By: Kevin Copenhagen
November 4, 2009
Monday night I attended the "Stand Up America" rally in Houston hosted by the North Houston Tea Party Patriots. And while I feel the event was a resounding success, I couldn't help but get a feeling of despair among 15,000 patriotic Americans who truly do want to see our country restored to the Constitutional Republic under which it was formed. These are all good, hard-working, salt-of-the-earth people who simply want government out of their lives as every American should. And I couldn't agree more.
No, it's not that feeling of hope and determination to see our country freed from the grips of corruption and the abject dismissal of the public will by our "elected" leaders which caused me such despair. It was the fact that while so many of these great Americans are so right on so many issues, they have for the most part, fallen hook, line and sinker for the Big Lie. These are the red-blooded Americans who have drunk the "Islamo-fascist" Kool-Aid served up by the mainstream media, especially Fox News, and created by the Pentagon, NGOs, "think-tanks" and intelligence agencies of the world. This delusion is akin to the left-wing liberals and "progressives" who drank and still consume the "Change we can believe in" lie which swept Obama into office last year.
We were told more that 8 years ago that 9/11 changed everything. We have largely bought that lie, collectively, as a nation and because of this, let the powers that be run roughshod over our Constitution, our rule of law and our way of life all in the name of "security" and defending our homeland from the "evil doers" of the world. From this lie, has risen in this country a fervent patriotism and attitude that America can do no wrong in the world. We're the "good guys" after all.
So while all these Tea Partiers, 9-12 activists, Red-Staters and conservative Republicans are right on so many issues such as ending the Federal Reserve system, abolishing the income tax, enforcing states rights, the global warming hoax, blocking Cap & Trade and the abysmal government "health-care" reform, and massively reducing the size and scope of our federal bureaucracy, they are dead wrong on their unflinching and unwitting support of "our troops." They still believe that "you're either with us, or you're with the terrorists." What a slick sales (con) job that line was...
Now don't get me wrong here. As an honorably discharged Army veteran who served four years for his country, I know many people will get offended by that last statement, so let me explain further.
If you've ever read George Orwell's, 1984, you know that, "Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia." This seems eerily similar to the lie that we've been sold about the terrorist threat to our country. The lie that we need a "100-year war" because this enemy doesn't abide by the "traditional" rules of war (whatever THAT means), and that we need to take the battle to them so we don't end up with a "mushroom cloud" over here, is just that: a LIE. Perhaps a quick review of history will drive home this point:
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."
- Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister
Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.
-Hermann Goering, President of the Nazi Reichstag