Democracy historically has a death cycle it goes through on it’s way to oblivion. This has been demonstrated repeatedly by numerous political philosophers. It is no different with American democracy. We are currently moving from a state of great abundance to a state of great dependence. This should scare every american, because from here, the cycle only accelerates.
From Abundance To Complacency
At the beginning of the 20th century, America was reeling from the great depression and heading into World War 2. Following the war, we experienced an era of unprecedented growth and prosperity. This era of abundance seemed like it would go on for ever and it seems we still expected it to.
Unfortunately, we gave way to complacency, the last quarter of the 20th century led into an era of complacency. America had caught its stride and we were the worlds premier super power. We had the strongest military, economy, cultural influence, etc. we were number 1. The stage was set and Americans believed there was no adversary we couldn’t overcome.
We never thought to look inward. Our laziness and complacency that had grown out of the 20th centuries prosperity would become infectious. It would become a state of dependence before the century was out. With the New Deal and the War on Poverty, America, with the best of intentions, created this state of dependency.
Dependence Back To Bondage
It is this state of dependence that we live in now. With nearly half of all Americans dependent on the state in one way, shape or form, we can never truly be free again. We will vote for the incumbent ideology that provides for us. It is rare that an individual will vote against their own self-interest for the greater good. It is this principle that leads us back into bondage.
With almost half of Americans living in this dependency, how can we ever again vote to limit the government which provides to so many of us? Even those who aren’t dependent on the government, have their moral charterer appealed to in order to maintain this state of dependence and government superiority. The death of democracy comes at the voting booth, not the battlefield.
Unless we can take the initiative to stop this death spiral, we are doomed forever more. This state of dependence that we bought upon ourselves cannot be stopped once we reach the tipping point. Mather Byles once said (and perhaps more well known by Mel Gibson in The Patriot):
“Which is better – to be ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away or by three thousand tyrants one mile away?”
This rings true today more than ever. What we have today is an elected legislature filled with self interested human beings. On one hand, they can’t exactly be faulted for human nature, but on the other hand, they have a responsibility to the people of the United States. A responsibility at which they’ve failed miserably.
This Is Why We Prep
More accurately, this is why we prep against our own government. A lot of folks see it as ‘tin foil hat conspiracy’. And sure, the folks crying “BUT THE FEMA CAMPS” might give us a tinge of crazy. But make no mistake, this is why we prep.
The events of the last quarter century should show any reasonable human being that beyond the shadow of a doubt; American democracy is not invincible. It relies on the freedom of information which has been clouded by a largely biased and bought media. A media which also is unmistakably self interested. Which has no problem skewing the facts in favor of those who inflate their paychecks.
I hope you enjoyed our weekly political rant.