Comment: Serfdom is the history of the world.

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Serfdom is the history of the world.

It is the nature of government to plunder and control the majority for the benefit of those in government and their cronies. Today in the US it is called crony capitalism, but is better described as economic fascism. It doesn’t matter how the people who control the government gain their positions of power. They may have had a crown passed down to them, have been elected, or have taken over in a coup. It doesn’t matter what you call the political or economic system. The pattern is always the same; there is a ruling class taking a large share of wealth, and there is the majority who are exploited through the force of law.

There have been brief periods in the history of civilization where government was weakened, an example being the early days of the US before the new government expanded its power over us, but those periods never last because of the nature of government and the nature of people who are attracted to the positions of power.

The US is not now a free country, and has not been so for at least a century. The belief held by some that we are free is a delusion. To restate the words of another, “There is not a dimes worth of difference between the Republicans and Democrats.” We will never restore freedom if we think it can be done at the voting booths; those in power won’t let that happen.

I do agree with the view that the US will collapse under the weight of its own size and the inability of the public to bear the pain of supporting it. I am not sure that those who control the federal government will peacefully sneak off into the night like the rulers in the USSR did back in the 1990′s when it collapsed. When the public in the US rises up and the army receives the command to fire on citizens, I suspect that the US army will follow those orders instead of ignoring them like the USSR army did, but that is something we will find out sometime in the coming ten or fifteen years.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.