GUEST BLOGGER PAUL COLLINGS...United Kingdom
Editor's note:Paul and I have been internet friends for about the last four years having become acquainted through a unique group based in London and spanning a great deal of the globe. These people are some of the most dedicated and best informed freedom fighters of Western civilization and I have learned much from them. In general a post at that site is far more like an essay than a mere comment, and reading Paul's views over the years I have encouraged him to take up blogging. Like a true gentleman he has politely declined, but I got him this time! His most recent post shows a depth of understanding that I feel will resonate here in America, and so he has allowed me to publish it here on my website. Please welcome Paul, our English cousin from across the Great Pond...
As many of us are beginning to realize, there is not much daylight between the Conservatives and the other political parties, and that applies whichever side of the Pond you are on. The only true opposition to oppressive government are the people. If they get out into the streets and demand action from the powers that be, then the elected leaders will have to do the bidding of the electorate or face the consequences.
Having said that, it does not always happen overnight. A lot of shows of dissent have resulted in a show of strength by those who are supposed to serve those who have put them in office. The police and the military are then used to subdue, not protect, the people.
This is tyranny, and it takes brave men and women to fight against this form of totalitarian rule. Vast numbers of our population may very well die, but as has been pointed out by many here, it looks like the majority will exchange their freedom for security.
And so the future looks like one of total control of the population by their power hungry leaders. I am certain that resistance will take place, but when armies are prepared to beat down their own at the command of tyrannical government then don't expect to win back your homeland or your freedoms very quickly.
History shows us that civilization come and go, and the world as we know it is changing. I have no concrete idea just how far it will go but I do believe that it will get messy. Wars are erupting in some very volatile parts of the world, such as those parts where the populations are huge compared to Europe.
The war in Syria has caused over two million refugees to swamp surrounding sovereign states, with central, western, and northern Africa likely to produce yet millions more. And the western nations are being asked to pick up the bill. One has to wonder how long that can go on, when our own economies are are already on the brink of collapse.
The countries of Europe, and the United States are going through enormous social changes, and those governments are at full stretch trying to find ways of keeping the power on, the food flowing, jobs created, immigrants absorbed, and the financial system from collapsing.
Europe, as in the European Union, is expanding its governing powers. China is flexing its military and financial muscle, and Russia is rebuilding its political power. The Middle East is a tinder box, and America is going through a death spiral.
Everything will probably hinge on the economy and if the monetary system cannot cope, then governments will enforce martial law or people will start rioting and killing each other for a bit of food and water.
Maybe none of this will happen. Maybe our great rulers have factored all this in and we are all going to continue eating, drinking, absorbing millions of immigrants and refugees...Maybe!
Not for one minute do I believe the world can go on as it is; something must and will change. Britain for one does not have the infrastructure to keep taking in more immigrants, not unless more 'Brits' move out and more senior citizens die quicker. And, if this does happen, this country will have changed beyond recognition.
We lack the schools, the housing, and the collective social will to keep on letting in troublesome refugees and low skilled migrants. And so our future will depend on how far we will allow ourselves to be backed into a corner and whether or not we come out fighting, or lie down and accept whatever compromise that is offered to us as long as we can continue living; even as slaves.