Protocol No. 1-24

24. Our State, marching along the path of peaceful conquest, has the right to replace the horrors of war by less noticeable and more satisfactory sentences of death, necessary to maintain the terror which tends to produce blind submission. Just but merciless severity is the greatest factor of strength in the State: not only for the sake of gain but also in the name of duty, for the sake of victory, we must keep to the programme of violence and make-believe. The doctrine of squaring accounts is precisely as strong as the means of which it makes use. Therefore it is not so much by the means themselves as by the doctrine of severity that we shall triumph and bring all governments into subjection to our super-government. It is enough for them to know that we are too merciless for all disobedience to cease.

I guess this is why we are in Iraq? Just think of what goes on in the name of Democracy and Homeland Security!

If we are to believe this point violence is needed to keep people in a state of fear and obedience. If we were not fearful we would not be as eager to give our support and power away. What ever happened to “Hell No. I won’t go. I won’t fight for Texaco!”

Perhaps a better question is why are the oil rich countries terrorists? Or are they just different than we are? They share the Old Testament with the Jews and with Christians alike. They just don’t want to share their oil with us.

I think we can begin to look for this merciless severity. Take a good look at the political leaders that rationalize the need for it and remember it when we vote.

Remember also that when things fall apart we revert to training to get us through the crisis. What training have we had? Are we prepared for such severity.

Just recently I heard ads on the radio saying there was a nation wide crack down on impaired driving. You drink and drive, you will get caught. Forget the morality for a moment and focus on the fear messages like this are intended to generate. I am sure you can think of many other examples.

The government is trying to intimidate and scare us into what it perceives as proper behavior. Is that the kind of government that our founding fathers intended?

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