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GoSlash27
09-05-2008, 05:26 AM
Some trains of thought that I can't figure out what to do with. Feel free to do whatever with them. :)

Of Patriots and Tyrants

From the Merriam Webster dictionary:

patriot



Pronunciation:
\'pa-tre-?t, -?št, chiefly British 'pa-tre-?t\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Middle French patriote compatriot, from Late Latin patriota, from Greek

patriotes, from patria lineage, from patr-, pater father
Date:
1605

: one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests


How can it be that that a word that derives from "father" be applied to a modern

concept that implies "son"?
Answer is it can't. There is, and has never been, any such thing as a "Son" of

Liberty.
A "patriot", contrary to common usage, is somebody who helps father

a new nation, not one who bows to an old one's tyranny. How did we as

a society ever forget that?
A man that we point to as an example of "patriot" once said that "dissent

is the highest form of patriotism". So how is it possible that a dissenter could

"support his country's authority"?

A "patriot" is one who advocates challenging the status quo, advocates a

birth (or rebirth) of his nation, and directly confronts the powers-that-be when

(as another famous patriot once wrote) "a long train of abuses and usurpations"

demands that he act.

In America today, such activity is outlawed as "subversive" or "seditious". Thus,

a "patriot" in the truest sense of the word is, in fact an outlaw. Power seeks

to protect itself, so how could it be otherwise?

Today we find ourselves at a crossroads. Our Constitution is regularly violated by

our government; the very same people that swore an oath to uphold and defend it

. Here in the "land of the free" our very own freedom is under attack by our

government in the name of security. Nobody seems to care that, as another patriot

said "he who trades freedom for security deserves neither and loses both".
In a country where our Bill of Rights demands that Americans be informed of

the charges against them and have a RIGHT to a public and speedy trial, we now have

the "Military Commissions Act" that says that American citizens can be held

indefinitely without charges. In a country that demands a citizen's

communications and personal effects be secure from unreasonable search and seizure,

we now have the hideously-Orwellian "PATRIOT" Act that gives the government the

right to track your phone calls, your bank account, your reading habits, your

credit card statements, and your internet communications *without* a warrant.
In a country where the Bill of Rights is not just a guide or suggestion, but

ratified binding law, our next President will either be a man who proudly

advocates violating the first Amendment or a man who proudly advocates violating

the second Amendment.
And our Congress has pushed off it's Constitutionally mandated power to declare

war to the President.
Where we used to have "legislation" we now have "signing statements". Where we

used to have "checks and balances" we now have "executive privelige".

Our RIGHTS are more and more often becoming regarded as "priveliges", and if this

trend isn't reversed soon, there will no longer be any such thing as "freedom" in

these United States.

Now I ask you: Does flying a flag make you a patriot? Does putting a "support the

troops" ribbon on your SUV make you a patriot?

No. The patriot is the man who stands up, proclaims by authority of the United

States Constitution that this behavior is unAmerican and pledges his life, his

fortune, and sacred honor to rectifying it.

GoSlash27
09-05-2008, 05:29 AM
The occupation of prostitution is a very interesting example of human nature and interaction.
The 'Ho' goes out and charges 'johns' for her services and gives all her money to her pimp, while the "pimp" acts as her manager, disciplinarian, and protector.
Any given pimp will field a large stable of ho's, who spend their time out "on the track" earning money for their pimp, and the pimp spends his time socializing with other pimps in a stylized ritualistic display of wealth when he's not out collecting money from his ho's.
The nature of the "game" is that a ho' must be subservient to a pimp and a pimp must keep his "pimp hand strong" to keep a ho' in her place.
Now...It would seem obvious to any outsider that a ho' doesn't really need a pimp; in fact would really be better without one. After all, a pimp can't really "protect" a ho' while she's working; all he can do is punish a john after the fact, or bail her out of jail after she's been arrested. He does provide discipline, but this is
perhaps the most cruel injustice of the entire arrangement; our hard-working ho' is paying somebody to beat her when she could just have easily been beaten up by a "trick" for free!
Ask any ho' why she puts up with this arrangement, and the answer will always be the same: "My daddy takes good care of me".
Well, isn't that odd? She's the one earning all the money, he's the one enjoying all the fruits of her labor, yet she thinks he's taking care of her rather than the other way around!

Astounding, isn't it?
You see...A pimp's true "game" lies in his power of persuasion and manipulation. He's very good with words; a natural-born salesman with the charisma to convince people that the truth that's right before their eyes is a fiction, while his fiction is the truth.

You may be reading this right now and thinking that you're too smart to fall for that; but I'm here to tell you that you're not.


You're reading this after a hard day's work out on the track and right now somebody is enjoying the fruits of your labor in exchange for the promise of 'protection' they can't provide and 'discipline' you don't need.
Don't you dare talk back or forget your place; the ho' don't talk when the pimp's talkin'.
These people have you convinced that they're taking good care of you!

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Take some advice from Ol' slashy: The strippers have a better system. They have a bodyguard and manage their own affairs.

Truth Warrior
09-05-2008, 08:11 AM
Politics is the second oldest profession, and is very closely aligned with the first.<IMHO> ;)

SnappleLlama
09-05-2008, 08:12 AM
Hey! Send the essays to Letters of the Revolution (contact Revolutionman or just go to http://www.myspace.com/LettersotRevolution)