They say that if just 3% of a population is willing to become rabid and politically active, they will quickly change the political landscape. This has been proven during the 20th century by socialists/communists, who now have their hands in our wallets, kids in their thought factories (schools?) and a doctor had better not practice medicine unless the gov't says so. The red 3% have enslaved us close to the point of 19th century America, where the average slave cost 80% of is earning ability. He had to be housed, fed and medically cared for. He also had to be managed to do his job and guarded to prevent escape.
Anything forced should be considered a tax (Theft). We pay half our income to some form of gov't. We are forced to pay a bank so we can drive. Property taxes, vehicle registration, dog licenses, cop theft points, where a gang of armed gov't thugs set up to ostensibly hunt those impaired drivers, then "whoops" you have a tail light out (ching ching). "Whoops," your kid took his seatbelt off (ching ching).
Now throw in the cost of food and housing that the 19th century slave never had and many people need 100% of their income to survive. We amount to slaves who still have to worry about the basics that the old slaves didn't. It's getting desperate and desperate people think about their existence and their masters more than comfortable people do.
A recent Pew Research poll says that 25% of Americans believe the gov't is their enemy. To that, I say "Duh." American cops are now seizing more property from Americans than criminals are. Break, enter and theft are now done by heroes. You lose your property just the same, but you don't have any paperwork to fill out.
Police beatings probably aren't on the rise. Cops have always pounded on people, but modern phones now capture your friends in blue pounding on your kids until they're black and blue, with more frequency. I remember an Edmonton Oiler playoff run many years ago, when the cops had picked up street partyers, twist tie cuffed them and bussed them across town to separate them from the bigger herd and let them cool off. A small, young, handcuffed drunk girl objected to the "just get on the train" scenario and some form of video recorded the girl getting punched hard in the face by some scum bag with a badge. The police chief resolutely stood behind his gang of dull thieves and truncheon swingers.
At 25%, there are way more people than we need to change things. So, what's the problem? Why does the 25% not translate to a tsunami of action? The answer is, that as a collective, we're pathetic and more importantly, we're on the take. We don't want to bite the hand that feeds us. A hand out means submission. The creation of currency and the control of the flow of it has turned us all into powerless minions. Add to our bad position that we are divided and conquered. The gays won't fight beside the gun guys, who won't fight for the de-taxers, who won't fight for...etc.
The solution is twofold. We have to use the gov't money supply as little as possible and burn our credit cards. Gold, silver, bitcoin and barter should be used wherever possible. The greatest challenge and reward is a paradigm shift. The 25% need to stop panting and pining for special handouts and start fighting for freedom FROM gov't, not freedom TO the gov't loot. The culture of freedom from filthy politicians means less theft, fewer beatings and an increase in the flow of trade. In short, it enhances prosperity and opportunity and diminishes the need for parasites of all kinds.
The 25% foundation exists. That number will grow as socialism hunts down and kills our freedom. Let's focus the troops on the enemy at hand.
Dennis has been to 35 countries and carried a gun in most of them. He's worked as a soldier, policeman and intelligence operator before and during the Bosnian war. When looking into the abyss, he found that it has several faces and names that can and should be identified. A Henchman's Honor tells the story of his path to discovery and blows the lid off the organization of evil.