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Live updates from Breitbart: Rand Paul filibusters the Patriot act

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/20/live-updates-rand-paul-takes-control-of-senate-floor-to-filibuster-patriot-act/

Paul “calls for “rebellion” against government over this, and people should be saying “enough’s enough.”

“Where is the outrage?” Paul asked. He noted that he thinks “young people” in America tend to get it, as well. He also asked Americans if they want the government to know everything about everybody all the time.”

One of the most onerous and Un- American laws ever passed. I can’t believe the response I get from everybody when I bring it up.

“I don’t care, I’m not doing anything wrong”

Most people can’t stop texting or posting on facebook long enough to care. I guess ignorance truly is bliss.

Resisting the police state

Resistance to tyranny is something that is as programmed into man as strongly as his propensity for oppression. Innately all of us know that we have certain rights that can only be removed by acquiescence or brute force.    For centuries philosophers have expounded the “natural rights” of man and their application within societies. Even those in prison know that they have certain rights and will begin to resist when their imprisonment becomes tyrannical. When a man becomes enslaved, he knows innately that he has the right to be free but that has been taken from him.   When our natural rights are eroded to the point of tyranny, resistance will invariably begin. Resistance ,and revolution also, are commonly misunderstood by many people. Most think of an armed struggle that involves bombs, bullets and war, but it is in fact far from that.  Resistance , as is freedom, is a thought, an idea without necessarily having a something to quantify it. Just because neither have a corporeal existence doesn’t mean that they are not there. When freedom is gone ,everyone knows it and when resistance begins it is just as obvious.     Resistance is a funny and fickle thing because it does things that are counter intuitive. The more you oppress, the more that people resist . The higher the stakes and the more the atrocities, the higher the level of resistance.    In Northern Ireland the IRA virtually did not exist as a resistance group in the late 60’s. When the native Catholic population started to rise up against the oppression and discrimination of the Brits and protestants, violence quickly escalated against them. Caught up in the civil rights era they began to march and demonstrate for not only freedom from British rule, but also an end to the discrimination against them. In response they were attacked and brutalized by the police and armed gangs of protestant militias that made incursions into their neighborhoods.    The IRA split into two groups at the point with the newly formed provisional IRA dedicating themselves to protecting Catholics and bringing the armed struggle to the Brits. The PIRA was only a handful of volunteers with few to no weapons and would have remained that way except for further oppressions by the Brits.   The British army was eventually called in to quell the sectarian violence and was initially welcomed as they secured off the Catholic neighborhoods and brought safety and security. This soon changed as the people realized that they were being quarantined, not protected. Because of this treatment the PIRA ranks were swelling with volunteers and this is the counter intuitive part of resistance.     When things got bad enough the Brits started an internment policy which allowed them to arrest and hold prisoners without trial. Many people were mistreated and others tortured under this policy but instead of discouraging resistance, the PIRA was over run with volunteers.   All of these events culminated on bloody Sunday in 1972 when British troops opened fire on unarmed protesters immediately killing thirteen. The level of resistance from this point on became open warfare. Instead of being frightened of imprisonment or live fire the resistance movement exploded in size. The PIRA had a goal of recruiting volunteers faster than they could be killed or imprisoned and easily met that goal, actually turning many away.     If you look around you will see the first signs of resistance coming in our country and it is not with violence. There are more and more signs that people are saying “I am not going to take it”

This is apparently going to have to be a multi part article as I am such a long winded  air bag that I don’t have time to work and write. I will have more coming after this.Hope you enjoy. By the way “I’m free” is my all time favorite

Der Spiegel joins the “Black helicopter” crowd

Der Spiegel, the German magazine that alleged that America’s National Security Agency has bugged the EU’s offices, thundered that “the NSA’s totalitarian ambition … affects us all … A constitutional state cannot allow it. None of us can allow it.”

It has become obvious for any to see where all this is headed; So obvious in fact that even foreigners see it for what it is. Only those blind political worshipers or those who cannot see past dancing with the stars are oblivious.   I will not be celebrating the 4th of July. I find our independence day now to be a somber event.   Just remember what was said in the Der Spiegel article; None of us can allow it.