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Extreme Paranoia

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Have you noticed that our entire society operates on fear now? Everyone is afraid of everybody else. We are taught not to trust anyone that we do not know and that we should literally spy on our neighbors because they might be a threat. If you do not participate in all of the extreme paranoia that is going on then supposedly something is wrong with you. In fact, if you are not paranoid like everyone else is then you might be a threat.  After all, according to FBI Director Robert Mueller, “homegrown terrorists” represent as big a threat to American national security as al-Qaeda does.  But in the midst of all of this extreme paranoia, we have thrown common sense out the window.  We are told that it is Islamic extremists that want to attack us, and yet we are so obsessed with being politically correct that the TSA will grope grandma, grandpa and all the little children they can get their hands on but they will allow men in full Islamic dress to walk right through airport security without even being checked.  We will put up video cameras to watch schoolchildren eat their lunches and yet we are leaving our borders completely wide open.  Thousands of real terrorists could be crossing our borders each day and we would never even know it.  But this is what happens when extreme paranoia sets in – people (and governments) start behaving very irrationally.

Recently, U.S. Representative Paul Broun went through airport security and what he witnessed absolutely shocked him….

“I walked through there was right behind me there was a grandmother — little old lady, and she was was patted down. Right behind her was a little kid who was patted down. And then right behind him was a guy in Arabian dress who just walked right through. Why are we patting down grandma and kids?”

What ever happened to common sense?

The American people are constantly whipped into a state of fear by the mainstream media and so there is a never ending call for even more “security” so that we can all feel safe.

Meanwhile, the most basic things that need to be done for our security, such as securing our borders, are totally ignored because they are not politically correct.

Instead, most of the focus seems to be on keeping as many eyeballs on American citizens of possible.

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden made headlines recently when he revealed that the U.S. government interprets the Patriot Act much more “broadly” than the general public does….

“We’re getting to a gap between what the public thinks the law says and what the American government secretly thinks the law says.”

That doesn’t sound good.

According to Wyden, “the government is relying on secret interpretations of what the law says without telling the public what those interpretations are.”

Isn’t that great?

Now the government has such extreme paranoia that they won’t even tell us what the rules are so we won’t even know if we are breaking them.

Have you noticed that everything seems to be “secret” these days?

Everywhere you turn someone in the government is claiming that “national security” is at risk for one reason or another.  The American people are being increasingly kept in the dark about everything because we cannot be “trusted”.

Secrecy and extreme security measures are now equated with patriotism.

Recently, U.S. Representative Ron Paul gave a speech on “The Patriot Act” on the floor of the House of Representatives.  The following is a brief except from that speech….

Our Presidents can now, on their own:

*Order assassinations, including American citizens,
*Operate secret military tribunals,
*Engage in torture,
*Enforce indefinite imprisonment without due process,
*Order searches and seizures without proper warrants, gutting the 4th Amendment,
*Ignore the 60 day rule for reporting to the Congress the nature of any military operations as required by the War Power Resolution,
*Continue the Patriot Act abuses without oversight,
*Wage war at will,
*Treat all Americans as suspected terrorists at airports with TSA groping and nude x-raying.

And the Federal Reserve accommodates by counterfeiting the funds needed and not paid for by taxation and borrowing, permitting runaway spending, endless debt, and special interest bail-outs.

Does that sound “patriotic” to you?

The following is a short video that includes even more of Ron Paul’s remarks….

Sadly, Ron Paul is vastly outnumbered in Congress by those that want even more secrecy and even more extreme security measures.

America is becoming a much different place.  The truth is that even if we give up all of our liberties and all of our freedoms we will still be extremely vulnerable to outside threats.

Do you really want to live in a society where there is very little liberty or freedom?  That is the direction America is going.  We may feel slightly safer, but we will cease to be Americans.

Recently, I wrote about the growing “big brother” control grid going up all over the country on The American Dream….

Do you want your children and grandchildren to live in a futuristic “big brother” control grid where everything they do is watched, recorded, tracked and tightly controlled?  Well, that is exactly where things are headed.  We witnessed some really bad totalitarian regimes during the 20th century, but what is coming is going to be far more restrictive than any of the despots of the past ever dreamed was possible.  Today, nearly every government on earth is tightening their grip on their citizens.  Paranoia has become standard operating procedure all over the planet and nobody is to be trusted.

