WTH America?

Alexander Tyler once wrote:

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a

permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until 

the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from 

the public treasury. 

From that moment on, the majority always votes for 

the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, 

with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose 

fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."

"The average age of the worlds greatest civilizations from the beginning 

of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these 

nations always progressed through the following sequence:

 

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;

2. From spiritual faith to great courage;

3. From courage to liberty;

4. From liberty to abundance;

5. From abundance to complacency;

6. From complacency to apathy;

7. From apathy to dependence;

8. From dependence back into bondage "

 

Things nowadays in the US seem to indicate we're between #5 & #6 sequences (or maybe more 6 with the pedal to the metal towards #7).

Obviously this has been going on for some time now, some may want to blame one person or party for the decline, but truthfully, IMO, it is us, we the people, who are ultimately responsible.

Just look how our politicians play.... and how we the people continually put up with it.

Look at the disgraceful media and how they make the news or halfass report it... and we the people put up with it.

Or of our laughable education system that has eroded in the last few decades... and how we the people have stood by and let it happen.

Our infastructure is one or two natural disasters or terrorist attacks from a blackout, or worse. Yet we the people never consider it.

How the vocal minority more and more rule the roost while the silent majority.. well, remain silent and seemingly apathetic. If it does not beat down their front door, if it does not affect their immediate line of sight or affect their wallet, they really couldn't care less or simply be bothered.

 

We have more and more mob mentality happening, the quest for social justice instead of the law in which this land was founded and steeped in. Societal dictation, vapid television shows, rabid radio and entertainers rising beyond their entertainment value and espousing thier unsolictied thoughts/advice/opinion. Yet we the people continue to tolerate it.

 

Why are we, the silent majority, doing this? Why are we letting the vocal minority taking a huge dump on us time and time again, with no repercussions to be made. 

Why are we kowtowing to these special interest and not advancing our own?

 

Why are we continually letting the fractures in our society grow instead of working harder to mend the gaps, to bridge the divide, to unite the divided?

 

This country is going down the tubes.... and I do not think many people care that in a matter of I suspect 50 years, we'll make what the Soviet Union once was blush! Yet we the peop,le will be silently offended yet do not, nothing whatsoever. 

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Comments (7)

  1. willsblog

    The Communists will claim that democracy cannot survive. If you look at history and around the world, Communism has failed miserably. Fascism has failed miserably. Democracy is the only form of government that has survived because of the evil intentions of man. As the Bible tells us, man is exceedingly wicked and will use any possibility for domination of others.

    August 16, 2017
    1. knights68

      Communism works… for a little while, just long enough to get rid of the democratic processes and thinking, then the cycle begins again. The leftists/communist in the US are only concerned with defeating our Constitutional Republic, the democratic process and the land of laws. Once that’s done, they’ll get theirs, and be gone. But the US as we know it will have to fail first. And they started the attack on the US by getting into our education system, then our moral compass back in the 60’s and 70’s and simply grew from there.

      August 16, 2017
      1. willsblog

        The Socialists and Communists want America to fail. It’s all part of the plan. Yes, the Communists will steal whatever isn’t nailed down and leave America in shambles if we allow it. I would agree that the attack on the U.S. started back in the 60’s and simply grew from there. Apparently, the majority of Americans have forgotten WWII and what Hitler did in Germany.

        August 16, 2017
      2. Munkyman

        Republics fall under their own weight, they fail into pluralist democracies, they tear themselves into factions & devolve to tribalism, civilization fails, infant mortality skyrockets, life expectancy falls & war is ever present everywhere as tribes raid each other for 1000 years until a strong king begins the process of unification again, …, the people stand up to represent themselves & the big wheel keeps a turning.
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        The Republic is a bulwark, it’s a perimeter wall is called a constitution & in our case it’s Amendments. These charter rules keep us from Communism, Fascism & all the other gross excesses of polar philosophies. Communism is the direction plural democracies move because eventually you have to take what you want from the people who have it, if that’s the route you choose. Fascism is the end when you give the government to industry. The big lie is that Communism & Fascism are actually different, they are not they both result in a servant population & a ruling class.
        Jefferson considered all corporations (a larger entity in his day than the local doctor) inherently hostile to the Republic. He was also opposed to standing political parties, he had hoped parties would form around their candidates & dissipate after elections.

        August 21, 2017
  2. wirelessguru1

    August 16, 2017
  3. Munkyman

    We are a Republic for just those reasons.

    August 16, 2017
    1. wirelessguru1

      Democracy: Where any two idiots outvote a genius.

      August 21, 2017