Survival

George Washington warned Americans that political parties would endanger with the liberty of the citizenry.  Americans turned a deaf ear.

Dwight Eisenhower warned Americans that the military-industrial complex would endanger the liberty of the citizenry.  Americans turned a deaf ear.

In the wake of 9/11, Ron Paul warned that the “Patriot Act” would endanger the liberty of the citizenry.  This angered many Americans.

At each stage of America’s history, when there was a choice between liberty and safety, Americans have chosen safety.

“But this is different…”

No, it’s not.

“But with the technology available today…”

Bullshit, bullshit, feeble-minded bullshit!

Because of the choices we all have made, both at the polling place and with our voices, the United States of America will not last another three decades.  Why?  We, as a people, are not “united”.  The majority of Americans, liberals and conservatives alike, are rushing headlong into totalitarianism.  We are doing so while blaming the other camp for causing it.  Both parties are equally to blame.  Liberals and social-democrats want a government that is no longer “federal”, because any power to the states will interfere with womb-to-tomb “free” services to the most useless and worthless in our society.  States may enact “discriminatory” laws.  Every thinking (liberal) American knows that “discrimination” is every bit as evil as pedophilia, perhaps more so.

Conservatives want a government in which the population is totally, completely protected from any source of threat, whether external or internal.  The faux “right to privacy”, already discredited by the pro-life movement, is therefore not only unconstitutional, but dangerous.  The only way to protect Americans is to have one-hundred-percent total access to all information.  All information.

The only solution that I see is…

Disunion.

Those who wish to be fed, clothed, and dictated to by an overarching nanny-state can live happily on the west coast or the Acela Corridor, at least until those governments run out of other people’s money.

Those who wish to be protected from any ideology or idea other than their own can live in the south or mid-west, where they will have liberty, with the exception of privacy.

Yes, yes, I know.  many, remembering how it was during our nation’s Pax Americana will never agree to any event that disunites our fifty states.  These citizens have missed the event, which slithered past them while they watched the NFL or “the Voice”.  As a nation, we’ve been disunited for about two decades.  There exists in several European libraries letters from Roman Prefects, years and even decades after the last Roman Emperor abdicated, describing the necessity of continuing on with their provincial duties, even as they were completely ignored.  Many will do this.

Many, but not most.

The majority of adult Americans were born after the presidency of John Kennedy.  In fact, most adult Americans were born after the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.

The majority of adult Americans have never been formally educated in the Constitution of the United States, and many of those who have find it hopelessly outdated.  Many who clamor for a constitutional convention to return the nation to the rule of law would be very, very disappointed in the outcome.

This isn’t your father’s United States of America.

In fact, if you are over the age of 40, this isn’t even the America of your childhood!

Of course as I said, many people will create a construct of the America they used to know, and live in that cocoon until they die, or are forced into reality by “controlling forces”.  But they will probably be left alone as long as the taxes are paid.  They are no threat to the powers that be, and will hardly miss the liberty they rarely use,  “What can I do; I’m only one person”.

We are all, each one of us, only one person.

George Washington was only one person.

John Adams was only one person.

Abraham Lincoln was only one person.

The United States of America is doomed not by a foreign power or even by an insidious internal force.

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World or Truth?

There has been a theme to many of Erick Erickson’s blogs on RedState in the last several months. Do those who are both Patriots and Christians choose the world, meaning “popular culture” with all its associated vices, or Truth, as taught by not only Jesus of Nazareth, but also by the Buddha and many other spiritual leaders?

I’m staggered by the number of “Christians” who blithely accept the most grotesque popular beliefs because to do otherwise would:
1. Be bad for my business
2. Make my friends think I was a snob
3. Show disrespect to my friend’s religion, etc.
4. Create a bad situation for my kids at school

Apparently, these people never had a clear grasp on what it is to be a Christian. They wanted the “good feelings” and “fellowship”, but they shut down their senses when being told there would be a price to pay. I have absolutely no foreknowledge, but I wonder if, when they pass from this earth, Christ will look at them and say: “You denied me in deed, if not word”. I’m pretty sure “I was just trying to fit in” will not go very far.

God loves everyone. God has also condemned many people. The two are not mutually exclusive, despite what the Rev. Feelgoods of the World say.

The Left in the West has done an excellent job in the past 130 years of getting intelligent people to believe that they are the sole controllers of their lives, and if they want it, whatever “it” is, it is elevated to the level of a “Right”.  They are about to find out that this could not be further from the truth. While our leaders from both political parties thought of new ways to shore up their power, other leaders were creating methods to bring us to our knees. Some saw an opportunity to devastate our economy through cyber-warfare. Now that all money is digital, it won’t be hard to do. Most Americans have no idea that their savings are simply electronic pulses held in magnetic memory. They will learn this when they find that their next meal is dirt.

Other foes are simply disgusted with our “culture”.  We celebrate sex, nudity, and drugs (I’m including alcohol) with far more gusto than we ever celebrated liberty or a chance at eternal life. They want to rid the planet of us as a favor to Allah. While I will fight them to the bitter end, I certainly see their point.

America has not been invaded since 1814. The last combat on American soil was in 1865, and that was with ourselves. These facts are not currently serving us well.  We are a soft, self-indulgent people with little real knowledge of the greater world.  Not only have 99% of our young adults never served in the military, but they have had little or no responsibility for their own lives.  Apparently, Americans are “children” until age 26.  This is just one sign of a dysfunctional culture. They were raised to believe that all war was evil, and therefore have no genuine concept of either fighting for good, or for survival.   Admiral Yamamoto called our nation a sleeping giant, but that was seventy years ago. I fear that this time, we will choose the Ambien dreams of our popular culture over the Truth of our imperiled existence.