MINING AFFAIRS FORUM
By Ken Thornberg
“From Republic to Empire to Republic”
Having just witnessed one of the most incredible political miracles in a long, long time, it should cause us to pause and recognize what we might just be “saving” ourselves from. I am not talking dollars and cents here. Instead, I am speaking of a hope and a future for our nation. I am referring to the republic which our Founding Fathers gave to us over 210 years ago that has been slowly eroded over several decades.
The transition from republic, to empire, to slavery is not without historic precedent. Rome should come to our minds immediately. The most magnificent republic ever was defended by such age-old heroes as Cicero and Cato the Elder who saw the powers of the state consolidated into an empire under Julius Caesar. Romans eventually succumbed to despots like Nero and Caligula. We have to ask ourselves if America has been following this same path. If we ask ourselves some tough questions, we may be able to determine if the Massachusetts senatorial election was just a “flash in the pan” or if it is a sign that Americans might actually be waking up. One of the unknowns is whether Americans voted only with their pocketbooks or if they are lifting themselves to a higher plane, recognizing a loss of freedom was overtaking them at a rate where we could never recover what we’d lost. Have they awakened to the truth that the change President Obama promised was a slide into collectivism with an oligarchy ruling instead of the people? There are probably many reasons for this shocking election, but I wish to review just one of the possible reasons, that of America’s role as world policeman and the change in the Democratic stance on the wars we are involved in.
The Roles of Interventionism and Isolationism
Our forefathers insisted upon noninterventionism not because of our nation’s material weakness at that time. Instead, it was because of its moral strength. They understood Shakespeare’s admonition from Measure to Measure: “It is excellent to have a giant’s strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.” The Founders understood that America could not be an empire abroad and remain a republic at home. (A republic defined as a government of law, a democracy being one of majority rule only which can change at a whim)
John Quincy Adams made a powerful statement at a July 4 oration: “America…well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own…she would involve herself beyond the power of extraction, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assure the colors and usurp the standard of freedom.” He continued, “The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force…she might become dictatress of the world. She would no longer be the ruler of her own spirit (my emphasis).”
The Council on Foreign Relations, among other Elitists, would disagree with Adams. That is one major reason why President Obama violated his campaign pledge to wind down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has instead increased troop strength and our involvement. Were those two third world nations a genuine threat to our country’s freedom, or just to its oil supply? A supply which was crippled through our own government environmental regulations and the eco-extremists leading the charge. The CFR, whose members “lead” our president and his cabinet, promotes “benevolent global hegemony,” meaning that it wants a preponderant global influence and authority of our nation over other nations. How arrogant can they be?
Public Sentiment is Changing Quickly
Pew Research Center, in December, prior to Obama’s Afghan troop increase, put out the following: “In the midst of two wars abroad and a sour economy at home, there has been a sharp rise in isolationist sentiment among the public. For the first time in more than 40 years of polling, a plurality (49%) says the United States should “mind its own business internationally” and let other countries get along the best they can on their own. Four years ago, 42% agreed that the U.S. should “mind its own business” in international affairs; in December 2002, just 30% agreed with this statement. At the same time, there has been a rise in unilateralist sentiment. Fully 44% say that because the United States “is the most powerful nation in the world, we should go our own way in international matters, not worrying about whether other countries agree with us or not.” That is by far the highest percentage agreeing since the question was first asked by Gallup in 1964.
Americans do indeed need a wake-up call. Possibly this survey is showing us that Americans finally “get it.” We need to awaken to the fact that a partially submerged power elite that seeks to create a global hegemony under their control has diligently subverted our republic and that Americans are to pay the price of those evil ambitions. Said Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. in the CFR’s Foreign Affairs magazine for July/August, 1995, “We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood, as well as in words and money.” As well as in the coin of stolen individual liberties! How blunt can an Elitist be? America was admired for decades for minding its own business and has now become one of the most hated nations on earth for the universal practice of imperialism by the dollar, as its substitute for the sword. In other words, we are using foreign aid and trade as a “Bribe ‘em instead of bomb ‘em” foreign policy.
America’s Image Has Changed Drastically
Anne Williamson, author of Contagion, a book about the machinations of the international Bankster elite, shared the following in an interview: “The U.S., around the world, is no longer seen as the champion of liberty or the friend of the downtrodden. We’re seen as a bully. And if we don’t get our own way with our dollars, we’ll bring in the bombers.” Foreign aid “really is the use of the taxpayer’s money on behalf of Empire, and instead of sending soldiers we are sending dollars. And that is how we are getting control of these foreign countries and getting into their financial affairs. The IMF moves right into the nation’s central bank and then they collapse the economy.” The ensuing turmoil creates opportunities aplenty for “peacekeeping” missions by the UN or its affiliates, such as NATO. Could this even be a reason why officials in Haiti hate receiving American aid for its earthquake victims?? Benjamin Works, founder of the Strategic Issues Research Institute of the United States, has gone even further. He points out that if you’re a foreign leader who wins an election and goes against the globalist party line, watch out! “Ask Indonesia, Peru, and Austria…they will freely interfere in foreign elections to assure the victories of their allies. If an anti-globalist opponent wins, as with Mr. Haidar in Austria, or Fujimori of Peru, they isolate and vilify that opponent.”
One last part of this plan is to “get the (people of America) to accept NATO as an offensive army,” says Williamson. “While NATO’s role is being expanded, the globalist elite is ‘hollowing out our national military.’ More and more assets are being transferred to NATO…the goal is to get the U.S. to where it is dependent upon NATO for its own defense and that will be the end of the argument. They (the globalists) will never have to worry about American public opinion again, because it will be an international alliance, the American President won’t run it, and the new nations of Eastern Europe—those boys will be the fighting troops, and eventually as the Empire expands, and they continue to collapse foreign economies, they will get their mercenaries. It will be a wonderful jobs program for impoverished people in the Third World, to become soldiers for NATO.” Said statesman Rob Welch years ago, “It was our subscribing to NATO treaties in 1949, not our having originally join the UN itself in 1945, which...constituted an actual and formal repeal of the Declaration of Independence.”
Could Massachusetts, along with the Pew Research survey results, be signs that Americans are tired of policing the world, being a bully, spending our nation into oblivion, transferring our rights and freedom to a ravenous federal oligarchy, and paying more interest on our debt to Banksters than our entire government spent in one year just a decade ago? We shall see. It is never too late and I am encouraged by a few small signs. Indignation over injustices should lead to enlightened action. If it doesn’t, we are only adding to despair and fueling the attitude that darkness and moral depravity in our nation is normal. We need to adhere to the words of our Pledge of Allegiance “…and to the republic for which it stands,” not to an Empire. Maybe the Tea Party movement and other freedom-loving organizations (not a political party since they both seem to do the same things by and large) can help make popular the hope for less government, more individual responsibility, and with God’s help, grace, and blessing, a better world!