Skip to comments.How Liberty Turns Into Tyranny
Posted on 02/11/2013 1:43:02 PM PST by Guido2012
Ever wonder how a free society manages to deteriorate into a totalitarian police state? How do people willingly submit to tyranny after they have known freedom?
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How has such a radical change in our society occurred in just one generation? It is because those in Hollywood, the news media, and the government have carefully controlled the informational dialogue, so that only their world view gets seen and heard. It starts with the schools. Weve educated an entire generation in all of the wrong things. They know nothing about our exceptional heritage, our founding documents, and the values and principles that makes a free society possible. They have been taught that they are nothing but a biological cosmic accident of nature, unaccountable to anyone but themselves, and thus owe their loyalty to those who selfishly promise them the most. It then follows that they have no respect for life other than their own. They possess a total ignorance of economic fundamentals, as reflected in their personal decisions as well as their voting patterns. The history theyve been taught has been re-written to reflect an evil America that must be changed into the image that the radical left envisions. Diversity, multiculturalism, gay pride, and phony environmental stewardship have been elevated to Diety status.
When these students come home, they see more of the same on TV and the nightly news. Movies are targeted to the teen audience with the same message. As they grow old enough to vote, they hear the same narrative from pandering politicians, for whom they are more than willing to vote because they have the same world view. All of their allegiance now belongs to those who think like themselves, and they willingly submit to the restraints of the nanny state. The transformation is now complete. They will soon be enslaved by those who promise to take care of their food, clothing, shelter, and health care needs. Without the backbone of individual responsibility, their lot in life is now in the hands of someone else. Their failures will be blamed on the privileged, and their successes will mandate that they share their privilege with those who have failed. Not being able to think for themselves, they accept the authority and mandates of the state without question. Self control has given way to state control, and self-government has been replaced by statism and totalitarianism.
If the media had been the government watchdog the First Amendment envisioned it to be, we would still be a free republic. Instead, the media has been completely corrupted by politicians who share their vision of a socialist America, subservient to a world government. Their corruption is so complete that they submit their stories to the White House for editing before they publish them, in order to remain in Obamas good graces. Together, they completely control the messages that the government-educated masses see and hear, while at the same time censoring and belittling all dialogue to the contrary. Abortion is called pro-choice, conservative free speech is called hate speech/intolerance, and those who question Obamas past are called birthers, and marginalized. The media only practice journalism when a conservative is in power. When the government listens to phone conversations, reads e-mails, seizes property, and assassinates Americans with drones in the name of fighting terror, they say nothing. Yet they are perfectly happy with laws (McCain-Feingold) that limit everyones free speech but theirs. They dont even understand that they are merely useful idiots that the current dictator will quickly discard when tyranny is complete. When dissent is silenced for one, it will eventually be silenced for all.
All of this was not an accident. Obama and his revolutionaries have been planning this for decades. Hollywood and the media have been his willing accomplices. They have managed to successfully control the narrative the American people see and hear, and have silenced all dissent with bullying and political correctness. There are few national figures who are willing to stand up and tell the unvarnished truth, for fear of being marginalized as fools. Welfare is now the largest item in the federal budget. The national debt will result in trillions of transfer payments from those who have to those who have not, and we will all end up poor - except for the ruling elite that caused this mess of course. Our only hope is to repent and begin to practice the moral, political, and spiritual principles that we have preached as conservatives. We are now a minority, but remember that the leftists were once in the minority also. Just as they gained control of the national dialogue, we must band together and re-gain control of the same by protesting long and loud at every infringement of our liberty. Our passion will give others courage to join us. Now is not the time to hide. Now is the time for the second American revolution a revolution of morality and commitment to freedom.
Really? What have I to repent of which you are aware?
You go ahead and repent whatever you wish, don't lay your sins on me.
I don’t know about all that. I do know that people raised in gubment schools, where everything is structured and predictable grow up and demand a society that is structured and predictable. No measure of freedom is to precious to give up in order to gain safety and predictability.
I meant repentance as a nation, which obviously doesn’t apply to individuals who are already living a moral life.
If you’ve ever cooked frog legs you know that you can’t just drop them into hot grease because they will jump right back out (truth!). Instead, you put them into cool grease and slowly heat it up to cooking temperature. We, as a people, are like frog legs. We have accepted the slow changes, a bit at a time, more government red tape, more restrictions, less factual information from media with more spin, and less personal freedom. If we had been dropped, from even 10 years ago, into the current conditions we would have revolted immediately ... unfortunately, the heat has been coming up gradually so we haven’t even noticed it. If we don’t get out of the pan soon, we’re cooked!
Chicken Little hysteria is no small part of what turns liberty into tyranny.
Well done, BTW. As we are seeing, there’s no fiscal conservatism without moral conservatism. We should abandon our vanities and do what is right.
They didn't not know or calculate the media being subjugated to a group of people (the Democrat Party) and used as their own personal propaganda machine. It took 200 or so years, but the Democrats have finally managed to pull that one off and it seriously tilts the balance of power to the Dems.
A democracy will deteriorate from a majority rules type to a mob rules government (what we are currently experiencing), where the people, when they've had enough, will want one person to step forward and take control (a "savior"). This is what Obama wants - he wants to be that savior.
The "savior" will fix everything (make the "trains run on time", put "criminals" away and make the streets safe, etc). Eventually his power will grow (absolute power corrupts absolutely because the corrupt always gravitate towards power), and the people will grow tired of the "savior" and, in turn, like the mob rule government, will want to rid themselves of the savior, now turned tyrant.
This will bring on the Oligarchy, or rule a few, ("a few good men"?) who will appear as good as the savior did at first. Eventually, the people will yearn for more voice in what happens to them as it will appear, true or not, that the Oligarchy is "hogging" all the good stuff, and we're back to Democracy.
The media is key here. If they can figure out that they will not be in the elite (except for the very top media people), and will be treated like the rest of us "serfs" are now, there is a chance of saving the nation. Dems and Repubs, or more accurately, liberals and conservatives, are so far apart in their basic government beliefs, that one cannot possibly live in the type of government envisioned by the other.
Only through education and the media will people learn to really tolerate the beliefs of others, something the Dems/liberals have been working to eradicate for a very long time.
Jeeesh!!! Long post that probably no one will read, due to its length. Oh well! Still, food for thought.