Last Updated on January 15, 2023 by Constitutional Militia
“The War on Terror”: Rationalization by Rogue Government Officials to Ignore the Constitution
The magic words in the recitative of this officially orchestrated opera buffa of mass paranoia are “wage war”, because inter arma silent leges (in the midst of arms—i.e., in time of war—the laws are silent). On the excuse of “war”, almost any enormity can be rationalized any legal, political, or even moral scruples disregarded. ”The war on terrorism”—being waged apparently forever, on battlefields both foreign and domestic—provides the perfect example of an artificial “war” against a fictitious “fear”. As former President George W. Bush declared, “freedom and fear are at war in this country”. The ultimate purpose of “the war on terrorism” though, is not to wage a “war” against “fear” generated by foreigners, but instead to deploy “fear” of foreigners as a weapon of “war” against Americans. Rogue officials stir up the “fear” of “terrorism”. With “terrorism” as their excuse they arrogate new “war powers” to themselves. With these war powers, they then actually terrorize their own citizenry on the pretense of fighting “terrorism”. They go so far as to invent the new category called “domestic terrorists” or “home grown terrorists” in order to induce some Americans to fear others and clamor for the “homeland security” apparatus to clamp down on them. Thus the “fear” of “terrorism” never abates, and can never wain, because it is the product of rogue officialdom’s rule: namely, ‘a mode of government by *** intimidation of its own citizens”. So, not surprisingly, the topsy-turvy world of contemporary political propaganda, the groups which rogue officials most vociferously calumniate as “domestiic terrorists” or “home grown terrorists” consist of the constitutionalists and other patriots who are trying to warn their own countrymen of precisely the dangers those very officials pose. These Americans are defamed as “terrorists” by actual “terrorists” because they speak out against those “terrorists”. Meanwhile, official “terrorism” continues to expand and intensify, aiming inexorably at full blown tyranny. Once it reaches that point, common Americans will really have something to monstrous to fear—namely the domestic police-state apparatus lowering over them; but they will be unable to wage their own “war on terrorism” (that is, a war of self-defense) against it.