I think this is the last of my four essays on "Know Thy Enemy." The predicate is self-explanatory. This one is the essence of all of it. I feel we are coming to the crossroads with this upcoming election. It's down to whether the arrogant ignorant continue their march of tyrannical rule over us, or the beginning of the turn toward the freedoms we are guaranteed. That's it. The bottom line. Plain and simple. One or the other. Tyranny or freedom.
Arrogant ignorance ( also known as the Dunning-Kruger effect ), is at the heart of all we are facing. Some arrogant ignorance is laughable. But the enemy we face today within our sovereign borders is hardly laughable. Combine arrogance and ignorance with Marxism and you have a witch's brew of despotism whipped up to poison America forever. (caveat, I include Fascism and Nazism as aspects of Marxism, because they all represent statist control over the ruled masses.)
Why is Marxism ideology arrogant and ignorant? Ignorant because it exchanges a Monarch for an army of bureaucratic Monarchs. All it does is create another privileged class of rulers. Arrogant because it assumes that a bureaucratic class is somehow more equipped, mentally or otherwise, to rule over their fellow human beings. Instead of an educated self-ruling citizenship, we have an entire group of people in America who have been force-fed that witch's brew in the public school system for decades. And look what we have...a lot of arrogant ignorant people with giant egos who think they are the "Ruling Class" and the 47% that Romney referred to as the dependent class. Angelo Codevilla's Ruling Class
If you wish to make yourself indispensable to the masses and rule over them, you must clear your path of obstacles, obstacles like educated intelligent people. You can't have educated intelligent people or they may wish to rule themselves and rise up against you. You can have a lot of Dunning-Krugers, but not actually smart people. If there are any educated intelligent people, you must get rid of them.
In France, before the Revolution, the Churches owned the schools. See Age of the French Revolution Robespierre could not allow that and hold power, so he proceeded with the Reign of Terror, killing and pillaging. He created the "Committee of Safety" and proceeded to guillotine 17,000 people, mostly nobles and priests. Another 20,000 were imprisoned or killed without trial. Robespierre justified the Terror by using Enlightenment principles, although some of the Terror's victims included influential Enlightenment figures.
Please note the "Committee of Safety" and "using Enlightenment principles" in that last paragraph. Can you see the correlation between International Code Councils and the supposed global "enlightenment" of Sustainability? Statists are the same no matter what era of history you choose to study. I use the French Revolution here because it a precursor to European ideology that led to Karl Marx. The propaganda was much the same as you see today. Code Councils are the new Committees of Safety. The Enlightenment, i.e. Global Environmentalism is being used to control people and will be used to starve them out. The French Revolution resulted in the tyranny of Napoleon and after Napoleon evolved into statist control in an attempt to achieve a common Social Justice, as Europe appears today.
For those of you who are not aware of the fine points of the French Revolution compared to the American Revolution, I am posting the following: American vs. the French Revolution
"Unlike the American Revolution, whose philosophical ancestors were the English liberals, the French Revolution was fundamentally fathered by the French radical philosophers, especially Jean Jacques Rousseau, and inherited the faith in reason engendered by The Enlightenment. Reneé Descartes' trust in geometric-like reasoning and Rousseau's belief in the common will and sovereignty of the people framed the conception guiding the French Revolution. This conception is mechanical. Government is a machine, fueled by coercive power, and driven by reason; and its destination is Social Justice. Government is thus a tool to reach a future goal -- improving man. Those in charge of the State would therefore use reason to apply government to further and create Social Justice."
"This conception is clearly different from that of the American revolutionaries. For the Americans, interests were the guiding force; for the French, reason. For the Americans, Freedom was to be preserved against the State; for the French, the State was used by reason to achieve Social Justice. For the Americans, individual rights were essential to protect interests; for the French, the collective, the sovereignty of the people, the general will stood above rights. Finally, for the Americans, no one interest could be entrusted with the State -- all interests had to be limited and balanced by their opposition; for the French, the State was a tool that should have no limit so long as Social Justice was pursued according to the common will."
"(The principles of the French Revolution) underlie the revolutions of 1848 in Europe, the first stirring of socialism, the writings of Marx and the birth of communism and democratic socialism. The French Revolution was defeated but the Revolution was victorious. Infesting intellectuals everywhere, its ideas eventuated in the successful Russian Revolution. "
(If all you know of the French Revolution is the popular, romantic Broadway play, Les Miserables, you are far away from the critical knowledge of why the American Revolution and consequent establishment of our Constitution is superior to the French.)
So here we are. Marx is dead. Engels is dead. Hegel is dead. Rousseau and Napoleon are dead. Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, all dead. But, the failures of Marxist ideas live on and keep being repeating like Bill Murray's movie "Ground Hog Day" ...until we get it right. The inheritors of Marx and forebears in like-mindedness are still working their wiles behind the scenes of our government. We have wrought the brazen, outrageous, fanatical, Fabian rule by those ideologues in power for the last 100 years now. Is it time for an American Revolution redux? I think so.
We got it right in the beginning of this nation. November 6th we will find out if Newsweek in 2009 was right, that "We Are All Socialists Now," or we begin a march of our own, en masse, toward the America we were given by the Grace of God and His leadership.
Know thy enemy.