By John W. Whitehead
In a central authority of Wolves: The rising American Police State, John W. Whitehead charts America's transition from a society ruled by means of we the folks to a police kingdom ruled by way of the robust arm of the legislation. In such an atmosphere, the legislations turns into one more instrument to oppress the folks. As a constitutional lawyer of nationwide prominence, and as president of The Rutherford Institute, a world civil liberties association, Whitehead has been on the leading edge of the struggle for civil liberties during this kingdom.
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Propaganda, an expertise of politicians, is in reality a fiction. But it is an effective fiction. And in an age of amusements and entertainment, the so-called masses of Americans, who often take what television's talking heads say as the gospel truth, have difficulty distinguishing between fiction and reality. As author Hannah Arendt recognized: The effectiveness of this kind of propaganda demonstrates one of the chief characteristics of modern masses. They do not believe in anything visible, in the reality of their own experience; they do not trust their eyes and ears but only their imaginations, which may be caught by anything that is at once universal and consistent in itself.
In time, this will be seen as normal, as the chill of autumn feels normal when summer is gone. 8 Fear Propaganda It is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
S. Constitution–becomes the map by which we navigate life in the United States. 36 A Return to Pre-Revolutionary Days? Journalist Radley Balko notes, "There's an old Cold War saying commonly attributed to Winston Churchill ... "37 Unfortunately, our once "free" society and the protections that accompany it have been steadily eroded by legislation and court rulings that render the individual completely defenseless against the encroachments of the state. In a very real sense, we truly are back to where we started in those pre-Revolutionary War days, seemingly having learned next to nothing from those early days of tyranny at the hands of the British crown.