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Sunday, May 12, 2013

No tyranny lurking under the bed

Now go the fuck to sleep, says Big Brother Obama.  Larry Correia takes exception:
Let’s see… The first American president that’s actually had to argue that he’s not a dictator, who has to have a big debate over whether it is okay to just waste American citizens on US soil without any due process, who broke thousands of federal laws in order to ship guns to Mexican drug cartels to drum up phony stats against his political enemies, and who blamed a terrorist attack on a YouTube video, says that the idea that potential tyranny looms is just silly.

Sounds legit to me!

Sure, Barack Obama has grown the federal leviathan bigger and stronger and more intrusive than it has ever been, and it was already bloated, absurd, and terrifying before, but talking about how this government could become too powerful and thus tyrannical like all of the other governments in human history which did the same thing before… well, that’s just crazy talk!
Why, one wonders, is it important to Obama that Americans "reject these voices", the voices that "incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity" and of lurking tyranny?

We know his executive branch is actively targeting political foes in a way that not even Nixon or Clinton ever dared.  We know that his administration regularly lies to the press and the public, about Benghazi and about the IRS investigations.  We know he is openly claiming the legal right to assassinate any American, inside or outside U.S. borders, without due process.  And we know he is seeking to disarm the American people.

So, with all due respect, I submit it would be unwise to heed his advice.  First, it is  simple fact that government is a separate entity; it is neither the people nor the nation.  Second, while government is not necessarily and intrinsically sinister, the actions of the current U.S. government and the present administration most certainly are.

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63 Comments:

Anonymous Tree of Liberty May 12, 2013 5:55 AM  

so thirsty.......

Anonymous DT May 12, 2013 6:08 AM  

We know his executive branch is actively targeting political foes in a way that not even Nixon or Clinton ever dared.

This...this right here. The IRS scandal alone should ultimately result in Obama's impeachment and removal from office. I know it won't, but it should.

What Nixon did doesn't even begin to compare.

Anonymous Krul May 12, 2013 6:14 AM  

Why, one wonders, is it important to Obama that Americans "reject these voices", the voices that "incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity" and of lurking tyranny?

How does it go? "First they ignore you, then they mock you, then they fight you, then you win"... something like that. Maybe we're in transition from steps 2 to 3.

Or maybe Obama is just a typical rabbit who can't stand the thought that people who disagree with him exist. Popularity uber alles.

Blogger JDC May 12, 2013 7:15 AM  

We need to get rid of the abomination in the oval office and replace it with Owen's.

Blogger tz May 12, 2013 7:23 AM  

Not under the bed, "politics make strange bedfellows", and it is a bestial manage a trois with a donkey and elephant (when it is not in the living room).

"Submit to our rape (literally with the TSA) or the terrorists will get you or you won't have health-care, ow worse".

Obama is only incrementally worse than Bush, in some ways he is more honest and clear. Of course by the most open administraion, he meant the treasury purse to his cronies.

Government might not be intrinsically sinister but it is intrinsically corrupting (Acton) or like fire, a terrible master (Washington).

Anonymous wcu May 12, 2013 7:44 AM  

Mmmm....these tyranny sheets, blankets ancd pillows are so warm and cozy...just 5 moar minutes of slavery sleep pleazzee...what? I kanz sleep as long as I like?!...ahhh...nuffin like the sweet sleep of those who hate, fear and loath true liberty and freedom!...zzzzzz

Blogger Jerry E Beuterbaugh May 12, 2013 8:03 AM  

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http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-sunday-drive_12.html

Blogger IM2L844 May 12, 2013 8:13 AM  

Barack Obama was giving a commencement speech the other day and said the following:

"Still, you’ll hear voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s the root of all our problems, even as they do their best to gum up the works; or that tyranny always lurks just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, creative, unique experiment in self-rule is just a sham with which we can’t be trusted."

Obama reads Vox Popoli.

dh = Da Half-breed?

