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16 Signs That You Live in a Tyranny

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posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 06:22 PM
16 Signs That You are Living in a Tyranny

Full Article - Principles of Tyranny

I ran across this article on Listverse outlining what the author believes to be signs of a tyranny. Going through the list, you can argue that all of these signs are going on right here in the USA. This is obviously up to debate and I was wondering what you all thought.

Here are some excerpts:

1. Control of public information and opinion: It begins with withholding information, and leads to putting out false or misleading information. A government can develop ministries of propaganda under many guises. They typically call it “public information” or “marketing”.

8. Suppression of investigators and whistleblowers: When people who try to uncover high level wrongdoing are threatened, that is a sign the system is not only riddled with corruption, but that the corruption has passed the threshold into active tyranny.

11. Creation of a class of officials who are above the law: This is indicated by dismissal of charges for wrongdoing against persons who are “following orders”.

13. Increasing public ignorance of their civic duties and reluctance to perform them: When the people avoid doing things like voting and serving in militias and juries, tyranny is not far behind.

Are these things really happening in the USA? What about where you are from?

posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 06:47 PM
Well I went down and tick, tick, tick, followed bu another 13 ticks. I live in the UK but I presume you are USA. We are living in a Tyrannical society for sure.

posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:08 PM
reply to post by sueloujo

Yeah, I'm from the states and I do think that these apply here (at least to some degree). You being from the UK got me to thinking:

Doesn't this apply to EVERY major society EVER produced in human history? Not that it makes it ok, but I'm starting to believe that tyranny is a part of human nature when you have the many being led by the few.

posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:17 PM
A very interesting post. I'm not sure that you could say that the United States (or jolly old England) can really claim to have all 16 of these.

I think an interesting distinction to draw is the difference between hard and soft tyranny. North Korea, for example, is a definitive hard tyranny. There is no question about its following of all the 16 points to some extent.

However, in the United States, we still question whether or not we can apply each point. Because of this debate, we can argue that it is a soft tyranny. That is, there is enough opinion on either side to make a case. When the real tyranny clicks in, the vast majority will be more than happy to open the doors. Likewise, I think that this should be a rallying cry against the more democratic movements across the world. Democracies allow for demagogues and other forms of tyranny.

We should get back to the Constitution, please... people... read the handwriting on the wall.

Is ANYONE feeling like Cassandra at Troy?

posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:18 PM
reply to post by kawz1

Well to a certain extent with "Major" being the relevent word as I believe that societies like this evolve into being more and more tyrannical because as they put restrictions on our freedoms the more they have watch us.
Its like trying to be a strict parent and then your children rebel against it.

posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 11:32 AM
With God as my witness, I saw the topic and read " 16 Signs you are Living with a Tranny". Sorry, just had to throw that out.

posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 11:46 AM
Next sign:

You're in a proclaimed Democracy

posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 12:05 PM
S+F from me

14. Use of staged events to produce popular support: Acts of terrorism, blamed on political opponents, followed immediately with well-prepared proposals for increased powers and budgets for suppressive agencies. Sometimes called a Reichstag plot.

15. Conversion of rights into privileges: Requiring licenses and permits for doing things that the government does not have the delegated power to restrict, except by due process in which the burden of proof is on the petitioner.

posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 04:12 PM
Wow! Great find!

I really appreciate the ammunition in helping open the eyes of some people who refuse to believe anything but TV media!

posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 04:42 PM

13. Increasing public ignorance of their civic duties and reluctance to perform them: When the people avoid doing things like voting and serving in militias and juries, tyranny is not far behind.

I'm 40 yoa- and I have seen a steady decline in this for my generation. I see it as a tangible fact.

We, in my generation, were raised better, IMHO. I was taught to vote, say "sir" & "mam", etc.

There is a constant effort, from parts unknown, to drag each consecutive generation down.

And their plan is working.

posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 04:47 PM
By these standards we are in a tyrannical society. At least in the USA and whereever the sphere of influence leads. I don't think it's at the point of no return yet. To resist is to invalidate the authority.

One needs only look to what Adam Kokesh states, a true patriot for freedom.

posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 05:39 PM
S & F from me. I would say this pretty much sums up what we are living in right now. Great piece Ima pass it around.

posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 06:10 PM
A good sign that you are on the way to tyranny is a government full of lies and self importance, and makes those who question it outcast or nutters. If you put down something that was done in the past or remind people that similar events could be happening now you are not "patriotic". It's so silly, and yet many people in the government try to play this game where they forget the past, gloss over the dirty details, and start the whole damned process over again while they belittle people who aren't dumb enough or far enough in denial to accept their BS.

[edit on 21-3-2009 by rapinbatsisaltherage]

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 06:16 PM

Originally posted by Iago18

I think an interesting distinction to draw is the difference between hard and soft tyranny.

I agree, there is definitely a difference between a hard and soft tyranny.

N. Korea is much more brazen in their actions. The brand of tyranny over there is very much in your face. The US on the other hand would definitely be considered a soft tyranny in comparison.

This leads me to another question, is a "soft" tyranny simply a method to pave the way for harder brands to come along? Or is it an independent form of government that relies on the facade of democracy to control things tyrannically beneath the surface?

Good replies!

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