“ALL THEY HAVE DONE IS CHANGE THE NAME”
(Sep. 9, 2019) — We are all missing the CORE REASON we are all sooo hated by the Left — FREEDOM! We love freedom. They hate it. It really, truly IS that simple!
Throughout all of human history, regardless of how far back you want to go, freedom has been hated and feared by power elites whom we euphemistically call the PTB (powers that be).
Let me distill it all down to its essence. Freedom can be defined with one word, “RESPONSIBILITY.” Power can also be distilled down to one word, “IRRESPONSIBILITY.” Free people are responsible for themselves and their own actions. Enslaved people are responsible for NOTHING. People granted “power” by a free people are held RESPONSIBLE for their actions. Power-brokers in a society of enslaved people are never held responsible for ANYTHING, EVER!
As far back as ancient Greece, Democracy was constantly challenged and undermined by those who would grasp and seek power for themselves until they eventually succeeded and garnered total power and control, returning, once again, to the time-established Status Quo of kingship running everyone’s lives. And, always for themselves and their family, but NEVER for the good of the People and/or the country.
Ancient Rome was founded as a Republic but was also eventually turned into a State run by ruthless emperors, again, and as throughout history, for pure self-aggrandizement, power, lust, and wealth. It was all about power and control and NOTHING else.
Almost without exception and throughout history, ALL nations have been run by dictators. Said dictators have come under many names: Kings, Emperors, Generals, Warlords, etc. But, they ALL had one thing in common; they ALL garnered complete and total power and control over EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING for themselves and themselves alone.
Then came the American Revolution and, eventually, the Constitution, forwarding the concepts of freedom and equality to ALL, regardless of wealth or position, concepts so alien to the PTB in the rest of the world that said concepts literally scared the pants off of them. They correctly saw this “Freedom Thing” as the “Clear and Present Danger” it was to their perpetual rule. They correctly understood that, if America succeeded under American concepts of Freedom and equality, THEY would be in danger, and they could not allow THAT!
Word of the American Experiment (and success) spread like wildfire all around the planet. People from across the globe flocked to America. Like a virus, word spread back to other countries with disastrous results for the PTB in those countries. The French Revolution (yes, it ended badly, but still) is just one example.
Sadly, to a great extent, peoples who had never experienced freedom or self-determination and had no idea how it worked or how to make it work still yearned for it, yet fell under the spell of “closet” PTB who enslaved them without their even knowing it was happening. I give you Communism (Authoritarianism under the false promise of “equality”), National Socialism (under the guise of national/racial superiority), Islamic rule (under the guise of religious purity and fealty), and other equally evil constructs.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Now, the Democrat Party has been co-opted by power-mad, top-down, radicalized Socialists and Communists, promising Utopia while delivering slavery. BUT, in the end, it all always boils down to the same old, tired, worn, unsuccessful mantra — top-down rule by the few over the many. ALL they have done is change the name. Instead of calling themselves “kings” or “emperors,” they call themselves “Progressives.” The end goal remains the same: “Must destroy this “Freedom Thing!”
Yeah, yeah, I know, this is a greatly abbreviated and simplified view of what we are up against, but the underlying premise remains, to wit, that America is, always has been, and always will be under ongoing and constant attack by the PTB until they once again restore the “Status Quo” of total power and control for themselves and their minions alone.
As Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”
The current crop of wannabe kings and dictators, disguised as politicians of all stripes, ALL fall under that mantra. They ALL — except Trump for some strange reason — want POWER over everyone and everything. They tell us it is for our benefit, but not so much. In the end, it is THEY, not us, who benefit. It is THEY who get to make all the decisions. It is THEY who get to spend our money. It is THEY who get to tell us what to think, do, and say.
It reminds me of the country song, “They tell you to send your money to the Lord, but give you their address.”
This will not end! In the end, it is ALL about restoring the historical Status Quo of top-down leadership and rule, ruthless if necessary. In the end, it is ALL about stamping out this “Freedom Thing” and — FINALLY — getting back to the way things “should be,” the powerful ruling over the powerless — for everyone’s own good, of course!
Happily, the Founders gave us the cure, a cure specifically designed to negate the necessity for all-out civil war and massive bloodshed. The remedy is right in front of us in Article V of the Constitution via a Convention of States, yet we have allowed ourselves to be convinced not to use it. Why is beyond me. Perhaps we really do need to be enslaved before we will act. Sadly, by then, it will be too late and “order” will have been restored.