Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Polls show that the overwhelming majority of Americans believe that our country is going in the wrong direction. That the Iraq war was a mistake. And polls show that the majority of Americans questions the government's version of 9/11 and other basic tenets of the "war on terror".
So why aren't people doing anything to fix things?
It is largely because people are hopeless . . . they don't think there is anything they can do to turn things around and improve our situation. Also, many people believe that they should just "lay low" until things get better, and that the only thing that standing up will accomplish is getting whacked in the head.
Apparently, it is not only ordinary Americans who believe they are powerless. Members of Congress also apparently believe they are powerless. See this and this.
Is Laying Low the Safest Path?
You find a black widow spider in your garage. You are afraid of it, so you decide to stay out of the garage and park your car out front. You hope that if you ignore it, it will go back outside and leave you alone.
Not if it raises a family, and not if they move into the main part of your house. By ignoring the small threat (one spider), you might soon have a much bigger threat: a whole bunch of black widow spiders infesting your house.
This is where the expression "kill the monster while its small" comes from. Its a lot easier to face something scary in the early stages than when it has really gotten out of hand. (And this is why Neville Chamberlain is detested for trying to appease Hitler).
Similarly, the wanna-be fascists are consolidating their power and their ability to impose overt martial law and imprison dissenters. Indeed, they are apparently working on new ways to instill the sense of helplessness in people. They may also very well use bigger and more deadly forms of fake terror in order to justify their agenda.
In the meantime, they are destroying the economy, America's reputation in the world, and our way of life.
So "laying low" and pulling a Neville Chamberlain instead of killing the monster while its small will backfire . . . it will make things much worse than taking action now.
And if you think that bad things will only happen to "someone else", you're wrong. Remember that "lawyers and professors, publishers and journalists, gun owners, illegal aliens, foreign nationals, and a great many other harmless, average people" may be imprisoned if the Neocons institute martial law.
The only safety is in standing up and stopping the madmen before they escalate their unConstitutional actions. The only safety is in massive action.
Why Doesn't the Elephant Stomp the Mouse?
See if you can find the humor in this situation:
- The majority of Americans -- hundreds of millions of people -- don't think they can do anything to stop a handful of anti-American neocons who are so far out of the mainstream of what anyone (conservative, liberal, green, libertarian, independent, etc.) wants that their long-standing nickname is "the crazies"
- Congress -- which is a co-equal branch of government under the Constitution -- is intimidated by a White House whose policies are less popular than salmonella
Believing that we -- the elephant -- are threatened by the mouse, and that there is nothing we can do about it, is false logic. The mouse -- the handful of Neocons who have taken over our country -- has somehow hypnotized and convinced the giant American public that it is bigger than we are.
In reality, the American people outnumber the anti-American Neocons by many millions to one. If we want, we can simply throw the bums out, and throw them in jail for their crimes. If Congress wants, it can impeach them, hold them in contempt, and throw them in jail. They serve at our pleasure, and if they are acting in a manner treasonous to our country and the people's interest, we should evict them.
True, they may have their finger on the button of a whole lot of weapons. But they can't use them on millions of American citizens. For example, with all of the big toys in the world, they couldn't do anything if we stand up for our rights.
We need only to wake up from the dream that we are powerless. See this, this, this and this.
Note: Please do not mistake my "kill the monster" or spider analogies as advocating violence. I do not advocate violence. Moreover, I am not advocating the overthrow of the government. I am calling for a RETURN to the American, Constitutional form of government and the rule of law, and removal of individuals who are traitors to the Constitution and the best interests of the nation, no matter how high and mighty they may be.