PHOTO: Karl Marx (1818–1883) is best known not as a philosopher but as a revolutionary, whose works inspired the foundation of many communist regimes in the twentieth century.
The American way of independence, entrepreneurialism, and liberty has been under assault for decades.
The cultural foundations of the United States and its institutions are devolving along the lines of some futuristic apocalyptic novel and producing social, moral, and economic dry rot that can lead only to chaos and ruin.
Attacks on individuality, freedom and personal responsibility for most of the last century have resulted, as Alexis de Tocqueville once predicted, in a gradual degradation of the people and the descent into slavery of once-free people.
As Benjamin Franklin said, when the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.
In collectivist nations like Cuba, Russia, China and North Korea, the dependence came by tyrannical force.
Even the path of soft socialism that progresses stealthily toward greater and greater government control is inevitably a slippery slope to ultimate destruction. During Rome’s final days, people were so distracted by social decadence, hedonism, materialism, corruption, and rejection of basic truths that they failed to notice their rights and liberties were being dismantled. No one remembered and stood up for their foundational values. Rome suffered from excess, which led to laziness, which led to tyranny. Americans today are buying into the same mindset as evidenced by twice electing to the presidency Barack Obama, a leader who believed the people were too selfish, greedy, and reckless to make economic decisions for themselves.
Scottish professor Alexander Tyler describes an endless cycle societies undergo, from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from great courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, and from dependency back to bondage.
America is in the dependency stage and we are witnessing and living through what can only be the political, cultural and economic decline of the United States and the fall of Western Civilization. Though America has been cut to the core, the liberty tree has not yet collapsed. People of character, conviction, and courage should stand up against the collective madness and together restore America as the beacon of freedom it once was, and must be again.
Reported by: WND