Charlotte Iserbyt, former U.S. Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Education and whistleblower, and many others have identified the creeping process shaping the U.S.A. into a global socialistic entity whose progress is both measurable and well-documented throughout history. The magnitude is seen in the sheer numbers of groups including funding involved which are cohesively working towards the ultimate goal to take our freedoms and rights to: private property ownership and protecting our properties, choice in how we're educating our children, choice in our means of making a living, where we want to live and to be safe in our homes and on the streets, our modes of transportation, choice in using resources for activities of daily living (i.e. the temperature of your home, whether in heating or cooling, and even appliances you choose to purchase, etc.), the number of children we choose to add to our families, and so forth. These changes come through insidious gradualism while our Constitution and Bill of Rights similarily become defunct without the firing of a single shot.
Iserbyt says we're fighting a war here in our own country; it's a war without guns as those in power create the means of pushing forth their own agenda and control the resources and people using taxpayer dollars and a stroke of the pen. And to win a war we need to identify the enemy and we need ammunition. Our ammunition starts with informing the people; exposing the heads of the hydra, and taking away their power source - money - our money.
Most of us, who are paying attention, can think of instances in our own neighborhoods, towns, and State where citizens are being mowed over. Rights are taken away, and some will mumble that "those people" can take the issue to court. It costs money to go through the court system, and municipalities know this reality. Perhaps 95% of the people don't have the money, but the municipality has a seemingly never-ending source at the trough. Some will look the other way and say well, it's not happening to me, so it's not my business; I'm the lucky one! Reality is the courts are inaccessible to the majority of Mainers; as a matter of fact, the courts are inaccessible to the majority of U.S.A.'s citizens.
Coming across this blogspot, it's easy to see help isn't forthcoming from any level for Laurie Allen of Belfast:
Looking at the pictures, how can anyone in charge of the Town think they'd like the same happening to their own property? It's my understanding the Town of Belfast purposefully placed massive drainage systems knowing certain properties would be negatively affected by the amount of redirected water which ultimately ends up in the harbor.A DEP agent had once said to me, he (DEP) "likes to work things out with the town"; in other words, they're not looking to have the towns follow regulations, nor cite them, even when informed.
And according to an article from Bangor Daily News, it seems the town is further planning on dredging and draining a man-made pond known as The Muck (which would similarly follow a drainage path through Allen's and others' properties in the same neighborhood). Someone wrote a comment about feeling sorry for the people who'd be affected by the foul-smelling, cheesy-like goo headed their way from the draining of The Muck. Seems there's a logical reason the pond is named The Muck.
The example here is just one of the many heads of the Hydra. With internet access it becomes easier to find many more instances of how the people's rights are continually violated across the nation, including through police brutality, and instances of misconduct in the judicial system. Seems the citizens' freedoms and rights are taken lightly, while the violator's are protected.
Getting back to the point of Iserbyt, and the purposeful conditioning of our children with Skinnerian/Pavlovian animal-training techniques, perhaps her explanation of what can be observed in the behaviors of people, in general, is actually showing the efficacy and success of the programming. And perhaps this is the reason too many are looking the other way. Expressing exasperation (beating head against a wall) because too many lack comprehension, Iserbyt said she realized it's not their fault.