I think the key takeaway in the original article is how the current 'powers that be' within the US government have successfully (through revisionist historical interpretations and the removal of anything resembling "Civics" education from the US public school curriculum) led the new generation to believe the US Constitution, through its government, grants it's citizens rights
- when in fact, the actual wording only serves to restrict the powers given - by the people - to their own government
It seems a small thing. But it's an absolutely critical indication of the engineered mindshift that has taken place in the last 30 years.
Last night I was watching Close Encounters of the Third Kind
over a friend's house. Their kids (aged 16, 18, and 23) couldn't understand why the government and military were being "so nice" and the people were being so uncooperative about the civilian evacuation order in the area the ending of the story takes place in. The youngest one said "How long ago was this supposed to be? They're lucky it's not today."
When I asked why, the 18 year old looked at me like I was clueless and said: "Well...it's a national security situation isn't it? The government could have just arrested or shot them for disobeying if any of that was really happening."
When I asked how they could possibly be allowed to do that, I was told by the youngest: "Because it's the law." as the other two nodded in agreement.
For what was definitely not
the first time in the last decade, I actually felt scared about what I was hearing coming from the mouths of our upcoming generation.
I sometimes wonder if this is how German parents started feeling when listening to their children back around 1932-1933?