is sleeping giant dead….
After the attacks of 9/11 it was said that the sleeping giant was awakened and for a short time it seemed to be true. It didn’t take long to find out the giant has a split personality disorder, that is if the sleeping giant is ‘we the people’.
Our ‘betters’ from all ideologies and political stripes began to fear us. A united, aware and vigilant citizenry makes it more difficult to control them and the answer was to divide us. From what I see the plan has been successful. We have been divided along lines of race, class, gender, age, ability, education, religion, etc., and our awareness of our ‘betters’ actions obfuscated. The foundations of our Constitution are being systematically dismantled. It isn’t Nero (the federal government) fiddling while Rome burns, it is we the people doing the fiddling (minding the business of our everyday lives). We have allowed Nero to separate us and we are unable to see that it is our own future being taken from us and that the outcome will be the same as that of Rome, our heads on stakes at least figuratively and maybe literally for some.
The uniqueness of America, where the value of every citizen was equal, is no more. If all citizens were of equal value we would have no need of ‘hate crime’ laws. Hate Crimes can only be committed against ‘special’ people according to race, gender or lifestyle. Blacks victimized by other Blacks are out of luck and Whites or Asians victimized by anyone are out of luck, at least as far as the crimes committed against them receiving the special and far worse designation of being at ‘hate crime’. People killed in the commission of any crime are equally dead, aren’t they? Are the lost lives of some people a greater loss than the lost lives of others? Do you see something wrong with this scenario?
If ‘we the people’ were to unite under the banner of Liberty it could not be taken from any of us. We could still disagree on semantics but do it as equally free people. If we continue to allow those we disagree with to be stripped of freedom we will ALL lose our own. Neither Liberals nor Conservatives stand still for any individual to tell them what they can or cannot do in their own personal lives, so why do we stand for government to dictate what should be our own personal business? It is a conundrum to me….
We have become as pawns in a game of chess and all of us are expendable and will be sacrificed when it benefits those with power over us.