As time moves on and the footprint of humanity trails behind us, there are many things to reflect on, and the choices ahead of us become clearer, one way or another. We must all make our own decisions about what side of history we will be aligned with: will you be a spectator to history and obediently follow any orders you are given without question, or will you play an active role in the grand human drama, helping to mold and shape the world in which we live?
That we face an uphill battle is abundantly clear. That is, if one’s stance lie on the side of individual liberty, self ownership, and property rights, and against a police state, surveillance society — in general, if one does not want others to have the final say in how he lives his own life. With the fascist government/corporate hybrid that never stops introducing new programs, rules, regulations, and laws that restrict human behavior and interaction — yet never seems to offer more liberty or freedom — it should be obvious that the logical and natural conclusion to this pattern is complete totalitarianism. Examples can be seen in federal legislation such as the USA PATRIOT Act and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), in states with laws like New York’s “Safe Act,” which makes it nearly impossible to have any type of gun, even in your own house, and in the “new standard” in government-run education termed Common Core. Curiously, it seems that the Common Core Standards are supported by nobody, except for the individuals who have vested interests in the federal initiative, of course.
And let’s not forget about local regulations and laws that erode more of the Bill of Rights, giving additional power to local governments, like Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Pittston, where now agents of said municipalities may come into your house without a warrant on a fishing expedition to “make sure the dwelling is up to code,” which seems to provide an endless stream of revenue for the city, until the unintended consequences happen and everybody loses. That so many Americans are finally speaking up and/or acting out against the boot they now feel on their neck might be because it’s becoming so obvious that government and the money behind it are not the answer to the problems we face. More and more people are starting to feel the effects of all these new policies as they make everyday life truly difficult.
Couple all the above with the immoral and unethical demands that are being forced upon We, the People, our families, and friends and now maybe we’re seeing the beginning of the consequences of genuine oppression — yes, right here in America. If you think that this is a bit dramatic, that you live in the “land of the free,” you should go back and read my other columns or take a little time to look into these matters for yourself — it won’t take long to see that nothing in this column is being exaggerated. What can be stated confidently is that this resistance should not have taken so long and that not enough individuals are standing up and/or speaking up. While both assertions may be true, I view this as a mere starting point. What’s long overdue is for the sovereigns in these united States (yes, small “u” united) to start truly raising their voices and questioning everything their government says and does, all the way down to the gatekeepers in the mainstream media who supply cover and allow for the massive deception to continue. This explains why their credibility is in free fall. This is what happens when deceivers continue to get caught in lies: others stop paying attention to them.
It’s telling that we now witness so many coming to the internet for their information, so they can try to figure things out for themselves, rather than blindly following some “official.” We also see many personalities who already have a platform to speak or write continue to discuss trivial issues and refuse to allow for real debate and conversations, many times even willfully ignoring certain stories. The people are noticing and are finding that they are the answer, that they don’t need some “official” to tell them something they know is not true. They are finally waking up to the fact that they themselves are the answer, and now they are doing something about it. Get on the right side of history and be one of the brave who stands up and declares that you will not simply comply.
“Be the change you want to see in the World” —Mahatma Gandhi
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