The US is Becoming a Nation of Cowardly Sheep — Here’s How to Stop It

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” ~Attributed to Benjamin Franklin

“Well-armed” doesn’t necessarily need to mean militantly locked and loaded. It can just as easily be a higher consciousness metaphor for knowledge. Indeed, a well-armed lamb is a knowledgeable lamb. As Doctor Who said, “You want weapons. Go to a library. Books are the best weapons in the world.”

A well-armed lamb can eventually transform into a lion. In a world of blind obedience to authority, it takes a particular flavor of courage (mostly the courage to question authority) to wake up the blindly obedient (sheep) to the extent of their ignorance, and to poke holes in the unhealthy, unsustainable and violent power constructs (sick society) built by entrenched authority.

The blindly obedient are the lambs. The entrenched authority are the wolves. And the uncommonly courageous are the lions.

As stated in the movie Robin Hood, “Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions.”

MAGA is MAFA:

“Beware of the good and the just! They like to crucify those who invent their own virtue for themselves.” ~Nietzsche

Making America Great Again is Making America Free Again. The only thing that is truly anti-American is anti-freedom. Lambs and wolves are afraid of freedom for different reasons.

Lambs are afraid to lose their comfort, security and safety, and thus cling to it at the expense of freedom. Wolves are afraid to lose their power and are intent upon keeping everyone divided and afraid so that they can maintain their overreaching power. The lion breaks the vicious cycle with small and large acts of courage by checking the entrenched (and thus corruptible) power of wolves.

But how does a lamb transform fear into courage and thus become the brave lion who is capable of keeping wolves in check? The lamb must first put itself in check by questioning why it believes what it believes about the way the world works.

The lamb must ask itself: Are my beliefs merely culturally conditioned by a sick society? Have I been brainwashed into believing a certain way by a religion or political party? Do I just blindly obey out of fear of losing my comfort, safety and security? And, most importantly of all, once I realize I’ve been mistaken, will I cease being mistaken or will I cease being honest?

It’s a tricky tightrope between fear and courage, and the menacing maw of the abyss is ever-present beneath it. The way toward freedom is not for the faint of heart. Which is probably why there are so few lions among men.

A lamb that can manage to question its fear-based lifestyle –which is built upon blind obedience, addiction to comfort, and reliance on wolves to keep them “safe”– is a lamb that has the potential to become, at least, a well-armed lamb, if not a courageous lion.

If a lamb can manage to become a well-armed lamb or to transform itself into a courageous lion, then the next step is to show its teeth (knowledge/courage) to the world.

Shove the first amendment down everyone’s throat:

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” ~John F. Kennedy

The First Amendment gives every American the right to “petition his government for a redress of grievances.” No matter the seeming “goodness” or “righteousness” of that government.

Freedom begins with individuals being free to express themselves. An individual who chooses to remain blindly obedient and silent to unchecked power is an unfree lamb. An individual who chooses to question the chain of obedience with the knowledge it has gained is a well-armed lamb contesting power. An individual who is willing to put everything on the line to maintain freedom in the face of tyranny is a courageous lion.

The beauty of the first amendment is that it maintains the essence of freedom: free expression. Without it, there can be no liberty. Without it, there can only be tyranny.

Well-armed lambs and courageous lions are able to take advantage of the first amendment as a platform for speaking truth to power.

Whether through peaceful protests (Thoreau’s civil disobedience), or revolutionary speeches (MLK jr./ JFK), or hard-hitting political articles, or even radical eye-opening art; the first amendment is a platform for freedom. It must be protected at all costs.

Free speech should never be controlled by an authority. No matter how popular that authority. Free speech is paramount for freedom to exist at all. As John W. Whitehead said, “If the government can control speech, it can control thought, and, in turn, it can control the minds of the citizenry.”

Lest we become a nation of mindless sheep, free speech must be protected at all costs against the wolves who seek to muzzle lambs. It is protected by well-armed lambs and courageous lions with the mettle and the wherewithal to speak truth to power.

Don’t kowtow to the chain of obedience (but don’t be violent either):

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.” ~Henry David Thoreau

Never confuse patriotism with blind obedience. Many a cowardly lamb makes this mistake. And many a cowardly wolf uses it to lord power over lambs.

Sometimes being a true patriot means questioning power. Especially if that power is violent, unjust, and overreaching. As Barbara Ehrenreich said, “Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.”

Don’t allow yourself to be brainwashed into believing that everything the government does is for the good and anyone who opposes the government is an enemy.

