Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tyranny is Reality in U.S.

Today, after viewing several YouTube videos on the state of the country and the world, I noted that the word "tyranny" was used by almost every commentator, blogger, financial analyst, and forecaster I listened to. More and more, people are calling our U.S. government, our leaders, draconian tyrants who have nothing but their own self-interests and agendas in mind when deciding on matters that affect the majority of American (and global) citizens. I pondered that for a long time today because I recognize that the average person does not even realize that we are living under a tyrannical government regime and that our freedoms are merely existing in a fog or mist of our memories, not in our day to day realities.

I have seen many videos over the past few months documenting police brutality around the world (Greece, Spain, Bahrain, etc). In some of these videos (not really here in the U.S.) people are actually starting to retaliate and fight back. That gives me hope. But here, in the U.S. we ARE NOT fighting back and that makes me very sad. As though we are giving the government permission to oppress us, even though we outnumber our adversary in vast numbers. This also boggles my mind.

When you watch these videos below, you will ask yourself the question, "Why don't they (the onlookers) do something? Why don't they help the victim? Why don't they intervene, fight back, DO SOMETHING?" If you are not asking yourself these questions, I fear that it is the fear of asking the question that might actually be the problem.  Why? Because we all know, deep inside, that we should be asking these questions and we should be DOING SOMETHING.

What these videos say to me is:
#1: If I am being brutalized by the police, I am on my own. I have no expectation that anyone will come to my rescue or aide. Only God can save me.
#2: That U.S. citizens have forgotten their rights and have willingly surrendered to a tyrannical governmental system and have accepted the consequences that such surrender brings.
#3: That the future of our nation and our world is no longer in our hands, but is completely up to those who wish to destroy us and whom we allow to oppress us. (check prior post entitled: Domestic Violence)
#4: That we, the people, are simply not prepared to respond with dignity and conviction and courage.

But, what will it take to change 
this mental syndrome of fear and apathy?

Most people want to go on with the status quo and live as though the inevitable is not the inevitable. This response, of hiding in the comfort of our illusions, will NOT strengthen us. It will only make us enablers of our own victimization. And that is a very, very, sad commentary.

So these videos are for those who are NOT AFRAID to face the truth and perhaps try to change the course that we are currently on. What should we do? Well, as people say, if you want to understand the present, know your history. We are a nation formed of the belief that a tyrannical government WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Our predecessors FOUGHT to gain freedom. The question on the table now is...Will we FIGHT to keep it? Watch the videos in this post and ask yourself this question.


All I can say is...MINE IS. 

This is not a black issue or a race issue or even a class issue. It's a human issue and a communal issue that affects everyone because it is born of a deeply personal choice. We each have to choose what we are willing to live for and to die for.  I, for one, would rather die free than live under this type of oppression. And the saddest thing of all is that too many people would rather live oppressed (keeping your iphones and BMW's and Starbucks and tweets and facebook and illusions), than to die free. 

As for me and my house,   I CHOOSE FREEDOM! 
God bless you as you 

“Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.”

Thomas Jefferson


noun, plural tyr·an·nies.
arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority.
the government or rule of a tyrant or absolute ruler.
a state ruled by a tyrant or absolute ruler.
oppressive or unjustly severe government on the part of any ruler.
undue severity or harshness.
a tyrannical act or proceeding.

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