There Is Nothing To Celebrate

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Posted on 28th June 2013 by harry p. in Politics |Social Issues

Next Thursday is the 4th of July.  This day used to commemorate America’s Independence, now it is a mournful reminder that exemplifies the United States’ tyranny.

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Turn Your Back This Fourth of July

by Peters

June 27, 2013

In a few days, we will all have an opportunity to peacefully inflict a major psychological blow on the rapidly coalescing police state by the simple but powerful act of refusing to play along with the absurd pantomime on the 4th of July that we live in an even nominally free country – one with the rule of law, an operative Constitution and respect for individual rights. One that isn’t a thugocracy.

We can turn our backs on the flag. Decline to participate when urged to cheer and sing.

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No fireworks. No barbeques.

We can sit down – and bow our heads.

We can mention the unmentionable: That there is no longer any meaningful limit to the power of the government over our lives. No line beyond which it may not tread. That it lies, spies and tyrannizes.

We can admit to ourselves the shoddy – and frightening – reality bubbling up all around us.

By so doing, we can shatter the illusion that this government operates with anything remotely approximating our consent. This is absolutely essential. The 4th of July pantomime requires that we deny the obvious – that we instead pretend we’re free people living in a free country; one in which the government is accountable to the people, one in which the government is limited by law. One in which people can’t simply be dragooned into prisons without due process, held incommunicado, tortured. A country with a president who doesn’t have kill lists – or use the instruments of state power to punish and intimidate his political opponents. One in which citizens must be suspected of a crime before their personal correspondence is filched through and recorded for later use against them. One in which a traveler is free from arbitrary and random searches of his person and effects.

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One in which the attorney general of the United States isn’t able to get away with providing guns to gangs or brazenly lie about his use of the power of his office to go after political “enemies” rather than pursue justice.

All these things are everyday realities. And the reality is that the America we once celebrated on the Fourth of July is gone, replaced by something dark and ominous.

It is painfully obvious – so why pretend otherwise?

More to the point, why should we celebrate this ugly transformation?

Mourning is what’s called for.

If we decline to play along – and we still have this option, for the moment – we can shatter the idea that all of the foregoing loathsomeness is done with our approval. We can redefine the relationship between ourselves and the government in an honest way. No more pretending we’re free. No more pretending we’re protected by the rule of law – and not ruled over by a thug caste – a mafia – that does literally whatever it wants, to anyone, at any time – without any real consequences whatsoever. None of this requires elaboration. Everyone knows it to be true. The Constitution is no longer even payed lip service to. It is a sick joke.

We are in the position of a battered spouse who is expected to rouge her bruises and tell her friends that – whoops! – she fell down the stairs. But hubby is a swell guy.

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I say, to hell with that.

I say, let’s not give them the cover they still apparently crave. I say, let’s out them – by openly displaying our bruises and no longer denying how we got them. Let the world see the true nature of the relationship between us and those who rule us.

China had its Tiananmen Moment – when one brave man stood up to a column of tanks and changed history by the simple act of refusing to play along. By peacefully forcing the thugocracy’s hand. It faced a hard choice: Either it could either run that man down in full view of live TV, crush him under the treads of a T-72 and thereby give real-life and incontrovertible evidence of the true nature of the relationship of the Chinese government vis-a-vis the average Chinese. Or it could back down – and thereby be compelled to alter the relationship in a way at least somewhat more favorable to the average Chinese.

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We have a similar opportunity coming up. A chance to confront the police state by refusing to pretend it’s not a police state. By coming to grips with what it is.

And what it is is nothing to celebrate.

I urge you to join me this July 4th in turning your back on the flag – on all grotesque homilies to a country that no longer exists, because of the government which does exist – and which desperately wants us to keep on playing patty cake and pretending that it doesn’t.

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39 Comments
  1. Take Notice says:

    I suggested flying the American flag upside down on July 4 as a protest to the current Constitutional crisis we are suffering in post a few days ago. Glad others are considering it as well.

    28th June 2013 at 11:01 am

  2. T4C says:

    I moved in with my mom last year to take care of her (Alzheimer’s :( ) and this is pretty much what her flag looks like. I refuse to take it down or get a new one since this is representative of the current affairs of the US.

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    On July 4th, it will look like this.

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    28th June 2013 at 11:14 am

  3. T4C says:

    What the fuck! Try again. This wasn’t what I was trying to post but it will suffice.

