Ramping up – tensions and liberty

The decline of liberty often seems to be a matter of increasing provocations, responses, and especially more and more extreme rhetoric. Which in turn escalates more physical actions: more cracking down on dissidents and perceived enemies, more small acts of violence and more efforts to distract from the growing tyranny.

Are we in that cycle now? Not just here in the Fifty States, but around the world? And worse, are the people in power incompetent to respond in a sane, effective manner?

Don’t make me laugh. It hurts!

Here are some points:

  1. The continuing crises of the last three years: the Pandemic and the Pandemic Panic, the supply-chain fiasco, the insane and truly monstrous government spending spree: all these are still with us.
  2. Add to that the now-year-long Russian war in the Ukraine, the Biden-regime rage against “fossil fuels” (including coal, natural gas, other petroleum products), the environists’ nonsense, all ramped up in vicious knee-jerk reaction to the evil of The Donald. Oh, and can we forget the slow revenge against anyone participating (or wanting to participate) in 6th January 2021?
  3. And now let us notice the food shortages, inflation that is underrated, renewed global-warming madness, and just now, the banking crisis. (We have not the foggiest idea how big that is going to get.)
  4. What is next? War (cold or hot) with Red China? Another “hot” summer of madness in the streets? A war with Mexico?
  5. To say nothing of new regulations and interpretations of regulations, including many that clearly seek to do nothing but give MORE power to government.

In every one of these points, we see that the powers that be are unable to use any reason, see anything logical or actually productive? Or do anything but the same thing over and over: new totalitarian laws and edicts, spend more money, tax (steal) more money, and shout and wave their hands and run to and fro?

As world events (or our awareness of them) seem to ramp up, demand attention, and effective analysis and action, we are getting more madness.

Folks, it is time to wake up – not just ourselves, but our families and neighbors. Crisis, not just war, is the health of the state. We need to educate and encourage one another – while discouraging those who are apparently too set in their ways, or too stupid, to learn from their mistakes.

We have seen this happen again and again, over the centuries. From pharaohs to Chinese emperors to European royal houses. And to democracies and republics: time and again,

Tell THEM to mind their own business, and stop trying to tell you and me what to do. Their track record is absolutely abyssmal. They will be worse than the blind leading the blind, and we will be dragged down into the abyss if we continue to heed them.

The choice is ours.

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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