FROM “IN DEFENSE OF RURAL AMERICA”
by Ron Ewart, ©2018, President, NARLO
“The only safeguard to protect the American people from government’s control over the money and the guns is the U.S. Constitution. The only protection the Constitution has from government corruption or perversion, is the people demanding that the government adhere to the principles of the constitution or face the consequences of armed revolution.” — Ron Ewart
The Paris riots are and were as predictable as sex producing babies and Paris today is only a precursor to what can happen in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, or Seattle tomorrow if we allow Zealots and Lunatics to run America into the ground for political agendas that fly in the face of individual freedom and liberty. Trillions for climate change is one of those lunatic fringe agendas that has nothing to do with climate and everything to do with the elite’s control of the world’s masses and wealth redistribution from developed countries to undeveloped countries where the world’s elite controls the flow of the money.
Somehow we avoid the “truth” that if you squeeze a tomato hard enough, eventually it will ooze out between your fingers. Paris is oozing right now because of the strangling power of the moneylenders and the zealots and lunatics in government and radical fringe organizations! And let’s not forget that Parisians don’t have the right to bear arms. Americans do!
America’s thirteen colonies had devised a medium of exchange which they called “script.” They printed only enough of the script to keep commerce and the exchange of goods and services within the colonies in balance. When King George and the Bank of England heard of this, they quickly passed legislation in the House of Commons to require that all taxes to the Crown would be paid in gold and silver. Then in further retaliation the British government increased the taxes on the colonies in the form of the Stamp Act and taxes on tea. This act by the British quickly depleted the gold and silver of the colonies and led to a virtual depression. The only outcome of this was to force the colonials between a rock and a hard place, leading them to revolt against the King. In response to the revolt of the New World colonials, the King sent in the troops and the guns, and a revolution was born. If you don’t think that history will repeat itself, you will find that the artificial bubble you are living in is a mirage.
Since the dawn of human civilization, the masses have been and still are in a constant struggle against the ever-increasing power of centralized government. Whether it be kings, despots, dictators, or even democracies, centralized power grows and grows, like a black hole sucking up everything in its vicinity, until that power envelops and consumes all those who would attempt to break it up or destroy it. Even though the Founding Fathers went to great pains to inhibit the rise of the federal government by limiting its powers in the U.S. Constitution, every succeeding executive, legislative and judicial branch of government since George Washington has wriggled and finagled around its constitutional restraints into ever-increasing political power. The jaws of absolute power are open wide and lie there in our not-too-distant future if the people don’t take it upon themselves to break up that centralized power and restore it to the states and to the people, as it was intended by those who gave birth to freedom over two centuries ago, at great sacrifice.
Throughout history, when centralized power is broken up or destroyed, it usually comes from the people violently rising up, en masse, and restoring political power in the people and dividing all such power into smaller jurisdictions. This was one of the core principles of the U.S. Constitution. It was the states that created the federal government, not the other way around. It is the states and the people that are supposed to have the supreme power under our Constitutional Republic, not the federal government.
Everything we see happening today in our own country and around the world mirrors the prophecies of Ayn Rand in her novels and other writings. Her whole premise was based on the sanctity of the individual wherein she wrote, “The smallest minority is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” The whole concept of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution was built on the principle of unalienable individual rights, a gift from nature or God. Today, the Progressive ideology is, political power must be held by the collective (in other words, the mob), not the individual.
Well over 30 years ago, Ms. Rand wrote: “We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.” If you will look in the mirror and be true to yourself, you will have no choice but to acknowledge that we exist in this dark period today. Everything else you hear about America from the normal sources is propaganda and an illusion. The stark reality is, you are a government debt slave. You just don’t know it yet.
People wondered, how could Ayn Rand have foreseen all this? Was she a prophet? No, she answered. She had simply identified the basic cause of why the country was bouncing from one crisis to another. The collusion between government and special-interest groups started taking America down a path that will eventually spell her demise, all based on the lust for power and money. The cliff she approaches draws ever closer.
