Recognizing that the United States is a failed state is important to moving forward with whatever future this landmass will have. Without marking every ratchet click or moment when some vital piece of what we were and were intended to be disappeared, there are a few tell-tale instances of betrayal, of vacancy of honor, of failure of character so massive it startled the world, not least, its own citizens. It was the moment when even the Americans, the proud and arrogant, knew they were just another smoking, socialist landfill. One such moment was the pandemic and their reactions to it, but none of that could have been effective without the mental conditioning of the Patriot Act.
The Patriot Act told us that our privacy was not ours, that all of the things safeguarded in the Fourth and Fifth Amendments were irrelevant when it came to safety. That was something completely foreign, absolutely contradictory to the stated principles and all current human knowledge up to the time of the founding. It was then known, over 200 years ago, that in privacy itself was the very essence of one’s life; that which they choose to do beyond prying eyes; the things that inspire and please them. While this is always insinuated as evil and conspiratorial by those evil conspirators who designed the Patriot Act, there is nothing evil or wrong about choosing to do certain things in private, unannounced to the world.
Any government, be it led by king or president, must defend itself from attack by being proactive and faithful to its purpose and honorable in its actions. When it is not, when it has become so incredibly corrupt and needs to violate privacy for self defense, it’s an admission of failure. This was the one understanding among the founders that the nation would have to be moral or it would succumb to corruption and the vile circumstances of our present. In pain and frustration, revolutions are planned and executed, the people who are content and busily working on improving their own lives do not plan revolutions. That is the goal of government, because anything else leads to revolution. In arrogance they believe they can heap any insult, any injury on the people and they will take it, because the government is all-powerful, but when the time comes, they will be isolated and eliminated.
The violation of personal privacy, with the willing accomplices of Big Tech, is a significant loss to the national construct of what it means to be an American, because with that goes personal decisions, rational conclusions, rational prejudices and personal beliefs. There cannot be a national belief, a streamlined way of thinking, but they propose one for the purpose of steering blame away from the mess they’ve made, the crimes they’ve committed, the inhuman restrictions and dehumanizing acts they’ve perpetrated. If they can conjure up one acceptable point of view in support of government and against the individual, they will succeed in all of their dirty little plans without consequence. They know that and so should everyone they intend to victimize.
Actually, it is in that act alone, that desire and effort to create a single official point of view or opinion, that they’ve destroyed everything this nation was built on and now rely solely on the glorious record of collectivism as their justification. They rely on the successes of gulags, open-pit massacres and genocide. How can this not be their purpose, then?
In the quest to go unchallenged in their perverted views of freedom and “democracy” they stifle all opposition and with it, all innovation, all creation. Opinion and beliefs are blockaded by actual, devastating penalties. Conversations cannot be had in a civil manner without adhering to the imposition of hysterical censorship, so that one’s true and honest beliefs can never be known, perhaps even to themselves.
The damage this does to solving any problem is enormous. Look at the current regime and recognize that everything they’ve done is a disaster, because opposition cannot be tolerated, so solutions cannot be found, they just keep racking up the wreckage with no means of steering the boat…because they don’t want to steer the boat. They’re not interested in a prosperous society, the one and only thing that will keep them from having their power revoked by force. They don’t want a self-sufficient economic system, it must all be a product of government influence. Right now, most politicians are just keeping the monkey alive so it can dance while they rake in the spare change. They don’t recognize a world where there are solutions, there’s no grift in solutions, only in “the” crisis that requires some confiscation from the pockets of citizens, either physically or through the dilution of the value of the money already in their pockets.
