Hi Guys, Barry in the DR. Reflecting a bit on July 4th in the US. It seems a bit odd to see how oblivious the citizens become to their real plight. I can’t figure out whether the masses simply don’t care enough to reflect on why America revolted against the King of England hundreds of years ago, or whether they simply are so gullible that they believe anything they are fed by the establishment mouthpiece, the mainstream press. It is hard for me to believe that anyone would be so gullible as to believe the propaganda that “it is in YOUR best interest” for the NSA to monitor your phone calls and emails, and the post office to photocopy your pieces of mail, and for the local law enforcement agencies to arm themselves with billions of hollowpoint bullets and tanks. For YOUR protection???
Think back for a moment about why America revolted from the iron-fisted rule of the King of England in the first place. Pure and simple…. they got fed up with the government oppression. Simon Black, in the Sovereign Man offered a pretty clear analogy comparing that period of time with today.
“Thomas Jefferson published a laundry list of grievances against the British King that compelled the colonists to “throw off the chains of tyranny” and form a new government. This “long train of abuses” includes:
He [the King] has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments”
Do you see any parallels to the current events in the US. Could it be that the government has simply taken the place of the King. Namely:
“They have employed a multitude of offices, from the National Security Agency to the US Postal Service, to illegally spy on their citizens.
They have used the power and intimidation of tax authorities to bully political opposition groups.
They have authorized the military detention and drone assassination of their own citizens.
They have indebted future generations who will not be born for decades, and squandered the nations wealth on fraud, waste, and foreign military folly.
They have destroyed the primary function of the free market by awarding supreme monetary authority to a tiny banking elite.
They have passed tomes of new laws and regulations which criminalize everything from collecting rainwater to childhood lemonade stands.”
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There are some pretty smart people that are watching world events unfold in Egypt and other hot spots around the world that are speculating that the US may also be facing some serious social unrest as the economy continues to deteriorate, unemployment rates ease higher and the value of the dollar continues to slip in real purchasing power.
You may follow one of these guys on the Armstrong Economics blog. A recent article kind of summed it up like this.
All forms of government are really the same. They seek only to sustain their power.
Fundamental events like the civil unrest we see in Egypt right now are NEVER the cause of a trend, but the response to a trend. In other words, it is the economic factors that causes the change in social trend.
The NSA and Congress cannot see what they are doing is abusive, demeaning, and lowers the respect for them in the eyes of everyone but the sublime fool. Their abuse sets the stage for eventual civil unrest that is then sparked by the economic decline that will begin 2015.75.
Original article here ᔥCivil Unrest in Egypt
Power begets power and there are some definite advantages to riding out the coming unrest and financial hard times in a country where the government is a little less hungry to use that power to herd its citizens into total submission. For us that turns out to be the rural north coast of the Dominican Republic where they actually appreciate the benefits we bring to the community.
If you have not yet taken advantage of one of our free Discovery Tours of the north coast of the Dominican Republic…. what are you waiting on? At least take a look and see it with your own eyes.
For now, it is Barry in the DR.