February 29, 2012
As Alex Jones demonstrates in the following video, the state has gone overboard in its effort to regulate, control, and revenue-generate from all aspects of public and private life.
Alex uses a private pier in Panama Beach, Florida, as an example of the absurdity of the nanny state – the pier has footsteps painted on its boardwalk instructing people how they are expected to walk on a narrow, restricted area reaching out into the Gulf of Mexico.
It may seem petty, but the boardwalk is but another example of how we are increasingly herded about like cattle, often by storm troopers armed to the teeth with the latest military technology. Get out of line and you might receive the human equivalent of a cattle prod – a taser wielded by “peace officer” dressed in a black paramilitary uniform.
Examples of the coercive and often violent police state are legion. In the past week, a father was arrested and slapped in cuffs because his daughter drew a picture of a toy gun in school.
Earlier this year, a child playing tag on a school playground was accused of sexual assault and a sexual battery charge was placed on his permanent school record, thus almost certainly making sure he will be under the control freak microscope of the state for the remainder of his life.
Signs that nearly everything is illegal abound. An article posted on Infowars.com today runs through a short list of things that will get you in hot water with the law – from selling herbal remedies to children offering lemonade and Girl Scout cookies at roadside stands. Just about anything the state can regulate and tax is illegal without their permission, filling out applications in triplicate and forking over various fees and taxes.
All levels of government partake in the unwarranted intrusion into the private affairs of Americans – from local and state government to the feds. In 2009, for instance, the federal government had nothing better to do than shake down garage sales under the flimsy pretext that they were protecting American consumers from dangerous and defective products.
It is now a crime punishable by summary execution to non-violently refuse to cooperate with police and other officials of the state, as a 54-year old Sunday school teacher recently learned in the moments before she was murdered by Officer Friendly for refusing to roll down her car window.
Not only is walking dangerous and possibly illegal, breathing may soon be as well. Increasingly, all activity related to the production of carbon dioxide – including breathing – is being looked at as a way for the state to revenue fleece the masses under the pretext of protecting us from our own foolish behavior.
“Right now, eight million people are walking around on the streets of New York City heedlessly inhaling precious oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide, treating the skies over their fair city ‘like a municipal dump, depositing carbon dioxide free.’ Shouldn’t they be forced to pay for the ‘privilege,’ too?” John Perna mocked a New York Times op-ed back in 2007 before the theory of man-made global warming was unmasked as a especially pernicious ruse designed to force you to pay carbon taxes.
Officialdom at all levels of government is not concerned about supposed carbon crimes against the planet or defective baby toys swapped at garage sales. It is simply looking for additional creative ways to confiscate more and more wealth from the producers in society. It is also interested in imposing its control freak mandates on all human activity.
It’s an old story – a parasitical state sucking away the wealth of the productive until all treasure has been confiscated and civilization reduced to an orderly population of slaves and prisoners eking out dismal subsistence in a global version of the Soviet gulag.