26
Feb
08

Shock Doctrine

Ever since first seeing this, I cannot help but to wonder how much we have been shocked into submission for someone elses gain. Sure, we may bitch and complain that a law is unjust or that a politician is extra slimy, but we never do anything about it. When was the last time you contacted your government – on any level? After all, you elected them to represent you, and if you are not talking to them, how can they represent you? Maybe I am taking it a little too far. The politicians surely have ways of representing the people without talking to them daily. However, I am still pretty sure that we are a nation of sheeple.

TV feedingYes, we sit in front of out TVs and listen to (and believe) everything they say. We are more concerned with who won American Idol, 13th season, more than we are, say, the Global Poverty Act that is being pushed through Congress right now. A law that will require you, an American tax payer, to pay more taxes that go to other countries that are deemed poverty stricken. And don’t get me wrong, watching TV and getting news from there is not bad in itself. But when you hear something of the contrary, and you don’t believe it because CNN, ABC, MSNBC (etc.) didn’t say it, you don’t believe it. That ideology is a very dangerous one. One that Goebbels would be proud of.

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Quotes:

"We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth... For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it." - Patrick Henry

"Politicians and diapers both need to be changed, and for the same reason." - Anonymous

"Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it." - William Penn

"Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country" - Hermann Goering

"I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do this I keep on doing." - Romans 7:18-19

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

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