Anonymous Karl the Confused Libertarian May 12, 2013 9:02 AM  

Who cares about that IRS thing. Bunch of teatard sellouts. All of them are Jew neocons. Why do I care if the IRS targets Sarah Palin? The real libertarian and conservative revolution is Occupy ...and thanks to connections like Vam Jones, the IRS leaves Occupy groups alone.

Anonymous Maximo Macaroni May 12, 2013 9:03 AM  

Liars gotta lie. The present US govt is the very opposite of "brave, creative or unique".
The IRS investigations are especially insidious because they not only try to punish those who speak out against tyranny, they make anyone who would speak out think twice, much the way newspapers think before publishing a cartoon of Mohammed (pfui!!).
It's not just tyranny, it's terror.

Anonymous Susan May 12, 2013 9:05 AM  

Remember the psych tactics that Obama and Axelrod performed during Obama's first campaign to get us used to a black president? Mainly the fake presidential seal on his podium at every campaign stop. Now they are trying the same tactics to desensitize us to the idea of a dictator like leader with all the little throw away comments he has made in the past 6-8 months or so, like, I would have to be a dictator to do that, or, I'm not a king. All delivered with his patented 'aw shucks' kind of delivery. This is just another tactic of his to get the lofo sheeple prepared.

Anonymous Blaster May 12, 2013 9:07 AM  

So, Obama just referred to the government as an "experiment." Is he hoping it'll fail?

The general idea that people trusting government results in better government tends to be true. And distrust of an otherwise good government can ruin that government. So it's important that people not unfairly distrust the government. But the trust still must be earned for this to work. Trust not something you can just ask for. (When people do ask "just trust me" they are cashing in a trust surplus. Asking the same when you haven't earned a surplus of trust will be taking on a trust debt that must be paid back.)

Blogger Dr. Faust May 12, 2013 9:32 AM  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDll7FTgcIA

The following is a video deconstructing the failed logic and doublespeak present in Obama's address.

Anonymous cheddarman May 12, 2013 9:48 AM  

Obama must be feeling very confident, turning on his enablers. He is going after pro-israel jewish neocons.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/348013/irs-inquisition-update

Anonymous Godfrey May 12, 2013 9:50 AM  

Even they begin recognize they've lost legitimacy. For a significant portion of the masses, they lost it decades ago.

Sorry ruling political class morons, it's too little too late. You're done. You already have no legitimacy.

Anonymous Quartermain May 12, 2013 9:55 AM  

For those who would heed Obama's advice:

I have some ocean front property in the mid-west I could let them have at a good fair price.

Anonymous Stilicho May 12, 2013 10:11 AM  

I expect to see more and more people dropping out in various ways until the government tries to violently force them back onto the socialist plantation. This will occur as the economic "locks" used to force water (economic activity) to flow uphill through the government approved canal begin to fail with increasing regularity due to the lack of power to overcome economic laws. As the economic water starts to flow in its natural direction, the government that depends on the unnatural flow of economic activity will become increasingly desperate and take increasingly desperate measures to preserve the status quo. After that, all bets are off. Right now, we're just seeing the initial reaction to a vague sense that things are not working the way they were planned. Expect worse.

Anonymous TheExpat May 12, 2013 10:21 AM  

I expect to see more and more people dropping out in various ways

Enjoy the Decline

Anonymous Godfrey May 12, 2013 10:23 AM  

Intellectual Sappers undermine the legitimacy of the ruling regime one person at a time.

The mining continues unabated. The overt corruption, oppression and greed of the ruling classes makes the digging easy.

Blogger Robert Clark May 12, 2013 10:27 AM  

I learned this in a "band booster parent" organization of all places:
"Wherever two or more are gathered there is....back stabbing,lying,incompetence and treachery.
I think the U.S. government is comprised of more than two. I suspect that "love" has little place in our government...it's crowded out by hate.

Anonymous Porky May 12, 2013 10:38 AM  

"reject these voices" he said - as he purchased another half billion rounds of hollow points.

