It is clear that we are presently on a path to authoritarianism / tyranny. Are we already there? Yes. To varying extents, in my opinion. What’s yours?
Throughout history, free societies have descended into tyranny. What was their threshold of tyranny? When their populations realized they can use the power of government to give themselves benefits at the expense of others.
Many will sacrifice their freedoms and liberty for a variety of reasons. Money and wealth. Perceived safety. Free stuff. “Bread & Circuses”. Humans are not angels. Some crave power and control over others.
A government will naturally expand beyond its basic role. It’s the natural order of things. Unless diligently limited and curtailed (the original intent of the U.S. Constitution).
Unbridled, a government will begin to infringe on liberty and people’s rights. Eventually it grows into a authoritarian / tyrannical behemoth. History reveals that it can get much worse than that…
A tyrannical government will first clamp down on free speech and political opposition.
Regarding the the 1st amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
Frederick Douglass said, “Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down.”
True to the core. We are seeing the dread of tyrants in real time, right now. The Globalist elites in cooperation with the U.S. “deep state” entities, Big Tech and almost 100% of mainstream media. They have been, and are, striking down the thoughts and opinions of dissent against their far-left globalist political ideology and goals to bring us all under their one-world dominion rule.
When free speech has been curtailed, the defense of freedom becomes much more difficult, if not impossible. It is always the priority in the order of things.
It’s so bad right now that it’s causing a ‘chilling affect’. That’s when people think twice about speaking, writing, or in any way challenging or opposing. Why? For fear of being targeted in some way. It suppresses free speech.
Dissenting political opinion is being targeted in extreme fashion, right now. Tactics include shadow banning, outright banning, doxing, canceling (cancel culture), intimidation, threats, assault, and even murder.
It even happens on my little blog… There are those who lurk and wait until I post a politically oriented article. Or any article which challenges the present mainstream opinion about (anything). They jump in to intentionally disrupt our conversations and ridicule. They are everywhere. They’re “all-in”. Even right here.
Our Present Forms of Tyranny
We are most certainly under varying forms of Medical Tyranny as we speak. And coordinated Big Tech Tyranny, Progressive/Marxist Identity Politics Cancel Culture Tyranny, and to a large extent, Government Tyranny.
Definition of Tyranny
Merriam-Webster definition of tyranny
1. oppressive power; especially : oppressive power exerted by government
2. a government in which absolute power is vested in a single ruler
3. a rigorous condition imposed by some outside agency or force
Oxford definition of tyranny
Cruel and oppressive government or rule
Dictionary.Reference.com definition of tyranny
-arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority
-oppressive or unjustly severe government on the part of any ruler
-the government or rule of a tyrant or absolute ruler
Macmillan definition of tyranny
1. cruel and unfair treatment by someone in a position of power
2. the power that something has to control people’s lives and the way that they behave
3. a government that treats people in a cruel and unfair way, using force to control them
Collins definition of tyranny
-government by a tyrant or tyrants; despotism
-similarly oppressive and unjust government by more than one person
-arbitrary, unreasonable, or despotic behavior or use of authority
I know, you know this… We’re headed towards difficult times. Two entirely opposite and opposing human ideologies are clashing. At least 73 million patriots opposed the direction of one-world-rule and authoritarianism on November 3rd. Apparently a similar number oppose our national sovereignty, individualism, freedom & liberty. Seemingly half want to live under government rule by a conglomeration of authoritarian government and big corp globalist elites. While the other half just wants government out of their life to the extent of its original founding.
So let me ask you. How much worse will the varying forms of our tyranny get?
People will tolerate until it until it is intolerable. It has happened slow and sure. We have been frogs slowly boiled in water. Some frogs are beginning to jump out. Those that do are being whack-a-moled. Will there ever be a “critical mass”? Food for thought.