We the Sheeple


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by Scott Lazarowitz:
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To some people,
referring to “sheeple” sounds demeaning. However, when
we have an entire population of millions in the greater Boston area
not going out of their homes, and an entire community under siege
because of one lone criminal, I will say, “Sheeple.”

Americans seem
so dependent on the government for everything, and are so hypnotized
now by the government’s fear-mongering and rationalizations for
its abuse.

The people
really seem to be saying, “Sock it to me!” like on the
1960s TV series, Laugh-In.
The star would say,
“Sock it to me,” which would be followed by the star getting
hit over the head by a giant club, a wall caving in on the chump,
or a huge amount of water being splashed on the dupe’s person.

Well, I think
that each time we have an election, like last November, the American
people say, “Sock it to me, baby!”

And then they
get socked. And then they act surprised. “Wha happen?”

What reminded
me of this was one of the U.S. senate’s latest turncoats, Republican
Sen. Pat Toomey, who attempted to pass a gun control compromise
bill, which failed.

This was the
“conservative” that Tea Partiers were swooning over in
his failed bid to defeat Sen. Arlene Specter, but later did get
elected to the senate. So, with Toomey’s latest gun control compromise,
I was saying, “Sock it Toomey, baby.”

In fact, one
conservative Boston Herald columnist felt very betrayed
by former Republican Sen. Scott Brown in his switch to the anti-2nd
Amendment side, and his votes for Dodd-Frank, raising payroll taxes
and the Obama “jobs” bill. She compared such a betrayal
to “leaving a bride at the altar.”

But this pattern
of the American people getting bamboozled by these professional
pols never seems to stop. Americans continue to have faith in their
Rulers, despite the betrayals, the squandering of the loot they
steal, and their growing police state Leviathan that threatens each
and every one of us.

And to get
an idea of what masochistic sheeple the people of Massachusetts
are, in 2008 they voted
by 70%-30% against repealing the state income tax. (Who in
his right mind would vote against being able to keep more
of his own earnings?)

And now Gov.
Deval Patrick and the legislature want to raise
even more!

So, like the
people of Massachusetts, the American people continue to beg, “Sock
it to us, government.”

As H.L. Mencken
wrote, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know
what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”

And with that,
Deficit Democracy
author James Bovard observed,
“We now have the Battered Citizen Syndrome: the more debacles,
the more voters cling to faith in their rulers.”

And this is
also how Americans tend to respond to crises, whether they be natural
disasters, a mass shooter, or being attacked by terrorists. When
these crises happen, the extremely naïve and gullible people
plead with their Rulers – government bureaucrats – to increase
the intrusions, their wealth confiscations, their police state,
and so forth. “Anything to keep us safe. Please. Sock it to
me – good and hard!”

And the government
Rulers really do sock it to the people – good and hard.

So, this past
week there was a “lockdown” situation in the Boston area
to find one lone alleged killer, a 19-year-old “pothead”
who played soccer and who most of his acquaintances couldn’t believe
could be involved in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Outside of
Police State
, the entire Boston area was literally a ghost town,
all day. Millions of people “advised” by the fascist government
police to stay at home and don’t go out. And the martial law police
state didn’t
even achieve
its goal of catching the suspect!

But how much
of an added risk would it have been to people’s lives to just go
about their business that day, go to work, do their shopping, or
go to school, regardless of whether one lone criminal was
on the loose?

Well, life
is full of risks, but the sheeple of America have become phobic
of any risk in life whatsoever, unfortunately.

In contrast
to the fascists’ tyrannizing and terrorizing of the obedient sheeple,
Market Ticker’s Karl Denninger had this more
sensible alternative
to the police state lockdown in Boston:

What should be
the response is that every American
who lives in that area should go about their business while
openly carrying a pistol, rifle or both.

Go ahead
– try that terrorist crap with the proper response
to such an event and see how long you live.  That would instantly be
the end of those terrorists and the economic disruption
would be zero
.  It would also send a strong
message – pull that crap and we the people will
do our duty as citizens to the common

such a scenario is too frightening to the sheeple who would rather
be kept in their martial law prisons.

But while Toomey’s
compromise gun-grabbing bill was voted down this week, Premier Obama
has been hinting at yet another executive
power grab
. On the senate’s vote against the Toomey-Manchin
compromise, Obama whined, “They blocked common-sense gun reforms…”

You mean “communist
sense reforms, don’t you, Herr Obama?

Anyway, it
is truly a disgusting act of exploitation the way Obama paraded
the survivors of the Sandy Hook massacre around to get votes for
his fascist gun-grabbing.

While they
continue to be emotionally manipulated by the simple-minded rationale
that making them defenseless will “reduce gun violence,”
the sheeple do not see that they are making themselves more vulnerable
to government’s gun violence.

As Judge Napolitano

The principal
reason the colonists won the American Revolution is that they
possessed weapons equivalent in power and precision to those of
the British government. If the colonists had been limited to crossbows
that they had registered with the king’s government in London,
while the British troops used gunpowder when they fought us here,
George Washington and Jefferson would have been captured and hanged.

