Wednesday, August 5, 2009

You Cheered

We warned you against them, but you dismissed us.
Instead, you cheered when they were elected.
Will you also cheer when they install the same bureaucrats in the name of change?
Will you also cheer when they increase deficits in the name of fiscal responsibility?
Will you also cheer when they inflate the currency in the name of managing the value of money?
Will you also cheer when they intervene in business in the name of the free market?
Will you also cheer when they regulate technology in the name of progress?
Will you also cheer when they cause unemployment in the name of creating jobs?
Will you also cheer when they force you into debt in the name of prosperity?
Will you also cheer when they confiscate your property in the name of the public welfare?
Will you also cheer when they restrict your travel in the name of enjoying the earth?
Will you also cheer when they send your children to fight in the name of peace?
Will you also cheer when they take away your guns in the name of public safety?
Will you also cheer when they ration your food in the name of feeding society?
Will you also cheer when they forbid the worship of your God in the name of religion?
Will you also cheer when they burn your flag in the name of patriotism?
Will you also cheer when they abolish your traditions in the name of culture?
Will you also cheer when they rewrite your past in the name of history?
Will you also cheer when they censor your books in the name of education?
Will you also cheer when they confuse your mind in the name of reason?
Will you also cheer when they prevent your free expression in the name of fairness?
Will you also cheer when they broadcast brainless trash to you in the name of entertainment?
Will you also cheer when they publish propaganda for you in the name of information?
Will you also cheer when they demand conformity in the name of diversity?
Will you also cheer when they impose commands in the name of consensus?
Will you also cheer when they require obedience in the name of citizenship?
Will you also cheer when they segregate society in the name of unity?
Will you also cheer when they turn neighbors into spies in the name of community?
Will you also cheer when they arrange marriages in the name of family?
Will you also cheer when they control sex in the name of enhanced procreation?
Will you also cheer when they dispose of the sick in the name of public health?
Will you also cheer when they kill the old in the name of compassion?
Will you also cheer when they murder in the name of preserving life?
Will you also cheer when they ignore all morality in the name of the Greater Good?
Will you also cheer when they unleash violence against their opponents in the name of order?
Will you also cheer when they issue you a number in the name of humanity?
Will you also cheer when they monitor you in the name of protecting privacy?
Will you also cheer when they rule you by whims in the name of law?
Will you also cheer when they accuse you without proof in the name of discovering the truth?
Will you also cheer when they deny you a fair trial in the name of justice?
Will you also cheer when they torture you in the name of brotherhood?
Will you also cheer when they put you in chains in the name of freedom?
Will you also cheer when they enslave you in the name of liberty?
Apparently so.


-submitted by a reader.

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