A rambling meditation on tyranny: how cruel and evil forces make life hell for honest folk. The 3 pillars of tyranny are, violence, debt, and deception, with deception being the worst. I read takes from around the web, and offer ways to combat the powers of darkness threatening America.

American Thinker- Why We Are Sleepwalking Into Tyranny:

“The world is heading quite rapidly toward tyranny.  We are in a revolutionary period that will dramatically change civilization.  Few people understand the gravity of our situation.  Here are some of the reasons why the majority of people seem oblivious to the danger.  These psychological shortcomings explain why we are sleepwalking into tyranny.

“The Normalcy Bias “is a cognitive bias that occurs in times of crisis, leading us to disregard any signs or warnings that we are in danger. … Normalcy bias is a defense mechanism that lulls us into thinking life will just continue as it always has.”  It is a reassuring presumption that things will get better, or, at least things will not take a dramatic change for the worse.”

“Masses of people can also be detached from reality by the Conformity Bias, which also goes by several other names.  Ayn Rand called it Social Metaphysics.  People with this cognitive defect look to their social group to tell them what is true.  There is no independent critical thinking.  This is the lazy person’s way of acquiring his view of reality.”

“The third unfortunate human trait that favors tyrants was explained by Aldous Huxley.  Huxley and Orwell each wrote novels predicting a dystopian future.  Orwell’s prediction involved a substantial amount of fear and coercion, but Huxley predicted a relatively smooth and easy transition to tyranny.  Huxley said the population would be distracted with trivial pleasures and would hardly notice the prison being built around them.  He brilliantly foresaw how a society could sleepwalk into tyranny.  These Huxley quotes demonstrate his prescience.

“Huxley said, “There will be [a] dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods.  And this seems to be the final revolution.”

“He said, “By means of ever more effective methods of mind-manip­ulation, the democracies will change their nature; the quaint old forms … will remain.  The underlying substance will be a new kind of non-violent totalitari­anism. … [T]he ruling oligarchy and its highly trained elite of sol­diers, policemen, thought-manufacturers and mind-manipulators will quietly run the show as they see fit.””

The Rutherford Institute- Postcards from a Police State: 22 Years of Blowback from the USA Patriot Act:

“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”—Hermann Goering, German military commander and Hitler’s designated successor

“For those who remember the days and months that followed 9/11, there is an unnerving feeling of déjà vu about the Hamas attacks on Israel.

“The same shocking images of carnage and grief dominating the news. The same disbelief that anyone could be so hateful, so monstrous, so evil as to do this to another human being. The same outpourings of support and unity from around the world. The same shared fear that this could easily have happened to us or our loved ones.

“Now once again the drums of war are sounding on the world stage, not that they ever really stopped. Israel is preparing to invade Gaza, the Palestinians are nearing a humanitarian crisis, and the rest of the world is bracing for whatever blowback comes next.

“Here in the United States, as we approach the 22nd anniversary of the USA Patriot Act on October 26, we’re still grappling with the blowback that arises from allowing one’s freedoms to be eviscerated in exchange for the phantom promise of security.

“Here are a few lessons that we never learned or learned too late.

  • Mammoth legislation that expands the government’s powers at the citizenry’s expense will not make anyone safer.
  • Pre-emptive strikes will only lead to further blowback.
  • War is costly.
  • The tactics and weapons of war, once deployed abroad, will eventually be used against the citizenry at home.
  • Allowing the government to spy on the citizenry will not reduce acts of terrorism, but it will result in a watched, submissive, surveillance society.
  • News cycle distractions are calibrated to ensure that you lose sight of what the government is doing.
  • If you stop holding the government accountable to the rule of law, the only laws it abides by will be the ones used to clamp down on the citizenry.
  • Do not turn your country into a battlefield, your citizens into enemy combatants, and your law enforcement officers into extensions of the military.
  • As long as you remain fearful and distrustful of each other, you will be incapable of standing united against any threats posed by a power-hungry government.
  • Once you trade your freedom for security, the terrorists win.

