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The Battered Wife Syndrome Streak in the Liberty Movement

It's 3 am and keys are heard fumbling for the lock at the front door. In stumbles the drunken husband with that familiar look in his eye. The concerned wife literally paralyzed with fear, carefully chooses her words as she knows where it has led before. "Where have you been, I've been worried about you" she squeaks. The husband flies into a drunken rage, tearing up the house and spewing vile insults while smacking her across the face before he retires to their bedroom to pass out.

As the battered wife sits on the couch with ice on her face, she recalls the days when they dated, and how he was a good man with noble intentions and values. "If he could only stop drinking" she asks herself. "Maybe if I were a better wife, or tried a little harder things might be different." "Where did I go wrong," is the last thought that passes through her mind before she nods off from exhaustion.

The husband wakes in the afternoon, staggers into the kitchen still half drunk, and sees the wake of destruction he'd left the night before. His wife is at the stove cooking him breakfast and staring into the pan of bacon and eggs, trying not to reveal her black eye. He gently approaches her and slowly raises his hand to caress the side of her face.

"I'm sorry" he whispers.. "You know I've been having a rough time at work. I didn't mean to hurt you my love. Please forgive me. It won't happen again. I'm still learning and growing. I see the light now and new truths have been revealed to me." The wife breaks down crying and throws her arms around him, knowing deep down that the timer on the vicious cycle, has just been reset.

Some people (including myself) in our movement unfortunately have suffered from a lot of the same characteristics that were in the scenario above. Our movement is filled with good people who want to see the best in others, and want the best for themselves and everyone else. We want to believe that the media will some day come around and be that watchdog and whistle blower that they may have been in the past. We crave truth, transparency, accountability, and stability. We want our elected officials to stand on principle rather than for personal or monetary gain. We want them to honor the promises they made in the beginning when they were initially courting us.

The simple fact is that like alcohol, money, power, and control can be equally if not more addictive. The perpetrators in the corrupt media and Government will say or do whatever they have to, to keep that addiction fed and their jobs secure. In some cases they are like the battered wife, too scared to speak out for fear of losing their income or superficial status they've gained. In others it's just a case of being drunk on power and sick to begin with. They revel in the suffering of others and have no remorse. They feed off the innocence of children and laugh at the ignorance of the populace.

It is time for some in the liberty movement to wake up and look in the mirror. How many times are we going to be smacked in the face by these characters like Beck, Levin, and Limbaugh? Politicians and pundits alike, all try to slink up and caress our cheeks when they think it is safe, but will turn right back around and backhand us when the time comes to feed their addiction and feather their nests. They all have one thing in common, which is trying to maintain your trust so they can keep abusing you.

It is the age old fable of the scorpion and the frog. They sting you because it is in their nature. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. The problem now is that the house of cards along with trust in these individuals is crumbling. They are going to say whatever they can to try and keep or regain your trust.

I'm all for holding out a sliver of hope that some of these individuals will wake up, wander off the reservation and start blowing the whistle, but I am not going to automatically throw my arms around them because they are now claiming to "see the light" while holding out phony apologies. Especially after all of the warnings we have given them in the past. Ignorance is only an excuse for so long.

It's time to get out of this sick relationship IMO. It's time to find common ground with fellow Americans (battered wives)who have been taught to be pitted against us and expose the men behind the curtain, as well as the ones on stage doing their bidding. It's time to try and build bridges with the police and military so they know we are on the same side. It's either that, or they're going to have to pick a side.

We outnumber them. Right now, we have the power of the internet to spread information and plant seeds in so many places like never before. That is probably going to come to an end or be restricted heavily at some point. It's time to start focusing on yourselves and your loved ones and bracing for impact. I'm afraid that the cancer is too far advanced and it's only a matter of time.

You can write me off as cynical or uncaring, but I've become wise to the abuse. How many times are we going to reach out and touch the stove to realize once again that it's hot?

