FDR said it this way, "In politics nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."
“I admire your efforts, and I admire your passion,” a reader said. “I hate to say it, but I think the cause is lost. I don't say it because I think the causes you push are unjust. Far from it! I say it because the globalists have done their work very well.
“Americans have been ‘enstupidated’. Having read John Taylor Gatto's seminal work, and several thousand other books on history and political subjects, it just appears to me that the main goals have been achieved. The communist party agenda has largely been enshrined in State and (especially) Federal laws. Rule of law is dead, as well as is obedience and fealty to our Constitution. Most people, especially so called elected officials and law enforcement, are ignorant as to what is actually written in our Constitution.
“One thing struck me recently as I was re-reading John Taylor Gatto's book. The goal of public schools is not education, but social control. It was to make revolution impossible by dumbing the populace down, and making them dependent upon their leaders. Previous generations of Americans (and other nations) often found their political leadership superfluous as they were more than capable and confident of seeing to their affairs without government direction.
“This is most definitely no longer the case. As bad as leadership at all levels of government is in the USA, people seem incapable of conceiving of reducing it. Over 1.5 million new government jobs have been created since 9-11. Homeland security is adding new Federal police forces nationwide at the county level. Government offices multiply, despite recession, as private opportunities cease. For everything in the USA there is a permit required, or a prohibition upon it.
“Recent news articles report simple, micromanagement abuses such as these homeland security federal police taking it upon themselves to enter local libraries, and (in violation of the laws) policing the legal use of computers in public libraries in the name of "fighting pornography." It should be of note that not only did they not have the authority to do this at all, they were actually not enforcing ANY law as the library patrons using the public libraries for pornography were in legal compliance with both the law, and library regulations and policy. Never has a nation been so heavily policed, at so many layers, and so completely, as the USA. Never have police forces been so well equipped and paid as they are in the USA.
“Never would it have been conceivable that FEMA, a federal agency, could have been allowed to prohibit state and private relief efforts the way it was done after Katrina. Americans now no longer help themselves. They wait for the government. They listen to the government when it says "no" to helping your fellow man. Those few that do take it upon themselves to act without government permission are often persecuted and made an example of. When they aren't, it is simply because the government can't "catch everyone."
“The government wants Americans helpless without it, and that is what they are becoming. Americans have become the most regulated people on earth. I don't know what the long haul holds for western civilization. Having read a number of sources and prognostications, it does NOT look good. In the end, I don't think I can participate in saving a civilization that seems committed to killing itself, and punishing those that try to save it. In the end, all I think I can do is try to wage the battle of ideas, and secure the future of my family. I no longer see that future in the USA. The tyranny is no longer creeping. It is running forward at a full gallop. People are cheering it on. People don't want to be free, they want the illusion of security.
“They are no longer free spirited yeomen, but peasants of the technological age. I want my kids growing up free, self interested, moral, educated free agents whose loyalty and patriotism are not used to get them to support tyranny, but are used to allow them to explore freedom. If they can't have freedom where they are, I want them to have the intellectual and moral fortitude to seek it anywhere in this world they can. At one point, Americans all came from somewhere else. I don't consider it wrong to follow the example of my own ancestors. The only difference is that instead of coming to the USA seeking freedom, we now flee it, seeking freedom.
“It is a shame though. Western civilization had a good run, and the USA was a great experiment. It has now devolved, and will soon end in abject failure. I wonder if the civilizations the Chinese and maybe someday things will recover, but if and until the Federal Government implodes and collapses, and then only if enough people value not only their own liberty, but respect the rights of their neighbors to be left alone, will true and real freedom ever flourish. Modern Americans, by and large have no clue what being free actually is, so I don't expect that they will do anything to reconstruct it should the chance arise.
“Maybe someday things will recover, but if and until the Federal Government implodes and collapses, and then only if enough people value not only their own liberty, but respect the rights of their neighbors to be left alone, will true and real freedom ever flourish. Modern Americans, by and large have no clue what being free actually is, so I don't expect that they will do anything to reconstruct it should the chance arise.”
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents "The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it" to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715