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Welcome to The New Freedom™, Citizen
« on: November 29, 2010, 06:20:25 pm »
Maybe it's just me, but we seem to have a lot of shadowy organizations running around with acronyms for names.  ICS, NSA, CIA, BATF, TSA, DHS, SS, NKVD, KGB...Okay, those last three aren't ours, but I can't really tell the difference anymore.

And, like all populations everywhere, we're going to put up with it, because we've forgotten how to do anything else.  We're like that frog in a pot, right?  Drop the frog in hot water, and it will jump back out, but put it in warm water and heat it, and the little bastard will poach like an egg.

It all crept up on us slowly, and the bastards have made sure to leave us just enough to make us think we have something to lose by pitching a complete wobbler like Patrick Henry would have done. 

Just leave us our shanties with the 30 year mortgage and our ipods and our laptops and our plasma screens, and we'll pretend that everything is okay, and that the jackboots on the stairs are okay, because they came for the neighbor (this time), but he was tied up in that Wikileaks thing, and we have to Think of The Troops (Or The Children or The 911 Victims or whatever other strings we have that are worth pulling.).

We'll go through any indignity if it means making our flight, we'll mumble when they indefinitely detain people without charges (or even keep them there after an acquital), but we won't actually DO anything about it...because in the backs of our minds we know that the jackboots could be for US next time, and when they scoop us up for a nice trip to some Eurasian country for a little chat involving a blow torch and pliers, our families will wind up under a bridge.

So here we are, running in place, while everything goes to hell in a chain-link enclosure.

Welcome to The New Freedom™, Citizens.  It's everything you demanded.

And be damned to you all.

Or Kill Me.
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Re: Welcome to The New Freedom™, Citizen
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2010, 06:25:44 pm »


I JUST

          posted this to my facebook.
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Re: Welcome to The New Freedom™, Citizen
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2010, 06:27:35 pm »

I JUST

          posted this to my facebook.

Make sure it's attributed, E.O.T.

I wouldn't want the wrong person being hauled off in a sack at 2AM.
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Re: Welcome to The New Freedom™, Citizen
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2010, 06:30:25 pm »
:mittens:
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Re: Welcome to The New Freedom™, Citizen
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2010, 06:34:27 pm »
Remember, remember
The Good Rev'rend Roger,
His speeches, bile, and rot.
I know of no reason
Why The Good Rev'rend
Should ever be forget . . .

But if you mention him out loud
Big Brother will make you regret
Ever having made a sound.
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Re: Welcome to The New Freedom™, Citizen
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2010, 06:37:13 pm »
Remember, remember
The Good Rev'rend Roger,
His speeches, bile, and rot.
I know of no reason
Why The Good Rev'rend
Should ever be forget . . .

But if you mention him out loud
Big Brother will make you regret
Ever having made a sound.

 :lulz:

But I'm not an anarchist.

I just don't like being shoved.
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- Frank Zappa

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Re: Welcome to The New Freedom™, Citizen
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2010, 09:33:08 pm »
Anybody who thinks the government should be held accountable is a dangerous extremist now Roger.  I don't know what they label people who think they have rights, but it might well be anarchist.
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Re: Welcome to The New Freedom™, Citizen
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2010, 09:42:24 pm »
Rule of Law is a terrorist ideology.  America was always at war with terror.

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Re: Welcome to The New Freedom™, Citizen
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2010, 04:40:28 pm »
Good stuff Rev.

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Re: Welcome to The New Freedom™, Citizen
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2010, 05:04:31 pm »
:mittens: for the OP!!  I really like it.

I'm not an anarchist.

I just don't like being shoved.

This however should be put on billboard signs across the world!!!

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Re: Welcome to The New Freedom™, Citizen
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2010, 05:32:46 pm »
:lulz:

But I'm not an anarchist.

I just don't like being shoved.

Sounds like a sign you'd see at Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity. :P
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Re: Welcome to The New Freedom™, Citizen
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2010, 09:55:34 pm »

I JUST

          posted this to my facebook.

Make sure it's attributed, E.O.T.

I wouldn't want the wrong person being hauled off in a sack at 2AM.


Since I am a 'noob' and all to some of your inner workings here in the PD, may I ask, why E.O.T?
I noticed a minor hint at something less then desirable in a passage of your "A Clarification" in Intermittens...
Along with that little ditty Cardinal Pizza Deliverance just posted, makes me a wee bit curious is all.

 :?

And hey, the multi-quote thinger is working again!

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Re: Welcome to The New Freedom™, Citizen
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2010, 10:53:38 pm »
In this context "EOT" doesn't mean "End of Thread", it's referring to the poster named EOT who Roger's reply was quoting.

Unless I'm confused about why you're confused.
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Re: Welcome to The New Freedom™, Citizen
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2010, 06:44:43 pm »
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