The American Revolution And Today, Whats Brewing?
In times of change, the Patriot is a scarce man; brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot. -Mark Twain
The American Revolution was more than the colonies breaking free from British rule, it was an intellectual and social middle finger to them, and to oppressive governments around the world. In America no more did ancestry determine your life value, everybody started from scratch, and your merit and skill got you more prosperity, this was in essence the core of the “American Dream”. Those in America during the Revolution were treated as second class citizens to Britain, and hated it. The intellectualism in America during that time was enormous, ideas of self-ownership, naturul rights, and equality was like nothing any society has ever seen in all of history.
So what does this have to do with today? Well, I see the same ingredients being mixed again. I see class warfare, I see mass dissatisfaction of government, I see corruption, oppression, tyranny, and down right the same liberties being lost that we fought for over 200 hundred years ago. In the midst of all of this people should remember that the American Revolution did not end in 1783, the fighting ended but the intellectual ideas that was at the root of the revolution continued. It should have continued through all of American History, and to today.
Somewhere over the years this sentiment had been lost, but today I think we are re-discovering our past, the American people are going through their own “renaissance” . We have slowly let tyranny come back since our revolution, inch by inch, it has grown, and leaps and bounds over the past 100 years. I am not sure what lies in store for us, violent, non-violent change, intellectual, or social change, whatever it may be I do feel like we are on the brink of something.
We must rediscover our roots. We must learn of liberty, of self governance, of individualism, of our god-given rights, and that big government only works to ensure it’s own safety not the peoples, and at the same time they viciously take our liberties. In the words of the great Thomas Jefferson, “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.”