“Politics is the business of getting power and privilege without possessing merit. A politician is anyone who asks individuals to surrender part of their liberty — their power and privilege — to State, Masses, Mankind, Planet Earth, or whatever. This state, those masses, that mankind, and the planet will then be run by … politicians.” — P. J. O’Rourke
I was recently asked during my radio show by a listener in Europe; “What has happened to the United States”. I gave an answer at the time which I felt covered the demise of the pioneer spirit once had here in the United States, but thinking more on the question I arrived at a much simpler answer.
The late Gene Roddenberry created the answer to our question in 1989 when he introduced “The Borg” to the public and the statement “Resistance is Futile”.
This country and the individuals in it have been under a constant assault to be assimilated into the collective for the last 100 years. As we pointed out during one of our previous shows, the socialist and politically correct progressives immigrated into this country in the early 1900’s and became part of the media (both Hollywood/Television/print) to spread their collectivism.
How did this collectivism get established? I think the discussion needs to start with the “want vs. need” question. . We are all well aware of the basic definition of need – food, water, shelter, and air to breathe. The early pioneers knew the term need very well because it literally meant survival. Early industry began the process of establishing a need by marketing their product and convincing the consumer of its merits. As time passed, entire industries were created to just establish a need for one thing or another. These needs, good or bad became part of our psychological makeup. Today we need to do just about everything; from travel, to that new job, new house, etc.
Progressives in this country understand this psychology very well, since creating a “need” is the baseline of their propaganda program. Here is a perfect example; on one of the major television networks a new show is out claiming the “New Normal”. One would have to ask, what the hell was wrong with the old normal. Hollywood, realizing the psychological component of the word need, which relates to people needing to be accepted, is using it to convince people of their vision of this new normal
When you replace the word need with the word “want” you begin to unbind yourself from the shackles that hold you back. Want is a much more positive word and sends a much more positive message into the universe.
To begin to regain our individualism I want you to get rid of the word “need” in your life. This means every aspect of your life. Replace the word need with the word “want”. It will not be easy, but as in all things effort is the key. I think once you begin this effort you will automatically begin to feel more in control and more positive.
More to come..