Anonymous Godfrey May 12, 2013 10:50 AM  

The government is "WE"? I don't remember receiving a bail-out check in the mail. I seem to remember about 80% of "WE" opposing the bail-outs. I remember "WE" watching the bailouts passed anyway.

I also remember a large majority of "WE" opposing Obama-care and watching it passing anyway.

Gosh, I wonder why so many people see the government as corrupt, oppressive and illegitimate?

Anonymous FP May 12, 2013 10:56 AM  

GLpiggy interprets Preezy Obumbles ode to mothers:

http://glpiggy.net/2013/05/12/presidential-mothers-day-proclamations-from-personal-to-political/

From the Prez:
"Mothers pioneered a path to the vote, from Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment. They helped write foundational protections into our laws, like freedom from workplace discrimination and access to affordable health care. They shattered ceilings in business and government, on the battlefield and on the court. With every step, they led the way to a more perfect Union, widening the circle of opportunity for our daughters and sons alike."

Anonymous Anonymous May 12, 2013 10:58 AM  

Gov't is NOT separate from the people. Most Americans support an obviously corrupt and evil gov't, thus most Americans are corrupt and evil. I hope the cleansing in blood occurs in my lifetime. I'll joyously wade knee deep.

Anonymous ianh May 12, 2013 10:59 AM  

Gov't is NOT separate from the people. Most Americans support an obviously corrupt and evil gov't, thus most Americans are corrupt and evil. I hope the cleansing in blood occurs in my lifetime. I'll joyously wade knee deep.

Anonymous Andre May 12, 2013 11:08 AM  

You guys think you have it bad... check this new ad for the party that's governing Brazil. It's giving brazilians the goosebumps. We (myself not included, I never vote for the Left) were fooled into thinking that Socialism was "good" and capitalism was "evil". Now we are reaping the results, including a full-keynesian Finance Minister who's ruining our economy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcE_u1oXy0s

Anonymous Razoraid May 12, 2013 11:17 AM  

Obama told all of us he needs a civilian force, just as well equipped and funded as DOD for security inside CONUS. Yes, I'm sure taxpayers would be delighted to shell out for an army of wet-behind-the ears, jargon-spouting, self-styled geniuses to saddle the nation with their half-bake, experience-free ideas.

Anonymous DonReynolds May 12, 2013 11:18 AM  

Let's not forget....Obama and his minions are convinced that the Constitution of the United States is nothing more than a list of strongly worded suggestions. As they have demonstrated, the rule of law now means ....the laws of the United States are what Obama and his staffers have decided it is. They will ignore the laws they do not like, write new regulations and executive orders to create the ones that Congress will not pass, sue state governments who attempt to defend themselves from Federal tyranny, and invite foreign citizens to invade this country. (Now it seems clear that Valerie Jerrett is just another example of the Leftist Chicago trash, using her influence with Obama to STOP four separate attacks on Osama bin Laden. No wonder these same people did nothing while the US Consulate in Benghazi was attacked for 17 hours!)

I realize that sometimes it is only necessary to change the meaning of words in order to gut legislation. For example, the "work" requirements under welfare can now be satisfied with bed rest and book reading. For example, illegal aliens are counted as "deported" if they are taken to a different state. Since this is the classic Orwellian double speak of "1984", why should anyone think it might be TYRANNY?

Anonymous Porky May 12, 2013 11:54 AM  

Godfrey: "Sorry ruling political class morons, it's too little too late. You're done. You already have no legitimacy."

Godfrey, the government is perfectly legitimate.

And you don't exist.

Anonymous DonReynolds May 12, 2013 11:57 AM  

Obama sez....."Pay No Attention to that man behind the curtain....THE GREAT AND POWERFUL OZ HAS SPOKEN!"

Anonymous Mr. Pea May 12, 2013 11:59 AM  

Obama told all of us he needs a civilian force, just as well equipped and funded as DOD for security inside CONUS.

The DHS, its subsidiaries, and NGO partners fill that role.

'Citizen' means anyone not affiliated with the DoD.

