A person argued to me today that we are still in a soft tyranny because the feds are not hauling people off to gulags. I said it won’t happen. They are smarter than that. They need to have us productive and gulags do not support that.
Some ants keep aphids so they can milk them for their honey. Hello aphid.
We are living in a hard tyranny of a new version. We are beign allowed to exist well enough to produce honey to harvest so the ants can pay trinkets to the gimmedats to remain in power.
The United States has become a nation of no hope and no future. We merely exist to be used. Some allow it and some enjoy it a few resist it out of principle... not because they are oppressed financially but because they crave the principle of freedom... these principled few are hauled off to “an undisclosed location”. Fini.
Paul Gottfried, in After Liberalism, defines this worldview as a "series of social programs informed by a vague egalitarian spirit, and it maintains its power by pointing its finger accusingly at antiliberals." He calls it a new theocratic religion. In this view, when the managerial regime cannot get democratic support for its policies, it resorts to sanctimony and social engineering, via programs, court decisions and regulations...
When they are no longer productive they are eaten.