Wednesday, September 5, 2012

You belong to the State, but it's your choice...

So first there's this.

Doesn't it feel great to belong?

Via Zombie who does a bit more digging:
But now a new video has emerged to put the fear of Big Brother in you. The folks at RevealPolitics walked around the convention asking Democratic delegates how they felt about “belonging” to the government. The interviews were probably originally intended to show delegates alarmed and repulsed by their own party’s tone-deaf propagandizing. Instead, what the interviewers came away with was a bone-chilling peek into an alternate universe in which slaves love their chains.

And here's RevealPolitics' vid:

I'm reminded of thiS Samual Adams quote (which I saw pop up a few times in comments today)

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!

Zombie realizes that its' not just Liberals not knowing where the Nanny state and big government leads "But this video reveals a horrible new truth: They do know that Big Government leads to a nation of slaves — and they’re glad about this fact!"

Emphasis in original. And this aside of Zombie shows an interesting interpretation of "belonging to government"

(I had also assumed that the interviewed Democrats might point out that there are subtle variations in the definition of the phrase “belong to,” and that the video shown on the Big Screen may have simply been trying to say that we all “belong to” the government in the same sense that we might “belong to” a club, and didn’t mean to imply that we “belong to” the government in the way a slave “belongs to” its master.

But no! Almost every single one of the interviewed Democrats willingly interpreted the phrase “belong to” as being synonymous with “owned by,” and gave their enthusiastic approval to being owned by the government. Only a few of the interviewees didn’t make it clear whether or not they were speaking of “belonging to” a big club known as the government; the rest openly conceded that they are owned by the government.)

Well at least they're the "party of choice"!

Via Hot air we have Reason doing a great little bit on the Democrats and choice:

Okay... so really... their view on choice is pretty well summed up by this bumper-sticker.

And I'm reminded of this vid about choice when it comes to "being green".

And Reason didn't even ask about gun rights.

And with a forth vid (this time not embedded) .Rep Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) thought that in 1898 slavery was still legal in Brooklyn... due to the Dutch.

Geeze, no wonder these clowns thought they could lie about their history. It's not like they know it at all.

Via Glenn Reynolds who points out: "Just remember, the more power you give government, the more power you give to people who thought that slavery in the United States persisted under the Dutch as late as 1898."

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