Friday, April 15, 2016
Prophesy of the fall of American democracy
Progressives of today are clueless of yesterday!
When you do not know history, you will repeat History!
Alexander Fraser Tytler, a European historian published The Decline and Fall of the Athenian Republic.
In his publication, Tytler reported that from his research he had determined the following:
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.
From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising them the MOST benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy ALWAYS collapses over a loss of fiscal responsibility, always followed by a dictatorship.
The average of the world's great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith,
From spiritual faith to great courage,
From courage to liberty,
From liberty to abundance,
From abundance to selfishness,
From selfishness to complacency,
From complacency to apathy,
From apathy to dependency,
From dependency back again to bondage."
** Henry Wallace, Roosevelt's VP from 1941 to 1945, also wrote that he had observed the beginning of a SLIDE into Despotism and Socialism within the attitudes of Washington's elite. According to Wallace, well-intended leaders with personal agendas would precipitate the LOSS of individual freedoms:
*** "So enlisted, men may rightfully feel they are serving a function as high as that of any minister of the Gospel. They will not be Socialists, Communists, or Fascists, but plain men trying to GAIN by DEMOCRATIC methods the professed objectives of the Communists, Socialists, and Fascists…"
**** Likewise, in 1944 Norman Mattoon Thomas espoused Wallace's theory with his prophesy of the fall of American democracy—and the mechanism that would be used:
"The American people will never knowingly ADOPT socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism,' they will ADOPT every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a SOCIALIST nation, without knowing HOW it happened.
I need no longer run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party.
The Democratic Party has ADOPTED our platform."