Tuesday, August 11, 2009

In the Face of Tyranny

The tailors of our reconstruction are sowing the threads of our discontent. They are stitching our liberties, our voices, our right of choice – thread by thread to fashion a garment which binds us in mind and spirit. Can anyone deny that we are in an age of tyranny, a forced legitimacy that shields its poisonous malignancy with the soft hand of communal benevolence. Progressivism has become a persistent infection to the American people, transmitted by way of pathogenic unions and community organizations. The overt disease of moral contamination has permitted collectivist bacterium to flow within the veins of our Republic. In recent times we have achieved a self-diagnosis which recognizes the ailment laying siege, therefore the medicinal application of free speech and the right to assembly will prove to be our salubrity. But more on this later.

Do we ever question how tyranny entrenches itself within the political dynamics of our res publica and individual estates? The machinations of a political entity are invariably synonymous with its counterpart, the tragedy lies in self-victimization by letting nescience and our emotive state overrule sound judgment. Rather than investigating a particular position which would then manufacture an educated response, we react viscerally. Such lack of sophistication does not become us, and if in the event your repose should start to falter remember the following;

Let us no longer sow our seed for the fowls to devour.” John Taylor

For our own benefit of remaining au courant let us briefly revisit sections of Jon Roland's examination on the methodology of tyranny.

"The methods used to overthrow a constitutional order and establish a tyranny are well-known. However, despite this awareness, it is surprising how those who have no intention of perpetrating a tyranny can slip into these methods and bring about a tyranny despite their best intentions. Tyranny does not have to be deliberate. Tyrants can fool themselves as thoroughly as they fool everyone else.

Control of public information and opinion
  • It begins with withholding information, and leads to putting out false or misleading information. A government can develop ministries of propaganda under many guises. They typically call it "public information" or "marketing."

Undue official influence on trials and juries
  • Nonrandom selection of jury panels, exclusion of those opposed to the law, exclusion of the jury hearing argument on the law, exclusion of private prosecutors from access to the grand jury, and prevention of parties and their counsels from making effective arguments or challenging the government.

Usurpation of undelegated powers
  • This is usually done with popular support for solving some problem, or to redistribute wealth to the advantage of the supporters of the dominant faction, but it soon leads to the deprivation of rights of minorities and individuals.

Militarization of law enforcement
  • Declaring a "war on crime" that becomes a war on civil liberties. Preparation of military forces for internal policing duties.

Infiltration and subversion of citizen groups that could be forces for reform
  • Internal spying and surveillance is the beginning. A sign is false prosecutions of their leaders.

Use of the law for competition suppression
  • It begins with the dominant faction winning support by paying off their supporters and suppressing their supporters' competitors, but leads to public officials themselves engaging in illegal activities and using the law to suppress independent competitors. A good example of this is narcotics trafficking.

Creation of a class of officials who are above the law
  • This is indicated by dismissal of charges for wrongdoing against persons who are 'following orders'.

Increasing dependency of the people on government
  • The classic approach to domination of the people is to first take everything they have away from them, then make them compliant with the demands of the rulers to get anything back again.

Use of staged events to produce popular support
  • Act of terrorism, blamed on political opponents, followed immediately with well-prepared proposals for increased powers and budgets for suppressive agencies. Sometimes called a Reichstag plot.

Conversion of rights into privileges
  • Requiring licenses and permits for doing things that the government does not have the delegated power to restrict, except by due process in which the burden of proof is on the petitioner.

Political correctness
  • Many if not most people are susceptible to being recruited to engage in repressive actions against disfavored views or behaviors, and led to pave the way for the dominance of tyrannical government."

Most, if not all of the aforementioned contains comparative properties to our current administration. Of particular import are the mechanics which tyranny employs [to thereby effect favorable policy]; Judas goats facilitate the Draconic message by acting as collaborationists, securing the mediums of information and communication to marginalize and suppress political dissidents. Unions [SEIU] and community organizations [ACORN] vermiculate into strategic positions so they can utilize intimidation and other imperious tactics to repress public dissension. They might retort with the message of knowing what is best for us all, but I know of no man or woman who can perceive with complete clarity my condition of being. Such omnisciency does not exist.

Assuredly these are dangerous times that will test our resolve, we stand at an ideological precipice which was carved by political patricians and their entitlement hungry lapdogs. People with such a deportment care little for those outside their interindividual spheres of commonality. They have asserted a declaration to a prerogative that requires other people paying for their pseudo-Constitutional birthright. If we let this communal sycophancy persist with the straitening of a particular income level it will not be long until their siphonic egalitarianism reaches the middle class.

"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding." Justice Louis D. Brandeis dissenting, Olmstead v. Unite States

We stand face-to-face with tyranny, what we do now will leave a permanent impression on our Republic's history. Our posterity demands that we are marked by firm determination, if we fail to stand resolute the only inheritance our succeeding generations will receive will be the chains we bound ourselves with.

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Dr. Dave said...

It would appear that, in particular, the "czars" that Obugger is fond of using are especially above the law, given vast amounts of power over public policy without needing Congressional appointment, answering only to the president.

That's scary business, if you ask me.

Forgotten Liberty said...

Amazing post. I agree, we are currently standing face to face with tyranny and the choices we make now will decide whether we go down the road to compete socialism and tyranny or turn back and run towards liberty. I can't speak for anyone else but I choose liberty. I will fight for it with all my being because it was given to me by God and secured by the sacrifice of countless Americans before me. Sam Adams said it best, “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!”

Matt said...

I am blown away sir! This is a must read!

If I might, I would add that the educational system is an "disease vector" for Progressivism. Children are immersed in these concepts via cultural Marxism.

Anonymous said...

You hit on several issues I am very passionate about, and cause me great concern.

These are the issues that are dragging us into tyranny, and being done by both parties.

Thanks from bringing them to light.

the Liberty Pen said...

@Dr. Dave: I agree with you, in fact I would like to do a post on the Czars.

@Forgotten Liberty: Great comment and great quote, I couldn't agree more with you. We all have a choice, I hope we choose wisely.

@Matt: I agree with your assessment as well. I thought about doing a post on the educational system, but after reading yours I couldn't have done it better.

@Conservative Scalawag: Thank you for the comment, my Pen is here to serve.

theCL said...

We stand face-to-face with tyranny ...

My fear is that way too many people are still in their politics as usual mind-set - Democrat vs. Republican - when there's now, significantly more at stake!