On September 17th, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave an astonishingly hypocritical speech at a press conference. What’s sad, if predictable, is that not one among those reporters saw it for what it was – or if they did – actually brought it forward in the media. In essence, what Pelosi said was that she feared much of the heated opposition to Obamacare health policy reform had the potential to become violent. In her own words, here’s what was reportedly said, according to the Huffington Post:
“I think we all have to take responsibility for our actions and our words. We are a free country and this balance between freedom and safety is one that we have to carefully balance,” she said. “I saw,” she added, choking up, “I saw this myself in the late seventies in San Francisco. This kind of rhetoric was very frightening and it gave–it created a climate in which violence took place.”
This statement, so blind and arrogant as to defy the very essence of reason, can be pulled apart at numerous points: Since when do politicians and the bureaucrats who do their dirty work ever take responsibility for anything? “We” are not a country (such a thing is a fictitious construct at best), much less is anyone in it free, as evidenced by the very fact that a government dominates it. Safety can only be a matter of personal choice based on logic and experience – not a one-size-fits-all-for-your-own-good government mandate. The real flaw here, however – the big kahuna that stands out like King Kong atop the Empire State Building – is Pelosi’s last sentence. Here it is again:
“This kind of rhetoric was very frightening and it gave – it created a climate in which violence took place.”
Whereas the existence of government creates the opposite? On what basis does Nancy Pelosi think that government functions to begin with? You’re actually going to stand there and try telling me that every last agency, department, and wing of government is not fundamentally predicated on force and violence? About the only thing I can think of, in fact, that American government leaves as a pure matter of choice to the public is registering to vote, and voting itself. Everything else is imposed on the basis of lethal violence. And Pelosi is concerned about a few people blowing off some verbal steam over Obamacare?
It clearly demonstrates the numbness of the bureaucratic mindset. No longer able to see the woods for the trees – if they ever could – politicos and their gun-toting minions mindlessly carry out directives in pursuit of even more senseless objectives…where and when clear objectives can even be said to exist anymore. Government is a massive grist mill of violent force, designed only to exploit, enslave, imprison, and entirely control populations. It has as its objective not safety, or justice, or peace, or prosperity, or even happiness. Its deliberate design since it reared its ugly head millenia ago has never changed: To take from the productive by force so that a non-productive elite may enjoy the spoils. Any who would seek to end this are thus, by the political elite, considered “frightening” and dangerous. This is why, for Nancy Pelosi and those like her, dissenters must be demonized. They can never acknowledge that they themselves, and the institution they so ardently support, are the real monsters.