Friday, September 7, 2012

Lights Out in Belgium

Oy to the Vey.

This piece is really good, very accurate and horribly depressing! 

"I’m sure you’ve figured it out by now, so let us plumb these depths further. Two unspoken tenets of the contemporary nanny state are (1) you must participate in your own enslavement and (2) you must make every effort to enjoy it. The main mechanisms of enforcement are a subtle blend of humiliation, fear, and guilt."

"You are bombarded daily with propaganda that the reduction of your freedom is “for your own good” and “for the good of society.”

"You are treated like a child, so you begin to act like one. Like any normal child, you seek to avoid pain, and you notice that resisting your enslavement brings you ridicule, guilt, shame, and legal woes from the state and the society at large. You start to give in. Soon you are repeating the propaganda yourself. This completes the process of self-immolation by humiliation. Enforcement by the state yields to self-enforcement: the citizens are simultaneously the prisoners and the prison guards. It must be said that these sorry Belgians are, and have been, complicit in the process that led to this moment."

"Thus I predict that the reaction to the story will be tepid, even in the United States; the masses have had their wills broken like old tinker toys."



Seriously, over my dead body.