*America is not the spiritual light to the nations anymore*
Andrey Illarionov is one of the leading Russian politicians who are fighting for transforming the Russian corrupted political system into the system of civil liberties on which America was founded. He is a Russian economist and former economic policy advisor to the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. Policy disagreements with Putin forced him to leave Russia. He went to the USA where he worked as a senior fellow in the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC.
Andrey Illarionov and his freedom-loving colleagues have been studying the American civil society to use its characteristics as the guidelines for creating a similar civil society in Russia.
Below in the link you find an hour-long interview with Andrey Illarionov on how the latest political developments in the USA revealed the deterioration of the traditional American identity of civil liberties that forced the Russian reformers to reject the American model for Russia. This interview is in Russian, and of course many of us are not capable to read it. For those who are in this category, the major findings that are presented in the interview are described below.
The grievances about the perceived election fraud are suppressed and not investigated by both the government and the judicial authorities – now in America as it has been always in Russia.
The covert provocateurs are being sent into the lawful anti-government manifestations to discredit the political opponents and criminalize their lawful actions – now in America as it has been always in Russia.
The Constitution is being manipulated to replace its original trust in the individual liberties guided by the Bible morality – is being manipulated by the corruptive power of the big government – now in America as it has been always in Russia.
All the above has brought America to the state of a cold civil war with an unpredictable future – now in America as it was in America in her historic past and has been in Russia in 1917 and 1991.
Tragically, America is not any longer the Spiritual Light to Russia, as well as for many other nations that are fighting for the individual liberties against the government corruptive oppression, as was in the glorious American past.
@The Judeo-Christian America – may save itself or vanish@
Many consider the unique American democracy as the American identity. However, a democracy is not an identity.
At the core of the democracy is the free election that grants the national majority the right to elect the government that will be securing and strengthening the national identity which defines what the nation believes is GOOD and should be supported and what is BAD and should be restrained.
Democracy is the tool to govern a nation with a well-defined national identity. However, democracy becomes dangerous for a nation which is losing its identity, and the recent history presents many examples of that.
It happened in Germany when the Nazi goons with their leader-god named Hitler transformed a liberal Germany into the absolute dictatorship. It happened because after WWI – under the banner of democracy – numerous social movements were created that were antagonistic to the traditional identity of the German people which is the Judeo-Christian identity of God-inspired individual freedoms.
It happened in Russia when the Communist thugs with their leaders-gods Marx/Lenin/Stalin transformed a God-fearing Russia into the absolute dictatorship. It happened because after WWI – under the same banner of democracy – numerous social movements were created that were antagonistic to the traditional identity of the Russian Empire which is the Russian Orthodox Christian identity of obeying the God-Tsar.
In happened in China, Cuba, Venezuela …
And nowadays it is happening in the USA – the presumed inspiration for the world.
The answer is the same – we are losing our national Judeo-Christian identity of God-inspired individual freedoms, and we are losing it under the same banner of democracy. It happened because during and after WWII the World was a truly dangerous place that required an immensely powerful American government to secure the survival of the nation from assaults of many foreign enemies led by the Soviet Union.
Such immensely powerful American government was supposed to demonstrate its immense power only in the foreign affairs – not to use its power in the domestic affairs to suppress the unique Judeo-Christian American identity of God-inspired individual freedoms. However, it happened!
Why? – Because the power corrupts, and the absolute power corrupts absolutely.
“Absolute power corrupts absolutely” is the best-known quotation of the 19th century British politician Lord Acton and frequently quoted by Winston Churchill.
And that is what happened with the All-powerful American Government with its urge for absolute supremacy – it became corrupt and applied its immensely corruptive power to the domestic affairs suppressing the national Judeo-Christian morality of the individual freedoms and substituting it by its own morality of the government freedoms to do whatever it wishes, and it only wish is to stay in power forever.
And that is how the Judeo-Christian America has come to what we observe in horror now.
> The Big Government that is acting like a god and dismantling the God-guided Judeo-Christian America
The Big Government is disuniting the nation splitting it into many competing and fighting communities, and doing it consciously, to create an anti-Judeo-Christian majority that enables the Big government to change America from the nation of God-guided individual freedoms to the nation of obedience to the All-mighty government-god.
The Big Government is forcing the Judeo-Christian America to obey it as to a god in all real-life circumstances locking the true God in our churches and synagogues.
The Big Government makes it impossible or exceedingly difficult to use our God-guided individual freedoms for helping the others by forcing us to believe it takes care of everybody (like God) by enforcing the mystical fairness for everybody and providing money for its implementation (in everything – education, health services, housing, abortions, marriages, etc.). However, what the Big Government is doing is far from the true fairness – it is confiscating the wealth from those who make it, and using this confiscated wealth to enrich itself and to bribe those to help electing such all-mighty government.
>The Big Businesses that are acting like gods and suppressing the small individual-freedom-based businesses
The Big Business supports the Big Government since the government’s regulations and direct contracts let the Big Business prosper.
