EUROPE & U.S. TAKING THEIR FREE REPUBLICS, DEMOCRACY AND LIBERTY FOR GRANTED
Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Apr 30, 2009 at 17:35
"All despotisms have always been based on high moral claims and standards, as we know. We will lose our freedom but in exchange will get a "perfect peaceful world" - EU version for sure! What a relief, isn't it?"
SOUNDS LIKE THE OBAMA TEMPTATION AND VISION FOR THE U.S.
"So Turkey must become part of the EU (Eurabia) and I am sure the decision on that account was made a long time ago in Brussels (before the accession talks were started) and now it's ...
SUBSTITUTE "TURKEY INTO EU" WITH WHATEVER THE HAROLD KOH-OBAMA TRANS-NATIONALISTS HAVE IN MIND. SUBSTITUTE U.S. FOR EUROPEAN.
"only a technical problem of how to sell this despotic and anti-European project to the European public.
"It's just as technical a problem as once was the problem of how to sell the EU constitution despite its rejection by the voters.
"The solution was found soon and so it was
"sold under the cloak of the Reform Treaty."
AS ARE THE HAROLD KOH-OBAMA IDEAS OF HOW TO BY-PASS THE CONSTITUTION AND IMPOSE TRANS-NATIONALIST LAWS ON THE U.S.
THOUGH THEY MAY COME IN RELATIVELY SOFT VERSIONS AT FIRST
THE TOTALITARIAN PATTERNS ARE CLEAR.
Stealth Jihad, Stealth Totalitarianism. Same techniques.
MANY AMERICANS DREAM OF AN ETHICAL AND MORAL ONE-WORLD UTOPIA WITH NO WAR.
SO SPOILED AND PAMPERED BY THE SYSTEM THEY HAVE RECEIVED SO MUCH FROM, THEY BELIEVE IT IS INVULNERABLE.
THEY THINK THEIR RECKLESS PURSUIT OF THAT UNREAL FANTASY IN A VERY REAL WORLD, WILL NOT COME AT A HEAVY PRICE -- THEIR LIBERTY.
THEY REFUSE TO SEE THAT THEY ARE INVITING RUINATION ON ALL LEVELS.
"A democracy is always temporary in nature, it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."
Alexander Tyler, 1787, writing about the fall of the Athenian Republic.
After "due to loose fiscal policy" include "and loss of individual and property rights and protections."
Once the people of a free republic are seduced by false "high moral claims and standards" and promises of utopian cradle to grave care, by promoting the productive over the unproductive, and the corrupt over the good -- and for that promise gives up its laws of individual rights and self-rule, it opens itself to any malevolent ideology that benefits those they have allowed to become their "rulers."
There is still the chance that Americans and Europeans will wake up and fight for their worlds in time.
Ianus, please keep posting your truthful, deep and disturbing writings whereever you can. You are teaching and reaching people.
Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".
Reader comments (526) on this item
Comment on this item
You can help support Daniel Pipes' work by making a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum. Daniel J. Pipes