Our Post-9/11 Ruling Class

…working together to destroy your liberty while scaring you about the bogeyman. You can jigger Americans into buying almost any intrusion on their rights and privacy–up to and including handing the Tyrant-in-Chief the power to torture, indefinitely jail and murder you on a whim–just so long as you tell people it’s to defeat “terror”.

And the beauty of it for our Ruling Class? It will never, ever, end.

Until we wise up.

Why keep choosing between tyrants?

  • John

    Anthony Codevilla wrote a book about this – Rush Limbaugh wrote the forward….so “the right” – especially the hated ‘talk radio’ right, has been on this band wagon about a ruling class for at least the past 3 years. Glenn Beck has been banging the pots and pans about this for much longer….

    And so have the 1,000 or so “militia” groups, the libertarians, the TEA parties, and the hordes of ‘back to nature’ folk raising chickens and sheep on micro-farms while mobilizing against the Monsatos of the world.

    Dave Ramsey just celebrated 25 years of preaching the gospel of “pay off all debts, build up savings so as to be free from manipulation”…. there are a hundred blogs talking about the ruling class/federal reserve banks that are vying to control the world via the federal government and EU…. and war… and terror….and other dirty tricks.

    There’s the Acton Institute for Catholics that has spent 20 years promoting the concept of a ruling class at war with the Church and the need for individuals to not be buffaloed into submission by promoting private enterprise and private initiative on all levels…..

    I could go on, and on Mark.
    “We” are stuck in the ‘lesser of two evils” not because “we” are fools but because “WE” REALIZE that what it’ll take to win our freedom is not just finding the perfect politician to run for office. It’ll take a whole civilizational effort – something “we” are doing right now (homeschooling, off-grid living, square gardening for food independence, heirloom seeds…hunting, trapping, fishing…. micro-breweries, micro-industries, machine shops, the 3-D printing revolution…)…..

    “We” are not going to be free of these masters DE JURE (via politics) until we are DE FACTO (via everything else)…. that’s what the pro-life movement has discovered in the past 30 years…. RTL wins on the edges, incrementally…but the real heavy lifting happens socially LOCALLY, via the Crisis Pregnancy Centers which actually save lives…

    Our 13 colonies did not go from King to Constitution via some magical election. They were FIRST FREE (de facto) in all the important things before they won freedom on the battlefield.

    Our 50 states won’t get freedom from “big” banks or “ruling classes” either via magic “perfectly Catholic politicians” and magic super-majorities either. We’ll get there by genuine grass roots coalitions of thousands of small groups each chipping away at one part of the prison, each eking out a bit more freedom of movement and initiative until the vast majority of us are living the independence and self-control needed for liberty that an official policy would merely come to recognize rather than magically grant.

    This is why most of us are voting Romney – not because we foolishly think he’s a magic candidate who’ll solve all our problems – but because his victory over Obama gives us time to continue preparing, moving, shaping the space so that when the inevitable crash comes, there’s enough seed corn saved up to both eat and plant for the harvest of freedom.

    Get with the program Mark.

    • Ted Seeber

      Here’s the problem with all of that:

      I don’t see any starve-the-beast solutions in what the Acton Institute and Dave Ramsey preach. Instead, I see “build the new beast”.

      Without a local economy, you can’t free up enough resources to do charity, ’tis true. But you can’t build a local economy by voting for the same central planners over and over and over. And if you don’t have charity as your end game, you might as well *be* the ruling class.

    • Richard Johnson

      “This is why most of us are voting Romney – not because we foolishly think he’s a magic candidate who’ll solve all our problems – but because his victory over Obama gives us time to continue preparing, moving, shaping the space so that when the inevitable crash comes, there’s enough seed corn saved up to both eat and plant for the harvest of freedom.”

      What are you smoking and where can I get some?

  • John

    First, I am not the John that posted the above. But the radicalism espoused by Anthony Codevilla, or Glenn Beck is just that. Radical. That view of life is one of I’ll take mine, and what’s left you can fight over…just don’t do it near me. If you don’t want to keep your money in a “Too big to fail bank”, don’t. There are hundreds, if not thousands of banks available. If you don’t want to eat Monsanto grown food, you can grow your own, or buy organic locally. There are choices, and we each can make them everyday. If you want to live under a mountain of debt, go ahead. Or, per Dave Ramsey you can work to be free of debt.

    These are all choices we have, courtesy of those who came before us. Now, with that said, I sure would be happier if we started getting rid of some of these things that we have done over the past 11 years…the Iraq War, the Patriot Act, Homeland Security, the repeal of Glass-Stegall, TARP, Sarbanes-Oxley, torture and several others. Fear does terrible things to men. Fear and cold blooded ideology together is quite toxic.

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/purifying-our-political-culture/

  • Balin

    Choosing between tyrants is a victory for tyranny.
    Choosing the lesser of two evils is a victory for evil.
    Happy Voting.


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