“The people have the power, all we have to do is awaken that power in the people,” said John Lennon. “The people are unaware. They’re not educated to realize that they have power. The system is so geared that everyone believes the government will fix everything. We are the government.”
Technology has outdistanced both our understanding of it and our ability to adequately manage the consequences of unleashing it on an unsuspecting populace.
Who needs direct repression when one can convince the chicken to walk freely into the slaughterhouse?
We can pretend that the Constitution, which was written to hold the government accountable, is still our governing document. The reality we must come to terms with, however, is that in the America we live in today, the government does whatever it wants, freedom be damned.
If you really care and you’re serious and want to help change things for the better, dust off your First Amendment tools and take a stand—even if it means being ostracized by those who would otherwise support you.
If we do not rein in the police state’s influence in the schools, the future to which we are sending our children will be characterized by a brutal, totalitarian regime.
Clearly, it’s time for a reality check, for both the police and the citizens of this nation.
If you haven’t managed to read the writing on the wall yet, the war has begun.
The creation of so-called safe spaces—where offensive ideas and speech are prohibited—is just censorship by another name, and censorship breeds resentment, and resentment breeds conflict, and unresolved, festering conflict gives rise to violence.
War drives the American police state. The military-industrial complex is the world’s largest employer. War sustains our way of life while killing us at the same time.