All of this extreme paranoia must stop.

Sometimes people will say something like this: “Well, I don’t mind if the government watches me or searches me because I have nothing to hide.”

The next time someone tells you something like that, do the following….

Pull out a chair and set it down six inches away from that person.  Then sit in the chair and stare directly at him or her without moving.  After a few moments that person will say something like: “What in the hell are you doing?”

In response, just tell them that they just said that they didn’t mind being watched.

The truth is that none of us want eyeballs on us 24 hours a day.

Our founding fathers included the Bill of Rights in the Constitution for a reason.  The Bill of Rights is there to protect our most basic liberties.

If we allow those liberties to be stripped away in exchange for a little bit more security we will only have ourselves to blame.

  • VyseLegendaire

    Americans are the Norman Bates of the international community. Living an idyllic fantasy of justice and peace while deeply afraid, hostile, and homicidal. Its truly a hellish world we’re heading into.

  • McKinley Morganfield

    I’m ready to see an orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan & Iraq, and an end to this dangerous fiasco in Libya. Next, close down most of our overseas military installations.

    Paul is also right about the abuse of the commerce clause and the apathy of the people.

  • morpheus

    America is really in a sad state. We don’t like to blame ourselves, but it’s really our own fought. We’re really worse than sheep. We’re like a bunch of dumb rocks. It’s embarrassing. Everyone likes to complain but no one wants to steps up. No one except our soldiers. That’s where our best people are. But we better shake it off or the pain will. Because there’s plenty pain on the way. How do you explain to your kids and grand kids how we let the country go to hell. Fear and stupidity are a dangerous pair.

    At least we have choice now. I don’t accept defeat and neither should you.

    Wake up America. It’s time…

    Read “Common Sense 3.1” at ( http://www.revolu­tion2.osix­ )

    “Spread the News”

  • Lennie Pike

    Excuse me but there are two inaccuracies in the Article.

    THE FIRST: “ this is what happens when extreme paranoia sets in – people and governments start behaving very irrationaly´´. The truth is that although many people in the U.S. may be paranoid, the government is not behaving irrationlaly – ir is behaving very rationally as related to it´s mandated goal of destroying freedom in the U.S. so that a totalitarian fascist world government based on the Chinese model can begin.

    A U.S. population armed to the hilt with small arms and large amounts of ammo is the greatest nemisis of this evil plan. As soon as all of the illegal aliens and “ legal´´ aliens are given amnesty, the 2nd ammendment will be either easily lifted by vote, or ignored. Many many of these new foreign arrivals (especially Chinese) although not in their uniforms presently, are members of the military of their respective countries and will be the ones confiscating the small arms of American Citizens – probably wearing sky-blue berets…….or make that sky-blue kevlar helmets which they will need.

    Hopefully ***********************************. “ Now, go sell your cloak and buy a sword´´ – J.C.

    Or leave the U.S. and buy a little more time living in peace and a little more wiggle room and hiding space.

    All of the countries of the world except the Arab ones that are being attacked and that will be attacked in the near future, and a few others, are united in this plan. Any statements from American leaders claiming that the BRIC countries are our competition, or who point to any threats aimed at the U.S. from China etc. are pure misdirection to buy the little more time that is needed before Americans have foreign troops marching down the streets of their neighborhoods.

    THE SECOND: “The truth is that even if we give up all of our liberties and all of our freedoms we will still be extremely vulnerable to outside threats´´. Although this is a true statement, the fact that what Americans face is AN INSIDE THREAT (originating from the outside -Internation Central Bankers) makes it for all intents and purposes inaccurate. THE THREAT IS THE ILLEGAL UNCONSTITUTIONAL U.S. GOVERNMENT WHO ARE AGENTS OF THE INTERNATION CENTRAL BANKERS!

    A return to using actual silver and gold coins for money takes away their power and nothing else does – however stupid that may sound to most people.

  • Paranoia big destroyer! du-da du-da da-du-du-du-du

  • 1angrywhitemale

    The Founders would be appalled to hear a citizens utter the words: “I don’t care if they search/watch me; I’ve got nothing to hide”.

