Sep 06

The growing American police-state.

It is difficult to accept the manifestation of an over-reaching government in a nation founded on the principles of individual liberty and self reliance, but in America today the malignant disease of collectivism is eating away at the very fabric of those founding concepts. This cancerous notion of demanding something for nothing appears to have gained a stronghold among many within the body politic and it now pervades every level of society. Class warfare is prevalent among young and old alike and many people seem to embrace a notion of entitlement. I call them the Free-Shit Army. As history has demonstrated time and again collectivism is ultimately associated with brutality of the state in order to enforce their edicts and it is always offered under the guise of for the greater good.

Witness this compilation of activities that demonstrate a government gone bad and hell-bent on getting worse; John Whitehead’s recent commentary published at the Rutherford Institute.

Further reading; Breakdown of U.S. citizens killed by police in 2016 and this link also from the Guardian. Curious why this is not widely reported in the mainstream media. One would think that the American press would eagerly fulfill their obligation to report this alarming information to the people. Even more curious is the fact that the media has embraced the radical organization called Black Lives Matter. A Marxist organization wholly funded by none other than the billionaire globalist George Soros. These malcontents and troublemakers are some of the worst race-baiters to come along in a very long time. The notion that such a group could gain acceptance is appalling. Furthermore, these thugs have turned the issue of police misconduct into an issue of race and they have done so for their own political gains. In America today there is no doubt that police need to be held accountable for their misdeeds but the fact is that there are more whites killed by police each year that there are blacks killed by police. When one is blinded by racial hatred and bigotry it is hard to see anything clearly. This appeasement of grievous troublemakers is part of a divide and conquer strategy and it seems to be working well for those in positions of power. Here is a novel thought; ALL LIVES MATTER!

This link, also by Whitehead speaks to some of the root cause of how we got to where we are today. As we approach the 15th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center in NYC, it is imperative that Americans begin to see through the lies and recognize that a police state doesn’t just happen overnight. It is a slow and incremental process. Here is a recipe for boiling a frog.

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It was Benjamin Franklin who stated, “A Republic – if you can keep it” to a woman who inquired of him, ‘what have you given us?” at the conclusion of the Continental Congress in 1776. Sadly, America has lost any resemblance to a Republic form of governance and is headed into the tumultuous decay of collectivism.

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In his book – The Law, published in 1850, the great 19th Century, French economist and philosopher Frederic Bastiat chastised all do-gooders and would-be rulers of mankind: “Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don’t you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough.”

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Friederich Hayek, another brilliant intellectual trained in the school of Austrian economics stated succinctly, in his work titled Planning, Science and Freedom (1941); “The reasons why the adoption of a system of central planning necessarily produces a totalitarian system are fairly simple. Whoever controls the means must decide which ends they are to serve. As under modern conditions control of economic activity means control of the material means for practically all our ends, it means control over nearly all our activities. The nature of the detailed scale of values which must guide the planning makes it impossible that it should be determined by anything like democratic means. The director of the planned system would have to impose his scale of values, his hierarchy of ends, which, if it is to be sufficient to determine the plan, must include a definite order of rank in which the status of each person is laid down. If the plan is to succeed or the planner to appear successful, the people must be made to believe that the objectives chosen are the right ones. Every criticism of the plan or the ideology underlying it must be treated as sabotage. There can be no freedom of thought, no freedom of the Press, where it is necessary that everything should be governed by a single system of thought. In theory Socialism may wish to enhance freedom, but in practice every kind of collectivism consistently carried thought must produce the characteristic features which Fascism, Nazism, and Communism have in common. Totalitarianism is nothing but consistent collectivism, the ruthless execution of the principle that ‘the whole comes before the individual’ and the direction of all members of society by a single will supposed to represent the ‘whole’.”

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The advocate of Classic Liberalism and Austrian economics, Ludwig Von Mises – (1881 – 1973) author of the monumental treatise on economics titled; Human Action, originally published in 1949 summed it up thusly; “All this talk: the state should do this or that, ultimately means: the police should force consumers to behave otherwise than they would behave spontaneously.”

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H.L. Mencken said something pertinent to the issue as well; “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”

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The final sentence in Whitehead’s first article (linked above) sums it up; “Wake up, America. The real battle between freedom and tyranny is taking place right in front of our eyes, if we would only open them.

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