By Chris Rossini
Sacrificing Liberty always starts so innocently, and then it ends so badly. Nothing good comes from giving up Liberty, which is why individuals in a free society should resolve never to do it.
But it's tough for a lot of people. They get bamboozled rather easily. Politicians, along with the big money people who sponsor them, are expert at couching each power grab in altruistic garb.
And, of course, there's always some kind of "emergency," either real, or completely made-up, to give a push to the populace. The emotion of fear is (by far) the most often exploited emotion by the political classes.
With each ratchet up of power, those who wield it get bolder and bolder in their beliefs about themselves. They drift away from the reality of being a human being, who only has the capabilities of being a human being. Instead, they start to see themselves as more than human, or at the very least, a special-type of human.
With a chronically frightened population at their fingertips, ready to jump through almost any hoop that's put in front of them, the temptation of believing that the world is literally your oyster must be overwhelming.
But, as is always the case, the manic drive for total power eventually comes to a head. Today, it is openly being discussed how the entire planet is going to be "Reset."
How unusual, considering the planet was never "Set" by individual human beings in the first place. There was never a man-made master plan to get us to the present moment. Thousands and thousands of years of individual choices got us here. No blueprints. No plans. That's how humanity works.
If there were some kind of man-made plan to get us to today, we surely wouldn't be alive right now. It would have failed very quickly. Human life and all the various civilizations that populate this Earth could never have been "planned" by men. The variables involved are infinite. You can't plan infinity.
And yet, humans have a knack for repeating the absurd. Here we are, constantly being told our fate. We're being told as if it's already a done deal. That's how utopians always operate. They have the great unknown and unwritten future mapped out in their minds, and they're going to tell you how the story goes. You just need to sit back, relax and watch it happen.
We're told that we will own nothing and be happy, be under constant surveillance, eat bugs and synthetic meat. Depending on who you are, you'll be able travel where permitted. The idea of the average person being able to see the world is over.
Every transaction will be monitored with digital currency. We're even told that we'll be turned into robot-humans! Nothing obeys so perfectly like a robot, right?
I wish that this ridiculousness simply existed on the fringes of society, but it doesn't! Our media touts it. Foreign media touts it. Billionaires brag about it. CEO's. The works!
How can so many be led so far astray?
Constant infusions of power.
Western elitists have been taking away Liberty and increasing power for more than a century straight! No corrections. No retracements. No pull-backs. Just constant and relentless power-grabbing.
With such a long streak of increases in power, is it any wonder that we're hearing what we're hearing? Is it any wonder that so many believe that they will create a neo-feudal planet, that no one can escape?
It's not a surprise at all. In fact, one should expect such a mentality to follow such a long streak of power-grabs. That's what power does to you.
There's good news and bad news.
We'll start with the good news.
This attempt at "Resetting the World" can't succeed any more than every other attempt in history could succeed. The ends are impossible, and the means can never be sufficient to satisfy impossible ends.
That's good for humanity. It will go on as it always has.
The bad news is the cost that ends up being paid for these mass delusions. The cost is very bad and it affects those who happen to live through it.
We didn't suffer the costs of the French Revolution or Napoleon. Most people today didn't suffer the costs of the Soviet Union, or the Nazis. Those costs were endured by those who lived at that time.
But we have suffered the costs of the terrible government policies in response to Covid. Look at what was done. Never in mankind's history were such costs endured by everyone on the planet.
What will be the long-term costs of the vaccines? No one knows! How will people cope with the financial crisis that everyone knows is coming, and that will be the biggest in mankind's history? Again, no one knows, but the costs will have to be paid.
Sacrificing Liberty always starts so innocently, and ends so badly.
The lesson is the same after every single mass delusion:
Never sacrifice Liberty.