The Intent of the U.S. Ruling Class Is Total Tyranny: We Must Stop It!

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As I'm writing
this, Egypt is enmeshed in turmoil. The people have literally taken
to the streets in opposition to oppressive government. It is about
time, and it seems they have had enough. I pray that they are successful
in overthrowing the entire Mubarak regime. But why did they wait
so long? The long-time U.S puppet dictator, Hosni Mubarak, has been
in power for over 29 years, and during that time has been able to
amass a huge fortune for himself and his family at the expense of
Egypt's citizens. His rule, like that of most dictators, has been
filled with corruption, war, murder, torture, and an abhorrent "Emergency
Law Rule." (For more on Mubarak and Emergency Law Rule, see
here.)

Under Mubarak's
"Emergency Law Rule," police powers are vastly increased,
constitutional law and individual rights are suspended, and complete
censorship is legalized. This law forbids any non-governmental political
activity like street demonstrations, non-approved political organizations,
and all "unregistered" financial donations. In addition,
and even more heinous, is that under this law, the government has
the right to imprison individuals for any period and for virtually
any reason. They may be kept in prison without trial for as long
as the government desires. Considering recent events there, with
police and military actions, rules and curfews, murder of innocents,
and the shutdown of communications, including the Internet, this
evil law is obviously in place. Does any of this sound familiar?
It should, because the U.S government has either committed many
of these same crimes, or is threatening to do so. Just consider
Guantanamo, secret renditions, black prison sites, suspension (or
elimination) of habeas corpus, incarceration without charges or
trial, suppression of speech, spying and wiretapping, and brutal
torture. The U.S. government and its police-state accomplices have
committed all of this and much more for some time now.

The United
States government and its corporate partners in crime have already
achieved a level of corruption beyond any in history. I base this
on the monumental scope and reach of this empire. Many I fear will
doubt this bold statement, but before you do, be very careful not
to dig too deep. If you do, be prepared for a startling dose of
truth and reality. This newest round of tyrannical behavior began
with the passage of the atrocious USA PATRIOT Act, the Military
Commissions Act, the development of the Department of Homeland Security,
the legalizing of assassinations of Americans, and more civil liberty
destruction continues constantly. This does not include the atrocities
being perpetrated by American forces overseas such as aggressive
wars of occupation, operating military bases in over 170 countries,
infrastructure devastation causing the displacement of millions
of innocents, torture, and murder. Even with all this, the surface
has barely been scratched. Most all police in the U.S. have now
become militarized and federalized. Large-scale holding centers
have been opened or constructed, and the regular military has taken
up residence on American soil; not for the purpose of protection
from enemies from afar, but strictly for the control of Americans.
I've written about this here
and here.

While the U.S.
is obviously one of the most advanced nations on earth, with a very
high standard of living, politically speaking, our country is deteriorating
at a very accelerated pace. But most in this country still cling
to the false notion that America is the land of the free and the
home of the brave, and that all other countries, especially those
in the Middle East, are either far inferior, or simply third-world
parasites with a populace that is less than human. Those who continue
to cling to this most arrogant and farcical notion will be the last
to grasp the reality that in many regards, the U.S. political structure
is little different than that of its so-called enemies. The reason
this truth is still so elusive to most is due to the fact that the
general citizenry of this country has over time been dumbed down
by the government school system. In addition, our society has become
one based on almost total dependence, with little concept of personal
responsibility or self-reliance, one without morals, and one that
is consumed with a belief in the myth of American exceptionalism.
This distorted conventional thinking will have to change dramatically
before any true progress can be made.

The Imperial
United State of America is headed straight to hell, and without
an honest awakening by the conceited, and seemingly unconcerned
sheep-like masses, this departure from grace will happen before
most are aware of the imminent collapse.

This, in my
opinion, is why the revolutionary events in Egypt and elsewhere
in the world are so important. We all can learn valuable lessons
from these revolts. We can learn first that tyrannical governments
can be ousted and overturned. We can learn that freedom is still
entrenched in the hearts and minds of the human species, regardless
of where one lives or was born. We can learn that violence is never
the way to achieve a proper revolution unless self-defense is absolutely
necessary. We can learn that the people can achieve great strides
toward liberty even if the odds are stacked against them. We can
learn that a people who do not possess those inherent rights to
life, liberty, and property are nothing more than slaves!

The U.S. is
headed toward total tyranny in my opinion. I don't think this is
arguable. The government and its controlling partners are in perpetual
war with those who never attacked or threatened to attack us. The
military power structure is entrenched in most all countries around
the world. We are now a people that are spied upon, groped, x-rayed,
harassed, and stolen from on a daily basis. The United States while
considered the freest country on earth, has the highest incarceration
rate in the world. With less than 5% of the world's population,
the U.S. houses over 23% of the world's prison population. According
to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1 in every 32 adults,
or 3.1% of the population was either on probation, in jail or prison,
or on parole in 2009. To add to this insanity, approximately 70
percent of those "criminals" are being held for victimless
"crimes"; this due mostly to the evil war on drugs, which
is nothing other than an anti-liberty prohibition used to expand
the power and scope of the State. The number of normal citizens
that are abused and beaten by the domestic police state gendarmes
is increasing beyond imagination. Our government can now legally
assassinate its own citizens, and is threatening to shut down our
main lines of communication should it deem it necessary. This cannot
be allowed to happen!

The U.S. government,
as is true of all governments, has nothing, creates nothing, and
produces nothing. It can only steal and kill in order to survive.
By definition, as the great Ludwig von Mises pointed out, government
is force, and force is the absolute antithesis of freedom and liberty.
Therefore, government is always against freedom, and does everything
in its power to squelch the voice of the individual, and to squash
the natural rights of man. Government literally lives and thrives
on the blood and sweat of others, a literal vampire in disguise
living off its gullible host. That host of course, is the very people
who put the government in power in the first place. This is an irony
that is almost impossible to bear.

Considering
the modern history of the developed nations, the masses have continually
sought a governing system ruled over by their peers who are simply
common men. But all men are fallible. Those same fallible men when
placed in a position of power have invariably become tyrants. This
seems to be the natural progression. Why then, have we never learned
from the past? Why do the people of this earth continue to place
themselves in the servitude of other common men in government; common
men who when given the chance will always abuse the trust given
them?

We have little
time left. When tyranny rears its ugly head for all to see, as is
the case now in the U.S., then it is time to cut off the dragon's
head. The people of this country should look upon the Egyptians
as prognosticators of our future. We should all understand that
if we simply continue to behave as serfs, we will continue to be
serfs. All great societies in history have fallen for the same reasons,
and America is no different. Instead of repeating history, wouldn't
it be better to change it? Wouldn't it be better to rid ourselves
of this albatross we alone have created? Even if the masses wanted
to continue to have a government, wouldn't it be better if that
government had no power to destroy freedom? Wouldn't it be better
if we were truly free?

The essential
feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating,
killing, and imprisoning. Those who are asking for more government
interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less
freedom.

Ludwig von
Mises,
Human Action
[1949]

February
10, 2011

Gary
D. Barnett [send him mail]
is president of Barnett Financial Services, Inc., in Lewistown,
Montana.

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