When Does Push Come To Shove?
It is 2006, and we in America are witnessing what should have us in a full-scale revolution. Stolen presidential elections, a full-on police state with unprecedented illegal wire-tapping and surveillance, a false war claiming tens of thousands of American casualties, an economy teetering on the edge, and a president who says the constitution is "just a goddamn piece of paper". If that isn't enough to get this country up in arms, then what WOULD do it?
Obviously, we are a very polarized nation. But, what do we have as a lowest common denominator? Is it the welfare of our children? I don't think so, given that our school system is in shambles, our best and brightest are labeled as ADHD and given soul-numbing medication, fed a steady diet of mindless junk culture, and shipped off to war in the Middle East to die for oil. And, for the most part, this all takes place with the blessing of their parents. Is it our standard of living and job security? No, that isn't it. We watch silently as jobs are out-sourced, and social security is siphoned off. What, then, could it be?
What's the one thing that the elites will never impose on us? PROHIBITION. The liquor will flow through times good and bad, and the bars will always be open. Drive down Mainstreet, USA, and read the signs. What's on every other corner? A book store? A Yoga center? If they shut it all down, we would march on the power centers in a fortnight. Instead of the flag saying, "Don't Tread On Me", it would read, "Don't Dry Up On Me". What did Ginsburg say about searching for that angry fix? It would be ON, and the elites would all be cowering in their underground bunkers.
Turning off the cable TV and internet connections would probably have folks reaching for their rifles, too. No more L.A. Law? Up against the wall, you mothers. No football? Release the hounds. It would be a very ugly scene, and our government would fall in a week's time.
The elites may be crazy, but they're not dumb. The last thing they would do is to take away that which we demand, and that which we are addicted to. We like our shackles, and have no desire to do what the elites fear most, which is to question. Once upon a time, that wasn't a problem. But now, we're being bred like KFC boneless chickens, and intellect has vanished down a rathole along with our civil liberties.
What luck for rulers that men do not think.