"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." Samuel Adams
Now, I have an announcement. While you were busy working and paying your taxes, those who call themselves government were helping someone get ready for your subjugation.With this article I snap at the very hand that feeds me under current conditions, but I stand upon my first amendment rights, use it or lose it baby!
Let's play the blame game, go look in the mirror and say "The rich only get richer"....okay no blame there, you to can get rich if you work at it diligently, this is, after all, the land of opportunity. Say "well we need good roads, we need good schools, there has to be taxes" uh-oh, we are getting close. Now say "The government should do something about that".....getting warmer.....Now say, "What have I done about that".....getting hot......Now say, we the people in order to form a more perfect union.....oh you are so burning up......
Now say, "while I was sleeping, my public servants became the rulers of the land and decided they know what is best for we the people, the true governors of the land. My malaise and quiet is considered permission, my passive nature and obedience to the law has lead to where I am today. I am personally responsible to a large degree for the condition of America. Because I did not let my state legislature know that it was not right to accept federal funding with legislative purse strings, because I did not tell the senator or congressman that their stance was contrary to my well being, I assisted in the enslavement of myself and all of the citizens of my state and every other state in the Union. It is through my collective compliance and victims sanction that well meaning and evil men subjugate me" OH MY, YOU DID IT!
Victim's sanction- Sanction of the victim The Sanction of the victim is defined as "the willingness of the good to suffer at the hands of the evil, to accept the role of sacrificial victim for the 'sin' of creating values." The entire story of Atlas Shrugged can be seen as an answer to the question, what would happen if this sanction were revoked? When Atlas shrugs, relieving himself of the burden of carrying the world, he is revoking his sanction. The concept may be original in the thinking of Ayn Rand and is foundational to her moral theory. She holds that evil is a parasite on the good and can only exist if the good tolerates it. To quote from Galt's Speech: "Evil is impotent and has no power but that which we let it extort from us," and, "I saw that evil was impotent...and the only weapon of its triumph was the willingness of the good to serve it." Morality requires that we do not sanction our own victimhood, Rand claims. In adhering to this concept, Rand assigns virtue to the trait of rational self-interest. However, Rand contends that moral selfishness does not mean a license to do whatever one pleases, guided by whims. It means the exacting discipline of defining and pursuing one's rational self-interest. A code of rational self-interest rejects every form of human sacrifice, whether of oneself to others or of others to oneself. Throughout Atlas Shrugged, numerous characters admit that there is something wrong with the world but they cannot put their finger on what it is. The concept they cannot grasp is the sanction of the victim. The first person to grasp the concept is John Galt, who vows to stop the motor of the world by getting the creators of the world to withhold their sanction. We first glimpse the concept in section 121 when Hank Rearden feels he is duty-bound to support his family, despite their hostility towards him.
Without liberty there is no wealth, without wealth there can be no liberty. WITHOUT THE SANCTION OF THE VICTIM THERE IS NO SUBJUGATION. You see all the systems are in place, satellite surveillance, military and paramilitary forces to operate within our borders, cameras everywhere, an internal and external enemy to fear, militarized police, jobs removed from America (read if they can collapse the dollar they might just have managed subjugation), so you are totally dependent upon the charity of the government, news channels are under control, it is very easy for public servants to declare martial law for our own good, RFID chips to control our movements and spending, internment camps have been built. About the only thing left to do is disarm the people and the process will be pretty much done. Zero (read 0) did allude to one thing that I agree with in his inauguration, I will not give up my personal liberties for a little temporary safety. I fear my public servants way more than I fear any terrorist cell, white supremacist group, jewish hate group, christian hate group, or any other movement for that matter.
A friend recently told me people are, what they are, and the general breakdown goes something like this 5% of the people make things happen (that would explain why most of the wealth is in the hands of less than 5% of the populace, good on them), 10% of the people watch things happen and 85% of the people (or sheeple who are simply too busy grazing) stand around and wonder "what the hell just happened". "Hey Mabel, did you see that? They just suspended the constitution." "Harry, it's okay, just keep grazing and maybe no one will notice us."
I watch the growth of this site daily. 4 members in 8 hours....huh, not too bad. Get out there and invite your friends! There is strength in numbers!
Wealth, what is wealth, wealth is something we get to look at, use, amass, and work our butts off for.....but when it comes down to brass tacks.....it is something that is in reserve these days for the elite, the regulators, and the enforcers. We no longer own our lands, we no longer own our stuff, it is taxed and taxed and taxed to remove our wealth for our own good, okay for the good of those who won't work, but hey beggars need a Cadillac too.. Don't pay your property tax and see what happens. And the creation of the Fiat dollar made it all the easier for them to amass your wealth. True wealth is in "stuff". The stuff with which you ply a trade, grow food, the tools to make useful things. The "stuff" with which you can fulfill Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
People have a problem with numbers; if you have $1,000,000 and spend it at $1,000 a day it will take you 3.5 years to spend it. If you have $1Billlion dollars and spend it at the same rate it will take you 3,500 years to spend it all. If you have one trillion dollars and spend it accordingly it would take you 3.5 million years to spend it all.....and if you live to be a hundred that is 36,500 days.....you had better get busy!
