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."
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."
TO HELL WITH THAT
I AIN'T NO STINKING TINKER TOY
Seriously, over my dead body.