Dangerous Freedom Vs. Peaceful Slavery

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Over the weekend a close friend sent me the following image, which was found spray-painted somewhere in Brooklyn:


The words above reflect a state of mind and disposition that has been expressed by philosophers and revolutionaries for thousands of years. It is not a novel or new concept, but it is a concept that seems to have been forgotten across much of these United States. The population has largely been domesticated and this is the primary reason why there has been such little pushback to the global oligarchs looting the landscape. A pathetically large percentage of the population would rather not think, they’d prefer to be told what to believe. They would rather not have any risk in their lives, they’d prefer to have shiny gadgets handed to them. They would rather not explore the wonderful expansive world around them, they’d rather sit on the couch and watch television.

Planet earth is a truly incredible place. Majestic mountains, glistening and seemingly endless blue seas, powerful dense forests. Its beauty is too profound for me to accurately put into words. At the same time, there are terrible tsunamis, horrific hurricanes, devastating floods and many more natural disasters that pose a constant deadly threat.

I moved to Colorado in December 2010 for many reasons, but one of the most appealing things was to get away from the big city. As a kid who had grown up in Manhattan and spent 90% of my life in that environment, I felt a deep longing to move closer to nature and vast open spaces. When weather permits I like to go on a lengthy hike at least once or twice a week. On essentially all of these hikes there are both bears and mountain lions active, amongst a host of other creatures. I mention the first two because of their ability to do severe bodily harm to me at any moment should they choose to. Being aware of such dangerous animals creates a sense of fear but also thrill. Do I carry a gun on my hikes? No, I don’t. Do I wish the Colorado state government to go into the woods and hunt down all the bears and mountain lions so that I can be 100% sure of my safety from them? Of course not. I understand this part of the world is wild and potentially dangerous, and that’s a large part of what I love about it.

Two typical signs at Boulder trailheads:

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The same could be said for the world at large and society itself. Beyond the obvious reality that we are all going to die anyway, there is the point that no matter how hard you try to avoid harm or hard times, those things can come to your doorstep any time they choose. At the end of the day, it really isn’t up to you. What is up to you is how you spend each day. The things you think about, the stuff you create, the people you love. All of those things can only reach their highest potential in a free society.

Now I’m someone who certainly believes in laws and such laws applying to everyone equally. I think the entirity of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution are absolutely essential. I also believe in the saying: “No Victim, No Crime.” Taking it a step further, I do no have a problem with societies and communities actively taking measures to protect themselves from both outside and inside threats as long as such measures are consistent with a free people. However, such protective measures cannot and should not be seen in a vacuum.

For example, after all we have witnessed in the past few years, is there any reason whatsoever that a rational human being would trust the U.S. government and intelligence agencies on anything? No, there isn’t. So then why would you trust them to protect you? Why would you trust them to use the Big Brother surveillance grid for your best interests, rather than as a totalitarian tool to squash dissent?

I find it incredibly bizarre that so many people who will claim in polls to distrust the government, will at the same time support the police state grid being built around them. Why? Fear. Fear of terrorists. A fear that has been nurtured and encouraged by the very government frantically trying to have every human being on the planet on watch 24/7. While in my mind the trade-off between “safety and freedom” should always err toward freedom, there are times when it must even more aggressively bend in that direction. I believe that to be the case today since we have a government and elite power structure of oligarchs that has proven itself to be beyond corrupt and beyond morality.

These folks do not care about the country, or the Constitution, the poor and middle class or civil society. Their actions have proved without a shadow of a doubt that they care about nothing but themselves and furthering their wealth and power. They are not constructing the largest surveillance society in human history to protect you, they are doing it to protect them. From you. The sooner we all recognize this, the better.

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zorba THE GREEK's picture

I went bear hunting once. Drove 4 hours up into the mountains. When I got there,

I saw a road sign that said "bear left" so I turned around and drove home.

Harry Dong's picture

Lol, but if you knew how good bear tastes you'd have gone back. Better than bacon.

lakecity55's picture

Hmmm, I wonder how politicians taste to Bears???

What substance would attract wild, violent Bears to politicians???

wisehiney's picture

Some carrion even a buzzard will not eat.

Obese-Redneck's picture

speaking of trannies,  Chief Kessler and officer Pike are taking it in the can right now, pulling a train with Ted Nugent and the Koch brothers, like men. Lube the Tube.

AlaricBalth's picture

They taste just like chicken. The best part is the brain, because it is rarely used, therefore making it soft like butter.
Here is a recipe.

