Monday, July 14, 2014


All countries have elites. If they don't have them to begin with, they soon develop them, so it's a given that we're going to have an elite which rules the country, or at least has influence over the rule of the country way out of proportion to its numbers. So, assuming all that, we should have an elite which identifies with the country as a whole, and doesn't regard Americans as its enemy, and the members of which should, like all Americans, be ready to make sacrifices for the good of the nation (that's for the nation, not its government).  Well, we haven't had much of that in my lifetime, and for some time before that.  Bob Wallace writes:

If you'll look at movies such as The Seven Samurai (which everyone should see) or Braveheart(which everyone has seen) you'll find our "elites" are supposed to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. Just about the last time that happened in the U.S. was during the War Between States, when the slaughter of the Southern warrior-class - the smartest ones - was just horrendous.

Yet that is not what is happening today. In fact, our "elites" are traitors and are trying to sacrifice us, the citizens of the U.S., to their ambition and self-interest. Bizarrely, all our "elites" are traitors - the government, the media, the universities, businesses. There is not one group that is for the United States, and for the citizens.

In The Seven Samurai the village is saved by armed men who are willing to give up their lives to deal death to murderous invading barbarians. The Western version would be the Original Code of Chivalry, in which armed men were willing to kill to protect weak and helpless (you can see this in the Western version of The Seven Samurai - The Magnificent Seven).

Since art imitates life, we learn something horrible: ultimately this country will be saved by men who put the country and society above their own lives, and are willing to use violence to achieve their goals.

I hope this kind of violence is not necessary, and does not come to pass.

(Go to the original HERE, to see the appropriate movie clips.)
Quibcag: The illustration is from HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.

    Sir John Harington,

    No need to say more.