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    28th June 2013 at 11:16 am

  4. Calamity says:

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    28th June 2013 at 11:25 am

  5. TheCynic says:

    Read the same shit after Bush42 was elected. People bitching, whining, throwing pity parties.

    Yeah the situation stinks and there isn’t much we can do about it, but compared to what a Chinese or Mexican peasant has to deal with it’s nothing. Compared to those who went through WWII in Europe. this is a cake walk.

    So stop the bitching and enjoy your time in the sun with a barbecue and beer while you can. Make the best of it.

    28th June 2013 at 11:58 am

  6. bb says:

    T4C……I have a ?……since you seem so hostile to GOD and the 10 Commandments as well as Christian faith in general.What has caused you to feel it necessary to take care of mom.Why don’t you just dumpHer in trash can and get rid of your problem.Why should you even care about your mom?Isn’t she just worthless dust?……Pls tell me what is motivating you.Is it greed,guilt,shame or do really love your mommy?And if so why?
    Be careful God is listening.

    28th June 2013 at 12:03 pm

  7. fearless says:

    So until we turn even further downward to be equal with China or Mexico, all is well? Cynic, you’re a creep.

    28th June 2013 at 12:11 pm

  8. bb says:

    T4c…..one more thing,stop bitching,whining,throwing pity party…see about comments.

    28th June 2013 at 12:14 pm

  9. AWD says:

    FBI Recruiting Whites for Most Wanted List

    With the encouragement of People’s Deputy Comrade Jim McDermott of Washington Oblast, the Federal Bureau of Investigation of Citizens has announced it is recruiting white male Christians and tea Part activists for addition to its ‘Most Wanted List’ to balance out the ‘dark race’ which dominates the present list.

    Comrade McDermott characterized the present photo line-up of political activists wanted for questioning as “offensive to Muslims and ethnic minorities.” Since all of the people in the list are dark-skinned and Muslim (except for the token whites Adam Gadahn and Chechen-Caucasian Doku Umarov), the People’s Deputy has demanded that the FBI find more white criminals to declare and advertise as Enemies of the State.

    In addition to the traitor Edward Snowden, who released state secrets to enemy Republicans, the FBI is seeking other Whites who can be added to the list. Party officials have already recommended adding Paula Deen to the list, though State security officials have assured the public that Deen is in custody and has already denounced herself as part of her re-education.

    The FBI has stated that it is willing to work with white or light-skinned Tea Party activists, Christians from non-Progressive churches, Libertarians, and other counter-revolutionaries to develop a violence-based message and conspire to engage in terrorism, so that they may qualify for the List and help balance out the darker races that Comrade McDermott feels are unfairly singled out. Several Party leaders have asked the UK to release a number of IRA terrorists from the 1980s, all of whom are white, so that they could also be added to the list.

    Some have also suggested that the political activists pictured in the FBI’s list could have their names altered to sound more ‘white’ and less Muslim. For example, ‘Omar Hammami’ can be renamed ‘Clark Hansen,’ while ‘Bashir Mohamed’ can be called ‘Alden Stansfield.’

    Citizens are also requested to denounce white neighbors that harbor unacceptable and offensive opinions, so that they can be detained and potentially used in this project for the betterment of all our dark and Muslim workers and peasants. It is important that Muslims and non-whites feel at home in the glorious Workers’ Paradise of the USSA, as they help us achieve economic centralization and equal distribution of wealth.

    Comrades, denounce white neighbors for retraining into terrorist subversives! Help us make our enemy list racially balanced!

    28th June 2013 at 12:15 pm

  10. Thunderbird says:

    Who are you talking too? The masses of two dimensional thinking people that make up this country? You could instead tell them to celebrate the 4th of July. Look what these people are happy about? Their masters have converted this once land of the free to the land of the vast animal farm that is taking care of them. Two dimensional thinking is the thinking of an animal. This is how the people have (evolved) into thinking. Media has evolved into fell good programming of entertainment that stimulates their vanity and instinctive center that thrives on feeling good.

    The only people that you are talking too when you say don’t celebrate is the three dimensional thinkers that have a good reason to be concerned what is happening to this country. They are few in number.

    However, the two dimensional reasoners and thinkers have a lot to be grateful for. They are the beneficiaries of the free goods and services coming to them out of the hearts of the political servants they elected to serve them. Plus they are being kept safe from terror for the time being.

