Saturday, August 16, 2008

Frogs in Water

Helena, Arkansas has instituted a citywide 24 hour curfew on all residents regardless of age.
One must have a legitimate reason for being outside of one’s house, even if they are on their own property, or they will be sent back in or arrested.

No, I did not make a typographical error, or misunderstand the circumstances; there is, indeed, a 24 hour curfew for all residents of Helena, Arkansas.

The stated reason for this is the high drug trafficking and other such crimes.
The mayor of Helena said that this is to send a message to the criminals that “they don’t own the town, the taxpayers do”.

I am trying to imagine how it is that not allowing private citizens to go out into their own yard on a sunny day is supposed to show that the citizens are in control.

Have you ever watched the reality television show “COPS”?
Have you ever noticed that they will sit and wait until somebody goes to a “known drug house” or “known drug area” before stopping and arresting them? Well, that’s a great idea! Now, they’ll catch more baddies!

That’s like somebody watching a fire at a mall just so they can slap the wrist of any child that gets to close.
Couldn’t they just put out the fire?

No, that would spoil the big picture.

You see, it’s called “Incrementalism”. If you put a frog in a pot of water, and slowly turn up the heat, the frog will eventually boil to death without feeling a thing, because he is cold-blooded, and his body will adapt to the surrounding environment. It eventually gets to a point where the environment cannot sustain life, and the frog dies.

They are slowly, by design, taking a little bit of that freedom, and a little bit of that liberty, trying not to disturb the sensitive American mindset.

Now, to what end is this plan? What’s the endgame?
The end result for the frog is…a boiled frog.
The end result for America is…what?

I don’t know.

We can only study the facts, and hypothesize the results. Many have done this, with some guessing better than others.

“Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.” ~George Orwell

2 comments:

Stephen Boyd said...

I think the end result for America is....China!

Great quote by Orwell.

Is COPS similair to SPIKE? I've watched SPIKE before. Notice that every weapon they confiscate is on a felony charge?

Son3 said...

Thanks for the comment! Always good to hear from you.

I know SPIKE is a station, and I think COPS is part of their programming.

I once saw a man get pulled over at a simple traffic stop, and was then detained because he had a fixed blade knife in his car.

They later found drugs after a while of searching, so they think the end justifies the means.

They use the "War on Drugs" as a tool against our individual sovereignty and privacy.

Certainly, drugs are tools of the enemy as well, but to say that they are keeping us safe from drugs by removing certain rights is just as bad or worse.

Yes, the end for us is sure to be China. Or worse...Los Angeles!

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