What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
As humans we like to apply epithets to ourselves, allowing for categorization based on our affiliations, be they social, political, religious, or otherwise. For example, I can quickly classify myself in the following ways:
- I’m a Mormon.
- I’m a Conservative Constitutionalist.
- I’m a bachelor.
- I’m an RM.
- I’m an extroverted introvert (try making sense of that one).
Uniting ourselves with like-minded persons (sharing a similar epithet) allows for the exchange of ideas and services with those whom you trust because of a shared belief or ideal. We do it at church, at work, at home, and in countless other situations. The problem arises when the label which you’ve applied to your granfalloon is actually a misnomer, be it through naivetÃ© or intentional deceit.
Take, for example, politics.
Simply by reading its name, one would assume that the Republican Party would be a group of people who seek to defend, uphold, and promote the Republic. Instead, the leadership of this group has brought us rapidly into a socialist dictatorship. The party who claims to represent our Republic is sweeping it under the rug with the chunk of the Constitution that stands in their way.
The Democratic Party has started out on the wrong foot since we don’t have a democracy, contrary to popular belief. But as our nation’s leaders have steered us away from the Constitutional Republic to a tyrannical democracy where the majority rules regardless of divine law, this party has done its fair share of work in destroying democracy. Part of democracy is allowing your constituents the free speech they so divinely inherited, not creating for your first piece of legislation in a new session of Congress a bill that would destroy free speech and supplant basic democratic principles.
As a third and final example, look at the “Federal” Reserve. The name might suggest to the ignorant American an association with and oversight by the federal government. However, this unconstitutional organization is a private bank owned largely by foreign interests. Our nation is heavily in debt to international bankers that are anything but federal. This entity’s name, probably unlike the previous two mentioned, was a creation of intentional duplicity. As Michael Ruppert says in Freedom to Fascism, “The Federal Reserve is no more federal than Federal Express”.
The fruit of the Republic Party shows that they do not support the Republic.
The fruit of the Democratic Party shows that they do not support democracy.
The fruit of the Federal Reserve shows *oh so clearly* that it is not a federal institute in the slightest, and is destroying our economy and nation.
Epithets are very destructive when used for deceit and illusion. They lead the unsuspecting ignoramus down a path of misinformation and chicanery which are difficult to combat. As Charles Caleb Colton once said,
Malinformation is more hopeless than noninformation; for error is always more busy than ignorance. Ignorance is a blank sheet, on which we may write; but error is a scribbled one, from which we must first erase. (Source: unknown)