May take a week, and it may take longer.
They got the guns, but we got the numbers.
Gonna win yeah, we're taking over.
Come on! ~ The Doors, Five to One
One of the most enduring and frightening similarities between crumbling nations is an overwhelming belief amongst the people that they have somehow “advanced” beyond the need for concern.
Some of these events have produced surprising strides of understanding and political progress, as prevailed after the American Revolution.Others led to dark and mindless collectivist nightmares that fog men’s eyes and hearts, as that which occurred after the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.
Individual liberty in the West, and collective safety and sacrifice in the East.In America, the uprising was led by common men and the target was clear.
The question of “if” in terms of citizen dissent and the inevitable lashing response of government is no longer asked. Now, the question of “when” has risen to the surface.
Similar developments in our times should not be taken lightly…
Conscience is NOT man-made, but an inborn process that human beings draw from unconsciously, and which true honor, compassion, and sincerity are derived.Conscience is an intuitive product, not intellectual.
Cultures which widely abandon the guidelines of conscience always find themselves subject to collapse, whether economic or political.Without the ability to feel empathy for the victims of one’s actions, any disaster becomes possible.
Ideas must be allowed to stand on their own merit and not be victimized by the biases of an elite minority, or, in some instances, an ignorant majority.
Suppression of discussion, whether by force or by stealth, leads to an inability of the people to form a true identity.
Distraction comes in many forms, from vapid entertainment, to disinformation, to war and economic uncertainty.
You will find that in nearly every collapse of modern times, the citizenry found themselves surprised and shell shocked despite numerous and easily identifiable warnings.You will also find that the stunned populace was usually obsessed with any existing method to avoid involvement in the workings of the system in which they lived.They were caught off guard because, in the end, they were more comfortable not knowing the details.Comfort at the price of vigilance ends in devastation.
At its best, law shields us from our own follies, which may include the allowed ascension of poor leadership.At its worst, law is no longer used as a tool for protecting the public from error and malice, and is instead used as a tool for enslavement.
When a culture elevates and worships law over the contents of their own consciences, the abuse of law for the sake of control is imminent.
When law becomes infallible, fallible government becomes god, and no nation will ever be able to sustain such a delusion of grandeur for very long without reaping catastrophe.
1. When a controlling entity seeks to acquire or maintain power after fear and disinformation have failed;2. And when a rebellious public seeks to undo the wrongs done and reason has gone ignored.
A nation run by dishonest men is already a supreme candidate for extreme collapse, but when despots turn to violent policies to silence dissent, you can be sure that conflict is soon to follow.
A standing army upon the soil of a country, regardless of supposed rationale, is a recipe for a breakdown that goes far beyond the more manageable effects of financial distress and into the realm of lasting and vicious war.
All the while, the true culprits (who are normally not a part of either side) sit back, relax, and turn the public in on itself.
A frantic nation is an easily manipulated nation. Divided and fragile, such systems degrade while the source of the problem remains hidden.
No matter what the state of a nation and its people, the will to move forward and to act for the betterment of the future can and does change everything.The blackest days of dread and ill omen are no match for man’s ability to endure when he holds the truth dear.No obstacle is insurmountable.No enemy unbeatable.But, when that will is lost, so too is everything else.
Currently, citizens are turning in greater and greater numbers to activism and protest, but the focus has moved away from the elites (central bankers and globalists) who deserve the largest portion of the public’s ire.
We have allowed deflections to go unchecked for too long, and the unwillingness of arbitrarily delineated sides (false Left and false Right) to reconcile, at least until the larger threat is removed is setting our culture in motion into the depths of a nightmare we are not ready to handle.