Prepare To Be Assaulted: This Government Is Out of Control!
by Gary D. Barnett
ew Rockwell recently outlined what he calls the five republics of the United States. As he correctly points out in my opinion, the fifth republic began on September 11, 2001. While I agree, I think that this will also be the final republic.
I say this not because I am a pessimistic person, but because I think this country, at least as we have known it, is finished. The times ahead I fear will be much more dangerous than most believe, and in fact, worse than most can imagine.
To look at any timeline of atrocious government behavior since 9/11, one can easily see the path we’re following. It is a path that leads directly to disaster. Not the type of so-called disaster that government warns us about daily, but a real disaster resulting in the complete loss of liberty.
The USA PATRIOT Act, the Military Commissions Act, the TSA, the FDA, the CIA, renditions, assassinations, multiple and continuous wars, torture, bailouts, inflation, false flag events, secrecy, illegal searches, spying on citizens, private property confiscations, and much, much more is now commonplace! It is now considered to be a crime to grow your own food, to film the police, to sell lemonade on the street corner, to protest, and in many cases just to speak out against the State.
It is no coincidence that I am writing this on the “celebrated” anniversary of 9/11, as the hoopla over this weekend was enough to cause nausea to most any libertarian, or any critical thinker. The planned events unfolding are nothing shy of nonsense and propaganda, but they do serve a purpose. That purpose of course is to continue to advance nationalism and state worship. Everywhere one looks, every television channel, every sporting event, and every parade, the talking heads will be spewing lies and waving flags. The remembrance of that day will be evangelical in nature. It will be a banner day for politicians, as they will un-abashedly practice false patriotism, and swim in a cesspool of self-interest.