Friday, January 24, 2014
The Return of Fascism
Liberals generally sound a bit like this: "To each his own. It would be good if we didn't try to impose a uniform benchmark of goodness on everyone. So let's be good and not agree on a single definition of goodness."
Many historians agree that corruption and greed were the fall of Rome. Our Kenyan "MPigs" reek of the same evils. They are merely the most conspicuous symptom of extensive structural cracks in the national edifice. The rot has permeated through trickle-down effect, spurred on by the desperate economic times.
It is not enough that Kenya (or America) is a democratic constitutional republic. While this is important, the citizens must be always defending their rights from the inroads of subverters, abusers and exploiters; must always be wary of the enemy within who quietly militates against the public interest. We must be even more alert for in-house adulterations of the collective good than against outside aggressors. The cost of freedom is vigilance.
A couple of hundred years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville said "America is great because America is good." That was then. But where is goodness today? Even the vast majority of churches sleep with the world, featuring innovations such as "plant a seed" prosperity gospel and unmitigated political Zionism to name but a few. The academics are in the pockets of business. Education is indoctrination. The media self-censors. Abuses of government are all the rage. Yet many dare to say Communism died out with the collapse of USSR.
No, rather, the collapse of USSR set Communism free from the rigid geopolitical constraints of the Cold War, to creep stealthily into the seats of free governments all over the world. The spirit of Communism can be discerned in the lax moral standards of the day, increasing power grabs by governments and the ready willingness of psychologically infantilized populations to let governments assume powers beyond their divinely ordained jurisdiction. "Sirikali tafadhali! Rob Peter and pay Paul! Sit in judgement over our consciences! May Political Correctness stifle freedom of speech!"
Powerful government is all too willing to act like the author and disburser of human rights, and not merely a protector thereof, like a watchman who, in his employer's absence, lords it over guests. Indeed, your government may be communist if it treats your inalienable God-given rights and freedoms as mere privileges it condescends to grant the supplicant. Now that the place of the Almighty is increasingly lost to the sight of men, government idly dreams of filling the imaginary vacuum. This will only clearly bring out the veracity of an ominous truism: "If men will not be ruled by GOD, they must then be ruled by a tyrant."