In the past decade, the entire population of the globe has been kept permanently off-balance with one financial meltdown and transnational trade fiat after another emptying national coffers and overriding rights of domestic self-determination. Populations have been so overwhelmed by the moving juggernaut of economic and environmental crises that a rule of universal insecurity has rendered social majorities paralyzed by a low-intensity terror – the necessary condition for any totalitarian movement to continue its advance, because keeping its subjects perpetually off balance is its modus operandi.
We are at the crossroads. And the roads we take will now terminate whether we will live in the XXI century as nation state republics or subjugated, culled and dehumanized crop of slaves.
The moral, spiritual, racial, economic, cultural and intellectual bankruptcy we are in the midst of today is not some social phenomenon or the result of something abstract or sociological that just “happened”. The chaos and social degradation that permeates every corner of what is left of “western” civilization and those that now suffer under the planned chaos of western military interventions and their aftereffects is not random, it is not all chance and it is certainly not the most obvious redoubt of most observers, due to stupidity, policy induced near sightedness or ignorance. For the most part all that is and has been unfolding for many years, but seems now to be coming to a boil, is and has been very much anticipated.
Think about the complexity of the models of human and social behavior that are available to all long range planners in every country in the west, but most definitely so on American and Britain. Do you honestly, truly believe that the chaos and total lawlessness that has become Libya was not an outcome that was anticipated, or at the very, least given a high probability? Besides the blatant, criminal lies that took us into Iraq to force a “regime change”, the conscious, bordering on absurd, decision of a State Department bureaucrat given almost unlimited free reign in the war torn country to disbanded the military, the police forces and other agents of social control in a hotbed of sectarian blood lust, was just a simple mistake?
After Saddam came chaos, because American leadership is so ignorant of the possible outcome because they bought into the same propaganda they had been feeding the American people about shedding the blood of American youth for the democratization of a nation simply by the removal of a relatively mild tyrant? The same propaganda themes are used over and over again and have been since Woodrow Wilson, with well executed deliberation and planning pushed America into the first world war; saving the world for democracy, removing the “butcher of Baghdad” or the humanitarian destruction of Libya because their governments leader was simply a blood thirsty bad guy having been our friend a few short years prior, or more importantly for all of us today and that is that Vladimir Putin’s Russia is an existential threat to America and Europe.
That Putin “invaded” Crimea, which had been a part of Russia long before the Soviet Union and for which much blood against the Turks was lost 250 years ago. They did not invade the Crimea it is a lie. But it is the sort of lies and State directed propaganda that comes forth when the American Empire seeks to go to war. It has worked many, many times over the years past in generating the patriotic blood lust needed to rouse the masses, let us hope Americans that it no longer holds its Svengali like powers over us now.
The times have changed and our enemy is not the Soviet Union, nor Russia. It is not even the traditional sense of communism. Our enemy is the progressive totalitarian socialism of the power elites, of the corrupt and those evil, morally bereft that believe, like the Clinton’s, that they are above the law; the laws of this nation, the laws of decency and the laws of a free and sovereign people. Our enemy is the transnational corporate fascists who seek to transform the globe in their image, to make it one based on the subservience to our self-annointed corporate masters and their set of rules designed to enslave us all. The enemy of America has indeed come, as Lincoln forecast in his Lyceum Address from within, it is the insidious corruption and moral destruction of the likes of Hillary Clinton and all those who do her bidding.
“Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer. If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide.”
A Time For Choosing
They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong. There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. Winston Churchill said that “the destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits-not animals.” And he said, “There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.”
You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
How do you tell a cynical millennial that there is still hope and promise in America? How do you persuade a young person who sees a tattered American dream that there are ways to reinvigorate this country? How do we convince a young American to realize that “if freedom is lost here there is no [other] place to escape to?”
How do you explain to a generation of students who have never learned about socialism and communism that these ideas are inimical to what the Founding Fathers wanted? How do you remind them of the radical idea that “government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except the sovereign people?” And that if we give up this birthright of ours, we have surrendered to the totalitarianism that describes far too much of the world.
How do you assert that America’s best years are not behind us but that the best is yet to be — if, and only if, we begin a return to America’s ideals of freedom and opportunity and not let an overweening government sap away our energies and our dreams?
How do you prove to a generation who receives its news in sound bites and from uninformed entertainers that a separation of powers is critical to maintaining a balance of power? How do you emphasize to them that when a government agency breaks the law and we do not rise up to demand a rectification, we, the American people, have foolishly chosen a “downward path?”
Time is truly short, but, it behooves us to be reminded of the words of Ronald Reagan when on October 27, 1964 he wrote “A Time for Choosing“