We also defeated
the king’s soldiers because they didn’t know who among us was
armed, because there was no requirement of a permission slip from
the government in order to exercise the right to self-defense.

And Oath Keepers
founder Stewart Rhodes passionately wrote a Pledge
of Resistance
against the government’s disarmament agenda.

Now, before
readers panic and conclude that I am promoting any kind of “anti-government
militia movement,” no, I am not doing that.

I am merely
pointing out the primary reason the writers of the Bill of Rights
included the 2nd Amendment: to protect the people’s right
to defend themselves against government tyrants.

As we have
seen with the Amerikan police state, Leviathan’s growing tyranny
and recent Presidents’ starting of wars for no good reason, the
early Americans had many reasons to oppose even the existence of
a national standing army, as Jacob Hornberger wrote here
and here.

However, the
“conservative” Tea Partiers seem just as ignorant as many
progressives, as seen by the Tea Partiers’ level of authoritarianism
and deference to Washington’s central planners.

The conservatives,
nationalists and collectivists of the right also say, “Sock
it to me” in their love of men in uniforms, their worship of
all things police and military, and their demonizing of anyone who
dares to question the legitimacy
of government
and military.

These authoritarians
will have a very hard time understanding the possibility of tyranny
happening here in Good ol’ US of A, as voluntaryist Larken Rose

So, even if
the “Law and Order conservatives” read William
, Cop Block, Radley
, and Rick
every day, they still wouldn’t understand how
like the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany America is now.

And the people
around here in Boston cheered all the militarized police in their
fascist security theater. Most of the obedient sheeple would never
believe the possibility of FBI
or private
involvement in the Boston Marathon bombings prior
the event itself. And nationally conservative and liberal
statists tend to believe what government bureaucrats and the media
will tell
. (Whether the “lockdown” and siege of Watertown
was because of “sequestration” threats and needing to
justify an overly-bloated federal agency budget, or the local police
attempting to justify more federal handouts, or just because many
of these “cops-n-robbers” neanderthals just get off on
, who knows. But I digress.)

Now, there
have been many arguments over what exactly the phrases “promote
the general welfare” and “provide for” the general
welfare mean in the U.S. Constitution. My own interpretation is
that “promote” means to advance and “welfare”
means the general well-being of the people within the territory
over which the federal government has jurisdiction.

Clearly, the
federal government has gone against the promoting of our
general welfare in the extreme, as have state and local governments.
The terribly destructive consequences of government gun-grabbing,
the Federal Reserve’s monetary central planning, the non-productive
U.S. Congress’s stealing more and more private wealth from the actual
workers and producers, and the executive branch’s continued lawlessness,
provoking of foreigners and domestic overreach have all made us
less prosperous, less safe, and less secure.

And in the
past I have compared the federal government to an occupying foreign
government in Washington, inflicting its criminality against the
American people, and that is a more accurate way to view those buffoons
and crooks: they are invaders.

How could we
not view the federal government as an occupying foreign regime
when its own military personnel are engaging in psy-ops
of U.S. senators
? Psychological operations are mainly used by
governments against enemies in order to manipulate the enemies’
emotions, behavior and decisions toward one’s own advantage. But
given that U.S. senators supposedly represent the American people
(and given all the other threats against us such as the feds purchasing
a billion rounds of ammunition for domestic use, and the IRS, the
FBI and NSA criminally spying on innocent Americans), one would
have to conclude that either the military or the feds in general
view the American people as the enemy.

The feds have
not only been AWOL in their abandonment of their duty to “promote
the general welfare,” but, with psy-ops, false
flag ops
, and intrusions run amok such as ObamaCare, they obviously
do not have the American people’s interests at heart.

“But that’s
what elections are for,” cry the naïve and gullible.

U.S. elections
are repeatedly just rearranging of deck chairs, as I have noted
. For conservatives and Tea Partiers, nothing has changed
for the better since the elections of 1980, 1994 or 2000.

One can easily
predict that in 2014 the conservatives will elect the same old slithering
snakes and sleazebags dressed in Tea Party outfits, the same old
turncoats who will promise to repeal ObamaCare and oppose gun control
but then go on to vote for more socialized medicine and gun registration.

Before there
is to be a real economic collapse, and civil
and martial
(which is obviously the direction in which America is heading),
the people need to pry themselves from the grasp of government’s
control and its tyranny.

Sooner or later,
people will
have to realize
that as an institution of monopoly, compulsion
and coercion the government is thus inherently an organization of
criminality. The people need to stop being its willing victims.

So, rather
than being sheeple saying “Sock it to me!” to the abusive
Big Daddy Government, the people need to realize that what America
needs is not reforming (which is impossible),
but a complete dismantling of the federal government, because
it should never have existed in the first place. Its existence has
provided for nothing but a place for traitors, shysters and violent
psychopaths, and it just gets worse and worse.

nullification, localism and secession are clearly in order, before
it’s too late.

22, 2013

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