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Monday, May 23, 2011

Portents of a Collapsed Society: The Trade of Liberty for Security, and Gaining Neither

“…where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” – 2nd Corinthians 3:17

Throughout history societies have developed, flourished, and collapsed; human nature has remained the same for eons. The pages of history illustrate to us that despotism and big government thrive when society is in a state of collapse. Where community has fallen, tyranny will quickly fill the void.

Our modern age manifestation of scientific tyranny is no different. A confluence of issues – both organic change and deliberate meddling – have broken our communities and deep ties to one another.

The surveillance state, which has grown dramatically over the last decade, thrives when mistrust abounds. Are there real threats? Of course there are, the world is dangerous. However, when a healthy society exists these threats are dealt with but social cohesion and trust remains. Despotism needs broken families and broken community.

The system – in its mechanized, wicked desire to perpetuate itself – has convinced many of us that we will be protected and rewarded for following its directives and turning our neighbors in to the authorities, but the truth is that we all lose. Evil will feed evil. (read more)