Freedom…Does anyone truly understand what the word really means any longer? I remember a day when people could speak their minds without being labeled and hated by their neighbors. They simply agreed to disagree and left it alone. We now live in an age that seems to give rise to a sentiment that change of heart can be brought about by bullying in courts or in the educational field. If there is one thing people need to realize is that all the legislation one puts on paper will not change the hearts of the oppressed.
When a group is oppressed by another group to the point to where speaking can lead to being severely penalized–whether speaking about beliefs or political philosophy, that is tyranny. There is no freedom in granting rights for one group without extending the same rights to another group and this is especially true when it comes to freedom of speech and expression.
To prosecute one individual for a hate crime without prosecuting others equally under the statute is no better than the discrimination suffered by minorities in the 50’s and 60’s. IT is still discrimination because such laws are only applied subjectively and enforced as such.
It is a sad day in our country when someone murders a Native American and no hate crime is prosecuted. It is almost always downplayed in the legal system. It is also a sad day in this country when a woman can be killed simply for being a woman, or a girl killed simply for being “too American” and yet no one sees these as the hate crimes they truly are. If we are going to prosecute “hate crimes” in this country it needs to be made clear that if the motive for the murder has anything to do with race, gender, ethnicity, political affiliation, etc… then it should be equally prosecuted and punished under those same hate crime laws, otherwise the laws are worthless and will result (eventually) in chaos. There have been murders of women of different ethnic backgrounds based on pure misogyny and yet EVEN when the perpetrator admits that was the motive, it is STILL downplayed in court.
Our country should not be basing legal decisions based on the cultures of other countries. That is not done when a citizen of this country is incarcerated or killed in other countries. We are expected to know the laws and such and even in this country, ignorance of laws is not an excuse for breaking them so how is cultural background now being considered in such matters? It is ludicrous.
WE the people have one rule of law and that is based upon the Constitution of the United States and courts should ONLY be operating under those laws–not those of another nation or entity. We also have only ONE financial system and that is the ONLY one that should be allowed. To allow these practices to gain a foothold will result in this country being devoured from within. Remember the Texas Revolution? Remember the American Revolution? If not, I suggest that anyone unaware of what led to those should actually research what led to them.
Even with all of this there is new group of haters emerging in America and that hate based on the following things: Geographic location, which is regional bias and political haters on both left and right who are trying to force their agendas in such a way that if either side gains too much power, we could be living under a new type of apartheid system–if not a totalitarian regime in a few short decades. But no one seems to give a damn. People are willing to conform to anyone that says what they want to hear. They will believe any false promise made, as long as they can believe it is not THEIR rights that will on the chopping block. They will feel secure as long as they are being spoon fed the load of crap that is keeping them from actually seeing that they are being used as well.
One can rest assured of one thing. Once they get what they want, they (those controlling the agenda) will go after supporters they didn’t desire to be in their little “clique” to begin with. This includes the artists, the dreamers, and those who towed the line until that line penalized them. It all goes back to this: Those who gain too much power are the enemies to America. There has to be a check and balance in this country to prevent that from happening–and that is slowly being eroded right before our eyes.
They are being eroded by those who, when they run out of opponents to “eat for lunch”, it is their own colleagues they will harass, and when they either stop resisting or are silenced, they will then start on their own young. Such is the nature of this beast that is rising among Americans. We must learn to work together. That beast is feeding off of, and encouraging the division. It is time for citizens to sit down together and straighten this mess out. The “divide and conquer” strategy is an old one and those who seek to divide us are doing so to keep us from working together.
WE cannot have “all or nothing”. That is not reality and people on both sides of the political fence need to sit down together and work on a new 3rd party manifesto in their own communities to address this issue and then fix this mess. It may be what saves this nation because those in power now sure as hell won’t get the job done–that is, not without destroying those of us who know what it means to be free and accept others as they are while allowing those who hate other Americans for various reasons to continue to unleash not only their verbal vitriol, but their violence toward each other as well in order to push their agendas upon each other…This is not the way to bring about change. It is a way to destroy our nation.
The only danger to free thinking Americans is the status-quo. This must change and our elected officials are failing the people–both parties. They toss a crumb while they sit at the table of America like gluttons and devour the working people‘s earnings in their feasts and then try to justify this by saying it is to pay “the deficit” yet they exempt themselves from the very laws they pass upon us. Is this the type of entity we want our children and grandchildren to be subject to? I don’t think so.
My ancestors learned long ago to never put any trust in the government. They break every treaty and they find a way to get around what they subject the rest of us to. The sad thing is, the American forefathers and my ancestors would be very saddened to see what this nation has become today. Maybe we should take a lesson from Iceland. Here is how they fixed their economy:
I think they should apply this here–to homeowners and to those who got duped in the student loan schemes, which has almost resulted in a new form of “servitude”.