The lamentations of a people scorned avail nothing without the collective action of individuals fighting for one unifying cause, freedom.
I am tired of society dealing in the fairness of outcomes... otherwise stated as absolute and total egalitarianism. I say, please, allow me to determine for myself my own destiny, and anyone else I grant the same privilege. If you prove more successful than I, the cause shall never be ratified by anything more than perceived success, a very limited and subjective median. Rather outcomes are conditioned events of causality leading to the conditions of new events or repeated events. Ultimately, my freedom can never be taken from me while I have breath in this body regardless of the conditions that I may be required to live. It is thus for I will always have the choice to learn in any environment or condition, and from any event that I experience I will continue to worship in my heart that which I keep sacred.
As James Madison stated: Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
It has been and will always be the nature of all creation to manipulate said powers of knowledge for material and immaterial gain. I should wonder what can we possibly gain that can be had and yet avail more freedom both collectively and individually?
The "reality" is that knowledge and learning may avail many desires which brings about the causation of events. I should wonder which desires lead to an increase in both collective and individual freedom for myself and others? Is it Duty to wonder such?
Facts do exist, and they're pesky only to those who fail to understand the purpose of their existence.
I say to the "ordinary people" become extraordinary or fail magnificently attempting to do so. Do not let the fools of derision and malice control you through your ignorance.
You say you wish that Your had more freedom to change the political landscape... WAKE UP! In America, Amateurs become Entrepreneurs, and they determine their own destiny, because they have unalienable rights of freedom.
Although it may seem that our freedom is slipping from us... because we set our hearts and desires as a people upon imperfect political saviors that divide the ignorant by faction and issue, that they may continue to manipulate knowledge and enslave a people by spending our collective futures into sunk loss capital, thereby widening the transitional chronological gap of events and conditions that lie between the title of Amateur and Entrepreneur, for the sole purpose of personal perceived gains at the cost of shared losses and risk. I say damn their lying eyes and mouths, and stop elevating their socioeconomic status. If I choose risk and loss, so be it. But do not yoke me with the chains of economic damnation due to the transgressions of wicked fools that will manipulate the minds and hearts of good people everywhere to accomplish their evil and designs. And why are they fools? Because they believe they can overturn the war against evil for their advantage.
Socialism's evil secret is that it doesn't exist, rather it is ideological myth that leads to oppression and factitious rule either by fascists or proletariat elites.
Communism's greatest folly is the is the silly notion that mankind collectively can be honest in dealing with their fellows individually.
Democracy is a foolish notion that majority rule is always the correct action.
Republicanism fails in the hearts of those elected to represent and deal both honestly and justly in even proportion.
Capitalism fails by greed and wicked manipulations that enslaves the laborers collectively.
It is no accident that the United States of America was formed as a republic that governs it finances through capitalistic tendencies. Checks and balances among systemic implementations of rule by the people, for the people, and of the people is and always will be the path to freedom among societies not governed by Eternal Laws.
The constitution is an inspired document born of pure intent to protect freedom both individually and collectively. Our implementation of said system is not perfect, it never was supposed that it could be... thus we were warned by Franklin when asked "What do we have a republic or a monarchy?", he responded "A republic, if you can keep it." By definition a republic is meant to be a system of laws that governs public objects by whatever substantive commonly agreed measurement that predicates shared ownership or authority to act upon such objects. It was NEVER intended to govern private objects. Nor was it designed to subject the people to subjective status.
As Thomas Jefferson so eloquently wrote:
"WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness -- That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security."
As it goes, it seems that this government is slipping into such intolerable cruelty as elitist despots give us a hypocritical dosage of shared losses in the name of socially shared gains for an absolute and total egalitarian cause. It is madness to the eye of truth, it is evil to the soul that loves freedom.
Do I support an overthrow of our system... The answer, NO!
"As prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light or transient causes;".
I do however hope and expect that Americans will strip these despots of their supposed authority to act in the best interest of personal principal, rather than personal principle in which they are elected to represent the body of the electorate. This intent to manipulate an ignorant body of people SHALL NOT STAND, as it is an aggression of the importunate demands of our willingness to remain ignorant collectively. Our system is not perfect, but our desire to rid ourselves of ignorance maintains the checks and balances that ensure a free nation. Woe be unto this people if they fail to rid themselves of ignorance and are manipulated into forfeiting their sovereign duty to remain free.
Mark my words... Obama will go down in history as "Jimmy Carter part 2". The people will be satisfied with the result, and most likely they shall be lulled into a carnal security, and a new manipulator will rise to power to challenge the ignorance of the people.
In this country we are always one generation away from the total loss of freedom, resulting in the death of the pursuit of happiness. Which consequently is termed to mean property in all forms from public or individual distinctions to physical and intellectual distinctions. It is because the constitution exists and our people are taught to love freedom and to secure it that we will continue to "keep it", this OUR republic.
It suffices me to say...If you love freedom, get involved in your local political events, and prevent the Political Class Elites from getting elected, regardless of the color of their state or party affiliation.
[cross-posted at thestandardcandle.com]