BY MICHAEL REISIG –
History tells us without exception, that the conquerors, the victors in almost all conflicts, whether it be on an international scale or regional social upheaval, are always the ones who are unafraid of making a mess of things – the loudest voices, the uncompromising, those who accept intimidation and violence as a means to an end – those who actually appreciate it. If you’re a student of history and not philosophy, you know unequivocally that the meek do not inherit. They end up beneath the hoofs, or the treads of the dominant and the forceful.
For the last 50 years America has tried a social experiment on both a national and an international scale – an attempt to prove that the nature of man is basically good, and given enough latitude, all nations, races, cultures, and religions can live in peace. We have attempted to buy a new global understanding, where all religions are given equal recognition and can live peacefully. (Hmmm. How’s that doing, do you think?) We have spent billions of dollars on politically correct programs to uplift individual peoples within our country, and ultimately all we did was push the pendulum of race consciousness and favoritism to the other end, creating a new ethnicity of preference. We tried “nation-building” in Iraq and other places in the Middle East. We’ve seen how well that worked. Here’s the harsh truth – there has never been one peaceful, loving society that wasn’t eventually consumed by a warlike aggressive one (or aggressive segments within itself). But we continue our search for nirvana, while dismissing the obvious: There is no such thing as peace without strength, and sometimes you have to make tough decisions for the betterment of the whole.
America, the strongest, most respected nation in the world just 75 years ago, is now in full decline. Our borders are being overrun, the faith that built this nation is now being trampled, and the very concept of a democratic Republic and a guiding, unalterable Constitution is under siege. Worse still, we have lost the desire to discover what we can do for our nation, and now demand what our nation should do for us. The angry minorities with the loudest voices are being constantly appeased, at the cost of common sense and social equilibrium.
There is no such thing as peace without strength, there is no such thing as national integrity without unalterable laws, (and powerful, harsh retribution for those who break them, or “interpret” them), and there is no possible survival for a country that lives in a psychology of crisis – every man, and woman, for themselves.
No nation can stand strong without integrity and the deep abiding respect of its people. In just 30 years we have destroyed nationalism in this country. We have sold our way of life – the foundations of morality, religion, and virtue – to accommodate and glorify ethnicity and religious creeds from lands that had absolutely no significant contact with America in it’s first 300 years. Even worse, we are becoming a land of faithless clones with their hands continually out, demanding more, giving less. The loudest voices are being appeased at the cost of the majority. We’ve sacrificed our position as the world’s greatest manufacturer (and the millions of jobs that went with that) for cheap flat screen TVs, cell phones, and computers. And the great “breadbasket” that we used to be, is filled with a new kind of weevils – incredibly dangerous additives we add to breads, inject into our beef and pork, and spray on our vegetables and fruits – all in the name of more production and more money, and all with the back room blessings of the FDA and its harlots in Congress. The individual farmer is going the way of the Dodo Bird, and small towns, founded on hard work and integrity, are drying up.
What took Rome several hundred years, we have managed in less than 75 – the dissolution of a society, and the eminent collapse of a nation – all thanks to blind, politically correct hysteria combined with a new sense of national gluttony, and the indulgence of the most corrupt government in the history of this nation.
Those of you who read this and mutter that the man is unduly paranoid, let me remind you that it took less than a decade for Germany to go from a benign government to a world terror under the Nazis – one decade. It took only five years for a democratic Cuba to collapse and succumb to Communism.
The problem with America today, is the people who want something given to them now outnumber the people who are willing to work for it. The best argument against the survival of democracy is a three-minute conversation with a voter from Detroit.
I’ll leave you with a quote from Winston Churchill – “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism, is the equal sharing of miseries.”
The views and opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the ownership and staff of The Polk County Pulse. Michael Reisig is a freelance writer and published author whose works are reproduced throughout the globe.