Demoralization: The foundation of our prison
So what happened? What went wrong? Since America’s declaration of independence in 1776, Our government has grown to a size way beyond the intention of our founding fathers. Income Taxes, Federal sovereignty, socialized health care, welfare, bailouts which monopolize private sectors. We are way passed “a necessary evil” and getting dangerously close to, “an intolerable one”. But, to point at our current state of government which in so many ways has become tyrannical, with frustration and blame toward it’s residing members , is to continue to be ignorant of the source of such evil. The necessary size of our government is always a parallel of the “necessity to be governed”. I placed quotes over this phrase because that is the variable which is debatable and we will discuss further a bit later. I don’t believe the reduction of freedom is justified but is the result of evil taking advantage of a generation’s transgression against the law.
This reminds me of what Paul wrote in his letter to the Roman Church:
“For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death.”
Paul here is referring to God’s law and not mans law, but with this verse we get to the real root of the problem and the source of man’s government. Sin. Thomas Paine speaks of government being instituted due to man’s vices, but that is about as far back that Paine goes. Paul here is referring to the vices themselves. Webster’s dictionary defines a vice as: frailty: moral weakness or a specific form of evildoing. Sin. Sin results in Laws. The original sin of man, resulted in Laws from God, and sin continues to provide the opportunity for more laws. So if freedom is the lack of laws and laws are the result of sin, we could conclude that where sin is absent, freedom is found.
Paul wrote to Timothy in this regard as well…
We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful”
Paine continues regarding the suffering due to government…
“when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamities is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer! Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built on the ruins of the bowers of paradise. For were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform, and irresistibly obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver; but that not being the case, he finds it necessary to surrender up a part of his property to furnish means for the protection of the rest; and this he is induced to do by the same prudence which in every other case advises him out of two evils to choose the least”
Paine recognizes that if man were to always submit to a God given conscience, laws to restrain man would not be necessary, and freedom would be complete.
An Ex KGB officer named Bezmenov once spoke regarding the communistic approach to take over a society through a brain washing process they called ‘Ideological subversion’. Bezmenov said the following:
“It’s a great brain washing process which goes very slow, its divided into 4 basic stages. The first one being ‘demoralization’. It takes from fifteen to twenty years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years to educate one generation of students of your enemies and expose the ideology without being challenged by the basic values of America. The result? The result you can see, most of the people that graduated in the 60’s, are now occupying the positions of power: Government, civil service, business, mass media, educational system you are stuck with them you can not get rid of them, they are contaminated, they are programmed to react to certain stimuli… The process of demoralization is complete and irreversible.”
Man’s lusts and vices have become the foundation and catalyst for a prison. When we look at the world we see an evil machine designed to enslave people. This system appeals to every aspect of a persons flesh and ego provoking them into transactions of sin which eventually result in lawlessness thus provoking the system to add additional layers of bondage through legislation. Then the process is repeated until a people are completely enslaved.
Bezmenov goes on to say the solution to this problem and only solution is a new generation of people with new values, with virtue.