Thursday, April 16, 2015

Normalcy Bias

I saw this over at It Ain't Holy Water, Chief Nose Wetter's place and it smacked me right between the eyes.

It's absolutely as true today as it was back when the Nazi's were running amok.

We are being assaulted in so many ways on so many fronts that we can't sit back and put it all into a Big Picture.

Unfortunately a lot of these abuses fly under the radar or have become so pervasive as to become every day events.

Boiling the frog as it were.

This is why the actual percentage of people protesting these abuses seems so small, it is.

How many people can you add up that you can point to and say that they are at least aware of current events and what is going on around them in this country?

I would point to the right of this page to my Blogroll and to the links you will find on their blogrolls.

A drop in the bucket when compared to the total population in this country.

Most people I know in Meat Space are blissfully unawares,most by choice.
I can point to several people in my immediate circle who actively avoid paying any attention to what is happening to them and their children and actually get annoyed if you bring it up.
Denial is a powerful defense mechanism.

These are my friends, relatives and fellow countrymen.

The proverbial Sheeple we have so many of that our government plays like a violin.

I'm the whacko, I'm the conspiracy theorist with a paranoia problem.

It just boggles my mind that no one seems to be bothered by our fellow countrymen being beaten to death or killed by local police for no good reason who then walk away daily from these homicides with zero consequences.

Then we have an out of control regulatory government and the list goes on and on of those who steal our liberty one small step at a time EVERY DAY.

So if nothing else, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised when I run afoul of some sonofabitch with the weight of the government behind his or her petty functionary position and I wind up dead as a public service for the greater good.

I can actually see this happening with my history of anti authoritarian attitude.

The Jewish people couldn't believe what was happening to them until they saw this,

Apparently the American people are no different, even when they have been warned.


Anonymous said...

You are not crazy. The socialists/communists have been working on this for decades. What we are seeing now is the Cloward-Piven strategy on steriods. The original strategy was to overwhelm the government and infrastructure but the time is ripe for those seeking the destruction of America to simply overwhelm every aspect of culture, education, law, foreign relations, finance, business, etc. You name it, it is being attacked and the best I can tell is everyone is just going with the flow figuring they will make money one way or the other, or just play it safe and hope they can hold on to their asses, at least for awhile longer.

Robert Fowler said...

Passed along. I too know way too many people that keep saying "oh, the government would never do that". When the time comes, I hope they enjoy their boxcar ride to the camp, the one with the "special" showers and the ovens.

riverrider said...

even then they did not believe. right up until the zyclon b started choking them they thought it couldn't be happening. and so it will be here. but we are the majority, silent, but still the majority. then again minorities are running roughshod over majorities overseas on a daily basis.

Chief Nose Wetter said...

I thought it was a powerful image too. Most people suffer from cognitive dissonance and are unable to accept truth when in plain sight. I am beginning to think genetics plays a major role also. The majority of people in this country want to be led and ruled by others. The individual capable of critical thinking is a small minority. Maybe only 3% are capable of resistance, today, as well as in the past. Maybe we are wired that way. Who knows. Include water flouridation, mercury in dental fillings, vaccines, and psychotropic drugs and the whole population is toast.

Phil said...

Funny you should mention genetics Chief.
Just earlier today I left a comment over at Robert Fowler's place (above) and said exactly the same thing.
I know I have been a rebel my entire life and older relatives tell me stories about my ancestors being the same way.
One side of the family actually does go clear back to RevWarI and has fought in every major conflict since.
They ain't Yankees either if you catch my drift. The other side is 100% Nothern Irish and nobody needs that explained to them I don';t think.

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