The above excerpt is from the poem “Second Coming”, written by William Yeats during World War One, and published the following year. In it, Mr. Yeats captures, distills, and expresses the collective shock, horror, and confusion being experienced by people all over Europe during those calamitous years. To say that average people were scared would be an understatement; they were in fact terrified. To them, it seemed the end of the world was at hand, and the most pressing questions in nearly everyone’s mind was… “Will I survive it? And what manner of world will I have survived to inherit?”
Today there are many parallels between the circumstances which predicated WWI, and our own nation’s situation; both at home, and abroad. One thing we readily can recognize is the fact that, as it was in Europe prior to 1914, the established order of society is being challenged and systematically undermined from both within and without. In Europe, the old blood ruling houses had grown fat, and corrupt to the impoverishment of the people; and their appeals for reform and relief were falling upon deaf ears. Here in America, the “ruling house” of Democrats and Republicans have also grown fat, rich, and arrogant in their corruption; and they too have turned a deaf ear to our pleas for constitutional reform and relief. Our very election system has become a ritual of abuse we routinely subject ourselves to in the almost vain hopes that maybe, just maybe, this President, or that Congressman will actually do as they promised, and actually stop the madness! Yet time and again (with a few notable exceptions), they fly off to Washington, and “We the People…” to whom they made such swelling promises, are made into “You, the suckers”. In short: Europe, prior to WWI was a pressure cooker ready to blow, and today’s America is little better. All that is needed is for one more heavy-handed, arrogant autocrat to find their way into the White House, and we may well have our own reprise of Sarajevo 1914. The fear of this scenario has no doubt taken root in the minds of many of the same corrupt politicians crusading to disarm Americans. You’d think the obvious answer to such an imagined threat would be to repent of your crooked political ways, and enact political reforms to undo all of the damage you’ve done. But no, that would require something sorely lacking among the political elite… humility.
Another analogous parallel we cannot ignore is the fact that exacerbating the already intolerable inequities between the ruling class, and common folk of Europe: These same rulers did little to alleviate the tensions between the various ethnic groups within their jurisdiction, and in fact often played one group against another as a means of preventing any unified uprising against themselves. Nothing could be more Machiavellian, and throughout Europe, his book “The Prince” was required reading among the ruling class elite. What did they learn from Nicolo Machiavelli? Just this… Not only does one need to “divide and conquer”, but as an autocrat, one must maintain those divisions if he or she wishes to retain power. It’s no surprise then that most of our own politicians are well acquainted with, and apply Machiavelli’s diabolical principles. Knowing this, you can now understand the “method behind the madness” of such seemingly irrational and irresponsible schemes as “Open Borders”, mass amnesty, and the mass importation of so many Muslims into America. You see, the rulers of Europe did not have to import people from foreign cultures and ethnicity to break-up the homogeneity of their respective states: They were already there. There were large population groups of Muslims residing in those Balkan states, especially Serbia, who were the descendants of those Ottoman Turks which had repeatedly attacked and invaded Europe throughout the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries. Had sound wisdom, foresight, and prudence governed the minds of the rulers in Europe at that time; they would have rounded-up these remnants of the Ottoman hordes, and deported them back into their Muslim homelands. But, whether due to their lack of will, or that of ability; they did not, and so the seeds of unending turmoil in that area of Europe were allowed to take root and flourish. It didn’t take long for the numbers of Muslims to increase to the point where the unscrupulous rulers of Europe were able to use them as pawns in a dangerous game of brinkmanship with their own citizens. This they did by (1) Allowing these former Muslim invaders to infiltrate and form insular enclaves within the society. (2) Appointing Muslims to positions of political and legal authority in areas which were predominantly non-Muslim, or worse… Christian communities. (3) Providing exclusions to the common laws governing all other citizens to Muslims to accommodate their Muslim beliefs.
This of course is but a short, summarized list of those most egregious actions by the rulers of Europe which predicated the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, and the resultant outbreak of WWI. The man who shot the Archduke – Gavrilo Princip – was forced to grow-up in a predominantly non-Muslim community where the above listed provocations were employed by the Archduke’s Austrian family. None of which of course excuses or justifies Princip’s actions; but it does enlighten as to what motivated him then, and may well equip us to prevent a repeat of such desperate actions here in America. It should be understood that the murder of the Archduke (who in fact favored reforming these practices) did not accomplish young Gavrilo’s dreams of reunifying his beloved homeland. They in fact made things worse. His own community was nearly wiped off the map during WWI, and as we all well know; the animosities and divisions within Serbia, Bosnia, and in fact all of the Balkans remain to this day. And if you watch carefully enough, you note that the present-day “rulers” of Europe are stilling playing brinkmanship with Muslims against the others.
Well, by now I’m hoping you understand that what we as Americans face in this election cycle, is a far more dire situation in need of immediate remedy than just one more turn of the wheel in politics: This could indeed be, a fork in the road from which we may never be allowed to return. Having treated you to what I realize is a brief condensation and overview of that political history which has direct relevance for us today; let us heed what Santayana’s warning, that “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”, and elect Congressmen, and a President who not only share our concerns for America, but have a proven track record of fighting to save and restore this great nation. We are at war my good friends. And in a war, you do not concern yourself with how likable you are to your enemies, and neither do you want a General who, rather than being a master tactician, excels at his ability to negotiate a surrender. As concerned citizens who continue to fight the good fight to restore America to her Constitutional foundations, and root out all that has been planted which does not belong: We should refuse to grovel as the defeated French did under the boot of tyranny, and neither should we allow any man who, like the infamous General Petain, becomes our President on the basis of his ability to negotiate our surrender. We don’t need any more “deal-makers” America, we need a “crime-buster” to bring these “deal-makers” to heel.