Monthly Archives: May 2014

Fleeting freedom

It is time to shed historical illiteracy and Che Guevara lunacy.

Exodus Chapter six verse nine:

Moses spoke thus to the people of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and harsh slavery.

Scottish historian Alexander Fraser Tytler developed this model to describe his cynical view of democracy: “a pure democracy is a chimera” and that the nature of all government is that of a monarchy that inevitably turns into a despot.

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The Israelites had little capacity for the dream of freedom.  Limited by their “broken spirit” caused by the constant pain of their conditions as slaves they rejected Moses’ message of freedom endowed to them by their Creator.  It suggests that the transition from Bondage to Faith in Tytler’s cycle is a tough one; faith, when preexisted by bondage must emerge in a vacuum.

How did they get into this mess?  Hard times had caused them to run into the arms of a benevolent government.  There is verse about this too:

Isaiah 31:1 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the LORD!

The famine only lasted seven years yet the Israelites spent the next 400 in Egypt.  The supposed “benevolence” of any government is always malevolent in reality.  The handouts they received were a barbed hook designed to maintain the Israelites as a permanent underclass to serve the elite class of Egyptians.

Now we have the popular idea in the USSA that freedom is an overrated experience and that we should embrace our benevolent government and become Venezuela.  No thank you.

Many states are having critical primary elections tomorrow with the general November elections not far behind.  It is time to shed historical illiteracy and Che Guevara lunacy.  Freedom isn’t even cheap let alone free.  Want to spend a lifetime learning to appreciate it the hard way?  Just keep pretending that what’s happening isn’t happening.  I’m sure the Israelites rationalized aplenty too.

In these United States the public sector is consuming the private sector.  The only thing that can follow is collapse.  And we voted for it.  Thank you Saul Alinsky and John Dewey.  What a team.