Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Rise of Tyranny

If you pay attention and watch what's happening in America, you get to see just how tyranny occurs. It's not something that happens overnight, and it doesn't just come out and say it's tyranny, but it shows up as good intentions.

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This was the reason we started as a republic. The constitution and bill of rights was created to limit the power, and by allowing or sitting idly by while the government ignores or is allowed to modify these documents, they are allowed to grow in power and corruption.

I suppose the biggest event, and most recent would be the attempt to ban guns. Yes, it wasn't an actual attempt to outright ban guns, but to create new laws and ban certain guns. They do this under the guise of 'preventing gun violence'. The first problem is that, while no guns = no gun violence, it does not also mean no violence. When you realize that violence is not caused by owning a gun, you realize it doesn't prevent violence, only converts it from gun violence to physical violence.

I will also admit that, a lack of guns in the hands of criminals would reduce the potential for gun related death. That should be obvious. No guns to kill people = no gun deaths. Duh. But more importantly, guns can make it easier for those incapable of doing greater harm physically to do it with a gun. Even then, if nobody is willing or capable to stop someone wielding a knife, as has been demonstrate, a knife wielding psychopath can still inflict a lot of damage on people.

Last statement on guns, if they take them away from the citizens, the only people left with guns are the criminals (which include government of course).

I don't believe this is a direct result of government, but a natural order of tyranny, how our police forces have taken it upon themselves to police everything they possibly can, going as far as preventing kids from playing in the street (which could be understandable on very busy streets, but that would be very bad parenting). And yes, a mother was arrested for her kids playing in a cul-de-sac.

Social welfare. This is perhaps the core of what I think is the fall of America. This is what creates sheeple who vote for and allow the government to do whatever it wants. Those who can vote to be given things, WILL vote to be given things. It's not about who has the best interests for America. It's not about who will help create jobs or improve America. It's about who is going to give me things. That is how tyranny makes it into power. They promise to take away from those who have, to give to those who don't. If you're a parent or have a brain, you know that when you will just give a child what they want without needing to work for it, they won't work for it.

What's happening with welfare and during bad economic times, is a lot of people end up on one of the many government social welfare programs. Those who once were willing to work for what they have soon learn and become comfortable simply staying on the government teat. What's more unfortunate about this is, companies do not want to hire people who have been living on unemployment or have not been employed after a certain amount of time. While there are some reasons I can understand that, it also forces those people to stay on social welfare programs, not because they want to, but because they have no other choice.

What I don't think most people really consider or even think about when it comes to these social welfare programs or anything the government does is this: It does not use it's own money because it has none of it's own. All of the money government spends is first taken from YOU! Assuming you're working and paying taxes that is. Every last penny the government spends came from you. So when the government sends that welfare check to the bum that simply doesn't want to work, they are sending them you're money. When the government somehow spends $1000 on a toilet seat...that's you're money buying a toilet seat.

There is a total lack of personal responsibility. Nobody is allowed to be responsible for themselves. Slowly, this allows the government to take over responsibility, and power, over everyone. Hitler didn't rise to power saying he is going to be the best dictator and take over the world. He rose to power on good intentions and "helping" people.

When you can start comparing what America is doing to what other fascist, dictatorships, and tyrannical governments have done just maybe that's a sign of where we are headed. To deny that is to be a sheeple that simple follows and believes everything their government overlords tell them. The idea that just because one country or people did something and it turned out bad doesn't mean America doing it will turn out a very bad idea. Trial and error for tyranny to create utopia is just a bad idea.

There are two kinds of people in America...
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Unfortunately, you've grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that's at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can't be trusted.

We have never been a people who place all our faith in government to solve our problems. We shouldn't want to. But we don't think the government is the source of all our problems, either. Because we understand that this democracy is ours. And as citizens, we understand that it's not about what America can do for us, it's about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but absolutely necessary work of self-government. And class of 2013, you have to be involved in that process.
Those who realize how bad and tyrannical that speech is, and those who believe every word. If you're the latter, I've got bad news for you.

Some fun reading...

Monday, January 21, 2013

Changing America

I believe we are close to a point in America where the only way to get positive change is through force...the reason we have the 2nd amendment...which is slowly being eroded away.

However, what I think may be an issue is a lack of attention on changing how we elect people to positions of campaigns are ran. How we allow the media to use their bias, their control over who even appears on the television, to control public opinion and thus the public vote. Why is it we constantly attempt to attain change through voting, only to end up with politicians who only care about corporate interests? Why is there not more outcry for change on this whole system?

