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Re: “Every day's a holiday at NORAD

It's sad to see how people are so easily convinced that the "bad guys" are coming, and over and over again, what we have sacrificed in exchange for nothing more then a false sense of security.

Are there more"potential threats" nowadays? It does seem that way, but even so, does it really warrant the literally DOZENS of different companies and organizations that are constantly monitoring the citizens of this country?

Which, as unnerving as that is, isn't my biggest problem with all this "look out, the terrorists are coming to get you" propaganda. It's the UNQUESTIONING MINDSET that so naturally comes along with it. Above Admiral Winnifield wrote "it is tempting to breathe a sigh of relief and tell ourselves that we’re safe, that we made it, and that we don’t have to worry until the next major holiday", (but of course we know that is not true, because we must be constantly fearful of the terrorists) and he also wrote "I would add that one of our best sensors is a very suspicious and alert population; let’s keep it that way. (With non-controversial ideas such as Infragard, or Bush's now-canceled Operation TIPS)

Yes- that must be whats keeping us together, our overfed paranoia. Excellent call, sir.

Quite simply, the government doesn't want a population that is thinking rationally and without fear, it is without a doubt a lot harder to control and manipulate a group of individuals that are not scared. But all clever leaders throughout time have known you cannot pull guns on people and order them into a cage, even if it works for a moment, people then have the mindset they are confined, forced in their location, and they want out. But, if you approach people in a manner that manipulates their less evolved emotions, fear, anger, etc, you don't even have to show a weapon. Now your not even the bad guy. Your the hero. The hero who is concerned about saving America by saving Americans.

Now instead of appearing like some kind of confinement center, jails and cages can be explained as security centers. They shouldn't make you feel locked up, you should feel safe in your cage.

And the sad part is, Most people will.

Now instead of trying to bust themselves out, people will say "hey can I have more barbed-wire around my cage? I think a terrorist could climb in over that corner there"


As Benjamin Franklin said, those who are willing to trade liberty for security will surely lose both.


Posted by TheAwakener on 01/19/2011 at 5:41 PM

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