This doesn’t address the criminal enterprise of politics, the “big gang” theory of nationhood, where there is no room for patriotism, but a strict demand for loyalty. The difference is significant. Patriotism is an inherent love of one’s nation, of the values it professes and defends against all threats. Loyalty can be to anything, a sports club, a diner, a public figure, it has no dependence on the higher intellectual agreement that patriotism does. That’s not to say that patriotism has no aspects of loyalty, but one is not the other. One might wear the flag like a football jersey, but without a critical understanding of what that flag stands for, the totality of what it means, it’s just fandom. It’s in the finer distinctions that the nation was lost as those who waved the flag also accepted and enforced the lockdowns and vaccine mandates, who agreed with the Patriot Act.
All they, the people intent on the destruction of the United States, had to do was to create an environment where the violation of everything America has stood for could be violated, showing the vacancy of the soul in the average American, the fans rather than the patriots.
While all of this sounds defeatist, it isn’t. There’s no virtue in pining away for a land and a way of life that’s been lost, but in recognizing that those days are gone and having the strength to see what can be built of the wreckage. The United States didn’t die, it was murdered by people with particular points of view, an arrogance about violating the inviolable, of working around those pesky individual rights that stop so much of the evil governments can do. But the United States died, not America. America still needs a republic, so one will have to be built, perhaps on the foundations of the old.
The first order of business in whatever new republic arises is a need, a demand that all who participated in the destruction of the old republic be held personally and directly responsible for their actions. Without that, and until that starts in earnest, there can be no healing, no moving on. The nation has come to a full stop and what struggles it has, open borders, inflation, foolish ideas of renewable energy as a replacement to oil, coal and nuclear, can all be resolved, but the greater loss, the loss of national identity is a bigger problem. There has been a coup and while daily life does indeed go on, the nation has stopped functioning and until we demand justice, the only use it will ever serve from now on will be as a front for the political criminal enterprise.
Retribution is not vengeance, retribution is the price of moving forward. One thing must be dealt with before a new venture begins. It’s this way in business and it’s this way in life. We’re at that point.
Ummm, where to begin. Privacy. Its helps to maintain a privacy state of mind. Same goes for intrinsic things like freedom, liberty, including free speech. As an individual I just do it. I don't wait to see which way the herd is going. I'm not bragging. To me its all the individual, not a group, who must remain determined to stand and keep hold of what is right and true. If I'm seen standing maybe someone else will stand... and then someone else... and then another... and so on. If you get knocked down, get back up.
It must have been back in 2000 during the census when I received a package of multiple pages asking all sorts of personal questions. I only filled in the part asking how many people lived in the household and sent it in. That is all the information I was constitutionally obligated to provide. I received five personal visits at my home demanding I complete the entire package. I was told that it was "mandated" that I provide personal information. I replied that I gave the correct information mandated by the Constitution and that was all they were going to get. Several visits got a bit ugly, but I viewed what they wanted as overreach and an invasion of that thing called PRIVACY. I'm telling this story because I think its relevant. Its my belief that before there is any 'movement' against what we are face with it is incumbent on each of us as individuals to stand. One individual... 100 individuals... 82 million individuals!
One last thing. America is as much an idea as a reality. Its not dead nor defeated. But the United States is gone and it is never coming back as most of us remember it. Its over! Whenever I hear anyone say how we must "vote them out" and "retake our country" I know that that person just hasn't yet realized the truth of the matter. I am growing old. All I want is to be left the *F* alone to grow old with my wife of 49 years and see my kids and Grandkids grow and prosper. But I know I won't be left alone, and that causes me to go HOT.
To accomplish those prosecutions requires honest prosecutors which won't occur until we replace the governments that direct them. With the abuse to our finances and our liberties being heaped on us, patience is wearing thin. We're running out of baby food, and diesel fuel. That will pass off the truckers, and the suburban white women that voted old Joe into office last time. We have a chance to start setting things right the conventional way beginning November 8th. If that doesn't work, nobody will like what comes next. But assuming we are successful, everyone must indelibly remember that we can no longer be complacent and passive about supervising our government. We've now seen the worst of human nature which naturally produces the tyranny we now suffer. If we don't actively supervise that government at all levels, we deserve the inevitable pain.