Some changes for starters, the smear campaigns that may typically take things out of context to make someone look bad should be banned. It's not a campaign for why you should vote for one or the other, but why you shouldn't vote for them.

News coverage should be required to cover all possible candidates equally. Rather than the focus given to only the top two contenders...who may not actually be the top two, but the top two for corporate interests. These corporations that provide news coverage and claim to be unbiased and fair...should be fined greatly if not have prison time when it comes to misleading and biased information when it comes to elections. We are electing people who will be running cities, states, and even an entire country! These people will be making decisions that effect thousands and millions of people. People deserve to know and have access to accurate and complete coverage for all of them.

Debates should include all running candidates. Not just republican and democrat. There are more than two parties. It's manipulative to only allow people to only see two sides. If I have to decide between coke, pepsi, and popco, never having heard of popco or being able to taste it, I will obviously choose only between coke and pepsi. In the case of a restaurant food menu, that may not be a huge issue, but when it comes to something greater like who will run the country, popco might be the greatest soda I've ever had...but if they don't have corporate interests in mind, then those corporate assholes will keep it off the air. In the end, the people lose out to corporate interest.

Corporate funding should be nearly eliminated from politics. Let the people back who they want to win, not corporations and special interest groups. When it comes to candidates, the ones with the most financial backing are typical the front runners. Not because they are the best, but because they are the most advertised. With the digital age, this isn't as much the case, but for a majority of voters who do not get their information online, it is.

Essentially, what I think we need to do to change things, is change the way campaigns are run first. We will not get politicians who have the interests of the people into office when corporations are allowed to manipulate public opinion so easily. This is how I believe we the people will make actual change for the good of America. Corruption within the system needs to be removed. You don't leave a bad apple in with a bag of apples, you have to remove it before it infects the others. If you don't, at some point all the apples will go bad and introducing good apples will not improve anything, as they also become corrupt.

This is of course, assuming that politics aren't fixed at a level beyond voter manipulation.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

History in digital - Can we trust it?

I don't know many people who turn to books for history lessons anymore. These days everyone goes to google, or wikipedia most likely. I have to wonder how reliable and accurate is that? Everyone currently accepts wikipedia as accurate and a reliable source of information. But as we know (hopefully know), it's been proven that it's not always accurate. I remember seeing news about how Scientologists will edit pages, and even politicians edit pages about themselves, not to mention the countless anonymous trolling that occurs via wikipedia and other sources. Though we can't even trust history books...

More recently, history has been modified according to current times definitions of terrorism, in that the Boston Tea Party is now being called an act of terrorism. I had seen an image online which showed that even history text books have reflected this, though I question the authenticity of images like that online. This all makes me wonder, how do we know what really happened in history if all we do is look it up on an easily modified source such as the internet? If they are editing history in schools, how do we know they haven't already changed the sources on the internet? I for one do not have the best memory and will look things up. I would not know if something had been modified or not. But if the Boston Tea Party was an act of terrorism, then America is a terrorist organization.

Considering the current tyrannical path our government has taken, and seeing that other such governments have gone as far as modifying their own historical information to fit their needs and agendas, how do we know that our own hasn't already done so? Some lesser known historical information that even when I went through school was not accurate (or not even taught), such as how the native Americans were so great in numbers that even with firearms there is no way we would have been able to take America from them had it not been for the diseases and plagues that wiped the majority of them out. Christopher Columbus was not some great explorer who discovered America. President Lincoln abused government power, that when the civil war started, it was not because of slavery, but because the south succeeded from the Union and Lincoln would not allow that. Not only historical falsification occurs, but even the meanings of things such as our constitution is being modified. Such as how the 2nd amendment only applied to muskets. Anyone who thinks that, is a fucking idiot.

The more I learn, the more I find that what history is generally accepted and taught, is not factual history at all. I further believe that our government has in fact been falsifying history just as other governments have to paint it in a better light than is factual. Our government has been tyrannical since the 1800's. And slowly we have had our liberties and freedoms that were fought for taken away. What America was founded on and escaped from no longer exists. We came to America to get away from taxation, to have freedom of religion, and have our liberties and pursue happiness. We are being taxed more and more, freedom of religion is slowly becoming freedom of Christianity, and our liberties taken away while being forced into wage slavery.

If we knew our true history, perhaps we would not be in the situation we are in today, where our government is slowly eroding away the constitution that America was founded on, and our liberties being taken away. Remember, history is "written" not recorded, by the victor. Rise up sheeple. Stop being mindless faux news drones believing everything you're told. - Civil War history