Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers too plainly proves a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery................................................Thomas JeffersonToday Jefferson's words might read, "An occasional act of tyranny may be excused as a momentary lapse of judgment by officials, but a continuous series of such acts pursued through both Democratic and Republican administrations clearly proves there is a deliberate and systematic plan to reduce once-free Americans to slavery." (1)
I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the Republic is destroyed............attributed to Abraham Lincoln.These two quotes by one of our founding fathers and past President describe how our American form of government (a Republic ruled by law for the benefit of its citizens) is sliding towards the tyranny of democracy ruled by an elite oligarchy (the "money power") which invariably turns to Socialism, Fascism or Communism to increase its power and control.(click the link to watch the video which explains this fact.)
Is America ruled by an elite oligarchy (the "money power") described many years ago by Abraham Lincoln?
We will let one of America's most trusted journalists, the legendary anchor of CBS News, Walter Cronkite answer that question. Shortly before his death in July 2009 he was asked if there was a ruling class in America.
I am afraid there is," he replied. "I don't think it serves the democracy well, but that is true, I think there is. The ruling class is the rich who really command our industry, our commerce, our finance. And those people are able to so manipulate our democracy that they really control the democracy, I feel.(2)The ancient Romans learned that the essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government which enabled it's economy, political power, and citizenry to flourish. They created twelve tables of Roman law. They built a republic that limited government power and left the Roman citizens alone. Since government was limited the people were free to produce with the understanding that they could keep the fruits of their labor.
In time Rome became wealthy and the envy of the world. In the midst of plenty however the Roman people forgot what freedom entailed. They forgot that the essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government. As Roman government power grew the Roman citizens' freedom declined. Once the Roman citizens dropped their guard power seeking politicians began to exceed the powers granted them in the Roman constitution. Some learned that they could elect politicians who would use government power to take property from some and give it to others. Agriculture subsidies were introduced followed by housing and welfare programs. Inevitably taxes rose and controls over the private sector were imposed. Soon a number of Rome's producers could no longer make ends meet and they went on the dole. Productivity declined, shortages developed and mobs began roaming the streets demanding bread and services from the government. Many citizens were induced to trade freedom for security. Eventually the whole system came crashing down. They went from a Republic to a Democracy and ended up with an Oligarchy under a progression of deceivers. Thus democracy itself is not a stable form of government. Instead it is the gradual transition from limited government to the unlimited rule of an oligarchy. Knowing this we as Americans are ultimately left with two choices. We can keep our republic as Franklin put it or we will inevitably end up with an oligarchy of tyranny of the elite.
Socialism is a key word in understanding what has happened to America. Most dictionaries define "socialism" as the collective ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods and services. Invariably, a centralized authority is needed to administer these means.
The communist leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin foresaw a worker's paradise where "Each person will be voluntarily engaged in work according to his capacities, and each will freely take according to his needs." But, as Lenin noted, before a person could freely take from the State, that person must become subordinate to the State.
"All our lives we fought against exalting the individual," said Lenin. Espousing the same agenda of the early-day Western globalists who funded the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution of 1917, Lenin proclaimed, "The aim of socialism is not only to abolish the present division of mankind into small states and all-national isolation, not only to bring the nations closer to each other, but also to merge them." He also may have foreseen the methods being used to bring down the American Republic when he said, "The surest way to destroy a nation is to debauch its currency" and "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted."
As former assistant secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts stated in a treatise on the first principles of freedom, "A person born before the turn of the [20th] century was born a private individual. He was born into a world in which his existence was attested by his mere physical presence, without documents, forms, permits, licenses, orders, lists of currency carried in and out, identity cards, draft cards, ration cards, exit stamps, customs declarations, questionnaires, tax forms, reports in multuplicate [sic], social security number, or other authentications of his being, birth, nationality, status, beliefs, creed, right to be, enter, leave, move about, work, trade, purchase, dwell....Many people take private individuals for granted, and they will find what I am saying far fetched. But private individuals do not exist in the Soviet Union or in China where the claims of the state are total and even art and literature must be subservient to the interests of the state...."
Roberts presented an example of how bureaucracy has begun to erode the liberties of American citizens: "[In the 1970's] US District Judge Wilbur Owens instructed the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia to use involuntary transfers of faculty members between system institutions to achieve racial balance among the faculties. As long as the involuntary transfers of teachers was intra-city and confined to the elementary and high school teachers, my liberal colleagues saw it as social progress. But once they faced inter-city involuntary transfers, they called it fascism. It is true that until the liberal progress of the 1960's, government direction of labor in this century was unique to the Hitler and Stalin regimes. As is often the case, people realize the consequences of statist ideas only when their own private individualities are touched."
But the fleecing of America did not merely start in the 1970's. It's been going on for many more decades. Consider a 1934 editorial cartoon published in the Chicago Tribune, entitled "Planned Economy or Planned Destruction?" In the drawing there are men identified as "Young Pinkies from Columbia and Harvard," who are shoveling money from a cart. Beneath the cart sits a disheveled Leon Trotsky writing, "Plan of action for U.S. - Spend! Spend! Spend! Under the guise of recovery - Bust the Government - Blame the capitalists for the failure - Junk the Constitution and declare a dictatorship." This cartoon might well have been drawn by a conservative cartoonist of today.
A few older citizens may recall the words of Norman Mattoon Thomas, a pacifist who ran for president six times between 1928 and 1948 under the Socialist Party of America banner, "The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism," he said. "But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."
In a 1948 interview, Thomas said he was retiring from American politics because both the Democratic and Republican parties had adopted every plank of the Socialists' platform and there was no longer a need for the alternative Socialist Party.
If Thomas was possibly correct in 1948, he is undoubtedly correct now. Many people see what once was termed "creeping socialism" in the United States now full-blown policy in Washington. This perception was reflected on the February 16, 2009, cover of Newsweek that declared, "We Are All Socialists Now."
This article should be required reading in every senior high school history class and mandatory for all home schooled children. "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted." Lenin
"The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was." wrote Czech author Milan Kundera about life under communist dictatorship in The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.
It is high time we take America back! We must start by reeducating our children with the truth.
(1)Marrs, Jim. The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy: How The New World Order, Man-Made Diseases, And Zombie Banks Are Destroying America. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2010, Introduction.