Legends have traditionally been passed down orally and it is no different with the Live Politician Brain legend. The following is the universal recipe for this legend:

Take one (1) living politician. The story does not work without the kicking and the screaming and the biting. Just eating politician brain stew is not particularly interesting or shocking.

Strap beneath special table with hole in center. The politician must be strapped beneath a table with its head poking up through a hole.

Bop politician on the head, scoop and serve. The diners usually deliver the fatal blow themselves with hammers, the skull is sawed off and the brains are scooped out with spoons.

This recipe is for educational purposes only. Jeffrey Dahmer wannabes should not try this at home.

wisehiney's picture

Would it be etiquettely incorrect to use a straw?

AlaricBalth's picture

Emily Post says no, it would not be a faux pas. However, you must hold your straw with pinky finger extended. The formality of the occasion adds to the politician brain eating experience.

Also, as a good compliment, oak-aged Chardonnays will work well with this delicacy, as they will provide the most buttery silkiness that will add some oomph to a politician brain. I prefer the Tolosa Chardonnay.

johnQpublic's picture

i would be concerned that the brain was rotten to the core

shermacman's picture

Two serious dangers: Mad Cow disease: and in the cases of Hillary, Pelosi and Sebelius, Mad Sow disease.

JB's picture

eating brains gives you Kuru disease. CJD.

prions are not meant to be eaten.

eating politician's brains is even worse.

you are what you eat.

Isotope's picture

Not to be confused with Koro.

johnQpublic's picture

once again, bacon is the answer

i'd seriously like to let a few mountain lions loose in the senate

c-span like a motherfucker

healthcare this bitches

Budd aka Sidewinder's picture


Hmmm, I wonder how politicians taste to Bears???

What substance would attract wild, violent Bears to politicians???



insanelysane's picture

"Lol, but if you knew how good bear tastes you'd have gone back. Better than bacon."

Funny, but that's what bears say about humans.

UKdk's picture

American's with your pussy signs, if your Russian (or in this case Bosnian) just take the bear out!(with bare hand's or small penknife)


ACP's picture

Pffft. Fear of terrorists is so Bush.

Under Obongwater, it's fear of guns.


Harbanger's picture

But the sign said to put a child between adults and make a sandwich for the bear.

GuyAverage's picture

That was for the Mountain Lions.  No sandwich for the bears. 

Harbanger's picture

For bears you can use the crap you just took in your pants and smear it all over yourself. It works, I saw a monkey do it on NatGeo.

fockewulf190's picture

Yogi is gonna be pissed off if he is denied his sandwich.  Damn Rangers always trying to rule his life!

GuyAverage's picture

That was for the Mountain Lions.  No sandwich for the bears. 

nmewn's picture

What happens when you're not a statist shill like David Gregory brandishing a 30 mag in downtown DC or a half wit like Joe Biden who's ole lady has "his permission" to pop off a couple blasts from "his shotgun" off their balcony in Delaware?


MILLER: D.C. businessman faces two years in jail for unregistered ammunition, brass casing



ACP's picture

Yes, Supreme Court rulings that affirm without a doubt, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, are optional under a dictatorship.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Goddam that to fucking hell Nmewn! I can't believe this. And I thought fucking Cali was insane. My god, those assholes would have killed my dogs because they would have attacked. They probably would have killed me. Ok, what's the difference between this and Natzi Germany? Hello is any one awake yet, hello? What a damn night to not drink.


ACP's picture

Correct. And you know what? After gathering the intelligence required to execute the raid, the team would have argued and fought over who gets to kill which one of your dogs.

The police state line was crossed loooooong ago.


Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Sejanus: I've no need of a trial to prove your guilt.

Gallus: A song sung by every small town corrupt policeman, which is what you are and what you should have stayed. I've watched your career with fascination, Sejanus, it's been a revelation to me. I've never fully realized how a small mind, allied to limitless ambition and without scruple could destroy an entire country full of clever men."

I Claudius


Two Theives and a Liar's picture

+1 for an I Claudius reference.

Best. Miniseries. Ever.

"Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud...hatch out!"


chemystical's picture


The Nazis tried to bargain with their parasites and arrange for them to leave. 

Some of the parasites had a different end game and a bigger plan in mind, and they'd go so far as to kill many of their brethren parasites who either wanted a different end game or were unware that there was a game.  

Sean7k's picture

The Constitution does not apply in Washington DC (nor territories or federal lands in individual states), it is in the federal zone. People really need to learn this distinction. 

chemystical's picture

maybe the citizen should have claimed status as a member of the press and claim the same privileges and blind eyes that were extended to Gregory.

Argh, scratch that; the alphabet soup of agencies in DC have conferred upon themselves the right to decide who is a member of the press.  (Can I get even money bet that within a decade you'll be required to have a license to be a member of the press?)

