The leaders this nation finds itself currently subject to hardly stand to be worthy of the title. There was a time in the great and rich history of America in which those appointed to the State, chosen by the will of the people, were half leader and half servant. This time has long since been in the faded memories of the American people, and the gradual silencing of its echos has had near-terminal effects on the American Spirit.
Those at the helm of the nation neither carry themselves with the strength to lead, nor the duty to serve those downstream from their choices. Their interests have drifted far, far from the well-being of their constituents and towards the status of their moneyed investors and corporate backers.
The people, in the eyes of their State officials, have become less and less beings bound by a national spirit, and the will to live and thrive as a collective, and more units of economic productivity. These units live and die by the statistics that determine their worth to society’s dehumanized machine of governance.
After all, the purpose of culture, heritage, and spirit is utterly lost to those whose only judgement of such things is based in their ability to add figures to a bank account.
When the American people were reduced to digits in a quarterly profit margin, or mere lines of code streaming through the computing systems of banking oligarchs, the justification to rob them of all self-determination began to metastasize. After all, the purpose of culture, heritage, and spirit is utterly lost to those whose only judgement of such things is based in their ability to add figures to a bank account.
The greatest boon to these global interests, hellbent on creating a subservient underclass of consumers whose very potential to know any better has been systematically conditioned out of them, has been the introduction of foreign interests in American society. When the goal of civilization is to simply keep the machinations of global finance afloat, reducing tens of millions to a grey paste to lubricate the cogs of progress is to be expected.
Where once an American was defined by the blood in his veins and the soil at his feet, the government now defines Americans as little more than the recipients of their trademarked morsel of vapid, artificial identity. Let there be no greater example, however, of where the laws of governments and men exist in defiance of those of nature and science, and thus are rendered invalid by the passing of time, and the failure of any system they are applied to.
Revolutionary ideals often come in the form of near-forgotten traditions whose echos have all but grown silent in the spirit of a people. The America defined by documents and transactions will find itself at the mercy of the America defined by a families, communities, and nationhood.