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We the People vs. the Sheeple

• https://www.lewrockwell.com, By Donald Jeffries

Despite my self-evident cynicism and my reflexive skepticism, I am basically a trusting soul. Even though I know how corrupt and unreliable so many people are, still I instinctually give them the benefit of the doubt. Until proven otherwise, I assume most people aren't dishonest, and take them at face value.

This kind of delicate balancing act is how I manage to issue blanket condemnations of the "Sheeple," while still being concerned about the welfare, and the rights of The People, which includes those who are oblivious to the criminal tyranny all around them. It's not easy being a populist, of promoting power to The People, when so many of them are brainwashed enough to lash out at messengers like me, who are simply trying to defend their civil liberties. Who knows how many of them would support throwing people like me into the FEMA camps, for pointing out how badly they're being screwed? They've been conditioned to act like Pavlovian dogs, waiting for the bell to ring.

The odd thing about the Sheeple, who constitute a clear majority in decaying America 2.0, is that most of them are skeptical of salesmen, or salespersons, for example. Salestranspersons. They blanch at anything that seems "too good to be true." They hate "get rich quick schemes." Even if they were offered a perfectly legitimate check, for a substantial amount of money, without any contract to sign that roped them into something nefarious, they would still regurgitate the adage, "There's no such thing as a free lunch." The Sheeple really, really hate "free lunches," even when they're doing the eating. I thoroughly documented how there are "free lunches" in this rigged economy, in my book Survival of the Richest. But "free lunches" are only for the elite.

I understand this mindset to some degree. I hang up immediately on cold callers. Now that most of them are obviously from India, and are assigned ridiculously inappropriate 'Murrican names, I sometimes respond with a snappy, "Not interested. And your name is not Kyle!" But the poor beggars at stoplights often get a few bucks from me. However, the Sheeple mentality is to suspect that these pathetic individuals have a devious, ulterior motive. I've seen them standing at the lights in really cold weather, or during a heavy rain. That's a lot of trouble to go to for a dollar here or there. Doesn't just standing there in inclimate weather indicate some kind of industriousness? I don't consider that laziness.


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