Won't Get Fooled Again?: The South and the Dialectic
By: Michael Hill
We Southerners must understand today's GOP is merely the outcome of the classic dialectical process, in which two opposing ideas, thesis and antithesis, clash and then interact to produce an outcome called a synthesis. Conservatives, and especially us Southerners, have a genetic predisposition to defend the status quo, any status quo. So the cycle keeps repeating itself, with yesterday's synthesis becoming today's thesis. Conservatives, even in the act of "winning" (as they falsely believe) get co-opted into defending the last synthesis that's now the new status quo. The enemy takes up a new position even further to the Left as their new antithesis. The dialectical process spins again and produces a new increment of progress toward subjugation, fascism/progressivism, and Empire.
The regular election cycles represent the near-final triumph of the dialectic, which is another name for choosing the lesser of two evils. The dialectic has brought us to where there is no longer any real distinction between the candidates. The presumed differences have been blurred beyond recognition. The two parties no longer represent genuine alternatives but are simply rivals for power, two sides of the same (counterfeit) coin.
We who understand this, who see the game is rigged, and rigged to always favor the Empire, must opt out of it and seek another paradigm. That paradigm is an end to the vast, unitary Empire, which is collapsing of its own folly and corruption in any case. Why not get off the sinking ship and into the lifeboats? Why not Southern liberty? Why not Southern independence?
We must no longer let Those People fool us into playing this rigged game through their litany of threats and dangers. The greatest threat to our freedom and way of life is no longer external; it's our own government. If we let the Regime continue to terrify us, we forfeit the hope of ever fixing things in the long term. Always taking the short view forecloses any future hope of breaking out of this self-made trap, of which the hinges are fear and despair. Why do we Southerners who pride ourselves on our courage, not to mention our stubbornness and independence, put up with it? Why do we let fear-mongering stampede us like cattle? Are we so timid and pusillanimous? Or are we not the blood and spiritual heirs of Patrick Henry and George Washington, and Francis Marion; of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Bedford Forrest?
We are not helpless, despite the Regime's constant efforts to make us believe we are. First, we have the truth; or by God's grace, some truth. Then, we have our minds, our discernment, our knowledge, our determination, and our voices. These are formidable if we'll employ them together, as we are beginning to do in what is developing as the first of what may become many "Southern Springs." Third, we have courage, or if we lack it we can dip into the surplus deeded down by our Southern ancestors. Fourth, we have sovereignty, limited though it may be, which is control over our own immediate sphere, including our time, resources, to some extent our children; and above all, the individual choices we make. That is, we have control over how and to whom we give our consent, our compliance, our obedience. We can give it or withhold it.
Withholding consent is a principle of enormous potential power, yet neglected and little understood. Even a tyranny depends upon a sufficient number of its subjects giving their consent. If enough of us withdraw it and refuse to cooperate, this criminal Regime can't continue to oppress and exploit us. It's the strongest weapon we possess, especially in election years. The most effective way to withdraw our consent is to withhold our vote en masse, dramatizing that we Southerners no longer ascribe any moral authority to the Regime. We should of course vote for local and State offices and participate as good citizens of our respective States in those races (and encourage voting only for pro-South candidates).
This principle has great moral force, and moral force in the end can outweigh the naked political and military force of the Empire. It draws power from truth and clarity and gives us something meaningful to do rather than remaining docile, helpless victims.
Do we even need to say this program is aimed primarily at the GOP? They are our principal political enemy because they more than the Democrats keep our natural Southern instincts for liberty thwarted by lies and imprisoned in the dialectic. And the dialectic enlists our people in the service of a lawless Regime who by tradition and history ought to be on the side of truth, morality, and liberty.
The pundits and shills of the Regime are always telling us, "If you don't vote you can't complain about the outcome." Actually, the reverse is true. If you do participate in the sham nationals elections, you have no logical right to complain because taking part means you concede the process is legitimate. Only the person who withholds his vote can dissent, because only he has challenged the validity of the fraudulent process.
The Presidential race in particular is like the stage act of a magician who keeps us distracted with his sleight-of-hand while the real action takes place somewhere else. No matter who wins, the fundamental result is always the same, to advance the power of the Regime and lead us steadily downward to dependency and servitude -- to perdition.
Can we walk away from this corrupt fraud designed to keep us deluded and enslaved?
Yes, We Can.
Can we Southerners take responsibility for ourselves, our liberty, our prosperity?
Yes, We Can.
Can we few Southern patriots, without resources, ignored, ridiculed, and vilified, but with courage and principle and dedicated to liberty, really make a difference?
Yes, We Can.
Traditional party politics won't save us. Indeed, it's part of the problem, part of what keeps us from seeing clearly and acting soundly. But can we save ourselves?
Yes, We Can. If We Will.
[Note: Dr. Michael Hill is the President of the League of The South and will be a Speaker at the 20th Annual, 2013 League of the South Conference.]