What we are seeing is not just the slow erosion of civil liberties by the state. This is a new an horrifying, full-throated attack on our civil liberties by politicians, bureaucrats, and the media where we are being told that the civil liberties that have protected the citizens of this nation for eleven score and ten years are in fact what is killing us. This a detestable perversion of the principles of American jurisprudence.
All things which have a beginning, also have an end.
I know I’ve said this before but our society (American society specifically, but western society in general as well) is in its death throes. I’m not saying it’s all going to come crashing down tomorrow, or next year or even in within my lifetime, but within the next few generations, unless something fundamental changes, put a fork in us, we’re done.
Our politicians and media are openly advocating the elimination of one of the foundational protections of the people against government abuse…due process…and almost half the population thinks this is a Grand Idea.
It makes me laugh out loud whenever some internet genius tries to tell me that “our government would never fall into tyranny”.
Almost half the population is DEMANDING for it to do so. Some would say we’re there already.
The Executive branch flat out bypasses the legislative branch and issues laws by proclamation, as a result the legislative branch shrugs and says “what can we do?” and the judicial branch winks “yea, it’s technically unconstitutional, but we LIKE what he’s doing so…”
In the meantime, the watchdogs of our society, those who are charged with courageously casting a stark light on the shadowy realm of the government, who pride themselves on “speaking truth to power” and exposing the seedy underbelly of politics, breathlessly report…on who won the latest round of “Surviving with the Stars of Beverly Hills Bachelorettes”.
And the people? Most don’t know what’s going on at all past the latest “trending” 140 character Pidgin English pearl of wisdom from their favorite vacuous celebrity.
Our society is doomed.
But that’s just the way it works. Circle of life and all that.