Have you conformed yet? Have you learned how to accept everything at face value the mainstream media tells you? No? Well, haven't you heard -- it's the popular, patriotic thing to do. Welcome to the new gilded age of neo-America where independent thought and informational truthfulness is no longer considered a valuable quality or asset. In fact, just the opposite -- it's now deemed a threat by those who stole the throne of power.
Ding, ding, ding, recess is over, the iron school bell is tolling for your required attendance. Just like those little tykes who congregate for their daily lessons at kindergarten romper rooms, we adults collectively assemble in front of our televisions, radios and newsstands to receive "our" daily dose of candy-coated conformity. And, just like those small susceptible children who are taught to accept the rules of the establishment at a young and tender age, we adults are also back in school receiving our lessons as well, just like the little kiddies.
Welcome to today's neo-media behavioral modification program, a new comprehensive non-stop shrill that promises to transform our once cherished normal living conditions into this groovy new psychedelic neo life experience.
Don't worry about enrolling---the powers that be have already signed-you-up as a charter member four years ago! All you have to do is just continue "tuning in" for your 24/7 mind-bending press-corps correspondence course that's guaranteed to tweak your lobes on a daily basis. Be it morning, noon or night -- you are the pupil who gets to bear witness to non-stop unscrupulous political witch-hunting expeditions, neo-methodical fake polling publications, pre-planned institutional conformity tactics, and other covert subliminal trickery that promises to diminish your ability to produce free will and independent thought to form an accurate opinion or assumption of what the hell is going on around you.
Bottom line -- we are all being trained/told what to think, say and do for the betterment of the new "Neo-Republic."
Class started after the 2000 US Supreme Court appointed selection, and accelerated after the September 11 attacks, compliments of the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) boys, who blueprinted this adventure years ago. Remember the motto: "we are fighting a new kind of war" -- a new kind of endless war. We have entered a new era that abandons our antiquated and useless beliefs of constitution, freedom of speech, civil and human rights. Reaching for the old ways is now considered "liberal quibbling," ramblings of trouble-making doves unwilling to sacrifice in the name of patriotism.
The new mantra for the Neo-Republic is quite clear, all you have to do is -- smile, shut up, pray, work, consume, pay taxes, don't ask questions and enlist at the nearest recruiting office. And after doing so -- instruct your loved ones to report to the nearest Pro-War Rally to join in the festivities of waving goodbye as you head into combat.
Take notice---non-compliance will result in a zero tolerance approach; you will be segregated and red tagged as a "radical liberal terrorist," labeled a "threat," and subjected to severe disciplinary measures. No cap and gown or diploma given for those enrolled at Guantonimo Bay school of hard knocks.
Don't take my word for it. Ask big brother Attorney Gatekeeper Ashcroft.
He'll set you straight with a few options -- torture, prison, deportation or death. Or, if you're smart, you can choose to accept the new Republican order and receive your complimentary (neo-revised) Bible with a pat on the butt for luck as you are sent on your merry "born again" way.
So put on that happy face and always remember to keep that newspaper in front of your smiley mug with that radio and TV on -- it's all quite subliminally soothing, trust me.
Don't fret about the upcoming 2004 selection. Do not concern yourself with upsetting scuttlebutt about electronic voting machines or stupid recounts.
Don't worry, be happy. It will all "pass over" very quickly, I promise. All you need to do is -- shut up, pray, work, consume, pay taxes, enlist, don't ask questions and smile. It's that simple!
Don't worry about the future, don't look back, uncle Sammy will do all the glancing back and future planning for you, life is so very easy---sleep, pray, work, consume, enlist, don't ask questions, shut up, smile and wave your approval to the peacekeepers as they march off to war.
Remember -- war is necessary in order to maintain peace, that's why we call them "peacekeepers."
Rest assured, this is required for your protection, so pay little or no attention to the minor omissions that are quietly being made to the US Constitution in order to keep you safe and secure in your homey little cribs: choice, privacy, equality, the Bill of Rights, debates, accountability, democracy as a whole are old, dangerous ways that must be eliminated because the terrorists are extremely jealous of all our freedoms. Don't forget that's why they attacked us on 9-11.
Remember -- complete servitude is for our own safety and protection. It's for the better good of the New Neo-Republic and, as a result, the terrorists will not be angry with us or envious of us for what we have. See how logical this is? They no longer hate us for our wealth and freedoms! You and your family are now safe to continue: sleeping, praying, war dancing, working, enlisting, consuming, not asking questions.
Best of all, we won't be on any of Uncle Sam's lists. He'll give all of us a great big hug for shutting up and for supplying him with both funds and labor that will enable him to build his glorious weapons of mass destruction, and for maintaining delirious smiles at home and abroad in combat peacekeeper zones! Now carry on. Enjoy the war in the name of peace.
Sleep ... spend... sleep... shut up ... sleep ... consume ... sleep... enlist ...sleep ... comply ... sleep ... conform ... sleep ... no independent thought ... sleep ... don't ask questions ... sleep ...
(((Ding, ding, ding, ding)))) Wake the hell up sleepyheads! Look around and see that everything Americans hold dear is all slipping away under the Bush regime quietly and quickly and -- if we could keep them open long enough -- before our very eyes! Wake up and realize that neo-conformity is NOT an option for a democratic society that is meant to be free!
Get busy and start screaming out your windows until your throat is bloody! Start marching in the streets! Demand your constitutional right to live free while you still can! Demand peace without war! Demand accountability for those who have lied to us and sold us like slaves at a corporate auction to the highest bidder!
We must fight for what is ours or be prepared to lose everything that was hard earned through 228 years of American struggle. There is such a thing as the American Dream. We must not let it become an American Nightmare. In one loud voice we must declare that we will not go quietly in the night at the hands of a few wealthy powerbrokers.
Resist the tyranny at home, do not fight their bogus wars---think, ask questions, demand honest answers! Demand freedom, demand peace, demand equality, demand accountability, demand honesty. The real battle is right here at home against our own oppressors -- not in distant lands! Our government is supposed to serve us, not the other way around.
While you can, get wise, get busy, get loud, get off your ass and start doing something about it! The time is NOW!
Wake the fuck up!
Vincent L. Guarisco is a freelance writer from Bullhead City, Arizona, a contributing writer for many web sites, and a lifetime founding member of the Alliance of Atomic Veterans. Replies welcomed at: firstname.lastname@example.org.