The government is made up of people. And people are fallible. Likewise, the state. Likewise, the chain of obedience. As Edward Abbey wisely stated, “Since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.”

There must be checks and balances. Fallible individuals checking the power of systems made up of other fallible individuals is the only way to prevent the power within those fallible systems from becoming corrupt. Let alone from corrupting absolutely.

It is vital that whatever we are freeing ourselves for, and whatever freedom we are advocating for, does not violate the nonaggression principle. A truly virtuous system is never directly violent. It is only ever violent in self-defense. The moment a so-called virtuous system becomes directly violent it ceases to be virtuous.

The only moral exception to this fact is when violence is necessary to defend against direct violence –and, even then, only as a last resort. Any attempt to use violence to force others into compliance is a violation of the nonaggression principle and therefor unvirtuous and unfit for either well-armed lambs or courageous lions.

Only cowardly lambs would ever advocate violence as a means toward solving problems. And only cowardly wolves high on power would ever use it to solve problems.

Don’t be a cowardly lamb or a cowardly wolf. Rise above the “need” for safety and security at the expense of freedom and liberty. Become a well-armed lamb contesting all votes and proactively voting with your feet. Better yet, become a courageous lion and dare to become a brave David in the face of the hyperviolent Goliath of the state.

https://themindunleashed.com/2018/11/nation-of-sheep.html

12 thoughts on “The US is Becoming a Nation of Cowardly Sheep — Here’s How to Stop It”

  1. What’s Really wrong with this world is GOVERNMENT/RELIGION…Both from Everyone has been TAUGHT from the “Cradle to the Grave” , HOW to live and behave.
    I remember an excellent example of that by the old One Week long life span of some insects…If the insect was born during a Rainy weather season, and NEVER saw what the SUN looks (Dies BEFORE his week ends)
    How can anyone expect the insect to EVER learn anything about What a SUN is…because it didn’t LIVE Long enough to SEE a Sun.
    Much of Humanity Only KNOW What was Taught to them by the so-called “Ruler’s…made up of the TWO main characters …Government + Religion…THUS have NO Experience of WHAT “Freedom” really IS.
    MOST people know SOMETHING IS WRONG…but simply DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT.
    The BEST way I’ve learn WHAT to do is STOP SUPPORTING THEM.
    DO NOT VOTE…STOP BELIEVING IN ALL RELIGION…MINIMIZE YOUR SUPPORT FOR ALL “CORPORATE” ENTITIES, OF WITCH THE VATICAN IS THE “MOTHER” OF “ALL” OF THEM…DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS…STOP BUYING “ANYTHING” BY “CREDIT.
    Do this and the whole “Corporate System” will DRY-UP.
    IF you are a MELANIN-HU-Man Being you won’t have much to worry about…and YOU will Soon SEE Why.

  2. I almost forgot to mention…The FIRST thing one MUST do is “GET-OUTSIDE-THE-BOX” of what Mainstream sources teaches…ONLY THERE WILL ONE “SEE” THE “REAL TRUTH”.

  3. First of all Ben Franklin a Mason and acting Esquire on the King’s behalf was a Traitor of the worst kind.
    The following is what is taught to selected Jesuit students pursuing a career in International Business, Commerce and Law. You must know the rules of the King and Queen. And naturally with the guidance of the Vatican.

    To understand this we must start with the first founding document of declarations and claims after the Revolutionary War/War of Independence.. This Treaty/Contract is the Primary document we must all understand the wording and omissions referencing We the People in the 1783 Treaty of Peace. The lead negotiator for this Treaty was one of the King’s men, an Esquire and Mason named Benjamin Franklin. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/paris.asp

    Please consider when reading especially government documents that words mean everything and the lack of them can mean much more. We must cancel and make void this Treaty with the understanding it is to be read as a contract. Note; The Treaty of Paris, formally ending the war, was not signed until September 3, 1783. The Continental Congress, which was temporarily situated in Annapolis, Maryland, at the time, ratified the Treaty of Paris on January 14, 1784. The Constitutional Convention and Ratification happened in, 1787–1789. The First Congress met in New York City in March of 1789 just after the ratification. The oath of office was proclaimed.

    First for us is to understand is the simple wording of the claims the King of England made that were agreed to by the Founders..

