Everyone Should Know Just How Much the Government Lied to Defend the NSA


Paul's picture

It's not that people don't care; it's that they understand reality:

"People do not expect to find chastity in a whorehouse. Why, then, do they expect to find honesty and humanity in government, a congeries of institutions whose modus operandi consists of lying, cheating, stealing, and if need be, murdering those who resist?"
-- H.L. Mencken

Samarami's picture


    "It's not that people don't care; it's that they understand reality"

I believe you've hit the nail on the head, Paul. Daily Bell describes it this way.

More and more there appears to be no shortage of folks on the web who see the dilemma and are willing to outline the plight of those who suffer from tyranny. The daily entrées here at STR are filled with those examples; although I believe the attempt to rectify that was made here with the STR "blog" (I'll admit that I have perused it but not used it).

Mencken may have died with his hit song still in his heart. I made a comment on another forum a few minutes ago -- let's see if I can reproduce it here:

    Holiday of the Hoi Polloi

    Inbox 12:34 PM (4 minutes ago)

    to Bobbers, Splinter

    Passing this on for what it's worth. I personally am more inclined to treat all the white man's public holidays with the indifference they deserve. But friends and neighbors will all be in a "celebration mode" -- few with any inkling of the bizarre nature of such "holidays" (why they exist, who is behind their promotion, etc etc).

    All I can really do effectively is to urge you to abstain from beans. That's the place to start.

    I could also encourage you to cease making "voluntary" confessions to the white man, and to refrain from what the late Delmar England called the "...language of slavery..." (referring to thievery as "tax", confessions as "returns", submitting to the coercion with what is supposed to sound like a legal term: "filing", etc etc). My friend -- our friend -- Irwin Schiff tried that, and see where it got him.

    But that would be going beyond the pale. For now I'll merely let you read Jeff's take on his public holiday: