"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

29 September 2013

Don't know whether to laugh or cry...


I wrote the dreaded semi-annual check to the county today to pay my property taxes.  Yeah, it hurts.

I went upstairs to get stamps to mail the check and for the return envelope to get my tax statement back so I can pay them again in March.

I was taking the stamps off of the roll when I noticed what was actually printed on them.

"Equality"  "Justice"  "Freedom"  "Liberty"

Nice sentiments.

Notice that the "Forever" that is printed on each stamp fits in nicely with the patriotic theme of the stamps.  Of course the true meaning of "forever" in this situation is that you don't have to buy new stamps when the postage rates go up.  No one will ever notice that or make the connection, I'm sure.

Except all of the things portrayed on the stamps are lost.  Have been for awhile.

Propaganda, mind control on a simple postage stamp.

Perhaps they are meant to be subtle reminders of what we gave up through our lack of attention and effort?

The snake is subtle...

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.



Grog said...

Subtle reminders? could be.

Don't laugh or cry, just remember.

Lantry said...

I have the same thought every time I mail anything. I doubt most people have a clue.

Adrienne said...

I had the same experience just a few days ago. Hubby had restocked my stamp drawer and when I pulled those stamps out my first thought was, "WTHell??"

Blue said...

Grog... yeah, I remember.

Lantry, Adrienne... Subtle reminders every day in unexpected places.

Old Bob said...

Strictly from hunger.

Angus McThag said...

Next you'll be saying we SHOULDN'T be at war with Eastasia.

Shush now and eat your chocolate ration, they increased it from 1/2 and ounce to 1/4!

Blue said...

“The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.”

Oceania is doomed, McThag...