Skip to comments.The War on America
Posted on 09/02/2020 2:39:18 PM PDT by PoliticallyShort
In what has since become known as his first major speech, Abraham Lincoln famously warned the Young Mens Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois in 1838 about the dangers of mob rule. As reprehensible as are the immediate consequences of mob rule, however, Lincolns larger strategy in the speech is to use our revulsion at the actions of the mob to draw our attention to the long-term dangers of what he calls the mobocratic spirit.
These dangers move in two directions. In the first place, the lawless in spirit, are encouraged to become lawless in practice; and having been used to no restraint, but dread of punishment, they thus become absolutely unrestrained. Mob rule, in other words, encourages evil men to run wild. Conversely, ordinary law-abiding people, recognizing that the government can or will do nothing to protect them, become tired of, and disgusted with that government. According to Lincoln, this is the ideal situation for the destruction of free self-government. When the mobocratic spirit rules, the strongest bulwark of any Government, and particularly those constituted like ours, may effectually be broken down and destroyedI mean the attachment of the people. Neither the law-abiding nor the lawless have any respect for the government, and therefore neither has any particular stake in preserving it. It is here that revolution is possible; it is here that tyranny can take root.
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A war that will backfire.
Yeah, defines the Democrat party perfectly!
“mobocratic spirit” I like this phrase.
This is an excellent analysis of modern neo-marxism and its evolution from Karl Marx to Gramsci to today’s post-modernist racial Marxists. Everyone should read this.
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