SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR TO THE TEA PARTY REPORTS - ROBB HILL
I recently met William and Laura Kelly of the Washington Times Communities at our post-midterm election Tea Party celebratory gathering in Illinois. It was one part celebrating and one part looking ahead to the future. Laura and William found my perspective on “how the differences between people are used for political gain” compelling and they wanted me to share it with their readers at the Tea Party Report.
You see, while the government has everyone focused on their differences, they are able to exert total control. The belief that we need to recognize each other’s differences is not as important to me as recognizing the similarities. We have far more similarities than we do differences. The human race is like a garden of beautiful flowers, each unique but a flower nonetheless! They all need fertile soil, water and sunshine. So it is with man; we all need. The difference is do we take care of ourselves or allow a bunch of power-crazed elitist to determine what we need?
The four types of diversity (differences) that I have selected for this short dissertation are ethnicity, gender, age and socioeconomic status.
While many Americans do not realize what is going on, it seems pretty evident to me that a divide and conquer strategy is being implemented. What is this strategy? The Divide and Conquer Strategy, also known as “Divide and Rule Strategy” and it is often applied in the arenas of politics and sociology.
In the Divide and Conquer Strategy, one power (government) breaks another power (citizens) into smaller, more manageable pieces (groups), and then takes control of those pieces one by one. It generally takes a very strong power to implement the Divide and Conquer Strategy. It also takes ignorance on the part of those being conquered. (You know this is the case when a presidential candidate says on national television that he wants to “fundamentally transform” the greatest nation in the history of mankind and he is elected president!)
In order to successfully break up another power or government, the conqueror must also have access to strong political, military, and economic machines. (For example, I believe that in the last two years there were no checks and balances in our government). Furthermore, in order to maintain power and influence, large governments will often work to keep smaller powers and governments from uniting. In fact, this use of the principles within the Divide and Conquer Strategy is most common. It is much easier to prevent small powers from linking forces than to break them apart once they have aligned. Liberals know this strategy inside and out; and to keep us under control, they have us focused on each other while they wield the power of control.
This is why I am a member of the Tea Party Movement; because I choose to fight against the Divide and Conquer strategy.
To me, part of fighting against the Divide and Conquer strategy also means identifying myself as a Republican. I do this not because of the people, because of the original foundational principles. While the ideals of the Republican Party are that of freedom, over the past century the lines have been blurred. In my opinion there is no far left or far right. You might be a Democrat or a Republican, a conservative or a liberal. However, fundamentally, I believe that the two parties have coalesced into one with only one aim; control. We do not have the government that was envisioned by the Founding Fathers. In fact, we pretty much have the opposite of what was envisioned by the Founding Fathers.
This systematic Divide and Conquer approach utilized is, in my opinion, primarily by liberals. Moreover, when I use the term liberals, it is on both sides of the aisle. The politicians that have often represented us have, in essence, exerted total control over our lives. This is done by keeping us focused on our differences instead of our similarities. By labeling people and placing them into groups, the battle occurs between the rich group and the poor group, the black group and the white group, the religious group and the agnostic group, women against men, young against old and the list goes on. While these battles are stoked by politicians, a war is taking place in the U.S. Congress and we are too busy in the battles to see that we are losing the war!
In my opinion; ignorance is our greatest enemy. Many of the legal and illegal immigrants to this country have a better understanding of the freedom that many Americans take for granted. I submit to you that America is the land of opportunity! Many Americans, for reasons unbeknownst to me, have no idea about the freedom that is theirs to take advantage of. The freedom to create and be rewarded!
Many people do not realize that government does not produce anything and that what the government gives to the people, it must first take from the people. We must turn the “help the people” mantra, into the “people help yourself” mantra. In my opinion, we do not need government to help us to help ourselves. We have too many people dependent on government!
In closing I submit to you that: The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its citizens, and the systematic erosion of moral values is at the forefront of this attack. Freedom and responsibility are like front and back. You cannot have one without the other. We have a situation now where everyone wants to be free but they do not want the responsibility that comes with it and the end result is chaos. The government we have in place is a direct reflection of our nation. And the tea party movement is our only hope!
A traditional family is not the norm anymore. Yet the strength of a nation lies in the strength of the family unit. I pray that we can right this nation. I believe that all humans have the same basic needs and I don’t think the focus should be on the differences, but instead on the similarities. I believe this type of thinking will produce a much more harmonious environment for everyone and make us more competitive and more prosperous. Together as the United States of America we can right the course of our nation.