June 12, 2010
In his book Friendly Fascism, author Bertram Gross argues that when fascism comes to America it will be “friendly” and lack the overt brutality of the classic varieties of German and Italian fascism.
Richard Nixon once said that average American is like a child in the family.
Nixon was merely expressing the dominant opinion of the ruling elite who consider us contemptible children in need of adult supervision. Hitler, too, considered the German people children in need of adult supervision.
For the elite, a political activist is the worst sort of unruly child, one that directly challenges the authority of the father who represents the state. In order to modify the behavior of a rebellious child the state must instill fear. It must intimidate but — as Gross noted — it must do this with a friendly face. It must uphold the pretense of “democracy.” A frog must be boiled slowly.
“No truly sophisticated proponent of repression would be stupid enough to shatter the facade of democratic institutions,” wrote Murray B. Levin.
Keeping with the motif of state intimidation, we now have victims of civil rights abuse being threatened with charges for acting in self defense, and YouTube removing the video evidence.
“On June 10, Paul Joseph Watson wrote about a vicious attack on a man exercising his First Amendment right to oppose government spending in North Carolina. Nathan Tabor was sucker punched. As he told Fox News later (see video below), the police issued Tabort a summons for criminal assault for the crime of protecting his wife and child from the violence of a pro-Obama thug.”
The convergence of authoritarian police state tactics with the facade of a Constitutional Republic along with artificial comfort achieved with massive debt based consumption has managed to convince the general public that it takes Concentration Camps and military firing squads to be living under a tyrannical system. The American Colonist rebelled from far less repression than the modern day U.S. citizen endures. Our government kills us in famous incidents such as Ruby Ridge, Waco, Bill Cooper, Kent State and plenty of others including the hundreds of people nation wide who have died unarmed at the hands of police tasers in recent years, not to mention the hundreds more form police shootings. None of these people’s names will go down in history as a Crispus Attucks. The police state control grid has been monitoring our electronic communications for years with Signal Intel such as Echelon and Carnivore and since the GWOT new methods of eavesdropping on everything from our bank accounts to data mining and monitoring our social networking sites has become common place. The wave of newly dubbed “cyber security measures” or “net neutrality” coupled with outlandish hate crime laws and “cyber bulling” laws threaten to further abridge free speech and silent dissent. A current bill would actually codify emergency powers in the FTC. Would this lead to President Obama getting his “On-Off Switch” for the Internet as Jay Rockefeller desires? History has shown the power of an “emergency” to the autocrat’s agenda.
Not many Americans are aware that citizen groups have been infiltrated illegally by the Federal authorities routinely through such declassified programs as COINTELPRO. Potentially a covert program such as MOCKINGBIRD has been used to silent dissent and mislead the public as well. Recently White House Chief Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein’s 2008 White Paper about infiltrating and silencing Tea Party groups or people the government dubbed “conspiracy theorist” came to light.
“In 2008, while at Harvard Law School, Sunstein co-wrote a truly pernicious paper proposing that the U.S. Government employ teams of covert agents and pseudo-”independent” advocates to “cognitively infiltrate” online groups and websites — as well as other activist groups — which advocate views that Sunstein deems “false conspiracy theories” about the Government. This would be designed to increase citizens’ faith in government officials and undermine the credibility of conspiracists. “
The logs on the fire are absolutely endless. Most Americans equate the American Revolution as one fought over taxation without representation. We readily accept that a bloody war was fought over taxes yet we are completely passive in the face of far worse tyranny even where taxation is concerned. If we take taxation as one of the main causes of the American Revolution (there were plenty of others listed in the Declaration of Independence, but taxation was the rallying cry and central) we are far more taxed today. The average American had between 40%-50% of his labor taken from him through taxation in 2009, this is far more labor you sacrifice to the state than even peasant serfs of the Middle Ages gave to their feudal lords.
Below is a list of taxes you as an American pay each year, and they have several more coming including the health care taxes and who knows what they get rammed through from their carbon tax wish list. The tax cuts that expire in 2011 will not only see the top rate rise to 39%, but capital gains rises to 20% and the estate tax comes back at a whopping 55%. The Alternative Minimum Tax is also set to squeeze more out of Middle Class families beginning in 2011 as well.
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
Capital Gains Tax
CDL license Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Court Fines (indirect taxes)
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel permit tax
Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax Interest expense (tax on the money)
Inventory tax IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Local Income Tax
Marriage License Tax
Real Estate Tax
Septic Permit Tax
Service Charge Taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Taxes (Truckers)
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Road Toll Booth Taxes
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone federal excise tax
Telephone federal universal service fee tax
Telephone federal, state and local surcharge taxes
Telephone minimum usage surcharge tax
Telephone recurring and non-recurring charges tax
Telephone state and local tax
Telephone usage charge tax
Toll Bridge Taxes
Toll Tunnel Taxes
Traffic Fines (indirect taxation)
Trailer registration tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
There is a nearly endless number of examples that Americans should see “evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism” but due to the pretense of a Republic masking the police state kleptocracy 44% of the country still has approval of the President, the head of this police state. We seem to have forgotten that liberty is not secured for eternity with one war, one battle or one struggle or we just no longer care for freedom as a nation.