While we are distracted with middle eastern politics and the policies of imperialism (by the way – the cause of the decline of all great empires), the greatest threat to freedom, namely communism, is slowly and steadily rising in the far east. With it are many others who wish to be space fairing. Our decline and our demise are by choice. We are not victims of anything more than our own self delusion – a belief that we did not need to teach our descendants how we achieved global superiority. In our own pride and hubris, we began to believe that we were entitled to our greatness and abandoned the very behavior and core beliefs that made us great.
In this article from The Space Review, Jeff Foust reviews a book by James Moltz discussing the emergence of a space race entirely different from the cold war race between the Soviets and the US. The leader of the pack is indeed the perfect corporation – a monopoly of governance. The resources are controlled by central planning and no competition truly exists within its borders. For the time being, they own the trade deficit and the control of the US debt. They are wisely using that debt and our consumerism to build their space program and their military systems. All the while, they are befriending our supposed enemies in the middle east and arming them with their technology. Completely bankrupt, we are again debating another war, another invasion, onto soil of another middle eastern country. There are over 1 billion people in China and India respectively and over 1 billion Muslims on this planet – competing for resources that the western world socialists want to control through regulation. There is no reason on paper to believe that America will remain the global leader. That fear is bringing rise to irrationality.
However, we need not mourn our demise. We need not declare defeat. The greatest nation that ever existed is made of the greatest people – because we believe in freedom above all else. We believe in redemption. When we reject the politics of fear and embrace freedom and liberty, we will prosper. When we reject evil and embrace God above, we will prosper. When we collectively choose to abandon policies of iniquity and inequality, we shall be blessed. This is not about religious doctrine, but about natural laws. When a person jumps from a skyscraper without a chute to a concrete surface below, we know the outcome. So it is when a country embraces imperialism, money changing, and nationalism. The people feel a high as long as the country remains in control of its enemies. But oppression is not endured long by a human race free to communicate to one another. When the oppressor or the oppressed are enlightened to the situation, the Spirit moves. When they are emboldened to name it, the Spirit moves. When even a glimpse of freedom is seen by the oppressed, their heart naturally longs for it. The people of this country – the real United States – are stirring once more. They have longed for political solutions to their observed grievances much like the colonists of the 18th century. That movement is the stirring of our souls. That spiritual conflict is a direct result of THIS generation coming of age as our forefathers have done before. Freedom is only achieved and maintained at the high price of personal diligence. That diligence is two fold – recognizing both external and internal threats to liberty.
We must be like Joshua and Caleb who did not see the strength and agility of their enemies, but rather the abundance that lied before them as promised by their Creator. Your job is to elect men and women at every level of government who see the promise, understand the path, and will move accordingly. But our promise is not the conquering of another land. Instead, it is the re-establishment of our principles which are right and just.
Before we can reclaim that which we feel is slipping away, we must recall the principles of our government. Namely, government exists not for efficiency of services or to promise prosperity. Rather, government only exists to protect the freedoms of its citizens endowed by God alone. For that to be true, it has to be a moral government filled with moral men and women. The United States did not choose to be great, they chose to be free and greatness followed. Prosperity is the effect, freedom is the cause.