    Reminds me of the magician that owned a herd of sheep and was to cheap to hire a shepherd or put up a fence to keep them contained. So he tricked the sheep by telling them they were all important movie stars and needed to stay around and showoff to the visitors that came by to interview them. He even played on their vanity and told them which stars they were. The sheep bought the fantasy because they were vain. When the visitors came by to interview the sheep individually in a structure made for the interview the visitor was really the magician’s butcher dressed as the interviewer.

    We have become a democracy of two dimensional reasoning and thinking animals that are being led to the slaughter by the masters that control the strings of this political system we now live under.

    Happy 4th of July.

    28th June 2013 at 12:16 pm

  11. TPC says:

    My family will celebrate the same way they always have: Homemade wine, homegrown veggies, a freshly slaughtered and smoked hog, and LOTS of semi-drunken target practice.

    28th June 2013 at 12:21 pm

  12. Cynical30 says:

    I always look at the flag and think about what this country is founded on and represents. I’m ex-military so I often still feel like saluting during the national anthem. I understand the symbolism in this request, but I think I’d rather silently boycott at home than turn my back to the flag outside. Maybe it’s just me, but I totally separate the country and flag from the government, as they are no longer compatible with each other. God bless the USA and goddamn the fucking oligarchy.

    28th June 2013 at 12:23 pm

  13. Cynical30 says:

    That being said I do intend on flying the Gadsden flag this year.

    28th June 2013 at 12:24 pm

  14. bb says:

    T4C, God loves you the sinner and hates sin…..That is complete BS……TC truth is God hates you and the sin you do…..now I am just trying to get you to think.Time to go back to work so I can pay taxes to support you and your mom.

    28th June 2013 at 12:24 pm

  15. Stucky says:

    T4C

    I want to congratulate you for not responding to that sick-in-the-head troll, bb. He / she / it / whatever, is not worth the keystrokes. Dumbfuk trolls are best ignored.

    28th June 2013 at 12:42 pm

  16. Stucky says:

    Holidays – days of remembrance – have become TOTALLY MEANINGLESS in America. Holidays are nothing more than ‘a-paid-day-off-to-fuckoff-and-get-shitfaced’.

    For example, look at Memorial Day. It is a day to remember DEAD AMERICAN SOLDIERS. Some of our wars are just, many are unjust. Regardless, shouldn’t it be a day of QUIET REFLECTION?? Why in the fuck are we turning Dead Americans into an excuse to paaaar-tay? Because thinking is hard.

    Back to July 4th. Do you realize how fuckin’ stoopid a significant percentage of the American population is? That 70% do not know what the Constitution is? That a third don’t know we got our freedom from fighting the British? And amazingly, 6% don’t even know when Independence Day falls??!!

    Think about that when you see the brain-dead America-is-number-one crowd celebrating this 4th.

    28th June 2013 at 1:02 pm

  17. Gayle says:

    bb

    God loves even you. Try extending some of that love to your fellow man and woman. It’ll put you in a better mood.

    28th June 2013 at 1:13 pm

  18. harry p. says:

    The level of “patriotic” enthusiasm can be extremely destructive. It leads to hubris, false superiority and eventually, self destruction.

    While I was in Germany for company business/training I spent much time with the head of the R&D dept during the 2 weeks there and we hit it off. Highly intelligent, principled and sociallable.
    He (and the people in general and especially my hosts) were extremely polite, accomodating and genuine. We spoke very candidly out of the office on any subject, cars, firearms, family, morality, and societal differences between US and Germany.
    But one such conversation had a few awkward moments. I asked why there were so few (almost no) german flags outside the homes. He then asked me if it is customary in the US to have signs on their front yard showing US soldiers slaughtering Indians. I was confused and made clear I meant no insult. He apologized and explained (part of it was the wording I used and the language barrier).
    He explained that a few years back when Germany hosted the World Cup and were one of the favorites to win, it was expected that flags would be all over. In many cases this was done for the TV cameras but it made many people uncomfortable.
    The people there haven’t forgotten history. Germans know better than most about the consequences of blind “nationalistic” pride.

    This is why people should not associate themselves with their government; governments are too easily corrupted. Being blindly nationalistic is very similar to having “entangling alliances” People should associate themselves with ideals like liberty and being a moral individual, not forcibly being part of a tribe calling itself a nation.

