Note (24AUG2020): So, the election will be between Biden/Harris and Trump/Pence. The House of Representatives likely will remain Democratic. The Senate? Nobody knows. Either way, the remnant of the original Republic will continue to succumb to the ravages of democracy.
When asked if the Founding Fathers had created a republic or a monarchy, Benjamin Franklin unhesitatingly replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” He did not say “democracy”.
To the Founding Fathers, the word, democracy, was an obscenity. The American Revolution had laid the foundation for a democratic republic not a republican democracy, let alone a pure democracy. Today, that original vision is going … going — to be replaced by a quasi-Marxist tyranny.
A seemingly trivial example going unnoticed is the announcements on statements from financial companies and elsewhere including government. No further acceptance of payment in foreign currency or in U.S. dollars via checks issued by foreign banks.
After forcing banks on foreign soil to close accounts by us “U.S. persons”, thereby denying to Americans banking accounts off-shore, the economic tyranny now is extending even further. The message? Keep your money where the government can seize it at will, and seize it it will. Remember, political tyranny follows economic. Most Americans will not care until it affects them personally. Too late!
We Americans have allowed ourselves to be led to the bank of the River Styx by agents of evil in the name of goodness. We are about to allow ourselves to be led across its black waters into a netherworld from which no great nation returns. Can Trump reverse our march into Hell? If so, how? Martial law?
“Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” – Mao Zedong (1893-1976)
Behavior. A function of context and consequences. Political behavior? No exception.
In 1776, these United States of America began as a paternalistic, democratic republic founded in violent rebellion by Christian Euro-Caucasians. In 1900, 50% of American citizens still possessed blue eyes; today, 10%. As recently as 1965, the nation remained 85% Euro-Caucasian; today, barely 50%.
Since life began on Earth, two characteristics defined it; namely, 1) metabolism to produce free energy for survival and 2) reproduction. Survival depended upon control of territory and resources. Ninety-nine percent plus of species have failed to survive.
Civilizations, too, survive or die. Most die.
Western civilization began its own rapid death-spiral in 1914 with the outbreak of the Great War in Europe, setting the stage for eventual suicide. After the War, the spiral accelerated with men granting women the vote; thereby, undermining patriarchy in favor of matriarchy even though there never has been a successful matriarchal society of importance in the history of mankind.
“If civilization had been left in female hands, we would still be living in grass huts.” -Camille Paglia (b. 1947)
The next great war witnessed the final nail in the coffin beginning in the 1930s with the rise of the Nazis in Germany. Hitler started the second great war then lost it. With that war came the fall of European colonial rule and the decline of White Supremacy. Euro-Caucasians willingly, even joyfully, began surrendering their hard-won but easily lost territories and resources to other races and sub-races.
After World War Two ended, temporarily basking in the satiating sunshine of being the “last man standing”, Americans allowed their behavior to fall under the control of adventitious forces, squandering their preëminence by bringing their political, economic, social, and military behaviors under the control of personal opinions from The Left characterized by arrogant ignorance and its abstract ideologies divorced from reality.
Ultimately, however, reality always rules. That which seemed to many so right was so wrong.
“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.” -Yogi Berra (1925-2015)
The middle of the 1950s and the 1960s brought the beginning of the end for these United States as it had been. The Korean Conflict fighting a military action not to win. Judicial decisions based upon sociology of The Left not the Constitution of its Framers. The so-called Civil Rights Act of 1964 even though the amorphous term, civil rights, appears nowhere in the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution. The Hart-Celler Act of 1965, ushering a tidal wave of immigration, legal and illegal, by non-Europeans and non-Christians. The losing, profligate Vietnam Conflict based upon lies followed by other conflicts that, combined with a profligate welfare-state, drained the national coffer.
By 1980, the nation had gone from the largest creditor to the largest debtor. By the 2010s, despite the collapse of the Soviet Union, the nation was “broke” in the words of Speaker of the House, John Boehner.
By 2020, these United States had become a fragmented nation on fire and in terminal decline according to China, the immense power of which American politicians and commercial moguls helped to create. Then came the release of the Wuhan-virus, the development of which the American government helped to finance.
Now in the midst of a global plague caused by that continually mutating virus and on the verge of international economic collapse — both predicted in the novel, Retribution Fever (2018), Americans face a presidential and congressional election on the third of November. With the allowing of unrequested, postage-paid ballots returned via the mail by whoever gets their hands on them, accusations of a rigged election are likely to occur and rightly so.
If the corrupt, demented, potentially psychotic career-politician of The Left, Joe Biden, wins, not much will happen from The Right. It will be all over but the shouting.
If President Trump wins, watch the mayhem erupt from The Left. Shouting will be the least if it. Then?
“The Constitution is not a suicide pact.” -Justice Robert H. Jackson (Terminiello v. Chicago, 1949)
Retribution Fever predicted a similar series of events. The novel also raised the specter of martial law to resurrect the Founding Fathers’ vision. Given the current context, will Trump declare martial law? If so, will he wait until after the election?
Electoral results notwithstanding, he may see the need for doing so. If he wins, mayhem. If Biden wins, disaster.
If Trump does declare martial law? What will be his goal? Will he have a plan? If so, based upon what?
Retribution Fever describes in detail a comprehensive plan based upon Biobehavioral Science. In that regard, the book is unique. It provides a remedy for the rot infecting the four, secular cornerstones of our society — government, law, education, and medical delivery.
The Chinese effectively have embraced Biobehavioral Science to fulfill their own goals, which largely are antithetical to the remnant remaining of American ideals and values. We can embrace Biobehavioral Science to fulfill the goal of having resurrected those traditional American ideals and values characterized by individual liberty with individual responsibility in a context of moderation, prudence, and charity — and we can do it better. Contained in that novel, Mr. President, are your goals and the plan to fulfill them. If you do declare martial law, ignore them at our peril. Behavior has its consequences.