Is “Progressive” the Politically Correct way of saying the “Divine Right of Kings”?
PROLOGUE TO PART 3 - CONCLUSIONS
This is part three of a three part series. As many of the facts and premises for part two were laid out in the first two parts, it will likely be helpful to read and/or review them. You can go to Part 1 by clicking here http://goo.gl/ZWoC6C You can go to Part 2 by click here http://goo.gl/joiJCm
As a quick refresher, we are evaluating 3 different governance doctrines in manner similar to purchasing a car. These 3 governance doctrines are:
- Divine Right of Kings;
- Consent of the Governed (Natural law);
To the best of his ability, the writer has attempted to frame these analyses in a manner that creates unity and constructive dialogue rather than emotional, political party-centric division. Further, the writer is attempting to have you, the reader, use your own powers of observation and reason to reach your own conclusions. This writer has encouraged you to use Critical Thinking (http://bit.ly/ubI6ve) as a necessary component of your thought process. This as opposed to managing and manipulating you in the manner of our current major media and the one and only one ruling class pretending to be two major political parties. In this writer’s humble opinion, the road to take back our country, restore Natural Law, the Constitution and our Bill of Rights, begins here.
We have already discussed and evaluated the governance doctrines of the Divine Right of Kings and Consent of the Governed. We have mentioned Karl Marx and Marxism as the governance doctrine behind Socialism and Communism. We have discussed the Populists movement, and pointed out that the conflicting sources indicate it ended during the Spanish-American war or morphed into the Progressive Era/Movement. We have discussed that the Populist Movement’s primary inspiration was the corruption of government and corporations with particular ire caused by the shenanigans of the “powers that be” involving our country’s money and the valuation of that money. Those shenanigans created hardship for rank and file Americans by enriching the “powers that be” at the expense of the poor and the middle class. As all value is created (earned) by Labor; Ergo, any enrichment of those to do not labor comes from the value created by those that do labor. (After the writer finished the first part of this article, another physical source was made available to this writer by the library. It appears as the last item in the list of sources at the end of part 2 of this article. )
With that, this writer will explain his conclusions and attempt to explain his “thought process” and his “perspective of reality” in a non-partisan manner. And in a manner intended to promote mutual understanding, constructive conversation and unity, rather than division. (The writer encourages all who share his perspective of reality to engage in the exercise of expressing themselves constructive ways, rather than the destructive ways the one ruling class pretending to be two major political parties have conditioned us to interact. It can be a difficult exercise)
In keeping with his desire to cause the reader to think for themselves and not allow themselves to be manipulated, before writer discloses his conclusions and thought process, this writer asks you to select which mode of governance doctrine you would purchase:
- The Divine Right of Kings Jalopy;
- The stylish and reliable Consent of the Governed standard automobile, or;
- The Progressive Sports car - new and improved German engineering -- bright, shiny and full of vigor and vitality.
At the same time, before making your free-will choice it is important that you not only know and understand history, but that you also consider the likely future outcomes of those choices.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
This writer urges you to please make your selection with the passion and attentiveness that Critical Thinking (http://bit.ly/ubI6ve) requires. Your opinion matters and may affect the course of human history. With those caveats, please make your selection from the 3 governance doctrines above now.
Having made your selection, this writer respectfully requests the reader to please view this writer’s conclusions as a constructive dialogue exchange in the free market of ideas. If we disagree, please resist the conditioning of the one ruling class pretending to be 2 major political parties. In the current discussion, that conditioning:
- limits your ability to establish the truth for yourself by causing you to think in artificial and parasitic, “false left/right, two party paradigm” terms, and;
- has taught you to respond to ideas different from your own by not listening and/or responding with destructive, emotional drama ; rather than rational thought and constructive dialogue.
This ruling class conditioning prevents you from fully thinking for yourself. The point of this ruling class conditioning is to divide, conquer and distract the masses.
In the arena of politics and government, you must TRUST NO ONE. Think for yourself. Vigorously guard your own perception of reality. These are the first steps in breaking the one and only one ruling class’s control over you and, of the masses. All Politics is War (with less overt violence). The absence of overt violence should not lull you into complacency.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
As part of his conclusion, this writer would like to express his genuine belief that some idealistic, rank and file Progressives are sincere in believing that the ideal implementation of Progressivism will heal the unfairness and injustices that exist in modern day America. This writer empathizes, agrees and enthusiastically embraces that desire to right said injustice and unfairness.
Government Corruption Sucks. The rise of a plutocracy sucks. Unfair labor practices suck. Couples having to work 100+ hour weeks to be able to afford to raise children, sucks. Campaign Contributions, Bribes and/or other consideration used to cause elected officials and government officials to not act in the best interests of WE THE PEOPLE sucks. Racism sucks .Sexism sucks. “Might makes Right” justice is an illegitimate abdication of the Rule of Law by Judges. The growing disparate income and wealth between the Wealthy and the Middle/Lower classes through illegitimate schemes, sucks. And, finally, as the world no longer appears as one of endless open space and unlimited resources, policies of the past may no longer be appropriate policies for the future.
This writer can even relate to the desire of some individuals to immerse their selves in, and embrace the emotions of, community, team work, natural simplicity and mutual benefactorial relationship that Progressivism promises. However, Progressives and this writer will disagree as to the manner in which to remedy the evils that the Populist Movement and Progressivism were catalyzed by.
