By Chris Rossini
Do you see the pattern yet?
Can you detect how, every few years, some fear is blown out of proportion, and at the end of it you're left with a lower standard of living and less ability to navigate through your life?
New mandates, restrictions, dictates, "guidelines," bureaucrats, and red tape stand in your way. These barriers are only added. They are never taken away!
Whether it's a Wall Street bailout because the world will end without it, or another stupid and endless war that has nothing to do America and is based completely on lies; or maybe even a virus. Even a virus can be used to close in the walls of tyranny!
The fear may be different each time, but the pattern and the results are exactly the same. Your life is flipped upside down, and once enough money and liberty has been shaken out of you, you're turned right-side-up (for a little while), only to wonder what the heck just happened!
Put yourself on the other end of this deal.
Put yourself in the shoes of those who shake the money and freedom out of you.
From this perspective, you have the mistaken view that your job is boss everyone else around. You have an insatiable and greedy desire for money; but not just money....easy money. That is, money that you don't have to actually work for, or earn. It just flows into your pockets.
You start to believe that you're entitled to this easy money. It's your birthright.
Do you know how tempting that can be?
All you have to do is suppress any moral or ethical teachings that may have been taught to you. You just bury it. You simply convince yourself that you're some kind of superior being; that the rest of humanity is a bunch of dolts that need your wise and guiding hand to mold them.
The primary vein that you need to tap into is fear. Generate enough fear and you can soon be sailing off into the Caribbean sunset.
Scare people enough and they'll hand over their money, and even worse, sacrifice their liberty. You can shake trillions of dollars out of a population the size of the United States if you scare them efficiently enough.
Once they're sufficiently scared, you move to next tactic. Start using the word "We."
"We need to do this....and We need to do that..."
Now, of course, there is no living, breathing, and thinking "We." It's an abstraction.
There are only "I's" in this world. Unique, personal, individual, and one-of-a-kind "I's."
Of course, you're the "I" that's going to make out like a bandit, and you're going to do it by using the abstraction known as "We."
One-size-fits-all is the game.
That's the cookie cutter that you're going to press down onto the population. You're not interested in catching some fish in your net. You're interested in catching all the fish.
The people have only one job....obey. You will tell them what the "science" is, and they are to obey. You will tell them who their enemy is, and they are to obey.
Impose the one-size-fits-all with force (or merely just the threat of force) and the money and power will pour in like a deluge that you've never imagined before.
Very, very, very, few are on the receiving end that you are on.
With that being the case, your competitors will viciously attempt to unseat you. They don't care about morals or ethics anymore than you do. They will say and do whatever it takes to seat themselves on the throne of power known as "We" that imposes one-size-fits-all commands.
Now let's get back to normal reality.
There's a silver lining to this nightmare of power: We're all individually born free, and meant to stay that way.
But we have to choose it.
We have to choose to not be afraid, and to embrace our Liberty.
We have to individually choose to say "No."
Many already do, and they are able to position themselves well in order to weather these political heists and rampages.
But most do not. Most get caught in the net.
Liberty should always be guarded with your life. Why? Because, in essence, it is your life.
You are not a blade of grass...without choice, without desires, without dreams or ambitions, and without the ability to act. You are a human being with the freedom to think and the freedom to act with purpose!
Why not say "No"?
There is only upside to not being perpetually abused by the political class.
Why not accept that there is no free lunch, and even if there was, politicians would be the last people on earth to provide it.
Why not say "No" to the persistent imposition of tyranny?
There is no one-size-fits-all.
Never sacrifice Liberty!