Seat Belt Totalitarianism and You

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Posted in category police state

Here’s yet another aggressive and costly campaign to protect you from the bogeyman. For someone who almost never watches television, I cannot believe how many times I saw this commercial on TV over the course of a few days as I was passing through public places, or just watching the news late at night. Then I noticed some very obvious goings-on in one particular zone as I drove home from work last night. Jack-booted thugs had their scary-looking Chargers in blue lined up everywhere along a half-mile strip.

It turns out Michigan just kicked up its usual revenue collection scheme – Click It or Ticket, which is now called Buckle Up or Pay Up. Note that the crusade logo bears the moronic repetition.

The amazing thing is that this absolutely sophomoric commercial is playing over and over and over, in place of paid programming. It’s really stupefying to think that we are bilked for millions of dollars to pay for a totalitarian offensive that is directed at us by a bunch of plebs who are called public servants because we supposedly pay them to serve us, the public. Pay attention to the commercial (a 30-second spot) where it warns that “you may see an officer to your right, to your left, behind, or in front of you.” The whole spot – which carries a totalitarian, servile bent – is a puerile cartoon with mom-and-pop, 50s-style melody loop that belongs in a commercial advertising for pink dresses and cotton candy. As usual, dumbed-down Americanus Stupidus is at peace with the enslavement as long as the servitude is sold as a carnival ride for their enjoyment and benefit.

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9 Responses to Seat Belt Totalitarianism and You

  1. clark says:

    May 25th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    The bastards, I … hate “them” for this. They are no better than the Germans in WWII, in fact, they are worse. Set-up, I’m sure, as described on
    There is Nothing more obviously un-American and contrary to liberty than this law if you ask me. Because People accept this, they’ll accept anything, “they” love to roll over and bark, That is the new American way.
    There are worse laws of course, but this one is the most anti-liberty, blatant and out in the open law for People to accept.

    I try not to hate, but there is no other word for bullies who can harass and fine you for B.S. and ruin your day and life as if they were Kings and Boss of everyone!
    This is the biggest anti-liberty pro-Nazi un-American law of the land, imho,… besides income taxes that is… and a few others,… they never stop.

    They can pull you out of traffic and pull you over – putting your life at risk in the process – more-so than not wearing your seat-belt, and call that a, “good thing”… but it is the opposite.

    Good is bad, in today’s world.

    I once thought about going to court to fight them. I had pictures showing me in car in four photos, guess which one I had my seat belt on in?
    They can’t tell, drape it over your shoulder and not click it and so-fucking what.p Having a strap over your shoulder proves Nothing!

    I once got pulled over for not wearing my seat-belt not tight enough to my chest. I fought it. After half a day of doing so I (regrettably) accepted the offer by the prosecutor to settle for court costs.

    It costs a Person more to fight the ticket (lost wages from taking the day off) than paying the dang thing, not too mention the time wasted in the courthouse. That’s the whole idea I think… Asshole motherfuckin’ sellout Nazi-loving anti-American Sum-bitches – those individuals know Not liberty and are the bane of freedom. Redcoats were a step above them.

  2. geoih says:

    May 26th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    It is the logic of the state. Be safe, or we’ll kill you.

  3. Keith Carlsen says:

    May 26th, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Thank you Karen De Coster for bringing up this very important issue. Adult seat belt laws violate the US Constitution, British social contract theory, the practice of good governance and common sense. I have worked to make sure such outrageous legislation isn’t passed in New Hampshire, and I am glad that people in other areas are taking notice of these abusive laws. Seat belt laws are not about education.

  4. bLaKouT says:

    May 27th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    There’s a similar campaign here in Spokane, WA. “If you drive without your seat belt, WE WILL FIND YOU!!”

    Jeez, I’m not killing puppies, I’m choosing not to wear a seat belt! They make it sound like the crime of the century! But banks can falsely foreclose on your home and their executives get bonuses. What’s wrong here?

  5. clark says:

    May 27th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Upon further reflection,… I don’t hate them.
    I don’t like them.
    They disgust me.
    I may even pity them.
    I want them to understand liberty, but it does not seem like they want that… such is the nature of bully thugs with double standards at every level.

  6. liberranter says:

    May 28th, 2011 at 1:20 am

    I can think of some very creative ways to use seatbelts to do some very interesting things to donut-fattened necks and abdomens. Let’s just say that it wouldn’t be pretty for the owners of the necks and abdomens…

  7. Brutus says:

    May 30th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    The same “campaign” is underway in the Washington, DC area. Maryland, Virginia, and the District are all proudly warning motorists about “Click it or ticket”. I wrote about the tyranny of seat belt laws last year:

  8. liberranter says:

    June 1st, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Brutus, I guarantee you that some form of this insulting extrotion “campaign” is underway in all 50 states. Since all of them are bankrupt, or nearly so, this is one of easiest ways to extract more revenue from the already oppressed taxpaying public.

  9. liberranter says:

    June 1st, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Make that “extortion,” not “extrotion.”

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