14 Apr 15
Beware the “angelic despot!”
“Corruption inherent in absolute power derives from the fact that such power is never free from the tendency to turn man into a ‘thing,’ and press him back into the matrix of nature from which he has risen… Hence, absolute power corrupts, even when seemingly exercised for humane purposes. The ‘benevolent despot,’ who sees himself as a ‘shepherd of the people,’ still demands from others the submissiveness of sheep.
The taint inherent in absolute power is not its inhumanity, but its anti-humanity.”
With the 2016 “presidential season” already in full swing, I, for one, am already hearing from the mouth of HRC, the likely Democrat nominee, how she wants to “fight” on behalf of the “middle-class” (code for the “permanent underclass”), already suggesting that she, like BHO before her, will ruthlessly seek-out and seize for herself extra-Constitutional powers (always, of course, to the cheers of our corrupt, leftist media), in an effort to jam down the throats of reluctant Americans the totalitarian, Marxist agenda that has come to represent today’s Democrat Party.
Like all liberals, she will never get specific, nor personally accountable, nor provide clear, nor even satisfactory, answers to direct questions. Rather, she will talk endlessly, carelessly, non-precisely about how she intends to make life better for illegal immigrants, welfare recipients, the non-tax-paying, the willfully non-productive in general, and every other whining minority she can buy-off or terrorize.
Simultaneously, she’ll have scant sympathy for the productive among us, beleaguered tax-payers who actually show-up for work every day, but who ever “fail to pay our fair share.” She, as in the past, will attack our First and Second Amendment Rights, declaring that we may not use certain words and expressions that offend her, and that we may not possess weapons that she doesn’t like (ie: all weapons). She and her friends will be exceptions, of course!
Actually, I have some grudging respect for her, and all others who seriously seek the Office of President, even when, as in her case, it is for all the wrong reasons. The process is caustic, and the job itself, particularly now, will be not much fun.
And, if you’re wondering if there is a point lurking in the foregoing, it is that we, the legitimate electorate (what few of us remain), must ever be on guard against the politic seduction of crypto-Marxists who relentlessly seek absolute power, but simultaneously assure us of their benevolent intentions.
They said the same thing in 1917!
“Strength of character does not consist solely in having powerful feelings, but in maintaining one’s balance in spite of them. Even with violence of emotion- judgment and principle must still function like a ship’s compass… however rough the sea.”
Carl von Clausewitz