Firearm related news has seemingly dominated the cycles as of late. With each shooting and subsequent follow-up/copycat shooting the coverage focus intensifies. What should be banned, what new pointless laws should be instituted, gun show loopholes, private sales, force registration of all guns etc… The cable news channels must love it, this level of discourse, debate and divisiveness allows them to easily fill their time allotments.
Bills like the AW Ban and the PATRIOT Act were kneejerk reactions to crises and provisions like ones in the NDAA (2012) slip into bills that get passed when no one is paying attention to it.
Since gun related news is being so heavily “pushed” it can operate as a distraction while something unrelated can be slipped past us. Because the 2nd Amendment is so galvanizing of an issue for people it is a topic that can draw and hold almost anyone and everyones attention. These monsters come at us from multiple angles on multiple issues, which is why freedom has been continuously degraded. It is a fight between tyranny and freedom and freedom is trying to defend multiple fronts.
So what things might be gaining traction and feasibility while we are thoroughly distracted?
The Value Added Tax is quite the misnomer. Simply put, it is a tax not just on the sellable product but on its entire production cycle. A consumer will see it as a consumption tax (similar to sales tax) but at each stage of the process where work has been done to it (where value has been added), that input is taxed. But companies don’t pay taxes, they have funds extorted away by the guv-thugs and then that loss is passed onto would-be consumers.
Let’s say a pair of sneakers cost $50, the manufacturing/shipping/advertising costs come to $40 so that leaves a profit of $10. If a VAT was added and it is say $5, that only leaves $5 in profits. The sneaker company is not going to continue selling the shoes at $50, they will likely bump it up to $55 (or even more because they need to hire additional non-productive paper pushers to meet the guv-thugs tax reporting/payment requirements).
Taxes cannot add value.
2. CAP and Trade
Cap and Trade has been a wet dream of the guv-thugs for quite a while. They feddies starve for revenue and they see this as a possible avenue. Our whole nation and society is addicted to energy. We perpetually need btu’s to keep our homes warm, our computers running, our presses stamping and our cars getting us where we need to go.
It is described as a way to control emissions and protect the environment but that is only the front of the operation. The goal is revenue extraction. When the gas tax was implemented it was done to pay for the roads used by cars. The raising of the rates have been done with the claim it is a way to deter the use of “gas-guzzling” vehicles. To people that think taxes aren’t immoral; taxing a wasteful action seems reasonable. But now cars and trucks are more fuel efficient (even with the ridiculous additional weight added by govt mandated safety equipment) and the guv-thugs aren’t generating enough revenue for their coffers. Solution: Put tracking devices in everyone’s cars and tax us by the miles driven, not the gas purchased. The Prius driver will be paying the same as the Tundra driver.
Cap and Trade isn’t about stopping emissions, it is about forcing people to use/purchase credits (another fiat currency) to be allowed to continue doing what you want/need to do. Knowing you need to heat your home and drive your car to work(for some people at least) they figure they got you by the balls and can siphon more funds away from you.
Simply put, the goal is not to protect the environment, it is wealth transfer.
3. Further Police Militarization
The idea of the military occupying/pacifying within the US borders is no longer a fantasy. Videos like this one from Katrina prove that.
The various policing entities acting within the US have been buying up ammo like crazy. We know they have purchased 5 bullets for each man, woman and child currently in the US. They might be buying this for training but then why is are they buying hollow points? note: HP are not allowed for military combat internationally but I bet they are fine with using on those who don’t submit to martial law.
The economy has been hooked up to life-support, given doses of adrenaline and shocks from a defibrilator almost perpetually since the beginnning of The Great Recession. What do you think happens when interest rates inevitably go up, debt can’t be rolled over, inflation accelerates, the real unemployment situation/numbers are realized and the river of handouts normally distributed to the Free Sh!t Army cease to flow? There will be violence and our owners in their towers of ivory will need an army of stormtroopers to pacify the citizenry.
