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How It's Supposed To Be
Essay by Henry Nicolle
you remember the question that drove many of us from a career in
science or philosophy? It went something like this, "If a tree falls in
a forest and there is no one to hear, is there a sound?"
that was a pretty stupid question, if you had asked me then and I
remain convinced even today, that it still is a pretty stupid question.
Back then, when my science teacher asked it of me, I replied something
along the lines of, "Well, it depends upon what you mean by "sound"."
Little did I understand at the time that I was challenging authority
and preaching the future at the same moment. I was trounced then as an
idiot who would not listen and obey in class. In a later year, I
instantly understood the answer, "That depends upon what "is" is." to a
similar question posed by different idiots.
In any case, that
first moment ended any thought of finishing high school and began a
stream of consciousness processes which have made life somewhat
contentious and insular among the more successfully indoctrinated of my
fellow Americans. The later comprehension merely confirmed that I had
unlearned my earlier lessons well.
I joined the Marine Corps
instead of finishing the last three years of high school. The
subsequent four years put a pretty significant twist in my perceptions
of "Authority". It took thirty years to erase the propaganda-driven
mind-control of my prior existence before I outgrew the imposed
disabilities of artificial un-thought and maliciously suicidal
If "hate" were a useful word in my personal
vocabulary, it would not be unreasonable to hear me state "I hate the
bastards that did that to me!" The truth is, hate is a waste of emotion
and revenge a waste of time if expended upon other ignorant, brain-dead
artifacts of societal manipulation.
Thoreau was right, "Strike
at the root." Go to the source. Don't worry the leaves and branches.
Eliminate the cause and the effects wither and disappear.
Free, but I am surrounded by a population of cretins and cowards, the
residue of incredibly successful social engineering and thought control
over many generations of Americans. I was one of those and even though
I am now free of the mental bindings, I must struggle around the
innocence of my fellow Americans like the skitter of a raindrop on a
puddle of hot oil.
"Democracy!", the People demand! "What of
it?" I ask in reply, "I will have none of it." "A Republic, not a
Democracy!" others proclaim. "Not much difference, at the core." I
respond. "We have a Constitution!" they say. "What good a Constitution
or a Republic or democratic processes if all of the debilitating
aspects are carried out and none of the limiting factors are dutifully
obeyed?" I ask.
We are free until we meet someone willing to
exercise physical power to make of us a slave and if then, we do not
defy their ambition with similar or greater power. We have become
slaves in our own land.
We won our Liberty and created a
government to preserve our individual Rights and Liberty. Then, we
abandoned true Self-Respect, Honor and Liberty for the tinsel of
government-approved prosperity, government-issued security and
government-approved freedom. The Gold-Standard of American Liberty has
been replaced by the fiat values of our political, financial and social
rulers. Those, a class of humans whose most productive function would
be stretching various fiber suspensions like the fruit of an alien tree.
cannot change City Hall!" "It takes a village to raise a child." "If it
saves the life of a single child, it is worth the sacrifice." "If we
force people to get a license and insurance, it will prevent
unnecessary hazard to the population and save the taxpayer a lot of
money." "You can't have a civilized society if everyone goes about
doing as they please." "Taxes are necessary to provide the services
that society demands." "The constitution is a living document, changing
its meaning as the language and circumstances of our society change."
We hear these and other similar falsehoods from all quarters and from
all elevations. The uniformity and universality of the lies cannot
disguise their false claims.
What is so wrong with Liberty for
the individual and for our society? Liberty is unsafe for the unwary,
the unprepared, the uneducated, the slothful, selfish, self-serving,
greedy and etc. Is it dangerous for society to tolerate such individual
failings? Only if your society is composed of individuals who are
incapable of self-reliance. No, if the society is composed of free men
and women who practice and love Liberty, for they will preserve our
society by their own virtue of determination and competent
For me, Liberty, now.
Liberty is never Easy, Safe or totally Free!
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