An exchange I had with a friend brought something to mind.
We were discussing Organized Religion’s drive to be the Voice of The People.
Our conversation reinforced my belief that Organized Religion has a tendency, a desire, to be Government.
What I mean by this is The Church is not Fighting For your Voice… They are Fighting to BE your Voice.
This is synonymous with Statist governing Theory and it’s Demand to BE your voice.
Statists expect to be your Agent… in other words, they require the power to make decisions on your behalf, without your knowledge, that you will be liable for.
But it seems what We really want are spokespeople, or rather representatives, who speak Our Mind and execute Our Desires. These two concepts are not the same. While having the ability to override our demands… our Representatives would only do so in the very rarest of moments. And when, if ever, this happens we demand an Explanation as they Work for us and have put us in a position we did not ask to be in. In turn, They will stand tall to be judged while delivering that which we demand.
Clearly. This is not what we experience now.
I’ve long-held that Marx found compatriots within Europe exactly because his ideas would save the rapidly disenfranchised Aristocracy and Landed Gentry from complete irrelevance. It’s Telling that Engels, Marx’ Patron, was born of wealth. It’s also illustrative that many of the wealthy throughout Europe flocked to his ideas… as do much of America’s wealthy do today.
What becomes evident is it’s never been about Social Justice or whatever undefinable platitude you choose. It’s always been about the Rich retaining their position within Society. It’s always been about Class Permanence. And in this regard everywhere Democratic Socialism has been tried it has indeed worked.
I marvel at the Machiavellian Brilliance found in Marx’ ideas in terms of having the Masses support the same Class Stasis they were trying to dismantle.
And without fail… the Masses have succeeded, enthusiastically. And the Irony is they still don’t understand what’s happened.
But back to the point,
This is the difference between Protecting, and Fighting for, the Individual above all else vs. Protecting, and Fighting for, The Group.
When you ‘fight for the group’ you open yourself up to manipulation by Rich Socialists who have become Professional Manipulators. This is what the term Useful Idiot means. When you listen to Rich Liberals tell you how you must change your life and also vote for them again and again, right now, to save the planet, your neighborhood, your family, your vagina, whatever it is you value most… except, of course, your Freedom from Government… and you agree with him without ever asking why he refuses to give up his, you become Useful in the worst way. It is when you Give Them your Voice that you become a Slave. And that’s what they want.
It’s easy to comprehend.
Those seeking to protect the Group wish to secure their power as The Voice and remain in that office Forever while providing Their Family, and Their Friends, with the influence and largess the office affords. (Their Friends and Family would expect it… less they would accuse that powerful person of not caring about them. And of course we want to be liked, loved and grow the power and influence we already have. All of us want ‘the best’ for those closest to us. How could you possibly deny Your Child access to medical care that has been structurally denied everyone else if you had the power to do so? Or, how could you not make sure your Son or Daughter gets that job, even though there are better applicants, when you have the power to ‘make it happen’? You know this to be true, and it will always be the fatal flaw in every incarnation of Socialism. Self-Interest from within… and without. So why do we continue to entertain repeating Marx’ horrid experiment? But I digress…)
Those seeking to protect the Individual seek nothing else. They do not seek to secure their position to ‘spread the wealth around’ so long as it’s other people’s wealth. They do not seek to expand their power over others ‘to get things done’. They do not seek the office of Representative in order to direct favors to their family and friends.
The latter terrify those now in power exactly because they threaten the legalized theft from the Masses, as well as jeopardizing the very Scheme embraced by Marx’ patrons 100 yeas ago. The Established System which keeps them in control would be at risk.
Those who seek to protect the Individual understand that the power of Government must be returned to what the Founders intended, which necessitates a Massive reduction. This reduction would cut the leg’s out from underneath those Liberals, Republican and Democrat, that built their entire Empires on such Power.
Once you recognize this it becomes easier to understand what’s going on in our Country today.
September 26th, 2014 at 10:09 pm
In support of your contention, I’d point to the fact that we have become Regulation Nation, regulating and bureaucratizing the poor and middle class out of all possibility of advancing from their current state.
In so doing, we did the bidding of the Democrats to “help” them. Yeah. Help them remain poor — and automatically voting Democrat — forever.
Who are the only ones benefiting from the destruction of class and financial mobility? Why, the already rich, of course! Socialism is, as you said, the way to keep the rich rich and the poor poor… all while the poor have no idea what happened to them.