The Age of Revolution

No, I am not referring to the late Eighteenth Century.  I am referring to the present day.  It’s fairly obvious to anyone in the US who follows, or is even exposed to domestic politics, that the participating citizens of both political parties are more than disenchanted with “professional politicians’.  What many Americans do not realize is that this is not simply a local problem.  This is a global phenomenon, and it is growing.

In Europe, the native populations are in revolt against allowing Iraqi, Syrian, and African “refugees” unfettered access to their nation’s borders and treasuries.  Does this sound familiar?  As in the United States, the political class, both left and right, all come from the same schools, the same social class, etc.  While every nation in Europe claims to be a “democracy’, citizens don’t actually have the ability to choose their leaders, only to choose between a small group of hand-selected candidates acceptable to the political class.  If you think that the United States is different in that respect, I would ask you to open your eyes.

As we can see from history, this is but a continuing cycle.  The American and French Revolutions precipitated the continent-wide European revolutions of 1848 some seventy years later.  The First World War was instigated by a nationalist revolutionary seeking independence for his homeland some seventy years later.  It ended with the largest participant, Russia, engulfed in revolution, some seventy years after 1848.  Immediately following the conclusion of the Second World War,  a global revolution of colonized populations began in Asia and Africa.  And now we arrive at a point in history seventy years after 1945.

In our schools, the American Revolution is taught as an uprising of the ‘common” American colonist against the King and aristocracy of Britain.  In fact, the American Revolution was an uprising of the colonial aristocracy, such as it was, against the established power of Britain.  Few of the “common” farmers and laborers of the thirteen colonies actually participated in the fighting, giving the name to the current armed patriot movement “Three Percenters”.

As opposed to the American Revolution, the French Revolution of 1789 was much more of a peasant revolt, if guided by middle-class intellectuals.  It was also much more tied to, and propelled by popular economic conditions than the American Revolution.  In some part, this fact explained the level of violence of 1789 compared to the American Revolution.

The next (or current) American Revolution will reflect more of 1789 than of 1776.  It will not be about changing the players, but more about changing the rules, and the framework in which the rules are held.  A constitutional convention must be called.  Article V of the US Constitution states that a vote of three-fourths of the states can call a convention without consultation with, or approval of, the Executive or the Congress.  Any interference by the Federal government, or any branch thereof, with a constitutionally called convention, would be unconstitutional and those responsible could be held as traitors under the constitution.

I can envision a “People’s Martial Law”  in this nation’s future, with establishment leaders of both political parties under arrest and on trial.

The first requirement for making an omelette is breaking eggs.

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The Keyhole View

What can you see through a keyhole? Only what is directly in front of you.  You have no peripheral vision, and therefore you are missing a great deal of information.  The same situation occurs when you listen to a politician’s statements without ever actually exploring his or her voting record or who they give monetary support to.  Always, always, always pay far more attention to what politicians do than to what they say.

As an example, Donald Trump is gathering up massive support from so-called Patriots and conservatives, yet he has never actually done anything conservative.  Donald Trump has never been anything other than a typical New York liberal.  He still isn’t.  A second example is Senator Rand Paul.  Rand has fashioned himself as the “bad boy” of the GOP.  He’s “a different kind of Republican”, he says.  Okay Rand, then why did you vote for Mitch McConnell as Senate leader?  If you are going to vote for the feeble-minded, corrupt GOP establishment, why should we listen to anything you say?  As Cicero said of Caesar: “Words drop from his mouth like shit from a sphincter”.

“But I don’t have time for all that research and reading!  I just listen to the political ads and vote for the guy who says what I’m thinking!”  That statement is exactly why I do not support universal suffrage.  Not everyone can cast an intelligent vote.  Every year, that population gets smaller and smaller.  Let me clue you in – God did not give you the “right to vote”.  James Madison did.  In fact, even Jimmy Madison did not give everyone the right to vote.  Only free, land-owning males had that right in 1789.  That way the founding fathers could at least be somewhat assured that the voter was at least marginally educated.  We can’t prevent the stupid from voting, but at the very least we could prevent the uneducated from voting.

I guess it all depends on what you want the United States of America to be.  I have some advice for all who want everyone to vote, and for Equality to replace Liberty in our nation.  Make tons and tons of money, because most of everything you have will be confiscated by the government you allowed to enslave you in order to feed, clothe, and house all those whose “rights” you support.