Friday, March 22, 2013

National Suicide

National Suicide
“If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.  As a nation of free-men, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” 
— Abraham Lincoln

 By de Andréa
March 22, 2013

This isn’t the first time I’ve seen Lincoln’s reference to national suicide.  But I’m more familiar with James Burnham’s book Suicide of the West” that was published in 1964.  I read it while still recovering from a military injury, the Cold War with Communism was in high gear in the 1960s.  The Cuban Missile Crisis was a front-page nail biter and the Chinese Kong invasion of Vietnam  otherwise known as the Vietcong was well underway.

Burnham’s book issued a stark warning to America that went beyond failed ideology of Communism as W.J. Rayment points out:  “Burnham’s thesis . . . was the growth of liberalism and its complete blindness to death, cruelty, and injustice perpetrated by leftist regimes.  In 1964, as today, it is very easy to see how a thinking person might see the intellectual drift to the left as a move toward societal suicide.  For liberalism is a cry for the supremacy of general good intentions over the practical application of common sense.  Burnham said that liberals are often driven by ‘profound non-rational, often anti-rational sentiments and impulses.’  Ideas like the welfare state and leniency on criminals to facilitate rehabilitation may have sounded good coming out of the mouth of a liberal, but they were disastrous in practice.  “Burnham’s book . . . was in effect a warning that leftward drift would ultimately destroy all affluence and freedom in the world.”

Lincoln indirectly blamed slavery for lawlessness in the United States.  While we’ve abolished chattel slavery, we’ve substituted it with a new more subtle type of slavery.  The chains, overseers with whips, and restrictive plantations have not returned, not yet anyway.  In most cases the outward indicators that people are becoming slaves are hidden, and that’s the way our liberal despotic government wants it.  Most of the debilitating effects of the new State slavery can be seen in cities like Detroit and certain parts of Memphis, Atlanta, and Philadelphia.  These cities committed suicide a long time ago, and their own ignorantly elected officials deceptively led them to the jumping point.

Today’s political slavery is more insidious because the people enslaved are deceived and do not know they are slaves, by the time they recognize it - it will be too late.  It’s not the so-called welfare queens and those who live in Section 8 housing who are the only ones enslaved.  Young people who go to college on government grants and loans are also slaves to the State.  They have been indoctrinated and programmed to love the salve master.  That’s why we shouldn’t be surprised when they vote for their masters because they’ve been deceived by the handouts and robotic programming they receive in their so-called education.

The same can be said of the more than 90 percent of parents who send their children to government schools to be robotically programmed and indoctrinated by the State.  A majority invariably and ignorantly vote for the robotic perpetuation and growth of government at the expense of fundamental freedom.

They, too, are slaves.  Perpetual dependency is not freedom or choice in any way; it is pure and simple slavery.

No amount of fact-spreading and resultant consequences of their choices to put their faith in government will deter them ultimately from turning to government instead of themselves for security when a crisis comesH. L. Mencken who just may be one of the last great free thinkers said it well:  “The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth, I too, often feel that I fall into the latter category.

THE BOTTOM LINE: What Lincoln and Burnham did not see, was a downgrading of personal morality of the worst kind and its legitimization by the State.  A softening of morals results in the softening of the mind the lack of common sense and the ability to reason and logically think straight or independently.

The use of the phrase national suicide is more than a metaphor.  Liberalism kills, whether it’s with economic issues (slavery to the state) or social issues like homosexual marriage, abortion, ramped divorce, single parents, and out of wedlock births.  Who’ will speak for the Jews, the gypsies, the handicapped and the murdered unborn who have died by the multi millions already?  More importantly ‘who’ will ultimately pay for the atrocities against society and humanity?

Who?  It will be you’ my friend…

Thanks for listening – de Andréa

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