Unfortunately for us, the 4th estate has long since abandoned their mission to report the news, so it is left up to the alternative media to take up the slack.
This new segment is based on a book called "They Thought They Were Free" which was written about the average German during the Holocaust. Here is an excerpt from the book...
What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security . . .
This separation of government from people, this widening of the gap, took place so gradually and so insensibly, each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with real social purposes. And all the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter . . .
To live in this process is absolutely not to be able to notice it—please try to believe me—unless one has a much greater degree of political awareness, acuity, than most of us had ever had occasion to develop.Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, ‘regretted,’ that, unless one were detached from the whole process from the beginning, unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what all these ‘little measures’ that no ‘patriotic German’ could resent must some day lead to, one no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in his field sees the corn growing. One day it is over his head.
Every day in America, in every city, there are events happening that are leading us down the same path. I understand now how the Holocaust happened. It wasns't one event. It was several over a period of years in which, because no one stood up and resisted, the end result was 100% tryanny. I see these same things happening here, but I think, and I'll admit, I am an eternal optimist...I see people pushing back.
That's what this new segment is meant to help with. PUSH BACK and you can't push back unless you know what's going on.
Which brings me to our latest "You Thought You Were Free" post...
Alabama city tosses property rights aside, threatens military vet for living ‘off the grid’
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The city of Huntsville has filed a lawsuit seeking to evict a military veteran from his home because they deem his “off-the-grid” lifestyle to be “unsafe.”
According to a report by WAFF, Tyler Truitt currently lives inside the city limits of Huntsville, but is not connected to city utilities. City officials have told him they consider his residence a “trailer” and say he must be connected to city hookups, and they are so adamant about it they have decided to come after him in court.
“They came and they condemned our house and told us if we stayed here we’d be arrested for trespassing on our own property, and the reason why is (because) they said it was unsafe living conditions because we don’t have city utilities hooked up,” Truitt told the local TV station.
Truitt lives on two acres of property and sustains himself and his girlfriend entirely off of his land.
“We live out here off the grid, 100 percent self-sustaining,” he explained. “So I basically made all my utilities. I have my solar panels, I have my rainwater collection and stuff.”
In spite of the city’s threats, Truitt says he’s not going anywhere unless they decide to send the police to his property and haul him off to jail.
Read the rest here...
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