The Liberation Essays, No. 1

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Wed, 05/26/2010 - 10:20 | 374068 Donutwarrior
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"The oppressive new immigration laws we have witnessed in Arizona, the United States, and the oppressive new austerity laws we have witnessed in Greece and Portugal are but the first of the new Intolerable Acts that bankers and their shill governments will levy upon us."

You had me, albeit disjointedly presented, until you hit the oppressive Greek "austerity" and Arizona Immigration laws as "intolerable acts".  Greek politicians SPENT their sovereignty by refusing to face any form of reality and lying through their teeth all the way.  This is like running up your credit cards and then lashing out at the "austerity" plan the debt settlement plan requires you to follow.  Its always someone elses fault, I was never responsible for my actions.  I guess your theory is that lies and unaccountability by the government are fine, if its for a good cause.  I say lying by ALL parties leads to consequences, wherever they may come from.  Its time to hold EVERYONE accountable, including lying politicians and failed government policies along with corrupt bankers and financiers.

 

As for the Arizona law, apparently many people in this country find it convenient to NOT read the bill so that their ignorance of its particulars doesn't get in the way of their false assertions.  This law codifies in Arizona law, existing Federal law, on the books for years (since 1940, I think).  Those of you who think this is oppressive should consider that the real oppression is in the SLAVE trade that illegal immigration actually is.  Drop houses dot my community, with hundreds of people packed into 1,800 square foot homes, held hostage to trafficers in slaves, with ransom demands back across the border.  And once in America, we then have a permanent underclass, with limited recourse due to their status.....SLAVE TRADE.  Phoenix is second to Bogata Columbia for kidnapping, worldwide, not to mention the drug gangs running Nogales, San Luis and Agua Prieta.  This is the result of lack of reasonable enforcement of law, CAUSED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, NOT ARIZONA.  Please spare me your misplaced concerns for the poor people who must produce a drivers licence when stopped by the police.  They've always asked me for my license, equal justice seems pretty ALL AMERICAN to me.

 

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 10:16 | 374058 Crab Cake
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Today, we must WAKE UP and we must say ENOUGH!

There is really only one way to do that, and win.  Work strike/Tax Strike.  I assure you that if 10-25% of people just don't show up one day to earn income tax, we'll have them by the balls, and the charade will be over.  So lets take an unpaid vacation already, and have them hand our Republic back to us nicely on bended knee.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 09:38 | 373982 Species8472
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Blha, blha, blha,..... get to the point??!!??!!

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 10:00 | 374020 Gully Foyle
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Species8472

Understand how the system works and capitalize on it.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 10:48 | 374112 B9K9
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I'm starting to like your comments. I share a similar sanguine viewpoint. Does the mortician have to advocate for more dangerous roads? No, he merely needs to wait & bide his time - his customer base is assured, regardless of timing.

Likewise our fair Republic; all governments fail, it's simply a matter of time. So the only real issues are when & why. Actually, why is unimportant in & of itself, however, it does help one identify when.

The reason(s) why the US federal government will fail within this generation is because it has staked its entire existence on a failed socio-economic system based on the post-WWII model. That is, constant, consistent growth in which to finance debt incurred in order to fund both the welfare/warfare states.

IOW, a ponzi scheme. Since all ponzi schemes must ultimately fail (ie exponentially compounding principal+interest, declining marginal returns, etc), any system of governance based on such a model will also fail as well. Since this is the case, why, like the mortician, must citizens advocate and/or agitate to speed the process?

I would suggest one's time would be much better spent on dealing with the known after effects, rather than waste any time expediting the eventual end point. This sucker is coming down, and with it, the ability to engage in terror operations currently conducted in its name.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 11:50 | 374256 downrodeo
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True words, all of them. However, the danger is that we'll all be forced to accept the world governement (as envisioned by tptb) as the new model to replace the current one. Call me a crazy idiot if you will, I hope that I am. If not, I'll see you in the fema camps.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8rlK2T0Qg4

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 09:37 | 373978 lynnybee
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well, at least the author has a better understanding of what is happening to the U.S. citizen than most people & the author gets an "A" for effort.     Maybe the next article in the series will be a little more succinct.    I did enjoy the article & will read the rest in the series.   

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 10:06 | 374035 Gully Foyle
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lynnybee

Most people don't care how the machine works as long as they slide on through. You tell some poor crackhead he is being oppressed by the man, he will nod and still offer to blow you for the next rock.

I'm also starting to think those who understand just want to bitch. I rarely see plans and strategies a single person can incorporate in their daily lives. Everything is hypothetical and revolves around some kind of group pressuring for change. For example, people here bitch about CNBC. Stop watching it. They lost one viewer. You become more informed and can share better reasoned arguments because you took the time to fill the void resulting from taking that first step.

Nickle and dime them.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 12:02 | 374288 AnAnonymous
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The Internet is a fantastic place to vent frustration. Best place to corral people so they can be studied.

