“The threat is more powerful than its execution.” – Aron Nimzovich
“Not if the probability of execution is zero.” – Me.
I’ve been seeing a lot of online bravado of the sort that runs “If they go any further, we’ll rise up and…” – You get the idea, don’t you, Gentle Reader? The threat is supposed to convey a message of unacceptable consequences to our political masters: Don’t push us any further or it will cost you! A lot of Americans think the threat is all that’s required to keep the Ruling Class in line. Have a sample:
Well, “a lot of Americans” have been wrong before. It’s odds-on that they’re wrong now.
Few people really grasp the insidious power of gradualism. Even fewer appreciate how completely the American people have conditioned to respond to statements such as “There’s a crisis,” “People are dying,” “If it saves just one life,” “It’s a temporary measure,” and “It’s a necessary evil.”
All by themselves, the infringements on our right to keep and bear arms should stand as proof that we’ll put up with damned near anything if we can first be convinced that there’s “an emergency” or “a crisis.” Remember how Andrew Cuomo got the “SAFE Act” passed after that shooting in Newtown, Connecticut? Remember how thoroughly private New Orleans residents were disarmed after Hurricane Katrina? Remember the 1994 Assault Weapons ban and how that one was propagandized?
The 2nd Amendment has been touted for generations as our ultimate safeguard against tyranny. Yet we’ve permitted the political Establishment to gut it completely. The original idea was that the citizenry would have such complete access to weaponry of military grade that no army could possibly subjugate us…but today a private citizen isn’t even allowed to acquire an automatic rifle, much less a fully functional tank or artillery piece.
They did it in thin slices. A little at a time. Always with the most fulsome imaginable justifications. “There’s a crisis.” “People are dying.” Et cetera ad nauseam infinitam.
That’s the way we’ve lost all our liberties. It’s the way we’ll lose what remains of our right to bodily integrity under the Fourth Amendment. Remember the Fourth Amendment?
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Note that it began with federal employees and armed forces members. Such persons are subject to the dictates of the head of the executive branch of the federal government…we were told. But are they really? Even when such a dictate blatantly contradicts some Constitutionally guaranteed individual right? Who in the federal bureaucracy or the American military is willing to put his career and fortune on the line by standing forth and saying “I will not obey!” — ?
A declaration that “We will not obey” is made up of a lot of “I will not obeys.” So where are they? Where are the companies that are defying this supposed OSHA mandate that all their employees must be shot full of that non-vaccine vaccine? Yes, a great many employees are refusing The Jab, and are being deprived of their jobs for doing so – but to what effect? What company has gone out of business as a result of the mass firings and resignations?
We’re letting it happen, Gentle Reader. Just as we let the 1968 National Firearms Act happen. Just as we let the Volkmer-McClure Act happen. Just as New Orleans residents allowed themselves to be disarmed when the danger of looters and marauders was at its height. Just as New Yorkers have allowed themselves to be disarmed because a crazy person went on a killing spree in Connecticut. And we cannot say we weren’t warned:
“I could say to you that you do not serve the public good—that nobody’s good can be achieved at the price of human sacrifices—that when you violate the rights of one man, you have violated the rights of all, and a public of rightless creatures is doomed to destruction.”
And we’re letting it happen once again, by permitting private companies to be used as an arm of the federal government: i.e., to deny us our occupations and our incomes should we refuse The Jab. Each and every day the major media, which today are state-owned megaphones in all but name, trumpet the familiar refrain:
“There’s a crisis.”
“People are dying.”
“If it saves just one life.”
“It’s a temporary measure.”
“It’s a necessary evil.”
Think about it.
I fear that it will ever be thus. I have no military background so I’m not the best judge of the “now’s not the time” arguments. I fear that many who have supposedly chosen the red pill may be still denying the stark truth that things have gone too far to be solved without shooting. I wonder what things have to look like for it to be “the time.”
You forgot: “It’s for the children”.
We have already passed the point of no return. If they can force you to wear a mask and be injected they have surpassed even what the Nazi’s required. They only wanted a yellow star.
My God, yes! “It’s for the children!!” How could I have left that out? Especially when it comes to “gun control.”
Some day all those “give us more power” slogans will be entries in a Political Hall of Shame. I doubt I’ll live to see it, though.
When someone says ‘it’s for the children’, keep your eye on them and your hand on your wallet.
The thing is, there have been several officers who said, I’m done with this. One is sitting in a Navy brig, waiting for the court martial. Now, if his junior officers stepped up to the plate and echoes that resignation, and made that public to all the men/women under their command, specifically citing the treatment of that officer as the cause of their action (and subtly encouraging the rest to do the same), then MAYBE we might succeed.
But, I fear that their actions will be followed by: I can’t afford to resign just now, I’ll put in a good word for you, and other ways that cowards justify their inaction.
Humans are too damned adaptable.
Will it come a time when you’re forced to give up a certain percentage of your possessions “for the children, for the greater good, etc.? How far fetched is that? And the rich have to pay their “fair share” while we’re at it. What’s fair? Is it fair that a billionaire has all that wealth, while I have to live on a modest pension and social security? According to many, it ain’t. So gimme what ya got until I’m satisfied.
In the meantime, the slurring resident reportedly owes 500 K in taxes. Just a minor oversight. Has Jen Psaki asked about that? Circle back on this, Jen.