posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 02:41 PM
The OP topic is what worries me most right now about the direction our government is going. I think it's a foregone conclusion that the government
needs the people both for someone to be governed, but also for complicit people to carry out their deeds (good or bad). After all, you won't find
Obama taking up his AR in full body armor and raiding your house. He's going to have a paid goon to do it.
What a lot of people don't realize (as mentioned previously Operation Mockingbird, et al), is that the government has realized power in information,
and so long as they can keep a voting majority to go along with their dis-information, then they stay in power as well as convincing the select goons
to do their dirty work. This disinformation includes the marginalization of groups that want to defend the founding principles. When something
happens, a real-life manifestation of that defense like the bombing of the Walter P. Murragh FBI building, the media and government focus was on the
perpetrators and overwhelming majority of the US population immediately sided with the idea that the event was entirely unjustified. It was
demonized, marginalized, focus was placed on the children who died because they were in the child care center in the building, and finally McVeigh was
executed for it. I dare say most members on here would follow suit in the same. How many, however, would take the same stance against the government
for the atrocity committed at the Davidian Compound. There were over 80 people killed, many children, and the entire premise of the operation was
unconstitutional and illegal. But popular opinion (read "votes" here) thinks everybody in that compound was a fringe nutcase and deserved to
Government disinformation is expert enough now, that any uprising against unconstitutional federal activity will be marginalized in the same fashion.
It's paradoxical for anybody who wants to support a constitutional ideology. The concept of the Second Amendment and what was further written about
it by the Founders seems to be a very hard concept for the majority of people to grasp. It's only a tiny few, a very small percentage of the
population, who can grasp the idea of actually taking up arms against the federal government. And as soon as anybody even hints of organization to
effect that principle, they are targets of the government. That includes on THIS site as well as any other site. And the pressure must be pretty
great, because as soon as anybody hints of organization, here or elsewhere on the internet or otherwise, the site owners have fits, the government
intrudes, and people get arrested and marginalized as nutcases. Bottom line is, almost any form of activity in support of founding principles is
We're already closely monitored. And a lot of people think we (the patriots among us) need to be. It's a foregone conclusion.