Saturday, October 4, 2008

Over the Cliff

Rational Self-Interest

I don't know exactly when it happened, but the United States has passed the point of no return. It is now, and will remain until its final collapse, a socialist nation. The arrogant, asinine, brazen, criminal, crushing, demeaning, demoralizing, destructive, dictatorial, disgusting, extortionate, horrifying, immoral, indefensible, infuriating, insane, insolent, insulting, rapacious, ridiculous, sickening, terrifying, and thuggish bailout law, enacted yesterday by the Politburo1, is only the latest in an unending program to erase the rights of the American people to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness.

There is no political road remaining that leads back to the principles upon which the U.S. was founded. No party—Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Constitution, or Green2—seems even to know about, let alone acknowledge or support, proper limits on government. According to their stated principles, they are each one dedicated to eradicating individual liberty.3 This has been proven time and time again by their words and deeds. There can be no more doubt about it: every active American political movement in existence endorses statism of some variety. Communism, socialism, fascism, nationalism, environmentalism, theism: all these evils, in their various combinations as openly and proudly professed by every extant political organization, are now inescapable.

So effective for so long as the very means of abolishing that which it lies about defending, a pretense of liberty will remain, perhaps for a few generations—it takes a long time for a huge ship to sink. But without another revolution, by those with the knowledge, courage, and resolve of Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin, an American descent into barbarism is inevitable. All that's left to the rest is to cling to what happiness they can while they still live.

1It has long since ceased to be anything similar to the body chartered to enshrine the rights of the people into law that the Constitution names "Congress."

2No other party is worth considering. Actually, none of those listed is worth considering either, but they're big enough to mention.

3In the phrase "individual liberty," the first term should be superfluous; unfortunately it is necessary.

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