American Mercenary presents an essay regarding the pending, inevitable
change collapse of the World’s economy and when and how the power vacuum might be met. And by whom.
Financial collapse in and of itself is not a threat to freedom, it is when the economic collapse is used as a Reichstag Fire to consolidate political power and move away from freedom to tyranny that is the big worry. In Greece we see the collapse of the socialist state without any further power grabs, as the Greeks already gave up their freedoms to the socialist government in the first place. In Chile the Socialist Revolution was causing economic collapse with the nationalization of industry, and it took Pinochet to undo the damage and turn Chile around (leftists hate Pinochet because he didn’t let the Glorious Communist Revolution succeed).
In the United States the biggest expansion of FedGov power in peacetime was under FDR and the “new deal” which saw the politicization of the Supreme Court and the end of Congressional non-delegation of power doctrine. Up until that point it was accepted that Congress could not delegate its authority to a non-elected bureaucrat, and now we have the ATF writing its own rules and changing them frequently to discourage gun ownership, the EPA writing its own rules to discourage development, and the IRS writing its own rules to confiscate more property. (emphasis Guffaw)
What we need are effective civil leaders. Who will be this generations Benjamin Franklin? Thomas Jefferson? Thomas Keane? John Adams? George Washington served the Republic, he did not create it. His leadership transitioned well from military to civilian, but there are many who cannot make the transition. How different would our world be if the men of the Continental Congress couldn’t sell George Washington on the idea of a better government than the one he knew all his life? ~
~Now the coming collapse may not fundamentally alter us as a nation. But there are those who would use the collapse as an excuse to impose their vision of the future on all of us. I think it only prudent to have an alternate outcome planned and resourced, even if it is simply holding what we’ve got and not fundamentally transforming America.
You should go to the link and absorb the whole thing. The phrase “only prudent to have an alternate outcome planned and resourced…” sounded reasonable to me.
Sadly, I’ve few plans and no resources. Hopefully someone will.