American Thinker- Never Again: The Gates of Vienna Revisited:

“The murderous demonic sneak attack on Israel from Gaza on October 7 must be fully understood in the context of Islamic history, warfare and tactics.  All of the major and most of the minor media are utterly without comprehension and have as usual defaulted to their prejudices and to repeating and amplifying the tsunami of propaganda generated by the murderers, their handlers, and the Israel- and Jew-haters of the fascist right and left. 

“Yes, this was an obscene, unspeakable sneak attack by barbarous hate-filled sub-humans, shouting prayers to their deity and displaying their murderous rampage via the 21st century internet.   Raping and slaying their way through throngs of young innocents, the weak and aged, and even infants and angelic toddlers.  Forcing parents to watch the murder of their children before killing them, too; binding whole families together and burning them alive in their homes.  Bloody incongruity and savage insanity?  Perhaps not.”

“In the long history of warfare between Islam and Christendom (and nearly everyone else), savagery and murderous cruelty were often tools and not simply the result of hard-fought battles.  We live in a soft and relatively pampered age, and most know nothing of the wonton murder of tens of thousands which regularly occurred with the sack of cities and towns all across the ancient world.  When a city’s walls were breached, all possessions, including wives and children who survived, were taken as booty by the winners.  Sometimes, all remaining inhabitants were murdered, and carcasses left to rot on the ground.

“The Great Khan often achieved his ends by murdering everyone in a city, making a mountain of the corpses and warning adjacent cities that this would be their fate if they failed to surrender forthwith.  This was very effective.”

American Thinker- Hamas and the Politics of Hell:

“A profound irony of Israel’s latest grim suffering is that the knife- and gun-wielding Palestinian (Hamas-sponsored) terrorists and their leftist cheerleaders in the American academy reveal a deplorable collusion between what ordinarily would be antagonists.  

“The collaborative condemnation by the Harvard Undergraduate Palestine Solidarity Committee that held “the Israeli regime entirely responsible for” the October 7 slaughter suggests a bewildering collusion between far right and far left: fundamentalist Islamists supported by woke, neo-Marxist radicals.”

“It is as if, on the fiftieth anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War that pitted Israel against Egypt and Syria, Hegel’s dialectic (actually Johann Fichte’s) overcame the diverging ethos of antagonists.  Thesis: Islamofascism; Antithesis: neo-Marxism (submission to Allah versus a godless war on exploitation).  The rebarbative synthesis: death to Jews.

“It appears there is a metastatic malignancy perfusing elite universities all across the country, as the emerging generation of America’s foreboding political future (young Democratic Socialists of America) celebrated in Times Square amid reports of the beheading of toddlers and the rape and murder of young women in their parents’ homes.  Can it really be that Ivy League and other prominent universities are graduating Nazi youth?  Are there in fact neo-Nazis reimagining the Barack Obama/Joe Biden wing of the Democrat party?”

Eric Peters- The Problem Boils Down to This:

“Everyone has their take as regards the problems besetting us. Few seem to grasp there is fundamentally just one problem. It is the problem that animates the others, giving them the power to be problems.

“What is this one problem that leads to all the others?

“It is force – especially when its use (and threatened use, which has the same effect) is legalized.

If force institutionalized were taken away, there would of course still be disagreements – as well as annoyances. But that is all there would be. Or at least, mostly. Violence – its use and its threatened use – will of course always be with us as there will always be people willing to resort to the use of force to get what they want. But they would be outliers – and occasional rather than ubiquitous threats.”

“Most people are not violent and seek therefore to avoid violence. Down that road lies peaceful resolution and co-existence. Your neighbor does not like the color you decided to paint your house. He can ask you to paint it a different color. He can plant tree along his property line, so that he no longer sees what displeases him. And he is free to move. You may not like this neighbor but you are not likely to hate him because all he can do is ask you to paint your house another color, plant some trees along his side of the property line – or move. And because he has no power to force you to do anything, you are probably more likely to give some weight to his preferences and maybe come to an agreeable compromise.”

“Libertarians and anarchists are regularly derided for advocating that institutionalized force – which is a tautology for government – be removed from human interaction. The accusations leveled include that the result would be mayhem. It is a hyperbolic and absurd accusation and easily demonstrated by noting the fact that friends and families base their interactions on libertarian-anarchic concepts; no one is forced to be friends with anyone and our families are bound by affection (with the occasional sad exception) and in any case no one is forced to remain part of any family.”

