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Advocating Your Own Enslavement

(originally launched into cyberspace on 05/10/2007)

Dear Subscriber,

Many liberals argue that, while there really are nasty tyrants
around the world, Republican politicians like war only because it
preserves their oil interests, allows them to set up puppet
governments, triggers a nationalistic, authoritarian-worshiping
response among the people, creates a common enemy which is a
distraction from their own misconduct, or gives them power in other
ways.

Meanwhile, many conservatives believe that Democratic politicians
want a welfare state and all manner of government "programs," not
to help people who deserve it, but to essentially buy votes, and
keep people helpless and dependent, thus increasing the power of
politicians.

Well, they're BOTH right. What is amazing is how the pack-mentality
of the political-party adherents causes selective blindness. Why is
it they can so easily see the bad intentions of the would-be
tyrants in the OTHER "party," but can't recognize the EXACT SAME
METHODS when employed by the "party" THEY are loyal to?

For example, Rush Limbaugh does an excellent job of illustrating
how the leftist politicians support gun control, public education,
Social Security, all manner of welfare programs, confiscatory
taxes, etc., not because they give a damn about the common good,
but because those things GIVE THE POLITICIANS POWER. Meanwhile, for
some odd reason, Mr Limbaugh (and many others) can't recognize that
the supposedly "conservative" politicians support causes like a
huge military, perpetual war, the bogus "war on drugs," and other
pro-authoritarian agendas, for the same reason: to increase their
OWN POWER.

When someone associates himself with some group, team, or party, he
WANTS to think well of it (and think ill of its opponents). But the
lengths to which people CHOOSE blindness is amazing. People remain
so focused on some opponent--be it a foreign country or just a
different political party--that they fail to see that there is only
ONE thing their so-called "leaders" ever care about: their own
power.

If you believe Republican politicians care about individual
freedom, you're off your rocker. If you believe Democrat
politicians care about individual freedom, you're off your rocker.
If you believe that the people who run for public office--who try
to get into POSITIONS OF POWER--don't WANT to control you (i.e.,
want to leave you in freedom), you're delusional. Be they
Republicans, Democrats, or anything else, they seek those positions
because they WANT TO DOMINATE OTHERS. Why do you think both parties
so rarely REPEAL stupid authoritarian controls (even those they
pretend to oppose), and instead find some NEW form of government
control to advocate?

There are extremely rare exceptions, and I hope Ron Paul is one of
them. Even Ronald Reagan, who often proclaimed government to be the
problem, not the solution, ended up advocating fascist
authoritarian control via the "war on drugs," among other things.
That's what an authoritarian system does: it encourages ever-
expanding authoritarian power, and squelches any attempt to reduce
such power. The failed "Republican revolution" of 1994 demonstrated
that quite well, showing that even people who proudly proclaim an
intent to REDUCE the power and size of "government" will end up
supporting MORE and BIGGER "government." It's the nature of the
beast. Controlling people is what "government" does; it's what it
IS. Why would anyone expect a system of CONTROL to strive to do
away with itself? You might as well "vote" for a Mafia boss who
promises to do away with the Mafia.

Why would anyone believe that voting between two people, each of
whom is SEEKING A POSITION OF ENORMOUS POWER, would ever result in
more individual freedom? And why do you think everyone is
indoctrinated--by the mainstream media, the "education" system, and
the government--to believe that "democracy" is what leads to
freedom and justice?

If you don't understand how modern tyrants scheme and manipulate,
you will end up inadvertently helping their attempts to achieve
power. (If you vote, you already have.) Your intentions won't
matter. Your goals won't matter. Your principles won't matter.
Their power will increase, and your freedom will decrease. You will
complain, protest, and vote again. And you will get more of the
same.

"The truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country,
isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And
where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you
saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing
your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this
happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more
responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but
again---truth be told--if you're looking for the guilty, you need
only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were
afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad
of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of
your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you
turned to [a politician]. He promised you order, he promised you
peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient
consent."

That quote is from the movie, "V for Vendetta." If you haven't seen
it yet, see it. And, while I'm giving authoritarian-style commands,
I might as well command you to read my book, "How To Be a
Successful Tyrant" ( http://www.tyrantbook.com ), before you vote
again, or support any "party," or any "government" program, be it
welfare, military, or otherwise. Stop accidentally advocating your
own enslavement. Know your enemy, and stop HELPING him.
Furthermore, think for yourself! I command it!

Sincerely,

Larken Rose
http://www.larkenrose.com