessly record and monitor a homeowner’s activities outside their home over an extended time period.
For those who have been paying attention, there’s a curious pattern emerging: the government appears reasonably tolerant of those who want to exercise their First Amendment rights in a manner that doesn’t problem the police state’s hold on energy, for example , by praying on a football field or in an execution chamber.
On the other hand, dare to differ with the government about the war crimes, COVID-19, selection outcomes or police brutality, and you’ll find yourself silenced, mentioned, shut down and/or branded a good extremist.
The U. S. government is specially intolerant of speech that will reveals the government’s data corruption, exposes the government’s lies, and encourages the citizenry to push back against the government’s many injustices. For instance, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the newest victim of the government’s war on dissidents and whistleblowers, is in the process of being extradited to the U. T. to be tried under the Espionage Act to get daring to access and reveal military documents that portray the U. S. federal government and its endless wars abroad as reckless, irresponsible, wrong and responsible for thousands of civilian deaths.
Also political protests are fair game for prosecution. Within Florida, two protesters are being fined $3000 for political signs proclaiming stating “ F— e Biden, ” “ F— k Trump, ” plus “ F— k Policing 4 Profit” that violate a town ban on “ indecent” speech on signs, clothing and other graphic displays.
The trade-off is apparent: pray all you want, but avoid mess with the U. S i9000. government.
In this manner, the government, having appointed itself a Supreme and Sovereign Ruler, allows us to bask within the illusion of religious freedom while stripping us of each other freedom afforded with the Constitution.
Jooxie is in trouble, folks.
Freedom no longer means what once did.
This holds true whether you’re talking about the right to criticize the government in word or deed, the right to be free of government surveillance, the right to not have your person or your property subjected to warrantless searches by government agents, the suitable to due process, the right to be safe from militarized police invading your home, the suitable to be innocent until tested guilty and every other correct that once reinforced the particular founders’ belief that this would be “ a government of the people, by the people as well as for the people. ”
Not only do we no longer possess dominion over our bodies, our families, our property and our lives, but the government is constantly on the chip away at exactly what few rights we have to speak freely and think for ourselves.
My friends, we’re being played for fools.
On paper, we may end up being technically free.
In reality, however , we are only as free as a government official may allow.
We only think we live in a constitutional republic, governed by just laws created for our benefit.
Truth be told, we live in a dictatorship disguised as a democracy where all that we all own, all that we gain, all that we say plus do— our very lives— depends on the benevolence of government agents and corporate investors for whom profit and power will always trump basic principle. And now the government is litigating and legislating its way into a new framework where the dictates of petty bureaucrats carry greater weight than the inalienable rights of the citizenry.
With every court ruling that allows the government to operate above the principle of law, every part of legislation that limits our freedoms, and every act of government wrongdoing that will go unpunished, we’re slowly becoming conditioned to a society in which we have little real control over our lives.
As Rod Serling, creator associated with the Twilight Area and a good insightful commentator on human being nature, once observed, “ We’re developing a new citizenry. One that will be very picky about cereals and automobiles, but won’t be able to think. ”
Certainly, not only are we developing a new citizenry incapable of considering for themselves, we’re also instilling in them a complete plus utter reliance on the federal government and its corporate partners to try and do everything for them— let them know what to eat, what to wear, how to think, what to think, how long to sleep, whom to vote for, who to associate with, and on and on.
In this way, we now have created a welfare state, a nanny state, a police state, a surveillance condition, an electronic concentration camp— call it what you will, the meaning is the same: in our quest for less personal responsibility, a greater sense associated with security, and no burdensome obligations to each other or to future generations, we have created a society by which we have no true freedom.
Government security, police abuse, SWAT team raids, economic instability, asset forfeiture schemes, pork barrel legislation, militarized police, drones, endless wars, private prisons, involuntary detentions, biometrics directories, free speech zones, and so forth: these are mile markers on the path to a fascist state where citizens are treated like cattle, to be branded and finally led to the slaughterhouse.
Freedom, or precisely left of it, is being vulnerable from every direction. The particular threats are of many types: political, cultural, educational, press, and psychological. However , as history shows us, independence is not, on the whole, wrested from the citizenry. It is all too often provided over voluntarily and for this kind of cheap price: safety, safety, bread, and circuses.
This is part and parcel of the propaganda churned out by the government machine.
That said, what we encounter today— mind manipulation plus systemic violence— is not new. What is different are the methods used and the large-scale control over mass humanity, coercive law enforcement tactics and pervasive monitoring.
We are past due for a systemic check on the particular government’s overreaches and strength grabs.
By “ government, ” Now i am not referring to the extremely partisan, two-party bureaucracy from the Republicans and Democrats. Instead, I’m referring to “ government” with a capital “ G, ” the entrenched Deep State that is unaffected simply by elections, unaltered by populist movements, and has set itself beyond the reach of the law.
For a long time now, we have suffered the injustices, cruelties, corruption and abuse of an entrenched govt bureaucracy that has no respect for the Constitution or the legal rights of the citizenry.
We have lingered too long in this strange twilight zone exactly where ego trumps justice, propaganda perverts truth, and imperial presidents— empowered to indulge their authoritarian tendencies simply by legalistic courts, corrupt legislatures and a disinterested, distracted populace— rule by fiat rather than by the rule of legislation.
Where we discover ourselves now is in the unenviable position of needing to control in all three branches associated with government— the Executive, the particular Judicial, and the Legislative— which have exceeded their authority and grown drunk on power.
We are the particular unwitting victims of a program so corrupt that those that stand up for the rule of law and aspire to openness in government are in the particular minority. This corruption is really vast it spans every branches of government: through the power-hungry agencies under the professional branch and the corporate puppets within the legislative branch to some judiciary that is, more often than not, elitist and biased towards govt entities and corporations.
The predators of the police state are wreaking havoc on our freedoms, our own communities, and our lives. The government doesn’t listen to the citizenry, it refuses to abide by the particular Constitution, which is our guideline of law, and it treats the citizenry as a supply of funding and little else.
The American kleptocracy (a government dominated by thieves) has sucked the American people straight down a rabbit hole into a parallel universe in which the Metabolism is meaningless, the government is certainly all-powerful, and the citizenry is powerless to defend itself towards government agents who steal, spy, lie, plunder, kill, abuse and generally instill mayhem and sow craziness on everyone and every thing in their sphere.
This dissolution of that holy covenant between the citizenry and the government— establishing “ we all the people” as the experts and the government as the servant— didn’t happen overnight. This didn’t happen because of one specific incident or one particular chief executive. It is a process, one that started long ago and continues in our day, aided and abetted by politicians who have mastered the polarizing art of how to “ divide plus conquer. ”
Unfortunately, there is no magic spell to transport us back to a spot and time where “ we the people” were unable merely fodder for a corporate gristmill, operated by government hired hands, whose priorities are money and energy.
As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People and in its fictional counterpart The Erik Blair Schedules , our freedoms have become casualties in an all out war on the American people.
If we keep on down this road, there may be no surprise about what awaits take a look at the end.