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Forsaking Society for the State?

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posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 03:51 AM

The wall separating state and society is crumbling. Or, rather, the state is taking a jackhammer to it in an aggressive attempt to control every aspect of productive and cooperative life.

Consider one small example. A few days ago, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano launched the latest in a series of so-called public-service announcements that are slated to play at Walmarts across the nation. While you are standing in line to buy a carton of milk, the Orwellian Napolitano will look down upon you from a television screen and preach the virtue of turning neighbors and strangers into the authorities for the crime of "suspicious" behavior. What next? A two-minute "hate session" in the produce department?

Meanwhile, the FBI is handing out brochures to hotels, motels, stores, and most particularly gun shops; the pamphlets ask owners to inform the authorities of suspicious activity by customers such as paying in cash or buying "night flashlights." A headline on the Daily Paul site captures the essence of what the feds now consider suspicious: "FBI Lists Purchase of Preparedness Items as 'Potential Indicators of Terrorist Activities'."

The people you deal with on a daily basis are ceasing to be good neighbors, honest merchants, and disinterested strangers. They are becoming state informants who monitor your expression, your money, your behavior and attitude in order to report you to the authorities. They are ceasing to be "society" and becoming instead "the state."

Perhaps we could dare raise our arms in salute to the almighty state whilst singing aloud, “Tutto nello Stato, niente al di fuori dello Stato, nulla contro lo Stato”! I wonder if that alone would conjure up the approval of a relentlessly overbearing, destructive, paternalistic, and totalitarian state. We could all dress in military clad suits, march up and down the streets while pledging our loyalty, blood, and treasure to a state Il Duce would be jealous of.

Just as the Kings of old used to do in order to hold onto their rein over the people through the use of bribery, he would take, err… tax their property then distribute it back to cheers of “Long live the King!” What we have been witnessing, without much dissent, over the past 80 years, something we claimed to have escaped centuries ago, is this exact reincarnation of the blurred distinction between society and state. Rather than make a clear distinction where state activities end and societal activities begin we have decided to not only permit, but encourage, the state to blur these distinctions.

They start off the indoctrination young. It begins with replacing your name with a number, then sending you to their controlled schools (with a reviewed education required by force of the barrel) so as to teach you their chosen materials, then have you go off to college to be taught by preachers of the state who hold those jobs because of their loyalty, you get a government required identification card, you must take a test you have to pay for to possibly earn a mandatory license which you must pay for to drive a vehicle which requires mandatory insurance you must pay for, then you go to work at a job working for the state where your strict loyalty to the devil is required so as to keep food on your table, just to have your children repeat the same cycle.

The state is just beautiful, is it not? We are like a dog, the government is our master, it can take our food away then return it, which makes the tail wag in joy without even recognizing he is the one who took our food in the first place, but that is okay because he took some food from the other dogs’ bowl so that is okay.
edit on 8/29/2011 by Misoir because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 07:56 AM
I rather trust my neighbour than any government.

Isn't saying things like this, "spy on your neighbour, he might be a terrorist," a kind of hate speech to shift the blame as usual?

edit on 29-8-2011 by Grey Magic because: edit spelling

posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 08:03 AM
reply to post by Misoir

Have you seen the movie Equilibrium? It seems we are accelerating closer to this reality faster and faster each year.
edit on 29/8/2011 by Kryties because: (no reason given)


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