Thanks to the arrogant recklessness of the Obama faction, a majority of Americans feel deeply that their country must now be saved from the elite ambition that seeks to overthrow America’s democratic, constitutional republic. They also realize that both sides of the current Democratic/Republican party system are cooperating to accomplish its demise. If they could snap their fingers and somehow escape the domineering manipulation of the sham two-party system, they would do so.
Sadly, however, one of the mainstays of the sham involves using the media of public discussion to impose an understanding of the prerequisites of political action that distracts people from the fact that, for at least a little while longer, they still hold in their own hands the keys to political power.
- This distractive understanding has two major premises:
- 1) Political action requires enormous amounts of money;
- 2) Political action is not real unless validated by the elite’s manipulated media claque.
- Of course, the people themselves control neither of these factors. They therefore are induced to believe that, on their own, they are incapable of effective political action. They must wait until the elite money powers decide what candidates they prefer. They must wait until the elite’s manipulated media claque announces this preference in its so-called coverage of elections. (I never hear the word ‘coverage’ without also hearing the overtone that refers to concealment.) As a result, even though on any given election day the people make a choice, they have themselves made none of the choices (that is, none of the choices represents an alternative they themselves have produced and put forward.)
- When the democratic, constitutional system functions properly there will be opportunities for some kind of elite political manipulation of the people’s agenda for choice. This can be a healthy feature of constitutional checks and balances, helping to assure against majoritarian abuses. However, in this first decade of the 21st century measures were put in place (under the spurious rubric of campaign finance reform and regulation) intended to make it extremely daunting for people of ordinary means to organize themselves for political action independent of elite control.
- It is not so much that people are now incapable of independent action. It’s that they have gradually been induced to believe it is impossible. America’s political situation reminds me of the spiritual situation of Christendom in the period before the Protestant reformation. Christ came precisely to offer a way to God open to every individual willing to be drawn by Christ’s presence into communion with God’s Holy Spirit But some pharisaical Christian elites worked to convince people that salvation depended on the fleshly brick and mortar institutions controlled by those elites for their own quite worldly purposes. Instead of the truth Christ declared, that no one’s real life can be saved apart from him, they imposed the self-serving fiction, that there was no salvation outside of the institutions their money and fleshly power built and controlled.
- A majority of Americans are now united in their desire to save the democratic, constitutional republic. But the elites that aim to destroy it have convinced many that there is no salvation for American liberty outside of the sham two-party system they control. In particular, in this moment of their passionate reaction against the Obama faction’s reckless arrogance, people are being misled to believe that there can be no salvation apart from the already proven treachery of the crypto-socialist current leadership of the Republican Party.
- Ironically, this insistence is precisely the most critical element of the elite manipulation the sham party system exists to implement. Once accepted, it makes the people incapable of political action except in the context created and sustained by elite forces hostile to their sovereignty. It leads to a mentality of dependency in political life, the political counterpart of the material dependency socialist policies are calculated to produce in economic life.
It is, therefore, not just a coincidence that those who preach the doctrine that America cannot be saved outside the GOP also promote the notion that victory for the GOP requires discarding issues of fundamental moral principle, like abortion or the defense of the natural family. Nor is it just a coincidence that their false preaching aims at an effect not unlike that intended by the Pharisaical elites of Christendom long ago. They want people to forget the simple premise of their liberty, which is also the premise of their very nature as human beings That premise is quite simply the existence and authority of their Creator, God.
What then is the key to escaping the domination of America’s liberty destroying elites? The key lies in stubbornly remembering what they want us to forget; stubbornly remembering that our liberty, and the strength and courage required to sustain it, come from God, not from any party; stubbornly remembering it not just with our minds and words, but with our actions.
In 2010 this means that the American people must decisively repudiate the elite intention to overthrow the sovereignty of the people. This requires repudiating the Obama faction, and all its candidates and all its works. Then, they must single-mindedly set to work so that in 2012 they can use the electoral process to do what the Founders of the nation did when it began. They must restore respect for the politically foundational authority of God. In the Presidential race, this will require declaring their independence from the sham two party system, and from every candidate and personality it sponsors, spawns, or tolerates.
In these months before the 2010 election, when people have asked me about the 2012 Presidential race, I have suggested that until after the 2010 elections, they should not give it a thought. Now I would say that once those elections are over, they should think about nothing else. And their thinking should begin from a clean slate.
Within the manipulated context of the sham two-party system, there is no way to reassert the people’s independence of will and purpose. But the office of President was instituted precisely in order to serve as a national focal point for both. If, of their own strength and accord, the people who want to save the democratic constitutional republic come together for that purpose to select and secure victory for a Presidential candidate, they will in the process renew the vigor of the people’s sovereignty, and recreate for generations to come the infrastructure of their political liberty. If they do not; if instead they succumb to the self-delusional siren song of GOP renovation, they will play into the hands of those for whom this is the decisive battle, intended to finalize the steps that place the opportunity of restored liberty forever beyond America’s reach.
Such an independent political uprising of the people is of course supposed to be impossible. This assessment is the knee jerk reaction induced by the weighty shackles of opinion that now burden all too many brainwashed minds. Like the dependent constituents of economic socialism, the constituents of elite political dominion simply can’t imagine action outside the framework of people and resources provided by their “rulers”. Just as the focus on “jobs” distracts people from what they must do to create jobs, so the focus on parties and their candidates distracts people from what they have done, and can still do, to do create and re-create both.
So like people waiting for their next welfare check, they wait for some candidate to come forward who has the money and media attention to “win”. (The people’s vote being, of course, a mere formality.) Like people living in public housing, they wait for their political landlords to send someone to fix the leaky plumbing, the cracked ceiling, the broken locks, the unhinged doors. The saddest thing about many of those who claim to hate the dependency induce by socialist tyranny is how abjectly they accept the political dependency induced by those working to impose socialist tyranny upon them.
Instead of wallowing thus ruefully in the status of political welfare recipients, the American people must find it within themselves to get off the political dole. Instead of just decrying the socialist Democrats and crypto-socialist Republicans whose policies aim to destroy economic entrepreneurship, they need to find the will and courage to be political entrepreneurs capable of doing in the service of liberty what the corrupt elites now do only to serve their own entrenched power.
The model for what needs to be done can be found in America’s past history, modified to suit present circumstances and presently available tools. Moved by need or threat, people came together to forge express their common sense of right and wrong, and to agree on what needed to be done. Then, with their consciences and interests clear, they looked for the right people to be represent them in the decision making councils of the community. Instead of candidates gathering votes to get into positions of power in government, gatherings of voters sought candidates who would respect and represent the people’s power over their government.
Under the impetus of the Obama faction’s assaults against our way of life, Americans have already undertaken the first stages of this mobilization. Up to now, however, it has focused on mainly on things like Tea Party rallies and town hall meetings that express their just anger, frustration and concern. When, as seems likely, the election in November demonstrates the depth of their opposition to the elite’s anti-American agenda, the question will remain: Will the momentum of this opposition produce an effective, positive and independent mobilization of the people’s political will? Or will it be dissipated within the framework of the present sham political structure? The latter result will only serve those who already scoff at the idea of representative government and already speak of themselves as America’s ruling class. At best it may briefly delay the open abandonment of our democratic, republican constitution. Obviously, this is not good enough. But can we seriously hope for anything more?