"It [the State] has taken on a vast mass of new duties and responsibilities; it has spread out its powers until they penetrate to every act of the citizen, however secret; it has begun to throw around its operations the high dignity and impeccability of a State religion; its agents become a separate and superior caste, with authority to bind and loose, and their thumbs in every pot. But it still remains, as it was in the beginning, the common enemy of all well-disposed, industrious and decent men." ~ H.L. Mencken
Dumb and Dumber
Labels can indeed be interesting and funny things. Since I have become politically vocal over the last few years, I have been called many things. Conservatives consider me to be a Liberal, and Liberals a Conservative. Republicrats, not being able to conceive of anything outside their sheepish little world of Republican/Democrat mantras, cannot imagine that there may be other more rational and intelligent points of view.
Recently I had a friend who I had not spoken to in a while send me an e-mail after reading my article Enemy of the State. She was outraged, and wanted to know when I became a Communist? Of course I could not imagine what she was talking about, I thought maybe she meant 'columnist' at first. She then said she was referring to the bottom of my article where I said that I was a Communist living in Phoenix, Arizona. After I stopped laughing, I realized that she was just another confused sheep. Since she did not understand the term 'Anarcho-Capitalist,' she did what any brain-dead sheep would do, she made up a definition.
My ex-mother-in-law recently asked my son if 'I was still going to those Neo-Nazi rallies?' To the brain-dead, anything that is outside their flag-waving little world must be anti-American, even an event known as 'The freedom Summit .'
As with most sheep, they did not take the time to find out what the true meaning was. They just figured that since they had never heard of these things before, it must be something out of the ordinary and un-American. Asking a sheep to study the true meaning of terms is too much to ask; after all, the sheep have still not figured out the meaning behind phrases such as Patriot Act and Homeland Security. To expect that it would be any different for terms like Anarchy and Freedom Summit would be expecting too much from the subliminally mind fucked!
I have been called many things over the years. As well as a Communist, I have also been called neo-nazi, socialist, liberal, un-American and a terrorist. The term terrorist is actually becoming a compliment. I would imagine that the Founding Fathers were considered terrorists as well, so I am in good company.
To be considered a good American today, one must pledge their undying allegiance to the State. We must never question authority, because the State knows better than we do. You are either with us, or against us. Just wave the flag and shut the fuck up! Dissent is no longer an option, for you will be labeled as a traitor, terrorist, and un-American.
The sheep are herd oriented, and cannot think outside the box. Not being capable of perceptual or intellectual thought, they are only capable of thinking in terms of tribal relations. If you are not a Republican, then you must be a Democrat. The idea that there may be a different line of thought is foreign and confusing to them.
It has become a bad thing to think without being told how to think. I was chatting with someone in a chat room recently and she used the word intellectual as an insult, as she accused me of being one. I remember thinking how strange that was. The fact that someone would attempt to insult someone, by saying that they were capable of perceptive and creative thought really left me speechless.
The dumbing down of America has been going on for a while now, and it is apparent in the brain-dead sheep that roam the Earth. The State has achieved its goal of mind control, in taking over the educational system. When the State can program our kids to be good little citizens for the government, we really have lost the battle.
In fairness, I must admit that I also use labels when describing people. Some of my favorites are 'sheep' and 'brain dead.' Lately I have been thinking that the Republicans, Democrats and the electorate should change their names to Dumb and Dumber. Of course the method to determine which one would be Dumber is still undetermined.