The average American in the past 4 or 5 generations has never experienced any serious deprivation or physical violence. This may change rapidly in our generation.
We are beginning the harvest of the seeds we have sown. In the past 50 or 60 years (or arguably much, much longer) we have seen a cultural decay as men have become increasingly effeminate pleasure-seekers. We have seen the cannibalization of the family structure by radical individualism, leaving men with no sense of duty to protect their own, and indeed no sense of belonging to a larger whole, but rather a desire to exploit others for their own selfish desires. As a result, we have become ripe for slavery.
Freedom must assert itself. It requires sobriety. If one becomes too comfortable in his freedom, he quickly finds that it has escaped from him while he was aloof. A slothful man who has inherited farmland wakes up to find he has slept through the sowing season and starves the following winter. He then sells what land he has and becomes a hired servant of someone else. Thus, independence and virtue go hand-in-hand.
Now we as a people find ourselves in the position not only of a destitute gluttonous man, but one who has fallen into the traps of robbers. Two paths lie ahead of us – we must fight for what we have left of our dignity or we must suffer serious deprivation. Perhaps what America needs is some serious oppression to awaken it from its satanic decadence. But the type of oppression we are facing is a soft genocide and a passively aggressive enforcement of Untruth. To tolerate and abide a great evil stealing the inheritance that your fathers passed to you in expectation you’d do the same for your own children, and allowing it to be given over entirely to the enemy without any sort of fight, is not at all a moral choice. There is no longer any time for passivity. We must choose, as men, to be virtuous, to overcome ourselves, and by God’s help, overcome our enemies.
A free man without a sword is soon a slave.