Freedom isn’t free!

3 October 2008 by Mike Gogulski
Posted in crime, mind control, politics, war | 1 Comment »

And that’s why you’re going to be locked up in the Freedom Cage, until you can pay!

Arthur Silber on the nature of the modern American terrorist state in “Terrorist State, Abroad and At Home“:

“Freedom isn’t free,” our viciously stupid propagandists announced to the dead, maimed and displaced Iraqis, neglecting to note that it was beneath our lofty status to inquire whether the gift was desired in the smallest degree, especially when acquired by these methods and with the associated costs. (This assumes that “freedom” was, in fact, the goal, which of course it was not. All of this is propaganda, remember.)

The fundamental lesson is unmistakable, and unmistakably evil in intent and execution (a word made horribly appropriate in more than one sense by our government’s actions): you will do exactly as we say — or else.

It is now critical to note a further implication of this murderous method of dealing with others. Just as it is not possible for an individual to restrict what constitutes a fundamental psychological methodology to only one area of his life, so a ruling class will not employ one approach in foreign policy while dealing with matters of domestic politics in a radically different manner. In any case, the U.S. ruling class never had such a desire: in one way or another, other nations would be made to submit to the demands of the U.S. government — and the same is true for U.S. citizens. The citizens of America will do exactly as the ruling class demands — or else. As far as the ruling class is concerned, you have as little reason to complain as the murdered Iraqis do: the ruling class only wishes to improve your life. The ruling class acts only on your behalf, and “for your own good.”

  1. One Response to “Freedom isn’t free!”

  2. By Ethan Lee Vita on 3 October 2008

    Oh, I understand now. *magical conversion into statist* Why didn’t you tell me they were acting on my behalf? Surely I would have given up my right to decide matters of my own life sooner!

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