Barbara H. Peterson
America, the land of the free… or is it?
Home of the brave, land of the free. That is what we are supposed to believe. What we are conditioned to believe. Consider this: A rat born in captivity doesn’t know anything else. We could label that captivity “freedom” and the rat would know no difference.
We who were born in America have been told time and time again that we are free and that other countries hate us for our freedom and that we must spread that freedom throughout the world. We are taught to believe that our troops are sent to kill and die to protect us from those that hate us, and that if they didn’t, we would live in captivity, slavery, and authoritarian rule.
But what if it’s all a lie? What if the freedom that we cherish is actually a carefully constructed mask designed to fool those within and without the nation, disguising the true nature of the beast system that we live under? A system created by those who would be king? A system of slavery so complete that we, like the rat, cannot tell the difference because the cage is all we know? What if the freedom that we imagine ourselves to have is all an illusion? Poof! Gone like the wind. Out the door like yesterday’s trash.
“Since March 9, 1933, the United States has been in a state of declared national emergency. In fact, there are now in effect four presidentially-proclaimed states of national emergency:
In addition to the national emergency declared by President Roosevelt in 1933, there are also the national emergency proclaimed by President Truman on December 16, 1950, during the Korean conflict, and the states of national emergency declared by President Nixon on March 23, 1970, and August 15, 1971.
These proclamations give force to 470 provisions of Federal law. These hundreds of statutes delegate to the President extraordinary powers, ordinarily exercised by the Congress, which affect the lives of American citizens in a host of all-encompassing manners. This vast range of powers, taken together, confer enough authority to rule the country without reference to normal Constitutional processes.
Under the powers delegated by these statutes, the President may: seize property; organize and control the means of production; seize commodities; assign military forces abroad; institute martial law; seize and control all transportation and communication; regulate the operation of private enterprise; restrict travel; and, in a plethora of particular ways, control the lives of all American citizens.“
“A majority of the people of the United States have lived all of their lives under emergency rule. For 40 years, freedoms and governmental procedures guaranteed by the Constitution have, in varying degrees, been abridged by laws brought into force by states of national emergency. The problem of how a constitutional democracy reacts to great crises, however, far antedates the Great Depression. As a philosophical issue, its origins reach back to the Greek city-states and the Roman Republic. And, in the United States, actions taken by the Government in times of great crises have-from, at least, the Civil War – in important ways, shaped the present phenomenon of a permanent state of national emergency.”
Freedom is not freedom if it can be arbitrarily taken away by another.
Freedom is not freedom if it is based on conditions imposed by an outside authority that has the absolute power to coerce, constrain, or otherwise determine your choices or actions.
So, why the subterfuge? Because it’s show time! Hey, we’ve got to have something to pump us up to fight, don’t we? After all, war is a huge money maker, not to mention that the death toll contributes to population thinning, and the fact that the best con in the world is brainwashing people so thoroughly that they line up for the battlefield, line up to get poisons pumped into their systems via the medical establishment, line up for their genetically engineered DNA disrupting foodlike substances controlled by a psychopathic company endorsed by the U.S. Government, and willingly give up their lives in dead end jobs to keep the beast alive. Alive so that it can continue to suck the life blood out of each and every victim in it’s death grip.
We are enveloped in a system so corrupt and so complete that most of us don’t even know we are entangled in its clutches. And we call it freedom. And defend it with our lives. And pay taxes for a debt we never incurred, and bow before the god of money so that we can live to slave another day to support that system.
America, the land of the free, as long as those in authority say so. Step out of line and see just how free you are from behind the bars of a 4X8 cell with Bubba as a cellmate. Or just try being a country that opposes American intervention. We have drones for that. To liberate and install freedom.
Word games, mind games, any game but the truth. It’s easier that way. Makes the people more cooperative if they really believe they are free. Biggest con job in the world. And we fell for it.
©2014 Barbara H. Peterson