    We’re a nation full of pod people and sheeple—dumbed down, miseducated, distracted, and often willingly ignorant. Millions will be caught like deer in the headlights when things really start happening.

    The USA rose to a position of world dominance faster than any in history, and is LOSING that dominance even faster.

    • neos

      I am always puzzled at these people who say they don’t care if the government watches them 24/7. Perhaps they ought to talk to the people of former East Germany (and Russia and the KGB)about that. They had files on everyone. Do you really want some mentally unstable government worker writing up files on you? Who knows what they put in these files? Maybe they make up stuff just to make their jobs more interesting and to claim they found out something about you., listening in on your phone calls and opening up your mail before you got it and hacking into your computer to see what you are doing.
      These are the same people who claim that they want a policeman on every street corner. Well then, if they have that be prepared to have to wear a government ID on a chain around your neck (like a dog), or maybe you would like to have UN issued “New World Order” bar code tattoos on your forearms and become “new World Order” slaves! There are people who actually want to do this!

  • William

    Having devoted the best years of my long gone youth to a creer in the US military, I now have NO FAITH at all in the US government. NONE, ZIP, NADA!! You ask where has common sense gone? Oh, yes, where has common sense gone?? WHY do we surrender meekly our Bill of Rights guarantees to DHS and the TSA?? Why do we start unnecessary wars of choice that were based on LIES….yet, there is NO ACCOUNTABILITY for this. WHY do we reelect the same MORONS that got the US into this terrible deficit and debt bind?? Is it because being “patriotic” now means that we must accept the LIES?? WHY do we accept the US Congress groveling before the leader of the country that deliberately and repeatedly attacked a ship of the US Navy in June of 1967, killing 34 and wounding 171?? WHY do we borrow money from foreigners to give it away to foreign countries?? Could it be that there is a grand plan to totally undermine what was once the greatest nation on earth?? Have we come to the place where it is better to be a slave than a free American?? Unfortunately, as a result of our totally morally BANKRUPT federal government, the once vaunted USA standard of living is dropping like whale mess on its trip to the bottom of the ocean. Do some research on worldwide standards of living. Norway has a much better standard of living than the USA. There are many other countries above America on that list. I have sympathy for those born after 1980. For all the bad spots in the post WWII era, America was still proud and law-abiding for about 35 years. Today, the criminals in the federal government gloat and strut with their illegal powers over YOU. Just ask Pistole and Napolitano and Meuller.

  • I continue to ask myself this question: Is the government just a bunch of clueless, controlling nanny types? Or is there something downright sinister at work here?

    • JohnFromIreland

      It’s a sinister plan unfolding before our eyes, look up an article about the Georgia Guidestones.

      In short:
      Murder billions of people.
      Steralise the remaining 500,000
      Force them to follow a new religion
      Strip them of their rights and so on…

  • BigM

    You know what really concerns me M. If for whatever reason the government has to implement “Martial Law” in the near future because of some major…major disaster effecting the entire nation, what you quoted regarding Ron Paul is only going to be multiplied tenfold with the current administration.

    Man the 2012 elections can not come soon enough. And hopefully voter fraud is NOT rampant, but I’m sure it will be.

  • “Our Presidents can now, on their own:

    *Order assassinations, including American citizens,
    *Operate secret military tribunals,
    *Engage in torture,
    *Enforce indefinite imprisonment without due process,
    *Order searches and seizures without proper warrants, gutting the 4th Amendment,
    *Ignore the 60 day rule for reporting to the Congress the nature of any military operations as required by the War Power Resolution,
    *Continue the Patriot Act abuses without oversight,
    *Wage war at will,
    *Treat all Americans as suspected terrorists at airports with TSA groping and nude x-raying.”

    The only way this is remotely possible is that there are too many of our “fellow countrymen” willing and eager to enforce the dictates of the criminal elite. Whether it’s the local police department breaking down doors on an alleged drug bust or the IRS arresting innocent people for violating criminal “tax law”, government has in essence become a Nazi style enterprise. They can seize your legal tender and claim that you were engaged in illegal activity and never even charge you while confiscating your money! Bottom line is that they are all afoul of original law, our Constitution, thereby making them all lawbreakers. They may operate under color of law, but the Godless bastards know exactly what they are doing.

