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Wednesday, November 23 2011 - Editorials
Trickle-down tyranny - why ordinary people in positions of local power are adopting tactics of tyrants
And On a Related Theme...
Chancellor Katehi's impressive learning skills
By Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com
The UC-Davis Chancellor responsible for the pepper-spraying of her students, Linda Katehi, today went on Good Morning America and explained why she should not resign or otherwise be held accountable: "we really need to start the healing process and move forward." On a radio program in the afternoon, she expanded on this view by saying: "We need to move on." So apparently -- yet again -- the only way everyone can begin to "heal" and "move forward" is if everyone agrees that those in power with the greatest responsibility be fully shielded from any consequences and that their bad acts be simply forgotten. I wonder where she learned that justifying rationale?
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November 22, 2011
(NaturalNews) When I read a story yesterday about an 89-year-old woman being
water-boarded by nursing home staff over an argument about ice cream, I knew
something terrible was amiss across the American landscape. Spontaneous acts
of tyranny have been cropping up lately like cancer tumors: a food tyrant
in Nevada raids a farm picnic and orders everyone to destroy their food (http://www.naturalnews.com/034125_f...);
student protesters in California get pepper-sprayed by thuggish cops who clearly
enjoy causing pain and suffering (http://fieldnotes.msnbc.msn.com/_ne...);
and now nursing home staffers torture their own resident using techniques borrowed
from Guantanamo Bay (http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2011/11...).
These random acts of tyranny aren't really random acts at all. They
are the infantile acting-out of behaviors the childish American public has witnessed
being demonstrated by their "leaders." The TSA sexually molesting air travelers
isn't just a violation of fundamental human rights -- it's also a demonstration
to the mindless masses that this is now "normal" behavior in society, you see.
Just as children mimic the actions of their parents, the childish minds of
the insecure (and fear-pummeled) mainstream masses also mimic the actions of
their parental role models. To many Americans -- and especially those of a more
liberal mindset -- government takes on the role of their parents. The
government is supposed to tell you what to eat, what to buy, what to believe
and of course how to express your patriotism when needed to justify the latest
war launched by a Nobel-Peace-Prize-winning warmonger. Government is the "authority"
and the problem solver in the lives of these people. So naturally, in their
childish mindset they seek to replicate the behaviors their parental role models
are openly exhibiting.
Think about the tyrants that have now descended upon you in your own life --
the tyrant down at the DMV, the tyrant dog license enforcer, the tyrant building
inspector and the tyrant food service worker, also sometimes known as "soup
Through its moronic (and completely fabricated) war on terror, the national
leadership in the USA has made it politically correct to terrorize anyone
over whom you exercise power. If you're a librarian, you can terrorize little
children over past-due books (that is, if children actually read books at all
anymore). If you're a septic tank inspector, you can terrorize people over the
layout of their septic pipes. If you're a doctor, you can terrorize people over
flu shots and chemotherapy, all being aggressively pushed with the very same
fear tactics now used at the highest levels of national government.
The social acceptance of spying on your neighbors and promoting fear has reached a new fervor across America, very nearly reflecting that of Nazi Germany in the late 1930's. It's now okay to call 911 on somebody merely because they happen to be writing something down on a scrap of paper in a public park (that's one of the signs of possible terrorism, according to ludicrous DHS public service videos that only breed paranoid thinking). It's now okay to spy on everyone around you and secretly observe them to see what they're doing. It's now your duty to watch over every scrap of luggage at the airport and start screaming about terror threats if some poor sap walks more than 10 feet away from his bags for a few seconds.
Fortunately, there's a ready solution to all this. The antidote to Trickle-Down Tyranny is Trickle-Up Liberty... also known as "grassroots People power." This is what happens when ordinary, everyday citizens realize that all government power comes from the People and that government is the servant of the People, not the other way around.
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