What you had:
A republic… if you can keep it.
How to keep it:
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time…
But that’s the problem right there, isn’t it?
Nature abhors a vacuum. So does liberty. And liberty doesn’t just “happen”. It requires participants. If there are no participants, you have a vacuum. And something will fill it. Liberty requires that you occupy it. In order to occupy that something, that vacuum, that took the place of liberty, due to inaction… you must what? Act. Refresh. GO FORTH AND OCCUPY. For every action there is an opposite reaction. That is why it is called the “animated contest of freedom.” And in case anyone hasn’t noted, liberty hasn’t been very animated (hence, the vacuum). Well, except for lip service. And no one… has gained their liberty by lip service, at anytime, in the history of histories.
You will get “government” whether you like it or not. Whether it is feudalism, or any other “kind” of government. You will be governed. Whether it is local, regional, national. The animated contest for liberty, is… well, animated. Not cartoonish. Not running to a fro in circles waving your arms and flapping the lip. Bloody. What have you gone forth to occupy today? Exactly. Liberty has never been a defensive proposition… it has always been offensive.
There is nothing new under the Sun. And reason doesn’t care about your opinions.
By the way, there is not going to be a “reset”. The “reset” is happening right now. Right before your very eyes. The “reset” is not an accident. It is by design… in perpetual motion. Sure, it gets ratcheted up here and there. Just like Gulf War I was a prelude too… that lulled into… here we are. Still yapping and trying to figure… “it”… out.
“We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”
You think they have their… opinions? As they march to call of… occupy? And occupying they are. Always marching on the offensive in and to, their reality.
What is your reality? And when we are successful… and we will to be…
What is your… will?
I guess it never dawned on the whatever movement to… create their own reality? To be… history’s actors? To… will it into existence? To displace that, which filled the vacuum… you must, what? Go forth and occupy.
To and fro. History is a long time. And it always leaves telltale signs of its past. 1776 is/was as yesterday in the time of history. And you can’t see the white of their eyes, because their eyes are behind you… as a history. Everything else in their rear, is just a clean-up operation. And time is on their side.
Besides, who are you? You will die… and your posterity… well, they only know what they know in the environment they are indoctrinated in. Hell, they don’t know what liberty is. You and I don’t know what liberty is… we never lived it. We never tasted it but crumbs. And the crumbs are fast being eaten up. Mopped up. And we will never know it… unless we go forth to occupy it. And no one, ever, went forth to occupy something, by being perpetually on the defensive… of the perpetual bitch slapping of your person.
They are histories actors. The perpetual offensive. You? The perpetual roving line in the sand… in their rear… posturing and posing.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence — it is force. Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master; never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible…
What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.
Have a nice day.
Reality is a bitch.
Guess who is being burned?