In this short video, Bill O’Reilly and Newt Gingrich point out, “There is something really, really wrong.”
Yep. There is something really, really wrong.
That something is an ideology that is subverting American culture and long ago subverted mainland Europe. The United Kingdom is stuck in the middle but leaning strongly toward the European mainland’s ideology, seemingly unable to divorce itself from the massive, expensive and un-elected EU bureacracy.
America was once a society and government based on God-given rights and natural laws as described by David Hume, John Locke, Adam Smith, and others of the Scottish/English/Irish enlightenment which led to naturalists like Charles Darwin discovering by observation how nature solved its problems, for example evolution. Instead, since before WWI America has been and is being pushed today into the rationalist, logical, humanist, hubristic ideology described by Kant, Baruch Spinoza, Leibnitz, etc. of the German/Dutch/French continental enlightenment culminating in Friedrich Nietszche rejecting truth, God, Christianity, morals and advocating the “will to power” and the eugenics of Robert Thomas Malthus and the Club of Rome.
This division is not new. Mainland Europe has long been there, and thus ideology-driven mainland Europe has had wars ever since its enlightenment and continues to be a class-based society. The inevitable solutions of human-rationality are more-and-more-government for every problem and a rationally-structured society. That leads to governments in conflict with each other and their various independently derived rationalized solutions, which leads to demands for a one-world-government and collectivism.
It is this hubristic, continental European supreme overconfidence in the human intellect that is driving globalism, open borders, multi-culturalism, elimination of capitalism, elimination of private property and sovereignty (except for elites). It is epitomized in the un-elected bureaucracies and elites at the UN, EU, World Bank, IMF, Davos, and the CFR.
America was founded in opposition to all of that. American men and women have fought and died in support of God-given rights, individual freedom, and a government limited and controlled by the people. That was written into a Constitution and Bill of Rights which was designed to be protected by a republican form of government, not a collective democracy and certainly not by an oligarchy of elites who believe they know best. George Washington, who among many others risked his life and his fortune to free America from Europe’s feudalism, America’s first president easily who could have been king but honorably stepped down after his term and returned to private life, is called a racist slaveowner and his name is defamed by BLM, Antifa and their allies.
Instead, today and for the last 50 years, elected and un-elected bureaucrats do not step down, but retain their positions and enrich and empower themselves and their family and cronies for 3, 4 and 5 decades. Our government could be called the House of Lords.
Instead, and especially after the over-confidence in American government that came after WWII, many Americans have been subverted to European ideological humanism and over-confidence in the human intellect.
Instead of praying to God to help us with our human weaknesses and sins, we have forgotton our humility and we proudly celebrate our past successes and idolize a technological future including but not limited to merging man and machine and living forever.
Instead, today America has a gigantic, growing, expensive, unafforable, self-perpetuating government bureaucracy which sets rules, laws and actions unto itself which are categorically opposite to those which apply to mere citizens. Appointed and elected bureaucrats are paid far more with far more benefits than the average citizen who theoretically employs and pays them.
Instead of being a limited government run for and by the people, our elections are dominated by wealthy celebrity and corporate elites and their private foundations and action committees driving electoral processes which are financially out of reach for common citizens.
Instead, today’s American government is similar to a European oligarchy with its ladder of feudal lords and ladies of the royal court, with their special conditions and demands from their fiduciaries. Their special rules and privileges do not apply to the common people. America now has a government run by its elites, like European government…versus the original republic designed into the Constitution. America’s entrenched government and left wing supports the globalist, collectivist utopia promoted by UN and EU elites who openly call for elimination of sovereignty and capitalism. It is an ideological tower of Babel.
A sincere academic study has shown that America is now an oligarchy: the will of the people is being ignored except to fashion it into the next ‘red meat’ rhetoric and reset button to be promoted by mainstream media, which is owned by elites. The study indicated “that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence.” As O’Reilly, Gingrich and the Fox News interview demonstrate, it is not permitted to publicly question one of the elites such as George Soros even on supposedly right wing Fox News. Is America an oligarchy? That was the conclusion of this 2014 study by these two prominent US political scientists.
“But we believe that if policymaking is dominated by powerful business organizations and a small number of affluent Americans, then America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened.”(1)
Yes, “There is something really, really wrong.” Are you bending the knee and practicing kissing the ring? Or, are you standing for individual liberty and national sovereignty?
(1) Reference: Testing Theories of American Politics:Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens, by Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page. https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf