Originally posted by JayinAR
I authored a thread a while back in a drunken stupor.
Now I know why I did so.
The thread was called "Radio Silence?"
Meaning, right about now is the time for everyone to really watch what they say.
I have been doing it for a while now. Sure, it is okay to voice your opinions, but be sure not to do it too much. If you must, just do it in passing.
then go on to the next subject.
For myself, I stay AWAY from the subjects that really get me going anymore, much like this one.
That doesn't mean that I don't care about this stuff. On the contrary, this subject right here is the most important that has ever been penned on
ATS, as far as I can tell. Especially on the heels of the SCOTUS' decision yesterday about campaign finanace reform.
This is officially a fascist nation. No if ands or buts about it.
Be careful about what you do next. Be smart.
[edit on 22-1-2010 by JayinAR]
Fascism can only succeed as a form of government in an atmosphere of fear and in an atmosphere of intimidation.
Ultimately things end badly for everyone in a fascist nation by going along with it and taking the path of least resistance.
Not only did the fascist in Nazi Germany end up ultimately being defeated and punished, but so too did just about everyone who took the path of least
Americans have never traditionally been about taking the path of least resistance, nor have we traditionally been a people who hang out waiting to be
Traditionally we have been a very brave people for the main ingredient om freedom is bravery.
What the War on Terror has really been about is not protecting us from some random act of premeditated violence without warning. Rather its been about
teaching brave Americans to be afraid, to learn how to live in an atmosphere of fear and distrust, and to accept that in the eyes of the Law, and in
the eyes of Big Brother that each and everyone of us has the potential to be such a threat that each and everyone of us must become subject to
invasions of our privacy and liberty and in a way that each and everyone of us is being taught to want to see done to each and everyone of us.
Ultimately we each must decide our own course, but I for one will not be silenced, and I have lived my entire life by paying dearly at times for my
refusal to shut up and sit down in the face of those in authority wielding it poorly and maliciously and at times even evilly.
I would rather be frightened of myself, frightened of my own propensity to confront and challenge and stand tall in the face of the oppressive than I
would to be frightened of the oppressors and worse yet everyone and everything.
I do in fact scare myself to no end. I never know what I will do next, because the fact of the matter is I will rise to any occasion no matter how
potentially difficult or dangerous.
I refuse to be frightened of anyone or anything except for me being frightened of myself.
Frankly though, tyrants, despots, bigots, and the oppressive and those who would misuse the authority and trust and faith others put in them do have
very good reason to be frightened of me.
I am in fact quite proud of that, defiantly and happily so.
It is better to die a free man on your feet than to live as an enslaved one upon your knees.
You see my friend Jay a brave man dies but one death, while a coward suffers them again and again and again a thousand times over.
I am a free man, and woe to any other man, who foolishly imagines that they can take my freedom away or stand in my way of enjoying my freedom.
I am after all an American, and the America I was born into is the Home of the Free and the Brave.
[edit on 22/1/10 by ProtoplasmicTraveler]