There came a time in the history of Man that he stopped pursuing greatness and sought only survival at the edge of oblivion. It was a backward time, when what was great was scrapped and the broken pieces worshipped for their artistry. All of the important things ground to a halt and began to rust. Those engines of wealth and wonder were no longer marvelled at, but detested for excess in a land of excess that sought meagerness.
Here is the time we have brought upon the earth. Here is the Twenty-first Century.
Every advanced society has begun to devolve. The backward societies have begun to advance into the void. The people of the lands are confused, not knowing what to believe, who to follow, what to pursue. Success is demonized and belittled. What to strive for in this new society? To be less and less is to be more and greater, but with no power or true ability it is an illusion.
All of society is illusion. Lies are told by the honest to avoid ridicule and repudiation. The very truth is detested and reviled as impolitic and crude. And so the lies and fables and dishonest hold power and sway over the masses leading them into contradiction with nature.
We now are poor and ignoble liars and deceivers and say we are happy when we are not; say we are wrong when we are right; say we are honest when that is a lie; say we know when we are ignorant.
In all societies there has been a peak when no further evolution is possible and descent is undeniable. In America, the beginnings were so vibrant, so quick to advance that society evolved at a rapid pace. Liberty fueled speculation, risk and reward. Liberty allowed each to pursue a dream, to go out into the world unrestrained by position, or caste, or birth and build. Sometimes those dreams produced poverty and waste, other times it spawned brilliance and innovation, but each time the magic spark was liberty.
We stand now, as a nation, on the brink of enslavement, teetering precariously between quietly accepting our fate as a people incapable of self-government, or to boldly break free of the societal devolution prescribed for us and to grab hold of liberty and demand our rights from the government so cleverly designed to deny them without saying no.
When now the paths are so clearly defined it is time to choose greatness rather than meager survival. I urge you to guard your liberty with all your efforts and with your last breath. 1/21/2011
Graciously quoted and linked at Green Mountains Homesteading.
Cross-posted at WASHINGTON REBEL and Guardians of Liberty.