Independence Criminalized: The Great Wall of Bureaucracy Comes to America

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by Michael Edwards: Tyranny’s
Last Stand: The Tipping Point IsHere



If people
let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they
take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls
of those who live under tyranny. ~ Thomas Jefferson

The purge of
the farming class in various Communist dictatorships is well documented.
The regimes in China (1958–62) and Russia into the Ukraine (1920–39),
identified those who were independent of state control, and implemented
a heavy-handed oppression designed to turn true productivity toward
collectivist goals. These regimes are but a version of what is being
proposed in modern America.

Today’s elite
seem to have learned from the messy approach of Mao, for instance
(the boot in the face of 1984), and have opted for a similar eradication
campaign, but they are doing so largely through excessive regulations
coordinated between private companies and government. These policies
and regulations are handed down by political and corporate leadership,
and have become de facto laws enforced by compromised judges. This
forms the foundation of classical bureaucracy.

Unlike Mao’s
collectivist state, today’s state of America is pure Fascism. From
both authoritarian sides, however, the independent-minded are squeezed
– the man who believes his home to be his castle; the woman
who wishes to be free of the boys’ club corporate rule; those who
have unacceptable ideas like peace and feedom; or simply those who
wish to be left the hell alone and not be branded a terrorist. There
is no better example of this than the control
over food production
and distribution, as this is at the heart
of what it means to be truly independent.

Farmers are
America’s original entrepreneurs, and have been instrumental in
forming the strong middle class for which all free countries are
known. Mao Zedong knew that if he were to build his collectivist
state, he had to eradicate the very base which threatened his statist
control. Today’s corporations have used the color of law instead
of brute force, employing a combination of their legal designation
as "persons" and using the revolving door of the corporate-government
state to infiltrate
key positions. From these positions they can legislate people into

This modern
Mao-Fascist system still employs brute force when needed, as the
SWAT raids of peaceful
and communities
increase in frequency, while peaceful
can lead to surveillance and intimidation. Although,
this campaign prefers to cloud the sheer brutality of it by legitimizing
the codes and enforcement thereof in the name of public safety and
the "greater good." In this way, one now becomes a violator
of laws – not of an ideology per se – made to jump
through hoops that continuously change in size and location. Mao
was less devious.

America’s obsession
with law and order, has conveniently inculcated a complete lack
of sympathy for lawbreakers (evildoers), or those who seem like
they might break the law. This is an essential cultural feature
that also worked well under Mao, as there was a strong prejudice
by city dwellers toward their rural counterparts. Suspicion of lifestyle
is the key. We often hear people say, "If you have nothing
to hide, then don’t worry." However, when bureaucracy takes
hold, everyone eventually becomes a lawbreaker. The mountain of
rules, regulations, codes of conduct, and arbitrary decisions about
conformity have created a Great Wall of Bureaucracy for which Mao
would be frothing with envy to behold. Frighteningly, America has
a burgeoning prison-industrial
ready-made to accommodate the increasing flood of violators.
Modern day America doesn’t have to purge their independent class
into mass graves, just lock them away.

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15, 2010

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