"It [government] covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting: such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd." ~ Alexis de Tocqueville
And the Winner Is....
Who cares? I know the loser is going to be us! Well here we are, it's selection eve night, and the sheep have either made their pilgrimage or will shortly. As they stand in line waiting their turn to stumble into the voting booth and select their next master, I can't help but think how lucky I am to be one of the ones who will have the right to complain no matter what the outcome.
In the middle of this charade of Democracy, we are being scared with yet another 'terrorist' attack! The Department of Homeland Security will no doubt play this for all it is worth to scare the sheep into submission. Of course the obvious question is, who is screwing who here?
I know this will label me a terrorist (like I have ever cared about that), but the only one who even makes a bit of sense in this whole thing is Osama Bin Laden. Oh sure, he is a religious wack job, but so is Bush! Point is, though, he is the only one that has made a rational statement which is, 'get the hell out of our business, and we will leave you alone!' Sounds reasonable to me, and I think people like Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine would agree.
Speaking of Jefferson, Adams and Paine, I had an e-mail forwarded to me from a sheeple somewhere that was hilarious! Some sheep put together a video trying to prove the rationale for the war in Iraq using some of the Founding Fathers' quotes to make their point. Men like Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Ben Franklin, Samuel Adams and others, never would have been in favor of this war, and to use their words as support for this farce is a joke in itself.
I have said it before, and I will say it again, never underestimate the stupidity of the sheep! For someone to think that a quote like this: ' If you love wealth more than Liberty , the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our Countrymen.' would be any defense for their weak argument for the scam going on in Iraq , just shows how stupid they really are!
I guess Thomas Jefferson was really promoting big government when he said: 'That government is best which governs the least because its people discipline themselves.' How could anyone twist the quotes of these great men to think that it somehow promotes their sheep mantras?
I have learned that there are basically three types of people in the world: Those who understand the question, those who don't understand the question, and those who are not aware that a question has even been asked. Sheep always fall into the third category. It's not that they do not understand the question, they are not aware there was a question in the first place!
Only a fool would believe that their liberty could be enhanced by voting, and only a fool would promote democracy! I have tried to help people see that voting is immoral, intrusive, and illogical, but with little success. We are doomed to being slaves of the State because the State has managed to convince the people that their liberty rests in the hands of their masters. Just as in Logan's Run, the brain dead fools will line up for the ritual of Carousel and ask for atonement from the State.
So here we are just hours away from another attack on freedom as the sheep stumble into the voting booths to select the hand that they will lick for the next four years. And as I said at the beginning of the article, I can't think but how lucky I am not to have participated!