I’ve heard it remarked that the American Civil War (War for Southern Independence, War of Northern Aggression, etc.) never really ended; we’re just at half time. In line with this sentiment, I’m more and more of the belief that no war ever truly ends; it just quiets down for a spell. And, like nausea, it comes in waves.
Marx and Engles articulated, and Trotsky championed, the idea of a “permanent revolution”—a ceaseless campaign of all against all to achieve Communism’s grand objectives (i.e., the destruction of Capitalism and the imposition of the “dictatorship of the proletariat”). Like most things Marxist, the only novelty in the thought is its Utopian insanity; the core idea—permanent revolution by the commoners—was something already established by our own founders.
Our “Revolutionary War” was what gave revolutions a good name (for it was not only morally just, but also triumphant). Because of this, it is easy to be lulled into a false sense of security that the issue was resolutely decided upon. Freedom rules! Yeah!
Of course, we’d be fools to believe this.
Our founders, having fought a literal war for individual liberty, understood clearly that the struggle for liberty doesn’t end when the treaty is signed. The rapacious hunger for total power is endemic to the human condition, and thus the endeavor for freedom is a permanent revolution.
In the words of Thomas Jefferson, “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”
Or, in the words of Benjamin Franklin, “A Republic, ma’am…if you can keep it.”
To keep our Republic requires eternal vigilance. And when that vigilance yields a whiff of tyranny? Well, then, a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.
In the situation we find ourselves in today, we are getting far more than a whiff of tyranny. The entire nation reeks of it. And so patriots are not looking at a “little” rebellion, but a full-on resurfacing of a hot war for independence unlike anything seen in this nation since 1861.
All [hot] wars have their flashpoints—their North Bridges, their Fort Sumters, their assassinations of archdukes. If our nation’s struggle to regain its independence from enemies domestic—from opulent totalitarians in all levels of government hell-bent on making serfs of us all—does go hot, my guess is that flashpoint will be somewhere in Connecticut…the “Constitution State”.
I’d suggest anyone not familiar with what’s happening in Connecticut familiarize himself with the situation pronto. And those boned up on the subject, I look forward to your perspective. Am I off my rocker, or is there a serious potential for the first domino to fall here?