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MamaLiberty

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Re: A little Essay...
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2008, 05:18:14 pm »

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All of which we allow by our passive consent.

There is the "we" again. I'm not automatically part of that "we."

There are no collective responses, any more than there are collective rights. There are times when many people make a similar response to something, but each person responds as an individual, whether they  copy someone else or not. Many people don't give consent, passive or otherwise.

Many people don't get any opportunity to give their consent.  Many of them are dead. Ruby Ridge and Waco come to mind. There didn't seem to be a lot of general outrage by the rest of the US population over those either.

Most people will endure almost any amount of tyranny if they are not the ones in the frying pan at the moment and can thereby go on living a while longer - even if they are not happy about it. Those same people can fight like badgers if backed into a corner with little other option. Others walk to the ditch to be shot without a whimper of protest. And everything in between.

It's part of human nature. That part isn't apt to change any time soon.

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Re: A little Essay...
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2008, 05:50:30 pm »

Others walk to the ditch to be shot without a whimper of protest.

This will never cease to baffle me.
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Re: A little Essay...
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2008, 06:03:47 pm »

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All of which we allow by our passive consent.
There is the "we" again. I'm not automatically part of that "we."

Sorry about that. No, you're not part of that "we" most people here are probably not part of that "we". Consider the above quote to be amended as: "All of which is allowed by the passive consent of the greater part of the population."

Others walk to the ditch to be shot without a whimper of protest.

This will never cease to baffle me.

Not me. Though it is rather sad. Diversity is necessary for any population to thrive, and this includes behavioral diversity. Government selects for this kind of behavior.

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Re: A little Essay...
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2008, 06:13:26 pm »

Not me. Though it is rather sad. Diversity is necessary for any population to thrive, and this includes behavioral diversity. Government selects for this kind of behavior.

I wouldn't say that they select for it so much as create it. That's what the public schools are all about.

I still don't understand why you'd just quietly go along when the fact of your immediate execution is absolutely certain. "There are no victims, only volunteers," I guess.
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Re: A little Essay...
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2008, 10:01:29 am »

Coupla notes, even though I got here late.

#1, myrkul, when I first started reading this thread, I thought you were describing an anarchy, where private businesses took care of what they regarded as trespasses against themselves . . .   Then I saw your point, and agree heartily.

#2, as noted previously, I can't imagine walking complacently to the edge of the ditch and waiting for the bullet.  The wife and I just re-watched "The Edge of Darkness", an Errol Flynn WWII film, I won't call it propaganda, but it certainly was meant to inspire any English-speaking allies.  It's about Norway's resistance to the German occupation.

In it, a group of hostages are 'forced' to dig their own graves before execution.  The wife and I looked at each other and said, simultaneously, "No way."


I think this country is going to collapse under it's own financial mis-dealings.  Getting our own house in order and preparing to ride it out and re-build is the trick.  The trouble is, it's not going to be quick and clean, but drawn-out and dirty. 

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Re: A little Essay...
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2008, 10:10:41 am »

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