Thursday, August 06, 2009

Constitution Burning

"There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to"
-White House Director of New Media Macon Phillips

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Bill of Rights. Amendment I.

"Big Brother is watching you."
-George Orwell

I have written NUMEROUS articles about the dangers from Neo-Nazis, Anti-Government, and other extreme right wing groups (and left wing) taking action against innocent people within our nation.

These individuals believe many and various conspiracy theories about the government. Some believe that the government is controlled by Jews. Others believe that the government is in cahoots with a global plan for a one world government bent on taking the freedoms of all people away. Some even believe in far out conspiracies like the government is working with extra-terrestrials to control the world.

Yeah, pretty far out there.

BUT when our own government makes such unconstitutional, reckless, and foolish plans / remarks it only reinforces the paranoia of the extreme right and the extreme left.

It only pours fuel on the fire of paranoia among these groups.

Along with many other issues the government has pushed for lately, whether it is trying to control private businesses, bailing out (and thus holding a share of sorts) in our banks, and so on...the fuel on the fire of paranoia is growing.

Not that these issues are not something to be concerned about, however. Big government leads to dangerous government.

We need to get control of our ever growing bureaucracy, far left propaganda machine ("its a vast right wing conspiracy" "protests against government policy are manufactured"- crowd), and pseudo-fascist movement in Washington. They don't say "you're wrong" rather the government is saying that to disagree with them means that you must be some part of a conspiracy. And everything we (the government) are doing is "for your own good." (That's a tactic of any cult / fascist group / or other government controlled societies.)

Every conspiracy has some basis in truth.

But what does that have to do with my blogs about gangs, violence, and deviant people? The problem I address and how it applies to "violence management" is related to the dangerous people out there that will take all of these things, and use it as justification for violence.

Like Timothy McVeigh who called the victims of his Oklahoma bombing "collateral damage" many other nutbags out there will continue to escalate from the fuel being poured on the fire. They will use it as an excuse to kill.

And consequently, innocent people will get hurt.

Oh, and just because it feeds into the paranoid society, doesn't mean its something to be ignored. What the government is doing is wrong, constitutionally. And it does need to be stopped.

But not with bombs. But with peaceable concerned Americans who have not forgotten our Constitution.

Or the words of George Orwell...