Can We Take Back America Without Harming Her? (Part 10 of 12)

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Social Organization: the Strength and Weakness of Diversity

By: TLB Contributor: Ken Larive.

“Out of every hundred new ideas ninety-nine or more will probably be inferior to the traditional responses which they propose to replace. No one man, however brilliant or well-informed, can come in one lifetime to such fullness of understanding as to safely judge and dismiss the customs or institutions of his society, for those are the wisdom of generations after centuries of experiment in the laboratory of history.” — Will And Ariel Durant

The most successful social movements are the ones who have a clear and concise purpose to promote action, and there are powerful ideologies that have promoted collective mindsets in the past… If their premise is sound; if they are understood and accepted… these movements are sustainable for long periods of time, even generation to generation. I will mention a few below…

Most make a connection with the past, both in a positive and negative way… Some tie in what mistakes were made with reasoning not to repeat them, and others were just as profound to a cause as they are today… The success of a social movement seems most coherent when it projects itself beyond immediate gratification, like lower taxes or even the promise of a free phone… The most powerful affirmations have the ability to project itself to the future with a positive certainty and a collective good… An underlining motivation for something of a higher order, like truth, justice, liberty, gets its strength of purpose from morals and ethics, and brings people together for a common cause that cannot be readily denied. All, to the very last, rings of a universal truth.

The most powerful and fulfilling ideologues of the past might seem to have a simple mindset, and yet are so profound, so insightful, they live forever in the hearts and minds of men… “Give me liberty or give me death” was a very powerful inspiration for our founders, but it alone had no substance, no direction to a singular uniting purpose…. The affirmation alone was not enough,,, But when it was tied with a positive, optimistic, and tangible mindset, however, it developed a substance, a life, and it brought men together for a common goal. This united goal, once accepted, transcended all bounds of security, and men went forth with verve and volition out of duty and honor, prepared to sacrifice their fortunes, and their very lives for the cause. A cause bigger then themselves. A cause with its roots firmly planted in truth…

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” might seem to have validity in a time of peace, but a stretch when enemies are at the gates, and even more so when the enemies are perceived to be inside of your own government. Still, it must be considered as a most powerful and worthy goal from a moral standpoint, and its acceptance a standard worthy of a temperate man of conviction… Another, though now obscure, was once thought by many to be the very foundation of America: “Not might is right, but might for right,” and though it comes from a round-table fairy tale, it is a powerful moral motivator for collective behavior. Unfortunately, greed and unaccountability has all but destroyed that most loving motivator.

Nothing is communally stronger than a righteous cause, not even negatives like fear, and its off-springs, panic and terror. All of these positive assertions have genuine elements of goodness, and should be considered viable… Each of these insights have the ability to motivate action, redirected the mind, and propel men forward collectively for a common cause… and each reflect the finer elements of men and mankind… Each of these should be safeguarded as most precious to our human character, as each of these were hard won.

Movements like Civil Rights, abortion rights, gun rights, gay rights, the environmental movement, woman’s rights, animal rights, and consumer rights, are all in constant jeopardy by law interpretation and the needs of a changing dynamic society. Liberty sacrificed for security by a shredded constitution can promote a new agenda for government control, but there are no guarantees it will be for the common good… A Republic of the people can only survive if the populous have both virtue and vigilance… as it is an unrelenting and constant onslaught, and an ever present danger to our Liberty and way of life.

To safeguard our sacred American template, we the people must remain vigil. This can only happen when truth is sacred, and the cause just. We did not put “In God we Trust” adjacent to both money and law unless it was supposed to uphold them. Lose that standard, and you will continue to lose the America our founders gave us… and know this: stop one, only one religion from existing in the folds of America, and the whole thing is a farce. Liberty for all, or it is all hypocrisy…

Mandates can be issued quickly from the bench, or a hidden, closed-door session as well, and changes, some incremental, are hard to reverse. Changing fluctuations in law by even the simplest injection of contradictory and vague words can with time destroy the meaning of our laws, rendering them both useless and ineffective. Once injected, seemingly benign at the time, the future can be more manipulated by hidden agendas designed to enslave, as was the intent and purpose… This is the main enemy of any country…. To pass a bill into law unread is extremely irresponsibly and treasonous… and the passage of the Obama health care bill giving Government power over one third of the economy in one swoop, is certainly a case in point… And there are other changes making their way into law every day, like the oppressive powers of the Patriot Act and the NDAA. And, once passed, are most difficult to oppose…

The most powerful and transitional social movements are those who can find not only enough commonality to cross national boundaries, but social boundaries as well. Diverse populations who promote the most profound changes in the United States are those movements who draw involvement collectively from the diverse, and the most powerful are those who are considered by all to be righteous in nature. And truth is the unifying factor…

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” — Winston Churchill

“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.” — Ben Franklin

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