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Will We Ever Stand Up . . . ?
June 18, 2014 by John Myers
"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you." - Witold Gombrowicz's Diary, translated by Lillian Vallee
It's said that in France the government fears the people and that in America the people fear the government. Not once in the past century has this kind of fear been more palpable than it is under the yoke of the Administration of President Barack Obama.
Few Presidents have been loathed more than Obama. A minority of Americans openly and bitterly complain that Obama is stripping away our Constitutional freedoms and demand political change.
A courageous few like whistleblower Edward Snowden risk their freedom and perhaps their lives to obstruct that evil that lies within our Federal government.
The vast majority is either too stupid or too doped up on society's opiates to comprehend that we are becoming slaves by a power worse than what King George III subjected the colonists to. And while liberals continuously bemoan the enslavement and brutalization of Africans, which occurred in the distant past, they turn a blind eye to the growing enslavement that exists now. Few notice the irony that some of it is being carried out by a sitting U.S. President with Kenyan roots.
Many Americans are either fearful to challenge the Orwellian nightmare of our time or have been co-opted willfully to support a dark government that spies on the people, engages in wanton spending of the peoples' money and prosecutes foreign wars for selfish ends, against the interest of the people. It is in these non-declared wars that America's children are cannon fodder with nary a protest and little organized opposition.
Overcoming Fear And Fighting Back
My life's lesson that came late was don't be bullied. I had been bullied as a sickly, asthmatic child. Because of that experience, I pushed my sons into karate, boxing and wrestling. One of them asked why I didn't box if I thought they should. So I became a regular at the gym, training with and sparring younger men and sometimes decorated national champions.
Whether this scintilla of courage was worth it, I will never know. As far as I know, my children were not bullied. But, then again, they grew up in a different world than I did. What I do remember is that I was afraid when I was sparring, and I could overcome that fear only because I didn't want to be taken advantage of again.
But make no mistake; our government is taking advantage of us. It needs us to shut up and take it so it can pursue its global ambitions, including the jump-starting of what clearly was a lost war that cost $1 trillion in Iraq.
Washington recycles wars the way the movie industry recycles movies. So don't be surprised by another combat operation, whose moniker should be "Iraq III: The Quest for Arab Oil." Most will watch it, and hardly a soul will dare question it. They are a fearful, mindless, subservient majority. Many do it because blind trust of government has been programmed into them by an amoral education system, and the propaganda machinery allows the herd to feed on everything from legalized gambling to mind-altering chemicals.
That mindless pursuits are destroying American traditional values is, at best, no concern to the depraved people who hold the reins of power. And their control is allowed because the populace is either cowardly or complacent.
If a foreign power were to persecute us this way, Americans would rise up and take action. Yet we have a 21st century President - with roots in Kenya or Connecticut it matters not - who strips away our liberty while sending our young people to die somewhere where American involvement benefits arms contractors. Seldom is it a foreign enemy that is a clear and present danger. Instead, the enemy comprises leaders who have betrayed the Constitution and the foundation of a free America set forth by the Founding Fathers. Why do we allow this to happen? Are we too afraid or just too damned stupid?
Another Obama Argument For The Habitually Stupid
If it isn't cowardice or pleasure-seeking that enslaves us, perhaps it is simple stupidity. There is a good argument to be made for that, especially when you consider the outlandish comments of Secretary of State John Kerry after the Obama Administration released the Taliban Five in exchange for an allegedly deranged American combat deserter, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Kerry said the United States has ways of keeping tabs on those terrorists who are now in Qatar. According to Kerry, the prisoner swap was a wise decision because if any or all of these terrorists re-entered the battlefield, the United States can take them out.
"I am not telling you that they don't have some ability at some point to go back and get involved," said Kerry, bragging about the capacity of the Obama Administration to protect Americans. "But they also have an ability to get killed doing that."
Is it just me, or is this the most asinine argument ever made? If we apply Kerry's logic to World War II, the United States should have released the 450,000 German prisoners of war they captured back to the Nazis, knowing that the Allies could kill them next time. "Here, Hitler. Here is an entire army back."
Yet I can't find any criticism of this in the media. Nowhere did the popular press point out the absurdity of what Kerry said. I ask you why you think this is so. Is it because the media are active in selling anything they are asked to sell by the Obama Administration, or is it because they are obtuse?
Either way, it bodes ill, especially with the U.S. preparing airstrikes on populated sections of Iraq. Only a simpleton could believe this is a tactic to bring a tribal civil war to a peaceful conclusion. Yet it is exactly what the President is going to do, even though this entire mess in the Mideast was caused by the previous Administration, which planned to force American democracy upon resistant Arabs.
And consider this brain twister that somebody in the media should - but will not - mention. When America carries out air attacks on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) inside Iraq, Washington will be supporting Iran's strategic goals. That means that America will, under Obama, become a member of the "axis of evil."
But not one in 100 Americans will even consider this, just as almost none considered President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were lying when both swore Saddam Hussein was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction - weapons they said could be targeted on the United States. It would hardly be surprising then that most Americans would in short order be convinced wholeheartedly of the necessity of new military engagements inside Iraq.
Yours in good times and bad,