Originally Posted by Liranan
Let's go and ask the people in the Gulags and prisons, in dictatorial countries around the world, how it's working out for them. But fear not, we are catching up with those people fast and we will have our own Gulags soon enough.
OT - kind of. The issue here presents a real problem with society.
It is easy to dismiss this as nonsense, either by calling you a conspiracy theorist or by simply stating that it can't, won't, wouldn't ever happen. After all, it sounds so ridiculous, right? However, history indicates that far more ridiculous atrocities have arisen time and time again throughout civilization. It is no stretch at all to logically identify malignant behavior in governments all over the world today.
I don't subscribe to radical conspiracy theories about the government enslaving the country with martial law. I also don't subscribe to the thought that terrible things can't happen in short time under the nose of a sleeping populous.
Both are flawed and not drafted in observation and logic. I don't want people to form militias and enact a coup de'etat. I want people to have an open mind and stand up for what is right, and be aware of what can be taken from them so that it is not. Assuming someone will do it for you is a history we are doomed to repeat, should we not heed the obvious lessons from the past.
If you don't pay attention to your freedom, how will you know you are losing it?Edited by _02 - 4/21/11 at 5:03am