On Persuading the Faithful To Reject ...

On Persuading the Faithful To Reject the National Security State

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Scott Lazarowitz

Chicago, IL

#1 Dec 13, 2013
On Persuading the Faithful To Reject the National Security State

Scott Lazarowitz
December 12, 2013

In the past year or two, we in the liberty movement seem to have made a lot of progress in getting across the ideas of freedom and peace to a larger group of people. Live and Let Live is not totally dead yet.

Ron Paul’s 2012 Presidential campaign and his subsequent college campus appearances have very much reached the younger people.

Nevertheless, it seems like an exercise in futility to try to get the people to understand that the one main impediment to their freedom, prosperity and their future is the State.

The militarized NFL and the way football fans act at games, and the Watertown sheeple’s approval of the cops’ unconstitutional door-to-door searches to find one lone teenage terrorist suspect, are not good signs.

Sadly, it seems as though most people just feel comfortable deferring responsibility for their lives to the State. They don’t seem to mind putting the agents of the State on a pedestal, no matter how corrupt, no matter how criminally such government employees behave.

Until the crimes are so egregious and continually exposed, then the people wake up and start to make a fuss.(e.g. the NSA spy scandal, ObamaCare, etc.)

Mainly out of ignorance and fear, most people are naively trusting of those who wield legal and coercive powers over them. How can we reach those people? How can we convince them that the one true enemy of peace and freedom is the State?

One good example of how deferential people are to the State is the JFK assassination. We just passed the 50-year mark of that tragic event. Yet, despite all the evidence and witness testimony to the contrary, the mainstream news media continue to feed the masses with the government’s own “lone gunman” conspiracy theory.


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