There is a potential winning coalition in America, one including Democrats and Republicans, men and women, and all racial and ethnic groups, who believe in one simple proposition - honest, representative government.
We do not have either.
What we do have is a political-media system representing the interests of an oligarchy, a form of government in which all power is vested in a dominant class. It is composed of financiers and their political and media whores, who finance their avarice by using the tax revenues squeezed from hard-working Americans as a personal hedge fund.
The present American political system is a "totalitarian democracy", one in which "lawfully" elected representatives rule a nation state whose citizens, although granted the right to vote, have little or no participation in the decision-making process of government, nor whose views are ever seriously considered except when they parallel the interests of the oligarchy.
The United States may have traveled too far down the road to perdition to be saved, but if there is to be salvation, the American people must recognize and directly address the single, most important issue facing the country; the hopeless corruption of our political-media culture.
American politicians, collectively, both Democrat and Republican, do not believe in representative government and care nothing about the Constitution or the rule of law, but in the pursuit of personal power and profit through the use of unconstitutional executive power, a warped legislative process and a constant stream of guaranteed taxpayer revenues. Both parties use campaign deception, practice political expediency, engage in crony capitalism and, when necessary, promote voter fraud to sustain the corrupt status quo.
The media support the oligarchy by preserving the illusion of democracy, enabling tyranny by misinforming or manipulating Americans and, thereby, facilitating the very corruption the people's "watchdog" was meant to prevent.
We have developed into something akin to what Sheldon S. Wolin called a "managed democracy," where a governmental cartel stages elections every few years to obtain voter acquiescence in a:
"country where citizens are politically uninterested and submissive--and where elites are eager to keep them that way."
In Commentaries on the Constitution (1833), Joseph Story wrote:
"Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence."
To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, the vacant servitude to an oligarchy requires a society to lose any sense of its own history and traditions. Subjected to media deception and leftist historical revisionism, the low-information voter will submit to tyranny through a combination of governmental coercion and the hedonist nihilism of the painless, amusement-sodden, and stress-free consensus managed by the all-intrusive nanny-state.
The Administration of Barack Obama has stripped away any pretense regarding the depth of government corruption, the extent of media complicity or the willingness of Republicans to defend the vested interests of the oligarchy.
Obama's extreme leftist beliefs and his love for, if not strict adherence to Islam, lead him to embrace policies not in the best interest of the United States; while his arrogance and narcissism prevent him from admitting failure and changing course.
Nevertheless, the Republican Party has consistently joined Obama and the Democrats to pass legislation and enact policies opposed by a majority of Americans.
I would like to think that it was all just incompetence, a befuddled political leadership offering unworkable solutions for misunderstood problems executed by ignoramuses.
Unfortunately, it is far more sinister. We have met the enemy and he is government.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of "Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution ". He receives email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks. He is right on.
Absolutely correct. Google recently sent me an email telling me they are required to turn my account information over to the FBI. While Ive done nothing wrong and made no threats to anyone. Apparently my website discussions indicate distrust and dislike of the current Thugocracy, and is enough to put you on their list.
This is how Nazism was allowed to grow unchecked. making political speech illegal will be next.
TexasVetgal...I'm being supremely watched too...every email I send gets highlighted and I get ALL MY FILES DUMPED TO A DISC....where, what disc...every time I sign on....BUT WE ARE TO BE HUMBLY PROUD OF THAT BECAUSE THEN WE KNOW we are being persecuted just as Jesus said we would be....for HIS Name's sake....and HE said rejoice when it happens. What we are earning here on earth by doing HIS will, will be worth it in the end. Love you for doing HIS will....Amen.
these whores and cowards must all be accountable for the fleecing of America, they must go to prison for adding and abetting the destruction of our country Amen
Yep! Sure would like to see them all in prison but......there is no one who isn't corrupt to do it! It is going to take courageous men and women to physically take these misfits out in shackles for their trials in a court that has not been corrupted.....if you can find one and if not then the only recourse would be to form a people's court. Not until this happens will there be justice served to these misfits who are worse than the criminals in our prisons.
This man is so totally correct....I won't say 'right'..because that takes away from his pure honest integrity. There is no right or left as we are living under today...only the one totalitarian system...but the uninformed have no idea what has been removed from our country....FREEDOM! It truly is a 'right or wrong' one under which we are existing, not truly living, under....we are living under the corruption of the 'wrong' side of the equation. A highly corrupted Nation, always having gotten there under corrupt evil leaders and a people who senselessly follow him....or all the corrupt 'change agents' socialist authority figures in the public socialist school system for 50 years and still counting....having brainwashed all the child-to-adult VOTERS living in "corrupt and immoral" lifestyles, dumbing down and dropping them out to make them govt. depentdent chaotic, conscienceless rioters and/or civil militia for their food supply...what we have now!....AND NO ONE INVESTIGATES AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS AUTORITY FIGURES WHO HAVE ABSOLUTELY TAKEN THEM OVER...CURRICULUM.AND ALL AREAS....NEA AFT AAUP TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS UNIONS AND THE US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION....AND JEB BUSH STILL WANTS THE FINAL STAGE TO HAPPEN...COMMON CORE, THE 7TH FINAL STAGE! WE NEED GOD....do, do, do, II Chronicles 7:14...that is all the true believers have to 'do' then God will hear from heaven, return to our land, and heal it...then, then, we will DO what HE tells us to do to take our country back. It's our ONLY hope....READ THE OLD TESTAMENT...WE ARE AT THE "STAGE OF GOD ALLOWING FOREIGNERS TO TAKE OUR LAND AND THE USA CITIZENS' LIVES" WHO DO NOT AGREE WITH THE SOCIALIST GODLESS ATHEISTIC SYSTEM WE ARE NOW UNDER. IT IS HIS PUNISHMENT AND ANGER AND WRATH WE ARE BEING given because we have earned it...by our silence...negligence....when the evil ones removed HIS moral laws and replaced them with immoral evil laws WHICH HIS PEOPLE ALLOWED THEM TO DO!. Unbelievers have no Godly wisdom,knowledge or understanding...only worldly instinctual animal type of wisdom which is opposed to Godly wisdom. Thanks for listening! Now go and do that verse of Scripture every hour of every day, on your knees, humble and repentingly before our GOD...just watch...HE'LL provide good honest God-fearing leaders and HE will expect us to keep HIS country Godly clean. IF not, we'll lose our land to evil...we are 90% there now. Hurry.
Praying for this as well as other things
Everything he is saying in correct and I have seen and known this for years but it just seem more people care about sports than what is happing to our country and that is a shame.
Just look deeply into Dr. Sellin's face/eyes.....what do you see?.....A pure, Godly Holy Spirit-filled sparkle. I praise GOD for his Godly wisdom sent throught this humble servant of his. I can only imagine the persecution he must suffer!! Thanks, Dr. Sellin. I'm posting this on my Facebook page! In contrast, focus on Obama's squinting eyes that cannot look straight out as he lies...which is most of the time....the only time he gets passionate is when he is destroying our Constituion with his lies..then, that is when the "evil" sparkle comes into his eyes. Absurd and outrageously unfit to be in our Oval Office.
TALK,TALK.TALK...When is "The Doing Something" going to start?
TIME FOR US TO MOBILIZE AND GET THESE MARXIST NUTS OUT. DO SOMETHING BUT WHAT