    The Definitive Treaty of Peace 1783

    It having pleased the Divine Providence to dispose the hearts of the most serene and most potent Prince George the Third, by the grace of God, king of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith, duke of Brunswick and Lunebourg, Arch-Treasurer and Prince Elector of the Holy Roman Empire etc., and of the United States of America….
    Article 1:

    His Brittanic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, viz., New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free sovereign and independent states,…

    If we won the war and plenary independence then why is the KING made Arch-Treasurer and Prince Elector of the United States of America, and why were the people not recognized as free, sovereign and independent? (A most important of all omissions)

    At this point the King controls the Money and Banking plus the Body Politics = their votes at min.

    There is proof of England’s interference and the fact of the status and capacities of arch-treasurer is presently in full force, affect and effect. This can be supplied as screenshots and pdf from government websites and associated archive links for all listed below..

    Read the whole Treaty. Why and how does the FEDERAL RESERVE claim ownership of all American people and their land?

    Why were only the Englishmen’s land ownership protected? We must address Allodial Title/Deed. A system of real property law in which individuals may fully own all the rights associated with property and dispose of that property as they wish. The system had been evolving for many centuries, but the theory and the term were first clearly articulated by Thomas Jefferson in 1774, when he argued against an attempted land grab by King George III and used the theory to provide one of the supports for the American Revolutionary War. Contrast the allodial system with the feudal system, in which the sovereign owned all land and could grant usage rights to others, but those rights were revocable at will. See your mortgage documents. We are now listed as Tenants and therefore pay rent in the form of taxes and fees. Don’t pay those taxes and fees, you loose your property and the government seeks another to pay rent.

    Ben Franklin and the other King’s men also awarded the King and his heirs in perpetuity a share of all the Gold, Silver and Copper found in America.

    Moving on – Why is that lien also legal tender for $28 quadrillion, and where did that legal tender go? Proof of this $ amount is available.

    Why did the DEFENSE DEPARTMENT and TREASURY 1789 lien the same, thereby giving validity to the ownership claims?

    And – Why, and under what authority, were all Americans declared to be enemies of their own country in 1933? Proof is in a 1933 pdf copy from the FEDERAL RESERVE for proving this fact.

    In our future decision making, we shall, I pray act for the benefit of all people in delivering fair, equal verdicts and remedies apply the guidance from the MAXIMS OF LAW AND EQUITY – THEY ARE THE FOUNDATIONS OF ANY LEGITIMATE AND LAWFUL SOCIETY. Sampling as follows >

    From a wrong no contract can arise.

    False in one thing, false in all things.

    It is a fraud to conceal a fraud.

    Fraud and deceit should benefit no one.

    Fraud and justice never dwell together.

    Fraud lies hidden in general expressions.

    Fraud is most hateful to law.

    He truly acts fraudulently who, observing the letter of the law, eludes its spirit.

    Right and fraud never dwell to­gether

    A maxim is so called because its dignity is chiefest, and its authority the most certain, and because it is universally approved by all.

    Once a fraud, always a fraud.

    That which is not valid at the beginning, improves not by lapse of time.

    What otherwise is good and just, if it be sought by force and fraud, becomes bad and unjust.

    Time cannot render valid an act void in its origin.

    That which is not good in its principal, will not be good as to accessories or consequences.

    In default of the law, the maxim rules.

    A mandate of an illegal thing is void.

    Remove the foundation, the work falls.

    Things grounded upon an ill and void beginning cannot have a good perfection.

    Void things are as no things.

    When the foundation fails, all fails.

    Remember, We the People won the physical war, but the King won it on paper. Therefore, the English, British Empire, Crown and Vatican received the spoils of the war and wrote the history taught in our schools.

    At this point we may also consider before moving on to the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, the 1st Act of Congress and the oath taken to the Constitution. Why was the phrase changed in the Preamble/Title when orally repeating the oath of office? Changed from – the Constitution for the United States of America” to “the Constitution of the United States” – substituting FOR to OF and deleting of America. A new oath is to be taken by all after “the Constitution is reviewed for additions and wording changes to be more compatible with modern times and the peoples wishes. Adding a description of what a Republic is and responsibilities to it. We must also rectify another Treaty/Contract that claims America WAS NOT founded on Christian principals. According to the Treaty of Tripoli, another contract which was signed by the founding fathers in 1797…. It was in this agreement that the U.S. declared: “The government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian Religion, as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Mussulmen [Moslems].”These and other corrections must be considered if we are to base the Rule of Law on God’s law, Natural Law.

