IS “GOVERNMENT” THE REAL EVIL?
by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman
To say I have been heavily involved in the movement for Constitutional government, Liberty, and Freedom for the better part of three decades would pretty well cover the subject of this rant.
A very wise man once defined Freedom as “a mind free of conflict.” Perhaps this would explain a great many of the folks who while claiming to be “conservatives” find themselves in constant disagreement with those who support our Constitution and Bill of Rights, as ratified–in its entirety–not just the parts that happen to be popular at the moment. This was well illustrated with those on the political right who became most vocal in support for the Second Amendment but seem to forget there are nine other amendments that are equally important.
A prime example of the mind in conflict paradigm are those on the political right who speak and write frequently of the principles of Nullification, yet stand proudly and recite the Pledge of Allegiance; a catchy little incantation written by a defrocked, socialist minister who composed the pledge in part to support the anti-nullification theories embraced by Abraham Lincoln, Karl Marx, and Adolf Hitler. “One nation…indivisible” is totally contradictory to the intent of our founders as the theory of a national government was repeatedly voted down in favor of a Constitutional Republic at the Convention of 1787. As can be readily seen, the pledge is itself in conflict for it mentions both a Republic and an indivisible Nation, political ideals which are diametrically opposed; one embracing nullification and the other denying it.
Interestingly, the phrase “under God” was added during the McCarthy communism scare era in 1954, but somehow the fact the author of the original pledge was himself an avowed socialist seemed to have escaped historical examination.
Pledging allegiance to a symbol, as opposed to a founding creed or Declaration is also characteristic of a nationalist form of government; the huge displays of German flags containing a Swastika during Hitler’s reign are certainly representative of this type of nationalistic worship and devotion.
This is why Hitler referred favorably to the policies of Abraham Lincoln in his seminal work, Mein Kampf. Both tyrants were violent opponents of Nullification and States’ Rights. Consequently, both were also willing to kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people in order to accomplish their political goals.
The Left Liberal in America, who most often finds political refuge and consolation in the Democratic Party, readily embraces a theory of mind in conflict when they expound that government should have as its goal the extension of welfare, education and morality throughout our country. As stated in our Declaration of Independence, government was “instituted among men” to secure their rights, not to provide social justice; something that does not exist in nature. Here we find the bottom line to our overwhelming debt; no amount of money can purchase that which does not exist, but Left Liberals will never be convinced of this axiom because they feel much more than they think.
So-called Right Conservatives have fallen prey to the exact freedom-killing dynamic; emotion over intellect when confronted with the villain du jour paradigm which has been in vogue in the Republican Party for several decades. The government provides the necessary villain; Manuel Noriega, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, al-Assad, Putin, al Qaeda, al Nusra, ISIS or Muslims in general to elicit the correct fear response. When activated, this fear-driven reaction leads to rampant Nationalistic flag-waving fervor and a willingness to send unlimited sons and daughters, along with all the money that can be printed or borrowed in order to secure something else that does not exist in nature: security.
Forgotten in the rush of emotions are all historical facts and cause-and-effect doctrines. There is a government-inspired boogeyman under my bed–somebody please do something! The government which has created this problem then offers the solution, and of course, they are the only entity that can, in theory, accomplish the required goals. This solution will require copious amounts of taxpayer dollars and sons, fathers, brothers, sisters, mothers, and daughters in uniform, a good portion who, if they return, will never be the same, especially mentally. Wave that flag, Elmer!!!!
The above is a perfect example of the Socialist Hegelian Dialectic in practice.
My final example of the mind in conflict for this rant will center on the government who sends its children off to war and cares not if they are left behind in the hands of the enemy they went to fight.
There is irrefutable evidence; evidence in our National Archives and other government facilities which proves our government not only left tens of thousands of our military personnel in the hands of their enemies and created huge bureaucratic mazes to obscure the fact our government was complicit in leaving them there, but also by telling family members and this country’s citizens they were no longer alive.
- Hundreds from WWI, in the hands of the Russians
- At least 22,000 in the hands of the Russians after WWII who were “liberated” from the German POW camps and taken by troop trains to Siberia and other locations. FDR and General Eisenhower knew they were taken and did nothing so as to not upset our Russian allies. General Patton may have been killed for his knowledge of this fact, that and the powers that be had prolonged the war for a year or more in order to allow the Russian agents who had subverted FDR’s administration to secure most of Europe. Regardless of how one looks at it, the real winners in WWII were the Soviets. If you doubt that compare the land area and governments they controlled before the war with what they controlled after. For those who poo-poo such thoughts, a few hours spent with the book, Stalin’s Secret Agents: The subversion of Roosevelt’s government, should give you pause. Not only was the U.S. government penetrated at the highest level by these enemy agents but this organized Communist network also apparently controlled key positions in the U.S. opinion-molding business. (read the news media)
3. Over 8,000 left in the hands of the Communist Chinese and Russians at the end of the Korean War. So, Eisenhower’s name appears again in this issue; this time as president. From CNN, Sept. 1996: “The public didn’t know about those left behind, but it is clear that Eisenhower did. Five months after the war, in a document dated December 22, 1953, Army Secretary Robert Stevens met with President Eisenhower and told him the Defense Department had the names of 610 Army people and over 300 Air Force prisoners still held by the North Koreans. A number of people confirmed the reports, citing their own experiences. Retired Colonel Phillip Corso, a former intelligence aide to Eisenhower, watched the exchange of prisoners at Panmunjon, and talked with some of those who came back. “Our own boys told me there were sick and wounded American boys not 10 miles from the camp, and they were not exchanged,” he said.”
4. Those left behind in the hands of the Communists after Vietnam (North Vietnamese, Chinese, Pathet Lao, and Russians.) As explained by Col Millard Peck, who ran the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) POW/MIA office in 1989-1991, “The issue is being manipulated by unscrupulous people in the Government, or associated with the Government . [they] have maintained their distance and remained hidden in the shadows. this issue is being manipulated and controlled at a higher level, not with the goal of resolving it, but more to obfuscate the question of live prisoners and give the illusion of progress through hyperactivity. From what I have witnessed, it appears that any soldier left in Vietnam, even inadvertently, was, in fact, abandoned years ago, and that the farce that is being played is no more than political legerdemain done with “smoke and mirrors”, to stall the issue until it dies a natural death.” And from former POW, Captain Eugene “Red” McDaniel, “I was prepared to fight, to be wounded, to be captured, and even prepared to die, but I was not prepared to be abandoned.”
For the better part of three decades I have been called a conspiracy nut in need of a tin-foil hat and a lot of other things that could not be mentioned in polite company. But, being a hard-headed Rebel by birth, I just keep on keeping on.
I will leave you as we rapidly approach Veteran’s Day 2016 with a simple question: What about a government that would leave its fighting men behind in the hands of our enemies to be tortured and/or killed, then lie to cover it up for almost a century would lead anyone to believe this same government would not be complicit and cover up their involvement in blowing up buildings; shooting children and adults in schools and theaters and planting bombs at sporting events in pursuit of their socialist agenda?
IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY