Charles E. Corry, Ph.D., F.G.S.A.
December 26, 2011
In my 70+ years in this incarnation I have learned to deeply distrust those with pious intentions. And if those self-same individuals take the government's coin in payment for their piety I have come to truly fear them.
There is no question that the human race has produced monsters at all times throughout the world. But the worst exist using the power of government. Stalin, Hitler, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, are obvious examples. But it is the thousands of petty monsters under them who carry out their destruction.
Most humans will not deliberately do evil as an individual. Typically they must be trained and part of a special team, even among military or police. Toward that end uniforms are important and have been used by tyrannical governments throughout history. And promoting such evil, even by specially-trained teams, typically requires a defined "enemy." In Nazi Germany it was Jews, Gypsies, and non-Aryans. To be successful and sustainable, the "enemy" list must always grow. In America, as an example, for special weapons and tactics (SWAT) teams and drug enforcement agents more and more "drug fiends" must be identified even though the principal substance their victims use is medically safe and even beneficial.
So today we find SWAT teams ever more widely used in the War on Drugs, the War on Terror, and the war on American citizens. Only a SWAT team is likely to be breaking down your door at 2 AM because some anonymous informer said you had an 1/8th of marijuana in your possession. Or shooting you in front of your wife and child after breaking down the door.
However, unconstrained and vicious their actions may become in a tyrannical state, and though they are the most visible, police are simply too few in number to carry out the multitude of tasks essential to oppressing a people. And the problem isn't just those who are openly trumpeting for tyranny, e.g., our Congress and President, who are the real danger, but all the little termites progressively gnawing away at freedom in their bureaucratic cubicles; who obey without question or thought the outrageous actions they are told to take; or take on their own initiative for the "good of the children," or some other "greater good." They are the real danger to our freedoms. As Adolf Hitler pointed out: "As long as government is perceived as working for the benefit of children, the people happily will endure almost any curtailment of liberty."
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