Written Under Duress by Frank Marcopolos, a Notorious Nothinghead
At invite-only professor parties, in the secret hallways of elk lodges, and in hushed tones in barbershops and hair salons, it’s all the rage these days for people who think they have “inside baseball” knowledge to say that we’re living in the matrix. The statement is usually followed by a haughty chuckle and a nervous smile, indicating that the speaker, while a to-be-respected possessor of arcane knowledge, is also scared shitless. And the statement is true, and scary, enough.
But before the Wachowski Brothers movie that made the concept of the matrix famous, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. had created an entire matrix-like world composed entirely of the nightmare of government-run everything. And there was only one, albeit painful, way out: The Monkey House.
Oh, you don’t think we’re living in a world of government-run everything right now? In case you missed it, here’s the real news:
– Government Passing Forced Fluoridation Laws:
– OBAMACARE, Nationalized Healthcare (Death Panels = Ethical Suicide Parlors):
– National Defense Authorization Act (Indefinite Detention of American Citizens for Any Reason, as Decided by the President):
– NDRP (Nationalization of ALL Aspects of the Economy Under Any Circumstance, as Decided by the President):
- The Biological Assault Against Humanity (Sterilization Through Food and Water):
– The Overpopulation Propaganda Revealed as Total Myth (Thought Control):
– Consumers Ingesting Mystery Meat (Pink Slime) with Poisonous Gas:
NOTE: These links are all from one source, PrisonPlanet.com. I did that for convenience, but stories from any number of press outlets will give you the same information.
Here’s the thing. In movies and novels, the hero who saves the oppressive day and frees the oppressed people is always a singular person, usually with remarkable, superhuman powers. You know them: Superman, Spiderman, V from V for Vendetta, Neo in The Matrix, Billy the Poet, on and on. And the reason for this, of course, is for storytelling simplicity—it’s much easier to craft a story about 1 person defeating the forces of evil, which are usually represented 1 or 2 villainous types who are the dark counterbalance to the light of goodness the hero brings to the table.
But in order for us ALL to overcome the current, ACTUAL evil tyranny we’re oppressed by today (usually done by stealth), there’s going to have to be MILLIONS of heroes doing heroic things in their own ways every single day. The system is so wide-spread, so all-encompassing, that it’s going to take constitutionalists running for sheriff (Hunter S. Thompson did), people going to their local city council and speaking out on the issues, people protesting in the streets, people making noise online, and people doing thousands of other small things which will all, eventually, add up to resounding victory. It’s not going to be one guy in tights who will rise up to save everyone, it seems to me.
It’ll be a lot harder to write a story about, but the simple fact is, we all have to save ourselves. And the knowledge of that fact can result in one of two emotions.
- Depression: Because there is no white knight coming to save you, you might feel that the situation is completely hopeless. You buy bon bons, drink fluoride water, watch TV, and wait for the darkness.
- Empowerment: Knowing you must rely on yourself and that the individual is inherently sovereign, you find a strength and power within yourself that you didn’t even know you had. You take every opportunity you can to fight the evil tyranny descending upon you with an unsurpassed energy. To your surprise and delight, you find that the resistance—fighting for what’s right according to our God-given rights—is its own glory. No matter what happens, you know you can look back on a life valiantly led, a life of courage and conviction. A life worth writing about.
And I’ll even make you a deal. If you make the Empowerment choice, send me the details of what you’re doing, and I’ll put them together into an anthology. I’ll put out a book—A Liberty Libro!—exposing the glory and high honor of these grassroots political activities.
But either way, ultimately, the choice is up to you. It’s really no big deal. It’s only something that the fate of all of humanity depends on.Tweet