Latest Scheme and Our Choice Between Freedom and Tyranny
by Scott Lazarowitz: Tear
Down That Wall of Central Planningís Prison State
It seems that
every day there is some new proposal or scheme coming from the federal
government to remind us of the ruling classís audacious craving
for control. Well, here is a further example of the governmentís
fascism run amok, a scheme that has given me further reason to promote
real freedom even more emphatically:
November 9th at 2 PM Eastern, the Obama Administration
control over all radio and TV broadcast communications, to conduct
a "test" of the Emergency Broadcast System. For the first
time, however, there will be nothing any individual station can
do to prevent it, and, unlike past tests which lasted for only roughly
30 seconds, this unusual test will last approximately 3Ĺ minutes.
But, even though
the government is supposed to announce that it is "only a test,"
and, given that it is to occur during the middle of a weekday, such
a "test" still has potential to cause panic. Could the
Obama Administration be subtly planning to incite anxiety
and panic amongst the population? The evidence includes Obama
such as ACORN having been intentionally inciting agitation at
Wall Street protests, and Obama himself having been accused
of incitement. It is therefore valid to suggest that the Administration
is up to no good, such as testing a plan for something illicit,
such as martial law. I have addressed possible Obama martial law
me of how FDR took advantage of much panic throughout America after
the Crash of 1929 and during the Great Depression, in which he implemented
one illicit scheme after another against the American people by
the government. FDR
seized control of whatever wealth that might have remained, through
new restrictive regulatory policies, heavy tax-thefts and stealing
the peopleís gold. The real purpose of such schemes was to ensure
votes for Democrats for all eternity.
has been expanding
his own executive powers as President, has unleashed S.W.A.T.
teams to arrest student loan defaulters and seize guitar makersí
assets, as well as attempting to seize control over the entire health
votes, he wants his Party to be in power, and he wants control.
But in the end, he and most other politicians just do not want
the people to have their freedom.
Now, Iím sure
that some readers believe that Iím making a mountain out of a molehill
with Obamaís latest scheme. But how can anyone not be suspicious
when a government seizes control over all radio and TV frequencies,
and for such a lengthy duration? Three whole minutes?
scheme, and the panic it may cause, is yet another reason why Americans
are going to have to make a choice, and soon. The choice is between
freedom and tyranny.
some indoctrinated Americans believe that itís worth waiting until
the 2012 elections, and then we can get our freedom back.
Sorry, that is just not realistic.
As each day
passes, we have more crimes committed against us by government officials,
from the DHS and TSA to the militarized local government police,
and crimes committed by our government against foreigners. We are
increasingly less free, and our rights to life, liberty and property
are increasingly infringed by government bullies. The American Revolutionaries
had a Revolution for reasons far more petty and trivial than the
crimes of violence, theft, and trespass our local, state and federal
governments have been committing against us.
But why are
Americans so sheepish and gullible, and knowingly and willingly
being such co-conspirators in their own slavery, their own imprisonment
by the State?
Thanks to many
decades of government-controlled schools and our lowest common denominator-oriented
culture, so many people are indoctrinated to not question or challenge
the current system thatís in place, to not think about their own
I just want
to live in a country of freedom. And what we need is to cleanse
this land of what has wrecked it. That requires people willing to
stand up for themselves.
If only we
could get the majority of the population to engage in nullification
of government demands, thefts and aggressions. The problem, however,
is that the government would send out its goons to arrest people
who are trying to protect themselves, their families and their means
of sustenance. (And see here.)
But there are
only so many goons, with so many badges and guns, you know.
And if only
we could get those armed officials of government-monopolized police
forces to realize that it would be in their better interest
the peopleís side against the government. If these official
armed agents really thought about it, they would see that the benefits
of freedom far outweigh the immediate-gratification arousals of
All human beings
have a God-given right to their freedom, and, if youíre familiar
with the American Foundersí speeches and writings, you would know
that they founded America to be a place for people to be free. And
Iím not referring to a little freedom that a mighty central government
allows us to have in some instances Ė I mean genuinely free.
This includes the freedom from the federal government seizing control
over all the broadcast airwaves for three minutes, doing God knows
And here are
some more examples of real freedom:
In this example,
some workers go into their offices or factory and do their jobs.
Then they get their paycheck, which is for 100% of the amount their
employer promised when they were hired. Why? Because they did 100%
of the work. The workers spend the money, deposit it into their
savings account, or write a check for their local church or charity.
What is absent here? The workersí having to report their earnings
to some bureaucrat in Washington. And the threat of IRS police goons
banging on their door is also absent. You see, this is called freedom.
The human right to voluntary exchange, the right to not be a serf,
and the right of oneís private contracts with others to not be encroached
by intruders (i.e. the government). (And see here
Here is another
example: A family decides to homeschool their kids. They research
what kind of curriculum would be appropriate for their kidsí ages,
level of achievement and abilities, according to these parentsí
own judgment. The parents make their decisions based on their
knowledge of various factors and what they think is best
for their kids. No bureaucrats. No "Child Protection Services"
social workers barging in and trespassing. No S.W.A.T.
teams being sent over to terrorize
the family and kidnap the children. And if parents prefer to
keep their kids out of the government-run schools and put them into
educational settings, they are not obligated to inform any local
or federal government bureaucrat, because those things are none
of anyone elseís damn business! This is what I mean by freedom.
Real, honest-to-God freedom, which is our natural right to have.
In those two
examples, the problem with our enslaved society is that the State
believes that it owns your body, your labor, your private contracts
and your property. And many amongst the population agree with this
sentiment, consciously or not.
State believes that it owns your children as well.
There are plenty
more examples of what I mean by freedom, in trade,
freedom, freedom of self-defense
[.pdf], free banking,
freedom from being
tracked by the government, and so on.
So what does
all that have to do with the Obama Administration seizing control
over the airwaves for three whole minutes, scheming and conniving?
Well, Americans have passively and gullibly let this federal Leviathan
slip one intrusion after another into our society, and each day
that goes by we have less and less freedom. America is now a police
state, and it is getting worse each day.
there are a lot of people who just donít want to live in a society
of freedom. They prefer the comfort of a State-controlled society,
in which they remain
children their whole lives, they donít have to make decisions
for themselves, and they donít have to take responsibility for the
consequences of their actions. Many prefer to live a life of infantilization
But most of
all, it is those very bureaucrats in control in Washington who especially
donít want the people to have their freedom.
But in a society
with so much government control, the police state in which we now
live, living the life of a prisoner is not what the Founders had
in mind, and it isnít my kind of society.
No, I want
a society of freedom, in which the neighbors and the State
all mind their own business and stop trespassing into the lives
You can call
me a "conspiracy theorist" if you wish, but people need
to see the red flags when the federal government will silence the
airwaves for three whole minutes.
November 7, 2011
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