I’ve been having that horrified, long, silent scream kind of feeling again. So much horror, so many pieces of a truly alarming puzzle, that I’ve been sitting here, quite overwhelmed.
Tyrants cannot tolerate dissent for two reasons: one, they tend to be unstable personalities with little self-esteem and an almost craven desire to have that filled in with adulation from the masses. It doesn’t matter if the adulation is fake. It doesn’t matter if the adulation doesn’t even exist. It’s all about the “appearance” of it: no dissent = adulation. Just listen to that plastic freak in Libya burble about how many millions love him. That’s what tyrants need to believe because they are tiny little men.
By way of contrast, watch Prime Minister Netanyahu respond to a heckler:
Now watch that insecure, thin-skinned man-child in the WH respond to a heckler:
Note the difference in temperament, how one man is clearly a confident, well-adjusted leader of a great nation and how the other is an insecure, unstable little man attempting to bend a great nation’s people to his will . . . and “destroy” anyone who dares speak out against him.
The other reason tyrants can’t tolerate freedom of speech, of course, is more straightforward, if there is no opposition media there can be no opposition party — this from Obama’s media and “diversity” (where “diversity” means “lockstep adulation for Teh Won”) czar Mark Lloyd (who used to be the Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, a Soros arm of the destroy America now project), and is the true goal of this administration’s attacks on Fox, push for net neutrality, internet kill switch, and now, the monitoring of conservative news and blog sites
Further noteworthy intrusions and police state monitoring include the SMART grid (which will monitor everything you do, including how much trash you create and how often you flush the toilet) and the mandatory cell phone alerts from Dear Leader (these will also pinpoint your exact location at the time of the alert, no opt-out).
Be very afraid.