My Rumble Channel- Why We’re Caught In The Rat Race: There’s More Debt Than Money- Banking System Exposed:

Crypto Casey- Private Central Banks FUND WARS 🚨 to Enslave the World 🏦 (History Repeating! 🔄) What We Can Do!:

The Epoch Times- The Time To Audit The Fed Is Here:

“…Sen. Rand Paul is pushing an amendment to a major spending bill that would finally do what should have been done decades ago.

“It should have been an annual undertaking for the past 100 years.

He wants a thorough and external audit of the Fed, using prevailing accounting standards to figure out where the billions and trillions are coming from and where they’re going.

“Maybe the time has finally arrived. It’s just in time. The Fed has put the country through an upheaval without precedent, causing outrageous distortions in the production structure, enabling lockdowns, funding despotic government programs, then reversing course and raising interest rates sky-high just when people had more debt than they could handle. This is all on the Fed, even if its managers will never take responsibility.

“It doesn’t take too much thought or understanding to realize that the Federal Reserve is truly at the very center of the problem of the overweening power and reach of the federal government in all its brutality and unconstitutionality. In colloquial terms, the central bank enjoys the legal right to print money. That’s a metaphor. It really means to purchase and hold government debt with money of its own creation.

“This sounds technical but what it does in fact is give the government a blank check. This is why government debt has gone up as it has without any real recourse from the bond market. Every state government issues bonds, but they’re subject to a rating standard by the markets. They’re priced on the market according to risk.

“The federal government, on the other hand, issues debt that’s universally considered AAA-rated and the safest place for money other than cash itself. The only reason for this is the legal power to create unlimited amounts of bailouts. No state government has this power. Only the central bank does.”

“It’s time to ask your own representative to support this bill. Why? For the sake of freedom. For the sake of sound money. For the sake of the Constitution. So long as the completely unaccountable Fed is in a position to print and throw around trillions of dollars without any real oversight, this nation’s catastrophic problems will continue. We’re looking at forever wars, forever debt, forever lockdowns, and forever corporatism, until something gets done.

“Recall that Mr. Paul is the man who held Dr. Anthony Fauci’s feet to the fire. He should now do the same for Fed Chair Jerome Powell, who enabled Dr. Fauci’s dictatorship.

ZeroHedge- “The Whole George Floyd Story Was A Lie”: Tucker Carlson:

“Tucker Carlson just challenged one of the left’s most sacred of cows – George Floyd, an ex-con who died with an elephant-dose of fentanyl in his system and a history of health issues, while in custody of Minneapolis police on May 25, 2020.

“According to Carlson, we need to revisit certain popular narratives, including the circumstances surrounding Floyd’s death – and in particular, inconsistencies between public perception – that Floyd died under the knee of former officer Derek Chauvin, who’s currently serving more than 40 years in state and federal sentences.”

“”Did, for example, a racist white cop actually murder a man called George Floyd, a civil rights leader in Minneapolis on Memorial Day of 2020? Now we’ve been told that that happened, told it relentlessly for more than three years,” Carlson says, adding “But the question is, did he [Derek Chauvin] actually murder George Floyd? And the answer is, well, no, he didn’t murder George Floyd, and we’re not guessing about that; we know it conclusively thanks to a new court case now underway in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

“The lawsuit, incidental to Floyd and Chauvin, unveiled sworn deposition excerpts from a conversation with County Medical Examiner Andrew Baker, indicating that Floyd’s passing was not due to asphyxiation or strangulation. Instead, factors including drug use and a fatal concentration of fentanyl were significant contributors, reframing his demise from the widely publicized ‘murder’ to an inadvertent overdose.

“”In other words, George Floyd, according to the official autopsy, was not murdered. He died instead of what we used to call natural causes, which, in his case, would include decades of drug use, as well as the fatal concentration of fentanyl that was in his system on his final day,” Carlson continued – laying out how the initial George Floyd storyline was endorsed and amplified by mainstream media, and ignited nationwide protests, intensive racial discourse, and movements like Black Lives Matter.”

“Carlson interviewed Vince Everett Ellison, author of “Crime Inc.” – who discussed the possibility of orchestrated degradation and victimization within the Black community by political entities, particularly the Democratic party.

