The Darkness of Oppression

"As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness." - Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

The 'darkness of oppression' that Douglas speaks of above slowly encloses us each day. Yesterday i wrote about the 'security'-trade perimeter, tomorrow it'll be Canada's Bill C-6. They are the outside and inside of the same glove. They are two more steps further into that 'darkness'.

Corporate interests, and consequently those of the governments they own, always seek greater profits and less competition. These objectives are best achieved where there are very few voices of dissent, where consumers are predictable, where laws are harmonized to suit them and where they own and control a compliant media. Control is a biggy, but humans, free, independent humans, can be wickedly difficult to control.

So, down through time, the powerful have learned a few tricks in the control game. Fear works, especially fear of the unknown-the bogeyman, the psychological darkness of fear can transform free and independent people into pawns of the powerful. This is not news, this is history, our history, as Benjamin Franklin said, "People who are willing to sacrifice liberty for security end up with neither".

i realize most every attempt to define the power behind 'darkness of oppression' leads into the quagmire of conspiracy theories, the Tri-Lateral Commission, the Bildenburg Group, the Illuminati, the Club of Rome, the New World Order, etc. These groups do exist, except maybe the Illuminati Lizards, they do conspire to harmonize financial, labour, immigration, security and law enforcement policies to maximize the short term and long term objectives of the already rich and powerful.

"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism, since it is the merger of state and corporate power." - Benito Mussolini