    The citizens of America have become the worst kind of cowards. Just as the states have become compliant sheep too afraid of losing federal entitlements, so has America become a nation of gutless wimps too afraid to speak out and take action when the thugs arrest our fellow citizens.

    Our founders envisioned militias of freedom loving Americans who would prevent such usurpation of basic rights by taking up arms against government criminal thugs bent on our destruction. Government accusations can not become causes for action against Americans. IF THERE IS NO INJURED PARTY OR INDIVIDUAL THERE IS NO CRIME. Remember that the next time you see an article about the most recent drug bust or tax raid. *****************************************************************

    Ultimately we can live as slaves or die as free men. Everyone must choose, and quickly. Hopefully real Americans will prevail to piss on the ground that cowards are buried in. If the good lord opts to take me first then I can at least die the kind of patriot our brilliant founders envisioned, unafraid and unapologetic. God will sort us out.

    Move out of your comfort zone, American marshmallows. Try to remember what we are supposed to be and be true to your heritage.

  • DownWithLibs

    It appears to me as if the drug addicts of the ’60’s are now in charge, so the paranoia is quite understandable. I don’t, however, believe that we will ever be able to reverse what is happening. Just look at what happened to Texas when they tried to get the TSA to stop shoving their hands down the pants of people that they had no business being suspicious of!!! The ruling class will ALWAYS have the upper hand.

  • DownWithLibs

    In regards the the “big brother control grid” part:

    Wasn’t there one or more movies some time back where just that was happening and the people wound up walking around like mind-numbed robots with fake smiles on their faces because of the fear of Big Brothers’ constant watching? It’s funny how we watched movies like that and that was part of the horror. Then you now realize that a segment of the population watched the same movie and thought “What a fantastic idea that is!”. I guess just life imitating art!

  • Abdul

    If an oppressor implements his oppression slowly and in a subtle manner no one will realize they are being oppressed until one day…you start saying to yourself “can they really do this in America? Everyone that has traded their freedom and privacy for security has essentially given the green light to oppression. God Almighty has made oppression unlawful to Himself so how can we accept oppression from lowly mankind? Yesterday it was Muslims who were feeling th initial brunt of the oppression but now its being spread to the rest of the folks. Its not too late; at least vote for Ron Paul and may God Almighty save us all from the oppression of man.

  • “The issue isn’t whether you’re paranoid. The issue is whether you’re paranoid ENOUGH.”(from motion picture “Strange Days”)

  • Luther

    With respect, the distinction between crime and terrorism is somewhat manufactured and arbitrary. The latter term plays well in politics and fear mongering and creates a sense of “terror” being far worse than say, domestic crime – both in risk and scope.
    That said, you talk about paranoia and fear but state at least twice that you face a greater threat from not securing your borders than from (implied) domestic US citizens. I disagree with that assessment and would suggest that you are buying the very thing you criticize your government for selling.
    Yes threats exist to the US from abroad. But on any given day, the threat to US domestic well being from such “terrorists” is far eclipsed by that generated from within your own borders, by your own citizens. This is not an endorsement of the Patriot Act or anything similar. Indeed any given country deals with this same reality. But blaming the outside world or at least shrouding it in ‘fear’ is not categorically different than what Obama and Bush before him, have done.

  • A Dodgy Bloke

    This madness had its genesis under George W Bush people thought he was a conservative because he said all the right things and walked around with a bible. The present administration is just a continuation of the last one. Add political correctness, moral cowardice and a sense among “Progressives” that Government can solve all problems, and they know how people should live their lives. These people see Western Europe as their touchstone ignoring that the fact Europe is going broke, and is quietly being taken over by Muslims.
    I’m not very optimistic about the future Albert Einstein once said two of the most plentiful elements in the universe is Hydrogen and Stupity I would add Arrogance.

  • Nancy

    “He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.” Ben Franklin

  • Paul

    People who don’t mind being watched, should live in glass houses, with see-through bathrooms.

  • emma

    Alot of people think we are doomed, but there are still great ways to make money. Even while the economy is collapsing around us.

    I subscribe to the guy from australia and his FFT economic newsletter at that guy has called many big events before they have happend, including the stock market crash in 2008 and the current financial collapse of the US. (currently happening) I found him from a friend last year, and he has some important work.