The enlightened reader will look upon this article as an exercise in establishing the Truth for themselves. This writer has referred to Critical Thinking many times in this article. If you seek the Truth and you have exercised Critical Thinking in establishing your Truth, you will view read and understand opposing perceptions of the Truth with confidence and not trepidation. For the purposes of this article, this writer has chosen to defend his selection of his preferred governance doctrine universal beliefs which do not rely upon political party affiliation. In this way, each reader can rely upon their own instincts and beliefs in determining the truthfulness or falseness of each premise this writer asserts, rather than having to rely upon handlers from their political party for the answers.
At this point, this writer wants to more even closer to putting this discussion into less esoteric and more common layman’s terms. This writer submits to the reader, that the four most important elements for assessing the legitimacy of any government and/or governance doctrine are:
- Legitimate Governance Doctrines maximizes the liberty of the individual;
- The individual establishes truth using their own observation and reason, rather than the Government Establishing Truth for the Individual;
- Legitimate Governance Doctrines strive to have Government adapt to the Nature of the Individual, rather than having the expectation that the individual should adapt to the nature of government;
- Legitimate Government is founded on a true and correct understanding of the Nature of Man in the Natural State;
- Legitimate Governance Doctrine embraces a social contract containing at least the following points:
- The individual consents to be governed of their own free will;
- The individual has certain unalienable rights which legitimate government protects;
- The individual has the right to peacefully dissent without fear of reprisal or punishment,
- The governed have the right to amend the governance doctrine in furtherance of its legitimate goals, and;
- The governed, when all else fails, and as a last resort, have the right to cast off the governance doctrine when it acts in a manner not consistent with the unalienable Rights of Individuals(except as punishment of crimes pursuant to the Rule of Law) and/or the social contract, through peaceful and/or violent revolution.
- The actual outcome of the governance doctrine as it is practiced in the real, physical world fulfills the terms expressed in the Social Contract(Void for Fraudulent Representations);
To test whether you the reader agree with this writer’s most important, non-political elements of a legitimate government/governance doctrine, ask yourself these questions. Please respond with the first answer that comes to mind:
- Should you have the right to determine truth for yourself or should you have to accept truth as established by your government?
- Should your government be created as a reflection of your nature or should government be designed and implemented with the expectation that they can force you to conform to government’s expectations of you?
- Should the individual have certain rights that the government cannot take away (except for punishment of criminal acts)?
- Should you be forced to accept any form of governance or should you have a choice to accept or refuse any particular form of governance?
- Should you and a majority of the governed be able to alter, abolish and/or amend any form of governance that you originally accepted?
- If your government represented a set of terms in the social contract to induce your acceptance of that form of governance, and its implementation in reality, whether deliberate and/or accidental, does not deliver the promised results, does that government lose its legitimacy?
Now, before we even get to your answers, did those questions seem like legitimate points you yourself would use to analyze any government and/or government doctrine? If you said yes to the just previous question, then you concur with this writer’s method of analysis of these 3 governance doctrines of Divine Right of Kings, Consent of the Governed (Natural Law) and Progressivism.
Next, did you have to rely on political party dogma, a political party‘s platform and/or call a political party representative in order to answer those questions. If you did not, then I submit to you that these points of analysis are non-political and your answers are your own. Therefore, the writer's 4 points of analyses are based in establishing the Truth rather than mere regurgitation of political party dogma.
How you actually answered the questions is of less importance than whether you found them legitimate points of analysis and the thought process you underwent in reaching you answers. The exercise was intended to cause you to honestly assess for yourself the writer’s assertion that these four points are legitimate, non-political points of analyses of government doctrines.
This conclusion continues on the premise that you found these 4 points to be legitimate points of analyses for government doctrines.
- LEGITIMATE GOVERNANCE DOCTRINES MAXIMIZES THE LIBERTY OF THE INDIVIDUAL;
Of the 3 governance doctrines we are analyzing, only....
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Those were my thoughts.
Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.
If what is written here rings true to you, perhaps another helpful exercise would be to ponder why you have not heard about this in your local paper or in the major media. [You may find articles about issues from this writer's local area posted in your area and wonder why. The reason is this: Remember those travel junkets taxpayers pay for (the ones the bureaucrats skip to go to the beach or the casino) but allegedly used for training? Well some government apparatchiks actually attend those training seminars. And learn nationally en-mass techniques to "manage" WE THE PEOPLE. Since they all receive similar training in oppression, it is likely the problems you are experiencing with government in your area are similar to the problems in your area (unless you live outside the USA). With that commonality in mind, it is this writer's intent that insight garnered from this writer articles about his local issues can be used by the reader to understand and applied to their local issues.]
Please join with me in mutually pledging to each other and our fellow citizens our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor to our mutual endeavors of restoring liberty and economic opportunity to WE THE PEOPLE as our Founding Fathers envisioned and intended. [Last Paragraph, Declaration of Independence http://bit.ly/ruPE7z ]
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The Progressive Mind 1890-1917 David W. Noble (1981)
America Enters the World – A People’s History of the Progressive Era and World War I – Page Smith (1985)
The Annals of America 1895-1904 Volume 12 Populism, Imperialism and Reform Britannica (1965)
The Annals of America 1905-1915 Volume 13 The Progressive Era Britannica 1965
Rebirth of a Nation – The Making of a Nation 1877 – 1920 Jackson Lears 2009
The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins 1976
A People’s History of the United States 1492 to Present – Howard Zinn 1980, 2003
Special thanks to Monticello and Elk River Minnesota Public Libraries
And many internet and/or other sources too fluid and/or non-credible to cite as references