 

The observation that people do not understand is fallacious. People understand. Then it is about benefiting from the status quo(these are commonly here sheeple, lemmings etc), having been tossed out of the bowl and therefore disagreeing with the status as it is no longer profitable(most of this site audience) and a very little minority who want change for a whole spectrum of causes unlinked to personal situation.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 09:23 | 373960 Miramanee
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Crap. I thought this was ZH, not some bullshit, hyper-insane and paranoid Alex Jonesian Prison Planet detritus. C'mon Tyler...this kind of prattle is beneath this site.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 09:19 | 373958 Slewburger
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I didn't see my favorites, outsourcing manufacturing and influx of cheap labor has masked the real cost of our foreign policy and welfare state.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 09:19 | 373957 Florida Joe
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“The Central Bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution.  I am an enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but coin.  If the American people allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation the banks and corporations that grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property, until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.”

Thomas Jefferson.

 

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 09:12 | 373942 GoldSilverDoc
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Ignore the brainwashed, restoreliberty.  Ignore the small-minded.  Ignore the sheeple.  Ignore the fools and idiots who are afraid of their own shadows.  Ignore the chickenshits of the world. 

Keep going.

The detractors will be the first to cave, to give in, to plead for their miserable lives as slaves rather than to fight as free men. 

Keep going.

 

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 10:29 | 374086 bbbilly1326
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"Ignore the brainwashed, restoreliberty.  Ignore the small-minded.  Ignore the sheeple.  Ignore the fools and idiots who are afraid of their own shadows.  Ignore the chickenshits of the world. "

 

Uh, but isn't this his audience ?  The "Masses"

 

BTW, another suggestion, if you're trying to "educate the masses", maybe you should come up with another name for us, like.....um.....The People, Citizens, Proud American Patriots........otherwise, we're not likely to......um.....personalize your "educational" message......

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 09:59 | 374018 Gully Foyle
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GoldSilverDoc

Tell you what, when that SWAT team kicks down your door and your chest lights up like a Christmas tree, you gonna take the bullet or you gonna go all Rambo on them? I think you will admit defeat in light of insurmountable odds.

Of course if your plan is to live in the woods scavenge food and roam like a nomad pulling guerilla raids, you know all Red Dawn like, then you may hold out a few more weeks. But they don't have Latte's in the wilderness, and scrounged grub doesn't taste like steak.

I blame all this macho shit on Bruce Willis. Yuppies with guns. They all sudenly think they are invulnerable and super soldiers. That first bullet will change your mind.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 11:26 | 374207 downrodeo
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You're right about the swat teams. That's why we have to fight with our minds, not with guns. The goons of tptb do outmatch us with fire power, but they are weak minded. This is a generalization, of course, but that is one reason why they choose to join the relative safe haven of the brotherhood of jackboots and billy-clubs. It's like any other gang, they agree to forfeit some degree self-determination, or perhaps some personal ethics, in exchange for the safety of the group. However, the thing to realize is that they're more like us than they are like their masters (at least economically speaking). That is what we have to get them to realize.

 

 

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 10:56 | 374150 Apply Force
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You seem to fight willingly for your own oppression.  Odd.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 23:45 | 376211 Cistercian
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 There is an ample supply of sycophants.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 08:50 | 373925 JackTheOffer
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You mentioned the Nazis.  Under internet law, you lose.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 09:43 | 373993 nowhereman
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Precisely the first person to use a reference to the Nazis always loses.  In fact, as soon as I saw it, the hair stood up on the back of my neck, and the post lost all meaning.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 23:35 | 376199 Cistercian
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 How odd you self censor in that way.I have some old German friends who said to me years ago that they were afraid of the way America was going.They had seen it before, and were horrified to see it happening again.

 Use of the term is valid especially when you are discussing history.Of course, you can ignore the lessons of history.Most people actually do ignore it, they are the fools that say "it can't happen here".They are wrong, of course.

  Let's extrapolate a bit here.The Arizona law reflects real challenges we face, but it also exposes some anger.Maybe we should capitalize on that anger and send all of the illegals to work camps.They are ruining our standard of living,right?(note the people who hire them get off scot free here).How dare they ruin our country!They must be punished!

 Can you discern where this leads?

 It leads only in one direction.And those that mention the third reich in conjunction with that just might have a clue.

 

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 08:43 | 373923 macfly
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This has merit for sure, but boy do you need an editor, you could say three times as much with quarter the words.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 08:34 | 373915 Rebel
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The problem is not just with elected officials. The primary (in my mind) problem is with entrenched bureaucrats, and even with noble elected officials the real power resides in these entrenched positions. If, for example, the elected officials decide to cut National Education Association budget, the immediate response is that X thousands of teachers will be laid off . . . not that administrators and overhead will be cut. When cuts are mandated, the bureaucrats immediately threaten to cut the most critical functions, not the incredible waste. So, any attempt by noble politicians to cut budgets results in threats of teacher layoffs, policeman layoffs, soldier pay cuts, cuts in ammo and body armor for soldiers, and so forth. Politicians are unwilling to play chicken, and do not have the technical/detailed knowledge to really call bluff of these people.

We need a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget, and any non-balanced budget would need to be approved by the STATE legislatures of 2/3 of the states.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 10:12 | 374047 Gully Foyle
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Rebel

"noble politicians", really?