(Does anyone else wonder whether Gregory's soul selling bargain included the requirement that he agrees to a gradual simian transformation?  Zoomorphic transformation seems to be prevalent amongst them, but reptillian and amphibian features are reserved for a chosen few)

The Grip's picture

So Michael, it sounds like you are saying you moved to Boulder to get back to the basics, to be closer to reality?


0b1knob's picture

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

Harry Dong's picture

A+ Jefferson would be proud

JB's picture

Sic semper evello mortem tyrannis

chemystical's picture

Latin in Brooklyn?  Dang, I thought that their literacy extended only to veni vd vici: I came I caught I cankered

nmewn's picture

Plus Fucking One.

SWRichmond's picture

sic vacis pacem, parabellum

Constitutional Republic's picture

Semper fidelis. Tratiors can leave, the sooner the better. On their own head be it if they stay.

uno's picture

that's the problem, anyone reading your article knows it's coming for the general Christian, middle class population.  Mark Dice's video's are scary about how brain dead zombies inhabit the USA.  One stat that shocked even me is 

Nearly half of all U.S. children and 90 percent of black youngsters will be on food stamps at some point during childhood, and fallout from the current recession could push those numbers even higher, 

this is from back in Nov 2009 from CBS news  http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-201_162-5504471.html

of course it has only gotten worse and O made it so you can get foodstamps your entire life.

The only people I know who get it are older - 55+ year old Whites, most all younger people get pissed off if you talk about something so scary.  But talk about the details of football games and their eyes light up and others come over.

I do think this is massive payback for our apathy when the CIA overthrew leaders and installed / supported evil dictators.  Just a time before all that experience came full circle.

Wish I knew the timeline.

Constitutional Republic's picture

Those people - the willing fools - will find FEMA camps ready and armed to take them in.

Harry Dong's picture

And then you should know all my kids got govt cheese and free lunches for a few years. When you go from making 150k yr to negative 10k a year you WILL do what it takes to feed your family. If there wasn't food stamps I can guarantee some chaos would've happened. Now think just think what's going to happen when ebt goes down for a solid week or more.

Constitutional Republic's picture

It's worse than that: most food stamp recipients are unaware that their $272 for a family of four per month will be cut on November 1st as the previous 'stimulus' program ends. I wish they knew, and also knew the name, address and telephone number of their elected non-representative who sits fat and happy in the system, scamming them and taxpayers.

The biggest welfare queens are places like Walmart and McDonalds who privatise their profits and socialise their losses by existing in the USA while their meagre wages ensure their employees are so poor they need food pantries and food stamps.

But Walmart, McDonalds and other modern globalists can afford to bribe DC for their special status as modern day robber barons, grifting off the country, and paying little or no tax. Similar to APPL, but at least it pays its domestic employees a living salary, although it off shores jobs and pays slave labor abroad to produce its goods.

chemystical's picture



...and Wally is not a damn bit different than the employers of millions of illegal immigrants.  Their version of "cheap" labor is almost entirely subsidized by the few remaining taxpayers.  The illegales are just a different subset of welfare cheats.

To their credit - gawd, am I defending Wally - at least they do it within the law.

The common thread between all such outrages (for example, the soaring costs of health care and higher education) is that Uncle foots the bill and distorts the true cost by obscurring price discovery.

A local whistleblower is accusing local med of Medicaid scamming.  The suit amounts to over 4 billion.  Funny thing is that Uncle declined to do anything about it.  (Why would 'they'; it's not as if it's their money or as if they have to perform or be fired).

Now the whistleblower is using Fed courts to sue.  By analogy the news item noted that Uncle has often declined to put a stop to other such thefts yet the fed court has awarded billions and by that have effectively stated that the other part of Uncle failed to do their jobs.

It's not their money, so they don't give a flying fuck.  THAT is the core of all problems that run through DC.

chemystical's picture


"you WILL do what it takes to feed your family"

I suppose that either 1) living within your means, or 2) increasing your means...

...was out of the fucking question?

"What?  I can't continue living in my $350K house?  I have to sell my BMW?  Oops, nevermind, it's a lease.  I have to disconnect my family's 8 different cell lines?  Fuck that!  I'll become part of the problem and reserve the right to be a wanking hypocrite later."

Excuse me for presuming but I often saw people in that same situation, and my lack of empathy is the same as it is for the rest of the lazy turds, and my response - sometimes expressed and sometimes unexpressed was the same, "You didn't store any grain for the winter, and your glutonous fat ass now wants me to share mine?  Go fuck yourself."