Joyner: Obamacare = Slavery, Causes Civil War

Rick Joyner has put out his latest “special bulletin” and it’s a meandering diatribe about slavery, oppression and Obamacare. He seems to think that Obamacare is just like slavery and will bring on “the worst tyranny ever.” Which is why a civil war is coming.

Signs are strong that if we are not soon drawn back together as a nation, we will be torn apart. The basic issue dividing us continues to be slavery. This is not about a single people group being enslaved, but whether we will all become slaves of the state or remain a free people.

Many have attempted to give the impression that slavery in America was less cruel and diabolical than it really was. Some slave owners may have been relatively humane in their treatment of slaves, but the key word here is “relatively.” Slavery itself was inhumane and diabolical, and the American form was as bad, or worse, than what was found anywhere in history. The point is not to stir up old wounds, but to make a connection to the totalitarian slavery America is headed for if we do not change our direction. Neither Hitler nor Stalin had the technology for the kind of totalitarian control apparatus that is now in the hands of the U.S. Government. In the hands of the wrong people, whether from the right or the left, the kind of totalitarian control that could be imposed on America would be worse than has ever been known before.

The revelations of 2013 regarding the use of the IRS to suppress political opposition is the worst abuse of power since the Civil War, and to date, there have been almost no political repercussions for it.

All nonsense, of course. There was no IRS suppression, there’s a badly written law governing 501(c)(4)s that is being abused by political non-profits left, right and center and the IRS has little guidance on how to regulate them. But even if that “scandal” were real, the notion that it’s the “worst abuse of power since the Civil War” is just plain idiotic.

The Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA or ObamaCare) is the single biggest power grab in American history, and if fully implemented, could result in the worst tyranny ever. Just as rat poison is 98% food and only 2% poison, ObamaCare is filled with elements intended to appeal to almost everyone, but a most deadly poison is sown throughout it…

America’s strength was built on the freedom that released human initiative. This was summed up as the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Elements in the ACA attack all three of these basic freedoms at their roots. Just the threat of the ACA has dragged our economy to a virtual halt, costing millions of jobs, and will cause millions more to be laid off or dropped to part-time status.

Those who promoted the ACA, and forced it upon America against her will, may not have intended to destroy our economy. Even so, the madness of this worst-ever devised legislation will accomplish this by mismanagement. If the government cannot design and run a website, how can it run the entire healthcare industry? This has now gone beyond Einstein’s definition of insanity—we actually need another word for the madness we are being subjected to by our government.

If healthcare really was the Administration’s purpose with the ACA and not the control of the people, why was the IRS assigned to police it? The intent and ability of the IRS to suppress dissent has now been clearly exposed. Through the ACA, the government will have access to all of our financial records, as well as the authority to withdraw from our accounts at will. Then, as was illuminated a few weeks ago, we now know that buried within this law the government is given authority to seize the assets of estates to pay the medical costs of the deceased. Wasn’t the insurance supposed to do that? With the implementation of the ACA, Americans can kiss inheritances goodbye.

We no longer have a government that is of the people, for the people, or by the people. Totalitarian control is reaching its tentacles deeper into our lives each passing day. Will we change our course, or will we end up where we are headed?

There are people who actually believe this bullshit.

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  • Michael Heath

    Ed writes:

    There are people who actually believe this bullshit.

    I think they’re going to die out more quickly than the bigots who hate gays are dying out. I sense desparation from both largely overlapping groups’ leaders.

    Republican leaders increasingly appear to understand that once people have more access to healthcare, they’re going to both fight to keep it and demand the government work to make healthcare more affordable.

    Conservative Christian leaders within the anti-gay movement are acting out in an increasingly desperate manner as well. I think because they sense that the more gays’ rights are protected, the more they and their churches will be perceived for what they are, repugnant bigots. And that result will make it increasingly difficult for them to keep all the government largesse that comes their way, e.g., not paying property taxes, tax exemptions on their income, etc.

  • alanb

    the notion that it’s the “worst abuse of power since the Civil War” is just plain idiotic.

    Of course it is. The worst abuse of power since the Civil War was the BENGHAZZZIIII!!!! coverup.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Abstruse.Oddity fredricmartin

    Well, at least he acknowledges that the civil war was about slavery.

  • smrnda

    I get really, really sick of complaints that the IRS persecuted Tea Party groups. No, the IRS did its job because political lobbying organizations aren’t entitled to the non-profit status Tea Party groups claimed. Innocent IRS personnel who were only doing their jobs got shit from Tea Party groups and were effectively dismissed or disciplines for purely political reasons – they enforced a rule against people who had too much clout.

  • Chiroptera

    Well, there is another parallel to the Civil War: if violence breaks out, it will start with people violently reacting against the lawful central government for an evil reason.

  • jnorris

    We have two opportunities to avoid this oncoming civil war. First, March 19, Sheriff Joe (toughest sheriff in America) Arpaio and his crack investigated detective Lt. Zullo will release a top secret Birther report.

    Second, May 16 is Operation “American Spring” will bring 1.8 million Tea Party patriots to Washing ton DC to demand the resignation and arrest of political leaders from both parties. OAS is lead by Harry Riley, COL, USA, Ret. (Funny, with 1.8 million coming to DC in 3 months there are still plenty of hotel rooms available for that weekend.)

    I do hope its all on TV and not pay-for-view.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    There are people who actually believe this bullshit.

    Yes. There are people who believe this. People on Medicare. People on Medicare, which is quasi-Single Payer. People on Medicare, which is quasi-Single Payer, who believe that purchasing private healthcare coverage (with subsidies available) on Public Exchanges is a “government takeover of healthcare”. People on Medicare, which is quasi-Single Payer, who believe that purchasing private healthcare coverage (with subsidies available) on Public Exchanges is a “government takeover of healthcare”, while cheering the Ryan Plan. People on Medicare, which is quasi-Single Payer, who believe that purchasing private healthcare coverage (with subsidies available) on Public Exchanges is a “government takeover of healthcare”, while cheering the Ryan Plan, which replaces Medicare with Obamacare*.

     

    * The main difference from Obamacare is that Obamacare has subsidies based on income, and Ryan has a two-level voucher.

  • eric

    @7 – Don’t forget the veterans. Oh, won’t somebody please think of the veterans!

  • busterggi

    So if we get rid of Obamacare and reinstitute slavery all will be well.

    Thank for your advice.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    All nonsense, of course.

    Not all. That

    Many have attempted to give the impression that slavery in America was less cruel and diabolical than it really was. … Slavery itself was inhumane and diabolical, and the American form was as bad, or worse, than what was found anywhere in history.

    is not only factually true*, it puts Joyner at odds with a significant faction of his fellow wingnuts & hyperchristians.

    *Give or take a devil or two…

  • dingojack

    “I do hope its all on TV and not pay-for-view.”

    The Revolution will not be televised.

    Dingo

  • brucegee1962

    The revelations of 2013 regarding the use of the IRS to suppress political opposition is the worst abuse of power since the Civil War, and to date, there have been almost no political repercussions for it.

    When I was first skimming over this, I saw NSA instead of IRS. Now if he’d been talking about the NSA, I think he would have been just about right.