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It was never supposed to be this way

Something troubles me more than anything about our liberties and our leaders. The trouble is that the leaders that make their way to the top of the hill do not see things through the eyes of people like Ron Paul and those who share his ideals. The leaders that we have today just seem to want more and more control over society whereas Dr. Paul sees thing through the lens of a constitutional mindset, where freedom lies. Other leaders just seem to continuously make life difficult for those they tend not to agree with.

The war on drugs, for instance, has created in our society a prison industrial complex in addition to the myriad of other complexes we seem to endure. It has eroded private freedom while empowering and employing more monsters in society. Those monsters lay waste to our lives and become more and more intrusive. They have created a system where everyone must creep in the shadows rather than being open and honest. There should not really exist any taboos of any kind in this country. Freedom of expression without reprisal from the recipient is part of our law. Why should we not be open and honest about the personal decisions that we make? Why should we not have open debate about pursuits of interest regardless of their nature? It is taboo that is killing us.

As our laws grow ever more extensive we can find our lives becoming more and more kept secret; and yet this is exactly the kind of behavior that will keep us on this path. We must not creep back away from expression and diverse personal behaviors. We should stay open and honest about things at all times so that we can mend and grow together. There is no sense at all in giving in to a system that wants to revert to more oppressive times. This system does not even base its policies on facts in the drug war. Oppressing people who use the most valuable plant on Earth is an absurdity. Oppressing people who wear a different skin color is absurd. The same can be said for almost any kind of oppression waged by authoritarians. Oppressors want nothing more than more control. They do not feel the organic flow that is life. Or perhaps I am wrong.

Whatever the case may be our system is starving itself to death in an effort to prop up all of these wars and prohibitions. Millions of families, whether irresponsible or not, are on the streets while we send drug users to prison. Capital investment is shrinking while we send kids to kill other kids in a far off land. And despite all of this the oppressors are not even academically correct in their assumptions on how we should engage in daily activities. Our lives are not for them to run so there really should never be anything to hide. Taboo is a manifestation of the fear of reprisal. In it our society endures the process of closing. But to counter this attitude with openness is to live in the solution rather than in the problem. Then the only problem is to make sure that no one has the power to punish other people for some differences in lifestyle. This way we can exercise freely what we wish and learn once again how to prosper.



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My life's privacy has nothing

My life's privacy has nothing to do with how out of control government is. We could be under the ideal constitutional model and I would still be very private and "introverted." I don't express myself because I'm not artsy-fartsy and I don't those who aren't my enemies are automatically my friends. I oppress myself because it's how I want to live.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.

You lost me...

...at 'our' leaders.

How does one gain a right to pick for another whom that others leader(s) will be?

Most excellent question

Personally I do not have any leaders. There are few who I could certainly consider moral authorities but none of them seem to be in positions of power. You are right. They are not "our" leaders. At least not mine anyway.

Here are the book descriptions from Amazon

Without Conscience:

Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society's rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the consequences of their actions and know the difference between right and wrong, yet they are terrifyingly self-centered, remorseless, and unable to care about the feelings of others. Perhaps most frightening, they often seem completely normal to unsuspecting targets--and they do not always ply their trade by killing. Presenting a compelling portrait of these dangerous men and women based on 25 years of distinguished scientific research, Dr. Robert D. Hare vividly describes a world of con artists, hustlers, rapists, and other predators who charm, lie, and manipulate their way through life. Are psychopaths mad, or simply bad? How can they be recognized? And how can we protect ourselves? This book provides solid information and surprising insights for anyone seeking to understand this devastating condition.

AND

Political Ponerology:

The first manuscript of this book went into the fire five minutes before the arrival of the secret police in Communist Poland. The second copy, reassembled painfully by scientists working under impossible conditions of repression, was sent via a courier to the Vatican. Its receipt was never acknowledged, no word was ever heard from the courier - the manuscript and all the valuable data was lost. The third copy was produced after one of the scientists working on the project escaped to America in the 1980s. Zbigniew Brzezinski suppressed it.
Political Ponerology was forged in the crucible of the very subject it studies. Scientists living under an oppressive regime decide to study it clinically, to study the founders and supporters of an evil regime to determine what common factor is at play in the rise and propagation of man's inhumanity to man.
Shocking in its clinically spare descriptions of the true nature of evil, poignant in the more literary passages where the author reveals the suffering experienced by the researchers who were contaminated or destroyed by the disease they were studying, this is a book that should be required reading by every citizen of every country that claims a moral or humanistic foundation. For it is a certainty that morality and humanism cannot long withstand the predations of Evil. Knowledge of its nature, how it creates its networks and spreads, how insidious is its guileful approach, is the only antidote.

Ron Paul is My President

The info on this site may help

explain it to you.

It is about the study of psychopaths and how and why they hold positions of power anywhere on the globe.

And the psychopaths in control are out of control.

www.ponerology.com

A good into book to this book/website/subject is Without Conscience by
Robert Hare.

Please read the bio on the homepage site of Andrzej M. Lobaczewski who wrote the book Political Ponerology. It is quite amazing.

There is a LOT of info on the site although I am sure you will find it fascinating. It is to me.

Here are the names of both book:

Without Conscience - The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us
by Robert Hare

Political Ponerology - A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes by Andrzej M. Lobaczewski

Ron Paul is My President

Thank you

Thank you sunny! I appreciate a reading list. Few will ever furnish me with any despite my providing many to others. I will check it out.

If you are interested please also read "The Authoritarians." The author himself seems dispelled by the study and cannot seem to believe that anyone would read his work but it is a fascinating study.