In his book, The Road to Serfdom, F. A. Hayek makes many very obvious and critical observations. One of the underlying exhortations and admonitions that Hayek made was that while at war (WWII), certain freedoms accommodated by government had been suspended. This is completely acceptable and as it should be. Simply, because when a nation is at war the war is, and should be the focus of the nation. It may be necessary to ration, restrict open travel or be less secure in our communications. We do what is needed at home to promote a quick end to the hostility. We do so in the hopes that soon after we can return to the business of the people.
Well at least we used to. The larger point though is this. After the freedoms and rights were set aside in the name of war, Hayek then saw a strong trend to embed those suspended freedoms and personal restrictions permanently into law.
He warned openly and loudly. He without a doubt had a major effect in preventing Socialists from taking non-violent revolutionary tactics to capture the governance through misdirection. In England they were already well on their way to doing just that. America was not that far behind with the ultra-progressive FDR administration and a Democrat controlled Congress.
You have to remember, the likes of Margret Sanger (Planned Parenthood) and other prominent racist eugenicists of the day were the inspiration for the German extermination efforts. The National Democrats of Germany looked to the progress made by Socialists in America for a great deal of their genocidal motivation. So, they were here and still are as a matter of fact.
While numbers may vary amongst historian it is safe to say that the eugenics program of the German National Democratic Socialists, Nazi’s, was responsible for the death of over 6 million Jewish people. Planned Parenthood has managed to kill over 98 million people without firing one bullet.
If we fast forward to today and take an honest perspective and view of our nation, I think we can say that the Marxist inspired have accomplished a great deal of the goals, just like after WWII. Make no quam in discussion, the intent was silent revolution and the over throw of the Republic from within. Today it has become much more extrovert as witnessed by recent Presidential candidates and a fresh batch of Congressional candidates as well.
Courtesy of the Daily Caller we know that Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) says it currently has 57 registered chapters on college campuses, according to Democratic Socialists of America Program Associate Lawrence Dreyfuss, up from just 15 in 2016.
YDSA has experienced 280 percent increase in the number of clubs from 2016 to 2018.
Previously reported stories said YDSA had over 250 registered chapters, but Dreyfuss told the Daily Caller those 250 campuses initially expressed interest (they filled out a form), but in terms of establishing an active chapter, they wound up with 57.
Democratic National Chairman Tom Perez recently called Democratic Socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the “future of the party.” Perez’s prediction may be correct as the number of a Democratic Socialist clubs on college campuses has skyrocketed since 2016.
This is not a coincidence either. Nor is it the theme of this writing. While a shocking trend, socialism, there is another institutional emergency that is more alarming. Who would have thought that is even possible.
Our military now comprises, for the first time in our history, men and women that were born during the war and are now eligible to serve in the same. We have been in some form of ongoing Middle East military action for that long. We currently have troops in 150 different nations. Keep in mind there are 193 total in the world. We are present militarily in 78% of the world’s nations.
When you look at a map of Roman occupation there is blatant similarity to America today. Our currency is as debased as the shaved coin of Rome. There was a time prior to Richard Nixon that our currency was actually based on something of value, gold. We used silver in our coins. Now we use worthless metal.
America has become a debtor nation. We require trillions in on going investment into bonds in order to sustain basic operation. Still though we occupy the world and continue to act against our own principles.
“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations – entangling alliances with none.”
If these facts are not enough to cause concern and promote a call to action then consider this. Ever since the attack on our soil, the world trade towers, you and I have had our freedoms and rights suspended. One of the same enjoyments our young recruits are subject too just like us is the Patriot Act, FISA courts, NSA, DHS, TSA on and on and on. These same generational young have never known a world with any more freedom than the restrictions they have today. Let that one digest with honest self-dialogue. It is the same for most if not all who cannot remember a time when true Classic Liberalism was the order of the day. We are ceding our rights for the availability of luxuries.
If this was a real war, a declared war, then there is some allowance for these increased pressure on our liberty. However, it has morphed into a day to day kind of thing for everyone. We are fighting ghosts, this is by design.
“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe that they are free.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If we as a people do not reclaim our role in the process of liberty very soon and very determined, we will lose the last remnant of the Republic and any chance of regaining it through civil and peaceful mean.
Bring our boys home. America needs to rest. Let the world care for her own. Let us care for ours first. When America is healthy we are light for the rest of the world. We are a beacon. When we all have the same mission as Americans we are unstoppable, E Pluribus Unum.
The divide in America today is big. It is by design too. The chaos you feel is real and it is meant to wear you down. Do not give in. Be grounded in your foundation of liberty and take every opportunity you have to promote her ideals and to push back against those ideas contrary to American principle.
You cannot wait for someone else any longer. It begins with you. Be free in liberty and help rekindle the torch so we can again resume our manifest destiny as the world’s beacon of freedom. Or you can continue to take the day to day with the same disregard for the reality of the hour. Beware though, the hour is late and that which is accepted today will be accepted as normal tomorrow. The whole outcome really does begin or end with you.
~ Eric D. Miller – 2018