In Rand’s Atlas Shrugged she wrote:
“You have cried that man’s sins are destroying the world and you have cursed human nature for its unwillingness to practice the virtues you demanded. Since virtue, to you, consists of sacrifice, you have demanded more sacrifices at every successive disaster.” (Sacrifice equals taxes and regulations)
“You have sacrificed justice to mercy. (irrational compassion) You have sacrificed reason to faith. You have sacrificed wealth to need. (Karl Marx) You have sacrificed self-esteem to self-denial. (Obama’s apology tour) You have sacrificed happiness to duty. The result? Why do you shrink in horror from the sight of the world around you? That world is not the product of your sins. It is the product and the image of your virtues. It is your moral ideal brought into reality.”
The “moral ideal” that Ayn Rand describes is manifested in the multiple insanities of:
- “Let ‘Em All In” open borders
- Sanctuary cities
- Negligently inefficient government-run health care and other social programs
- Unsustainable welfare
- Irrational compassion implemented for the sole purpose of gaining votes
- Political correctness run amok
- Institutional socialist brainwashing of the next generation
- Repealing constitutional property rights, replaced by radical environmentalism
- The systematic destruction of the Constitution
- The politicalization of top federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies (i.e. DOJ, FBI, CIA, NSA, etc.)
- The rise of violent anarchist organizations like Black Lives Matter and Antifa
- War zone cities like Chicago, Baltimore and Saint Louis, etc.
- Degradation of human decency standards and increasing decadent lifestyles (drugs and alcohol)
- Way too lenient sentencing guide lines for sexual predators
- Common sense and logic thrown under the bus
- Hijacking science for political agendas, like climate change
- Attempts by the left to repeal the electoral college
- Local, state and federal taxes that approach if not exceed usury and slavery by taxation
- An un-payable national debt
- The illegal and unconstitutional practice of buying votes with taxpayer money
- Gays and trans-genders in military combat units
- Appeasement of our friends and enemies, reversed by Trump
- Wars that are never won
- Unaccountable bureaucracies that pass unconstitutional “rules” to destroy personal freedom and property rights
We could name many more of the false “moral ideals” Ayn Rand describes that have brought us to today’s reality where riots and burning cities will become the norm, not the exception.
Sadly, rather than bringing control out of political chaos, the people will wait until their cities are burning and the only alternative left for the righteous to gain the high ground will be civil war or revolution. The people will watch as our international borders evaporate and are overrun. National sovereignty will melt in the crucibles of one-world-order. The people will sigh when we finally run out of other people’s money to pay for a society that has grown weak, lazy, apathetic and decadent. They will moan and groan when their government declares martial law and implements a police state. Then they will say, after the bullets fly, the bombs go off and the FEMA camps fill up, “Well, what could we have done to prevent it anyway?” What indeed! That’s what the German people said twice in the Twentieth Century and 70,000,000 to 100,000,000 had to die because the people failed to rein in the insane ambitions of their government leaders and special-interest groups.
So it begs the question of why we, or anyone else for that matter, should write articles forewarning their readers what the future holds, when, in the end, history tells us that the people, who live in a constant state of fear, aren’t going to do anything about it anyway, that is, until they have to “fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves?” (Winston Churchill)
In conclusion, Ayn Rand wrote:
“Man is free to evade reality, he is free to un-focus his mind and stumble blindly down any road he pleases, but he is not free to avoid the abyss he refuses to see.”
Ladies and gentlemen, the Paris riots have shown us a glimpse of the abyss we approach in a world controlled by a massive government apparatus bent on absolute power, the money-brokers determined to make the people debt slaves and radical special-interest groups who force their ideology down our collective throats using government and law as the lever. But if we are too blind to see it, we are doomed to the hell that awaits us there at the bottom of the abyss, where individual freedom and liberty do not exist and where war becomes the only viable alternative to escape the horrors of abject slavery.
Ron Ewart is a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property rights issues and author of his weekly column, “In Defense of Rural America.” Ron is the president of the National Association of Rural Landowners (NARLO) (www.narlo.org), a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State, acting as an advocate and consultant for urban and rural landowners. An affiliated NARLO website is “Only The Righteous Hear The Truth” (http://www.otrht.com). Ron can be reac