Living in an Imperial World

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 30 Sep 2007 11:39:25 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Karen Kwiatkowski at - the American Republic is dead, says retired Col. Kwiatkowski. Stone. Cold. Dead. The only practical thing to do is to realize that sad fact, and get on with living free. [lew]

Recognition of reality is liberating. When Jesus said, "the Truth will set you free," I'm not sure he was directly speaking of the governments of men. But recognizing the unreality of a once treasured concept -- in our American case, a vibrant past and future republic, may in fact free us to do what we need to do.

"And what is that, exactly?" you ask.

Recognize that the republic is dead, and that we owe its rotting bloated corpse no loyalty whatsoever.

This done, act accordingly. Publicly and privately, we should observe the corpse as a public nuisance, a pollutant both aesthetically and materially. When the yellow brick road leads us to the grand doors of government services, we should not avert our gaze but instead pull back the curtain, grandly, loudly, with the contagious laughter of a child, or the righteous anger of a soldier back in pieces from a war, like most wars, that was from the beginning a brutal political lie.

Will we insult a federal or state employee, a law enforcer or judge? Will we anger a politician, a lobbyist, a corporatist employer, or a government news organ for stealing our lives, our freedom of movement and thought, our productivity? We should certainly aspire to do so, with the zeal of missionaries.

Add comment Edit post Add post