More “Ropes” Every Day

2019 February 8
by justrand

The analogy of the frog in the pot of water who sits there as the heat is slowly turned up is a good one…I’ve used it myself.

But I prefer the one in Jonathan Swift’s satire, ‘Gulliver’s Travels’.

Gulliver’s encounter with the Lilliputians reflects exactly what is happening today…has been happening for decades, really.  It’s just ACCELERATING today.

Look at the illustration…it carries the message perfectly.  Gulliver, a strapping young man could easily break any one, two or ten of those ropes.  But the Lilliputians kept adding more rope until he can’t move.

Think of each rope as another regulation, law, or edict.  Each “nudge” by government at all levels to change behavior is another rope, as is each howling damnation of what used to be social norms.  Rope after rope.

With each “rope” we are told by people like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Occasional-Cortex, that it is only a “small” change, maybe even a temporary one.  Occasional-Cortex has spent the last two days trying to claim that her ‘Green New Deal’ would NOT be a sweeping intrusion into EVERY aspect of our lives.  Which, of course, it would be.

The Democrat/media/Leftist cabal (same folks) have been throwing “ropes” over our 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Amendments for years…all in the name of the “Greater Good”, of course.

By the time the Left has thrown enough “ropes” over enough of our freedoms to stifle dissent, resistance and any semblance of justice, it will be too late.  Start struggling against those “ropes” now folks…they’re only going to get tighter and more numerous.

11 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 February 8 4:58 pm
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    bc3b permalink

  2. 2019 February 8 8:51 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  3. 2019 February 8 9:04 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Illy completes its program of assimalation — http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=888&GAID=15&GA=101&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=115206&SessionID=108 — you will be prodded.

  4. 2019 February 8 9:57 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Eph, and remember that the Virginia Democrat Party ACROSS THE BOARD ran on the platform of: “We’re such good people, and soooooo not racist, and we ALWAYS treat women AWESOMELY”!

    Splendid

  5. 2019 February 8 10:17 pm
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    Eph permalink

    Rand,

    I know it.

    FYI… If all 3 go the GOPe takes over

  6. 2019 February 9 6:55 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Maybe 1 VA politico will resign, nominate a replacement, confirm him, then the other 2 can step down

    TWIP.
    Good issue.
    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/02/the-week-in-pictures-state-of-the-union-edition-2.php

  7. 2019 February 9 7:17 am
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    justrand permalink

    the real question is, in 2020 will the Virginia Republican Party have the brains & balls to remind the Virginia electorate how ABYSMAL the Democrats are?

    we’ll see

  8. 2019 February 9 8:04 am
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    gnqanq permalink

    JR – #9 that would be racist and sexist to tell the truth.

    What a brave new world we live in.

  9. 2019 February 9 12:54 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

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