We the Sheeple
by Scott Lazarowitz: The
Same-Sex Marriage Issue Again: The Supreme Court Is Not So Supreme
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.”
so dependent on the government for everything, and are so hypnotized
now by the governmentâ€™s fear-mongering and rationalizations for
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 dupeâ€™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?”
me of this was one of the U.S. senateâ€™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 Toomeyâ€™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
taxes 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 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 naÃ¯ve and gullible people
plead with their Rulers â€“ government bureaucrats â€“ to increase
the intrusions, their wealth confiscations, their police state,
and so forth. “Anything to keep us safe. Please. Sock it to
me â€“ good and hard!”
And the government
Rulers really do sock it to the people â€“ 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 couldnâ€™t believe
could be involved in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Watertown, 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 donâ€™t go out. And the martial law police
even achieve its goal of catching the suspect!
But how much
of an added risk would it have been to peopleâ€™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?
is full of risks, but the sheeple of America have become phobic
of any risk in life whatsoever, unfortunately.
to the fascistsâ€™ tyrannizing and terrorizing of the obedient sheeple,
Market Tickerâ€™s Karl Denninger had this more
sensible alternative to the police state lockdown in Boston:
What shouldÂ be
the response is that everyÂ American
who lives in that area should go about their business while
openly carrying a pistol, rifle or both.
â€“ try that terrorist crap with the properÂ response
to such an event and see how long you live. Â That would instantlyÂ be
the end of those terrorists and the economic disruption
would be zero. Â It would also send a strong
message â€“ pull that crap and we the peopleÂ will
do our duty as citizensÂ to the common
such a scenario is too frightening to the sheeple who would rather
be kept in their martial law prisons.
But while Toomeyâ€™s
compromise gun-grabbing bill was voted down this week, Premier Obama
has been hinting at yet another executive
power grab. On the senateâ€™s vote against the Toomey-Manchin
compromise, Obama whined, “They blocked common-sense gun reformsâ€¦”
You mean “communist”
sense reforms, donâ€™t you, Herr Obama?
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.
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 governmentâ€™s gun violence.
As Judge Napolitano
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 kingâ€™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 kingâ€™s soldiers because they didnâ€™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 governmentâ€™s disarmament agenda.
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 peopleâ€™s right
to defend themselves against government tyrants.
As we have
seen with the Amerikan police state, Leviathanâ€™s growing tyranny
and recent Presidentsâ€™ 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
“conservative” Tea Partiers seem just as ignorant as many
progressives, as seen by the Tea Partiersâ€™ level of authoritarianism
and deference to Washingtonâ€™s central planners.
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
police and military.
will have a very hard time understanding the possibility of tyranny
happening here in Good olâ€™ US of A, as voluntaryist Larken Rose
So, even if
the “Law and Order conservatives” read William
Grigg, Cop Block, Radley
Balko, and Rick
Horowitz every day, they still wouldnâ€™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
agents involvement in the Boston Marathon bombings prior
to the event itself. And nationally conservative and liberal
statists tend to believe what government bureaucrats and the media
propagandists will tell
them. (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
situations, who knows. But I digress.)
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.
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 Reserveâ€™s monetary central planning, the non-productive
U.S. Congressâ€™s stealing more and more private wealth from the actual
workers and producers, and the executive branchâ€™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 enemiesâ€™
emotions, behavior and decisions toward oneâ€™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 peopleâ€™s interests at heart.
what elections are for,” cry the naÃ¯ve and gullible.
are repeatedly just rearranging of deck chairs, as I have noted
before. 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.
is to be a real economic collapse, and civil
unrest and martial
law (which is obviously the direction in which America is heading),
the people need to pry themselves from the grasp of governmentâ€™s
control and its tyranny.
Sooner or later,
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.
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
itâ€™s too late.
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