Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Revolution is almost here

Revolutions, by their nature, are unmanageable. They almost never end exactly the way the instigators expect; but they do profoundly change the nature of society, for better or for worse. Those who believe that a revolution cannot happen here should take heed to news reports in front of us, including these articles and videos collected by Benja Sariwatta of the Ohio Freedom Alliance.

Those who do not prepare for revolution will find themselves run over by it.

1 comment:

PhreedomPhan said...

by Garet Garrett


There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of Depression, singing songs to freedom.

There are those who have never ceased to say very earnestly, "Something is going to happen to the American form of government if we don't watch out." These were the innocent disarmers. Their trust was in words. They had forgotten their Aristotle. More than 2,000 years ago he wrote of what can happen within the form, when "one thing takes the place of another, so that the ancient laws will remain, while the power will be in the hands of those who have brought about revolution in the state."

Worse outwitted were those who kept trying to make sense of the New Deal from the point of view of all that was implicit in the American scheme, charging it therefore with contradiction, fallacy, economic ignorance, and general incompetence to govern.

But it could not be so embarrassed and all that line was wasted, because, in the first place, it never intended to make that kind of sense, and secondly, it took off from nothing that was implicit in the American scheme. It took off from a revolutionary base. The design was European. Regarded from the point of view of revolutionary technic it made perfect sense. Its meaning was revolutionary and it had no other. For what it meant to do it was from the beginning consistent in principle, resourceful, intelligent, masterly in workmanship, and it made not one mistake.

The test came in the first one hundred days.

No matter how carefully a revolution may have been planned there is bound to be a crucial time. That comes when the actual seizure of power is taking place. In this case certain steps were necessary. They were difficult and daring steps. But more than that, they had to be taken in a certain sequence, with forethought and precision of timing. One out of place might have been fatal. What happened was that one followed another in exactly the right order, not one out of time or out of place.

Having passed this crisis, the New Deal went on from one problem to another, taking them in the proper order, according to revolutionary technic; and if the handling of one was inconsistent with the handling of another, even to the point of nullity, that was blunder in reverse. The effect was to keep people excited about one thing at a time, and divided, while steadily through all the uproar of outrage and confusion a certain end, held constantly in view, was pursued by main intention.

The end held constantly in view was power.

In a revolutionary situation mistakes and failures are not what they seem. They are scaffolding. Error is not repealed. It is compounded by a longer law, by more decrees and regulations, by further extensions of the administrative hand. As deLawd said in The Green Pastures, that when you have passed a miracle you have to pass another one to take care of it, so it was with the New Deal. Every miracle it passed, whether it went right or wrong, had one result. Executive power over the social and economic life of the nation was increased. Draw a curve to represent the rise of executive power and look there for the mistakes. You will not find them. The curve is consistent.


As Garrett observed, the revolution is behind us and we let it pass with little more than some meaningless protest. What we have to hope for is a counter-revolution to undo the damage of the revolution.

But those who brought about the revolution and have sustained it to this day are no fools. They have anticipated such a reaction and have prepared with the creation of the police state which they claim is to "protect" us. Make no mistake. It's there to crush us and will if we can't get enough people to see what is happening to them.

Jefferson called those who resist tyranny patriots. The controlled media calls us kooks, crackpots, extremists, and maybe terrorists. We have to overcome that in the eyes of our fellow citizens and make them realize that what is being done to them is by careful plan.