It's either time to bug out, or bunker down. There is a storm on the horizon, and all we can do is manage what is in our sphere of influence. We may not be able to stop the storm, but we can do what we can to try and survive it and rebuild afterward. Part of that preparation, is mustering the courage to stand against those who have been taking advantage of our good nature for far too long.

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ecorob's picture

apparently, your lame street education..

Has fucked you!

Think about it.

You get the real world here.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

You judgebots are only making my point for me

Women are not inferior!!! Stop raising them to believe this... DAMN!

You're getting voted down because

This thread is not focused on the discussion of batterred women, but the comparison between them and our movements willingness to continually support those who don't have our movements best interests at heart. Do you understand the concept of metaphors? That's exactly what this post is. The discussion is not about battered women, but the concept that we give support to people who want to harm us. Not only that, but we do it repeatedly, ignoring their past actions against us.

Your video is irrelevant to the conversation. Period.

I agree,but...

Careful which myths are perpetuated here. Ask RP if feminist rhetoric had any impact on his female fan base. I'll tell you it was massively damaging here in California. But I love the writing and it is a spot on analogy. Most change especially empowerment, begins in our own hearts and minds. Certain elements of sex, style, stature, are not easily parted with and their price is ignored or justified. We can do more to empower women, use of more truthful language for one, after all the damage the feminist movement has done on the back end and affirmative action. These gender issues are so sloppily dealt with.

Please do not fall into this trap...

Do not attribute the battered wife syndrome to the liberty movement. Conservatives, liberals and libertarians all suffer from similar flaws.

This is NOT an issue that should be associate with liberty or the Ron Paul movement.

If you continue to post material as this, then you promote the idea (of the other side) that libertarians are violent.

This is a myth that should NOT be propagated here.

The drunken welfare recipients can commit the same offenses, and in the same numbers.

Totally inappropriate.

I think you need to read it

I think you need to read it more carefully.

Jefferson was not saying there is a bunch of wife beating going on in the Liberty Movement.

Jefferson was drawing a parallel between the powers that be and drunken wife-beaters, and between citizens or liberty movement members and beaten wives.

Drunken husband / battered wife.

Politicians / citizens.

Talking heads who pretend to be pro-freedom (such as Beck) then bash Liberty Movement figures (Such as Ron Paul) when it counts / Liberty Movement.

= = = =
"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

Jefferson's picture

I'll

admit my scenario was a little too wordy and maybe a bit cheesy, but you TOTALLY missed the symbolism of the denial that some of us face when it comes to our expectations of "elected" officials and the mainstream media.

I was not "attributing Battered Wife Syndrome to the liberty movement," and I don't even know where to begin to respond, other than stating that your conclusion is beyond preposterous. Try rereading it.

thanks for taking the time to explain

It was late and I had something I wanted to get feedback on. I didn't take the time your post deserved. I think the feminists are in line with most of the trolls here and I don't think the feminists know why yet.

...

You obviously didn't read and/or comprehend the post.

Freedom in our lifetime! - fiol.us

Is cancer contagious?

"I'm afraid that the cancer is too far advanced and it's only a matter of time."I

Only a matter of time before the cancer in the GOP departs.

WE ARE WINNING WE ARE THE FUTURE

Jefferson aka Mr. Gate Keeper

I have never seen you fight for Liberty.

BUT.
You tend to be very active fighting against activist like me.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I'm embarrassed for you that your own guilty conscience...

...determined this shoe fits you and that you were the target of the analogy, despite Jefferson having even specified in the OP who he was referring to.

How sad that you feel you must repeatedly attack other patriots and marginalize their activism and self-aggrandize your own.

While you're busy trying to belittle Jefferson's activism to prop your own, and while you're calling him (and others) names like "Mr. Gate Keeper", "Satanist", or any number of accusations you've tried to attribute to him in your desparate attempts to disparage him, just know that I call him "FRIEND".

ecorob's picture

You're not an activist.

You're a lush.

Jefferson has more activism in his little finger than you do in your whole body.

You, ll, are what we call courage in a can.

You dish it out. How well do you take it? Well........?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Ecorob

Show me.
YOU magic man!

Satanist you are just as your bro "Jefferson".

