Skip to comments."Absent legitimacy it's a sprint to whatever irreducible power center presents itself."
Posted on 07/23/2014 7:31:57 PM PDT by JoanVarga
We're no longer a nation of laws, we're a nation of men, specifically those men who were the first to figure out legitimacy is no longer a serious constraint, and there are no other constraints.
Absent legitimacy it's a sprint to whatever irreducible power center presents itself. As in any other no-rules fight, the violent prevail over the peaceful and the homicidal prevail over the violent. This isn't mere looting, major assets, even national assets, are in play. Mexico for example, one of the most violent countries on earth, is conqueringnot merging with, conqueringthe southwestern US. National borders are always under control, the only question is by whom, and events are answering that question. We forfeited this essential element of sovereignty by getting wrapped around our own prissy little axle while Mexico and its domestic enablers adapted.
The middle class is the designated prey in all this. This is unwise. Middle class America is no less violent than any other people. They seem passive because they're results oriented. They rise not out of blood frenzy but to solve the otherwise insoluble. Their methods of choice are good will, cooperation, forbearance, negotiation and finally, appeasement, roughly in that order. Only when these fail to end the abuse do they revert to blowback. And they do so irretrievably. Once the course is set and the outcome defined, doubt is put aside. The middle class is known, condemned actually, for carrying out violence with the efficiency of an industrial project where bloody destruction at any scale is not only in play, it's a metric. Remorse is left for the next generation, they'll have the leisure for it. We'd like to believe this is merely dark speculation. History says it isn't.
(Excerpt) Read more at woodpilereport.com ...
“Complex societies get so stupefying unintelligible, so convoluted and self-contradicting as to be the direct equivalent of lawlessness. “Government by enabling act” is getting to be so obvious even the media is noticing:”
Making ‘laws’ to cover for every lie, every theft, every sinful act is how the Koran got the way it is.
Our ‘government’ is becoming Islam.
Isn't that the liberal/democrat motto ?
If nothing is absolute, then nothing is ultimately legitimate.
Wonderful article, great post, thanks!
Good article and interesting site. Add my thanks for the posting.
i dispute the premise of the article “The middle class is known, condemned actually, for carrying out violence with the efficiency of an industrial project where bloody destruction at any scale is not only in play, it’s a metric. Remorse is left for the next generation, they’ll have the leisure for it. We’d like to believe this is merely dark speculation. History says it isn’t”. This may no longer be the case. Societies fail when the engine quits! i think the engine has been removed.
One thing I’ve always appreciated about Freepers: they actually read the article at the link! Tweepers? Not so much.
I should have said more precisely that if there is no idea that can be pointed to as “absolute”, no moral Rule to rule, then there can be no pretense to legitimacy by any agency of law or rule.
When the considerable numbers of the middle class figure out that the pretense to legitimacy is held by physical force alone, and no other moral constraint, then the chains come off, it’s going to be a helluva time to be alive.
You don’t seem to “dispute” it one bit. :)
I’ll add that the only difference between failed and removed would be the efficiency of rebuilding something without all the detritus in the way.