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The Leviathan We Call Government

Gov•ern•ment: the ruling body of a nation, state, or community. The political system by which a country, or community is administered and regulated under its laws.

That’s the popular definition of government in the various dictionaries. In summary, a government is an institution entrusted with making and enforcing the rules of a society, as well as with regulating relations with other societies such as in trade and commerce. I once heard an insightful quote, and I will paraphrase: “If goods don’t cross borders, armies will.” So true.

In his book “Common Sense,”Thomas Paine opens his account with the contrast between society and government: “Society is produced by our wants and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices.”

In order to be considered a government, a ruling body’s authority must be recognized as such, by the people it purports to govern. That’s the way it was. Well, not so much now.

Today, we have an entire microcosm of modern society that relies entirely on government for its existence. In their own unique way, they are a political party, which views the American political paradigm, in a way that best allows them to preserve not only their livelihood, but ultimately, grow their power, specifically, at the executive level.

Ironically, the vast majority of federal government employees-approximately 96%—identify as Democrat. This is nowhere more evident than in the District of Columbia. This shouldn’t be a surprise as the Democrats have been—for at least one hundred years, considered the party of government. And they have help.

The universities, particularly the Ivy League schools, are a sort of assembly line, that produce a steady supply of left-leaning, young idealists, who identify as Democrats. And they seek government employment. To be fair, most federal government employees are intelligent and well intended people, who believe they are doing the right thing, even when more often than not, it’s the opposite.

Many government employees are multi-generational, that is to say that they have family members, who themselves are or were, government employees. This creates a certain type of pedigree that favors them for employment and career advancement. They right connections. And once in government, their perspectives are ruled by the three P’s: Paycheck,Promotion, and Pension.

The problem with our government are those who crave power, which brings to mind a very famous quote:

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority; still more when you superadd the tendency of the certainty of corruption by authority. Despotic power is always accompanied by corruption of morality.”

— Lord Acton, 1st Baron Acton, 13th Marquess of Groppoli

This amazingly insightful quote exposes the truth that having power, often corrupts a man, or lessens his morality, particularly those already compromised by a lack of ethics, and the more power such a man has, the more corrupted he will become. That those in power often do not have the people’s best interests in mind. They are primarily focused on their own benefits, and they [will] abuse their position of power to help themselves.

If you follow the thread that absolute power corrupts absolutely, you can believe that politicians—those with the most authority—have the least amount of morals. Kinder souls would be found among poorer, less influential people. Naturally this is not always the case, as there are many examples of kind and good leaders. Of those who are corrupted, it is it is hard to distinguish whether the power corrupted the man, or the men who were drawn to power were already corrupted. I believe in the latter.

Then there is also those who, are not necessarily in the spotlight. Those who hide in the shadows of administrative roles. I am referring to the vast federation of unelected and unaccountable career bureaucrats, who possess the ability to impose their will upon the masses under the cover of governmental policies.

Our federal government is beyond saving. It is gone past the point of no return. It’s been corrupted too long and too deep. Demagoguery is so common placed in our politics that it is irreversible. The masses of the ignorant expect no less. It’s called “Mass Formation Psychosis.”

In his book, “The Crowd,” Gustave Le Bon, presented his study of the popular mind. Le Bon argued that the conscious personality of the individual in a crowd, is submerged and that the collective crowd mind dominates; crowd behaviour is unanimous, emotional, and intellectually weak and thus susceptible to the Demagoguery of a dominant ring master.

The crowd does not care to be told the truth. They want the ring master to tell them what they want to hear. Former Presidents Obama and Trump, are such ring masters. Biden is not, but he had people behind him who understood the unique opportunity that the Pandemic had presented them to exploit the toppling an incumbent president who had done so much, in so little time, despite the machine against him. And exploit they did. Propelling the weakest presidential candidate ever fielded by the Democrat party, into the White House.

Our government is so far gone and corruption so deep, that nothing short of a complete dismantling of our federal government down to its organic foundation, can reverse course. And that my friends is not going to happen. Why? Well, there are multiple reasons but I will give you at least three.

First, the country will not allow it. Millions of Americans depend on the system for their livelihood, pensions, medical care and other life-support subsidies. Second, the vast resources of the federal government would crush anyone entertaining fantasies of a second revolutionary war. Look at the Jan6 alleged insurrectionists. All they did for the most part, was trespass on the Capitol and where are they now? And third, our country of over 330 million would implode, taking everything and everyone with it. No. It will not happen.

Democrats took this country by going local. They started with city council elections. They took the school boards. They focused on your children. So now we have generations of young adults, who have been taught that the country’s founding is illegitimate. That the Founders were tax evading racists. That there’s nothing exceptional about America, as Obama once said.

But all is not lost. Let’s do the same. Focus on local government. School boards. Councilmen. Mayors. Governors etc. That’s where the slow but steady reversal of this leftist, proto-marxist takeover of our country will occur. In another fifty years, our country will be quite different, or at least not the authoritarian abomination we are progressively marching to if we don’t act now. They say all politics are local. I say they’re right.

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