| We Deserve Nazi Germany-Level Tyranny in America
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it."
I'm going to go ahead and say it: We deserve Nazi Germany-level
tyranny in America. We really do.
Because we don't care.
What's going on in America right now is what happened in Nazi Germany:
The Weimar Republic was a massive failure, Adolf Hitler got elected as
Supreme Chancelor of Germany and turned things around, and people were
happy enough that they let the government gradually get away with
abusing their power and crushing personal liberties.
The people of Nazi Germany didn't care. They didn't care that their
neighbors' shops were being closed and innocent families were being
sent off to ghettos and prison camps. They didn't care that Hitler
invaded Poland. Because who gives a fuck about Poland? As long as the
mainland was not getting destroyed, and as long as the people of
Germany enjoyed their lives, Hitler could do whatever he wanted. It
only lead to a genocide, global conflict, and dividing up the country
for nearly half a century.
Tell me that the same thing is not going on in America right now. The
Patriot Act. The National Defense Authorization Act. The IRS targeting Tea Party members. Attempts to censor the Internet. National Security Agency.
PRISM and the data center Utah.
And we just sit by and let it happen.
Sure, we pretend to care. We'll change our Facebook profile pics and
our Twitter avatars. We'll hashtag some catchy political phrases. Until
that fat cunt Kim Kardashian has her baby, then we'll talk about that
for two weeks. Then we'll debate about whether or not Walking Dead
is better than Game of Thrones. Then football season will come
around. Before we know it, the new iPhone will hit the shelves, and
we'll be distracted enough for the government to pass more laws that
grant them more power, and the United States Constitution will continue
to go by the wayside.
It's time to wake up people. We need to demand change. We need to stop
blaming each other and finding excuses. This is not about being liberal
or being conservative. This is not about Democrats vs Republicans. We
need to stop pointing fingers at George W Bush and Barack Obama and
admit that those two, along with the majority of Congress, has fucked
up over the past twelve years. I'm not writing this as a college
student whom was brainwashed by socialist college professors, nor am I
writing this as someone that watches too much Fox News. I am writing
this as a rational American.
Stop making excuses. Start finding solutions.
Write your congressperson. Write both of your United States senators.
Inform them that if they do not stand up for your Constitutional
rights, that they can forget your vote in the next election. Research
their voting record, and if they have voted in favor of the Patriot Act
and/or the NDAA, then inform them that you will be voting for someone
else next election. Also, vote in non-Presidential elections.
Part of the reason why the federal government continues to get more
powerful is because we primarily focus on the federal government. Start
holding your senators and representatives accountable. Vote for
senators, reps, and governors that would make a decent president some
day. Make a fucking difference.
If your cellular and/or Internet provider is laying down and letting
the United States government take your personal information, document
your phone calls, and read your text messages, then cancel your
service. Read your contract and user agreements and see if your service
provider is violating their contract. Even if they're not violating
your agreement, suck it up and pay the cancellation fee. We need to let
cellular providers know that sharing out personal information with the
government is unacceptable.
I see people posting news stories and snarky memes about the NSA on
Facebook and Twitter, which is fine. But guess what? That's not
enough. Things will only get worse unless we're willing to make
sacrifices. Sure, everything is fine now. We have fast food, fast
internet, fast cars, delivery pizza, touchscreen devices that can
connect to the Internet anywhere, affordable flat screen televisions,
new video game consoles, free pornography, guns, convenient
entertainment options, arguably cheap gasoline, and in some places,
legalized marijuana. All of those things are fantastic now, but what
are you going to do when the United States government has the power to
take it all away?
Edward Snowden is perhaps the greatest American hero since Andrew
Jackson. He has given up a life of making over $200,000 per year and
living in Hawaii in attempt to save the privacy rights of American
citizens. Once again, six figures and living in fucking
Hawaii! He sacrificed that for us. Is it really that much to ask to give up
cellular service for a few days to switch carriers out of protest? Is
it too much to ask to skip playing video games for a half hour to look
up and contact your congresspeople? Is it too much to ask to skip a
concert or sporting event to attend a rally or protest instead?
Approximately 230-237 years ago, men marched barefoot during the winter
throughout Colonial America to fight the most powerful empire in the
world so that we could have the rights that we have today. Last week,
Edward Snowden gave up a rich, wonderful lifestyle in effort to keep
those rights alive. Even across the Pacific ocean in Hong Kong,
Snowden is scared for his own life and family, and knows that he will
likely never be able to comeback to the United States ever again. It would
be an awful shame to let these efforts go to waste. It's time for us to
make sacrifices of our own. Would you rather give up cellular service
for a while and contact your congresspeople, or wake up in Tyrannical
America in 20 years?
Published on June 11th, 2013
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