How All Government Systematically Destroys Peace & ProsperityBy David A. McElroy
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is a prime example of the thing corrupting any government. Recall her complaining that Catholic doctors opposing her pro-abortion mandate on them were problem constituents because “they have this conscience thing.” Apparently, Pelosi, the botox poster girl, finds those with a conscience alien to her cold mind. A psychopath, by the clinical definition, is someone who lacks a conscience.
Mankind’s propensity for rule by hierarchy stems from our logical desire for order in any society. It began quite naturally in the family, the basic unit of society, where parents rule children. This desire for order is rooted deep in the wants and needs of people seeking peace and prosperity, freedom and safety in comfortable environs where they can pursue happiness secure in their property. We are gratified by affirmations of “correct” beliefs reinforced by social engineers in the petri dish of our culture. The positions of power and influence that ANY government establishes draw psychopaths like moths to a flame, and this always leads to a system of management by crisis. These egotistic sociopaths always subvert the ideals of “good government,” and wear psychological masks appropriate to deceitfully win approval.
Our desire for a “father” or “mother” figure to lead us causes those actors in the political theatre to don such masks as will cause us to follow them. It would be most adult of us to choose self-rule, practicing, like libertarians, no force nor fraud upon our fellows. Christ did summarize all the law ever needed in the Golden Rule wherein you “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Good law is based upon love, which is integral with respect and justice. Jesus Christ cites the simple law of love in Matthew 22:35-40.
As Thomas Jefferson said, “He who governs best, governs least.” Or as the motto on our early pennies read, “Mind Your Business”. Discipline yourself, not others.
Government, by nature, is imposed, interventionist, and confrontational. It is incapable of love. It is a process, a force without conscience like fire, seeking only to consume and grow. George Washington said, “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” It will develop an institutional identity, like Uncle Sam, distinct and separate from the people it purports to represent. It is most dangerously unstable when centered upon a cult of personality, an emperor, priest or king. All institutions evolve to become self-serving, even those created with the most noble intentions. Such always come to see the people not as a constituency to serve, but only as a commodity to use. The process of “progressive” government has been seen time and again through the ages, in many forms. They failed, rotten to the core.
Government’s whole reason for being is to protect the people and resolve problems that threaten people, and therefore cannot grow in a stable society of peaceful contented people secure in their property. Therefore, rulers create problems so that they have an excuse to intervene in the affairs of the people. All government employs the Hegelian Dialectic in covertly creating a problem to disturb the people, and attract them to take a preconceived position amidst their left and right pincers to grasp more power or profit. Plainly, it is management by crisis, but discussed in public as being crisis management. Without problems, government has little to manage, little to administer, smaller cadres of employees, fewer offices, smaller budgets, less power. So they will create fear and chaos, poverty, ignorance and hunger, hatred and hurt, to tempt or scare people into traps that contented, educated and secure people would never enter.“