Historically speaking, do you know how republics fail? Or what replaces them when they fall? Do you know how the factors that lead to the failure of republics are created and then exploited such that the failure of that republic is then assured? Do you know that there are people who have actually made it their life’s work to not only study these things, but also to implement them in the pursuit of toppling this republic, America? Are you aware that these people are currently in control of our entertainment and news media, our schools and all levels of our government? Would you know how to recognize them or their tactics? And if this formula for bringing down a free republic were tried on a global scale, would you be able to recognize that? All of this is happening right now, and do you know why most Americans don’t know anything about it? They don’t know because they don’t know and understand history, and they don’t know and understand history because the very people I just mentioned took these subjects out of our schools so that we wouldn’t be able to recognize what they are doing to us.
Historically, republics fail when the people become fat, dumb and lazy. So check those three off the list because we are fat, dumb and lazy. The people get this way because liberty inevitably leads to economic prosperity, and, unless the people remain virtuous, that prosperity causes them to become fat, dumb and lazy. The only way to remain virtuous is to hold to faith in the Creator. So check those two off, as well: we became prosperous and we kicked God out of the public square. But how is a society kept fat, dumb and lazy? Through bread and circuses, that’s how. The media and government make sure there is no real hunger and that we have all the entertainment (including uninhibited sex – a la Huxley’s Brave New World) we want. This way, there is no real need so they can keep us lulled to sleep until it is too late to stop them. Check these off the list, too, because this is exactly what a welfare state is all about: keeping the people with just enough that they do not revolt. So, the last thing on the list is what replaces a republic when it falls? Tyranny is what replaces a republic when it falls.
But what if this same formula for creating tyranny were to be applied to the entire globe? How would that work? And how would we recognize it if we saw it happening? Well, if we knew history, we would have some idea of what to look for. First, we would know that the only way oppressive governments can keep the people under control for any length of time is to present them with some external threat that is greater than the oppression of their own government. Traditionally, this was done through wars, but, as war became more destructive, the notion of ‘the moral equivalent to war’ was created. The whole idea is to scare people into willingly submitting to the government in the name of protection from this greater threat. This way, the people are more afraid of the threat than the oppression of their government, so they not only submit to oppression willingly; they also dedicate their efforts toward defeating the threat. Read Orwell’s 1984. The story line will brilliantly illustrate how this principle works. It will also help you see how it is in play in our world today.
But how would someone apply this formula on a global scale where – by definition – there can’t be an outside threat? Well, if we were being invaded by aliens that would work. But we don’t have any alien invasions on the horizon, so they need something else. They need something that – if they can successfully sell it to enough people – it will create enough panic to scare people into going along with whatever the government dictates. Whatever this ‘moral equivalent to war’ may be, it has to be something that threatens the very existence of the entire world. Otherwise, it won’t work. Naturally, these dictates will be ‘for the good of the world,’ but they will still be global dictates, and that is global tyranny.
But this brings p something else they will need before they can implement this formula globally. They need a global government. Unless there is a central authority to speak for the entire world, opposing governments will get locked in a struggle to be that authority and the formula will not work – at least not globally. So, luckily, we do not have to worry about this formula being implemented globally because we have never seen a world-wide threat being pushed by a global governing body:
[NOTE: if you doubt the ‘formula’ I described, then do some research and you find that this is exactly what Woodrow Wilson tried to do in WW I and the aftermath with the League of Nations.]