American Democracy; Endemic Defect

Once again, the American experiment nears the precipice of certain doom; the ellipse of the pendulum’s swing has breached native prohibitions, the trigger lock of One’s rational thought such that we now fire wildly at one another hoping to out-stupid ourselves into oblivion. A French political thinker from the 1800’s, Alexis de Tocqueville, stated of the America he observed in the following manner: “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.” He also stated, “The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.” It’s quite telling the way the first comment affirms the great talent of Our Representative Democratic form while the later illustrates the inherent defect in its glorious design.

We are, to be sure, a nation that has lost its ability to assert its common ideal simply because we no longer are able to identify it without fear of being chastised by a now deeply corrupted culture whose great fear is fueled by its very contempt for the order that allows it to exist! Yes indeed, we have moved well beyond the barriers that once allowed to openly disagree with one another but not at the expense of our bond to one another. How bad is it? We now have elected officials, so-called servants of the people, openly inciting division and by doing so openly confessing that they’ve so thoroughly contaminated the Ideal they are now prepared, not to restore or rejuvenate it, but to permanently overthrow it! That my Friends is Fascism.

                                        “Trump, to me, was a political novelty and                                              frankly I never thought he had a chance…”

Nearly two years ago I published an article discussing the dangers of a one-party rule which, at the time, seemed inevitable; Trump, to me, was a political novelty and frankly I never thought he had a chance given the stranglehold the political elite hold over this country. In that article I stated the following:

“…the great challenge for a Trump legacy was that he would not function within the system and by doing so draw the ire of the system upon him simply because of the threat he would represent to not only their hold on the process but the greater risk that his methodologies would expose them for what they are. The second danger, and perhaps most damning of all, is whether the American People would be able to identify the truth separate and apart from the manufactured crisis that would follow. How dependent are the American People? How much do they rely on the lie being repeated with such intense frequency they believe it to be true? Just as much as the Corporate Elite rely on expressing their control over the political process which keeps government contracts pouring billions of dollars into their coffers; they can’t survive without it. I predict that the importance of a Trump Presidency’s success will be in direct proportion to the size of the opposition that develops to destroy it.”

When a Nation is no longer willing to profess a devout reverence for the truth and a willingness, where it fails, to relentlessly restore it, it is no longer able to identify the foundations from which its ascendance was made possible; history reveals to us that every once great nation failed for this reason.

Curtis C. Greco, Founder

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