posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 11:00 AM
While "religion as means of control" is certainly a historical fact, it does not apply to the actual founding fathers of British America, be they
the Pilgrims or the Quakers. The Anglicans, mainly in the south, were of course attempting to create for themselves here what they could not have, as
"second sons of second sons", in their ancestral England despite their aristocratic blood.
Having said that, the problem is one of what I call the "Liberty" gene against the more common human condition, that of peasant-serf and his
America was originally populated by people who were obviously carriers of the "Liberty" gene, whereas the mass waves of immigrants were not
motivated by Liberty so much as simple survival.
While this may be a difficult concept for some to accept, their essentially peasant breeding, it explains much. Peasants make poor leaders as they
are not trained or bred for leadership. They tend toward corruption, as the histories of any number of peasant revolts testify. Further, their
instinct for survival makes them keep a low profile, lest they attract negative attention from the landlords. So ultra-conservative values, motivated
by the need to procure food, clothing and shelter, with a survival interest in anonymity and invisibility to the political structure, are the
hallmarks of the peasantry. Should they somehow ascend to power, they remain corrupt - the Sicilian Mafia is a perfect example of the criminality of
peasant genes given authority.
America was constructed for the earlier population of freemen - English and kindred peoples with long histories of self-rule and independence. It
took literally centuries to breed a population capable of honorable self-rule and Protestant Christianity was critical to this, especially of the
Today in America, we are polyglot. The population was selected for their willingness to be cheap laborers, with little value proposition beyond
offering their bodies to the highest bidder. While I do not dispute a starving peasant's need and ability to procure food/clothing/shelter, I am
forced to ask, Why were the Huddled Masses not evaluated for their ability to serve as Americans, rather than as compliant, obedient, inexpensive
drones for burgeoning capitalism?
Anyway, this is the correct vector to pursue for understanding out present condition. Peasants require an iron rule, express or implied, whereas
Freemen, whose interest is Liberty, behave themselves according to the principles of their own conscience -- informed and ordered by their Christian
No other land has enjoyed such a spell of Liberty as America and I doubt it possible under any other condition. (Keep in mind the recent experience
of Canada and Western Europe was largely dictated by the overwhelming presence of the United States armed services.) I predict here and now, as
America has fallen from Grace and the West is left to its own devices in a post-Christian civilization, they will atavisticly return to their
homeostatic culture of serfdom, ruled by a small number of incredibly powerful aristocrats. We are there already except for a frank admission by Our
Royal Masters who seem to forward the illusion of self-determination. Perhaps "Free Agent" serfs are cheaper and easier to keep than the old style
[edit on 8-4-2010 by joeofthemountain]