    His oil calls are insane, and I have been making good money with them. He is well worth a look, if you want to keep two steps ahead of the sheeple out there.

    I am worried about my financial future. Is anyone else nervous out there?

  • InArizona

    Just cause your paranoid, it doesn’t mean someone isn’t after you!

  • Don Levit

    Once trust is lost, civilization is over.
    We have good reasons not to trust others, particularly in groups. People individually are relatively trustworthy; it’s the groupthink mentality that is getting us into trouble.
    Our institutions which used to be trustworthy, particularly our funancial institutions, have deseverdly lost my trust.
    The same can be said of our leaders.
    I don’t even trust myself as much!
    Don Levit

  • John Thomas

    “The government is relying on secret interpretations of what the law says without telling the public what those interpretations are.”

    Which isn’t much of a stretch from what we’ve been doing. We have laws around laws around other laws. You have to pay a lawyer 200 dollars an hour to figure out what the present laws mean. Then you go to court and have a “Judge” completely disagree with that interpretation and create their own law out of thin air. Our laws are so ridiculous they can be twisted and manipulated to mean anything. Making a video of a cop walking down the sidewalk in public now equals “Wire tapping”. If you refuse to give “Permission” to “Law enforcement” to search your property, then you have something to hide and that magically gives them “Probable cause” and they’ll do it anyway. If you walk away from a TSA screening point, they’ll chase you down and drag you off for a “Private screening”. There are many instances of cops on video, pulling over drivers for fabricated reasons (“You were swerving”, when you weren’t) and then asking to search the vehicle for anything they can find. If they find money, they keep it for suspicion that you’re a drug dealer. The police will even fight with each other over who gets to steal your property:

    If you have a legal firearm, they might steal it too and tell you to come back when you can prove that you really own it. They keep doing it, because they keep getting away with it. There are many good cops out there, but unfortunately, they’re out numbered. Always refuse “Consent to search” and NEVER talk to the “Authorities” (Always do it politely, if you act like a jerk, you’ll lose):

    If you’ve never seen “Never Talk to the Police”, you must watch it. It’s long, but entertaining and enlightening. It may save your life:

    • neos

      I remember reading and hearing on TV, starting back in the 1990’s, that the police after stopping you for whatever reasons, would search you and if you had more than 10,000 in cash (although some claim 5,000) on you, that the police would confiscate it claiming that you were a drug dealer or some type of criminal ,and all without charging you for any type of crime. I think it was on 60 Minutes they did a story on this. You know, some people don’t want to keep ALL their cash in banks so they carry it on them, and that makes them a criminal?

  • Lennie Pike


    Thankyou for your excellent editing of some of my comments, and keep up the good work.

    It has probably saved me a visit from whichever U.S. Government Gestapo agency that reads them first. Not that it matters that much whether they arrive now or later, that day will come.

    The fact that God disapproves of many of the things that I write is what matters to me and is an area where your editing can´t help.

  • If anyone suggests that further police control will make us safer, this is my response:

    What is the highest security, most tightly controlled segment of our society today?


    And they cannot even keep the drugs, violence and police corruption out of there…what makes anyone think that they can root this out of society in general?

    Oh, and my $.02: for dystopian visions of the future I’d recommend these movies :

    A Handmaid’s Tale – modern U.S. Christian Police State brought on by mass infertility

    Brazil – nightmarish bureaucracy + fake “terrorists” for control of plebian citizens to the benefit of the financial elite

    THX1138 – futuristic overpopulated world – forced medication, total surveillance, self-confessions to Big Brother, sex and violence 24/7 on TV

    Unfortunately, 1984 is starting to look rather quaint.


  • mondobeyondo

    “Paranoia strikes deep… into your head it will creep”…

    (“For What It’s Worth”, Buffalo Springfield, 1967)

    To some extent, we’ve already become paranoid as a population. And we continue to fall for the propaganda about being “safe and secure” that the government tells us. It is nothing but a covert attempt to take whatever freedoms and liberties we still have left.

