Originally posted by Tardacus
when I heard that they were threatening to arrest people who questioned the official story two things immediately went through my mind.
1) wow, this must be what germany was like in the years leading up to the second world war.
I do agree with you in principle but more and more, I think it might be a mistake to make comparisons between stuff happening today and Nazi
It isn't because it's not a good point. Obviously, people are just trying to wake folks up.
The problem is that what is happening (although it doesn't seem subtle to us) is very subtle if you've had your brain soaking in the mind-numbing
propaganda the MSM has been serving up 24/7/365 for decades for most of your life.
The people we are trying to wake up have accepted the official line as their reality. And frankly, when you've been doing that for as long as most
people have and you step out of line even for a few minutes, it gets scary! Suddenly, there is no one you can trust. Suddenly, you have literally
thousands of people saying different things and you have to try to decide who you believe.
It's either that or you have to make a very bold move and come up with your own ideas about what might be happening. And then you run into a problem.
The only information you have is supplied by the very people you have chosen not to trust. The MSM. So you have to base your theories on how you
interpret information that you believe to be lies.
That's a lot of hard work. And it takes courage. Because if you talk about it outside of conspiracy circles (and sometimes even within them), people
will do their civic duty and try and force you back into orthodoxy. And in fact, most such people do this with such mindless zeal that it can be
frightening at times.
Most people just don't want to go there and to be honest, I can't say I blame them much. It's the hardest path to travel. It's easy to blame people
who are terrified of the wrath of the crowd but I definitely understand why they just don't want any part of it. From their perspective, life is hard
enough. They have bills, kids, chores and on and on. The idea of "free speech" or the "right to bear arms" probably does seem antiquated to people who
have spent their lives in this bizarre modern world. Their reality is the one in which they pay someone to pipe propaganda into their living room and
they pay taxes so the government can maintain roads for people to drive on and go to work doing some mindless task all day long just to do their
little part in keeping this grotesque machine we call society alive.
Every detail of their lives is geared towards mindless servitude to the almighty collective. It is not such a mysterious thing that such people
cannot even fathom the concept of protest when society orders them to adjust their lifestyle to the new way of doing things. They have known nothing
else in their lives but just following orders. To the extent to which they don't even see them as orders anymore.
Anyway, if you're still reading, the original point that I was going to make is that the people who are running this show have learned from history.
It is a bad idea to try and wake people up by talking about Nazi Germany because when the things you are warning them about don't happen (and they
won't), you lose all credibility.
The next Holocaust will be psychological. The new concentration camps will be gulags for your mind. Everything will appear to be done for the benefit
of society. They have spent ages refining their techniques so that they have good excuses to persecute the troublemakers. They won't throw you in a
real prison unless you're violent or you commit some crime (real or imagined). Your prison will be the world you live in. They will not exterminate
millions of people like the Nazis did because that would wake too many people up.
And that is my point. This is a slightly different kind of persecution. The kind that can be concealed behind a facade of necessity. Hitler was just
mindless hate and fear. He had to get people to hate in order to maintain control. The next dictators will use science and logic and psychology. They
will always have a good excuse. They are just as repulsive as murderous tyrants but their tyranny will be much more subtle and harder to argue with.
edit on 31-1-2013 by BrianFlanders because: (no reason given)