Thursday, 28 July 2011

When Can We Start Cutting the Size of Government?

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We shall not be able to even start reducing the size of the federal government until Tea Party Republicans take control of both houses of Congress and the White House. Hopefully that will happen in November 2012. Then will begin the great task of abolishing the hundreds of departments and agencies that have done nothing but interfere with the ability of American industry and business to grow. In other words, we must restore the kind of free-market economy that permits individuals to create new businesses and permits old businesses to expand. In that way we shall also create many new jobs.

In the past, when Republicans took control of Congress and the White House, they did nothing to reduce the size of government. They didn’t repeal a single useless liberal program. They simply consolidated the gains of the liberals. Why? That’s the mysterious part of American politics. Believe it or not, the Republicans were simply behaving like good Hegelian dialecticians.

You might ask, what the heck is that all about? Well you have to know something about the German philosopher Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) and his concept of how history advances through a process of conflict known as the dialectic, in which a thesis representing the current state of affairs is then opposed by an antithesis representing a more advanced idea, which then results in a compromise, or a new thesis, all of which leads to the Absolute Socialist State.

In American politics, since the late 19th century, the Republicans have played the role of the conservative thesis, the liberals the radical antithesis, and the Republicans then form the new thesis. This process was supposed to advance us toward some sort of socialist utopian end of history. And according to Hegel, it took great courage to advance this dialectical process. He believed that then the State would be God on earth. He wrote in Philosophy of Right:

The intrinsic worth of courage as a disposition of mind is to be found in the genuine, absolute, final end, the sovereignty of the state. The work of courage is to actualize this final end, and the means to this end is the sacrifice of personal actuality. This form of experience thus contains the harshness of extreme contradictions: a self-sacrifice which yet is the real existence of one’s freedom; the maximum self-subsistence of individuality, yet only as a cog playing its part in the mechanism of the external organization; absolute obedience, renunciation of personal opinions and reasonings, in fact complete absence of mind, coupled with the most intense and comprehensive presence of mind and decision in the moment of acting; the most hostile and so most personal action against individuals, coupled with an attitude of complete indifference or even liking towards them as individuals.

Obviously Hegel’s totalitarian vision was hardly compatible with our Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States. His vision was for the total state and the total subjugation of the individual, which is what Lenin achieved in Russia, Hitler in Germany, and Castro in Cuba.

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But the question is: How did Republican politicians become Hegelian dialecticians? It all started at Yale in 1832 with the formation of the Skull and Bones Society, a secret senior society adapted from a German counterpart. And the man who exposed all of this was Antony C. Sutton, an indefatigable researcher and historian, who wrote such books as Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, Gold Versus Paper, Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler, Energy, The Created Crisis, Wars and Revolutions, and many more.

Sutton, born in London in 1925, attended universities in London, Gottingen, and California. He was a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, from 1968 to 1973. His book America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones was published in 1986, after which he was compelled to go underground. He died in 2002. His books are available on Abebooks. Concerning this book, he wrote in his last Preface:

America's Secret Establishment has had little publicity, few reviews, ignored by mainline distributors, yet has sold steadily for the past 16 years at a rate of several hundred copies a month. This activity, in turn, has generated other articles and books by other authors. But my real intent, to generate an exploration of Hegelian influence in modern America, has not been fulfilled. In great part, this can be attributed to an educational system based on a statist-Hegelian philosophy, and which has already achieved the dumbing down of America. This disastrous, destructive philosophy, the source of both Naziism and Marxism, has infected and corrupted our constitutional republic. Much of the blame for this corruption is with an elitist group of Yalie Bonesmen. Their symbol of Skull and Bones and their Hegelian philosophy say it all, although, with typical duplicity, they would have you believe otherwise. Hegelianism glorifies the State, the vehicle for the dissemination of statist and materialist ideas and policies in education, science, politics and economics.

Carroll Quigley, in his book Tragedy and Hope, corroborates much of what Sutton wrote about the secret society and its influence in American politics, finance, and education. Sutton writes in "An Introduction to the Order": “There exists a conspiracy to use political power for ends which are inconsistent with the Constitution.” And he goes about proving this assertion with more than enough documentation. Sutton writes (p.7):

Those on the inside know it as The Order. Others have known it for more than 150 years as Chapter 322 of a German secret society. More formally, for legal purposes, The Order was incorporated as The Russell Trust in 1856. It was also once known as the "Brotherhood of Death." Those who make light of it, or want to make fun of it, call it "Skull & Bones", or just plain "Bones".

The American chapter of this German order was founded in 1833 at Yale University by General William Huntington Russell and Alphonso Taft, who, in 1876, became Secretary of War in the Grant Administration. Alphonso Taft was the father of William Howard Taft, the only man to be both President and Chief Justice of the United States.

Once you understand that these Bonesmen are sworn to advance the dialectical process in our political system, then you understand why no Republican Bonesman will ever repeal a liberal advance. For example, when Bonesman George H. W. Bush (read my lips, no new taxes) was President from 1989 to 1993, he increased both taxes and federal spending. He also referred to the New World Order in one of his speeches. When his Bonesman son, George W. Bush, was President from 2001 to 2009, his budget went from $2.0 trillion in 2001 to $3.1 trillion in 2009. He spent every penny of it, incurring a budget deficit of over $800 billion. Neither Bush had any interest in reducing the size of government or getting rid of any liberal programs. In other words, they were not constitutional conservatives. They were dialecticians.

It should be noted that Prescott Bush, George W.’s grandfather, was also a Bonesman. He became a partner at the Wall Street firm of Brown Brothers Harriman, of which W. Averill Harriman was also a Bonesman. In fact, of the 29 partners, nine were members of The Order.

Other notable Bonesmen include Henry R. Luce, founder of the Time, Life, and Fortune publishing empire; William F. Buckley, Jr., who tried to destroy The John Birch Society because its founder Robert Welch was exposing the conspiracy of the insiders; Senator Stuart Symington; Librarian of Congress Archibald McLeash; Winston Lord, Chairman of the Council of Foreign Relations in 1983; McGeorge Bundy, president of the Ford Foundation, 1966-1979; Henry Sloane Coffin, Jr.; Percy Rockefeller; and many others.

What the Tea Party Movement represents is an end to the dialectical process. That is why it is being opposed by RINO Republicans. Thus, true American conservatives are not just involved in a life and death struggle with Obama socialists, but also the dialectical Republicans who are dedicated to advancing America toward the New World Order.

Of course, it is impossible in the space of this article to elaborate further on all of this. Antony Sutton’s books are available on the Internet, and they are not only vitally informative, but make great reading. It is important for Tea Partiers to realize what we are up against in this struggle against imposed statism. It’s time to expose The Order, and uphold the principles of freedom and individualism embodied in our founding documents.