    The U.S. is supposedly “the land of the free”. It’s in our national anthem. The word “Liberty” is on all our coins. Yet, when the TSA pats down little girls at the airport because they could be “terrorists” – how is that freedom? How is that security? Security? Hell, that’s almost bordering on rape! And we have to do this to keep the public “safe”? Ask that little girl how safe she felt when she was patted down.

    We are slowly becoming a pill-popping, pharmaceutical-taking, American Idol watching, paranoid society of worker bees. Which is exactly where the government wants us. I don’t trust the government, either. Congress is supposed to represent the people. Truth is, they get elected and then take advantage of the people. They don’t care about the people. They don’t listen to us. They listen to lobbyists and whoever else that can line their pockets with cash, and fund money wasting pork projects (remember the “bridge to nowhere”?) for their districts, that will get them more votes, so they can get re-elected and do the same thing!

    • Jonathan

      very well articulated!

  • mondobeyondo

    Cops can pull you over for lots of different reasons:

    1) Speeding
    2) Swerving
    3) Broken windshield
    4) Because they feel like it
    5) Broken tail light
    6) Because you’re African American
    7) Illegal left turn
    8) Because you’re Hispanic
    9) To make their ticket quota
    10) Your headlights aren’t on at night
    11) Cop needs someone to pull over, and you’re the one!
    12) You’re driving a stolen vehicle
    13) Expired license plates

    Of course, I’m obviously being sarcastic about several of those reasons. But hey, this is the land of the free!!

    • neos

      14) you are a bank robber (or you might look like one)
      15) not wearing your seat belt
      16) talking on your cell phone
      17) you look like that guy they arrested last week
      18) because they have to give out so many tickets each day or they lose a days pay!
      19) burned out headlight
      20) no license plates (I’ve seen that)
      21) they had a “fight” with their wife just before they came to work
      22) hung over from “partying” the night before
      23) pissed off at the world and it’s all your fault!

  • Ben Dover

    Our creditors will help us with the withdrawal from our overseas military adventures and closing our overseas bases. When they do, the timeline for these pullbacks will be quite short.

    On the up side, parts of the FUSA will probably become free countries again. Getting to that time will be a little rough.

  • Steve

    Ron Paul READING, stumbing over words and droning on about all these terrible things happening…..if the GOP can’t get someone with some sizzle to run against O were are in for another four years of the Marxist.

  • Steve

    Dedicated to YOU-KNOW-WHO: “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the nation, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” –Cicero

  • Hahaha, posted on “The Economic Collapse Blog.” What shit. The author rants about how we’re all cowed by fear and then complains that we don’t search Muslims thoroughly enough in airports. We’re then treated to a section about how the government is going to oppress us terribly and we had all better prepare for the upcoming collapse. I’m not saying that our society isn’t paranoid and kind of nuts, but this article consists of the same base fear-mongering that it decries.

  • I deliberately did an ‘american’ thing and didn’t say . Here is UK \ Europe and you can also put Australia in there . I think we are rather wise to the facts . Government may try to impose draconian legislation but the people ignore it . Particularly so on the Continent . It’s only government officials who sometimes take it seriously .

  • The geographic and/or political boundaries of America may be identified, defined and enforced only by those in authority. We are already enslaved…perhaps real freedom will become uncommon. If you wait until they are ripping the last shreds of liberty and freedom away from you it will be too late.Apparently it is too late.

    We help you find jobs in Asia – and in the USA –

  • CitznKate

    It’s not just paranoia. The government is terrified of its citizens and the death throes of an empire in decline are evident all over the globe, but there’s a strange paradox in society. The same people who are terrified of the government and its militarized police will spill their guts on “facebook” or some other “social networking” site. Why do people run to an alternate reality –is it because they think they can control people’s perceptions of themselves? I think it is not just fear or insecurity, but laziness. It’s so much easier to peck out a few sterile keystrokes and be done with it, and go back to focusing on ourselves. Texting an “LOL” is so much easier –and safer– than sharing actual laughter in the physical presence of another human being. The current trends, as far as I’m concerned, are indicative of a culture which encourages isolation, narcissism, and fuzzy, situational ethics. The current state-dominated culture is like an abuser in an abusive relationship: it systematically destroys curiosity, initiative, innocence, self-confidence, and trust; it isolates people, and brainwashes them day in and day out to mold them into the sort of pliable “citizens” the state cherishes: the equivalent of trained monkeys –capable but not too smart, and fearfully, unquestioningly obedient. Any attempt to act out of personal choice could be met with an escalation of violence or incarceration. Irrationality on the part of the state is part of the terror strategy. Only as a people can we turn away from the systems that enslave. Kill your television. Blow up your fun wall. Call your neighbors and invite them over for coffee; you might decide you like them, or that you can’t stand them, but at least you’ll be acting like a human being.

