Little dictators: From the beginning of civilization, we have had men, who thought they were smarter, more clever, and had more insight than others on what the masses needed, including the masses themselves, both as a mass and as individuals. These same elite, and their fanatical followers, tried to force their dictates on those same masses. These elite were much more concerned though, with the control of the people that they were supposedly helping. They planned, how they could manipulate or dictate to the people through subterfuge and coercion, to gain power and control for themselves. They say, they do it all in the name of good intentions and compassion. We are faced with this today, when the journalistic, academic, business, and political elite in this country, have tried, and succeeded to a certain extent.
As I have been reading Reagan’s, and the Founding Fathers speeches and writings, it strikes me that we are fighting the same ideas, the same failed policies that he, and they also fought against. Policies and ideas that at this time in history, as no other, we can see around the world what these same ideas and policies have done. You look at France, Greece, Britain, the old USSR, North Vietnam, any of the countries that put communist or socialistic ideas and policies into practice, depending on how far they went down those dark paths, corresponds to the amount of suffering the people have endured, and are going through. Isn’t it something that it’s the people, i.e. the Masses, who always suffer while those same elites, you know “The smartest people in the room” are the only ones who prosper, all in the name of good intentions and compassion.
They’ll tell you, the ideas are good, it’s just the implementation of them, or the people in charge didn’t do it right. They didn’t go far enough or they became corrupt. I say they were corrupt to begin with. How many times, in how many ways, in how many different places, and, by how many different people, have to try these ideas and policies, AND fail, before the supposed smartest among us, (and those among us, who believe them) can figure out what all us simpletons can so easily see, and figure out? It’s more plain today, than at anytime in history, how these programs fail, it’s as plain as the nose on your face, to those with any amount of God given common sense. As I read these speeches and writings, I am struck by how this fight is never going to be over, how we must be forever vigilant and never forget….Power corrupts, and absolute power, corrupts absolutely. This is the beginning of a series of studies I am going to write about.
P.S. For those who look at China as an ideal nation like Barack Obama does….Do not forget to begin being prosperous, as they have been the last number of years, it took the USA helping them, and them implementing capitalistic policies to gain what they have. Considering the lack of freedom there, they are also doomed to eventual failure, just as the old Soviet Union went down on the ash heap of history.