The Revolt of the Little People
The re-election of a president, who has led the nation into one of the worst economic crises in our history, is a wake-up call for citizens on both sides of the political divide. If the election proved one thing, it’s that we’ve now crossed the threshold into class warfare. That’s the good news. The bad news is that there’s only one way that this can end, and that’s very badly.
If the election had just been about the president’s record, he no doubt would have lost. However, the election wasn’t about his record. Instead, it was a referendum on this nation and what it has become – a country of haves and have-nots. A nation of equality we are no longer; rather, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
In this election, the president was viewed as being the champion of Carl-Henric Svanberg’s little people and Mitt Romney… well you know who he champions. It’s not that the president actually represents the little people, but compared to Romney…well, there is no comparison. Therefore, the little people voted with their hearts and not their pocketbooks.
When the little people get angry, there is hell to pay. Down through history, revolution was all but inevitable in many cases, just ask the Russians and the French. However, we the people need to realize that in a republic, such as ours, government is never a solution to problems (rather it’s a self-governing instrument of the people). Neither does government have any money of its own – we the people create the wealth of the nation. Therefore, it doesn’t help the situation when one class of people, in effect, vote themselves hand-outs from the government. Hand-outs don’t grow on trees and they don’t come from the government either.
What we have inherited now is a polarized nation and, in the long run, the republic cannot survive as such. We have to decide whether we are going to continue as a free nation or whether we’re going to gradually descend into either anarchy and/or rule by the elite. No matter how it turns out, it is destined to be remembered as the Revolt of the Little People.