  • The Unicorn

    Its “open season” we are the prey,the forces that abuse our God given liberties are the predators.Yeah we’re paranoid!!The sheeple are being attacked from all sides even from wolves in sheeps clothing.

    Know the Good Shepherd

  • Corbett

    The government is right.

    You have to look at it from the perspective of the ruling elite. The biggest threat to them is not a bunch of Islamic terrorists. The biggest threat to the ruling elite is that the people will rise up and throw off the shackles.

    That’s why we need to be watched.

  • Rev. Reggie Jackson

    Yes we are becoming a society of scared little children whom the New World Order International Bankers/Illuminati own and will possess as their slaves; once they put their Mark of the Beast chip in people who don’t know or believe in God. This chip will turn you into their zombie brainless slave.

    And once you have it; you will forever be cursed by God and will be screaming and hollering in the lake of fire and brimstone 24/7, because it will mean that you have sided and joined Satan and his antichrist beast leader. Read Revelation 14:9-11 and chapter 13 and 14.

  • The drivel expressed above is appalling to one navigating an extremist-, fear- and greed-dominated country. True, some people naturally respond more to fear than hope–most of the comment writers here; I couldn’t even wade through all the messages. Too depressing. This country has faced–and conquered–many world and national hazards and will again.

    (1) the dollar can fall if we make it, or let it. How? Threaten, then don’t routinely raise the debt limit. Don’t negotiate resolution to real debt problems and overextended programs. Democrats are working reasonably to cure real ills economically and politically; not Republicans.
    (2) national policies can work, if we let them.
    How? Elect responsible problem-solvers to office who want the country to keep its premier world standing. Change (recall or defeat or better select) politicians who won’t diminish democracy and democratic forms, like massive budget cuts on voters given to big business, suppression of voter registration and poll identification; like tossing duly elected officials for governor-appointed fiscal czars; or ramming unpopular bills through while trampling on due process and the law. Stop the oligarch-like election deception and subterfuge claiming fiscal/budget crisis, then attacking social safety nets, Planned Parenthood medical care for women, medicare; you know the examples in WI, OH, MI and FL. In AZ they cut dollars for transplant candidates to expand business incentives. Unconscionable!

    The comments published here read like the rantings of patients released from, or never admitted to mental health institutions. We may need more clinics than prisons.

    In short, watch for the paranoia and financial CURE upcoming: electoral landslide for the Democrats! There are more voters for democracy and sane public policy than dollars for fear-driven candidates. Watch out!

  • Lennie Pike

    Bill Lemoine:

    Democracy is responsible for half of our country´s problems (voting for debt and redistribution of wealth – mainly from the middle class – the producers). The other half of our problems were caused by Central Bankers debauching the currency for their own gain and evil plans of total world control.

    Democracy defined: Two wolves and a sheep vote on what,s for dinner – the reason the U.S. is supposed to be a Republic – ha.

    The Democrats are a gang of destroyers as are the Republicans and most other political parties.

    Not many who frequent this site buy the load of B.S. you left here.

  • Lennie Pike

    I forgot to mention the exportation of our economy to China etc. for the temporary benefit of a very few.

    Both parties were complicit – they did what they were paid to do.

    Sure, let´s vote for the Democrats.

    Gang members not welcome on this site.

  • Jonathan

    If Ron Paul doesnt win the Presidential Election in 2012, I would seriously consider it time to bail out of the US and move to another country.
    He seems to be the only candidate I have seen in my lifetime who is not bought by lobbyists and special interest gropus and is not afraid to speak the truth. I am worried about his personal safety since the U.S.S.A is turning into a Soviet State, and you know what they do to people who legitimately threaten the military-big business oligarchy!

  • Lesha Grzyb

    Muchos Gracias for your blog article.Thanks Again. Really Cool.

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