Posted Feb 22, 2013 by Martin Armstrong
Why do cycles work? Because indeed history repeats since the passions of man never change regardless of the centuries. The majority are always wrong for like Marx, they ignore HOW things function and prefer to believe only WHAT pleases their expectations. It is not that someone need be clairvoyant, all they need do is read history for it is both the script for how to create and destroy civilization, as well as the solution if we dare to truly learn HOW things function instead of merely pleasing our expectations.
Aristotle said “Now the corruptions attending each of these governments are these; a kingdom may degenerate into a tyranny, an aristocracy into an oligarchy, and a state into a democracy. Now a tyranny is a monarchy where the good of one man only is the object of government, an oligarchy considers only the rich, and a democracy only the poor; but neither of them have a common good in view.” (CHAPTER VII, A TREATISE ON GOVERNMENT; https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/library/books/a-treatise-on-government-aristotle/).
Without foreseeing Marx, Aristotle understood that “democracy” can also be very dangerous for it can degenerate precisely into what Obama is doing right now where the majority suppress the minority when they discover they can merely vote themselves the assets of the minority. There can be no equal justice for all, honor, dignity, or beacon of light to guide the world as long as there is any class warfare and oppression of the minority by the majority that is merely slavery in another form. Thomas Jefferson also warned: “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.” This is why the glue of civilization is the rule of law. Without rights being established, then you defeat the very purpose of coming together to form any society. Why should anyone stay where he is oppressed? Jefferson also warned that “It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.”
The United States has used 911 to unleash tyranny in the classic sense. James Madison warned: “If tyranny and oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” Hence Jefferson explained: “When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” Government is paranoid for it looks out to the world. It saw the Arab youth use Twitter to organize a revolution and within 6 months Congress introduced the kill switch to shut down the internet in case of a cyber-attack. We have cyber-attacks going on right now. So? Government lives in fear for it knows it has lost control. It is destroying all freedom to cling to its last hopes of survival just as a Goldbugs refuse to accept that gold is a market that rises and falls. As long as government remains desperate in its quest to retain power refusing to reform, there will be no rule of law, no security, and not future but uncertainty. Thank you Obama for destroying our civilization following the same path as every tyrant before you. Tyrants are those who are concerned only about their self-interests. Great Statesmen, care about their country.