    There is a book on The Common law for America as entitled ‘Colonial Law, by Reinsch’, he sums up what the Thirteen Colonies considered to be the final bases for all law in America or ever to be in America… “the colonies were so impressed with the idea of an overruling law of nature that the laws of God and so-called natural laws were regarded as the true laws, and all temporal legislation was considered to be binding only in so far as it was an expression of this natural law”
    Yes, back then there were some white hats. James Wilson, the foremost lawyer at the Constitutional Convention, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a man who was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1789 by President Washington was well familiar with this legal principal stated above called Natural Law and stated; “Parliament may, unquestionably, be controlled by natural or revealed law, proceeding from divine authority”.

    Question? In contract law, does not a new contract void a previous one? I trust you will determine a new contract must be written.

    One key reason we should do this – The veterans of America have sacrificed life, limb and family. This has caused children of past and present generations to suffer without fathers in their lives day to day, thereby distorting social structures and slowly transforming the foundation that blessed us. Help us help you help the veterans and their families to receive what was promised and what should be to correct the abuse that has been laid upon them by the persons claiming to care aka POLITICIANS.

    Please pass this on to any with an open mind for review of these truths. We cannot continue to keep identifying newly discovered crime after crime without a solution for remedy. Your thoughts please, on fixing, repairing or replacing America’s foundations.

    Want more proof, request what you need..

    1. Ri-chard

      “One key reason we should do this – The veterans of America have sacrificed life, limb and family. This has caused children of past and present generations to suffer without fathers in their lives day to day, thereby distorting social structures and slowly transforming the foundation that blessed us. Help us help you help the veterans and their families to receive what was promised and what should be to correct the abuse that has been laid upon them by the persons claiming to care aka POLITICIANS.”

      How many families in every country have these same veterans destroyed of different cultures and races. They were keen to get involved and destroy and in some cases rape, kill innocents etc. Not only that accumulate the spoils of war! Honestly they have no sympathy from me and the current members of military units should simply pack up and go home. The US etc must stop selling arms period and people must stop being so stupid!! AS was famously said that the gun is not the power, it is the mind behind the gun…….

      There is one of many british servicemen that I happened to talk to after Iraq collapsed and I asked each one of them what was it all about and NONE of them could tell me that it was a just war, no an invasion and guess what, they still went and plundered, killed, maimed etc because somebody else told them to! They are now living cozy lives here even after now resigning from the army, they pay only 10% to gym fees, courses and get business loans far easier than any other citizen, is this how killers are rewarded? And for the politicians that have ordered these acts, well they are still eating cavier, champagne and lobsters and live in mansions fully protected by the state. Why? This was the same reason that all Nazis were ‘hunted’ down and arrested – there is no difference.

      Stop being brainwashed, stop the hate and make your country right again, ethically right.

      1. It seems your ignorance is from the brain washing. all have been lied to about the purpose of all wars. They are business ventures, and all involved are used as cannon fodder. Just follower the money.. Soldiers are just following orders from there superiors.
        To make America right again? It never was right. we never had what you were taught in school about the founding and founders of America. And that is what you can’t understand with a closed mind to the truth even though I can provide facts. Explain to the rest of the readers on this site what I stated was untrue and do it with proof..

  4. THE most important amendment to the Constitution is the 10th. Followed closely by the 9th.

    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” –X Amendment to the US Constitution.

    Power over the privacy of the people delegated to the US Tyranny?! Nope! Barred by the 10th and 9th.
    Gun control?! Nope! Barred by the 10th and 9th.
    Power over water?! Nope! Barred by the 10th and 9th.
    Etc.

    The 10th and 9th are why the Khazarians and their media keep us focused on the 1st., 2nd, etc., as those are not the only parts of the “Law of the Land” applicable to our rights.

    They also don’t want aware that Article 3, Section 3, calls the prosecution of their “war on drugs” treason.

    Freedom is maintained by lead and hemp.

    Liberty is a demand. Tyranny submission.

  5. Once again, censored by WordPress.com. You spend an hour, an hour you’ll never get back, constructing a comment that is thoughtful and enlightening, and completely devoid of profanities, vulgarities, or threats, you follow instructions to a T, you post it, and shortly thereafter it’s gone…. By the way, the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights does not extend protection for speech that is intended to be abusive. My comment was not abusive, and yet, never posted. Why am I surprised?

      1. How am I suppose to do that? It took an hour to compose that comment and that was three days ago. This is censorship, plain and simple.

  6. It’s strange, but whenever I have to deal with wordpress.com, for some reason I think of Adolf Hitler burning books. Gee, I wonder why?

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