You cannot fight the government

Dissident1's picture

Defeatist arguments are the primary defense mechanism of the weak-minded.

I have been told on many occasions, when I express opinions regarding laws that I plainly disagree with, that you cannot fight the government. It is a belief that any government wishes their native populace to believe, because a people who think that they cannot fight their government in any fashion is more easily controlled.

Think of this: the early American colonists endured the same form of propaganda. They were told in no uncertain terms that the King and his armies were too powerful. That there was no way to oppose them, and it was folly to even attempt to do so. The vast majority of the people living within the colonies simply endured whatever legislation the King laid down, and submitted themselves to whatever tyrannies might be imposed upon them.

It was only a small fragment of the populace that dared to speak out, despite the prospective peril of doing so. Yet here we stand.

Rebellion and revolution are, in fact, the American way. We must all take a stand against totalitarianism and theocratic rule. We must, therefore, remember that freedom and liberty comes at great cost, and let those who would take our freedoms away from us know that we are willing to fight them regardless of that fact.

And those who are not willing to fight need to get out of the way.

I am become death, destroyer of worlds

Randalllord's picture

Dissident1, Add this to


Add this to your above argument.

As an additional method of controlling the public, many governments invoke God as being responsible for putting the rulers in power. To go against the king was to go against God. Tell this to the idots that keep spouting the nonsense that America was created as a Christian Nation. 

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. - Seneca