Some Things NEVER Change – Thomas Jefferson Would Roll Over In His Grave

July 4th - Remember WHY

July 4th – Remember WHY

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.”

You can read the full article here ᔥA memorial service

Abuse sets the stage for eventual civil unrest

Abuse sets the stage for eventual civil unrest

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.

 

 

 

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JOHNSTEVEN July 11, 2013 at 11:00 pm

people sadly have forgotten the true meaning of july the 4th,and i am british,Freedom liberty rights of society, THE CONSTITUATION.How many can tell you today what the constituation is about, the laws.
I lived in the states and england for many years we have both lost our dignity and pride for our nations in that we do not educate ourselves or stand up for what we believe.We do not complain against our goverments actions because they have softened us so quickly in that we continue to rely on them for a handout and help.UNITED WE STAND DIVIVDED WE FALL.Abraham Lincoln.
When i made my decisión many years ago to make this place my home i knew that here was a place which is the land of the free.The people are very proud of there history and will not stand for govement intrusión.The poeple here band together when there are problems,No goverment handouts downhere.family and unity still exist.I know this because i am living it.Try it you will not regret it.Johnsteven

Dave July 12, 2013 at 6:50 am

You’re so right Johnny. It makes me sad what has happened to my country. Just in my short time in the DR I’ve already met Dominicans who know more about American history than most Americans do. I don’t think that is by accident. They’ve gradually removed or revised most of our true history from our textbooks. And why would any child want to learn history anyway when they have the whole internet in their hand all day. I don’t think I would.

I love what you say about the people banding together. That’s how it should be.

The more time I spend in the DR the more I like the people there. I grew up in a small town here in the US and the people all knew each other. There is a stronger sense of community in small towns, but I have never seen a place that welcomes outsiders the way Cabrera does. It goes beyond friendly. It’s almost as if they’re glad to have you there. I think I’m hooked.

Barry July 12, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Hooked just like a tuna. It’s like I’ve said. Real verses the illusion of reality. You have to admit they’ve done a hell of a job blanketing peoples sight. History repeats so often because man remains the same. See you soon.

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