You are right about everything else. The power structure is an entrenched web which by now is impossible to defeat.

You may wish to tracking the episode of The Wire where Tommy Carcetti talks about those big silver bowls of shit politicians are forced to eat

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 08:12 | 373906 DeltaDawn
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I heartily agreed with everything except when you called the Arizona law oppressive.  Unrestricted immigration is a death sentence as well.  Unless every border is 100% free (which I don't think should occur) ours should not be.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 08:56 | 373930 JackTheOffer
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+1

First the writer says,

"When theft from our citizens is legalized, when the majority of us are apt to shut our eyes to this theft, and when our morally bankrupt leaders of the world aid the continuation of this theft year after year, should we be surprised when resources become scarce, our cost of living rises every year, and aggression and dissension among us grows stronger every day?"

But then he condones legalized theft! -- when illegal immigrants move in and take away resources that are the rightful property of the legal citizenry.

Basically, the writer needs to pull his head out of his ass, and decide whether he wants to be Thomas Jefferson, or Nancy Pelosi.

 

 

 

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 11:04 | 374172 AnAnonymous
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Then the man is a true US  patriot, faithful to one of the US core values.

Border crossing is part of the US psyche.

How do you want the 19th nineteen century prosperity to happen without border crossing?

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 08:14 | 373904 LeBalance
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The finger ultimately points directly back at your self.

"Liberty" essays?  Very funny.

Liberty: that which a slave receives upon shore after months aship.  He is not free and must return to the ship after "shore leave" is over.

Freedom, now that is quite different, and comes with soooo much personal responsibility that most do not care for it and the majority do not write of it ever.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 10:49 | 374128 Apply Force
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Agreed.  I do not want for Liberty, but for Freedom.

Some are more willing than others to accept freedom, and for those uncomfortable with Freedom I wish for Liberty as best that it can be.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 11:01 | 374166 AnAnonymous
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Ah ah funny. People making mountains over coincidences.

Not much difference between freedom and liberty.

Both means the degree of allowance granted to a clan member by other clan members.

Free, friend, liberty, liebe, love.

Void of any real value.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 08:39 | 373918 Rick64
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Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Thomas Jefferson

 

 

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 08:09 | 373903 CEOoftheSOFA
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OK, can we boil this down so it fits on a bumper sticker?

 

I have a theory.  During the 1980's, the Mafia noticed that people were making more money in the "legitimate" world than they were.  Most of the dons didn't want their kids in the family business anyway.  So the Mafia infiltrated the banks and had an influence on their operations.  That's the way it seems. 

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 08:04 | 373900 AnAnonymous
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What an amount of drivel.

False universality: a large part of the world was ensnared through a banking pattern but this was at the benefit of the US. The current issue is that the pattern yield no longer enough to support the increasing pressure in demand.

Hire the most proficient cracker, capture the most resilient, still you dont evade that the yield will be capped.

Get over it, expansionism is not as easy as it was yesterday. Good ole days are over.

 

Best part: the republic vs democracy schime.

You are posting on a website where public governance is regularly bashed, with many wishing a restoration of private governance.

What are you talking about republic since it is what the majority of people here want to terminate?

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 09:07 | 373937 GoldSilverDoc
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First, ChickenShit (oh, sorry, "AnAnonymous")....

1) Before you begin writing, take a course in writing.  You write like a third-grader.  As such, your construction detracts from your argument.

2) Learn to spell.

3) Take your Haldol, before you begin to write, so that your thoughts are not so disjointed (advice from a physician).

 

 

 

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 11:58 | 374156 AnAnonymous
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Nice ethics. As a health professional, you base your diagnosis on a poorly scratched together comment?

Lets me guess: you are the type of health professional people look for when they wish to put away their old auntie because she's just lost her mind and  her wealth will  be better managed by mentally sane people.

Evidence the world morality will never find its bottom.

Just keep doing what your type of health professional do the best: think of your investment instead of healing your patients.

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 07:50 | 373893 DeltaDawn
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When those who slumber wake up to this nightmare scenario which is upon us with full weight, they will want to blame anyone with more "goods" than themselves. Shops will be looted, the rich will be targeted.  They will not realize this terror plot has been carried out by a handful of people, albeit with the aid of many frontmen such as our polititians, mortgage brokers, etc.

We must convey to them that those who have managed to squirrel away some resources (precious metals) or manufacturing equipment or inventory will be very necessary for us to rebuild.  The Chinese will seize plants/equipment when we forfeit or hyperinflate.  

 

 

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 05:23 | 373849 Duuude
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'Tis a Mighty and Just Cause.

What are to be the implements we employ to break, even strain against the shackles?

Ghandi and MLK had seemingly weak options...

 

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 09:25 | 373963 Vix_Noob
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Water the tree of liberty...

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 01:44 | 373736 DirtySouth
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c.1600, "state in which supreme power rests in the people," from Fr. république, from L. respublica (abl. republica), lit. res publica "public interest, the state," from res "affair, matter, thing" + publica, fem. of publicus "public" (see public).

 

The people have spoken, and this is what they want. 

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