Sunday, November 11, 2007
I watched an interesting movie last night... I bet none of you will ever guess what it was.
It made me think, though. In the movie, the face of evil was a totalitarian government that imposed the strict will of one man on the entire populace of England. Tyranny = the imposition of the will of a few over many, in this case, of one man.
What have we done in America, though? Our current political system has pulled nearly the same stunt, however in a different vein. Through the favoring of minority groups, it has imposed the will of the few, the minority, over the majority. Isn't that exactly what tyranny is? It is the nature of a democratic form of government, be it pure democracy or republic, to ensure that the will of the majority of the people is carried out through government. However, what we have encountered in America is a government so obsessed with the minorities that the majority has become a thing to be loathed. Every time you turn around your hear "African-American rights," "Homosexual rights," "the right to choose/pro-choice." As well as in our school systems, although the majority of the nation registers Christian, the Christian religion has been blotted out of schools in favor of atheism.
The question that is raised to my mind is how accurate the picture of America posed by the movie is. America is shown as a nation divided by civil war... seemingly outlandish, but is it really? When we forfeit all power to small minority groups, what is left when they have it all? If their goal is power, then will they be content to share it with each other? Most certainly not! As tensions continue to rise, can things remain entirely political, battles waged entirely with words? Man cannot repress his hatred forever, and when tensions are intentionally exploited consistently and publicly, fighting is inevitable... the only question is when.
Why do we stand for this tyranny? Why should the will of a few be imposed upon the many? We built this nation, and it is our right therefore to uphold it in the manner for which it was constructed and outlined in our Constitution. It is our duty as citizens to preserve our Constitutional cornerstone in government... why do you think we were given our second amendment right to bear arms? Not in the interest of protecting ourselves against foreign invasion... that was previously outlined in the Constitution as being a Federal prerogative. No, our right to bear arms was in the interest of our protection against our government... a failsafe should the tyranny of Britain repeat itself.
I am not advocating that we rise in armed rebellion, but I am calling to the attention of the people that we are not living in a truly American nation any longer. We have lost our national identity as our media and government bend us to the will of every shouting minority... while the majority sits silent. It is our own fault for not raising our voices, and in our silence the minorities can be heard. It is the nature of a democratic system to give ear to whoever is audible, and it is simple logic that if the multitude takes voice, the minuscule extraneous elements shall not be heard above the roar of the masses. They should have the same voice as we, no more (as our government has the penchant to give them) and no less (as they were given by the government in V).
It is neither noble nor called for to have our rights infringed by a system set on the tyranny of minority-advancement. Which is the greater injustice, to by the polls of the masses exclude those who are disjoint from the national mind; or to, by the laws of the government, enforce the will of the few who disagree over the teeming masses which populate our shores? Which is what is defined as tyranny?
Let us not fall to so clever a trick as this, to subtly disguise this new form of oppression as anything other than it really is. This call is to awake those teeming masses to the plight which we all face, the suppression of a government which does not hear our voices because we are the majority, and thus ignores its Constitutional duty for which it was established. We maintain that all men were created equal, and thus the majority has its right to be heard! We are not calling the minorities any lesser of people, but because we are all equal the decision which suits the greatest number should be the one made! It is simple prudence to do so, and to ignore such an idea is to blatantly favor those who are in minorities simply because they are a minority, which invokes a prejudicial bias against the majority. Basically what we've done is take the concept behind racial segregation (or some other circumstance) and have reversed it. The reverse is not the solution, rather it is another form of tyranny.
The only way to prevent oppression is to stand together, to enforce our democratic ideals, and to truly hear the voice of the masses. The entire reason behind our Republic government was to ensure that the majority's voice was never silenced, to keep the petty bitterness inherent to humanity from destroying us. It is our charge as citizens, as humans, to remember... to remember why we were founded... to remember our patriotism... to remember who we are as Americans, equal no matter what race we represent, with no restricted rights and no enhanced privileges based on color of skin, be it white or black, giving every man his due based on his own merits, not on anything over which he has no control... and never let that die.
Remember, remember: our Righteous Defenders
And tyranny's bane, which they sought
There can be no reason our forefathers' treason
Should ever to us be forgot