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Barbara H. Peterson
Barbara H. Peterson

Location: USA

Specialization: Industrial Safety, Corporations

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

When the feds come knocking at your door and say they are taking your land because they have a better use for it than you have, what will your response be?

Emboldened by the shooting of rancher LaVoy Finicum and the imprisonment of Cliven Bundy along with his sons and others involved in the Nevada and Oregon standoffs, pro-government advocates are having a field day waving the American flag, calling the protestors ‘traitors,’ ‘thieves,’ and whatever derogatory term they choose to use in order to make a feeble attempt to denigrate not only the families of the persecuted but anyone who is against total government control and abuse of ‘authority.’ Imprisonment for as many years as the government deems best is what they are calling for, without reservation.

In essence, what is being advocated is a debtor’s prison for the likes of those who refuse to submit to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) authority to run amuck over the people and to do as it pleases with land that it is supposed to be managed for the people.  What is not clearly understood is that federal government control over land does not benefit the people when that government can decide at any moment to turn that land into a toxic waste dump, oil field, uranium mine or to declare it simply off limits to anyone due to whatever circumstance it deems ‘reasonable.’

I have heard people argue that the federal government should and is allowed to own as much land as it wants in order to do anything it wants with it for the common good. Well, I have a question for those people: When the feds come knocking at your door and say they are taking your land because they have a better use for it than you have, what will your response be? Or does your line of reasoning only apply to others? Will you simply bow your heads, say amen, and quietly surrender your life to the government’s mercy? When you are out on the street because your livelihood has been stripped of you and your belongings carted off to the nearest dump while you rest your head on a park bench, only to be rousted by the police and put in jail for the crime of being homeless, will your attitude still be the same?

Some are so conditioned to the control pen set up around us by the government that they will not even seek to get out, and will voluntarily submit to whatever the master has in store. Anything else seems ludicrous to them. You can see this in livestock. My horses have been trained not to go near the hotwire. I have Arabians, and there is one in particular that will test the fence now and then just to make sure that it is hot. Most won't. People are the same. Unless they actively strive to learn and are not afraid to think outside of the hotwire of governmental control, they will find comfort in the ties that bind and defend them to the end.

It amazes me how many people actually beg for their own enslavement and avidly defend their masters no matter what. This is called the Stockholm Syndrome.

“Virtually anyone can get the Stockholm Syndrome if the following conditions are met:

1. Perceived threat to survival and the belief that one’s captor is willing to act on that threat
2. The captive’s perception of small kindnesses from the captor within a context of terror
3. Isolation from perspectives other than those of the captor
4. Perceived inability to escape.”

And this is where the dirty deeds come in. Those who defend the government no matter what atrocity it commits are as guilty as those actually committing the atrocities. They will do whatever it takes to uphold their worship of the beast (system of government and symbol of authority), including turning on their fellow man, and thrusting themselves into a state of cognitive dissonance in order to continue suppressing the truth and supporting the comfortable lie. And they do it without compunction, without pay, and all for acceptance by an authoritative figure. A pat on the back by ‘those in charge.’

Cheap. Dirt Cheap. Especially when this worship rides on the backs of those who are thrust into the awkward position of being on the front lines of exposing the lies and placing freedom first and foremost in their minds. Undermined and ridiculed by those who choose to embrace whatever they are instructed to by the ‘authorities.’ Doesn’t matter if it is a lie. It will be applauded as truth and acted upon with relish. For each patriot, they launch an arrow into, and for each drop of blood they spill, they do so thinking that they are right because they have been told they are right by their master. And to not have a master is the biggest threat of all. If you don’t have a master calling the shots, then you are a wild card. An unknown entity that must be eradicated. You pose a threat to the status quo. The comfortable illusion built on top of the blood of trampled martyrs.

But this is to be expected. There will always be those who seek freedom, and there will always be those who feel that it is their duty to stop those who wish to be free. Only when the shackles are buckled around their own wrists will they begin to realize the folly of their ways. Or maybe not. There are those who will never actually ‘get it.’ Those who will die defending the lie. We can’t do anything for them. They are lost. It is time to shake the dust off our feet and continue the struggle for true freedom.  And yes, it is true; freedom is not free. It is paid for by the blood of patriots, killed by those who think that patriotism means obeying the master, right or wrong. Who choose enslavement over freedom and despise those who make an effort to break the chains that bind. Dirty deeds are done dirt cheap.

God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to public liberty. ...

And what country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that the people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. (Thomas Jefferson)

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