By now most people have heard of the 13 hour old fashioned filibuster by Rand Paul. If you don’t know you must be living under a proverbial rock. As predicted the vast majority of major news outlets totally ignored this monumental speech and they wonder why their ratings keep falling!
The news sources that did report it are misrepresenting the reason for it. Most reports are saying he was filibustering the appointment of John Brennan as head of the CIA, but that was simply the vehicle he used. Far more importantly he was fighting to insure that the President of the United States DID NOT claim the authority to use drones to execute American citizens on U.S. soil without a trial, charges, or any due process of law.
Many people who are NOT inclined to Liberty (Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham) and most of the Republican party not to mention almost the entire Democrat party thought this effort by Senator Paul was a waste of time and was a useless exercise of the filibuster. Morons! Of course leave it up to out touch politicians to not see the significance in these actions.
His speech was extremely important because it forced both the Attorney General and the President to issue a definitive “NO” they did not have this authority, which they would NOT do before. Many thought it was a silly to assume such a threat existed in the first place. Those fools obviously do not understand how a free nation deteriorates into a dictatorship…
Phase 1: Expanded Power
In the first step the government begins claiming unprecedented powers for itself that violate and ignore any semblance of The Constitution, or more importantly the Bill of Rights. We saw that occur with the so called “Patriot” Act, which stripped away much of the 4th Amendment and other valuable protections. Next, we saw the NDAA of 2011, which gave the government unprecedented powers to arrest, detain, and hold indefinitely, without charges or access to an attorney both American citizens on U.S. soil and non citizens alike.
In fact, it designated the entire U.S. as a battlefield, which gives the government a vast array of powers and options regarding the use of drones, CIA, and ultimately the military. We are told in each case that we “need” these powers to fight terrorism and terrorist, this despite the the majority of uses of the “Patriot” Act have been against non-terrorist. These powers didn’t come over night, many of them have been discussed for years before becoming law. They have been eased into place over time and usually pushed through Congress during a “crisis” manufactured or otherwise.
Phase 2: Expanded Police
Once the powers are in place you start ramping up your police forces and quickly militarizing them. We have seen many Federal and even local police forces being given fully automatic rifles, tanks, ballistic body armor, and many other tools that in the past were only reserved for military for use on foreign battlefields against foreign enemies. Not any longer. Now they are being used against U.S. Citizens on an ever increasing basis, but we are told it is OK, because they are just police and not military. Sure.
Phase 3: Disarm the People
This phase is also well on its way. You have a much harder time oppressing a people who can pick up a battle rifle and fight back like our ancestors did during the Revolutionary War that gave this nation birth. We see an unprecedented assault on the 2nd Amendment going on right now. We are told that people don’t “need” so called “assault” weapons or “high capacity” magazines for their firearms and we also need to “know who has these guns” so we need to register them. Not to take them away mind you, just to know where they are at. Sure. No registration scheme in the history of the world was put in force without the end game being confiscation. So it is this time. We are told “weapons of war” don’t belong on the streets. OK, why do the police have them and actually much more and correct me if I am wrong, but I do believe these are used “on the street” in every American city coast to coast.
Phase 4: Expand the “pool” of Terrorist
This phase takes the longest period of time to complete, but it is what brings the whole package of goodies together and finishes off the rapid disintegration of a free people into a dictatorship. As phases 1-3 were being rolled out there were many people who were attempting to bring attention to what was happening. Most were quickly branded as “extremist” and “on the fringe” of what the “American people” wanted. News sources would quickly belittle such people and their positions when they even bothered to cover their objections in the first place.
Then the truly terrifying steps start coming into focus. The government and their lap dogs in the media start taking the term “terrorist” and expand the definition so that it now includes people who believe in The Constitution, 2nd Amendment, Freedom, Liberty, or Patriots. So no longer are terrorist just the radicals overseas trying to blow up airplanes. Now they are also your friends, family and neighbors.
Of course this step is much harder to put in place then the steps above so it takes time and a constant drum beat of media telling us this is the case. The idea is to slowly “re-educate” people to believe this is true. We start to see this show up in cultural elements of society like TV shows work it in the writing and movies and other elements. Sometimes the messages are subtle sometimes they are blatant. Either way it is constant and continues in an almost mechanical fashion. Marching on and on. Many Americans are too stupid, asleep or interested in other important things like reality TV and the newest electronic toy to hit the market to notice this change.
Once the re-education step is finally effective and public opinion starts to change and people believe Constitution loving, 2nd Amendment advocates and others are now “terrorist” they begin the final phase…
Phase 5: The Final Solution
I deliberately chose the term “Final Solution” because this was the term Hitler gave to his “solution” of finally exterminating the Jews. It started by applying all these new laws designed to reign in the Jews and lead to them being wholly executed in concentration camps. So it will happen here in time. It will start by using these new found government powers and police to round up are newly created group of “terrorist” that many in the American public, now fully “re-educated” completely accept as “terrorist” because they have heard it so often and for so long and the so called “terrorist” who kept trying to tell them what was happening have been dismissed and called fringe believers. They were diminished. Eventually their humanity will be removed through this “re-education” process and that is when the extermination begins.
Of course they can’t fight back because their 2nd Amendment rights have long disappeared and they can’t fight back against a militarized police force with unlimited powers and a government, lap dog media, and now “re-educated” American people who believe this is all OK and the way things should be. Once some of currently asleep Americans start wake up it will be far too late. The freedom will be gone and government will now be an all powerful dictatorship with the absolute power of life and death over everyone.
This was what Rand Paul was speaking up against. This was what he was trying to halt. He understands where this is going. Idiots like McCain and Graham are trying to move us there as fast as possible and most Democrats won’t speak out against “their President” so they are simply useful idiots to the march towards tyranny.
This formula has been applied over and over in history. Russia under Stalin. China under Mao, Germany under Hitler and many other countless times throughout history. It always goes the same way and the end result is always the same. Brutality, executions, total absence of freedom, liberty or anything resembling a Bill of Rights. So those slumbering Americans who just heard “blah, blah, blah” as Rand Paul was speaking. You deserve what is coming. You want to right to vote, but not the responsibility of educating yourself and keeping your rights.