Posted 4 years ago on Dec. 23, 2012, 10:45 p.m. EST by Middleaged
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Clearly there are always convincing arguments to be drawn for being critical of government. The Third Reich has provided many examples of mistakes and the growth of power.
I'm probably the worst offender.
I'm sort of withdrawn from politics and social confrontations. So probably I am mostly speaking about my own life issues. However, it can provide reflection for anyone that reads.
Christmas season, now the Sound of Music is playing. Reminds me that much work has been done to examine Nazi propaganda in History. But the body of history also reveals how government works and many techniques that governments use.
Are we afraid to speak out against the government? If so does that speak to a problem in government behavior... I think so. Aren't we all afraid to speak out since the 2001 Patriot Act. After 9-11 there was a tamping down of the media. Media were asking questions, and then they were not... They put the kabosh on Media on all National Security issues. And it is all National Security issues.
So, we are living under war. We are living under rules of war that prevent questioning of our wars.
I am so impressed with OWS. That is all that is important. OWS has stood up against so much already. We have regular people that have joined the Occupation. Ordinary people have camped out and joined the protest. I am so impressed with Americans Activism.
We must always try to go along to get along... for the Nazis.
Where can the common people go to Voice their opinion of the current government Operations?
Well... It is not clear.
What does it mean that there is no place or few places in cities to stand up and voice your opinion of the government global war,... or the $2.5 Trillion spend on the War on Terror? IT IS A LOT OF MONEY. Where does the Taxpayer go to vote against Foreign Wars?
What does it say about government when they would rather wage war, kill women & kids, and cut budgets for jobs and benefits in America because times are tough? **Does that sound like a military Empire. Why can't we ask if that sounds like a government empire. Why can't we even say "government empire"? Why can't we ever say "Corporate Government"? Why can't we say the govern't doesn't represent the people. Isn't the answer some kind of peer pressure or government oppression? Isn't that wrong? What?
"Edelweiss" is a show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. It is named after the edelweiss, a white flower found high in the Alps. It is sung by Captain Georg Ludwig von Trapp and his family during the concert near the end of Act II as a defiant statement of Austrian patriotism in the face of the pressure put upon him to join the navy of Nazi Germany.