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Ever Present Intellectual Rebellion in Camouflage

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Sep 3, 2020 at 18:37

It has always been intriguing that in modern history, whenever a change in government (from legitimate to illegitimate – legal versus coup d'état – that in the illegal change more often than not, the perpetrators are wearing military regalia; or in more sinister situations, unofficial costumes of a secret society that are behind the change are seen. They are in camouflage.
Of such are the intellectual elites of history; that as more and more populations are drawn to government that afford personal liberties like that in the vein of the American model (modern history that we are considering coming away from the thrones of failed European monarchies), there is the more ever-present contra-argument in camouflage that such liberties are to be stolen and replaced with latent hatreds found in the despotic replacement authoritarian regimes. The seeds of 'Greek' leftist ideologies, latent in religiously opposed governance, come from democracies that went out of control for intellectual rebellion.
We say latent; that in every contemplation of the desire to form a new government, a review of motives is eminently required to determine what allegiance might be served if, in fact, a true change of how law and order is to be served by any form of government that seeks the power. Therein lays the dilemma: in the change of regency as is being observed in the resurgence of the former Ottoman caliphate: what is the determination of people being requested (coerced?) into allowing the previous secular government to be subsumed and coopted to the ambitions of power. Does this not conform to the taking of power by 'leftist elitist' ideologies?
There are intimations and outright allegations of leftist ideologies being appropriated by covert attitudes of indigent religious sympathies (go figure) trying so hard to sublimate the message of appropriating the right philosophies necessary to legitimize the removal of existing power structures and exact a true sublimation of the intended replacement governing power. This is seen recently in the power struggle that is Lebanon, where democracy is a ghost camouflaging the true power in that arena. The recent tragic decimation of a once dramatically scenic city has exposed this deception of who is really in power. PM Erdoğan is on his way to implementing his vision of a revived caliphate, religious as a base and one would wonder, if the leftist ideology that is pervasive in areas where fumbling democracies are on the ropes, how is that viewed?
Let's take this further; 'democratic' governments in the European theatre are struggling with similar issues, that their own structures of governance are under attack with secularistic leftist ideologies are inherent in quasi-democratic rule, now under attack from ghosts of former colonial ambitions, the seeds of sedition of which were sown abroad now seemingly flowing back to settle in the beds of power that was once under more dominating rule of throne, today being susceptible to undermining, having fallen from their original strength to being shadows of the former glory and now weakened and incapable of defending the population from more sinister intentions, some of it being religious in nature-a replacement theology if understood correctly.
Elsewhere, we se arguments for and against the perpetuation of the culture of 'Western Civilization' and we see no immediate solution of repairing the centuries of harm as the ambitions of tyrants have come an gone; and more are on the immediate horizon. There is no loss of candidates, both in the occidental or the oriental venues, both insinuated with leftist and religious ideological theosophies, all of which having competing ambitions of world conquest. Of the course, there are the intertwining antipathies of smaller regimes waning to wrestle to the top and 'get a piece of the action;' all to no avail, for the lack of conviction of any persuasion cannot seem to realize that the destiny of all the world's empires, former and extant, have yet to realize why, for example, does China continue on its path to world conquest when the Soviet model they follow collapsed because of the philosophical inconsistencies of their power.
At least PM Erdoğan had a model of some limited success, something the leftist ideologies have yet to embrace. So, having said that, what really, does the leftist ideology have to offer that has not already been demonstrated as insufficient to hold real power. Just like there are people alive today that saw the rise and fall of Soviet ambitions, so to, there are people alive that will see the failure of Chinese ambitions for the very same reasons, Just because they can copy the inventions of a successful business model does not mean they know how to make it survive. There are not enough Chinese in the world that can make it better, because they do not know the liberty that makes it successful. And then back to PM Erdoğan; caliphates do not survive either. Just ask the heirs of the last one; where are they?

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