Mad Piper wrote:
Am I the only fellow that feels that we are not free men as everyone parrots? A free man wouldn’t require permission of his government to purchase a weapon, own a car, or remodel his home. I would argue we merely have the illusion of being free men.
I agree. though it’s been said before, it needs to be underlined that we never really were free anyway – we only thought we were. I’d like to take that further, if I may. At OoL, Longrider saw fit to disparage the Judaeo-Christian tradition which gave him the freedom to at least say the things he does with impunity, as with me, as with all of us.
Now he’ll get his dearest desire of a creationist-free world and have a good look, folks, at how it’s shaping up – great place to live in now, isn’t it?
You see, in those fuddy-duddy days of God, Queen and country, the PTB had us all where they wanted us … voluntarily. We were taught Christian values in school, on the tele, everywhere you turned it was about our accepting our lot in life – if you were the train driver, that’s what you were. If you were the bank manager, that was your lot in life.
There were ethics in business and a whole lot of hypocrisy. Everyone knew what was right or wrong but tried to circumvent it. It was a giant elephant in every room and no one could break free of its constraints, especially those constraints beloved of the PTB, i.e. everyone knowing his place, giving unto Caesar that which was Caesar’s, observing the basic rules of etiquette.
When the King or Prime Minister announced that the country was at war, young men enlisted without having to be forced. The PTB had it good. The Standard Oils could make their packet on the war, the rich got richer and the poor had their depleted families but the satisfaction that they’d shown incredible bravery and stoicism. Medals were given.
True conservatives could believe they were in the best society on earth. The artificially induced cycles of boom and bust could continue unfettered. We were proud to be of the British Empire or of America.
Then the PTB blew it and the reasons for this were manifold:
1. It was in the nature of these people to be malcontents, dissatisfied with their lot, envious, feeling their control was not quite complete. These were lowlifes in fine suits, eating at the best restaurants. Their homelives did not bear scrutiny, which was just as well because they didn’t get scrutiny.
2. Though the system was great for them – taking the most Statist aspects of Christianity and mixing them with Old Testament [Jewish] fire and brimstone, parroted through the mouths of placemen of the State dressed up as Popes and Archbishops – though the PTB were onto a perpetual winner here, nevertheless, the other side of their duality was screaming for it to end.
3. This other side is who the PTB are really working for and you need only look at Ephesians 6:12 to find out about that. Basically, as so many today are similarly saying, it doesn’t matter how good the bastardized version of Christianity was for controlling the population, any good PTBer absolutely detested anything remotely to do with the Cross. It was offensive to lost souls who only wanted to wallow in ordure and depravity and for whom compassion made them physically ill.
4. Not satisfied with just causing a modicum of misery for long-suffering humanity, with intermittent culling in the form of war, they wanted more – they wanted people enslaved, they wanted people’s noses rubbed in the ordure, with the whip on their backs. We saw it with the Japanese, the Germans, the U.S. at Abu Ghraib – these were the agents of the PTB and the order was humiliation and hatred.
If a human being displayed these traits – having control and yet not satisfied but wanting to harm and destroy other human beings, we’d say he was psychopathic, sociopathic, that he’d had a bad childhood, that he was insane. Yet the PTB are like this and you can see it with every decision moving us closer to totalitarian control now – and we don’t call them insane?
Of course they’re insane. They’ve also given away the enormous advantage they had. While they make that final grasp for total control over the human race – observe the EU’s final grabs for powers, beyond any pretence of sanity any more – they are also losing the people in a very Solzhenitsyn sort of way.
Free of any sort of loyalty to Queen and country, God having already been consigned to the scrapheap of history [so they think], people are turning on the very PTB and not trusting anything at all they say. People are coming out with new ways of running nations, free of politicians and bankers. The very bulwarks of the PTB are under assault and the PTB think they’ll overcome this with the pulling of the internet plug, lots of bullets and liberal doses of soma.
They may just have underestimated, big time, the capacity of the human to see through BS and not to accept oppression forever. I believe the PTB are well aware of that too and thus the megawars will begin, to fulfil the Malthusian mantra of population reduction. I believe that Armageddon is not just a concept but a very real place where, strategically, armies could well congregate.
All of us involved in this resistance are at one on one thing – the PTB have no intention whatever of repatriating any powers to the people. Where I go further, as a Christian, is in saying that the ultimate intention of the PTB is not just control while they enjoy their cushy lifestyles. No, it’s far more sinister than that – it’s the destruction of human beings – of us.
This has always been the ultimate intention, the final solution – always. From Pol Pot to Hitler, to Stalin, to North Korea – it’s not just the elimination of dissenters, it’s the elimination of people. Sure it’s a film but look at the James Bond View to a Kill. Why did those workers all follow Zorin? Because he promised them a share of the new wealth, he promised them employment and good conditions and so on. And what did he do? He gunned down his own men.
If you still have to ask this question, then I don’t think you’re fully aware of what you’re dealing with here. We’re not dealing with rational people – we’re dealing with criminal psychopaths. Because the one driving them on is like this. Mad. With an enormous chip on the shoulder and that chip is the happiness of Man. It’s not enough to make Man’s life difficult – he can whistle while he suffers. No, he has to grind Man down – to destroy him.
My Russian friends explained to me why so many millions were willing to throw themselves at the German bullets, in a sort of last ditch frenzy. They honestly believed [and some grandfathers confirmed this] that Hitler was going to use them for slave labour in their own land and exterminate them as vermin. Stalin put that message about and it was fully believed.
As it turned out, Stalin was right. That was the plan. Trouble was, it was also his and he thought nothing of wiping out millions while playing at Papa Joe. Same with the Germans and Hitler, father of the nation. Either not many ever really thought he was as bad as he was or they excused him in the lust for German hegemony in the world, her “manifest destiny” or else they were too terrified to say or do anything.
The PTB will not be satisfied with just the control of our food, water and housing. They will want far, far more and we’re not going to be communicating with each other at that point, enough to counter them. It will be too late. If we’re to have any chance, it needs to be now.