14562 days ago
I seriously think that 99% of this country suffers from Stockholm syndrome. This could probably be said for any country, but living here in the U.S., with the propaganda machine so refined, you can’t even escape nationalism during a church service or sporting event.
Love of government has become the state religion. Sure we have a few denominations, Republican & Democrat, but this religion is embedded deep into the belief system of your average citizen.
Stockholm syndrome is a psychological phenomenon where the hostage eventually has positive feelings towards their captor to the point of defending them. In fact, sometimes the lack of abuse is treated as an act of kindness. A truly sad diagnosis, but I see it everywhere.
The government and this can be any government, doesn’t have to be the U.S., is a force of violence.
Think about it, if I don’t surrender a portion of my income I would be sent to jail. That’s like someone threatening me by pointing a gun at my head unless I comply. In fact, if anyone outside of the government were to take my wages without my consent and did so by threatening physical harm, it would be called stealing.
Our military drops bombs on other countries that we aren’t even at war with, and when a bomb “accidentally” kills innocent people, we chalk it up as collateral damage. Let’s have a little respect for ourselves with some intellectual honesty, this is murder. It is unjust and unacceptable. Unless of course, the person dropping the bomb has a U.S. flag on their shoulder or perhaps they sit in an oval office wearing a suit. Then the U.S. citizen is fine with the results, regrettable yes, but just part of life.
How about the shit they teach our kids in school? A parent will get upset if a coach yells at their child or a family member causes them to stray from their religion or belief system. Yet, all this time parents have been helping their kids with their homework from the government making sure little Johnny learns to celebrate men who killed millions, or scientific theories that you might not agree with.
A Population of Busybodies…
The greatest danger government possesses is the ability to create busybodies; everyone is in everyone else’s business. You have voters who are concerned about how much certain people get to keep from their income. These same busybodies like to spread their goodness around with other peoples money, saying things like “paying your fair share” or “we need to tax you to pay for their favorite social program”. Instead of fighting the theft, these trained dogs who suffer from Stockholm syndrome have learned to love the theft, and they want to partake in it.
The worst thing anyone can ever say is, “the majority want it.” Democracy and mob rule is simply the bully that picks on the minority. Whether its black slaves, a single gender or high-income earners, the majority loves to rule with an iron fist. The majority is not always right and shouldn’t have any say over the minority.
I forgot who said it, but the best description for democracy is three wolves and a lamb voting on what’s for dinner.
A Life Philosophy of Respect
I am a sovereign individual, and my life philosophy is to treat others in the same manner that I would like to be treated.
The purpose of this essay is to help others see the government for what it is. It doesn’t matter what the government is doing, if you start off a relationship with a gun to the head; it’s wrong. Just because a rapist drops you off at a hospital when he’s done, doesn’t make him a good guy.