By Don Jans
During the Q and A portion of my talk the other day, the question was asked as to how we avoid the ostracization and demonization of the left when we oppose their enslaving principles. The answer is simply that we do not. This has always been a tactic used by the collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all the same) movement.
Intimidation is a critical part of the collectivists enslaving the American people to their demands and mandates. The collectivist believes that it is their policies that will bring total harmony to society. This harmony is achieved when all people are not only compliant to but enthusiastic about all people surrendering their individual liberties, rights, and desires to the dictates of the Communist (American left) party for the good of the community. The elites of the party, that being the academics and oligarchs, understand what is best for all. What is best for all is total conformity to the ideals of the collectivists.
Collectivists believe that all people being slaves to the state will result in total harmony. The Individualist believes that all people must be encouraged and enabled to live their own lives, to have their own thoughts, and to pursue their own happiness. This is being free.
Samuel Adams told the American Colonist, “It is high time that the people of this country explicitly declare whether they will be free or slaves.” This is the very situation in which the American people find themselves today. Will we be free and follow the ideals established by our forefathers that all rights and liberties come from God and not government, and that we will be a republic and not a democracy.
The Democrat party is at the forefront of transforming the United States from a Constitutional Republic to a Marxist totalitarian state. They have in fact made great progress. They have done this negating and diminishing their two primary enemies; the Bible and our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution of the United States.
We are witnessing today, some repudiation of the American Left’s policies. Several things have encouraged Americans to declare that they choose to be free. The great failure of the illegitimate president is at the forefront of this rejection.
As the American people exercise their Constitutionally guaranteed rights, those rights that are given to us by God and not government, the proponents of the transformation movement have and will continue to become even more desperate. Cancel culture, imprisoning opponents, demonizing and ostracizing, and verbal attacks will become more and more severe. If Freedom Loving Americans capitulate to this increasing intimidation, we will surrender to the American Left and we will become slaves to the state just as have all people who have succumbed to the desired Marxist totalitarian state.
Freedom Loving Americans will suffer as have all peoples who desired freedom. History has taught us that to be slaves to the state is very simple, just capitulate and conform. To be free, however, requires constant vigilance and sacrifice.
Patrick Henry told the American Colonists, “They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power.”
Thomas Paine told the Americans at a very low time during the American Revolution, “THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.”
And in Matthew 5: 11-12 we are told “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven.”
And Ronald Reagan explained to the American people that, “Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.”
Yes, when we declare that we choose freedom, we will be demonized, ostracized, and intimidated by those who want to transform the United States from a Constitutional Republic with its foundation being the Bible and our founding documents (the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution) to a Marxist totalitarian state. We cannot be a summer soldier or sunshine patriot, but must be firm and strong striving for the reward of withstanding the persecution, insults, and false attacks.
I choose freedom, and you???
Don Jans is a national acclaimed author and speaker. He is also a lifelong student of history, with a special emphasis on Russian history. His study of Russian history led to 1917 which led to the study of the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Don has written five books on the topic of Collectivism (Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, and Progressivism).
Don has been a guest on numerous nationally and regionally broadcast radio programs. He is a weekly guest on a nationally broadcast radio program where he discusses collectivism and how it is impacting the United States, relating current happenings to the collectivist agenda.
Don has spoken to numerous groups across the nation on the topic of who and what is the United States and who and what is collectivism. The collectivist movement has called for a transformation of the United States. What is critical for all to understand is what is the transformation; what are we now and into what will we be transformed.
Don’s speaking approach is the same as his writing approach, and that is to be direct and straight forward with no regard for the current mandated approach of political correctness.
Samuel Adams said, “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” If we are to remain free, we must be about setting brushfires of freedom.