“Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.” ―
“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the “I have a dream” speech in Washington, D.C.
Today we are hearing about equality, equity, along with the big lies of “Wokeism.” These words are Marxist false flags that force, via government mandate, the elevation of one group over another group for political purposes.
MAKING PEOPLE EQUAL
The goal of Marxism is to make everyone equal as humans, as workers and as a people. The problem is when this is put into practice the individual is replaced by the state. As the powers of the government increase the freedoms of the individual shrink or disappear completely.
History tells us repeatedly that as government grows the individual shrinks. Just look at the former Soviet Union to understand what is now happening in America.
QUESTION: Will Independence Day 2021 go down in history as the day we the people lost our freedom?
In The Revolution Betrayed Leon Trotsky wrote:
The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced with a new one: who does not obey shall not eat. Exactly how many Bolsheviks have been expelled, arrested, exiled, exterminated, since 1923, when the era of Bonapartism opened, we shall find out when we go through the archives of Stalin’s political police. How many of them remain in the underground will become known when the shipwreck of the bureaucracy begins.
The people are replaced by government bureaucrats. The laws change from defending individual liberties to taking away the individual and replace the people with crushing state mandates, take the Covid pandemic as a recent example.
Covid shifted power from the individual to that state overnight. The pandemic was used by bureaucrats to take away individual freedom to assemble and replaced it with lockdowns and social distancing.
Covid took away the rights of business to remain open and prosper. It took away individual livelihoods and replace it with government hand outs.
Rev. William J. H. Boetcker spoke of the “Seven National Crimes.”
- I don’t think.
- I don’t know.
- I don’t care.
- I am too busy.
- I live well enough alone.
- I have no time to read and find out.
- I am not interested.
These seven crimes are the fundamental laws of Wokeism writ large. When we stop thinking, understanding, caring and find ourselves alone, bored and uninformed then our freedom is lost!
A FREE PEOPLE ARE NOT EQUAL
In a truly free society people are never equal. They are different and do things differently throughout their lives. From birth people are influenced by both nature and nurture. No two people are exactly the same when born. The same is true about people who have different life experiences. Even biological twins do not have the same life experiences.
It is fundamental that society understand that it must create opportunities that encourage and use these natural inequalities for the good of all.
The following sentiments were created by the Rev. William J. H. Boetcker, who lectured around the United States about industrial relations at the turn of the twentieth century. They are all the truth.
- You cannot bring prosperity by discouraging thrift.
- You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
- You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
- You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
- You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
- You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
- You cannot further brotherhood of men by inciting class hatred.
- You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
- You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
- You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
There are those who are hell bent on tearing down big men, weakening the strong, destroying the rich, inciting class hatred and taking away man’s initiative and independence.
The founding fathers understood this and that is why they wrote the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.
QUESTION: How many American patriots have been expelled, arrested, exiled, exterminated, since the 2020 election?
As we Americans approach Independence Day 2021, let us reflect on our freedoms and defend our liberties. If we fail to do so then American, as we have known it, will cease to exist as One Nation Under God and become one nation under big government.
Is this what we want for our children and grandchildren?
I think not.
Have a blessed July 4th.
©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.
One of the greatest threats that emerged from this pandemic is an expanding government unwilling to relinquish control and restore Americans' God-given freedoms. pic.twitter.com/47zzL2ClRT
— Congressman Fred Keller (@RepFredKeller) June 24, 2021