Societies evolve, and with them so do the tactics of would-be dictators. Government has figured out they no longer have to subject people and destroy liberty through direct edict or law. Tyrannical rule of this fashion is so medieval. It is more fun to covertly implement your objectives, to put the frog in the pot and gently boil him. This carefully orchestrated destruction of your liberties accomplishes the same end as brute force, but does so a bit at a time. The end result, if all goes according to plan, is an unarmed, poor populace, beholden to the government and pacified by need.
In turn, what do you do if you have a segment of the population that is causing trouble for you? You give them enough rope to hang themselves. If you think Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” was about helping people, I’ve got a billion rounds of ammunition I can sell you at a low price. In fact, here are two quotes by the former President:
“These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. For if we don’t move at all, then their allies will line up against us and there’ll be no way of stopping them, we’ll lose the filibuster and there’ll be no way of putting a brake on all sorts of wild legislation. It’ll be Reconstruction all over again.”
My personal favorite quote from this tenderhearted progressive liberal:
“I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”
We’ve seen the rotten maggot infested “fruits” of the “Great Society”; trillions of dollars wasted, the enslavement of a portion of our population for generations, and the destruction of families and culture in a carefully orchestrated illusion. The plan was never benevolent, it was always to further enslave people. To boot, it was designed to trick people into thinking someone cared. Every time an election rolls around, what do you hear? “So and so is going to take away your benefits, so vote for me. I will continue to give you your pittance”. The problem is, it is spreading like a stage four cancer. Taking a look at one government program, SNAP, we see an increase of almost 70% in the past six years, outpacing job creation by 10 times! A look even further back, to the turn of the century, “participation in benefits” has risen a staggering 177%. It is estimated that over 49% of the population is now receiving “entitlements”. What are the folks who receive these benefits going to do when they are threatened? They will conform.
According to the beliefs of our founders and penned in our founding documents, government’s sole responsibility is to ensure liberty and protect our enumerated rights. Nothing about the above is protecting liberty, in fact, it only serves to destroy it. This facade may appear benevolent on the surface, but carefully re-read the words of Lyndon Johnson again. Government has become more sophisticated and covert in the last 50 years.