…and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly.
But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the galleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and wears their face and their garment, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.
He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.
Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106BC – 43BC.
We, in all our arrogant sophistication, have utterly failed to grasp what this ‘primitive’ philosopher knew forty two years before the birth of Christ.
The critical situation in which America now finds itself is a gut check of monumental proportions. There can be little doubt in any rational person’s mind that there are forces at work in this country which, left unchecked, will certainly extinguish the greatest beacon of democracy in the history of the world, resulting in the enslavement of free people’s souls. We’ve been served a constant diet of lies and prevarication for close to a century.
It’s the Goebbels syndrome on a grand scale. Tell the big lie long enough and often enough, and it takes on a life of its own. The ideologically driven radicals that have completely suborned and taken over what was the Democrat party in this country have taken agitation propaganda to heights unseen outside of Nazi Germany or possibly Stalinist Russia. Dissension, class envy, racial conflict and violence are their stock in trade. Grinding poverty and enslavement of free peoples is their goal.
The results of the careful groundwork that had been laid down in this country have their roots in the rise of international communism.
More recently, they can be found in Franklin Roosevelt’s ‘new deal‘. Exploration of the history of that period (the history not taught in most schools) was one of a massive shift of power to the federal government and toward socialism. Roosevelt felt that with the Supreme Court stuffed with his appointees and the promise of a ‘free guaranteed’ retirement, and the promise of unemployment ‘insurance’, the Democrat party would retain power.
In terms of ending the great depression, as we now know, the New Deal’s policies were a complete failure… ‘Social Security’, a Ponzi scheme of monumental proportions. The highest court in the land turned from interpretation of the law with respect to the Constitution to judicial activism, which continues to eat away the fundamental pillars of our society to this day.
Generations of dishonest, self-serving politicians, with no other motive than the acquisition of personal wealth and power, infest our halls of government… and not just at the national level either.
We have no one to blame but ourselves. We were the ones who listened to the statist siren song of “The Easier, Softer Way”. We completely ignored the lessons of history and now we are relearning them the hard way.
It’s up to each one of you, you and I, to judge for ourselves whether or not what we have experienced since the ‘immaculation’ (thanks, Rush) of Barack Hussein Obama constitutes the treason that Cicero spoke of. For myself, I say ‘yes‘!
The rise of the American Patriot Movement is a direct response to the this threat. It’s readily apparent, even among the ranks of supposed ‘conservatives’, that they have no clue of what they are actually dealing with, or they wouldn’t continue to bleat out the bland inanities that they do.
What we are witnessing is nothing more nor less than the second American Revolution, as unique in its bloodless non-violence as America herself.
Memo to America’s enemies: We’re on the march and we’re coming for you!
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2011