by Dr. Thomas M. Cole J.D.
What with all the turmoil and distractions going on the last few years, we seem to have forgotten who is in charge. The government. It’s the government who knows what is best for us. The government who decides where we will live, what we will learn, what cars to drive, what information we will see and how to heat our home, if we have one.
This nanny state does take a lot of pressure off our shoulders. Without the constraints placed upon us by government technocracy, we would be forced to understand our world in ways that are just too difficult for most people. We are now free to contemplate the real important things, like how to pay off our property taxes, mortgages, keeping a roof overhead and the lights on.
And since we are now reduced to cave man and cave person status, all our time may now be delivered to those primal maters of survival, entertainment, and procreation while our government technocrats make the big decisions. Decisions like whether we will take a flu shot or take our chances. Regardless of any facts or numbers. And just so you know this essay is to be written without the use of any cumbersome and pesky numbers to get in the way of our thinking.
As I was saying the government has now taken over our important decisions, so that we are now free to contemplate other things. A former California governor once said, ‘The scariest words ever heard are, I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Well, are we ever getting helped? Never seen so much help. These last few years have been very helpful. We’ve seen children being helped into spreading racial hatred and changing their genders at will. We’ve seen rioters, arsonists and cop killers being helped to express themselves. And of course, we have been helped to see that government is always in the right and can do no wrong. After all, they have all your money, and you are just a small cog in a very small, unimportant wheel. And be sure to pay your due in taxes on time for all this help.
It’s not without a touch of irony to see government employees suddenly confronted with government intrusion into their bloodstreams. As good government supporters we may ask, what happened to my body my choice? And I thought I had rights as a government worker? And how could you do this to me? Like a poor destitute female in a 1820’s marriage, our former pleased as punch to be a government workers are now helpless waifs thrown to the wolves. Oops, a number has appeared.
Yet these .gov employees are now simply joining the ranks of private sector employment where workers can obey or be fired. It’s a rough world out there, and the unions are not going to help government workers this time. Private sector or government sector you are going to obey or be terminated, that’s the rule of the jungle. And our jungle is run by the government. That is the fear of the ages; be preyed upon by the titans and bullies or take your chances with big government. Now we have both.
Watching a fine technocrat answering a BOS question does the government have the right to force certain elements into a citizen’s blood stream, the answer? ‘Why yes the supreme court in Gluterman vs Ambercrom (1903) (number sorry) said the government can force small-pox inoculation into any persons arm any time they want.’
Well, that settles that. The technocrat has spoken, let all doubts be vanquished. But why are these elected BOS voices of the people, not asking and listening to non-government voices? There are plenty of qualified medical persons and legal minds outside the government who have different opinions… Ah there’s the rub. Elected BOS voices of the people only listen to other government voices. There you see, the government knows best and is here to help you. Stop asking confusing questions.
And so, we enter a new age of freedom. Freedom from worry and want. No need to think too hard because government will take care of all the thinking and deciding. Now a few will chafe at this being led around by the nose like a fat cow to slaughter situation, but they are not in the government and so do not matter. They are dissidents and are not to be trusted. What matters is that we accept the message from our giant, bloated, indiscriminate, unwieldy government. You will obey.
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