Skip to comments.The Revolution Was
Posted on 04/25/2010 12:35:18 PM PDT by dmitrybystrolyotov
There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of Depression, singing songs to freedom.
There are those who have never ceased to say very earnestly, "Something is going to happen to the American form of government if we don't watch out." These were the innocent disarmers. Their trust was in words. They had forgotten their Aristotle. More than 2,000 years ago he wrote of what can happen within the form, when "one thing takes the place of another, so that the ancient laws will remain, while the power will be in the hands of those who have brought about revolution in the state."
Worse outwitted were those who kept trying to make sense of the New Deal from the point of view of all that was implicit in the American scheme, charging it therefore with contradiction, fallacy, economic ignorance, and general incompetence to govern.
But it could not be so embarrassed and all that line was wasted, because, in the first place, it never intended to make that kind of sense, and secondly, it took off from nothing that was implicit in the American scheme. It took off from a revolutionary base. The design was European. Regarded from the point of view of revolutionary technic it made perfect sense. Its meaning was revolutionary and it had no other. For what it meant to do it was from the beginning consistent in principle, resourceful, intelligent, masterly in workmanship, and it made not one mistake.
The test came in the first one hundred days.
(Excerpt) Read more at rooseveltmyth.com ...
This is from one of the great books of the 20th century: “The People’s Pottage” by Garrett.
All Presidents since Roosevelt have just continued to build the state.
I love how the Democrats were crowing about the healthcare bill being the biggest thing since Medicare and Social Security. Now we will have three huge programs to bust the budget.
“This is from one of the great books of the 20th century: ‘The Peoples Pottage’ by Garrett.”
Thank you! I did not know that. I just read it online a long time ago and loved it. Then I joined Free Republic and noticed no one had posted it, so I had it.
Great post ! Thank you. ping for later print out and study.
“All Presidents since Roosevelt have just continued to build the state.”
How about Reagan — at least aside from the idiocy of the 1986 amnesty?
“Great post ! Thank you. ping for later print out and study.”
You’re very welcome! Glad you like it. I’ve been a member for a few days, and I suddenly thought “I wonder if they have ‘The Revolution Was’!” Well, Free Republic didn’t have it, so I posted it.
The “US Government” has a certain shelf-life, even though no one is certain what it is.
“America,” the idea of freedom and liberty, and a place of the mind an heart will never die, though it may ebb and flow, and someday be called by a different name.
To restate, the United States and America are not the same thing.
Thank you for posting this outstanding article.
It’s articles like this that first brought me to FR nearly over a decade ago. Thanks very much for posting it.
We do have this posted several times, but our search function on FR works very poorly.
I’m not being the posting police because some of the previous posting are getting rather old and it is great to have new interest in this frighteningly accurate map of the moves of the current administration.
I am positive that the nine steps mentioned in the article are posted on Rahm Emanuel and Barack Hussein mirror and they study it each morning. Asking themselves “What do we need to do today”?
Thanks for the heads up of the online printing of “The People’s Pottage”.
A link for any others interested in reading more of Garet Garrett’s work.