By Dylan Byrne | USA
Asking the average American what force poses the most danger to humanity will most commonly generate answers such as ISIS, North Korea, and climate change, among others. The state appears only as an anomaly within this group of answers, and this is precisely what the state desires. The government need not lift a finger to grow a public distaste for those who defy the status quo; the people, so blind of their enslavement, will be swift to cast away these defectors themselves. Those who wish nothing but to open the eyes of the public to the infringement upon basic human rights by the elite are labeled as lunatics, uninformed, and utopian; a risible circumstance if this were not to be the cruel reality. As Abraham Lincoln once famously stated, “A house divided against itself cannot stand,” and, after reviewing the evidence and tactics of the state, it becomes quite clear that they are currently demolishing the foundation of the house of America so that they may erect a most formidable human plantation.
I cite Operation Northwoods as a prime example of the state’s desire to amass popular opinion for an otherwise unethical goal. The operation was drafted by military officials in 1962 who wished to commit terror attacks upon American civilians only to blame it on Cuba so that a war between the two nations may be justified. To quote the document, “The desired resultant from the execution of this plan would be to place the United States in the apparent position of suffering defensible grievances from a rash and irresponsible government of Cuba and to develop an international image of a Cuban threat to peace in the Western Hemisphere.” Quite obviously, this was rejected by President Kennedy (thankfully) but still stands as a testament to the inner workings of Washington and their complete disregard for the lives of its citizens. One must ask themselves if any other catastrophic events in modern American history could have been precipitated – or at the very least, taken advantage of – by the federal government.
More examples of these false accusations can be brought to attention. For instance, the second red scare heightened American fears of the growing popularity of communism around the globe and ushered in McCarthyism, a tactic exclusively used to instigate fear into the public’s mind. But did communism prove to be an immediate threat to America during the scare? No. It was arguably the people that proved to be their own worst enemy; in their insatiable fear of communism, they allowed for the government to expand to combat this fictitious idea that communists were infiltrating American politics. The state couldn’t possibly pass this opportunity up, and thus, anti-communist propaganda was mass produced and spread across the nation intensively. This occurrence has seemed to manifest itself in similar circumstances involving different issues but ultimately leading to the same outcome. As explained by former Nixon advisor John Ehrlichman, the Nixon White House’s two main enemies, that being black people and the anti-war left, attributed these groups with heroin and marijuana, respectively, and heavily criminalized both. They lied about the drugs so that they could overreach the boundaries of their allowed power and expand the police force to further their agenda. The drug war is still happening today because of the lies perpetrated by hateful politicians, and the people, ignorant of the true problem, continue to legitimize the actions of the state. Fast forward a couple decades after Nixon’s presidency and, yet again, this blueprint for increasing government power was followed once again. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the nation was consumed by trepidation. The people called for their government to take action, and their government was happy to abide by their wishes, signing the Patriot Act on October 26, 2001, and thereby obliterating the security of the American people inside their own homes.
Now we enter a new cycle of this state-induced scheme in the form of the conflict between the United States and North Korea, but why are they the enemy? Have they ever committed an attack upon another country anytime recently, let alone our own? No. Have they proved to be a legitimate threat towards other parts of the globe? While they may act like they do, mutually assured destruction debunks this claim in the fullest. So what exactly does the United States accuse them of? Why the state must know that their threats don’t mean anything. While the politicians may be nefarious, they are certainly not inept or stupid. The government’s main claim is that their attempts to obtain nuclear weapons must be stopped at all costs. But what value does their nuclear arsenal hold if utilizing it will result in total destruction of the country, something which is the antithesis of the current dictator’s interests? It must be made clear that North Korea is nothing but a vehicle which the government will abuse to further their own powers.
The government has done nothing but expand over its lifetime. According to the US Department of Labor, the size of the government has increased from roughly 6 million in 1950 to nearly 22 million in 2015. By this statistic alone, it is evident that the American people have abandoned the values which were instilled during the founding of the nation; that being limited government and equal division of power. So I direct this to you, the reader: do not fall for the propaganda of the state and its social conditioning institution it calls “media”, but instead think critically of the country’s enemies and the role they play in domestic politics.