Anonymous Anonagain May 12, 2013 12:06 PM  

You guys think you have it bad... check this new ad for the party that's governing Brazil.

Bloody hell.

We (myself not included, I never vote for the Left) were fooled into thinking that Socialism was "good" and capitalism was "evil".

Considering that Socialism has failed every time it's been tried, being fooled is no excuse. Socialism appeals to the weak, lazy, envious, and control freaks - the worst elements of a society.

When a population becomes rotten, its government becomes Socialist. Put a check mark next to Brazil. It is ready for the New World Order.

Anonymous kh123 May 12, 2013 12:14 PM  

"...what they suggest is that our brave, creative, unique experiment in self-rule is just a sham with which we can’t be trusted."

1/3rd of everyone's paycheck disappearing into State and Federal oblivion is as much self-rule as war is peace. Which might explain why we're still in Pashtunistan. Or why Chechens feel a need to freestyle cook on American street corners.

Anonymous Porky May 12, 2013 12:21 PM  

The DHS, its subsidiaries, and NGO partners fill that role.

The 'First Responders' will be knocking on your doors very soon. You know, just to make sure everything's ok.


Anonymous Anonagain May 12, 2013 12:27 PM  

Socialism is like crack. There are so many horror stories about the effects of socialism that everyone must know it's really bad shit. Yet, the dealers still manage, time and again, to sell it to the masses of idiots who just cannot resist trying it anyway, looking for an escape from their miserable reality. They inevitably become addicted at which point the dealers own them. Then their miserable reality turns into a nightmare.

Socialism is the drug of choice of the great unwashed.

Anonymous Castro May 12, 2013 12:54 PM  

Socialism! Come for the free stuff - stay for the purge!

Anonymous srg May 12, 2013 12:56 PM  

Hearing talk like Obama's, denial of the legitimacy of vigilance over our freedom, brings home to me the necessity that the remaining free Americans be firmly rooted in the history, economics, and philosophy of freedom. But not merely rooted – it is important to be well-versed and capable of persuasively arguing the position.

For myself, I regret that I lack even the fundamentals that many here possess. So I ask those here (including our host) to recommend a reading list that might comprise a comprehensive intellectual and moral basis for the position of the free American.

For economics, Mises and Rothbard seem to be good places to start. But what about American (or other relevant) history? And beyond the Bible, anything for "American" philosophy?

Anonymous Mr. Pea May 12, 2013 1:02 PM  

Well, you can start at The Avalon Project

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/

You can start at the 17th century, scroll down and see what pricks your interest.

Lots of good reading.

Anonymous kh123 May 12, 2013 1:15 PM  

...It's not that folks think that Babel's going to succeed; it's the anticipation that the general incompetence of the builders and the thing's own weight is going to bring it crashing down on everyone sooner or later. That and the waste of the public's resources in building it.

Anonymous Porky May 12, 2013 1:17 PM  

@srg

Thoreau. Rothbard. Josiah Warren.

Anonymous Anonagain May 12, 2013 1:21 PM  

But not merely rooted – it is important to be well-versed and capable of persuasively arguing the position.

It is more important to be well-armed and capable of standing up for your position. If evil could be persuaded it would not exist. There is no argument that will change the mind of those intent on destroying this country as we know it. And they have the media and all the powers of persuasion on their side. See last election.

Anonymous Paul Durow May 12, 2013 1:43 PM  

Drudge linked to this article today:

Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform.

Good times.

Anonymous DonReynolds May 12, 2013 1:49 PM  

But not merely rooted – it is important to be well-versed and capable of persuasively arguing the position.

Anonagain..."It is more important to be well-armed and capable of standing up for your position. If evil could be persuaded it would not exist. There is no argument that will change the mind of those intent on destroying this country as we know it. And they have the media and all the powers of persuasion on their side. See last election."

I agree, Anonagain. Being well-versed and full of friendly persuasion is good for a free exchange of ideas, but the enemies of freedom are not interested in a debate. They already know the differences between freedom and slavery....and they prefer slavery, for the rest of us.

