The sacrifice in vain.
Americans have been under internal attack from progressives for almost as long as the United States has existed. Every time they succeeded in pushing America into a war, it grew the government beyond what the founding fathers deemed appropriate. Late in Jefferson’s life, he was greatly troubled by how much the federal government had already grown just in his lifetime, which was minuscule by today’s monstrosity. After any war, America was supposed to stand down from a war footing and reduce the military and the government back to prewar conditions and size. America did that to an extent but after each major war the idea of downsizing the military and the government grew less popular as the progressives gained more and more political capital through successful indoctrination of the people. Certain agencies, powers, programs and departments simply did not go away after a war, like they should have and no one contested this.
While I understand the spirit in which Tobi Keith intended his patriotic songs, he is just as much a victim of this progressive indoctrination as the rest of us. This particular part of “Courtesy of the Red White and Blue” is especially poignant…
“`Cause we`ll put a boot in your ass, It`s the American way”
Actually Tobi, no it’s not.
Putting a boot in someone’s ass if we are attacked and simply defending ourselves is one thing. Marching around the world and invading other countries is another thing entirely. That would make us despotic tyrants forcing our will on the rest of the world, no better than any of histories other evil empires.
This goes hand in hand with another tactic the progressives have used to great effect; accusing Americans of being “Isolationists” by not getting involved in the conflicts between other nations, because it “defends” our freedom. This incredibly damaging concept has been pushed by far too many presidents and politicians. America has never practiced isolationism. The founding fathers intended for us to trade fairly with other countries but to stay out of their conflicts. The rest of the world has the right of self-determination without interference from us. This is not isolationism; it is simply minding our own business and being a good neighbor. There has always been very brisk trade between the United States and the rest of the world. Isolationists don’t do this.
The progressives have falsely exaggerated the American ideal of self-determination on the global stage as being isolationism. This is a purposeful perversion of America’s foreign policies to push progressive statism onto Americans and the rest of the world. This has had incredibly tragic consequences for Americans and people around the world for a very long time. The founding fathers sacrificed everything to be free of other nations determining our fate. Why then did we throw that hard-won freedom away and commit the greatest of hypocrisies by becoming the very thing we claim to stand against? We demanded the freedom of self-determination from the rest of the world, then turned around and demanded the rest of the world surrender their self-determination to us, or else. This is cognitive dissonance of the highest order. The great burning light of freedom that was such a beacon of hope for the rest of the world has been subverted and turned into a raging inferno of destruction. It is not “The American Way” to run around the world killing people and destroying things because we think we are defending our freedom.
The reason Americans believe fighting with the rest of the world is defending our freedoms is because the final victory of progressive statists over the United States occurred at the beginning of World War Two. This is when the United States succumbed to the constant internal pressure that the progressives were applying against us. It was a profound and deeply damaging event that forever altered the course of the United States. It is a testament to just how well that progressive victory was in that almost no American even realizes it even happened.
This is illuminated by the fact that America has been in a state of constant warfare in foreign lands ever since 1941. The founding principles say absolutely nothing about America being the world’s policeman. Taking on responsibility for the rest of the world’s fate, wrongly, is in contravention of the founding principles. Perpetual warfare was known to be detrimental as far back as 2,500 years ago when SunTzu said,
“There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.”
War is the most horrific thing that humans inflict upon themselves. No one wants to avoid war more than those who have to fight it. The cost in lives is catastrophic, even well after the war is over. It is a great tragedy that there are so many Veterans who have returned home from the latest wars America has fought, only to commit suicide because of the overwhelming pressure that fighting a war puts on them. If you truly want to stop this tragedy, then stop sending Americans to fight immoral, and unjust wars to begin with. You can save American lives by not sending them to hell in the name of a mistaken concept that we are somehow defending our freedom by doing so.
Yes, America was once great. What Old Glory stands for was once great. But that greatness has been hijacked and subverted for nefarious purposes. We are indoctrinated to never question what progressives dictate as “American” and “Patriotic”. The progressive cancer that has festered within us for so long has succeeded in seducing Americans into forgetting what it actually means to be an American. It is beyond criminal. However, the true crime here is the runaway government we have today was self-inflicted. We the people created the monstrosity of a government that we have. As my father likes to say, “People get the government they deserve”.
Here are two letters from Abraham Lincoln exemplifying the point I am trying to make. Please consider them carefully and think about the America we now have in comparison to his words.
Lincoln’s Jan. 27. 1838 address to the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, IL, entitled “The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions:
“At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”
Letter from Lincoln to (Col.) William F. Elkins, Nov. 21, 1864.
“It has indeed been a trying hour for the Republic; but I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”
The irony of Lincoln saying these things is lost on most Americans since they are so heavily indoctrinated by the government into blindly worshiping him as a hero. Most Americans never look further at Lincoln to uncover his criminal hypocrisy. He was neither the great emancipator nor the savior of the union. He was a tyrant and a thug. His hypocrisy is staggering. The following excerpt is from his speech in the house of representatives on January 12th, 1848.
“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable, a most sacred right—a right which, we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can may revolutionize, and make their own of so much of the territory as they inhabit.”
Lincoln believed in the founding principle of secession as he stated above. Even to the point of giving his blessing for West Virginia to secede from Virginia and become its own state. So why did he then initiate the most catastrophic war ever to be fought on American soil by forcing the southern states to stay in the union against their will?
So why did he then initiate the most catastrophic war ever to be fought on American soil by forcing the southern states to stay in the union against their will? Like anything else, just follow the money. Lincoln was faced with losing federal power and money if he allowed that many states to leave the union.
Lincoln’s hypocrisy had a tremendously horrible impact on America. He obliterated the voluntary American Union that the founding fathers created and he is responsible for the greatest loss of American lives in our entire history. Lincoln shredded the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and forced onto Americans the start of the progressive monstrosity of a government that we suffer under today. The reason the progressive government indoctrinates us into blind hero worship of Lincoln is because he is their governments founding father. Lincoln was the first progressive president who paved the way for all the rest such as Wilson, both Roosevelts and other progressive “Imperial” presidents.
The ultimate sacrifice by so many Americans for so long has been in vain. It has been for a morally bankrupted government abusing the powers that the people gave them. It should be highly illuminating just how far down the rabbit hole we have gone if our own government has labeled those who believe in Jeffersonian ideals, the very same ideals that America was founded on, as terrorists! Instead of celebrating and learning from the founding fathers, we are now being told they were terrorists! How in the world did we reach this point?
Practically everyone reading this article is on the following list of potential terrorists according to the U.S. government.
What dark times we have entered…