Opinion by George McClellan:
What do we want and why do we want it? Safety, happiness, or just to be left alone? How do we get it or should it be provided to us? Socialists ask: who are we, as individuals, to dare stand in opposition to our intellectual betters, our ruling class which, by the way, is the Democrat and Republican parties. From now on, I shall referred to them as “The State.” “The State” argues that society would be happier if we should all want exactly the same things, i.e.: to be happy, eat healthy, stay warm, and to exist in a fair, socially equal society where “The State,” knowing best, will provide for all our simple wants and needs. George Orwell warned us about it.
Of course, once firmly ensconced in the warm embrace of “The State,” it will no longer be necessary to be educated. It will simply be enough to be trained so as to provide to “The State,” according to your abilities, and be provided for, by “The State,” according to your needs. Individualism is dead because “The State” demands it. Well, It hasn’t worked yet!
To arrive at this happy place it becomes necessary, for group safety, to comply with the rules and regulations “The State” will insist we obey. Blasphemers from official orthodoxy will necessarily be punished as a public example of what happens to the individual who disturbs the status quo of “The State.” Everyone will be required to adhere to the status quo, except the elites, of course, who set the rules that govern us. Think of Bill and Hillary Clinton and that ilk.
Naturally, God will no longer be required because “The State” will become our provider. Group consensus will replace individual authority, like a family provides, because “The State” is omnipotent. Schools now forbid even mentioning the Gospels within the confines of their classrooms as serious challenges to State orthodoxy. Christian music is forbidden on school buses and the mistaken interpretation of the “Separation of Church and State,” is the mantra they cling to to enforce their edicts. It is all so easily destroyed. Folks, we’re nearly there now!
Citizen restlessness will be assuaged by “The State” with grand spectacles, or imminent crisis. The French used the Guillotine, the Romans, combat in the Coliseum’s by gladiators bashing one another’s brains out. NFL football is surprisingly morphing into a meme of Socialist sport, all designed to relieve Americans of the burden of nationalism and patriotism, two practices abhorrent to their dogma. To demean the Stars and Stripe’s as a mere tawdry symbol of our patriotism is how it’s being done, so as not to offend the equilibrium of the “The State.”
But, it’ get’s even worse than that. Do you remember when George H.W. Bush spoke of a “One World Order?” That’s what they are gaming for, a world of corporate fascism to be achieved by international treaties, corporate and fiduciary agreements and public policy. The evil of corrupted International treaties could be stopped by our Senate, if they weren’t themselves rotting from within. Unchallenged Executive Orders that bypass the Constitution could be defunded by the House but, our legislatures fain an inability do anything about it presumably because the president is black and that would be politically incorrect. Hillary’s not black but she’s evil!
A term emerging to describe our politics is Communitarianism, a “Third Way” philosophy that allegedly speaks for community and common good. George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were ones and, especially, so is Barak Obama whose aim for the past eight years is how to forge a compromise between liberalism and conservatives on the role of “The State” and the market.
That’s where we are today. Suddenly comes Donald Trump who threatens to set it all back by many years. Hillary will certainly finish the task if given the opportunity.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way, now, go get ‘em. (9 Oct 2016).