In a recent essay I explored the meaning of the old adage "Hope springs eternal" and it is so very true. It matters not how dire the future appears, people, unwilling to act on their own behalf, still hope for the best and, as a last act of desperation, pray for divine intervention to correct the error of their ways.
The human race, by its very nature, is fundamentally selfish. This is a trait born into our nature as a necessary means to survival. Without a certain degree of self gratification we would willingly part with everything and die either of starvation, thirst, or exposure. Watch a two year old child and learn that his or her favorite word is "Mine!". A certain selfishness therefore is part and parcel of being involved in mankind. Time and temperament either enhances or diminishes this trait, but selfishness, in and of itself, is not an absolute evil.To witness and understand pure unadulterated evil you must understand the sociopath. An immoral person can commit a crime and later, possessing a conscience, may feel remorse. A sociopath is a being who is totally amoral, i.e.: Possessing no morality or conscience at all. Adolph Hitler was just such a person, as well as Friedrich Nietzsche, Joseph Stalin, George Soros, Saul Alinsky, and Barrack Hussein Obama. To people of this mindset, the end always justifies the means. They have absolutely no concern about those harmed by their pursuit of power. For all others they feel only contempt as one devoid of conscience is equally devoid of compassion.
Sociopaths share several other qualities: One is hatred, usually directed at one particular group or race, another is that they look upon themselves as being godlike and this allows them to feel that they are above the law, and they have an unusual compulsion to tell people in advance what they plan to do to them. This brings us to an oddity confronting the bulk of mankind, most people following the dictates of "Hope springs eternal", and an apparent worship for a charismatic leader, simply refuse to believe them, thereby becoming the unsuspecting victims of these sociopathic personalities.
Hitler wrote Mein Kampf in which he laid out specific plans for what he intended to do to the nations of Europe and to the Jews in particular. Nietzsche laid out the whole game plan for an Aryan super race to assume their role as rulers of the rest of mankind. It is well known that George Soros broke the Bank of England and he arrogantly tells of how he will destroy the economy of the U.S. and the rest of the world, and none make any effort to stop him. Obama stood before millions and announced that he would form his own private civilian army and transform America. How many have heeded that warning?
Then there was George Orwell, and all should have heeded his words. I feel that I must give him credit for one thing. He never tried to hide the true intent of socialism. He did not sugar coat evil with things like sharing the wealth or social justice. In writing his classic 1984 he warned each and all, in no uncertain terms that the ultimate goal of socialism is the total control of man's mind and body, and he showed those in power just how to achieve that goal.
Unending wars that will destroy wealth, creating shortages, and diminishing the chance of people getting ahead. Thought control: News media all project the same lies, while one network provides a partial truth, thus gathering dissenters into a manageable huddle. Get to the young and brainwash them, have everyone ready to turn against their friends and family for the sake of the State. Turn everyone into a suspect, living in fear of Big Brother, and make surveillance an accepted way of life. Reverse the meaning of words, create thought crimes prohibiting the freedom of expression, and thus political correctness was born, and that political correctness is destroying the very fabric of society, and preventing people from even discussing this issue.
Orwell, quite naturally, had no way of anticipating our technological breakthroughs but even without that knowledge he managed to accurately project collectivist tactics. His concept of thought crimes was brought to fruition via the internet and unrestricted government surveillance. Every word of discontent that anyone expresses in this digital format, or on their cell phone, is monitored and a long list of names on a red flagged file is being assembled. Facebook and other social media are a means for the people to communicate dissatisfaction regarding the powers that be. It also provides a conduit to the abyss into which they plan to dump us when the public has been disarmed and sorted into the politically dangerous and the passive.
George Orwell wrote of contraband items intentionally allowed to be circulated among the people that they may feel they have a certain amount freedom and that they are one up on their leaders. Again, "Hope springs eternal" as false hope is kept alive even as the government gains more control, wresting one freedom after another from humanity. Elections fall into this category and 2008 as well as 2012 proves this point as it was obvious that results were rigged, and still millions are looking four more years into the future believing that dangled carrot of a 2016 election will set things right.
Another issue that he could not have forecast in specific detail was the advent of Islam and the infiltration they would initiate into other cultures. He did mention the situation in more general terms as he wrote of a working alliance of all the powers in the world sharing the same goal of subjugating their own and never allowing any of those three forces to be totally destroyed. When one became too weak it was time to change alliances. Sound anything like the war on terror?
Bush the Younger put us on a course of fighting terror while never allowing for full victory under the terms of engagement. Now in Afghanistan our forces are hamstrung by those terms and dying needlessly while in Gaza and Egypt we are funding those who but a few short years ago were regarded to be the enemy. Orwell was by all definitions, a prophet. A sinister one to be certain, but a prophet none the less.
Daily, a noose tightens about our necks as freedoms are denied, one executive order after another, and Orwell's Dystopia draws ever near. Due to laws infringing on the rights of people world wide, gun laws have been imposed on free people everywhere; again, they suffered from the "Hope springs eternal" syndrome. People mistakenly trust their governments, and governments cannot be trusted. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. When a nation is disarmed it is only matter of time before they become subjects instead of citizens, then but a matter of time before they become slaves instead of subjects. Freedom is lost on a slippery slope, onto which they ventured when they should have stood their ground.
All of mankind lives under a sword of Damocles, with but one hope of salvation, and that is the armed citizenry of America. To finally enact the New World Order laid out by George Orwell and entered into by Bush the Elder, the citizens of this nation must be disarmed. That is why Obama and Hillary Clinton are trying so desperately to enter into a treaty with the U.N. that will allow them to confiscate the weapons of those who, for the moment, legally hold the means of survival in their hands.
The question is, will Americans follow in the footsteps of other peoples of the world and surrender their last vestige of freedom while bowing to Big Brother, or will they cling to their guns and Bibles in an act of defiance that may turn mankind back to the light and offer a rebirth to all men and women everywhere?
Only time will tell.
Americans...Boldly Defying Logic And Facts
America...Rest In Peace
The Legacy Of A Traitor...This was written in 2010 and was pertinent then; perhaps more so today.