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Trickle-Down Tyranny -- Why Ordinary People in Positions of Local Power Are Adopting Tactics of Tyrants

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When I read a story yesterday about an 89-year-old woman being water-boarded by nursing home staff over an argument about ice cream, I knew something terrible was amiss across the American landscape. Spontaneous acts of tyranny have been cropping up lately like cancer tumors: a food tyrant in Nevada raids a farm picnic and orders everyone to destroy their food; student protesters in California get pepper-sprayed by thuggish cops who clearly enjoy causing pain and suffering; and now nursing home staffers torture their own residents using techniques borrowed from Guantanamo Bay.

I watched all this with a sense of sadness and disgrace for the human race. And then a realization hit me like a sledgehammer...

People are only following by example

These random acts of tyranny aren't really random acts at all. They are the infantile acting-out of behaviors the childish American public has witnessed being demonstrated by their "leaders." The TSA sexually molesting air travelers isn't just a violation of fundamental human rights -- it's also a demonstration to the mindless masses that this is now "normal" behavior in society, you see.

So as the masses observe Big Government reaching down their own pants, they now get the message that it's okay to sexually molest little boys at sports stadiums, or that it's okay to take children away from parents through C.P.S. and then rape them as part of child relocation "processing" procedures.

When the American people see George Bush set up secret military prisons and condone waterboarding torture techniques, they called for Obama to stop the practice. Obama promised he would, and then not long after becoming President, he expanded Gitmo and actually presided over an increase in funding for the military and all its secret torture facilities.


The message to the American people? If Obama supports it, then torture must be okay. After all, he won a Nobel Peace Prize, so "peace" must be something that can be achieved through torture. Thus, we should not be at all surprised when an 89-year-old woman gets water-boarded in a nursing home. After all, those staffers are only doing to her what they've watched the U.S. leaders do to other human beings, too. (And yet, for some reason, the nursing home staff were arrested while all the high-level government operatives who engage in the exact same torture techniques are never even questioned...)

This phenomenon of everyday American people mirroring the behavior of federal "authorities" who act as tyrants needed a name, and as I began to ponder this issue, the name came to me in a flash:

I'm calling this phenomenon Trickle-Down Tyranny.

Trickle-Down Tyranny

Just as children mimic the actions of their parents, the childish minds of the insecure (and fear-pummeled) mainstream masses also mimic the actions of their parental role models. To many Americans -- and especially those of a more liberal mindset -- government takes on the role of their parents. The government is supposed to tell you what to eat, what to buy, what to believe and of course how to express your patriotism when needed to justify the latest war launched by a Nobel-Peace-Prize-winning warmonger. Government is the "authority" and the problem solver in the lives of these people. So naturally, in their childish mindset they seek to replicate the behaviors their parental role models are openly exhibiting.

Here's how this looks on the street: Your average city police officer is a wannabe tyrant who now, by watching the criminality of the federal government, feels he has permission to engage in the same tactics of intimidation and arrogance in ruling over the public (rather than serving to protect them). That's why so many big-city police officers have recently morphed into paramilitary jack-booted thugs; dressing in black, unlawfully arresting people for no justifiable reason, tasering innocent victims in wheelchairs, and generally acting out what is essentially a childish reflection of the very same tyranny they witness being demonstrated by high-level tyrants in Washington D.C.

The FBI, for its part, is busy actually master-minding the very same "terror plots" that it then magically "prevents" with great fanfare. As recently exposed in The Guardian (and other newspapers), the FBI actually develops terror plots, provides the plans, weapons, funding, motivation and equipment necessary for these "terrorists" to carry out those plots. This is a whole lot like playing a "big-boy" version of Cowboys and Indians, where all the scenarios are completely fabricated merely for the purpose of playing games as a source of entertainment.

Trickle-Down Tyranny is also now being seen in local schools, where "zero-tolerance" rules get children kicked out of the public education system for merely bringing a butter knife in their home-packed lunch, for example. Or a child caught with an aspirin tablet is labeled a "drug abuser" and condemned to special remediation classes.

The tyrants are everywhere in American society now

Think about the tyrants who have now descended upon you in your own life -- the tyrant down at the DMV, the tyrant dog license enforcer, the tyrant building inspector and the tyrant food service worker, also sometimes known as "soup Nazi."

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Mike Adams does a nice thorough job with this. &n... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 6:51:44 AM
(and the slight difference means a world of differ... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 9:45:28 AM
No one learned the art of archery from me, who did... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 10:03:42 AM
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First, thanks for sharing that quote.  It mak... by Robert Tracey on Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 11:48:53 AM
and when I think of Obama, I think of the quote I ... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 12:04:04 PM
power are so common is because we have been depriv... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 10:17:59 AM
US people are in reality rather complacent and com... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 12:47:06 PM
..is knowing that we can also choose to un-subscri... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 1:47:47 PM
This is one of the most important articles I've re... by Michael Collins on Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 2:31:16 PM
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Pat's comments are most appropriate.  Mi... by Gusto on Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011 at 5:34:20 PM