Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Rule by Thieves: 'Greensboro's' Kleptocracy

The first and most important thing to understand about politics is this: forget Right, Left, Center, socialism, fascism, or democracy. Every government that exists — or ever existed, or ever will exist — is a kleptocracy, meaning ‘rule by thieves.’

The 'divide' between Tony Wilkins and Nancy Vaughan and the rest
which really doesn't exist for contributor wants

Competing ideologies merely provide different excuses to separate the Productive Class from what they produce. If the taxpayer/voters won’t willingly fork over to end poverty, then maybe they’ll cough up to build a performing arts center and fund a Ponzi scholorship scheme. Conflicting ideologies, as presently constituted, are nothing more than a cover for what’s really going on, like the colors of competing gangs.

'Greensboro's' kleptocracy (a government ruled by thieves) continues to suck our community down a rabbit hole into a parallel universe in which the government is all-powerful, and the citizenry is powerless to defend itself against government agents who steal, spy, lie, plunder, abuse and generally inflict mayhem and sow madness on everyone and everything in their sphere.

This begs the question: if the government is overstepping its authority, abusing its power, and disregarding the rule of law but no one seems to notice—and no one seems to care—does it matter if the government has become a tyrant?

Democracy has given way to kleptocracy in 'Greensboro', and representative government has been rejected in favor of rule by career politicians, corporations and thieves—individuals and entities with little regard for the rights of citizens.

This dissolution of that sacred covenant between the citizenry and the government—establishing “we the people” as the masters and the government as the servant—didn’t happen overnight. It didn’t happen because of one particular incident or one particular president. It is a process, one that began long ago and continues in the present day, aided and abetted by politicians who have mastered the polarizing art of how to “divide and conquer.”

Unfortunately, there is no magic spell to transport us back to a place and time where “we the people” weren’t merely fodder for a corporate gristmill, operated by government hired hands, whose priorities are money and power.

How do we stop the hemorrhaging?

Start by waking up. Pay attention to what’s going on around you. Most of all, think for yourself.

As H. L. Mencken observed:

"The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are."

https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/rule_by_thieves_one_week_in_the_life_of_the_american_kleptocracy
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