Cops showed up moments after a man’s wife passes due to cancer to demand the remainder of her pain medication. And when I say moments I mean just that, 10-15 mins after she died he was treated like a potential drug pusher. Read about this appauling act HERE. The goal of our owners is to be in a constant state of law-breaking and guilt; create enough laws and we will all be law breakers. This makes the police your enemy whose goal is to “get you” on something so that the public coffers don’t dry up. Cops are no longer peace officers, they are the muscle of the political thugocracy.
4. Schools degrading into prisons
Many of the propositions coming from the clowns at the NRA and guys like Sheriff Joe revolve around having armed guards at schools. Whether they are union thugs/slugs/cops or paid security guards employed by the school district makes no difference. It has been brought up that cops should be permanently stationed at schools, the fact that Biden and Boxer support this means I am very skeptical.
People of their ilk only want “authorized” people carrying firearms. If the politicians feel they are in harms way they can order a detail of armed protectors but the hoi polloi don’t have that option. The solution to this is to stop restricting people from defending themselves and get rid of all so-called “gun free zones.”
In Texas, students are being forced to wear RFID tracking badges. Read about it HERE. This is to make sure they are “safe” and to deter truancy. Why do the schools care so much whether the students show up? Answer: State and Federal Funding. The purpose of the Education system is to program people into unquestioning, obedient useful idiots and employ a large group otherwise worthless people.
Coupling this with the fact that schools are easy targets for crazy people looking for unarmed victims; they “teach” revisionist history, are funded by criminally extorted tax money, employ many union slugs/thugs and actively destroy people’s individuality, autonomy and creativity; parents should not be subjecting their children to this atrocity. The more and more I look at it, I am starting to consider the sending of children to a public school an act of child abuse.
5. The 22nd Amendment
It has already been proposed that this amendment be removed. For those of you who don’t know it’s the amendment that limits the time a president can “serve” to 10 years. New York Jose Serrano is proposing (and has done many times before) to overturn this amendment. Read the story HERE.
Nothing would be greater than “King Obama”, right…?
Amnesty has always been a goal of this (and most) administrations. Politicians see granting amnesty to illegal aliens as a means to secure their vote in future elections and keep from becoming an unemployment statistic. If our nation was truly free there wouldn’t be such a thing as illegal aliens; human beings would be free to travel and relocate as they wish. But we are far from being a free country, people seek refuge within the borders of the USSA in the hopes of being able to live off their fellow man. Here is The NY Slimes article (HERE) discussing how Obama will look to accomplish immigration reform this year.
Many people coming to the USSA come in and want to work hard but after they see the worthless tax-feeders that are already here, how long until they turn into this?
Might be time to invest in Hoveround…
With the perpetual coverage of “gun-violence” and the debates raging over the 2nd amendment, the crippling tax increases and layoffs due to the implementation of Obama-Care will likely stay off the front page most days. I have already heard from many of the people I work with who supported/voted for Obama, Obama-Care and “taxing the rich.” Last Friday was the first payday of 2013 and that raise they got at the end of 2012 was completely erased and re-allocated to Uncle Scam. If you have a single penny in your pocket, the guv-thugs will view you as “rich.”
Just think, first medical coverage goes up, then taxes go up, medicine is socialized, SNAP cards run out and then firearms/ammunition is taken away leaving people not only more susceptible to violent aggression from criminals, both private and governmental, but fewer doctors to treat them after they have been harmed. Bad times lie ahead.
Keep this in mind; the goal of government/state is to create an environment in which you look to them for permission for everything, you actually own nothing, you are incapable of defending yourself from attackers (especially them) and you live hand to mouth. They are attacking us on multiple fronts and constantly finding weaknesses. Stay on top of things, don’t remain perpetually focused on what the blow-dryers on the MSM are trumpeting and don’t become prideful and cocky, that’s when the viper that is government will look to strike.
I am not a big fan of the prequel Star Wars movies, but one scene stands out as extremely powerful and prescient.
“So this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause.”