“Ellison suggests that the glorification of figures like George Floyd represents an insidious strategy to perpetuate a certain stereotype of blacks who are reliant on the system, thereby solidifying a voting base and maintaining a form of socio-political control.

“Drawing parallels between movements like BLM and historical or international groups used for political leverage, Ellison’s commentary insinuates that these organizations could be modern iterations of ‘domestic militias’ utilized by the Democrats for social manipulation and power consolidation. The unsettling comparison of BLM to groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, or the historical utilization of the Ku Klux Klan, paints a grim picture of political machinations where civil unrest is a tool rather than a byproduct.

“”The Democratic party uses BLM and Antifa as theirs, throwing the rock and hiding the hand. Of course, they’re going to do it; they’ve always done it, even at the beginning, they used the Ku Klux Klan,” he said.


The Conservative Treehouse- Understanding the Institutional Protection Racket Via Congress, Main Justice DOJ, FBI and FISA Court:

“Many people are now becoming aware of the severity of self-serving corruption in/around the institutions that frame our government.  Considering that [blog owner] Sundance has a target on his back; and considering that it is only a matter of time before that targeting gets ugly; let me remind everyone of just how severe the issues are confronting our nation.”

“…[H]aving sat in a room with the legislative staff, top people who actually write the briefs and inform both congressional representatives on House Committees and Senate Committees, including the chiefs-of-staff for the chairs, it was clear they did not even know the information from within their own research when spread over time.  Accepting this reality leads one to a natural conclusion… they don’t know, because they choose not to know… & they choose not to know, because everything is a pantomime for public display.

“The system of DC is based on a series of unwritten rules… “You don’t out me, and I will not out you… and that will protect us both.”  These rules cross over both parties to the extent they usually have a common enemy, us.  The staff of Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, Homeland Security Chair Ron Johnson and even the staff of House Oversight Ranking Member Jim Jordan are purposefully and willfully blind.

“They choose not to know things; or at least they claim not to know and do an exceptional job of purposeful pretend.”

Bear State Books- The Chinese Struggle Session: Obedience Through Public Shaming:

“Mao Zedong’s Red Guards terrorized the nation of China during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. They were inspired by Maoist ideology and commanded to eliminate all opposition. Additionally, the police force was told to stand down and let the young students get as violent as they wished.”

“Leader of the Chinese Communist Party, Chairman Mao blamed the failure of his ambitious economic campaign on the infiltration of the party by lackluster revolutionaries. This is where the army of students wearing red armbands, the Red Guard, came in to crush all dissenters once again.

“Shaping public opinion to abhor any admission of supporting counterrevolutionary thought took the shape of the Chinese Struggle Session during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. These were intended to root out any opposition to Mao Zedong’s rule through public shaming and humiliation.”

“First hand accounts show the often arbitrary conditions of the charges brought against an individual during a Struggle Session.”

I was dragged to the office. Without any investigation, the officer assembled the entire camp to start a struggle session against me. In the session the officer suddenly asked me whether I had committed my alleged original crime leading to my 8-year sentence. I was stunned. It then dawned on me that this session was in fact prearranged. The parcel was only a pretense. Their real motive was once again to force me to admit all my alleged crimes. “I did not commit any crimes,” I asserted firmly. Immediately two people jumped on me and cut off half of my hair. The officer screamed again: “are you guilty?” I replied firmly again, “no.” Two people then used a rope to tie my hands back tightly. It was connected to a loop around my shoulder and underneath my armpits. It was knotted in such a way that a slight movement of my hands would cause intense pain. This struggle session lasted for two hours.

American Thinker- A military dissent: Invisible Treason in America:

“Recently, a consortium of conservatives and retired general officers published Invisible Treason in AmericaLt. Gen. Thomas McInerney is a retired USAF three-star general who graduated from West Point and was a fighter pilot during multiple tours of duty in Vietnam, a senior commander, and later a military analyst for Fox News and other organizations. Major General Paul Vallely is a retired two-star general who graduated from West Point, served multiple tours of duty in Vietnam, and continues to serve as a military analyst for Fox News, Newsmax, and other entities. Both bring decades of passion, wisdom, and patriotism to this treatise on the culture war in America.

