E-Rant! The Safety State

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America may be the only country sliding into authoritarian tyranny on the basis . . . . saaaaaaaaaaafety!

In Russia – and Nzi Germany – people were starving, homeless and jobless. In America, they’re  . . . afraid “something” bad might happen. To “someone.”

So they empower government to make sure it does happen.

To everyone!

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11 COMMENTS

  1. You’re absolutely spot on Eric. As far as I am aware, neither the Nazis nor the Soviets ever gave a rat’s ass about “safety”, far from it. This phenomenon in the USA is all coming from the growing number of alarmists who want to spread the fear of losing their relative wealth and comfortable lifestyle. The fact that this is going to adversely affect both seems to make no difference to them. It very much is the 21st Century version of the Red Scare, and McCarthyism is alive and well, just wearing a new sheepskin!

  2. Marky,

    “Why don’t the authorities QUESTION these anonymous callers more to determine what’s going on first?”

    Given the choice, what would you rather do, shovel shit or pick flowers?

    They do know what is going on. And I expect the response time to this is a fraction of the response time to violent crime calls.

  3. Morning Eric,

    Great rant! P.J. O’Rourke predicted this in the 80’s with his fabulous “Safety Nazi” essay.

    “The forces of safety are afoot in the land. I, for one, believe it is a conspiracy— a conspiracy of Safety Nazis shouting “Sieg Health” and seeking to trammel freedom, liberty, and large noisy parties. The Safety Nazis advocate gun control, vigorous exercise, and health foods. The result can only be a disarmed, exhausted, and half-starved population ready to acquiesce to dictatorship of some kind”.

    Cheers,
    Jeremy

  4. Typical person(esp. wimin)in this country, fat, uninformed, uneducated and satisfied by the next “happy meal”. I wouldn’t even try to have a conversation about this with the wife. It pisses her off to discuss the truth of a situation. Besides, I’m just a radical…..as if she didn’t grow up in almost as free a country as me.

    A few months ago I was depressed to read about a mom who got arrested by letting her kids walk the dog around the block…..around the frickin block for gawd’s sake. No telling what the ensuing fines and legal bills cost that family to let the kids walk the dog.

    The Just Us system is all for any safety, of any sort, except treating people safely. It’s a win/win/win. for judges, cops, lawyers….oh, and bailbondsmen, the very group that’s resisting justice reform in Texas.

    • 8S,

      A mom got ARRESTED for letting her kids walk the dog? Are you kidding me?! I used to walk the dogs when I was a kid, for cryin’ out loud!

      I think more of us need to find out when and where our town council meetings are held, so we can attend them. We need to start OPPOSING this bullshit! You can bet the other side is there; we need to be there too.

        • WOW! What’s especially chilling is the fact that anonymous callers (aka tattletales) were behind the whole thing. Why don’t the authorities QUESTION these anonymous callers more to determine what’s going on first?

          • It’s a sign of the times. Cops love more things to be illegal since they don’t give a shit personally if it’s legal or not but boy, can they ever jack with more “civilians”…as if they’re the army…..and I guess they are. The police union is one bad mofo.

            • The way things are headed, it’s only a matter of time until kid’s going outside PERIOD becomes outlawed. Just imagine a person not being able to leave their house until they turn 18!!!

          • As “Eightsouthman” said, we live in a country where if someone simply doesn’t like you for whatever reason, they could call the cops on you and you would be taken away to the “gulag”, no questions asked.

            Mark my words, this is not going to end well…

      • You are correct sir. My small town wanted to jack with me for collecting old cars. So I collected the opposition and got myself made mayor. But the hell of it is, once you’re there and stand up to the buffoons, the kooks attack, and decent people would rather hope the guy they elected can do the job himself WITHOUT THEIR SUPPORT.

        ‘Cause the fraus and the whiny codgers who live in fear someone may be enjoying something somewhere always are there to spill their bilge and bile. They make themselves heard.

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