Being armed is a good thing IF YOUR ONLY INTENTION IS SELF DEFENSE. To seek out and engage the enemy, you need a plan.

Anonymous tron3dfx May 12, 2013 2:16 PM  

Yup just crazy talk! We'll go back to sleep now with my Springfield 1911 underneath the pillow!

Anonymous srg May 12, 2013 2:25 PM  

@Anonagain, DonReynolds

It is more important to be well-armed and capable of standing up for your position.

I assumed that here, of all places, being well-armed and ready is taken as granted. I didn't mean to imply that I consider edification and persuasion paramount, above even self-defense. But the rudiments, at least, are indispensable. What would you have to defend otherwise?

There is the responsibility to bolster one's loved ones who may be less firmly rooted in the fundamental principles of liberty, to teach one's children, and to persuade those open to persuasion, while there's still time.

That aim is more effectively achieved if oneself is well-versed in these things.

Anonymous Anonagain May 12, 2013 2:40 PM  

To seek out and engage the enemy, you need a plan.

After witnessing the jackboots in action after Boston, I started thinking that such a force relies heavily on electronics, and that perhaps in addition to conventional metal works, it might be very handy to have one of these around.

I'm thinking that setting off one of those would seriously mess with their command, control, communications.

But I don't think Wal-Mart carries them... Although, they don't appear prohibitively sophisticated to manufacture.

Anonymous DonReynolds May 12, 2013 3:21 PM  

Anonagain....

If you want to flood all channels and frequencies with very loud white noise, broadcast in a very uncontrolled way with a high voltage electric spark, using either 220 or 110 volts. It is messy and non-discriminate, but cheap to make. (Kinda like a very loud dog whistle you can only hear with a radio.) To make it more interesting, make the spark intermittent, rather than continuous. Your best bet on equipment is going to be electric, without being electronic.....crude but high voltage. No, you cannot get that at WalMart but any radio buff can give you the cheap version.

From what I saw in the Boston event, the jackboots are extremely vulnerable to booby traps, claymores, and hand-tossed fragmentation and incendiary devices. They moved about in densely-packed formations of platoon-size phalanxes. That means a large, slow target.

Anonymous Anonagain May 12, 2013 3:56 PM  

Good to know, Reynolds. I see what you mean. I've always thought one of these little guys should be in everyone's inventory of survival gear. Might be effective on a large, slow target.

Apparently, a few Attila the Hun genes made it into my DNA.

Blogger Scott May 12, 2013 4:30 PM  

Obama will walk away clean from both Benghazi and IRS problems. In fact both will likely be used *against* the republican party during the 2014 and 2016 election cycles. This will happen because the mainstream media shapes what most people believe. And so far their unwillingness to pull the trigger on either story is evidence enough (for me) that nothing is different this time around. The media's participation and complicity in the last election and the results of it should at least give pause to the rationale mind. It's all about information and who controls it. Unfortunately free thinkers have very little control of it.

Anonymous Godfrey May 12, 2013 4:46 PM  

The wealthy international elites are incompetent. Proof? They selected the arrogant bumbling buffoon Obama as their stooge President to sell State power. This is the best their blood money could buy? What a joke.

Anonymous Porky May 12, 2013 4:53 PM  

The wealthy international elites are incompetent.

And yet they have succeeded for over a century.

What a joke.

On you, perhaps, if you truly believe they are incompetent.

Anonymous scoobius dubious May 12, 2013 5:21 PM  

Starts with a J, always does, nothing will really change until John Q. Shegetz and Mary C. Shiksa wake up and getz that simple but annoying fact into their thick skullz.

As they like to say, the amateurs discuss strategy and tactics, while the professionals discuss the weather and the terrain.

Well guess what the terrain consists of. Now get to work, ya buncha f#ckin retards.

Anonymous Dot connector May 12, 2013 5:22 PM  

"...It's not that folks think that Babel's going to succeed; it's the anticipation that the general incompetence of the builders and the thing's own weight is going to bring it crashing down on everyone sooner or later. That and the waste of the public's resources in building it."

