In case you ever had any doubts about America’s standing army and what they are really here to protect, you may want to check out this site: Occupy Wall Street
It’s like this everywhere there is a protest, march, gathering, or even where someone is just trying to sell raw milk to willing customers.
There really is no end to it, as Americans find themselves more and more surrounded.
This is very similar to how America polices much of the rest of the world for “democracy”, except it’s usually much more violent with drones, bombs, assassinations, kidnappings and rendition to America’s “enemies”, which can quite literally be anybody, anywhere, for any reason.
Americans arrested here however, are kidnapped and suffer a form of rendition too. Their “crime” is to protest, to withdraw their consent and to lend their voices to others of like minded in groups. Assembling peacefully, they are still considered criminals and worthy of abuse, torture, and punishment.
This should sicken every American, but it doesn’t. Many Americans themselves believe that the status-quo and all that it stands for should be upheld by whatever means necessary, even if it means bankrupting the country, arresting their fellow citizens and having their homes stolen from them.
The political and moral blindness of this country’s citizens is absolutely appalling to behold. The simple failure to place these events and activities into their proper perspective is a leading reason why protests will never work. There is an ARMY of armed supporters arrayed to stop any meaningful and effective democratic action, backed up by an even larger army of ignorant, brainwashed sheep by the millions. You will never achieve even a token measure of success with these tactics.
Very few seem to have grasped the basic concepts that actually govern this country and why we are who and what we are, and why we will never achieve the dreams and aspirations of peace and justice for the people. This is not defeatist “talk”, just simple reality. Our pathetic attempts to stop, slow down or “restore” this country are repeatedly met with truncheons, torture, arrests and imprisonment. The general consensus is always the same — “if more people got involved, then ….”
This is a blatant lie and always has been. This is not a numbers game and also never has been. It is tactics, logistics and support. It will also be unending. Oppression doesn’t just “stop” because some people gather together and say, “Hey there, you’ve got to stop doing this or we’ll, we’ll, we’ll… well, we’ll just get good and mad at you…”
Americans do not really want their freedom as is often claimed. This too is a lie. What they want is to be coddled, pampered and taken care of, abdicating most, if not all, personal responsibility for a benevolent government. This is why they have long since virtually given up.
Those protests, marches, boycotts and all other useless and meaningless acts of disobedience (yeah, right, I’m simply not going to buy their stupid products and that’ll teach ‘em…) are token but absolutely meaningless acts of disobedience. It’s why I’ve never once advocated that anybody should participate. They carry all the risks inherent with much more direct “disobedience”, but have absolutely zero chance of any success.
This brings me to my entire point hinted at earlier. The simple failure to place these events and activities into their proper perspective. You do not realize that you are all victims in a slow-motion war within the continental United States. Externally, you can be absolutely certain that these victims well know that they are at war with the United States as they watch their sons and daughters get blown to smithereens. But here, it is a moral and political blindness, enjoined with a mental lassitude and apathy that binds the minds of hundreds of millions.
I’ve oft harped on why and what has caused this, primarily a lack of insightful perception and thinking, i.e., “common sense”, that natural gift that everyone actually has. We all know something is desperately wrong, but our efforts to identify “it” often point to symptoms but not causes, and we uselessly flail about in futile desperation trying to “fix it” with more and more proven failures.
We are the cause. Our steadfast refusal to look within is the real cause. We’ve allowed these chains to be placed upon our bodies, our minds and our labors, virtually stealing from us everything that we actually “are”. What’s left is hordes and hordes of human automatons, laboring and sweating away for our owners, easily entertained with bratwursts and beer. And every year, we’ve lose more and more of ourselves into the gaping, voracious maw of the Empire and all that it stands for.
God damn, do I ever feel like I’m pounding heads into absolute mush but never, ever getting through.
Whatever. I do not expect to change the world, just a tiny, tiny, incredibly tiny little portion of it.