A woman by the name of Flo Kennedy once stated; …
“There can be no really pervasive system of oppression, …
…without the consent of the oppressed.
What it means is, that by living in America, or even visiting America, (or any nation for that matter), it is understood that you accept the conditions and the laws of the nation.
Question: Can a visitor from another country be arrested for violating America’s laws?
As I have expounded previously, there is no middle ground to provide sanctuary, if you choose to use the facilities and privileges of a nation, you are unequivocally subject to that nation’s laws and that nation’s recourse should you violate any of the nation’s laws.
To the imbeciles that will undoubtedly shoot me an email or leave a comment to remind me of diplomatic immunity, don’t bother, as diplomatic immunity is a duly constituted law.
Question: How many laws are there in America?
(SearchAmelia.com) is currently reporting 40,627 laws in America as of 2010.
I have a grain of salt, how about you?
Question: Does it actually matter how many laws there are in America?
What matters in America, or in any nation is the application and execution of the law. If a law is ignored by those sworn to enforce the law, the law has no power.
According to Webster: “pow·er,” (in context) n. The exercise of control; via authority.
“Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.”
Aldous Leonard Huxley, (1894 – 1963) was an English writer, philosopher and a prominent member of the Huxley family.
Best known for his novels including (Brave New World), set in a dystopian London, (The Doors of Perception), which recalls experiences when taking a psychedelic drug, and a wide-ranging output of essays.
Huxley edited the magazine “Oxford Poetry,” and published short stories, poetry, travel writing, film stories and scripts.
He spent the later part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death.
Huxley was a humanist, pacifist, and satirist. He became deeply concerned that humans might become subjugated through the sophisticated use of the mass media or mood-altering drugs, or tragically affected by misunderstanding or the misapplication of increasingly sophisticated technology.
Huxley later became interested in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism, in particular, Universalism.
He is also well known for his use of psychedelic drugs. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time. (Source, Wikipedia).
According to Webster: “in·tel·lec·tu·al,” (in context) Rational rather than emotional.
Albeit, (in this writer’s opinion), an “intellectual” can also be defined as lazy, aloof and indifferent to reality. Especially an intellectual that dips into psychedelic drugs.
In my world the folks that need drugs to make sense of the world are addicts, and/or, more correctly, folks that have left the building.
“People will come to love their own oppression, and to adore the technologies that undo their capacity to think.
Question: How many of you that understand what Aldous Huxley is saying and what I have written, truly believe that you are not responsible for yourself or your actions?
Although I do not personally subscribe to Huxley’s doctrine, he did generate the following words; …
“There will be, in the next generation, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude and producing dictatorships without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from their desire to rebel by propaganda and brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods, and this will be the final revolution.”
Considering the current dependence on Cymbalta, Prozac and Viagra, I’m thinkin’ ‘ol Huxley was unequivocally onto something… 🙂
Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow