C.S. Lewis warned of a great danger that lay ahead when he wrote, “Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely executed for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” Henry David Thoreau said in Walden that if he saw such an individual coming at him he would “run for his life.”
Pathetically today, Americans have allowed many bureaucracies, government, and quasi government organizations and political factions too much power to tyrannize millions of human beings in the name of protecting, providing or preventing society from peril, poverty, and disease. And just as tragic, if not even more so, are the millions of people who truly believe that these bureaucracies, government, and quasi government organizations and political factions really do protect, provide and prevent something terrible from happening to them. But most pitiful of all are the millions of others who denounce those who are attempting to expose these tyrants as being unpatriotic, un-American or even enemies.
Hermann Goering the second in command after Hitler himself wrote in this Nuremberg Diary in 1946, that “It’s always a simple matter to drag the people along. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifist for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
Today we have tyrants who in collaboration with the fearful demand that government protect us from every possible quarter...including health, wealth, education, any and all physical, emotional or mental adversary known and unknown. But the health of our nation’s populous ranks is nearly at the lowest level of all westernized nations, while the wealth of Americans has been pilfered in order to lend it to foreign nations (many of whom are truly our enemies) or to bail out top executives of banks and major corporations and the bill has been given to the tax payer. Education itself is no longer an elucidation but rather a thought control schooling process, brainwashing moldable minds into willing subjects to even more and greater tyranny. And those who speak against any of these sacred cows are labeled heretics, unpatriotic or even dangerous to society.
Yes, tyranny is dangerous but when those who are being tyrannized fail to realize that the greatest danger is giving up more self-control to the do-good tyrants who want to protect, provide and prevent us from all known and un-known dangers, then civilization as we have enjoyed over the last 200 years of world history is over because we will have become as C.S. Lewis said victims of the most oppressive form of tyranny ever known to mankind.
May God alone protect, provide and prevent us from such a disaster. We know we must do our part to act on our freedom and plan for our future. Please encourage your friends and acquaintances to do the same. Have them download my free e book, so they have an opportunity to learn about the very best financial concept I know about. An important factor in recovering our individual freedom is that like-minded people learn to manage more money.
by Tomas McFie