reply to post by Sinny
And you are BY FAR the most hypocritical country on the face of the Earth. For the last 60 years anyway.
Hypocritical yes, but it goes back much further than sixty years although people like to blame FDR or Nixon or Carter or Bush for all that's gone
wrong. And I will apologise up front for the lengthy rant.
It began long ago, even long before America was founded.
But national pride in the US of A has been built on a long string of lies and misinformation that morphed, over time, into an unshakable belief that
most Americans hold sacred. We’re simply the best. Our Constitution is the best. It is an illusion.
The constitutional convention’s delegates were actually only tasked with revising and amending the Articles of Confederation BETWEEN the States, not
with writing a whole new document to centralize government power under their own control. But the Articles didn’t go far enough to satisfy several
of the delegates who were more interested in protecting their own personal interests than in the wellbeing of either the people or the country.
Those who protested the overreach of the articles and clauses debated and written throughout the highly secretive process, such as Patrick Henry, were
silenced as effectively as an occupy Wall Street gathering is today, with threats and harassment, however some of their writings are still available
and are as pertinent now as they were then and should be known by Americans and foreigners alike because when true facts are ignored or denied,
illusion becomes willful delusion.
One such protestor, code named PHILADELPHIENSIS out of fear of retribution by somebody in a position to make his life difficult
But the members of the Federal Convention were men w e [sic] been all tried in the field of action, say some; they have fought for American
liberty. Then the more to their shame be it said; curse on the villain who protects virgin innocence only with a view that he may himself become the
ravisher; so that if the assertion were true, it only turns to their disgrace; but as it happens it is not truth, or at least only so in part. This
was a scheme taken by the despots and their sycophants to bias the public mind in favor of the constitution. For the convention was composed of a
variety of characters: ambitious men, Jesuits, tories, lawyers, etc., formed the majority, whose similitude to each other, consisted only in their
determination to lord it over their fellow citizens; like the rays that converging from every direction meet in a point, their sentiments and
deliberations concentered in tyranny alone; they were unanimous in forming a government that should raise the fortunes and respectability of the well
born few, and oppress the plebeians.
But back to Patrick Henry, who put it this way (in part):
What then are we to think of the motives and designs of those men who are urging the implicit and immediate adoption of the proposed government;
are they fearful, that if you exercise your good sense and discernment, you will discover the masqued aristocracy, that they are attempting to
smuggle upon you under the suspicious garb of republicanism? When we find that the principal agents in this business are the very men who fabricated
the form of government, it certainly ought to be conclusive evidence of their invidious design to deprive us of our liberties. The circumstances
attending this matter, are such as should in a peculiar manner excite your suspicion; it might not be useless to take a review of some of
Many similar charges were lodged by those in a position to know what was being written and why, and thirteen of the delegates refused to ratify the
constitution for similar reasons. These statements can be found here: www.wepin.com...
as well as many more at the
general index: www.wepin.com...
If you walk history slowly forward from the ratification of that venerated document to today, you will not find one decade in which the constitution
has not been used to further consolidate power and authority into the hands of the few, taken from the labor and trust of the many.
Dunno, its been said that the truth will set you free although I certainly have no proof of that being the case, but in this case truth should
definitely at least pi$$ you off.