Sunday, November 18, 2007

History lesson for the lambs among us

Sheepish de-tyrannization

Tyranny, unrelenting plague it is, will not go away. Period. Guaranteed. It will, of course, like all viruses, plagues, epi- and pandemics, be periodically beaten down, limited or otherwise marginalized. Temporarily, at least. Indeed, Jefferson’s admonition, to water the tree of liberty with the blood of tyrants and (unfortunately) patriots, wasn’t merely a soundbyte. It was one of the clearest and most concise warnings to future generations ever uttered by a politician: Tyranny never dies.

Unfortunately, these hard-won victories of liberation—our American revolution being but one of thousands of other less well known de-tyrannization campaigns waged across the millennia by men and women sick to death of their tyrants—are immediately, ironically, and invariably co-opted by individuals and groups who seek to force their own tyrannical agendas down the throats of the very folks whose blood, sweat and tears put the new tyrants into their positions of power in the first place.

Yes, sadly, we sheep always seem to look not to the shepherds but to the wolves (usually wrapped in the freshly skinned hides of innocent lambs) after the battles of liberation are won. And, of course, these wolves immediately set about organizing, tagging, and, most importantly, disarming their sheep.

Why? For future consumption, of course. After all, no wolf in his right mind wants to raid a flock of sheep and suddenly hear the metallic chorus of bullets clacking into their chambers, stare down the barrel of millions of guns and into the grinning faces of their newly liberated lamb chops.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Ron Paul / Andrew Napolitano...for Emperor and Vice Emperor

Imagine what a future might be like with these two guys leading us out of our infernal police state. A police state, mind you, which we have, alas, placidly watched grow up around us (for the last, what, 231 years?) like a couple of farmers sitting on the porch, playing checkers and sipping lemonade, as the government builds a 100' high concrete-reinforced wall around them---complete with gun turrets, hi-tech surveillance cams, and all the rest of the ludicrously cost-ineffective "security measures" designed to protect us.......from ourselves.

The judge's take on our current state of fear, and, more importantly, how the feds not only feed off it like parasites, but how they actually create and manipulate these (mostly unfounded) fears in a grand effort, evidently, to rule the universe.

It may be hard to imagine all the various Bushisms ("I am the decider!") coming from the black masked head of Darth Vader, but the modus operandi appears to be virtually the same: CRUSH ALL DISSENT!

Check out A Nation of Sheep, by Napolitano......before it (and possibly him) mysteriously disappear.