    28th June 2013 at 1:46 pm

  19. T4C says:

    Stucky

    Who? :) It’s impossible to respond to something that doesn’t exist…..in my Universe.

    28th June 2013 at 2:47 pm

  20. Thunderbird says:

    Terrifying black night enveloped the earth, and in the distance burned a lurid red flame.

    A strange fantastic figure became visible to me as I drew nearer.

    High above the earth I saw the hideous red face of the devil, with large hairy ears, a pointed beard and the curved horns of a goat. Between the horns of the devil’s forehead an inverted pentagram shone with phosphorescent light. Two gray wings, membranous like the wings of a bat, were extended. The devil held up one naked fat arm with elbow bent and fingers outspread, and on the palm I recognized the sign of black magic. In the other hand he held a burning torch, pointing downwards, from which rose clouds of black suffocating smoke. The devil sat on a great black cube, gripped between the claws of his beast-like shaggy legs.

    A man and a woman were chained to an iron ring in the front of the cube.

    And I saw that they were the same man and woman whom I had seen in the garden, but now they had horns and tails with fiery tips.

    “This is the picture of the fall, the picture of weakness”, said the voice, “the picture of lies and evil.”

    These are the same people, but they began to believe in themselves and in their own powers. They said that they knew themselves and what was good and what was evil. They mistook their weakness for strength and then deceit subjugated them.”

    And I heard the voice of the devil.

    “I am evil”, he said, “in so far as evil can exist in this best of all worlds. In order to perceive me one must see crookedly, wrongly and narrowly. Three paths lead to me: conceit, suspicion and accusation. My chief virtues are calumny and slander. I complete the triangle, the two other sides of which are death and time.

    “In order to escape from this triangle it is only necessary to see that it does not exist.”

    “But how to do that is not for me to tell.”

    “For I am Evil, which men invented in order to have justification for themselves and in order to regard me as the cause of all wrong-doing of which they are guilty themselves.”

    “I am called the King of Lies, and truly I am the King of Lies, for I am the greatest product of human lies.”

    THE DEVIL: Card 15 in the Symbolism of the Tarot.

    The UNITED STATES is not called the great Satan for nothing. Stucky is right; this country is ruled under a dictatorship. But it is not an ordinary dictatorship; it is a SATANIC DICTATORSHIP.

    28th June 2013 at 2:55 pm

  21. dilligaf says:

    Thunderbird, i see your tarot… and raise you Yeats….

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
    The darkness drops again; but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

    28th June 2013 at 4:46 pm

  22. Nonanonymous says:

    bb = baby boomer

    ESAD, already!

    Oh, yeah, you have to wait your turn.

    When SHTF, those dependent on someone else to feed, clothe and house them are going to be the first causalities. After that, I’m thankful for all the fat fucks this country produces, so the cannibal zombies can take their time picking off the stragglers from the herd, while those who prepared and are prepared can pick them off, one by one. It will be survival of the fittest, and I don’t mean corporate globalism. God will be their judge, as he is ours.

    28th June 2013 at 5:29 pm

  23. ragman says:

    WTF? Is this a faggot website now?

    28th June 2013 at 5:59 pm

  24. T4C says:

    ragman

    Wow! You sure had a button pushed. As testosterone laden as this website is…there are many women that walk through and visit Administrator’s ‘house’….daily. I just counter-pointed the Barbie doll pic from Stucky with the Ken doll pics. They are pretty gay looking photos, I’ll give you that….but they were the quickest ones I could come up with with the flag theme.

    Next time I’ll keep you in mind when I post another picture…..I’ll make sure the gaydar filter is on when looking for a photo of a hot guy. I hope that makes you and your manhood feel more at ease…..less threatened…….and by all means……all tucked in and safe.

    28th June 2013 at 7:00 pm

  25. bb says:

    To T4C and all the rest who thinks,Since Tc no longer believes I exist ,ok maybe that’s for the best.Now pls , Tc is hostile to the Christian faith but the very thing he rejects is what he lives every day of his life.I cannot think of anything more Christian then for a child to honor and respect their parent especially when that parent is sick.TC you may hate Christ, you may hate me but you are living the Christian norms and values by taking care of your mother.What drives me crazy is when people mock Christianity and turn right around and live the Christian faith while not even being aware of it.For what it’s worth I do admire your values.

