I've been watching the blogosphere a lot these last six months, and I've seen some rather disturbing things that have more than confirmed my suspicions of the contemporary political systems.
Most of the videos I've seen comes from America. I think the people over there are simultaneously worse and better off than the people in Denmark, though it is hard to evaluate.
I've seen three videos I'd like to recommend
Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve -- since I first learned about inflation when I was a little boy, I never understood what made for inflation, and why it couldn't be reversed. Later in school, I learned to take this for a fact. This brilliant video proves all that wrong, and although it is mainly concerned with the American system, it has torn down most of everything I thought I knew about economics. It is especially interesting, since we have the same system in Denmark, complete with the national bank that is not regulated by our government.
Immigration by the numbers -- the problem is not immigrants, but mass immigration. A very thoughtful demonstration of why the great nation that America was for a few decades is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
America: Freedom to Fascism -- although the credibility of this movie is hard to gauge with my rather inferior knowledge about the United States, but I've been able to verify several of the things mentioned in the movie, and it dovetails nicely with the videos mentioned above.
I think the issues presented here strike deep into the fabric of modern society. Greedy men and socialists managed to do what Hitler, Stalin and all the obvious dictators singularly failed to do: Get people to choose slavery instead of liberty, bondage instead of freedom.
It is not a knowing choice, of course. The problem is that we accept the world as it is presented to us. When our school teachers tell us that we descended from monkeys, that inflation is inevitable, that the 3rd largest political party are actually neo-fascists and liberals (and that the same time), we accept it as fact. When the mass media presents us with one blatantly distorted story after another, we are inclined to believe them.
It's all in the principle of the "Big Lie", perfected by Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels. It's not that I think there's an enormous conspiracy somewhere. The problems lie in that man is mostly evil, greedy and self-serving.
I cannot really keep the enormity of it in my mind all at once. The thing is that throughout a century, the political discourse has changed the way people. The famous words of John F. Kennedy come to mind:
ask not what your country can do for you,
ask what you can do for your country
It all comes from the notion that we, the people, are subjects of the state. That the state owns us. That people should be thankful for what the state sees fit to let them have.
The adherents of that particular belief are many, but they rarely admit to hold such beliefs, since that would be grossly offensive to the common citizen.
Nowadays, people are conditioned to think that it is logical for us to pay more than half of what we earn in taxes. That more control and oversight of our lives and gross violations of privacy are "necessary" to combat terrorism and other evils. In fact, we are trying to fight those who would do away with our liberty, by slowly reducing those same liberties.
It is sad. Our prime minister once wrote a book called "From social state to minimal state". A real liberal book. It would seem that he's forgotten most of it. He's had to, or he would never have become prime minister of a socialist democrat nation.
I think the only hope for us is God. For the thousands of years we have inhabited the earth, there has been so much evil. So much greed, so much war.
The greatest threat is perhaps the socialists. They have their pure ideology. They believe that they will do as all a great favour by taking away our liberties. And they might be able to prevent war and combat hunger. But what worth is that without liberty?