FAIL.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

ecorob's picture

I didn't even understand what you wrote.

You've proven my point.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Yes

in his fights.

So called "Jefferson" and you are perfect tools of the evil machine!

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Bump

The other side of this is how these talking heads empower their audiences with the same greed, power and fame they've imbibed.

They tell people what they want to hear so they keep coming back, and back.

Others make excuses. I follow google news to find out what others have heard.

Why would anyone want to now what lies other are stupid enough to swallow, hook line and sinker?

Abandon the MSM for 3 months. It's like missing a soap opera the story line is predictable and easy to recover. Who cares?

Free includes debt-free!

I see it as

verbose gibberish that became the hallmark of DP regulars.

The woman's story is a lame stereotype to incite emotions. Such a woman, if she exists today, is a masocist. 1) First you do not ask a drunken man in the evening (if you know your husband) "where have you been?" You should ask him instead - "what food do you want to eat?" The lady should've given a long thought why her husband prefered spending evenings elsewhere. Calling police is always an option. 2) The fact that husband drinks never envoked a thought in this dumb lady - "may be I am the problem that contributed to my husband's dissatisfaction in life?"

ecorob's picture

Hair-splitting out of touch fool...

You have no idea of real life.

And no idea of symbolism, either. You will die in a fema camp.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

As long as you can

predict future, you may earn some money for bread and butter.

ecorob's picture

and as long as you can't see it...

You will not even have b and b!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

John Stossel was an anti-business reporter

He spent his first years on tv as a consumer advocate, bashing business and 'free enterprise.' Then he woke up.

Just sayin'.

ecorob's picture

Stossel hasn't woken up...

NOBODY "wakes" up and stays on TV. Witness, the judge.

This dippity doo greaser gives the sheeple a little hope. He is the vilest of traitors.

Woken up? LOL.

Ask Judge Napolitano what happens to those who wake up.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Jefferson's picture

ecorob

Thanks for the slack man. You and I agree on a lot of things.

I have to admit that Judge Nap is where I personally fall victim to this "syndrome" I referred to. Even though he has never publicly said a cross word about Dr. Paul, I desperately want to believe that he is one of the lone voices in the wilderness. I desperately want to believe that he is good and true in his heart. I'm finding it hard to trust most anyone who is in the MSM at the National level. The stakes are too high.
Even Ben Swann, as good as he is, knows better than to venture into certain subjects..

ecorob's picture

thanks, j...

You and I and many other folks here are representative of the majority of true libertarians out there (if you must label us).

Anyone one else must be educated to leave their lame street teachings behind. Its tough to let go of the past. We are the majority. Those that focus on fighting us have sinister motives behind them.

I know this because you and I speak truths. Truths are treason is an empire of lies. That's why we are attacked. Sometimes by design, sometimes by ignorance but we'll fight the good fight because of one main theme we hold to...we are right!

We represent America and very few will say we are wrong. If they do they are usually misguided and will soon come to the light once they are tired of being mislead.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

One in a million.

Betting it will happen again is a long shot.

Free includes debt-free!

John Stossel also did a hit-piece on Ron Paul in 2008

John Stossel also did a hit-piece on Ron Paul in 2008. Stossel then hitched his operation on the liberty movement bandwagon when he saw it become popular. If it ever became a liability for him, he'll stab it in the back. How do I know this? He's worked in the MSM for over 20 years - the same MSM that has covered up 911, sandy hook and every other treasonous act perpetrated on the republic by "the chosen" criminals. If he was an honest guy, he woudn't have lasted there so long.

He's doing some good now, but that doesn't mean you have to support him. He's a repeat-offender just like Beck.

There are 300 million people in this country with voices, why should Beck, Stossel, Oreilly, Hannity, etc be always at the focal point? Time to dump these losers and TURN THE TV OFF.

Damn straight

Damn straight. Stossel is smart and entertaining. But at the end of the day he's a tool like all the rest. He will do whatever he's told to do for a paycheck.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

A profound observation....

from a wise Man.
Talk to you soon my Friend.
Cheers!