“Most of us imagine the transformation of a free society to a tyrannical state in Hollywood terms, as a melodramatic act of violence like a military coup or an armed insurrection. Tocqueville knows better. He foresees a slow death of freedom. The power of the centralized government will gradually expand, meddling in every area of our lives until, like a lobster in a slowly heated pot, we are cooked without ever realizing what has happened. The ultimate horror of Tocqueville’s vision is that we will welcome it, and even convince ourselves that we control it.”
Michael Ledeen ‘We are all fascists now.. ..’
This article sums up the mechanism by which we’re being stripped of our freedom, and it’s devastatingly accurate. Nothing short of insurrection will halt the process and of course, insurrection is likely to produce a ‘new boss” equally opposed to liberty as the old one.
But that’s not really the point–we need to establish a process, an inevitable reaction to those who are enslaving us.
Nothing else will make the bastards take notice and back off.