April 15, 2020

A Declaration of Subservience

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to bend to the will of our masters which have connected us by chain to one another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the absolute power to cast aside the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God, an absolute abandonment of reason should declare the causes which impel them to acquiesce.
We hold these realities to be self evident, that all men are subservient to the government, that they are required by their protectors by their elected representative, that among these realities are safety, feelings and the pursuit of economic and political gain. That to secure these realities, Governments are crowned among men, deriving their just power from the absence of anyone that can challenge them. That whenever any form of Life or Liberty becomes so dangerous to the monolith of power or the safety of the people, our protectors have the right and duty to restrict or abolish such means and institute checks and balances against our freedom and liberty, laying the foundation for absolute servitude. In these acts, their power is strengthened by the reality that most people just can't think for themselves or face the uncertainty and danger of freedom, providing the justification for organizing powers in such a form as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness. Government will indeed dictate that governments long unchallenged, shall quell any potential rebellion through acts of depravity or cunning; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are suffer-able than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their duty to remain silent, and bend to the will of the powers that be.

With the advent of the quarantine and COVID-19 pandemic, I wonder where has the spine of Americans gone? Sure, this is a medical emergency... and we don't want anyone to die. But just how long will we be pushed around by a government who has a track record of taking advantage and pushing outright lies for an agenda? Whats the Agenda? It sure looks like healthy cattle and authoritarian control. I large portion of our country believes that the president is working in our best interest. And another large portion still believes that he's basically an imbecile stringing together self aggrandizing statements in an election doing as both Saul Alinsky (page 89 in Rules for Radicals) and CNN's Rahm Emanuel suggested and "never let a good crisis go to waste".

We are currently faced with a generation that has lost faith in a government that has seen the explosive war crimes of "collateral murder" exposed by then Bradley Manning, and the NSA global spying racket exposed by exiled Edward Snowden, to the Lies of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the revelations of Vault 7 uncovered by Reality Winner and wikileaks prisoner of war Julian Assange. We are the people that grew up watching the LA riots April 26th, 1992 (just as the sublime song and our actions burned in our memories), the Furgeson riots. We watched Ruby Ridge on TV as federal operatives shot and killed Randy Weavers wife and son. We watched as ATF, however misguided you think they were or were not, crush and burn to the ground the Branch Dividian complex in Waco. We've seen small successes like the Bundy cattle ranch struggle in Nevada, where hundreds showed up and drove off local and federal agents. We also watched Ammon Bundy and his brother Ryan Bundy stave off State officials in the Oregon wildlife refuge. A standoff that eventually lead to the loss of a man... Lavoy Finnicum. The individuals were later cleared of any wrongdoing in court.

Sure, maybe for you or the people you know this quarantine is nothing too bad. Maybe you just have hope that things will get better. Maybe you're just not ready to look at the actions of government as a whole over the course of a few decades. I really don't know. But currently, the actions of these supposed free people is disappointing.

I can only hope that you will never trade your liberty for safety. I can only hope that any time you encounter a tyrant that you do your best to stave off their tyranny and oppression. As for right now, they're arresting us for playing in the park. They're tearing us off of public transportation for lack of protection. They're writing down the license plates of people, that choose the uncertainty of absolute freedom, and decide to attend church services or other Easter activities.

They offer no clear plan forward. They cannot tell us when we will be able to return to work. They cannot tell us when we might be free to visit our families and friends. They cannot guarantee the future security of the nation. And with this realization, on every front this government is and has been unfit to be the guardians of our future safety and happiness. Any entity which will guarantee our safety at the expense of our liberty has an absolute design and proclivity for subjugation.

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