The Big News Media is well paid by the Big Business for brainwashing the people to accept the replacement of the Judeo-Christian morality of individual freedoms by the government-imposed moral slavery of an individual sweetened by the free government-provided goodies.
All the Biggies have made Donald J Trump the enemy #1.
President Trump has dispelled all deceptions of the Big Government/Businesses/New-Media-conglomerates and highlighted the real reason for our national misfortunes which is the actions of the Big Government aimed at replacing our national Judeo-Christian morality of God-inspired individual freedoms by the Big-Government slavery … yes, slavery – not in chains but in total dependency!
They have been able to remove Trump from the US Presidency, but they understand that removing us, the Judeo-Christian America, from the American life is a much more difficult task.
One of the bosses of the Big Government Pelosi said openly: <Pelosi: Trump ‘imminent threat’ to ‘our Democracy,’ lawmakers moving forward with impeachment.> And she is right – Trump is imminent threat to the dictatorial power of the Big Government, which they call “our democracy.” Yes, the Judeo-Christian America is “imminent threat” to them.
We have painfully discovered that our oppressive political system cannot be changed from inside – different actions are required!
It is not about elections or social issues – it is about the nation ruining itself
FB is preventing this Blog from advertising some posts that in the FB opinion may influence an election or a social-issue resolution. But the thrust of this Blog is not to influence any election or to address any social issue. The thrust of this Blog is to highlight what many of us are scared to acknowledge – we ourselves are ruining our own nation!
We are ruining our nation by replacing the Bible-guided Ten-Commandments national morals by the Government-guided politically correct decrees.
We are ruining our nation by asking the government to make us happy instead of working hard to make ourselves individually happy.
We are ruining our nation by admitting the immigrants who are coming to change our national morals – not to live by them.
We are ruining our nation by allowing our adversaries to desecrate our national morals under the cover of free speech.
We are ruining our nation by harvesting votes from the people who do not care about the nation.
We are ruining our nation by allowing the money in support of profit – not the money in support of spiritual ideas – to govern.
We are ruining our nation by not allowing the religious morality from influencing the national governing.
We are ruining our nation by making the work for the government much more profitable than the work in the private sector.
That is up to us to decide whether we want to follow this ruinous national trend or reverse it!
Our next President -whoever he might be – cannot bring the social coherence and peace to the nation: our nation is irreparably split into two hostile parts – one dreaming of near-communist big government delivering happiness from the “above” and the other cherishing their individual freedoms secured by a small non-intrusive government.
And that is a prescription for a hot civil war.
What could be tried to avoid a hot civil war?
It might be described in one sentence – to get rid of the role of the federal government in fixing all alleged social ills such as economic inequality, racism, sexism, abortion, poverty, homelessness, poor education, etc.
Each state will do all that on their own differently in accordance with the will of the state’s majority population.
California for example may decide to complete creating of a near-communist social system while Texas may strengthen individual rights and responsibilities.
Those from Texas who like living by orders of the big government may move to California while those from California who suffer from government’s dictatorship may move to Texas.
The Californians would become more equal but poorer and more complaining while the Texans would become less equal but richer and happier.
And all USA States would design their own unique way to “happiness.”
The relocation of duties from the federal government to the State governments would lead to reduction of the taxation power of the Federal government and increasing the taxation power of the State governments.
No doubt that the concept of shifting the power from the Federal government to the State governments will benefit ‘We the People” since such shift strengthens individual freedoms.
However, all Biggies – the Big Government, the Big News Media, the Big Business – will resist it since they will lose power and therefore money.
The powerful State Governments are strengthening people’s individual freedoms and happiness
The powerful Federal Government is suppressing people’s individual rights and happiness
@Yes, that is true – the mayhem is not just with the election – it is with the nation’s fate@
The testimony that has been presented about the falsification of the 2020 national elections is convincing enough to demand new elections. However, the new elections even if they are honest would not resolve the crucial challenge facing the nation.
We are not anymore the United States of America. We are the Disunited States of America – we are two nations in one space – two nations with nothing in common, with no desire to find a compromise, to find a common ground.
One nation is my nation that is the Judeo-Christian America that lives by the original meaning of the Bible-guided US Constitution – that is the nation of individual freedoms with the spirit of the Ten Commandments. In this nation the individuals define what is GOOD and what is BAD and live by their definitions. They live in peace and they are not fighting each other because they have a common moral Judeo-Christian foundation, and their livelihood does not depend on the government goodies.
The other nation is a nation foreign to me, and that is the nation of spiritual slaves with the Big Government as the slave owner. In this nation the government decides what is GOOD and what is BAD and forces the individuals to obey. The Big Business and the Big News Media are parts of this nation of spiritual slavery … yes, because they benefit as well from the crowd mentality. In this nation people are fighting each other … to get a larger piece of the government goodies.
These two nations are antagonistic and therefore they have to either peacefully split or go to a civil war (it looks like we are already in …).