Tin Pot Tyrannies & The Men Who Let Them Happen

I've been thinking about the methods of government pushing people around and getting away with it. Probably what I am going to tell you is what is happening in your town. It may be happening to you personally, and to let you know, I have some historical perspective. Right off the bat I will tell you the situation which I will describe is nothing more than Tammany Hall or the Chicago mob. This may seem like venting on my part, but I want to tell you my perspective.

I have four businessmen friends. One is an architect. One is a builder of warehouses and a landlord. One is in the pest control business. One is a housing developer / builder.

Let's start with the architect. He is toward the end of his career, owning a business with 6 or so people, and has done well. He has concentrated on government contracts for buildings for his livelihood. He is smart. He has lived here all of his life. He knows everyone in town and is connected. I admire him for a lot of reasons. He has witnessed the oncoming train of horrific regulations that have made his business more difficult by the year. He used to have twice as many employees, but over time during the last 4 years has had to let half of them go due to the cost of doing business. He did what I did. He decided to research the source of his industry's horrific turn for the worse and he landed on Agenda 21, i.e. Sustainable Development. In his case, the research led to the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) which led him to the United Nations. He thrashes around at night with concerns about how government at all levels is destroying his industry. Because his business thrives on government building contracts, he has kept his head down and his mouth shut. He refuses to publicly speak out for fear of being blackballed by government employees who would shut him out of bidding on contracts. So even though he knows and sees what is going on, he worries about the livelihoods of his employees and will not jeopardize their jobs.

Second, I'll go to the housing developer's story. I don't know him as well, but have mutual friends with him. He has indicated he also has felt the brunt of the government regulations and the economic crash because of the Agenda 21 policies. I contacted him to see if he would be interested in stepping up to the plate to fight back. He told me he used to have 40 employees, but is now down to 3. He is hoping to build the business back up. But no, he said he would not publicly speak out. He told me he would not put himself on the line, but rather try to adapt and survive. He told me in so many words he would not take the chance to have his business trashed by the local and regional powers because he knew they would go after him if he spoke up.

Friend number 3 is the builder of warehouses and a landlord. He is in business as a self-made man, pretty much. The sort of guy who has worked his tail off all of his life to make a living. He is also very smart and has done the research. He knows Agenda 21 and how it is working its way in through federal, state, and local government. He sits on the planning board locally as the only conservative voice for small government. Which at this point seems a ridiculous waste of his time because he is outnumbered and nothing is achieved by his being there except he learns what is coming at him faster than the rest. He also tells me he will not speak out publicly from fear of losing that "insider" position and from fear of retribution from the powers-that-be here. But he hasn't been able to stop any of the government strangulation from happening.

Friend number 4 is the guy with the pest control business. He has also lived here all of his life and knows everyone. He also has worked his tail off to make a living and conduct a very professional business. He has employees, but I'm not sure how many, perhaps at least 12, maybe more. He has also had government contracts to treat government property for pest control. He swears he is a freedom loving American and is upset about what he sees going on. In fact, he has been very upset to see how badly our city government is run and he ran for office last year, but lost. However, when it comes to speaking out against the government powers here against the tyranny our Council has brought upon us, he will not do it. Scared to death to lose business or suffer the retributions of those government officials.

These are 4, very nice, family men who will bravely express to me all of their angst against the power brokers and the force of government wrecking their businesses and our nation, but when push comes to shove, they will not shove back. They each have experienced the pain of losing employees and losing business because of what government is doing to them. I cherish their friendships, but letting this girl fight their fights is becoming a bit overwhelming. They will not fight back.

So what's a girl to do? I've begged. I've pleaded. I've explained. I've put my own nose out there. And every time I do they pat me on the back and say, "You go girl." But when I ask them to speak up, they will not.

So now you know how tin pot tyrannies get put in place without any opposition. These good men have only their voices as leverage. They won't dare. Their voices go silent. The cat's got their tongues. They are rendered helpless against tin pot local dictators. They are terrified of offending someone. They pretend they will get something done behind the scenes by talking to people. But no...I've been waiting for that to happen for over 4 years now. Nothing has happened.

The "Regional Consortium" I am fighting has wooed and won the local Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce with promises of "economic development" and horse manure about cleaning the environment with their policies. The song and dance evidently is very seductive. My 4 friends know it is all a crock and financial black hole that will do more harm than good. Yet, they just can't muster up the fight.

So, when all of you guys out there are talking tough about fighting back with guns against the tyrannical government, I'd like to know how you plan to do that when you can't even step up to peacefully protest. Sitting on the sidelines, protecting your wallets, but letting the noose tighten around all of our necks is not convincing me that there are men here who really will step up. If my dear friends are any indication, this nation is done. I love you guys, but really, what are you doing?

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  • Boyd Sharp

    All that it takes for evil to thrive is for good men to do nothing. We see this in our elected jerks in DC. They have a public platform yet don't have the courage to confront the treason in the White House. The end game will be when the shooting has to start. Or quietly hand over the last of your freedom to barry's goons.

  • http://twitter.com/BarbieSlater Barbara Slater

    It has been very frustrating for me to read comments posted on Freedom Outpost by angry, outraged patriots. I am angry and outraged, too. All talk and no action will get us nowhere, however. We can start by writing the local government officials with our concerns. Follow up with a phone call and nail them to the wall for answers or a commitment. I know this sounds trite, when in reality, you feel like bitch-slapping a lunatic liberal congressman. I have gotten good response from our state senator.

  • gotham1883

    Those who are unwilling to speak up and fight have chosen their path and will and should be considered as part of the socialist/communist system that Americans are against. We each have to decide our paths when the time comes. There will be no middle paths.

  • opy

    never forget, never forgive

  • James Hay

    Too Many Are Afraid To Stand Up And Speak Out Against Tyrants As Was The Case Of Europe In The 1930s & 40s And See What The Result Of Their Silence Brought Them. This Is The Same Spineless Europe That The Arrogant One Wants To Transform This Country Into Is That What All Of You Want This Country To Become An Nation Of Spineless Mindless Cowards? All I Am Saying Is If We Are Going To Take Back What Is Rightfully Ours We Will Have To Speak Out And Take Decisive Action Against These Criminals Who Have An Hold Of Our Government Democrats And Republicans Alike Or End Up Imprisoned On Our Own Soil Like The Spineless Europeans. We Still Have An Choice And We Still Have A Chance To Reclaim And Take Back Our Great Nation. Unless You Are Just As Cowartly As The Europeans.

  • noitaint

    people who have nothing, have nothing to lose. they can be bought for a bowl of rice. people who have a lot, have the most to lose.and will fight to keep it. if they do not fight to keep it, then they will also be bought with a bowl of rice.

  • retiredmillwright

    A lot of people live on false hope that the wolf( socialists) at the door will quietly go away or eat another sheep down the street out of sight and mind. They won't, every body's' turn to be eaten by the wolf will come unless we band together. So far many people are useful tools and don't realize this, they are still voting for socialism and helping the socialists, thinking the wolf will never come to their door, but he will. When enough Americans feel the pain, we will raise up against the socialists, but by that time there will not be much of the America we remember to save I fear.

  • Robert Mangold

    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
    The quote above seems apropos - persevere!

    • gotham1883

      In war you are against evil and fighting it or you are for evil or you are cannon fodder.