May 22, 2013
“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” —Charles de Montesquieu, French Political Thinker, 1689 – 1755)
For the most part, we try to keep our focus on the plight of rural America, but the disease that eats away at rural America has also infected every other part of America. What has infected every other part of America is the puss of tyrannical socialism and the scourge of radical environmentalism.
So why are you acting so surprised and shocked at the scandals that permeate the culture in America's government, at every level, but more particularly at the federal level? After all, government scandals aren’t new. But then what did you expect after 100 plus years of Progressive indoctrination that has infected every one of America's institutions with the fetid disease of socialism, a disease that always kills the political body it inhabits. Almost every politician, bureaucrat, or government employee living today is the product of this indoctrination. Virtually every kid that went to school in our public propaganda system for the last 70 years has received a large dose of collectivism, multi-culturalism, socialism, social justice, radical environmentalism, political correctness, the unimportance of American freedom and sovereignty, a social bill of rights and the virtues of being a good world citizen.
The foundation of America, as manifested in self-reliance, independence, personal responsibility and individual freedom, has been bred out of the last three to four generations and those kids and adults now occupy places in business and in government, or are a bunch of derelicts in the "Occupy Wall Street" unruly scum.
Government agencies, created solely for the purpose to aggressively promote social issues, have exploded across the political landscape for the last 80 years and so has the cost to "feed" this insatiable beast. As the beast grew, it sucked up the dollars needed to fund the rest of government. It sucks trillions of dollars out of the economy, dollars that are needed to make the economy and jobs grow. Oh, you say you don't have a job! Tough! Blame those that took your job away ..... the Progressives that are deeply embedded at every level of government and the pervasive mindset in millions of Americans that carry the disease!
Who is running the government anyway? It is the same people that were indoctrinated and brainwashed in our public school and college education systems, all the while learning the values of social justice and radical environmentalism that were spawned in the United Nations. Who is drafting the legislation and the bureaucratic rules that gush out of government like the water racing through a broken dam? Who decided in the IRS that it was OK to target conservative groups? Perhaps it is because many Progressives believe that Conservatism is the cure for the disease known as Progressivitus nincompoopus and Progressives don’t want to be cured? It very well could have been a Progressive brainwashed low-level IRS employee who thought he or she would exercise the might and power of the great government over the people, especially those people with whom he or she doesn't agree. Of course, it is just a coincidence that all this power was being exercised over non-Progressive groups just before a presidential election. Naw! It couldn't be that they wanted to influence the outcome of the election now ..... could it?
Who at the U. S. Department of Justice, over which the Attorney General Eric Holder doesn't know what is going on, (i.e. Fast and Furious) decided to unconstitutionally exercise the extreme power of government by issuing subpoena's for over 20 telephone lines at the Associated Press, along with a whole bunch of e-mail accounts. They did it IN THE INTEREST OF NATIONAL SECURITY, or so they say? Of course, there was no political component in their action. They are honest and true blue ..... aren't they? Now, it could have been a low level ideologue at the Department of Justice, but it's a safe bet that it was someone much higher, and probably the Deputy Attorney General. But little old Eric's hands are clean. He didn't do it ..... or did he?
To believe that the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11, 2012, that murdered our Ambassador and three other Americans, was covered up by Obama or his administration for poltical reasons just before the election, is obviously a right wing and a racist plot to demonize the president, put him on the defensive and stop him from realizing his "noble" Progressive socialist agenda. What other reason could there be? We all know the he is as pure as the driven snow and smart as a fox ..... isn't he? Certainly the facts that have come out about the Benghazi "affair" by testimony at congressional hearings must be wrong, or doctored by the Republicans whose eyes gleam with self-righteous indignation and the chance to "get" the President, or better yet, Hillary.
The Progressives are now in full damage control mode and the press is their willing accomplice. Did you happen to see Meet the Press last Sunday? There were easy questions for the liberal and hard questions for the conservative. Naw! There is no liberal bias in the news media ….. is there?
In our last article we chronicled the billions in illegal payoffs to minority farmers for alleged racial discrimination at the U. S. Department of Agriculture where racial discrimination was minimal at best. We also briefly mentioned the payoff to illegal aliens in billions of your tax dollars for kids that don't live in America. The IRS knows it is going on and sanctions it. After all, it fits the Progressive agenda to buy more future votes from illegal aliens when they get amnesty.
These are just two government programs that illegally waste billions upon billions of our tax dollars. Does anyone's head roll? Does anyone get fired? Does anyone go to jail? Hell no! They just get promoted because government is infected with the puss of tyrannical socialism and that puss oozes out of the fetid cesspool that we call government. That puss eats away at our freedom like an acid eats metal, but those in power that secrete the acid, are immune to its affects.
How many more of these programs are there? Hundreds, if not thousands, at all levels of government and productive Americans are footing the bill.
This begs the question, how do you drain the puss out of a body that is so diseased? Is there a vaccine that will cure it? How do you purge the puss of Progressivism out of every American institution and out of the mindset of a large percentage of the American population, a population that is now determining the suicide direction that America is headed?
The only reason that Progressivism has worked so well in America is that it exploits human weakness and government is the exploiter in chief ..... for votes. If America fails and it is on life support now, the weakness of the majority of the American people will be directly responsible for its demise. A strong country becomes strong on the wings of adversity. A weak country dies when the government clips those wings and induces the people with promises of "free stuff" to become dependent on government.
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If America is to be saved from its self it will only be by the Herculean and courageous efforts of those Americans who have not been infected with the killer disease of Progressivism. But they had better come up with a cure pretty damn quick because time is not on their side and Gangrene is beginning to take hold in America's limbs. Millions of free Americans had better get in the trenches or watch their country be consumed by the flames of national collapse, where freedom and liberty are destroyed in the deep canyons of misery, the place where pure evil resides.
© 2013 Ron Ewart - All Rights Reserved
Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property issues and author of his weekly column, "In Defense of Rural America", is the President of the National Association of Rural Landowners, (NARLO) a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State and dedicated to restoring, maintaining and defending property rights for urban and rural landowners. Mr. Ewart can be reached by e-mail for comment at email@example.com, or by 'phone at 1 800 682-7848.