In this democratic republic of the United States of America, we are told our vote counts. We are encouraged to vote for people who will represent the average American into a congress of individuals who will stand for fairness and equality. So, the typical concerned citizen tries to find the Candidate who seems most likely to stand for the issues most important to them. Going so far as to only vote for one if he has proved to you his motives (in other words, is the same religion) and lifestyle (doesn’t cheat, lie and has a good family). While people always seem to be convinced they voted for the right one at the time, does history show us there has been a good choice as of late to even vote for? Do we really have power for change with our vote, or considering our options, is it a stacked deck?
When they get into power, do they show integrity, strength, and stand up to the wrong in this country like they promise, or do they simply spend money on things that make the big guys even more rich, and the poor, even more poor? According to the Christian Scientist Monitor, “Almost every US lawmaker takes big money aimed at helping private interests win favorable government action. If they stash the cash for themselves, it’s illegal. If they use it to get reelected, keep their job, and help the private interests, it’s generally legal.”
We were founded on the freedom to choose how we will believe and think and told we could not be legally abused, jailed, tortured or killed for the freedom of speech. So because of that I feel the freedom to speak my mind without fear of being legally shut down, financially ruined, tortured, detained indefinitely or assassinated for my unpatriotic speech. . .or do I?
Senate bill 1867 is now passed and “allows U.S. military to detain and murder anti-government protesters in American cities the National Defense Authorization Act — would openly “legalize” the U.S. government’s detainment and murder of OWS protesters and the assassination of talk show hosts, bloggers, journalists and anyone who holds a so-called “anti-government” point of view.”
So they can hurt me, but would they? Have they had a history of it before, that would be prone to get worse now? The question has been asked here: “How many people, in fact, have been killed by government violence in the 20th century? Not deaths in wars and civil wars among military combatants, but mass murder of civilians and innocent victims with either the approval or planning of governments — the intentional killings of their own subjects and citizens or people under their political control? The answer is: 169,198,000. If the deaths of military combatants are added to this figure, governments have killed 203,000,000 in the 20th century.” (That’s not including the deaths by the drugs and malpractice of their loyal subjects the Doctors and Dentists who are told what to think, paid to make up studies and given a cut in any drugs they push for the Pharmaseudical companies. . . .that number alone would put the government as accomplice to the leading cause of death in this whole country, as seen here.)
Of course no one can know for sure the numbers, and they may be slightly different depending on your source and what they include. . .but we do know the number is high and rising! So if you still believe we are free after checking those sites, you must be watching the controlled media, bribed and controlled Medical field and listening to the government. . .their fingers are in many different large organizations by the way.
While there may be no such thing as unbiased sources, you can guess that when a university, smaller group or individual puts out their thoughts, a study, or does research that could easily make them lose their job, reputation, or even life, that would be a better source. . . than from a place that is connected to someone making money (or saving a lot of it) or the government.
Sadly, many find it just easier to stay in the dark about their leadership, or they feel it is wrong to question their leaders aren’t ordained by God. . .and that’s what the leadership wants! They actually want it so badly, that we can see them encourage thoughts that would make the public more passive and sheeplike, legalizing it’s practice and supporting it everywhere they turn. They will even pose as being Christians themselves to convince you that they are a good leader. . .but when we look back on their claim, it seems pretty clear they were just as bad as the next guy not claiming to be a Christian. . .
They don’t want you to believe they are bad, and certainly not that they are being blackmailed or bribed by anyone who is either. When someone actually says they are bad though, they don’t usually stay around too long, especially if they are anyone of consequence, who has influence. (so maybe I’m safe:)
People are starting to question their authorities more, which in many cases is a good thing, even if it at first results in rebellion and chaos.
Often those who are taught to just “pray for your leaders” have a subconscious idol worship of their country, and feel it is their patriotic duty to support their government, as that would be supporting their country’s soldiers. (Doubly so if they have a family member who is working for the Government as a soldier. . .) Because of the mounting dissatisfied citizens, those -often “God-fearing”- folk take it on themselves to adamantly defend the government, (and their many wings,) as their patriotic duty, as a “tack on” to their other misplaced faith. So as in religion, they are unaware of, and even praising their own slave masters.
Patriotism has an interesting history! During the 18th century’s “Age of Enlightenment”, the notion of patriotism was separate from the notion of nationalism. Patriotism was defined as devotion to humanity and beneficence. For example, providing charity, criticizing slavery, and denouncing excessive penal laws were all considered patriotic. In ancient patriotism, individual responsibility to fellow citizens was an inherent component of patriotism. Even the original pledge of Allegiance reflects this. “The Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892 by the socialist minister Francis Bellamy (1855-1931). Bellamy had hoped that the pledge would be used by citizens in any country. It read: “I pledge allegiance to my flag and to the republic for which it stands: one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Consequently, in 1923, the words, “the Flag of the United States of America” were added to the pledge to replace the pledge that any nation could use. It was changed again in 1954 to add the biased and intolerant belief that the country is under the authority of the Christian’s god. Which was in response to the demonizing and fear of the Communists at that time in World War II. President Eisenhower encouraged Congress to add the “comforting” words “under God” to the pledge, and soon after wanted to remove the salute that went with it, because it resembled the Nazi one. (At about the same time the law makers were adding “In God we trust” to our money that use to read: “Mind your business.”) Bellamy’s daughter objected to these alterations, (her father had since died) but they went against her and changed her fathers pledge anyways.
Some say that to vaccinate with their drugs is mind altering, and is a plot to control the population without our knowledge or consent. Some also say that unbeknownst to us, vaccines contain a government tracking device! (There is a host of more info, even from “Christian” sites like this, so it’s not just the “whacked out Hippies” saying it. . .!)
We can also see how dangerous the GMO “foods” are that they encourage and support the production of. As well as MSG and artificial sweeteners, which they also support.
Another close-to-reality movie recently put out is “V for Vendetta.” (Don’t let both of their R ratings put you off, they are serious subject matter, and sadly violent in a few parts, but they are appropriate for most audiences IMO.) That movie as well showed real insight to our nation’s problems, and gave the same solution (assassination), although not being carried out by an insider this time, it was a mutant created by the governments human testing.
It was “V for vendetta” that has inspired the face of some groups like “Anonymous”, a large hacktivist group, considered by CNN to be one of three successors to wikileaks, and on a larger scale, The Occupy Movement.
Some would say that a government that fears the people is going to be the most motivated to help the people for their common good. Thomas Jefferson said: “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”