From Canada Free Press:
By Jim O’Neill
July 24, 2011
“I heartily accept the motto, ‘That government is best which governs least;’ and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe—‘That government is best which governs not at all;’ and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which we will have.”—Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) From his essay “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” 1849
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”—George Washington (1732-1799)
Well, now we know why the first President of the United States warned us that government is “a dangerous servant, and a fearful master,” do we not? And when big government has co-opted the “fourth estate” (journalism), as it now has, then “we the people” are confronted with a fearsome master indeed.
Almost all of our TV “news” shows are unacknowledged, unchallenged, and unopposed Far Left to Moderate Left, pro-Big Government apologists. Occasionally they will make a daring foray out into the hinterlands of “fly-over country,” and run a slanted expose on what those wacky Tea Party people are up to, but mostly they stick with their schtick—smug, anti-American, elitist doublethink. Link
I believe that the psychic/mental/emotional toll of constantly being exposed to the cognitive dissonance caused by liberal doublethink is steep. The constant use of hypocrisy and double standards as your leitmotif will exact a dear price sooner or later. As evidence for my case I point to your typical liberal. The prosecution rests. Link
Extreme left-wing bias in America’s “news” venues
As has been glaringly obvious for some time, to all but the most thick-headed or indoctrinated (same/same), there is an extreme left-wing bias in America’s “news” venues. Have you ever found yourself watching a Left/“Right” debate on TV, and saying to yourself “I don’t agree with either of these idiots—neither of them is addressing the real issues we face.” “We the people” have been slowly and deliberately excluded from the “national conversation.” Mainstream America has been quite intentionally snubbed, and left without a voice. We have no skin in the game, so to speak. Link
When is the last time you saw an intelligent conservative talking head, like PJTV’s Bill Whittle, as a lame-stream-media anchor? Have you ever? (If you are under a certain age, it is almost certain that you have never heard a true conservative allowed to speak for any length of time on TV). Even though “we the people” make up a sizable portion of the country’s population, we are without a national voice. The main stream media we have in America today is almost exclusively promoting an anti-free enterprise, anti-American globalist agenda. They are chiefly treasonous propaganda outlets for the Far Left. Link
Fox (or Faux, if you prefer) News, although it is to the right of the other “news” venues, is still to the left of most patriots. Fox News mostly inhabits the gray area that includes both Far Right liberals and Far Left conservatives—hence it is to the left of even moderate patriotic views. Fox News is better than nothing I suppose, but that is damning with faint praise. The Fox Business News channel comes closer to giving us a voice, but even that channel is, more often than not, nothing to write home about.
In any event, “we the people” have learned to get our news from the Internet, radio, and the occasional patriotic hard-copy newspaper. Along with news, we look to those sources for advice and suggestions. This article is mainly about suggestions—specifically, the suggestion that civil disobedience might be a useful tool to “fight the power.” Link
LTC Terry Lakin’s recent internment in Ft. Leavenworth prison reminded me of a quote from Thoreau’s essay on civil disobedience: “Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.” (I consider the “Leavenworth 10” and other unjustly imprisoned military personnel to be American POWs). Link
Thinking of Thoreau and his famous essay on civil disobedience, brought to mind what Saul Alinsky had to say about civil disobedience, and from there things branched out into this article.
It is worth keeping in mind that Alinsky wrote in “Rules For Radicals” that being jailed (for a brief period mind you—no need to go overboard) gives one a certain cachet among your fellow revolutionaries. Seeing as “we the people” are currently in a de facto revolution against globalist tyranny, Alinsky’s advice in this regard may be worth considering, and exploiting.
Saul Alinsky (1909-1972) was a radical Chicago thug, who refined his Far Left extortion-racket techniques by sitting at the feet of the Chicago mob. Although I would normally cross the road to avoid any contact with this slime, necessity makes for strange bed-fellows. He is, after all, the mentor of such political luminaries as Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton, and it would behoove us to be familiar with his teachings—vile though they be. Link
Alinsky’s techniques, along with those of fellow American traitors, Cloward and Piven
Alinsky’s techniques, along with those of fellow American traitors, Cloward and Piven, (aided by mega-money donations from uber-wealthy wack-jobs), has allowed the radical left to, in effect, become the establishment. It seems only fitting that “we the people” return the favor by utilizing the less vile of their doctrines and techniques in taking America back; using the enemy’s own strength and momentum against them, in a sort of ideological Ju-Jitsu. Link
Upon close examination Alinsky’s arguments for social revolution, as expounded in “Rules for Radicals, are generally puerile, vapid, and extremely egocentric. Only the dim-witted, deluded, or anti-social would find them persuasive. Nonetheless, his instructions, when dutifully practiced by any on the aforementioned list, were undeniably effective, and therefore should not (must not) be considered as being beneath being used by “we the people.”
The stakes are too high, and the results of failure too grim, to be sticklers for the Marquess of Queensberry rules at this point. There are a number of techniques from “Rules For Radicals” which can be profitably used by “we the people.” They worked for the enemy, and they will work for us. Link
For example, those of us who have chosen not to go “off radar” (which is most of us), may wish to avail ourselves of some civil disobedience strategies; as advanced by personages such as Thoreau, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and, yes, Saul Alinsky.
Here a word of caution: Alinsky points out that Gandhi’s techniques of non-violent protest could only have been successful when dealing with a “civilized” society—one influenced by Judeo/Christian ethics and morals. The big-government totalitarian regimes favored by Alinsky and his ilk have never had a strong Judeo/Christian framework—anything but.
The type of government favored by Alinsky and the Far Left would as soon take you out and shoot you, as cave in to any non-violent demands. Witness the millions who died in Stalin’s gulags, Hitler’s death camps, or Pol Pot’s killing fields. My point here being that the window of opportunity for paying a relatively painless consequence for non-violent protests will soon be shut. Once in power, the globalists will not “play nice,” as America has in the past.
As America is transformed from an independent republic into a cog in the one-world-government machine, the methods of enforcing our increasingly numerous and Draconian laws will become ever more severe.