You are surrounded by "cannibals"! No, wait. Maybe you are surrounded by "zombies". According to Wikipedia (an unquestioned internet authority), "Zombie fiction is now a sizeable sub-genre of horror, usually describing a breakdown of civilization occurring when most of the population become flesh-eating zombies - a zombie apocalypse. The monsters are usually hungry for human flesh, often specifically brains." Yeah. That sounds about right. Maybe you're surrounded by "zombies". And while I'll admit these words are simply metaphors, the danger you face is real. Let me explain.
On March 16th, 2010 I wrote an article called Appeal to Authority which attempted to explain how most Americans have been culturalized to seek permission from an authority figure, rather than take responsibility and make decisions for themselves. This fact was evidenced again by a lengthy debate that resulted from a post I made on Facebook. Two people passionately argued about whether or not Americans are in danger of being overrun by sharia law, and whether or not the Constitution prevented that eventuality. Ironically, I find the reasoning of both arguments flawed (or at least misunderstood) for the same reason. Which leads me back to the first article I wrote for Gary Franchi's RepublicMagazine.com as far back as July of 2007. That article was called Zero Protection and it tried to demonstrate that the Constitution gives us no protection whatsoever - if we're not willing to actively defend those ideals with the necessary force. Unfortunately most people still haven't learned this lesson, so I will try to explain the concept with an unlikely hypothetical.
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that we agree on at least three things: the world is round, two plus two is four, and cannibalism is bad. (Please do not send me any eMail disputing these statements.) Now suppose that you and I are cheerfully hiking through the jungle when we unexpectedly step into a clearing. We find ourselves surrounded by natives carrying spears and shields, who insist that the world is flat, that two plus two is five, and that cannibalism is an honored tradition. Do you think it wise, under the circumstances, that we jump onto a tree stump to announce that their geography, math, and dietary habits are flawed and incorrect? With very little introspection you will probably realize that although you and I may be scientifically correct... we are nonetheless SURROUNDED BY CANNIBALS! Our survival, though doubtful at this point, requires us to spend time teaching those around us about the shape of the earth, arithmetic, and demonstrating that cannibalism is the antithesis to the biological imperative of individual survival. Naturally, that would be a daunting task.
Hopefully my opening statement now makes a bit more sense. I assume that you and I agree that individual rights and private property are philosophical ideals that are necessary for the enjoyment of "life, Liberty, and pursuit of happiness". Unfortunately, you and I are surrounded by "cannibals" that believe that voodoo, sharia law, or even the Constitution have any direct affect over our lives, whether we wish them to or not. Many "good patriotic Americans" think that Medicare and Medicaid are entitlements we deserve because we live in the (formerly) richest country in the world. Many of your friends and family sincerely believe that our sense of security requires us to turn in our guns, and to passively submit to naked body scans at the airport. We are surrounded by mindless "zombies" who sincerely believe that Obama can sign a treaty to merge the United States into the North American Union, or that when mandatory vaccinations are declared, that Michael Badnarik is going to roll up his sleeve to allow some clown in a white lab coat to insert a syringe into his arm.
BOVINE FECAL DEPOSIT!
When are you going to wake up and realize that you control your environment? You make all the decisions about how you respond to the things that surround you. Many Americans are suffering from two common problems. The first is denial. "The economy isn't going to crash. The government would never let that happen." Are these people kidding?! The economy is already crashing, and our governent (specifically the Federal Reserve) is CAUSING it to happen! The second problem, even when they are willing to identify the problem, is they refuse to do what is necessary to SOLVE the problem. Get a grip, people! It's a little late to worry about electing honorable candidates in the next election. You may feel better marching in a parade with your three by five inch American flag, but that's not going to accomplish very much.
If you are not seriously and actively storing and growing food, you and your family are not likely to survive very long. If you are not systematically converting what little wealth you have to gold, silver, and tangible commodities, then our economic future is going to wipe you out financially. If you don't have a large supply of ammunition, and the resolute determination to use it when the time comes, then - you are surrounded by "cannibals", and there's not much you can do about it.
There is, however, one last deperate measure you can take. You can find a clever way to trick the "cannibals" in your life to sign up for my two-hour webinar on the Bill of Rights. I am willing to deprogram the zombies that surround you, but I need your help to do that. Find a way to get your family, friends, and coworkers to register for my webinar by visiting GoToWebinar.com They are already beating the jungle drums. What are you going to do about it?