On Sunday, the elected majority demonstrated to all that they believe they can construct a “more perfect Union” by means of a government takeover of our national health care system. Proven powerless to stop it were those in the elected congressional minority, as well as those of us in the non-elected majority who believe in the limitations on the federal government that the Constitution placed on it as written by the Founders.
The social consequence of this takeover will be unimaginable to those who–some with the best of intentions–have chosen to ignore the realities of this fiscal recklessness. (I was about to use the “quotation” attributed to Alexander Fraser Tyler about “a democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government; it can only exist until voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury,” but it appears that this saying is at best a loose, out-of-context paraphrasing of an earlier quotation by Tyler, so I’ll forgo the temptation even though it fits quite nicely in this situation.)
It would be nice if we could take solace in the knowledge that there is much that has yet to take place in both the House and the Senate before this bill is implemented as the “law of the land” but, make no mistake, that day will soon come and the effect, if the legislation allowed to stand, will change the course of history for the United States of America. But then again, I guess that’s exactly what Obama had in mind when he promised to fundamentally transform the nation.
There is no way that we, as a nation which is losing productive, non-government, jobs faster than we can possibly create them in a global economy, will be able to avoid bankruptcy as the deficits mount by the trillions of dollars. We will likely lose our AAA bond rating and, as a result, we will be forced to pay higher and higher interest rates on money that we will be forced to borrow in order to avoid issuing a steady stream of IOU’s rather than actual checks to the beneficiaries of the government entitlement programs. Whatever growth we might have been able to muster will be stifled by the higher interest rates and the ballooning payments on our national debt. Listen to what Moody’s credit rating report recently said (emphasis mine):
Growth alone will not resolve an increasingly complicated debt equation. Preserving debt affordability at levels consistent with AAA ratings will invariably require fiscal adjustments of a magnitude that, in some cases, will test social cohesion.
The chief author of the Moody’s report, Pierre Cailleteau, goes on to say (again, emphasis mine):
We are not talking about revolution, but the severity of the crisis will force governments to make painful choices that expose weaknesses in society.
The glaring “weakness” in our society is a lack of cohesiveness caused by the festering animosity that I spoke of in Extreme Goal: The End of Whiteness between the amalgamated forces of what I defined as “anti-whiteness” and those of us who remain faithful to the traditions of our forefathers by placing a high value on Judeo-Christian principles and individual responsibility to the personal God of the Scriptures. The inevitable “painful choices” suggested in the Moody’s report will exacerbate the social tensions between these forces to the point where a full rupture is the likely consequence. So it may not be a revolution that Moody’s is “talking about,” but it will certainly be a highly toxic and tense relationship between these groups, toxic to the point of being incendiary.
Of course, we will work as hard as we can to bring this drive towards a socialist/Marxist culture to a halt in November, and I expect that there will be some short-term success. However, if you consider the powerful political and economic tools now available to the Obama administration and look closely at the national demographics projected over the coming decades, the long-term prognosis is grim. It’s just a matter of time until, black or white or somewhere in between, rich or poor or somewhere in between, those of us who revere the traditional values that define what America was intended to be by our forefathers and all those who have since given their lives to preserve–not just a piece of land or even a population of people within some geographical boundary, but rather an idea–will become a permanent minority.
Before that happens, we must answer the burning question: How much is it worth? How much is it worth to preserve this idea? How much is it worth to salvage what hundreds and hundreds of thousands of Americans have fought and died for? Will we yield, albeit slowly and with all of the resistance that we can muster, to the inexorable march towards a European-type welfare state, or will we “mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, our sacred Honor” to defend this idea against its enemies? And how will we do that?
Frankly, I don’t know what lies ahead. We may never recover, no matter how vigorously we fight to regain control of our lives. It may well be that the warning contained in the Moody’s report will come to pass and the question will be answered for us. Our opposition–and, unfortunately, our young people–have been schooled in the Marxist Alinsky methods and the Marxist/anarchistic rhetoric of Jeremiah Wright and are unquestionably formidable, but we have a surer source of power and guidance on our side: the God of the Scripture that our Founders appealed to. This is not a battle that we are going to be able to win through ordinary human effort, no matter how strong and sincere it might be. Our strength is in the “divine Providence” that the Founders relied on for protection as they faced the daunting task of forming a “more perfect Union” and we must not lose sight of that. We cannot resort to means contrary to their belief and sacred pledge, or we shall surely fail. If we take the course of violence of any sort, other than justifiable self-protection that any individual is entitled to, we forfeit any claim that we might have to the same Divine protection that the Founders depended so completely on to get them through the battle.
Our first goal is to find a voice on the national scene who truly represents the values that we believe in and then support that person with our volunteer labor and financial contributions. Of the present field, and with admittedly limited information (I’ve been fooled before), I see hope in the likes of Mike Pence and Paul Ryan. In any case, I suggest that we all begin today to ask ourselves that burning question: How much is it worth? If we do not, the time may well come when the opportunity to revisit that question may not be available to us. Comforting, self-medicating platitudes such as “it can’t happen here because Americans always come through” won’t be enough, because it can. In fact, look at Sunday — it just did.