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Friday, May 4, 2012

The Importance of Free Minds

I've always been a fan of Butler Shaffer's writings. As usual he doesn't necessarily speak from an ideology but with common sense and an ability to identify the root of problems and expose them. In this case he demonstrates the real reason the establishment fears individuals like Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell or Tom Woods-not because they're "speaking truth to power", but because they're revealing to the masses how much power they truly have.
It is often said that people like Ron Paul, Andrew Napolitano, Lew Rockwell, Julian Assange, Justin Raimondo, and the dozens of others who write on a variety of websites across the Internet, are "speaking truth to power." If this is all they were doing, the established order would have little to fear. Those who exercise coercive "power" already know the "truth," and no changes would occur from letting them know that you know. What terrorizes the statists is that such persons are "speaking truth to the powerless" and, as a consequence, their sanction for political rule will come to an end. Hitler’s Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels, got to the essence of the matter when he declared that "the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the State."
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Drew Martin, Blogger, THL Articles