I watch some TV, I see what kinds of technology we have, I see that we plan on putting another man on the moon in 2020. I see what our collective wealth under the tax master has bought, not just great arms and military technology, medicines, roads and bridges, and infrastructure. Our collective wealth has bought our public servant so many useful toys. Those self same public servants that no longer represent the people but their own interest. Those self same public servants that are absolutely fiscally out of control. But you know that, don't you?
NAFTA has sent our industry scurrying overseas to escape the Unions. Now I have a really good questions. If GM needs a bailout, uhm, how come they were able to put a new plant in Brazil recently? Well if I was GM and had to pay 12,000 plus union workers for doing nothing every day I would FOLD TOO! But they got the money, wanna bet they don't fold anyway, if they saty afloat on our dime then they fold when we do. Why did the Bloomberg and Fox News suit fail to get the Treasury (read Paulson) to disclose where the TARP funds went? How is it that "the Fed" (read private cartel) is receiving troubled assets (read AIG) (1) with money that you and I have to pay back? It is pure theft is what it is.....therefore, my only conclusion is that these EVIL men look out for our best interest.....
I see that 'we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect.' (BHO inauguration address)......Barry! HELLO! Did you already sleep through your briefings? America is on the verge of not being able to feed herself! Last year grain exports that you and I buy to feed those who live in unproductive areas of the world were down considerably in 2008(1) and will be down further in 2009. I remember reading last year that Barry introduced a bill to give $845 billion to the UN every year for overseas food relief. A $2000 tax on every U.S. citizen.(2) Oh yea, did you miss the part about the unemployment rate?
So what is the solution? Yes, short of armed insurrection, that is the last resort.
1. Become VOCAL! STOP BEING A VICTIM. Flood the in-boxes with email, get the fax numbers of your public servants and send the faxes repeatedly cost them dearly in toner and paper! Send the same email over and over till you get an answer, faxes are better, they can classify you as spam and your mail is automatically dumped! Call the public servants incessantly, enlist the aid of the retired. Demand a return to safe and sane smaller government. Demand the repeal of the Patriot Act, demand accountability for the TARP! DEMAND a cessation to secrecy in government! DEMAND A RETURN TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL WAY OF DOING THINGS!
2. Learn to barter, amass your wealth in stuff. It is harder to tax, you can trade it for other stuff, become self sufficient, buy directly from the farmer. Remember that gold does not go up or down in value, it still buys about as much as it did 2000 years ago. It also speaks poorly to a hungry stomach. Only the Fiat money changes in value. But stuff you can use to make other stuff, now that has real value.
3. Cut every corner you can for the good public servants (refuse to get "permits" to build on your own land, refuse to file your tax returns or file them really late, uhm, use byways instead of toll road highways, anything that puts money in a public servants pocket you should try and find a way around, drive to the next town or state over where there is no sales tax) Besides it will reduce their work loads and eventually bankrupt them.
4. Buy black market goods.
5. Set up a coop of friends and do whatever you can to overload and stymie the system. This is passive aggressive I know BUT IT WORKS!
6. If you loose your job, go find a new one but demand cash payment and work "under the table". Cut the system out of every penny you can, remember they cannot operate without money either. This actually cuts down on paperwork for everyone and reduces the need for excessive public servants. It also stimulates the economy in the correct places.
7. Goad your friends into joining this site and picking up unarmed insurrection. It will work. A 90 pound Ghandi stood up to the British Empire and that Goliath came tumbling down.
8. Be ready to pay for the cause, I did say that the internment camps have already been built, it will eventually become criminal to buck the system. But if they intern all the hard working "paying stiffs" their programs will collapse anyway!
9. STOP USING THE CREDIT CARD, DEBIT CARD OR ANY OTHER CARD. Every purchase puts 2.9 or more percent of that purchase in the enemies (read Banks) pockets. Barter or pay cash.
10. GET OUT OF DEBT. If we are out of debt we have more money for stuff and we are not paying them interest for stuff. If you must borrow, borrow from someone you know and can trust or loan to them. But cut the banks out of the picture.
11. Buy and share your books on dissent, learn, read leftist, rightist, marxist, leninist, maoist, and any other literature about despotism. If you don't know them you can't beat them.
12. NEVER EVER, give up your guns, hide them, learn how to cache, be a criminal in their eyes if need be, it requires your submissive willingness to be disarmed.
Share your ideas on "what to do".
Make sure you keep a good stock of food at home, be prepared for a "natural or man made disaster", I am sure when our newest public servant gets tested it will cause all hell to break loose and may be an excuse to declare martial law.
Okay there's my rave for the day....only through collective disobedience can we shut them down!
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