Friday, July 16, 2010

The South's Warning About Consolidation And Empire

From SLMN Blog:

15 July 2010The South's warning about consolidation and empire

The following was sent to me by Trevor in Virginia:

"Depend upon it, there is no difference between Consolidation and Empire; no difference between Centralism and Imperialism. The consummation of either must necessarily end in the overthrow of Liberty and the establishment of Despotism. If the worst is to befall us; if our most serious apprehensions and gloomiest forebodings as to the future of this respect are to be realized; if centralism is ultimately to prevail; if our entire system of free Institutions as established by our common ancestors is to be subverted, and an Empire is to be established in their stead; if that is to be the last scene of the great tragic drama now being enacted: then, be assured, that we of the South will be acquitted, not only in our own consciences, but in the judgment of mankind, of all responsibility for so terrible a catastrophe, and from all guilt of so great a crime against humanity."

-Alexander Stephens (1812-1883), Vice President of the CSA

I think it's safe to say the South has been acquitted, even if most of mankind has become too brainwashed to ever recognize it. We are as imperial as it gets now, but nothing will be done about it before the vindictive collapse. People today have become too dependent on government, like Alexis de Tocqueville once said, "they would rather live equal in tyranny then unequal in liberty." I fear we may have started an addiction based on entitlements that may never be cured by any revolution.

"Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too."

-Marcus Aurelius

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