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 email@example.com.
Why should he "admit failure" when his objective was to bring down the greatest nation in the world throughout history? As another Liberal once said: "You Can't heal a nation without first making it sick." Obama and a complicit (with U.N. treaty law) Congress has managed to put America on a 'death bed.'
IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE (((((((((( TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION )))))))) IT IS TIME TO STOP PAYING OUR TAXES TILL WE HAVE REPRESENTATION PLANE AND SIMPLE .
Larry is almost 100% right in all his analysis. Only God is 100% right.
Larry will prove to be the kind of asset our Founders would lavish thanks to.
Keep it up!!!
I agree with him. My only suggestion is to find likeminded people who will stand with us. I try everyday to find new folks who see this is as serious a threat as expressed in this article.
Help us find new people who will stand with us. Network as if your life depends on it, because it just might.
You got that right.
Let's out community organize the community organizer in chief!!!
Hello. Colonel Lawrence Sellin wrote: - «We have met the enemy and he is government». With any enemy you need to fight, without departing from the scope of the law. One of the tools of this struggle should be the court. The US Constitution provides for trial by jury, to anyone except the crimes of the post. "Article III. Division 3. Treason United States is only in the armed uprising against them or facilitating their enemies, with their assistance and support. No one can be charged with treason if a criminal act was not proved by two witnesses, or he is not admitted to the trial. Congress has the power to impose the punishment of treason, but the sentence of forfeiture or confiscation of property is limited to a life sentence. "The facts that are on the site, according to the assistance of America's enemies. I am interested in the question of whether someone is put forward from American citizens accused of treason Obama or any member of the government? Sincerely Evgeniy.
Thank you Colonel Sellin for all your efforts, service and website where we can share a unified vision. I am deeply grateful for your work.
After all the recent rulings by our corrupt SCOTUS, today seems to have finally caught up with me. I am weary beyond belief and have a question that I hope won't upset people but one which I am genuinely confused and bothered over. A friend sent me a link to Steve Quayle's site where he reported, "Federalizing the Police: President Obama has identified the first six cities to test his new Federal Police Program. This program is designed to establish a unified police force that the federal government has direct control over and completely autonomous from any local or state authority. Most people are not aware this is also a "mandated" requirement under article 5 of the Arms Trade Treaty that the president and congress signed in 2013. When fully established, the federal police force will be required to enforce all international laws set forth by the United Nations ruling council. These test cities are Birmingham; Fort Worth, TX; Gary, In; Minneapolis, MN; Pittsburgh, Pa; and Stockton, Ca."
I live in Mpls and this is very disturbing. I also live alone and have no one to turn to other than the Lord but nonetheless am deeply grieved reading this on the heels of the Sup. Court decisions. I'm not sure if this is referring to JHelm or something else. I am just so weary of all this evil and corruption, I could just cry and cry. For someone who grew up in the 50's and 60's, it has been overwhelming. I wish the Lord would return today. He tells us not to fear about tomorrow yet I confess it creeps in. If anyone thinks this is a crazy report, please say so. :) I would welcome it at this point. Thanks so much for everyone's input which I have appreciated immensely, knowing I'm not alone. Blessings to all of you...
Jan....you're not alone in your thinking. I feel the same as you. I'm not a crying female but frequently I find myself coming to tears over the corruption from our representatives and the unwillingness of good decent people to do anything about it.. Until someone comes up with a viable plan.....just get into those Scriptures that tell of God's victories for His people.
I to cry ..But not for myself ..I cry for all of the men and women who have sacrificed for this GREAT COUNTRY..I also cry for all of the goodness that has been stolen from the hearts of the American people ..WE WILL SURVIVE!!! GOD WILL SOON INTERVENE ..KEEP THE FAITH..
To Jan Buggs...from another "Baby Jan!" (my folks called me that....5th of 6 children...
I, too, grew up in the 50's and can so relate to your message here. God is truly upset with the corrupt leadership in our country...HIS nation...The Old Testament is replete with showing us how to live.....when we have "good leaders who are loyal to GOD and HIS statutes, rules, laws....we have a Blessed Nation. Contrary to that, when "evil leaders" are in charge, and lead people away from GOD (shame on them!) then God intervenes....as shown in the O.T. He does so after much patience, mercy and grace...but ultimately HE cannot, and will not, wink at outright sin. Right now, the USA, after 50+ years of gradually eliminating HIM from our Nation...mainly through the Public Socialist Schools controlled absolutely by Socialist/Communist Teachers and Professors' Unions (NEA, AFT, AAUP) and the Socialist US Dept. of Education for so long...and now especially with Arne Duncan (Ibelieve he wrote "Queering Elementary") as head of USDEd.....God has allowed, just like in the O.T.....the foreigners (illegal aliens) to come here and take over our Nation....with killings, cartels, terrorism, etc. HE WILL GET EVERYONE'S ATTENTION SOONER OR LATER....WE, HIS CHOSEN ONES, MUST DO AS HE HAS TOLD US: II CHRONICLES 7:l14....THEN HE WILL HEAL OUR LAND. KEEP you chin up and tell everyone to DO that verse...to receive GOD's promise!!!
Jan, Bless you for your words of encouragement. I truly love this site. It is rare to find a place where so many are of like-minded and we can share our thoughts, desires, concerns, etc. I have felt the Lord leading me to pray since O took office to pray as Daniel and Nehemiah did on behalf of the nation. For whatever reason, I have felt an urgency to keep praying for America. Recently, I've been reminded as I've read Spurgeon, ML Jones, J Oswald Sanders, Andrew Murray and others who wrote about prayer and repeatedly exhorted to pray for one's nation with repentant hearts pleading and begging God's mercy and grace. Yet I can't help but often wonder if my prayers are having any effect as I see evil increasing (prophetically, scripture is being fulfilled) but I keep hoping and praying that God will spare us but for a time to bring more into the Kingdom. I think the most troubling part however is being single and not knowing what will happen if martial law is implemented. I was in Kenya in the 80s when they had an attempted coup and for a month or so, it was very troubling watching as military men walked the streets carrying their machine guns and firearms with checkpoints at various places around the city of Nairobi. Most troubling was the angry militants who originally tried to overthrow the gov't and went door to door raping women and children who were of a different ethnic descent (not Americans). Having witnessed that, realizing it could happen here at times leaves me deeply troubled... consequently, it leaves me a bit disconcerted at times realizing it could happen here as well but on a much greater scale. I guess all we can do is kneel before the Most High God who has all supreme authority, and is still in control of all things even when it doesn't appear that way. I will continue to hold fast and pray Ez. 22:30-31, pleading His grace and mercy. One great saint once said he thought Abraham stopped too soon when he interceded for Sodom & Gomorrah. God was willing to hear Abraham's pleas, but then Abraham stopped too soon and as a result, we know what happened. It does give pause for thought. Didn't Jesus also say, we ought always to pray and not lose heart (Lk 18:1?)? Perhaps Abraham did lose heart too soon. May we learn from his example and keep praying.
As I close, I want to say that I agree with you wholeheartedly concerning the past 50+ years. And I do believe you are correct in that sooner or later He WILL get everyone's attention. I just pray He does so before it is too late. Thank you for your remarks. It is nice to know others feel similarly--at least somewhat anyway. God bless you and all who are a part of this great site. Blessings, j