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Originally posted by madhatr137
We see it every day; threads about how the government is coming to take everyone away, or their guns, or their children or their prized pet tortoise... It is THE ultimate conspiracy theory, really...the "the Government is evil and wants to put us all in 'FEMA' camps"-thing.
Now, I'm not saying that isn't the case...but I have a simple question that never seems to get answered...the ignored question...
Why does the government want to take away the guns?
Why does the government want to 'disappear' a significant portion of the population?
Everyone is always being paranoid about how this event is right around the corner, but it's been "right around the corner" since the early-80s....
Perhaps a second question; what would be the point?
Don't you, those who think the government is our to get you, or your guns, and lock you away, think that such an action would be the death knell of order? Don't you think that TPTB know that?
The thing is, in my opinion, "they" are extremely unlikely to do such a thing...why, after centuries, they have finally learned that overt tyranny doesn't work and, frankly, they already have you exactly where they want you...indebted, paranoid, consumer slaves. They aren't going to come for you because they gain more power over you and your actions by having you live in fear that they are coming for you.
They don't need to make you a slave to their will, because you have done it for them.
Everything else is just trivial details.
Originally posted by ZeroUnlmtd
I say drop the pop and start again.