Thomas Jefferson once said: “History hath shown that, even under the best forms, those entrusted with power have, in time and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”
He said this more than 100 years ago. However, his prediction has become true today for the United States.
As Jeff Thomas wrote in an article published on the International Man website, “(Thomas Jefferson) anticipated that, given enough time, the nascent United States would devolve into a tyrannical oligarchy. It has now had that time and has become a tyrannical oligarchy.”
The United States was created as a republic and still “displays the accouterments of a proud republic.” However, in reality, our country is no longer a republic or even a democracy.
Instead, Thomas writes, “The U.S. is quasi-capitalist/quasi socialist amalgam that’s run by a corporatist oligarchy.”
While the challenges to the republic began in George Washington’s first cabinet, our country did manage to stay out of world affairs for its first 100 years. It wasn’t until the World Wars that the U.S. began to become involved. And our country’s success in those wars has led Americans to view themselves as “king of the mountain” ever since.
Since then, our government has expanded upon its “presumption and arrogance,” Thomas writes, “declaring in no uncertain terms that it regards itself as the world’s policeman and will enforce its power wherever it sees fit, globally.”
Why should we be worried if we’re truly perched on the “top of the mountain”?
Because when an empire begins to see itself as omnipotent, it usually learns the hard way that it’s not, in fact, as strong that it believed. It also learns, Thomas writes, that “its allies were not prepared to be sacrificed for the sake of the self-proclaimed king.”
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