I quite readily stole this from Selous Scout this morning. I have seen it before but it never had the validity it does now. Or maybe I never had the brains to see what it all was about. Here it is.
Something to Think About
About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:
"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government."A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury."
From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.
"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:
1. From bondage to spiritual faith;
2. From spiritual faith to great courage;
3. From courage to liberty;
4. From liberty to abundance;
5. From abundance to complacency;
6. From complacency to apathy;
7. From apathy to dependence;
8. From dependence back into bondage.
Looks like we're somewhere between #6 and #8.
I feel very much that this is an accurate analysis of our position these days. Never doubt that the system boys are banking on this to be true. And never doubt for an instant that they don't know about it, cause they damn sure do. I remember when Bill Clinton was having difficulties in the legal area and it looked like his ass was in the quicksand. I read some of the things his lawyer was filing and they looked like they had been filed by any Patriot you might meet on the street. The bastards in Washington know exactly what is going on and where it all stands according to the constitution. They are just boiling the frog and they know all about that too. There are no surprises. What will surprise them will be the reaction of we the people when the SHTF. And the shit is going to hit the fan. Never doubt that. The natural way of things will render the treachery of the powers that be to dust. Printing money out of thin air and loaning it to banks for no interest cannot go on forever. The chickens DO come home to roost.
For there to be any kind of a recovery we have to have jobs. We have to make things for the market place that are necessary. This country does not do that any more. China makes stuff but how necessary it is can be debated. If you can't understand this kind of talk just take my word for the fact that the whole shootin' match is going up in smoke. If you have food it will be because you produced it or you got on the government tit and they let you have enough to stay alive. Eating well will be the privilege of the producers. To say this in simple terms, grow it or grovel. Grow or starve. And a lot of Americans will be on their knees before this all gets ironed out. Either become a producer or sew some extra padding on the knees of your trousers.
Then, of course, we must learn to deal with those who would put us on our knees involuntarily. This is not a big problem to solve. You shoot the bastards. A man has no business on his knees unless he is praying to God. Or digging roots for foods or cures. But we have the perverted folks in Washington who would greatly love to put you on your knees. This must be resisted at all costs. DO NOT EVER LET THE BASTARDS GET YOU DOWN ON YOUR KNEES. And that includes those who would steal you into poverty. If they can steal your food supply they can force you to your knees through hunger. I am married to a forager and that is a good thing. Food grows wild and we can eat it if we but know what to eat. Most of the time we have food stored away. If it gets taken we go looking. But we stay off of our knees. You do the same.
Wild game is a tasty and healthy way to eat. Good organic meat. Anything from a songbird to a Whitetail deer. It may be messy and troublesome to exist off of wild game but it sure beats the hell out of going hungry or getting on your knees.
When this system snaps it is going to be ugly. And I mean uglier that you have ever seen. Things will be happening that you never dreamed you would see in America. Stone buildings will be the style of the future. With gun ports at strategic locations. Built over a small spring if you can arrange it. Nothing like having a water source that the scabrous bastards can't get to and poison.
I'll close for now and wish you all a good day. Our day is full of snow. It has been predicted that we will get six inches of the white fluffy stuff today and tomorrow. The kids will like it.