Given the foundations that Babel 2.0 sits on it's only a matter of time.

Blogger Phoenician May 12, 2013 5:59 PM  

Uh-huh.

End of Term Date # Government Employees (GE) Population (P) GE/P Ratio

Obama Dec. 2012 21,925 315,255 6.9%
GW Bush Dec. 2008 22,555 306,004 7.4%
Clinton Dec. 2000 20,804 283,696 7.3%
GHW Bush Dec. 1992 18,878 258,413 7.3%
Reagan Dec. 1988 17,736 246,056 7.2%

So now we have a dipshit quoting a liar.

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein May 12, 2013 6:04 PM  

This post has this old neo-con [NEO-CONFEDERATE!!] agnostic feeling positively Ecclesiastical.

Not in The Byrds' way, but in the "There is nothing new under the sun" way.

Obama is a piker compared to Lincoln or even FDR.

Turn.... turn.... turn...

Blogger James Dixon May 12, 2013 7:49 PM  

Phony shows up with his usual level of incompetence.

Those are total government employees. Federal, state, and local; not just federal.

Anonymous Mr. Pea May 12, 2013 11:30 PM  

What a joke.

Did your momma just spit you out? Being 53, I remember where we were. Here we are. Try to imagine where we will be. Do try to keep up.

Anonymous NYTimes May 13, 2013 3:08 AM  

You don't have to believe in "a vast right-wing conspiracy" to be deeply troubled by the irrational antipathy displayed by the average Tea Partier for President Obama. Democrats in general do not come in the kind of vituperative hostility he does. It's a striking contrast to the days of his predecessor, when Congressional Republicans (and of course, the vice president) regularly came in for as much or even more pillorying than Bush 43. Furthermore, the corrosiveness of the far right's rhetoric troubles me less than the enthusiasm with which the GOP has embraced that rhetoric.

It's easy to dismiss conspiracy theories. It's a lot more troubling to contemplate the gleefully obdurate politicos of the far right who have no interest in governing. They hold office solely to play the most destructive of political games: hobbling government to the point where the citizenry at large loses all confidence in it.

Revel in the IRS's embarrassment if you wish, Mr. Douthat. I'll be lamenting what a minority of extremists has done to the nation.

REAL, ACTUAL COMMENT FROM: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/opinion/sunday/douthat-the-taxman-vs-the-tea-party.html?pagewanted=all

Blogger Jamie-R May 13, 2013 5:13 AM  

Obama will come undone. Not now. But his era is just a moment in American history. Nothing is greater than the things put in flow by the Constitution, it may be breaking apart, but it still stops individual Presidents and their worshippers. There is no Genius (Clinton), Saviour (Obama), or Monarch (Kennedy), as neither there is no Idiot Pleb (Bush), Greedy Nut (Reagan), or Corrupt Hater (Nixon).

Blogger Jamie-R May 13, 2013 5:16 AM  

The most trying times in the USA continue under the watch of Democratic Presidents. They are treasonous to the point of contempt. True Americans must rid themselves of the emotional spellbinding they produce. The media creates so much goodwill for them, but it is principles that matter, not feelings.

Blogger Jamie-R May 13, 2013 5:19 AM  

I tend to think Obama now understands the system and sees that whites have never been out for race, just out for preserving government at its limited most, so that businesses can come into being, so that people can take their income and make their own choices, so that those that don't choose good choices wind up on that fat fuck Michael Moore's videos about working and paying tax THEIR WHOLE LIFE, yet they've been screwed, no, you ALWAYS have a choice. No one else should have to pay for them.

Blogger Jamie-R May 13, 2013 5:47 AM  

No one else should have to pay for them.

Lady Liberty. Check New York Harbour you fucking Democrats.

Anonymous dh May 13, 2013 5:09 PM  

You dishonestly quoted Obama's speach:

incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s the root of all our problems

There are in fact people who think of government as the root of all our problems, and they are idiots.

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