Wednesday, March 01, 2006

We Thought We Were Free


It's difficult be optimistic these days.Every day it seems a little worse; just when you think human society has reached bottom, there are the psychopathic scumbags digging the hole deeper. Sure, there have always been very ugly people with truly hideous designs in this world, but the ones who are really at fault when the gates of hell are opened up are the enablers, the ones handing the shovels out, the good germans.

"To live in this process is absolutely not to be able to notice it - please try to believe me - unless one has a much greater degree of political awareness, acuity, than most of us had ever had occasion to develop. Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, "regretted," that, unless one were detached from the whole process from the beginning, unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what all these "little measures" that no "patriotic German" could resent must some day lead to, one no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in his field sees the corn growing. One day it is over his head."

The phoney war on terror reached an impasse the other day with the mosque getting bombed in Iraq. The plan behind the bombing was fairly obvious - to exacerbate tensions between the Sunni and Shia to prevent a cohesive (and possibly independence oriented) government from forming, thereby lessening trouble down the road and maintaining a fictional excuse to have a continuing foreign presense. This fictional nightmare construct that started with 9/11 is a strange thing - you squeeze it on one end and it hemorrhages somewhere else. The zionists didn't count on public opinion turning so negative on the heels of the port scandal and seeing Iraq go up in flames.
"Many, many times since it all happened I have pondered that pair of great maxims, Principiis obsta and Finem respice - "Resist the beginnings" and "consider the end." But one must foresee the end in order to resist, or even see, the beginnings."
The fascists are backing themselves into a corner of their own making. They're a one trick pony, and that trick is, and always was, fear. But since the American people are catching up with the rest of the world in seeing through the posturing, sloganeering and lies, that fearmongering has lost it's potency.
"Each act, each occasion, is worse than the last, but only a little worse. You wait for the next and the next. You wait for the one great shocking occasion, thinking that others, when such a shock comes, will join with you in resisting somehow. You don't want to act, or even to talk, alone; you don't want to "go out of your way to make trouble." Why not? - Well, you are not in the habit of doing it. And it is not just fear, fear of standing alone, that restrains you; it is also genuine uncertainty."
When 911 happened, after the shock and awe wore off, was the sudden realization that we were seeing the government put the pedal to the metal in the drive toward fascism. At that point I could clearly see the end result ahead. Studying the incremental steps and the timetable will give you an awareness of where they're going now. I think the watershed is approaching fast.
"And one day, too late, your principles, if you were ever sensible of them, all rush in upon you.
Now you live in a world of hate and fear, and the people who hate and fear do not even know it themselves; when everyone is transformed, no one is transformed. Now you live in a system which rules without responsibility even to God. The system itself could not have intended this in the beginning, but in order to sustain itself it was compelled to go all the way."
To erase all the recent setbacks and to put the final nail in the coffin of the country we used to know, fascism is about to pull more massive synthetic terror. It'll be the ultimate pretext for taking the mask off and showing it's true face to the world. Halliburton (who else?) has been busy building special retreats for some of us - Gulags For American Citizens In Final Planning Stages . And since their projects overlap, The Big Show will pave the road to Tehran - US: Iran has one-week ’opportunity’ to defuse standoff .
They're about to go all the way.
Quoted passages are from "They thought they were free, the Germans" by Milton Mayer.
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"If Congress won't act, then it is up to the people. We must make every family dining table, every house of worship and every town meeting a place to stand up and speak out.
Only then will those who come after us know where the "good Americans" were."

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