The Horns of the Dilemma

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I’ve had folks e-mail me now and then complaining about my too-shrill tone here as regards this sort of thing, saying that FederalGovCo shouldn’t be regarded as tyrannical because “nobody is actually going into gulags yet,” and that “it’s not as if we’re actually like Nazi Germany, with people being sent to the ovens” and such-like. If that’s the standard by which tyranny is to be measured–rather than the one laid out by the Founders, say–then it’ll be a very long time indeed before any real changes are demanded. And an awful lot of us are going to be way too quiescent, so to speak, to demand it.

I pay such people no attention. They are the ones who will eventually slink away, to Canada or somewhere else, hoping their chains will continue to rest lightly on their bowed shoulders.

In their own way they are worse than the active, obvious tyrants, because they enable such monsters in the name of pragmatic reason. They are both cowardly and stupid, and the penalty for both crimes against nature is often, as it should be, death or enslavement.

Some people lust for the whip, but that doesn’t mean I have to respect their peculiar desires. They are cattle waiting for the slaughter. Fat, sleek, stupid cattle, to be sure, but still: Cattle.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


The Horns of the Dilemma — 2 Comments

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  2. I’m with you. Remember the movie Schindler’s List? There is a scene where middle-class Jews are at the train station and he Nazis are ordering each family to write their name and address on their luggage before getting on the trains to the death camps. Even then, there are Jews trying to convince themselves “no, no. If the Nazis were going to kill us they wouldn’t need our info on our luggage. The Nazis will see we are dressed as respectable Germans and following orders. They will know we aren’t the problem. They wouldn’t do such a thing.”

    The earlier you fight the less you will have to fight int he future. If you wait until even those in the deepest denial agree with you it will likely be too late to save anything of value.

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