by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Editor of NaturalNews.com
(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 Guantánamo Bay ( http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2011/11… ). I watched all this with a sense of sadness and disgrace for the human race. And then a realization hit me like a sledgehammer…
Editor’s Note: 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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People are only following by example
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. So as the masses observe Big Government reaching down their own pants, they now get the message that it’s okay to sexually molest little boys at sports stadiums, or that it’s okay to take children away from parents through C.P.S. and then rape them as part of child relocation “processing” procedures. When the American people see George Bush set up secret military prisons and condone waterboarding torture techniques, they called for Obama to stop the practice. Obama promised he would, and then not long after becoming President, he expanded Gitmo and actually presided over an increase in funding for the military and all its secret torture facilities. The message to the American people? If Obama supports it, then torture must be okay. After all, he won a Nobel Peace Prize, so “peace” must be something that can be achieved through torture. Thus, we should not be at all surprised when an 89-year-old woman gets water-boarded in a nursing home. After all, those staffers are only doing to her what they’ve watched the U.S. leaders do to other human beings, too. (And yet, for some reason, the nursing home staff were arrested while all the high-level government operatives who engage in the exact same torture techniques are never even questioned…) This phenomenon of everyday American people mirroring the behavior of federal “authorities” who act as tyrants needed a name, and as I began to ponder this issue, the name came to me in a flash: I’m calling this phenomenon
Trickle-Down Tyranny . Trickle-Down Tyranny
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. Here’s how this looks on the street: Your average city police officer is a wannabe tyrant who now, by watching the criminality of the federal government, feels he has permission to engage in the same tactics of intimidation and arrogance in ruling over the public (rather than serving to protect them). That’s why so many big-city police officers have recently morphed into paramilitary jack-booted thugs; dressing in black, unlawfully arresting people for no justifiable reason, tasering innocent victims in wheelchairs, and generally acting out what is essentially a childish reflection of the very same tyranny they witness being demonstrated by high-level tyrants in Washington D.C. The FBI, for its part, is busy actually masterminding the very same “terror plots” that it then magically “prevents” with great fanfare. As recently exposed in The Guardian (and other newspapers), the FBI actually develops terror plots, provides the plans, weapons, funding, motivation and equipment necessary for these “terrorists” to carry out those plots ( http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/201… ). This is a whole lot like playing a “big-boy” version of Cowboys and Indians , where all the scenarios are completely fabricated merely for the purpose of playing games as a source of entertainment. Trickle-Down Tyranny is also now being seen in local schools, where “zero-tolerance” rules get children kicked out of the public education system for merely bringing a butter knife in their home-packed lunch, for example. Or a child caught with an aspirin tablet is labeled a “drug abuser” and condemned to special remediation classes.
The tyrants are everywhere in American society now
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 Nazi.” When you really think about it, there are tyrants everywhere now in American culture. The fabric of fear and terror is being woven into that fabric with every “the threat level is now orange” alert put out by George Bush, or every “spy on your neighbors” message broadcast by the ogre of offensive tyrants, DHS head Janet Napolitano. What these people claim to be doing — “stopping terrorism!” — pales in comparison to what they’re really doing: setting examples to be followed by every single person across America who finds himself or herself in a position of authority. We’ll just ALL be tyrants!
Terrorizing innocents is now politically correct behavior
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 impact of all this is even international: Egypt’s secret police group, famous for torturing dissidents, has just renamed itself “Homeland Security” in what appears to be homage to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ( http://www.infowars.com/egypts-secr… ). “Should we be concerned that a dictatorship which refuses to bow to the will of the people and allow democratic elections to proceed while engaging in savage attacks on demonstrators is re-naming itself after America’s foremost post-9/11 federal agency?” writes Paul Joseph Watson. “Egyptian authorities are justifying their brutal crackdown against protesters, with dozens killed over the last few days, by pointing to how U.S. law enforcement bodies are taking a “firm stance” against Occupy Wall Street protesters.” Trickle-down tyranny happens because the political leaders of America have broadcast a message across the nation that terrorizing innocent people is not merely okay, but downright patriotic! Anyone who says they’re not going along with all the terror nonsense, the spy-on-your-neighbor paranoia and the “worship-your-imperialist-government” cultism is immediately branded an “extremist.” It’s now “extreme,” you see, to not believe in torture and home-grown terror as a way to keep the sheeple in line. “Extremism” is now defined as opening your eyes, asking some commonsense questions, and refusing to follow the hypnotized masses as they are marched off a high cliff by the globalist population controllers. Merely thinking for yourself, it turns out, is now “extreme.” It’s a brave new world after all, I suppose.
Fear and paranoia is being marketed to the public in an attempt to transform the citizenry into a grand spy ring
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. Recently, East Carolina University was thrust into a state of “lock down” for 3 hours after some spy-on-your-neighbor citizens reported a man walking around with an “assault rifle.” That assault rifle, of course, turned out to be nothing more than a black umbrella ( http://www.startribune.com/nation/1… ). But this is the level of outrageous hallucinations and total lunatic paranoia that has been unleashed on the American people today by a fear-mongering, imperialist government which worships fear and terror with almost cult-like zealousness. And they call conspiracy theorists paranoid? Maybe they should look in the mirror sometime… no well-informed conspiracy investigator would ever mistake an umbrella for an assault rifle in broad daylight.
The antidote is Trickle-Up Liberty
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. So they take to the streets and protest. They take their money out of the accounts of globalist banks. They stop buying GMOs. They fight against water fluoride in their local towns. They spread the word about Ron Paul. Trickle-Up Liberty is so powerful that it will sooner or later overcome Trickle-Down Tyranny… but only if enough people actually remember what liberty feels like. That’s why, as the editor of NaturalNews, I urge you to practice liberty in everything you do. Don’t settle for tyranny when you can insist on liberty! After all, the Bill of Rights guarantees you a number of extremely important rights, many of which are now being quickly eroded. Stand up for restoring those rights and you will empower the phenomenon of Trickle-Up Liberty (grassroots liberty), which is the ultimate solution against Trickle-Down Tyranny. You can also defend liberty by practicing common courtesy (and common sense) in your own positions of power. Don’t terrorize people just because you can. Exercise common human decency and compassion for those who deserve your assistance. When you practice random acts of kindness , you alter the entire emotional landscape across America, replacing fear with kindness. Replacing terror with confidence. If corporate CEOs would practice this, then… well, most corporations would probably go out of business because they’re mostly in the business of screwing people over for a profit. “There is no such thing as a victimless billionaire,” remember. That level of wealth accumulation simply doesn’t happen without taking from others in the process. But remember: In the end, kindness will always win out over terror. Spread a little around, and you’ll see what a world of difference it can really make. And try to remember not to carry black umbrellas around any liberal college campuses, or you’ll quickly find out what trickle-down tyranny really looks like.
About the author: Mike Adams is an award-winning journalist and holistic nutritionist with a passion for sharing empowering information to help improve personal and planetary health He has authored more than 1,800 articles and dozens of reports, guides and interviews on natural health topics, impacting the lives of millions of readers around the world who are experiencing phenomenal health benefits from reading his articles. Adams is a trusted, independent journalist who receives no money or promotional fees whatsoever to write about other companies’ products. In 2010, Adams created NaturalNews.TV, a natural living video sharing site featuring thousands of user videos on foods, fitness, green living and more. He also launched an online retailer of environmentally-friendly products (BetterLifeGoods.com) and uses a portion of its profits to help fund non-profit endeavors. He’s also the founder of a well known HTML email software company whose ‘Email Marketing Director’ software currently runs the NaturalNews subscription database. Adams volunteers his time to serve as the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center , a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and regularly pursues cycling, nature photography, Capoeira and Pilates. Known by his callsign, the ‘Health Ranger,’ Adams posts his missions statements, health statistics and health photos at www.HealthRanger.org .