"Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain." ~ Frederic Bastiat
Declare 9-11 'Government Blowback Day'
By Lawrence M. Ludlow.
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This September 11, let’s help to change the “meme” that has been used by the U.S. government to terrorize Americans into submission and to cynically manipulate the grief of those who lost loved ones in the 9-11 attack of 2001. This year in your community, join hands with others who understand the meaning of the event. Carry signs and wear black armbands. Remind people that the civilian victims of September 11, 2001 were the inevitable result of blowback from the U.S. government’s policy of international meddling. For too long, the U.S. government – Congress, the president, and their minions – has escaped the wrath of those who lost loved ones on 9-11. By means of a perpetual stream of lies, it has side-stepped blame and pointed its bloody finger at others who live far away. Now is the time to help those who lost loved ones in the attack to identify the source of the calamity: the U.S. government and its foreign policy. It is manufacturing new victims and new enemies each day. It’s time to strike the root. Please use the following press release in your community as a basis to announce and tailor your own local event. It’s time for those who lost loved ones to stop enabling the “power pushers” by wringing their hands in grief. It’s time to channel the grief and anger and lay it all at the doorstep of those who caused the tragedy and are perpetuating the misery. Maybe this press release will help. Insert your own local group, and make yourself heard.
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San Diego Complete Liberty Declares Sept. 11th “Government Blowback Day”
-- Wear a black armband on September 11; tell the world you didn’t swallow the Big Lie --
SAN DIEGO, CA – September 6, 2010 – The San Diego “Complete Liberty Meetup” group joins other voluntaryists, private-property anarchists, and libertarians by declaring September 11th a day of remembrance: Government Blowback Day. This September 11, nine years will have passed since the price of the U.S. government’s meddling foreign policy was paid by innocent people. Despite the passing of time, gullible people still believe the Big Lie that was cooked up in the Washington, D.C. “lie factory” – namely, that the terrorists “hate us for our freedom.” What freedom? The spy cameras? Phone and email surveillance? The high taxes? The Patriot Act? The paranoia? The promise of endless wars and new terrorists to come? We are tired of the nonsense. On September 11, the first Government Blowback Day will remind the lunatics in Washington, D.C. that some of us know the real reasons for the attacks. The terrorists made no secret about why they attacked: (1) U.S. government support for the apartheid state of Israel, (2) the presence of U.S. armed forces in Islamic holy places, and (3) the U.S. sanctions that killed over 500,000 children in Iraq as of 1995 (and continued until Dubya started his “war on terror” that will never end with Obama).
September 11 is a day to remember the real cause of terrorism: the president, the Congress, and their foreign policy. Their policy ignores the warnings of George Washington, John Quincy Adams, and James Madison, the framer of the Constitution. The U.S. government caused the terrorism, but it will not take responsibility for it. It will not repent. It will not change its ways. Instead, it has attempted to distract the American people by inventing lies to pin the blame on others. By means of these lies, it has co-opted many of those who lost loved ones in the attack – using them as tools to continue its socialistic policy of war. We can only hope that they will wake up and become angry about how the U.S. government has used them in the most cynical way possible to promote its own ends: power over others for its own sake, more spending, and less freedom.
Even worse, the government continues to create new enemies with each passing day, and the U.S. military cannot protect us from the inevitable blowback caused by this policy. From more than 700 military bases located in over 100 countries, the U.S. government continues to sponsor the same activities that triggered the September 11 attacks. Sucking up billions of tax dollars each year, the maniacs in Washington, D.C. threaten new sanctions against other nations – the very same policy that failed in Cuba and Iraq and everywhere else it has been tried. These actions have only one result: they put innocent people at risk both here and in the “target” nations. But while the president and congress put the lives of U.S. taxpayers at risk, they hide behind security devices and hardened facilities and armed protectors – all paid for by us. They use our taxes to create enemies around the world, and then they use our tax dollars to protect themselves from the blowback! It’s the perfect government program! They leave civilians burning and crushed in the World Trade Center, and we now live in a prison-camp-like nation of infants, where we are told what to think and do in more ways than we can count.
Government Blowback Day is a reminder that government is the problem, not the solution. Join us in remembering – while we still can. Wear a black armband on September 11. Do it after work if you can’t while at work.
San Diego’s Complete Liberty Meetup group consists of people who understand that politics is a dead end. We support only voluntary relationships, and consequently we will not point a gun at your head to get what we want. We leave the violence of government to the political left, right, and middle.