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On The Democratic Revolution In America

03 May 2016 @ 20:38

…the majority however composed, ultimately give the law. Whenever therefore an apparent interest or common passion unites a majority what is to restrain them from unjust violations of the rights and interests of the minority, or of individuals?…

…Place three individuals in a situation wherein the interest of each depends on the voice of the others, and give to two of them an interest opposed to the rights of the third? Will the latter be secure? The prudence of every man would shun the danger. The rules & forms of justice suppose & guard against it. Will two thousand in a like situation be less likely to encroach on the rights of one thousand….

—James Madison, Vices of the Political System of the United States
[under the Articles Of Confederation], April 1787

This election season, so far, has brought to the fore the grand clash that is shaking America to it’s core.  I’m speaking of the War between those Americans who believe this country’s turning into a Democracy is an occurrence to be celebrated and those who believe that a Republican form of government must be Restored if Freedom and Ordered Liberty are to once again flourish here.

Judging by the way the nomination process for both major Parties has proceeded, I think it is clearly evident that a majority of the American People are devoted to maintaining the governments of this country as Democracies.

This Majority is divided by different visions of how the American Democracy should be structured and how it should function:

-The supporters of Bernie Sanders want to speed-up the transition — put into overdrive by Barack Obama and The Jarrett Junto — from the Moderate Statism [‘Statism-Lite’, if you will] of the Wilson/FDR variety to Fascism, and, finally, to Socialism.  Because, make no mistake, that is their end goal: a country governed by the Ideology of Leftism unfettered.

-The supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton are fully behind what the present Administration has done and how it wants the situation to evolve next.  This flavor of Progressivism certainly wants to see America reach the Fascist Stage, where private property still exists and is still the responsibility of the owners of it to maintain, but where the government regulates and controls it’s use in every aspect.

The unknown is whether this group of Leftists really, ultimately, cares if the next stage, Socialism, is reached, because it’s adherents are more concerned with having and exerting Power And Control — possessing it exclusively — than with what form of government will allow for their Dictatorship to exist and survive.  So, if a Fascist government allows them to conduct their Despotism unchecked to their satisfaction, then why bother with the next step?  After all, for them the ultimate goal is the possession of the Power And Control necessary to remake us all in their Ideological Image — the form will follow the function.

-The supporters of Donald Trump want a Strongman, a Caesar/Sulla, who will ride in on his white horse, take control of the situation, and rule in ‘The Name Of The People’ — using whatever means are necessary to ‘Make America Great Again’.  These supporters want the government to protect them from what they perceive are our foreign dangers and more efficiently provide them with the benefits they believe they have ‘earned’ and/or ‘deserve’ [ex: Healthcare].

They believe Trump will be their Tribune, their Shield, their Guardian — that he understands their needs and will do whatever it takes to protect them.  They are willing to surrender many of their Natural Rights into his care because they believe the situation is so desperate as to require this.

All three of these groups want to maintain the Democracy that this country has evolved into since the Progressive Era.  They all believe that the ‘Will Of The People’ should reign in America — their definitions of this concept vary, but possess the same root meaning.

Democracy means the Majority should be firmly in charge of the governments at all levels.  They especially want to see the central/national government have effective control over the State, County, and Local governments because such Control will guarantee that their form of Democracy and what they believe to be it’s benefits will be available in every corner of the country.  That’s the only ‘fair’ way, as they see it, to go about having a ‘Good Democracy’.

The leaders of all three of these Groups believe they know what is the best way for America to be run.  These leaders believe they possess the Extraordinary and Unique Wisdom [the Secret Knowledge, or ‘Gnosis’] necessary to govern, to lead, The People to ‘A More Perfect Union’.

The followers of these leaders believe that a Democracy will ensure that they, The People [Praise Be Unto Them], acting as a Majority, will be able to keep a check on the leaders they choose.

This is their Hubris.

And, as History has shown in every single case where Democracy has been implemented, their Hubris will bring about their downfall [Nemesis].  Every Democracy eventually turns into a Tyranny and the Majority [or those members of it allowed to live] devolve into the Slaves of the Tyrants they have placed in Power And Control.

There is an alternative and it is a return to the Republican Constitution and the mindset that animated The Founders of America.

But, as it stands now, the Devotees of Democracy have the upper hand and may well end-up securing the nomination of both major Party’s Presidential Candidates.

The situation is grave.  We have been experiencing a Democratic Revolution in this country for many decades, but it has been a slow overthrow.  However, we have finally reached the inevitable stage in this process of Revolution where the pace has quickened considerably and we are on the verge of the completion of the overthrow and destruction of our Freedoms and Liberties.

The majority of Americans are now Disciples Of Democracy, the false religion relied on by Tyrants to achieve their ends.

In other words: the majority of Americans have become the Fellow Travellers and Dupes of Despots.

God help us.

The evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy. The people do not want virtue, but are the dupes of pretended patriots. In Massachusetts, it had been fully confirmed by experience, that they are daily misled into the most baneful measures and opinions, by the false reports circulated by designing men, and which no one on the spot can refute.

—Elbridge Gerry, Constitutional Convention, 31 May 1787

…the general object was to provide a cure for the evils under which the United States labored; that, in tracing these evils to their origin, every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy; that some check therefore was to be sought for against this tendency of our governments.

—Edmund Randolph, Constitutional Convention, 31 May 1787

Every man of observation had seen in the democratic branches of the state legislatures, precipitation—in Congress, changeableness—in every department, excesses against personal liberty, private property, and personal safety.

—Gouverneur Morris, Constitutional Convention, 02 July 1787

[Source of the three quote above found in Debates In The Federal Convention Of 1787 by James Madison]

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Adobe_Walls permalink
    04 May 2016 @ 21:57 21:57

    ”There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of Depression, singing songs to freedom.”
    https://mises.org/library/revolution-was

    Hillary and probably Bernie too will chose to stick with the Fascist/Corporatism system we have now. Even they know that the government can’t actually run all the means of production. Further more they know they don’t have to in order to control the economy.

  2. doc182 permalink
    05 May 2016 @ 14:05 14:05

    Old Ben’s admonition of “a Republic if you can hold it” has collapsed. In the coming Election I am going to vote for the person most well suited for the job, not the lesser of 2 evils. Gary Johnson for President.

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