Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The Spiritual Cause and Effect of the War to Prevent Southern Independence, part 2
The Yankee/Industrial/Progressive/Expansionalist system is a linear one. On a micro level, the idea is for the individual to get a better job, a better house, a better car, a better education all in the pursuit of greater wealth in the form of material acquisitions. On a macro level, the state expands itself through unconstitutional acquisitions and wars abroad.
The agrarian /Southern ante-bellum system is cyclic. It is grounded in the seasons and all of nature aiming to provide a lifestyle that blends into harmonic balance with all of creation. Its goal is to provide sustenance and shelter. Thomas Jefferson, in the first sentence of the Declaration of Independence, writes : “When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.” Here, he clearly states the founding source not only of our independence from England but also for our system of government.
Jefferson further expounds his beliefs in this letter to James Madison:
“The earth is given as a common stock for man to labour and live on. If for the encouragement of industry we allow it to be appropriated, we must take care that other employment be furnished to those excluded from the appropriation. If we do not the fundamental right to labour the earth returns to the unemployed. It is too soon yet in our country to say that every man who cannot find employment but who can find uncultivated land, shall be at liberty to cultivate it, paying a moderate rent. But it is not too soon to provide by every possible means that as few as possible shall be without a little portion of land. The small landholders are the most precious part of a state.”
It should be of no surprise that, by the suppression of the agrarian South by the Federal army and the consequent crushing of Southern thought and culture, the founding principals of our country have been eliminated. Today there is virtually no understanding or practice, in mainline culture or in our Temples for Rulers, of the Powers of the Earth, the Laws of Nature or of Nature’s God.
The end result is that we have become that from which we declared out independence.
Perhaps no other principle has suffered more than that of freedom itself. Where our founders in 1776 and 1861 thought of freedom as simply being left alone, today it is routinely accepted that to be free means to be taxed, permitted, regulated, inspected, documented, numbered, photographed, licensed, policed, planned, zoned, spied on, lectured to and lied to. In short, the Yankee culture believes that freedom is something granted by the government to its people rather than the other way around.
We have become literally and figuratively a nation of suckers. By literally feeding on the labors of our own citizens and of the Earth and Creation we attempt to maintain an ever expanding “economy” based on the doctrine of more. Figuratively by swallowing the propaganda that “they” hate us because of our “freedom,” that we must kill for peace and that to protect ourselves we must support the wars and foreign occupations of an ever-increasing imperialist regime that started four-squarely with the destruction of our homeland in the mid nineteenth century. (to be continued)