    28th June 2013 at 9:02 pm

  26. bb says:

    To Gayle , Thank you

    28th June 2013 at 9:06 pm

  27. Stucky says:

    Christianity does NOT have a corner on compassion and good works.

    28th June 2013 at 9:06 pm

  28. bb says:

    To Stucky, You are like tc,you live the Christian faith every day .How can I tell ,by what you post.

    28th June 2013 at 9:09 pm

  29. bb says:

    Stucky bless your heart, you just proved my point.The first thing you thought about was Christianity.

    28th June 2013 at 9:16 pm

  30. bb says:

    To NA ,God will be their judge,as he is ours…..So true…I wasn’t trying to hurt anyone but God will be the judge of that.

    28th June 2013 at 9:27 pm

  31. SSS says:

    “Next time I’ll keep you in mind when I post another picture…..I’ll make sure the gaydar filter is on when looking for a photo of a hot guy. I hope that makes you and your manhood feel more at ease…..less threatened…….and by all means……all tucked in and safe.”
    —-T4C @ ragman

    Heh. Good comment. I think T4C is a female and a possible counterbalance to the multitude of “titty pics” posted on this site (NO NUDITY!!!!). Yeah, I’m one of the more serious, but tasteful, offenders.

    If T4C isn’t of the gentler persuasion, never mind.

    28th June 2013 at 9:41 pm

  32. SAH says:

    Definitely something to celebrate!
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    28th June 2013 at 10:01 pm

  33. Stucky says:

    The title of this thread is “There is nothing to celebrate”

    Au Contraire’ !!!!!!!!!! In 2014, we will all see prosperity.

    ============================================ =

    “But next year, economists foresee a convergence of several factors that could finally kick this recovery into high gear.

    First on the list is the federal budget. After epic fights this year over the “fiscal cliff,” the “sequester,” and a bunch of other wonky stuff, lawmakers have finally managed to cobble together enough tax hikes and spending cuts to at least stabilize the country’s credit rating.

    Rising home prices are helping, too. Fewer Americans are trapped in underwater mortgages that leave them owing more on their home than the house is worth. Rising prices also boost the net worth of homeowners, adding to consumer confidence.

    Businesses have been complaining for years about “uncertainty” in the public policy area. Next year, some of those unknowns will finally be resolved.

    Companies have held off on hiring because they’re waiting to see how they’ll be affected by health care and finance reform laws, according to John Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo. The implementation details of both of those laws will become clearer over the next year.

    “Dodd-Frank and Obamacare need to be worked out, then employment takes off,” Silvia said.

    He believes 2014 “could be a very good year.”

    Just how good? Steve Blitz, chief economist at ITG Investment Research, thinks GDP growth in the 3.5% to 4% range is possible for 2014, if the global economy doesn’t deteriorate. Monthly job growth could peak in the 300,000 range, he believes.

    Blitz anticipates a large numbers of Millennials entering the car-and-home-buying stage of life, giving an added boost to the economy. Plus, the drop in defense spending associated with the draw-down of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan should be largely behind us.

    “All of these should add up to a better economy in 2014,” Blitz said

    28th June 2013 at 10:09 pm

  34. Stucky says:

    I wonder if 2014 will still be so wonderful when cockfuk Oreo gets the USA involved in Syria.

    Russia — “:”Syria Will Be Armed With Weapons That Have Never Been Seen Before In the Middle East”

    Putin threatened to deliver the more advanced S400 anti-aircraft missiles (see image below) far superior to the Patriot missiles and ranked as the World’s most advanced air defense system.
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    Putin added that Russia will also supply Syria with state-of –the-art 24-Barrell rocket launcherswhich have a range of 60 km ranked as the most developed artillery weapon of its kind. He added that Russia will supply 400 of these launchers which will be able to destroy all targets around Syria’s borders.
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    I ain’t worried though. Amurika is NUMBER ONE !!!

    28th June 2013 at 10:17 pm

  35. T4C says:

    SSS

    Yes sir. I am.

    And…….

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    28th June 2013 at 10:43 pm

  36. FBS says:

    ragman says:

    “WTF? Is this a faggot website now?”

    T4C is a chick. the sausage don’t scare me but it made me miss being in Bastrop for the german wurst.

    i’m sure this preview will get you excited, raggy:

    28th June 2013 at 11:00 pm

  37. Novista says:

    Stucky at 10:09 pm — that was the funniest thing I’ve read today.

    29th June 2013 at 12:09 am

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