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Overwhelmed And Confused
Essay by Henry Nicolle
been thinking lately about what direction my future essays should take,
now that I have barked and nipped for two years at the heels of the
cowardly, cynical, lazy, arrogant and criminal elements of our American
population. There are among us, I admit, a few honest people, a
few loyal politicians and if you were to really press me, I suppose
that I would admit that there remain a few honest cops. These would all
be people of virtue. Our society consists mostly of thieves, cowards
and hypocrites on the one hand and on the other hand, an array of
bullies, braggarts, exploiters and murderers. Smart thinkers
today make their demands without a thought for tomorrow. They
never leave money on the table, regardless of the ultimate cost or
consequences. Somehow, we have lost virtue as a society. What I
mean by "virtue" is a fair frankness and honesty in our daily lives, in
our dealings with our family and friends and most of all in our
dealings with our fellow Americans. The kind of open frankness which
earns honorable and mutual respect.
If we had virtue in our
society, we would not have attempted the Americanization of the
globe. If we had virtue in our society, we would not permit our
representatives to give us everything that we ask of them. If we
had virtue in our society, we would have respect for ourselves and for
our neighbors on this globe.
We have no virtue. We have no
self-respect. There is no honor in this country.Charity is a
virtue. Self-reliance is a virtue. With these two simple
statements it is easy to show why there is no honor in this
country. To give or to receive charity in an honorable society
presumes that each individual of the society has a decent self-respect
and a level of honor which drives them to self-reliance and thereby
assuring the ability to give with a charitable hand. Honorable
and self-reliant people create a prosperous and strong society with
both a willingness and an ability to share among themselves to
strengthen and preserve their society.
A society without
virtue is a dying society.Virtue cannot be bought or sold or
delegated. What you give must be of what you have. If you
give of what you do not have, but which must be taken from someone else
before you give it, it is theft. It is not charity, it is the
distribution of stolen property. The virtue of self-reliance is
also a very individual virtue. In our modern, urban setting, true
self-reliance seems to be a forgotten virtue of forgotten times and
forgotten circumstances. Yet, for our society to live and to
prosper, the restoration of self-reliance is an essential prerequisite.
public policy today has at its core the destruction of virtue,
self-reliance and honor. Without our virtues, we become wholly
subservient to the people who are the instruments of public policy.It
is nearly impossible for us to notice the many ways in which the
environment of public policy molds our circumstances and guides our
choices. Because we do not feel that ever present hand upon our
decisions, we believe it is not there at all. Worse, because we
do not feel that ever present hand of tyranny, we do not resist
it. By not resisting it in our own lives, we are accustomed to
not resisting it as it destroys our virtues and thieves from our lives
and our wealth to impose its murderous desires upon other Peoples.
know their truth, but you do not accept them as reality. Every
element of virtual slavery that encompasses every act, every moment of
every day, seem to be natural self-expression. A true slave does
not feel chains that bind his soul as strongly as his life.If you have
traded your virtue for public policy, nothing of you is your own.
You have been bought. You are property. And you love it.
the months not far away, you will have a choice again and it will be a
difficult choice. You will have to choose whether you will
continue to live as you have lived throughout your entire life, as a
virtual slave, the compliant tool and submissive resource of the people
in our government and other public policy entities or whether you will
regain your virtues of self-reliance, charity, honor and self-respect.
Be Prepared. Choose liberty!
Liberty is never Easy, Safe or totally Free!
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