(First published in November 2009)
Racing Toward Revolution?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
There is a strong undercurrent of anger just beneath the surface of American society these days. It is a "teeth-grinding" anger. It is hot and wrathful while, at the same time, cold and calculating. In short -- it is in a state of "becoming". Becoming what? It is becoming, I am very afraid, a spirit of revolution.
To anyone looking objectively at the USA today, it is clear -- this country cannot survive as she is today. That is the reality.
The population is very nearly equally divided on practically everything. We are constantly at each other's throats. We are fast becoming a bitter, unhappy, people. The famous American optimism is gone.
What happened? Socialism happened.
Socialism is a terminal disease to any country unfortunate enough to contract it. The FDR Administration first exposed America to the disease of socialism. With The Obama Regime America has advanced to stage four, or terminal, condition. In short: America is dying.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines socialism as:
1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2 a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property . b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3 : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.
Winston Churchill once said: "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
Now that America's government has chosen socialism it has separated itself from "The People." It is no longer representative of the wants and desires and, yes, even the needs of those it governs. Many Americans are aware of this widening gulf, which has developed in the past two years, or so, between the American people and their government. It is a gulf they feel cannot be bridged -- ever -- again.
Until the congressional elections of 2006 the American people had a connection, tenuous though it was, to their government. After the election, and the socialist tendencies of the new congress became apparent, many Americans recoiled in horror at what they and their fellow Americans had created. But the dye was cast. The Rubicon had been crossed. America had stepped over the demarcation line that defines where democracy stops and socialism begins.
With the election of Obama, in 2008, America took a giant leap into socialism and, in doing so, in my opinion, sealed her fate. The representative republic of America doomed herself. We are just beginning to feel the effects of the death throws of the greatest nation ever to have graced this globe.
The near collapse of the American economy did not "just happen." I am convinced our near economic collapse was planned and the near crash was executed according to that plan. America had to be broken to prepare the way for the socialism the Obama Regime was bringing into the American government. It worked -- and, as a result, America is infected and rotting at her core and death is imminent.
What of the Revolution? It will not be likened to the revolution, which bought us our freedom. THIS revolution will be different for Americans.
Americans, of the conservative persuasion, have begun to coalesce around an idea that one of two things must happen. America must be healed by a complete take-over of the dying government by conservatives or, Americans must agree to split the states into two separate countries -- one conservative and the other socialist. To remain as a single country means the death of all 50 states. That is not acceptable. Conservatives agree that you amputate that portion of the body with national gangrene... socialism... in order to save that portion of the country that is healthy.
It is my contention that the break-up of America will follow, to some degree, the break-up of the 1860's. The southern tier of states will, for the most part, remain as a single entity. -- with the notable exception of Louisiana. Louisiana has become so used to being a ward of the federal government they are unable to fend for themselves. Should the southern states accept her into their "country" she will, most likely, be broken up and the several parts given to the states that now surround her. No single state can afford to be the solitary "care-giver" for Louisiana. Some states, such as Texas, may decide to become a Republic, or in Texas' case simply revert back to being a republic, a country unto herself.
The states on the left coast and the states on the northeastern coast will, of course, be the die-hard socialist states and will have to figure out their own survival. As their money dries up, the northeastern states may well apply to Canada for acceptance into the Canada. The states on the western coast will probably do the same, but, I expect they will apply to China to sponsor them as client states.
What about all those states in the middle of the former USA. My guess would be lots of small republics will be formed through-out what was the heartland.
Of course, I am guessing about the alignment of states after the collapse of America. But think for just a moment. A goodly number of conservative writers are speculating about the same thing. SOMETHING is about to happen. To think that America can survive in her current state of apathy and ignorance is to chase after an ethereal dream.
Just a few questions remain. Are we being set up for "Global Governance" -- for a "One World Government?" Was America's death premeditated? Was it murder? I am convinced there is a one word answer to all those questions... YES! For those who would rule the earth and all upon it, America was an obstacle. That obstacle will soon be gone. What then?
J. D. Longstreet