Perilous Times We Face
Bill Corbett put the following post on Facebook. When I read it, it occurred to me that maybe some of my blog followers may not be on Facebook, so with Bill’s permission, I’m posting it here as well. Enjoy.
“A DEMOCRACY CANNOT EXIST AS A PERMANENT FORM OF GOVERNMENT. IT CAN ONLY EXIST UNTIL THE VOTERS DISCOVER THAT THEY CAN VOTE THEMSELVES LARGESSE FROM THE PUBLIC TREASURY. FROM THAT MOMENT ON, THE MAJORITY ALWAYS VOTES FOR THE CANDIDATES PROMISING THE MOST BENEFITS FROM THE PUBLIC TREASURY WITH THE RESULT THAT A DEMOCRACY ALWAYS COLLAPSES OVER LOOSE FISCAL POLICY ALWAYS FOLLOWED BY A DIDTACTORSHIP.” —ALEXANDER TYTLER
Does not the above statement sound very much like what is happening in the United States today? It is written that Mr. Tytler was a monarchist and those words were written to show his disdain for democracies. Mr. Tytler went on say in other writings that the average life of a democracy is around 200-250 years. His words are beginning to look very profound and prophetic. We recently celebrated our 240th year of independence from England, and we passed our 227th anniversary as a free nation on March 4th of this year.
Albeit the United States was set up as a free republic, it is still a type of democracy, and it looks like we’re headed for the same fate as that described by professor Tytler; it’s only twenty-three more years until our 250th birthday as a nation.
We are at a serious crossroads in our history. At the present time, the United States is a deeply divided nation, approximately fifty-fifty. One half still believes in God and self-reliance for their happiness; the other half believes that government is their god and they believe in government reliance for all their needs. For the past 100 years, since the Progressive movement gained a foothold spurred by the efforts of Woodrow Wilson, the United States has been drifting further and further toward the collapse described by professor Tytler. Look at where we are today; twenty trillion dollars in debt, and several trillion dollars more of unfunded liabilities—we’re on the very edge of collapse.
I believe the collapse that professor Tytler wrote of is eminent. This coming election will determine how quickly that eminence develops. I believe if Donald Trump wins, he, like President Reagan, may be able to slow the juggernaut down, but America’s train wreck will still happen (history most always repeats itself). If Madam Hillary wins, she will actually push the throttle forward and speed things up toward the collapse because she is a part of the Progressive movement embraced by Woodrow Wilson, and further promoted by Saul Alinsky and the communists.
If we elect the Madam president, we may hit Professor Tytler’s 250 year bulls eye right on the target date. The final step in his eight stage scenario from bondage to freedom, and back to bondage, is dependency. I believe we are currently in the dependency stage. Under a presidency presided over by the Madam we very well could move from this dependency stage back to bondage. Scary, isn’t it.
Although probably not feasible nor possible because it would undoubtedly lead to another Civil War, the solution to our dilemma may be that we divide the country in half geographically and each half of the population go their own way. All the constitutional conservatives move to one half, all the liberals move to the other half.
Will Edwinson wrote a compelling novel entitled SHADOW REVOLUTION about this very subject, but his protagonist, Titus Coppard, had a secret weapon that enabled the self-reliant half to succeed and put the Progressive half back into a pre-1900s life-style. Editor’s note: you can purchase this book in print form at amazon.com and barnes&noble.com. It’s also available on all five e-reader devices.
One thing about it, though, since I’m starting my ninth decade here on old planet Earth I probably won’t be around to see how it all plays out, nor do I really care to be.