Populist political movements in America tend to develop and operate outside of the left/right partisan political paradigm (that wealthy elites to maintain control over politics, government and society). Modern day populism promotes liberty, which pose a threat to oligarchs, plutocracy and elitist control. Whenever populist movements crop up, the money powers in this country co-opt them, then demonize them through the establishment’s mainstream media propaganda machine to neutralize them (e.g. what the Republican Party has done to the Tea Party Movement). Right now, our federal government is trying to stifle free-speech and the right to protest and dissent to keep populism in check so that the elites do not lose their grip on us!
The NSA’s spying on the American people isn’t a left vs. right issue. The issue is individual privacy vs. government spying. The NSA’s actions are violating our constitutional rights– and, every American should be outraged by what is going on. The fact that people aren’t is scary because it tells me that the vast majority in this country are willing to accept authoritarianism at the expense of individual liberty and freedom. And, such a mindset truly means an end to democracy in America!
If we don’t challenge these non-elected ‘regional planning’ commissions in their federally-funded (right out of the minds of Marx And Engels) attempts to destroy property rights in America – there will be no property rights left and no reason to own private property. Wake-up! Stand up for your rights!
JUSTICE – ‘what is justice?’ asked Plato and Socrates. And, then they debated whether ‘justice’ was worth the trouble. Not in the eyes of the elites who control the world (and, by their wealth and power meter out ‘justice’ as they see fit)! But, for the common man ‘justice’ is a right! It must be a right. And, it must be fair. Justice is a principle of our democratic constitution and that’s why the elites want to destroy the constitution. Because a long time ago, they answered the Platonic/Socratic question of justice and determined that for the ruling elite, justice IS NOT worth the trouble and only stands in the way of keeping the masses enslaved!
I look at things this way (as do most libertarians): Can we solve a problem with more freedom or with less? And, of course, I’d prefer to see it done with more freedom.
But today, you’ve got both sides of the political spectrum (conservatives and liberals, Republican and Democrats) insisting that the problems that exist today require less freedom to solve them. That’s what’s wrong with America today and, that is why BOTH parties are marching America in goose-step fashion and at a high speed along the road to a type of authoritarianism that we’re all going to live to regret.
America is a great country. There is no denying this. However, I caution you all as you step forward in your careers. Peer back into history and ask yourselves- Was a revolution truly necessary? Great Britain may not have had it completely right, but they had many things right. Take taxes for example. If your neighbor makes $1 Million a year, but you and your family can barely keep the heat on should he not help your family? God instructs us to help our neighbors. He does not instruct us to look down upon them though the windows of capitalism. Why then on the Fourth of July should you celebrate such a radical break from what is Godly and just? No doubt there are many voices warning you of the harm of big government. They are wrong. Government can provide you with what family and friends cannot. If this is gone what will you have?” – Barrack Hussein Obama
There are those (mostly socialists) who would argue that there is no such thing as free-will. Well, in their totalitarian scheme of things there isn’t!
Those who challenge the existence of free-will have a political agenda in which free-will is not compatible. To deny the existence of free-will smacks in the face of personal liberty and the sovereignty of the individual. And, it is a position that runs counter to the goals upon which America was founded.