April 26, 2013

Something To Think About

On Sunday, 17 August 1975 on Meet The Press, Senator Frank Church made an interesting and, in view of today’s ill-concealed attempts to infringe on our liberty by the folks on the left side of our political equation, a matter of some concern, observation…

The chairman of the Senate panel probing U.S. intelligence agencies says the government has the technological capacity to impose “total tyranny” if a dictator ever came to power.

“There would be no place to hide,” Senator Frank Church. D Idaho, chairman of the committee, said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

Read On…

Given that this was over 37 years ago and that our surveillance technology has advanced exponentially since then…

Now, this politician was a Democrat, and as we know, the Democrats have generally been the usual suspects when it comes to this kind of paranoia, having as they do a twenty four seven number for the ACLU on speed dial, but in the meantime, it’s actually been those same Democrats, particularly since the far left took over their party, who have been chiseling away at our liberty at every opportunity under the transparently false guise of “respecting” the Constitution.

If any kind of dictator arises in America, he will certainly come from the left side of the aisle — just look, for example, what would happen if there were no Congress standing between Barack Obama and his egotistic pretense of monarchy.

Anyway, just thought I’d share that with you.

“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.” :-)

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8 Responses to “Something To Think About”

  1. The Gray Monk Says:

    Plato’s “The Republic” makes interesting reading, not least because he predicts that all ‘democracies’ degenerate into oligarchy and thence to tyranny. The last sixty years we’ve had the oligarchy stage …

  2. Chuck Says:

    Gray Monk,

    he predicts that all ‘democracies’ degenerate into oligarchy and thence to tyranny

    Thirty seven years ago, applying that to the U.S., I would have said this country was an exception to Plato’s observation, but today I couldn’t agree more.

    What gets me to some extent is that I served my country for the purpose of protecting liberty, and that was what I believed in and believed I was doing.

    Now, though, the same government I served under back then seems to be having second thoughts about what it stands for.

    The oligarchy stage seems to be pitched at a pretty sharp angle, because we are heading toward the tyranny stage, albeit under the guise of anything but, at an ever-increasing speed.

  3. The Gray Monk Says:

    I hate to think what my father and grandfathers (and even one or two of my great-grandfathers would think of the society we have as a result of what they thought they were fighting for and to defend!

  4. Chuck Says:

    Gray Monk,

    It makes me (and quite a few friends with whom I served) wonder as well.

    When one goes to war, one trusts that the politicians who have sent one there had the country’s best interests at heart, not the intention of eventually doing a turnabout and emulating the qualities of the enemy over which we went to war to begin with.

    First they send us to fight communism, then they start pushing the nation in that same direction.

    We really, really need to do something about these people, but for some reason no matter whom we vote in to replace them seems to continue doing what caused us to get rid of the bas%@rds in the first place.

    I fully understand why one of Seth’s favorite observations these days is that he’s glad, given the changes for the worse we’ve seen over the last couple of decades, that he’s well into his fifties now, rather than in his early twenties and having to face what’s yet to come.

    I second the motion!

  5. The Gray Monk Says:

    Chuck, the problem lies not so much with the politicians but with the “Apparatchiks” of the Civil Services. It matters not what the “policy makers” want to do or intend, what happens is what the Apparatchiks allow or direct under the guise of ‘making the policy happen.’ Then one must also look at the people pulling the strings of the politicians, very often not the people we would normally suspect.

    I once had an interesting conversation in Bucharest with the Major-General head of the National Fire Service. I asked how things had changed since the fall of the Communist Regime under Ceacescu. He led me to the infamous photograph of Ceacescu and his government on the balcony of the ‘Peoples Palace’ and pointed to the front row. “You see these people? They are gone.” I nodded. He then pointed to the people in the back row of the photograph. “You see them? They are now standing in the front row.”

    It summed up exactly the problem in the UK - only the faces of the Cabinet change - never the people actually running the charade.

  6. Chuck Says:

    Gray Monk,

    “You see these people? They are gone.” I nodded. He then pointed to the people in the back row of the photograph. “You see them? They are now standing in the front row.”

    Now that I’ve seen. After spending a career in the Navy in a capacity that more than a few times had me dealing with careerist officers, diplomats, spooks and other members of bureaucracies that seem to have their fingers in more pies than the average baker, I can say that on numerous occasions I was flabbergasted by the stupidity of some of the apparatchiks, essentially low level people whose implementations of “policy” had a direct effect on the lives (literally) of those of us on the receiving end of things, then was even more amazed when, years later, these same names came up with command level or department heads’ titles in front of them.

    My reaction? “Sheesh! Has the world gone totally insane!?

  7. Mrs Wolf Says:

    As in The Who’s song, We Won’t Get Fooled Again

    “Here comes the new boss/ same as the old boss…”

  8. Chuck Says: