A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Nothing much REALLY changes. Nearly a half century before the birth of Christ a wise man said:
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious, but it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly, but the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, 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 the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear." --- Marcus Tullius Cicero 42 BC.
I count myself fortunate, and even lucky, to have been born into the last generation of independent freedom-loving Americans.
That’s on the one hand.
On the other, I feel depressed that my generation will be the first to see a free America voluntarily choose slavery as a way of life.
As we look about us today, we can see the effects of socialism: A nation in decline, a nation financially broke, a nation of people depressed, hurting, and angry, a nation deeply divided by the race baiting and class warfare imposed on them by a major political party in its grab for the power to rule America as the “elite class” in a socialist America. We refer, of course, to the Democratic Party.
Slavery? Yes! Socialism is slavery to the state (and to those elite socialist politicians who will run your life from the cradle to the grave).
Under the Obama Administration, it has already begun. The evils of Pandora’s box can’t hold a candle to the evils of Obamacare.
Socialism is the slavery of forced labor. Americans will work for the government. I don’t mean the 48% of the American workforce already on the government’s payroll. I mean 100% of the American workforce, which will be receiving those wages the government decides you need to exist and continue working at your government assigned job.
So many Americans are nothing more than the “useful idiots” Vladimir Lenin used to mock. He was referring to westerners, including Americans, Who publicly and privately sympathized with the socialist movement in what would become the Socialist Soviet Union. He was, of course, right about one thing: They were, and are, idiots -- and they were, and are today, useful to the cause of socialism and communism. This time, however, the targeted country is the United States.
Today, those of us in America who see what is happening to our country, to our freedom, to our future as a free country, are derided as some sort of alarmists. To that, allow me to say: “You’re darned right, I’m ALARMED!” It is as clear to me as sunrise this morning that a free America will only be a legend to my grandkids.
I expect that in the not too distant American future there will be a time when those of us who pen such comments as these will be arrested as enemies of the socialist state of America … if we live long enough. As I have been spouting these kinds of commentaries and public addresses since I was a sophomore in high school, I expect they will have a lot to work with!
Again, I remind readers of this column -- socialism is a killer of nations. It is a terminal illness that rots a nation’s core until it is hollow and then it implodes in upon itself -- taking that nation’s society along with it.
Today in America we are awash in socialism. There is Marxism, Leninism, Trotskyism, socialist feminism – and -- the Democratic Party. The Republican Party is badly infected, as well.
I mentioned Obamacare above. Obamacare is socialized medicine … socialism! Americans have no idea how much freedom and liberty Obamacare will strip from the citizens of the USA. But it’s coming -- and it will be startling! Already we are getting hints, just hints, of that which is in store for America once Obamacare is fully in place. You are going to recognize the USA.
Distressingly, I see no push-back against the steady encroachment of socialism in America. Make no mistake about it, socialism is on the march in the USA and we will awaken one morning to find that America is no longer a free country but a slave nation shackled to a socialist government… and even sadder, Americans will have no idea how America came to be socialist.
Even now the chains are being forged for America’s enslavement. The foundry is working 24/7 turning out the bonds that will hold a nation of once proud, free, Americans.
Well over one-third of our national government is already socialist … the executive branch. One half of the Legislative branch, the Senate, is controlled by socialists, and the Judicial branch is very close to falling under the control of socialist sympathizing justices. Within the next four years we likely see a socialist court in place.
Do you begin to understand the threat America is living under today? I hope so, because the change from freedom to slavery is going to be rapid and startlingly complete.
© J. D. Longstreet
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