posted on Oct, 20 2013 @ 10:11 AM
reply to post by beezzer
If it's any consolation, the more Government grows the less likely it is to be effectual at anything it does. History is always a good reminder of
how these type of processes play out-
During the final days of the Soviet Union, the KGB had more agents in the city of Leningrad alone than Nazi Germany had Gestapo in the whole of
Germany and conquered territories at any time. I remember those days in the late 80s, there was a growing fear that the Soviets were about to unleash
a crackdown unlike anything seen since the time of Stalin, all the tools were in place and the security apparatus was seemingly all powerful, they
only had to ACT. Yet they did nothing, Glasnost and Perestroika had accomplished, unwittingly, what decades of repression, murder, gulags could not-
they had pulled back the curtain and revealed the whole rotten structure to everyone and the loss of legitimacy, the loss of purpose infected
everything. No one believed anymore, so when the time came to act the Soviet empire imploded with barely a whimper.
So what are we ordinary folks to do here in America? I say nothing, sit back and watch as the beast continues to grow, as it struggles to control
everything, and fails miserably as it is almost certain to do. It will destroy itself through its on exertions. I know that's not going to be a
popular sentiment, but what's that old maxim? Never interrupt your enemy when he is in the process of making a mistake?
Perhaps 20 years from now, the internet will be recognized as our version of Glasnost.