“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does. They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society.” – Aldous Huxley – Brave New World Revisited
If insanity is determined by the popular view of the masses as engineered by media, politics, and political correctness, then it’s clear as to why so many issues that seem reasonably rational have been re-polarized to make absolutely no sense at all. George Orwell coined the term doublethink in his classic 1984. The concept of doublethink is the act of accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs while believing and supporting them both simultaneously. Doublethink is notable due to its lack of ability to see the contrast – the individual holding both views sees no conflict whatsoever at all.
To illustrate, here’s a couple of examples: When asked about why he was allowing tens of thousands of immigrants to enter the country via the southern border in direct violation of current and well-established immigration laws, Eric Holder responded that the country needs immigration reform because we are a nation of laws and everyone needs to follow those laws. He never actually addressed why he was allowing the law to be broken nor his negligence in prosecuting its violation. He just reinforced the fact that we are a nation of laws while obviously and overtly breaking the law himself. To believe him at face value is being a practitioner of doublethink.
Another example is Holder’s willful disregard to a congressional subpoena and continued contempt for the very legal system he purports to be the top attorney for. Again, finding no contradiction or conflict with such a flagrant disregard to logic is an example of what we’re talking about here. This is classic doublethink. It’s more than just a mere lie; it’s an open insult to rationality. “War is Peace, Slavery is Freedom, Ignorance is Strength.” — George Orwell, 1984
Not only does Holder lie, but we know that he is lying, and he knows that we know he is lying…and he continues to lie because he expects the masses to believe him…and they do! The cognitive dissonance reverberates like an echo in the Grand Canyon. Yet, you hear no commentary in the mainstream media about this logical disconnect. And for the public to accept it at face value is classic doublethink. This public is “…normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society” (Huxley).
As Oath Keepers, we are constantly reminded in the liberal press about how we are homegrown terrorists and domestic extremists. News reporters, bloggers, and even US Senators insist on making us equivalent to the Arab terrorists. They’d have you believe that we make the muslim terrorists who committed the Munich Massacre at the ‘72 Olympics look like choir boys.
Yet, never have the Oath Keepers killed or attacked anyone. At the Bundy Ranch as well as Ferguson, Missouri, Oath Keepers acted merely in a self-defense capacity and never in an aggressive or violent manner. Yet in both situations, they were standing up to violent individuals who were either government employees or sanctioned ethnic minorities that were being allowed to commit acts of violence with impunity against private property owners. And the mere act of standing in defiance to this tyranny and anarchy gets Oath Keepers branded as terrorists.
Recently, Sheriff’s deputy Jerry Moffit of Spokane County made waves in the liberty community when he stated candidly during an interview that the reason for his department’s acquisition of a militarized MRAP was to defend against “constitutionalists” and people who have stockpiled guns and ammo. Although acquiring guns and ammo through lawful means isn’t a crime by any stretch, the deputy’s implications are that it is.
But what really gets me is the use of the term “constitutionalists” as a derogatory inference. Where’s the threat here by “constitutionalists” that requires military grade ordnance? After all, the right to bear arms is an amendment to the Constitution itself, isn’t it? Spokane County Sheriff Knesovich has since stated that Deputy Moffit should have used the term “extremists” rather than “constitutionalists” in his ill-fated attempt to quell the department’s ensuing PR nightmare. Not realizing his gaffe, he inadvertently admits that even he uses these as interchangeable terms.
I witnessed in my own home town a former Justice of the Peace swear our Mayor into office a few years back. When the oath was read at the swearing in, the first part was to affirm support to the Constitution as well as other lawful constitutions as they applied. Good so far, but listen to the rest. Not long after, one of our fellow Oath Keepers heard this former Justice of the Peace refer to local “constitutionalists” as being suspect in an extremist way… for no other reason than that they were self-professed constitutionalists, as though this were a crime in itself. There apparently wasn’t any problem swearing in the local mayor to support the Constitution; yet if local civilians supported the constitution, they were suspect and should be avoided and it was worth warning others about.
Some of those who swear to defend the Constitution include many of our paid public employees like the President of the United States of America, our local Sheriff, our county commissioners, our city council, our duly appointed and elected judges, and our military personnel. Yet if We the People purport to support and defend the Constitution, many of them label us “extremists”. How does that make any sense? It’s like Old Glory just chilling in the Oval Office office is fine, but flying the flag proudly in your front yard gets your ranch branded as an anti-government “compound.” Huh?
Now I understand the difference between a maritime flag and a regular one. I understand that there are multiple constitutions…but my point here is that if the general public does not understand the differences, those differences are irrelevant to the fact that they are doublethinking the contradictions while holding no conflicts about the obvious.
Try this: Make a conscious decision to believe that your neighbor is a terrorist for supporting the same Constitution that your non-terrorist Mayor supports, even though that Mayor was elected and put into office by your neighbor who is now a terrorist for supporting the same governing document that your Mayor has sworn to uphold…but he’s not a terrorist for doing so. If you can successfully do this in the same way that millions do, then you too can wear the doublethink badge with pride. You can be considered “normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society.”
If Oath Keepers are actively being targeted with military style hardware by public officials who see them as a threats and enemies for no other reason than defending the Constitution against its enemies (the same oath they affirmed), then either there is a clear argument for doublethink here….OR….they are identifying themselves as the enemies of the very Constitution they swore to defend.
Fortunately, there is a growing number of Sheriffs across the country that are re-affirming their oaths to defend the Constitution by actively standing up against federal and state oath breakers. Based on national statistics showing there are only 2.3 Law Enforcement Officers per 1000 people in this country, there is no way that a Sheriffs Department and local police could protect and secure a vast area like an entire county in the event of a negative high impact scenario.
If I were elected as a County Sheriff, I would take solace in the news that there was a local group of Oath Keepers or constitutionalists that were training in self-defense and group coordination for the health, safety, and welfare of our community. I would reach out to them and build rapport and trust so that I would be able to depend on them to help me and my department when the time comes. This seems so much more productive than actively alienating good people who simply want to support the same oath I took and to preserve and defend our traditional way of life built on American values and ethics.
Why law enforcement is so distrusting of its public that has given it no legitimate reason to do so, and even declared it as its enemy, makes me suspicious of them! Because supporting the Constitution and the right to bear arms should not be considered a legitimate reason for distrust unless you’re the one violating that oath of office. It seems to me that making alliances with those whom law enforcement has sworn to serve and protect as well as winning the hearts of minds of these locals makes the most common sense.
But then again, if the masses can be swindled into doublethink, then I suppose it’s not a far stretch to assume the same for our public employees.
Baker County Oath Keepers Assistant Coordinator