” The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
That quote is often posted in various threads on these forums, typically by those who would call themselves “patriots” and true defenders of the
Constitution against what they perceive as the inexorable advance of government tyranny impinging upon the rights of free citizens.
And yet, many of theses same “patriots” and defenders are now decrying the these acts of those “rioting” across the land in response to yet
act of brutality perpetrated against a citizen under color of law.
For what greater act of demonstrable tyranny can there be than to wantonly murder an unarmed, outnumbered, restrained, and apparently cooperating
citizen in the street, as an officer of the law, while three additional officers look on and do nothing?
It must be argued that when agents, under the auspices of a government, are allowed to believe that they, individually, have been granted by their
positions, the authority to kill free citizens under any pretense, with the expectation that their actions will be supported by their superiors, then
such a government can only be defined as a true tyranny.
I believe that in ”Brave New World”
, the author describes tyranny along the the lines of “the boot that forever grinds the face of
the Citizen into the mud”.
We have just witnessed a real-life enactment of that metaphor wherein the knee of the Authoritarian State , in the person of a duly authorized
ground his knee into the neck of a Citizen, forcing his face into the street, until that Citizen died.
Protesters who claim that their constitutional rights are being violated because they temporarily aren’t being allowed to conduct their normal lives
due to a disease are being called “Patriots”.
Yet, protesters, who have in some cases had friends and family members actually killed
without just cause or due process by the government (in
fact, the same government
), are rioters and “thugs”?
The blood that nourishes the Tree of Liberty is always red...
Even when the skin of the Patriots shedding that blood isn’t always white.
edit on 30-5-2020 by Bhadhidar because: (no reason given)