Sunday, August 16, 2009

Panem et Circenses: Why the People Won't Turn On the Water



"Sacramento, CA: Hundreds of California farmers, ranchers, loggers and truckers will join an estimated 50,000 people to protest the court-ordered shutoff of water to the state’s Central Valley farmland: All to protect a minnow."~Canada Free Press
Many farms and orchards are dying because of the water being shut off to lessen the endangerment of a fish. My main concern with this is that nobody cares to do anything about it. The best thing the locals have decided to do is to protest.

Hey, now that's workin' like a charm, isn't it?

We finally became so uninvolved and distant from reality that we will suffer such disgusting acts of tyranny and oppression as this, but only as long as we get our "panem et circenses" (Latin for "bread and circuses")?

"… Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses." ~Juvenal (Roman poet)

As long as we get our preseason football games in HD, and McDonald's doesn't take so long with one's order as to warrant a 911 call, we can forget all about that whole "freedom" thing, right?

I am ashamed that the best thing they've thought to do about the water being shut off is to hold a "tea party".

Why isn't there anyone in that part of the country man enough to forcefully turn on the water? I don't even mean in an armed manner; just overwhelm by sheer force of numbers wherever the valve is that controls the water supply, and turn it on! Wars have been fought over lesser offenses!

Perhaps this country, as a whole, doesn't deserve freedom any more; after all, it is only a Republic for as long as we can keep it.

11 comments:

CarolineNot said...

I think since various arms of civil government believe they (rather than we) own most of the water on the planet, there would be armed guards on-watch wherever large quantities of purportedly potable water are stored. Ergo, I believe your suggestion would prompt harm and bloodshed, should we the people (aka terrorists) attempt to turn on their water. Not good.

Color me simple-minded, but I've been wondering for many months why there aren't attorneys at law numbering even one per state (read: 50), who would be willing to file charges of treason against every member of each branch of civil government who has voted for or executed laws and/or practices in breach of the Constitution of the United States of America.

Morally sound, civil, lawful. Effective?

Are there 50? Are there 25? Are there 10? Is there 1?

Son3 said...

"Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort."

~U.S. Constitution, Article 3, Section 3

If Americans were harmed while trying to turn on the water, that'd be treason. (If the act of depriving the people of water isn't treasonous enough for you.)

It's ugly no matter how you look at it, but something must be done.

Bryan said...

Nothing like a little artificial famine to create an opportunity. The area of southern Cal I live in, we produce the majority of avocados grown in the US. Over the last 6 mos. farmers have had to take 40% of their land out of production. This isn't something you do easily as it takes years to grow these trees to produce. No better time to enforce the 10th amendment. But then again, this is California. Over 50% are connected to the state tit.(Farming term). If it was my lively hood on the line I would have to consider all options. One day it may be.

Son3 said...

Thanks for the comment, however depressing the subject may be.

I want to reiterate that I am not advocating violence at all, but something must be done to stop this.

There is too much at stake to let them destroy what little freedom we have left.

God Save America.

Bryan said...

When people have nothing else to loose, they have little choice. Pray for God's hand to intervene. But then again this country has been pretty consistent at spitting in His face the last few years. I was reading the Declaration of Independence a little while ago. The right of the people to abolish an oppressive government is allowed. But isn't not to be done lightly. Are we there yet? When I see my 8 year old's debt at 10's of thousands of dollars... he has been forced into slavery with no representation. How can that not be an act of war? As with these farmers. They are forced by one federal judge into ruin. Yet we should do nothing? Eventually you get to a point where you can never turn back the clock.

Bryan said...

The answer may one day come down to mass civil disobedience. The debt on every person in this country is now close to $60K EACH. Since half don't pay taxes, that's over $100k I have been enslaved to. I refuse to pay it. What if a million patriots followed? These farmers have been destroyed not by a fish... but by one federal judge. I refuse to follow his ruling. What if 100k Californians followed. We need to say enough... and let them throw the first punch.

Son3 said...

I absolutely agree with you.

I don't think anyone even believes a federal judge actually cares about a fish, anyway.

Debt is the least of their despotic crimes.

Anytime I look at a portrait of Thomas Jefferson, I have to wonder what he'd think of what we've done to the country God built through him and his compatriots.

Shameful.

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." ~2 Chronicles 7:14

Johann Van De Leeuw said...

"I want to reiterate that I am not advocating violence at all, but something must be done to stop this."
Sorry about that comment I left when you initially posted this. I got a bit hot under the collar. Glad you didn't post it Sir, thank you.
YMOS,
~Johann

Son3 said...

I've received no such comment from you, Johann!

Maybe you didn't click "Publish" or something, because I don't have any record of a comment from you on this post.

Twilight Zone???

LOL!

Johann Van De Leeuw said...

*Forehead wrinkle*
Hum. Sorry....
"I want to reiterate that I am not advocating violence at all..." Yet.
It's coming.

Son3 said...

And let it come! I repeat, sir, let it come!

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