Silence is Compliance: Would you recognize tyranny? Part II

[Part I of this article may be found here.]

Take into consideration President Richard Nixon, forced out of office for his involvement in the wiretapping of the Democratic Party’s national headquarters — a single office.

Now, in 2014, this government admits to wiretapping every single American, and the following claim might sound like hyperbole if it were not true, but the entire world is now being spied on. The U.S. government has written into law the power to do literally anything it wants to you and you have no say about it whatsoever. They can kidnap you, throw you in a cage forever, and you will never see a lawyer, let alone see your family again. But I guess that pales in comparison to the fact that they can murder you without you ever getting a chance to face your accuser in a court of law or make your case for innocence. If your family wants to know what happened to you, they will be told that “it’s classified, National Security,” and all of this can be made upon the decision of one person who doesn’t even need to explain to anybody why he made such a decision.

Consider also that there are Predator drones flying over the skies of America . . . the politicians never, and I mean never, talk to somebody about these issues off-script. The only time they speak is when they know they’re safely within a completely controlled media environment. When they do decide to give a little time to a certain reporter or journalist, they only do so because they know that repeater (not reporter) won’t throw anything but softballs and fluff their way. The corporate-owned media won’t talk about any of these issues because they are just that: corporate-owned, and by the same corporations that control the U.S. government.

 I often ask people what it would take for them to recognize tyranny; most don’t want to answer because the obvious answer is uncomfortable.

See, what these corporations are doing around the world is using the U.S. military as an enforcement arm with the American people paying the bills. If you think this isn’t the case, take a look at a globe and all the countries that the U.S. has had conflicts with in the last decade. Then ask yourself whether it’s a mere coincidence that these “conflicts” spreading Democracy with bombs seem to be going from one country right into the next one. How about the fact that the “leaders” of the United States lie to their people so much that their lying is now taken for granted. And the situation might not be that bad if it were confined to politics, but they lie themselves into wars of aggression. If that isn’t power, then maybe realizing your corporate-owned government has over 900 military bases in over 130 countries worldwide might put matters into perspective for you.

Realize that all those overseas bases hardly constitute national defense. They really constitute offense. The U.S. surely is no longer a nation, but an empire. Then bring it home to where you are a citizen of the empire and ask yourself what you are free to do without asking permission . . . but only after you pay the government for said request. If you’re lucky, they will grant you a license, registration, permit, or some sort of paper that magically makes you “legal.” Plus, you get charged again for all your paperwork.

So if you’re somebody who thinks you’re free and you have “rights” and who thinks there is nothing wrong with being extorted just to exercise activities that were once considered inviolable natural rights, then try exercising those “rights” without having that paperwork on you and see how you are treated. The blind loyalty to your oppressors is what is most worrisome. In fact, according to statistics from a 2004 National Safety Council report, the National Center for Health Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, and 2003 mortality data from the Center for Disease Control, Americans are eight times more likely to die in an encounter with a cop than by a “terrorist.” Yet this country forfeits all of its rights for a false sense of security, which only leads to more oppression.

This is an extremely dangerous cycle that does not end well for anybody. This isn’t just complaining about the government because things aren’t running as smoothly as they could be. Oh, no. This is much bigger than that. I often ask people what it would take for them to recognize tyranny; most don’t want to answer because the obvious answer is uncomfortable. The truth is, when you are nothing more than a consumer, where you literally have no say in the national political arena, when your own government has declared war on you and your freedom — which they most certainly have — nothing short of a mass awakening to this understanding can alter the current course.

I think it’s time to realize that you’ve been sold out by the very people who swore to protect your rights. Tyranny has come to America, and the longer this goes unchanged the fewer options Americans will have in peacefully transitioning into a free society. The question is, do Americans even want freedom?

  • Anthony Antonello
  • Following six years in the military, and much time as a medic and firefighter, Anthony Antonello has witnessed the ups and downs in life. From spending time fighting for the United States military, to the everyday horror covered on the local news, Antonello was there, witnessing events most only see from the comfort of their homes on a TV screen.Not allowing those images to simply absorb in the noise of the mainstream media, there was only one thing left to do for the man from Northeastern Pennsylvania: become politically active. Antonello now travels the country, covering stories and events to show people firsthand what the mainstream media refuse to show —and asking questions the mainstream media refuse to ask using whatever means possible to get people thinking.

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