“The book touches on numerous potential and unethical influences on contemporary American society. From concerns about suppression of elections to overt censorship and punitive actions against political dissent, our government has been evolving into something the Founding Fathers had fervently attempted to prevent. Some information comes from interviews. Other points of discussion come from the best analysis possible based on government suppression of information and collusion with social media to stifle public discussion on matters crucial to our way of life. The fact that the federal government and social media prohibited and, in many cases, criminalized mere discussion of elections is counter to everything a free state stands for. Public fear of questioning election integrity to avoid violent government sanctioned reprisal is a characteristic of totalitarian regimes such as Communist China and Nazi Germany, not America. But that is the country we are rapidly becoming. The truth must be found and made available for all Americans. Our country’s survival depends on it.”

My Rumble Channel- Leftists Are Bad People- Proven By Psychology:

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ZeroHedge- “This Is 1776 Part Two For The Whole World” – Vivek & Alex Jones Warn Of The Coming Globalist Technocracy:

“In a deep dive with one of the most controversial figures of modern media, GOP Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy speaks with Alex Jones on ‘The TRUTH Podcast’ revealing unsettling insights into modern censorship, geopolitics, and American exceptionalism.

“Dubbed “The Most Censored Man In The World”, Jones’ revelations shed light on the startling decline of free speech and the challenges it presents to the core principles upon which the United States was founded.”

“The discussion is broad and deep as the two return time and again to the that the tentacles of corporate influence are omnipresent, intertwining with every controversial issue that shapes the global narrative. Additional topics covered vary from the contentious discourse surrounding climate change (with its fearmongering tactics and misleading statistics):

“…to the intricate dance of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East with mentions of “crime families” and vested interests in military contracting.”

“It’s a stark reminder of the high stakes in today’s information warfare, where the erasure of a voice can lead to the distortion of its message, and ultimately, to the rewriting of historical facts.”

American Thinker- MAGA Is The New Sons And Daughters Of Liberty:

“In 1765, American colonists cheerfully embraced the sovereignty of their young English king.  They celebrated his June 4 birthday with bonfires, bell-ringing, public speeches, and joyful feasts.  They were proud to be loyal subjects of the Crown.  

“Eleven years later, Americans “honored” King George III’s birthday by carrying out mock funeral processions and saved their fireworks and celebratory cannon blasts for their new Independence Day, July 4.

“From happy and obedient servants of the king to revolutionaries who cheered for his death amidst the rousing beat of fifes and drums — all in the span of a short decade.

“What happened?  The Stamp Act happened.  A series of parliamentary actions that sought to levy taxes on the American colonies had the inadvertent effect of igniting latent revolutionary fervor.  In unintentionally creating an us/them dynamic between Mother England and her children, Parliament helped forge a distinctly American identity.  A handful of new fiscal regulations lit a squib that would later explode into a history-shattering rebellion.  

“Such is the power of any movement championing liberty as its cause.

“Of all the reasons that Marxist globalists despise and fear America, it is our country’s historic foundation in personal liberty that tops the list.  After all, what is liberty’s natural foe, if not the State?”

“Slumbering citizens do their master’s bidding.  They celebrate their king’s birthday as if it were their own.  Then someone in the mold of a Sam Adams or Paul Revere comes along, lights a match, and says, “See this — it is liberty; watch what happens when it catches fire in the hearts of men.”  Old orders burn and rotten institutions implode.”

“For too many decades, the Establishment Class that occupies D.C. has worked to deprive Americans of their natural birthright: liberty.  While accumulating unjust powers for its privileged members, it has left ordinary Americans with a broken currency, culture, and Constitution.  In order to avoid the well-deserved wrath of its citizens, the Uniparty instigates racial animosities intended to divide the American people against each other.  In order to dilute the public’s voice, it floods voter rolls with foreign immigrants.  In order to dissolve the bonds of cultural unity, it insists on leaving the border wide open.  Exacerbating violent crime and inundating the nation with deadly drugs, the Old Guard seeks to set an endless string of fires that keep the citizenry distracted.  

“The heat from these blazes is instead awakening Americans to all they have lost.”