……..I try to sleep, they’re wide awake, they won’t let me alone
They don’t get paid to take vacations or let me alone
They spy on me, I try to hide, they won’t let me alone
They persecute me, they’re the judge and jury all in one………
The year 1984 may have passed 3 decades ago, however the Orwellian story could easily be renamed 2014. As this year comes to a close, we are faced with a daily barrage of “big brother” news from a Sheriff Deputy in Washington state declaring armored vehicles are needed because of “constitutionalists” to alleged threats from North Korean hackers shutting down a release of a movie.
Nearly 3/4 of a century ago, Charlie Chaplin released his classic and popular film “The Dictator” to rave reviews and box office strength. Although it has been reported that Hitler was annoyed and controversy was stirred, Americans did not bow to fascist threats. But in today’s modern world of ‘political correctness’, propaganda, easily “offended” individuals, and encroaching tyranny, America bent over.
The lack of Presidential leadership and the caving of theater chains to not release the Sony film “The Interview” displays weakness of the United States to the rest of the world. Our country allowed “dictatorship” from foreign entities to silence us. Is this still America?
One week ago Congress passed the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 which included the granting of rights for the Executive branch to have unlimited access to the communications of ALL Americans.
In addition, another film made headlines earlier this week due to new technology called “Beware”.. The 2002 Steven Spielberg film, “The Minority Report” showed the story of police utilizing ‘thought’ technology to arrest and convict people before committing crimes. Now the telecommunications company Intrado has developed a “pre-crime” software which can search billions of records, like social media, to ‘find’ and ‘predict’ POTENTIAL crimes.
Even without Intrado’s constitutional violation software, Marine Veteran Brandon Raub made headlines back in the summer of 2012 when FBI, Secret Service, and County Sheriffs swarmed onto Raub’s private property. His alleged crime? Postings on his facebook page which were deemed “anti-government”. So what is considered anti-government?
Three years prior, the MIAC report (Missouri Information Analysis Center) was discovered when a law enforcement whistle-blower sent the document to the Alex Jones show. The ‘unclassified’ but ‘law enforcement sensitive’ document declared that 2008 Presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr and their supporters were threats. In addition any individual who supports the Constitution, but opposes the North American Union, were dangerous, along with Libertarians and Constitution Party members.
The MIAC report also detailed the ‘public safety’ partnership with local, state and federal agencies, which would disseminate information to Homeland Security on these alleged threats to the nation which also included Christians and homeschoolers. The leaked information also exposed the fact that there were reports across the country sent to other local and state law enforcement agencies; which might explain the Deputy Sheriffs comments this week in regard to Constitutionalists being a threat.
America officially became a country declaring independence from England in 1776. Upon this declaration, a Republic form of government was founded with the Bill of Rights and the Articles of the Constitution. It has been alleged that when a woman asked Benjamin Franklin, what these gentlemen had just accomplished, he stated “A Republic Ma’am, if you can keep it.”
The word “republic’ is derived from the Latin ‘res publica’ which literally translates to ‘public thing’. In relation to ‘politics’ it means a form of government for which the people conduct their private lives for their own benefit versus the benefit for a dictator or group of politicians. Thus a Republic form of government allows for FREEDOM and Liberty clearly described in not only the Founding Documents of America, but also in the words, via letters, books, and speeches, of the Founding Fathers.
Back in 2009, I spoke at a Constitution Party event in Arizona. Others speakers included Chuck Baldwin and former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo. I clearly recall Tancredo stating (in reference to the Ron Paul ‘revolution’) there had already been a ‘revolution’ and they (the statists) won.
Indeed this seems to be the case if Americans, who adhere to our history and laws of the land, are considered “threats to the state” (or statists!).
Perhaps George Orwell wrote ‘fiction’ back in 1949, but in 2014, his book “1984” reads more like a manuscript of reality. If we want to be AMERICA again, we must stand up with courage instead of bowing down with fear!