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Posted on 02/17/2014 5:55:31 AM PST by Louis Foxwell
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The very problem with a police state is its mechanical blindness, its fear of offending anyone or singling anyone out that it resolves with wholesale intimidation. Oppressing everyone to avoid oppressing anyone is the egalitarian ethos gone mad. Police states deal in random terror to intimidate everyone. Our state of police deals in random terror because that way everyone is equal.
Greenfield's brand of thinking is brain trust level. If those informing our policy makers are not saying these same things (and they are not) the guys writing law and enforcing law are not listening to wonks capable of understanding what they are talking about.
Greenfield is. Listen up governors.
Personally, I think the left craves the police state. Maybe not the rank and file left but certainly the leaders of the left do.
Our government doesn’t NEED to fear us... they OWN us.
Once our privcacy has been invaded, our income has been stolen, our children have been indoctrinated, our weapons taken, our media compromised, our institutions of higher education fully controlled, our churches mocked into cowering submission... etc... what do they have to fear.
Republican governors may be our only hope; the admin elite is so proud of their credentials they stopped thinking the day they got their diplomas.
We were fortunate to have a very gifted child. We also raised him in a working class neighborhood so he wouldn't become a twit. Yet I watched him get teased in school and told he was "weird" because of his insights far above the average intellect of his age peers. That's pretty much the O Admin in a nutshell. They wouldn't have a truly intelligent advisor because when your mind is limited but your ego is not, you cannot recognize that there even could be such a thing as more intelligence than your own.
“We’ve become very good at symptom management and at not thinking about the underlying problem.”
Each new piece by the Sultan either enlightens or strengthens existing opinion. I’m a late bloomer of perhaps 6-months to Daniel Greenfield’s site.
Amazing insight. It reminds me of the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman's role in the movie Charlie Wilson's War, where he played an advisor to Senator Wilson, who was played by Tom Hanks. Wilson was all pumped up because he thought he scored a victory in helping arm the Taliban against the Russians, IIRC. But then his advisor, Gust Avrakotos, pops his ego balloon:
Avrakotos: There's a little boy and on his 14th birthday he gets a horse... and everybody in the village says, "How wonderful, the boy got a horse!" And the Zen master says, "We'll see." Two years later the boy falls off the horse, breaks his leg, and everybody in the village says, "How terrible!" And the Zen master says, "We'll see." Then a war breaks out and all the young men have to go off and fight... except the boy can't cause his legs messed up. and everyone in the village says, "How wonderful..."
Charlie Wilson: And the Zen master says, "We'll see."
This one’s important - bump for later...
Wrong. Those two would have gone missing by now!
Ping to thoughtful article. Connecting the welfare state to the police state.
The Real Axes of Evil
Indeed. Nice when someone gets above it and looks down to see the whole playing field...
[not a formal N-JCT or Birther ping, just a good read]
Greenfield is *always* a good read. Are you on Lou’s ping list?
But lets be more blunt: The Democratic Party has created and fostered a violent and wholly dysfunctional black underclass in America’s cities. This underclass is now so violent and so dysfunctional that it requires a militarized urban police force to keep the violence from spinning completely out of control.
Will respectfully see your War on Guns and War on Drugs - both of which theoretically target specific groups in the near term - and raise you with O’care and Global Warming both of which address every one of us.
Greenfield is a philosophical thinker, each idea is built upon the previous. He develops an unassailable chain of reason that leads to conclusions too dazzling for the unthinking glitterati.
His first book will change the ground of thinking in America. He is that systematic and that profound.
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Thanks. Great article, by the way.
You're right... Thugs among liberal elite are working at frightening government workers into fearing citizens. That's a first step in creating a police state.
“The left tries to “save” the people of failed societies by taking care of them and tries to appease them by minimizing resistance. The more they are taken care of, the less they take care of themselves and the more entitled they become. The more they are appeased in response to violence, the more violent they become. Eventually this cycle hits a peak which requires police or military intervention.”
I always figure we will hit that peak, somewhere leading up to an important election, and then it will be time to call for martial law...for our own protection of course : /
May God share His strength.
Thanks for the ping, Nully.
Thanks for the ping. Truly a good read
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