Beck: It Really Can Happen Here
From Billy Beck:
It Really Can Happen Here
"After 35 years in America, I never thought I would see this. I still can't quite believe we will sit by as this crisis is used to hand control of our economy over to government. But here we are, on the brink. Clearly, I have been naive."Yes, Mr. Varney, you have been that at your very best. You and millions of others. You took freedom for granted, and like millions of others, you just didn't bother to protect its fine contours along every inch of the line. You never bothered to examine your enemies' premises and take them seriously. "Our economy", "our workers", "our resources", "our jobs": on and on, every bit of it on collectivist principles that always require main force for their practice, and you didn't take a word or a minute of it for what they were saying to you right out loud.
It is ideas that move the world, Mr. Varney, and what you're calling "naive" was always a supine complacence while these destroyers were on the march, even through those stupid years when almost everybody was saying that "socialism is dead".
We're really in it, now. Pay good close attention and realize that these are consequences.
If there is anything left to pass on to the children, this must be among the most important of it.