Some years ago Jeremy Clarkson said upon returning home to the UK from a trip to the US, that he was glad to be back in a free country.
This statement of course, pissed me slam off. How dare that pompous imperial claim that the ultimate nanny state of the UK, was a country with more freedom and liberty than the great US of A. That arrogant unmitigated asshat. That jowly overstuffed, jean wearing, Corvette Driving, cowboy boot strutting, clown of a man… would be proved right by our own Government.
Here we are, years later. Our Government has attempted a take over of the Auto Industry. Has taken over 1/6th of our Nations Economy and has told us to buy their Insurance or Else. Our phones and emails and all other forms of communications are recorded for use against us. Drones are in the skies above us. Our Police Officers are pointing guns at us. Our Military is told that we are the bad guys, those of us who go to church on Sunday and might read the Drudge Report. We are the problem, and more Government is the solution.
And Jeremy Clarkson is right.
Damn that man.
I was comfortable being smug knowing that he was wrong and that he had to cope with security cameras at every corner and “Health and Safety” was always looking out for him. But he’s only Monitored when he steps out of his front door, or gets behind the wheel of some car with more than 10 cylinders. In the UK, the Ministries really don’t care what he does unless he breaks a law. And now I sit back and wait for the CIA and the NSA to message me that I made a typo here and that they agree with me. Because I know now that here in the USA, freedom is only an expensive illusion. We are the problem, more Government is the solution. (Homeland Security just let me know I dropped a letter “Y” on “they”)
I however believe that the Government is the problem and that we are the solution. Unfortunately no one is going to throw the switch.