Authored by Goldbuggal
Have we, indeed, become “The Stepford People.” What in the hell is the matter with everyone? Are you afraid you might get an “owie” if you take a stand? What a shame to give up our country without a peep .. but that’s exactly what is happening.
First, we ignored our founders. Then we poured trillions of dollars into a pitiful education system, teaching the generations to be good boys and girls and obey authority. All this money and effort could have been spared had we only listened to this old French guy, who had it figured out in the 16th Century:
“Obviously there is no need of fighting to overcome this single tyrant, for he is automatically defeated if the country refuses consent to its own enslavement: it is not necessary to deprive him of anything, but simply to give him nothing; there is no need that the country make an effort to do anything for itself provided it does nothing against itself. It is therefore the inhabitants themselves who permit, or rather, bring about their own subjection, since by ceasing to submit would put an end to their servitude. A people enslaves itself, cuts its own throat, when, having a choice between being vassals and being free men, it deserts its liberties and takes on the yoke, gives consent to its own misery, or, rather, apparently welcomes it.” — French Judge, writer, political philosopher, Etienne de la Boetie, 1530-1563.