Tyranny

So You Think Tyranny Can’t Happen Here? by Miguel A. Faria, MD

When discussing government overreach, which incidentally continues unimpeded, or the danger of the monopoly of force concentrated in the hands of government in the way of law enforcement, especially from federal police, particularly the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF),  I’m frequently told that if one has done nothing wrong there is nothing to …

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Civilian disarmament & tyranny — A historic tale of three cities by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Depending on the level of culture and social progress, violence can take different forms in different societies. In the mid‑twentieth century, Stalin’s brutal communist government killed more Soviet citizens through privation, forced labor, and famine than soldiers fighting the Germans in World War II. In 1994, the Hutu‑led Rwandan government massacred between 800,000 and over …

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Faria: A Constitutional Convention — Not the Way to Amend the U.S. Constitution!

Recently, Bill Ferguson, a local columnist in The Macon Telegraph, opined it is “time to call for a new constitutional convention.” To make his points, he tells us about the public’s general dissatisfaction with the state of affairs in our nation, and then tries to scare us to death with the frightening scenarios of a …

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Liberal Orthodoxy and the Squelching of Political or Scientific Dissent by Miguel A. Faria, MD

In George Orwell’s futuristic novel 1984, the leader, Big Brother, used perpetual war and police state terror to maintain control of a portion of the globe. He also used “Newspeak,” the manipulation of language to more subtly control the people and preserve his dictatorship of submission. By curtailing language, destroying literature, and reducing words in …

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Gun Control and the Hallmarks of Tyranny — A Reappraisal by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Georg Hegel (1770-1831), the father of dialectical idealism, which Karl Marx transmogrified as Marxist dialectical materialism, lamented that what we do learn from history is that man does not learn its lessons! Despite what we have learned about the deleterious effects of draconian gun control, as always preceding tyranny and even mass killing of the …

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