How can two equally intelligent human beings end up having completely opposing political opinions? How can indoctrination and manipulation run so rampant in human beings in this day and age? Why don’t we have a more cultured civilization at this point in the course of human history? How are we still so susceptible to social engineering? With the introduction of the internet into human lives how is it possible that we have the vast majority of human beings on this planet completely divided on how government, society, economy, and military should be used?
Misanthropy isn’t a flaw, it is realizing simple observation. The drones meander into the grinder, happily throwing their votes into the party that put them there in the first place. The last truly free civilizations are crumbling to the floor and those ruins will be that which the foundation of oppression is built on. America is standing on top of an extremely steep, extremely slick mountain-side. At the bottom of the mountain is restriction, infringement, and oppression, yet we have people just begging, no not begging but DEMANDING that we as a country jump down it. They slander our names if we question the thought, and they make us social pariahs if we dare stand up against it.
We are at such a critical moment in the course of history right now and the fact that we have so many people blatantly disregarding it is terrifying. It’s only a matter of time before society as we know it is a thing of the past if we do not work on stopping this trend right now.
History is a never-ending tome of knowledge. If there was anything in this world that I wish I could know everything about, it would be history. It is an endless supply of variables, what-if’s, and lessons of which we can all learn from. I think as a human living in the time of now it is easy to think of history as if it never really happened, like it’s a story in a novel on the likes of good, evil, and the massive grey in between in which the vast majority of us as human beings fall. It’s genuinely impossible to understand the gravitas of a situation that happened in a time before your existence, impossible for the human mind to truly be able to wrap around the concept of such incredible events. It’s also impossible to understand the gravitas of a situation in which you never lived.
So, with that all said we need to understand the scope of the decision that many Americans are so desperate to make. First, how many times has a society where the majority of citizens were armed been taken over, attacked, or invaded in any capacity? Second, how many societies have been run with a Socialist-style structure that were eventually taken advantage of by the powers-that-be? Third, how many of those societies became a Socialist-style structure with the promise of it being a great thing for everyone that lived there?
Oppression happens, you think certain ethnicities, orientations, or genders are oppressed? Ask the Lithuanians, Latvians, and Estonians who were dragged from their homes, put into Russian concentration camps and had their homes given to high ranking Russian families. Ask the Soviet civilians that were put into the Gulag and forced to work endless hours or be killed all because they were guilty of asinine crimes.
Have you ever been late to work?
In the Stalin era, a person who arrived late to work three times could be sent to the Gulag for three years.
Have you ever told a joke about a government official?
In the Stalin era, many were sent to the Gulag for up to 25 years for telling an innocent joke about a Communist Party official.
If your family was starving, would you take a few potatoes left in a field after harvest?
In the Stalin era, a person could be sent to the Gulag for up to ten years for such petty theft.
If we as human beings deny the lessons that have already been written by history, then we as human beings are doomed to repeat the atrocities of years past. Imagine if every house in Lithuania was armed, do you think Russian soldiers would have been able to just walk in, drag them out, and take possession of their homes, heirlooms, and money? Sure, it could have happened, but it would have resulted in the deaths of many Russian soldiers, which would have made it far less likely to happen in the first place.
The lessons are there, learn from them, learn to agree on facts because facts will never falter.