Monday, January 4, 2010

My “fellow Americans” disappoint me again. . . .

I simply don’t understand why so many Americans don’t believe in free speech. From what I read this afternoon, it appears that speech/text suppression seems to be the latest fad to hit the web. AZ Central posted another poll today and the results were pathetic.

I support Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his crime suppression sweeps. I even actively protest against illegal immigration in the streets. A much as I oppose crime and illegal immigration, I believe in the unrestricted right of people to communicate freely with one another. Isn’t that part of free speech? Almost 60% of those polled would more than likely enjoy living in North Korea, a isolationist police state with less freedom than we think we have in this country. (For the time being.)

Advocate strikes back on Arpaio crime sweeps

Every time word spreads that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is conducting one of his controversial crime sweeps, Lydia Guzman drives to the scene to see for herself.

The rumors often turn out to be false. But when they are true, Guzman, an advocate for immigrant and civil rights, springs into action, sending a wave of text messages to a wide network of contacts, who in turn forward the texts to their own contacts.

The question:

Do you think text messages that warn of upcoming crime sweeps should be considered illegal?

The results as of 8:43 PM
Yes. 59.17%
No. 33.11%
Not sure. 7.72%
Total Votes: 1827

Keep in mind that the crime suppression sweeps are anything but secret. There are highly visible public operations that utilize a mobile command post housed is a well marked truck and semi-trailer. Divulging their location is not exactly the same as selling state secrets to the Chinese.

It won’t be long before people will want to make wiping your ass with more than four of those little squares of toilet paper illegal too. In reality, we are not nearly as free as we think we are. I think many Americans are delusional and don’t understand what real freedom is because they never had it. However, that doesn’t excuse them from overtly desiring to squash free speech. Wake up people!

I am convinced that most people don’t understand the world in which they live. This is largely in part due to the mass media. Day in and day out, people are barraged with information on what is cool, how to dress, what to eat, how to think, where to go, what to buy, who to vote for and what is right and wrong. Most people’s brains receive more information than they can possibly process. It simply becomes easier to go with the flow and blindly follow what everyone else seems to be doing.

Independent free thinkers are becoming an endangered species in this society. In fact, those that think for themselves are often marginalized and criticized for not going with the flow. They are actually perceived as a threat to those who are running the show.

“When a herd of cattle stampede over a cliff to their deaths, the individual cows may be perfectly normal, but still something has gone badly wrong for the herd. And that's sort of the way it is with our society today. Collectively we're doing a lot of things which not only don't make sense but which ultimately will destroy us. And millions of people who are intelligent enough to see this will not see it because they don't want to be out of step with the herd. They are terrified of being out of step with the herd.” --Dr. William L. Pierce

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