Tag Archive: tyranny

Apr 09 2016

Liberty vs Mob Psychology

Tyranny depends upon mobs and their psychology. Tyrants both feed mobs and feed upon them, in order to gain control and power. Liberty is the opposite of this. Liberty demands action by the individual, to take responsibility and show self motivation and initiative. We can insist on retaining our independence and liberty or we can …

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Apr 08 2016

Tyrants Need Mobs

We all feel desires we know we should not pursue. In times of plenty, it can be difficult to make moderate choices, even when we know they are correct. It’s easy to indulge. A tyrant is a bully, who seeks to control a weaker person. Most bullies are motivated by insecurity that drives them to …

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Mar 18 2016

Democratic Socialism Doesn’t Exist

The phrase “Democratic Socialism” is a term trying to describe something that doesn’t exist and is never likely to exist. Democracy is the idea of ruling a group by following the will of the majority of the group. Socialism is the idea of centralized planning of the economy of a group. Democratic Socialism is supposed …

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Mar 03 2016

Misunderstanding Fascism

Many liberal pundits today use the label “fascist” to tag conservatives they don’t like. They describe fascism as a populist movement that taps into a festering rage among a blue collar (mostly) segment of the population, based primarily on the frustration of economic suppression. Populism is a movement of popular opinion, usually involving some form …

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Feb 14 2016

An Imperial Presidency

Our elected leaders often act more like emperors than servants of the nation which elected them. A benevolent dictator can be an efficient or even good leader of a nation. But our system of government, is specifically designed to prevent power from becoming concentrated, because when that happens, it always leads to the abuse of …

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Jan 22 2016

Republic vs Democracy

Our system of government was never intended to be a democracy. Although many believe that we live in one, they have never been asked to vote on the decisions made by said government. Yet they believe that they are empowered just the same. We are not. Toward the middle of the political spectrum can be …

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Jun 10 2015

How Aristocracy Fails

An aristocracy is a form of government designed on the principle that the members of a society who are most capable of ruling well, should be the rulers. They are typically the top percentage of a society in terms of education, wealth, social connections and power outside of government. In Greek, “aristos” means “excellent” and …

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May 01 2015

A Healthy Fear of Tyranny

The United States of America was founded by men who feared tyranny because they had experienced it. In most cases, either their direct ancestors or they themselves had come to America to escape some form of tyranny in the old world. Then, they found themselves dealing with a remote government that did not understand them …

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Jul 01 2013

Tyranny is a Form of Terrorism

Terrorism is the act of using fear as psychological warfare. Tyranny is oppressive power usually concentrated in a small node of government. Terrorism is most often used as assymetric warfare, when a smaller attacking force cannot directly confront a larger force and must find alternative methods to inflict damage. Terrorism usually does inflict some conventional …

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May 21 2013

Supremacy in Government

Any component of government that is declared as supreme over the other parts of government is liable to produce tyranny and/or corruption in some form. It was obvious to our founders that no single individual should be vested with ultimate power or even any single group of people or branch of government. The debates at …

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