When the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia in 1776, the American population at the time was approximately 2.5 million people occupying land in 13 states. In today’s numbers, we are fast approaching 400 million, give or take however those numbers are calculated and how many of them may or may not legally be here. And, according to one source, the total land mass of the United States today is said to be 3.5 million square miles. It is no small understatement to point out that we have seen tremendous growth and expansion over the course of 246 years, but what happened prior to the Declaration being signed is a much larger story that is rarely given its due.
Throughout the history of the “modern human,” dating back as many as 300,000 years, always and everywhere fighting to survive, there has been war, conflict, socialization, and societal collapse – each in the pursuit of survival alongside the fundamental reproductive imperative. These two, inherent in our species, can never change if we are to avoid our own extinction. Sadly, however, American discourse over the issue of our continued survival is investing every ounce of its species-ending hysteria in vague platitudes, abstractions, and esoteric drivel with respect to the air above us rather than even attempting to address the quality of the poisonous and vitriolic air being exchanged between us.
It is inevitable that America will collapse and fall into the ash heap of history, in compliance with the natural law of Empires and dynasties, and the only question before us is whether this natural law will be enforced in our lifetimes or whether it can be postponed a great number more generations into the future. It is my contention that what stands in the way of prolonging our place in the history books of humankind’s evolutionary progression is the willful ignorance of human nature and the vain self-indulgence of those entrusted with the power to influence and control our collective futures.
For a little context about how America came to be, imagine for a moment what America – as a landmass- must have looked like to the first modern humans that arrived here as late as 16,500 years ago, or as early as 130,700 years ago (depending on which science you choose to trust). Whichever it turns out to be, once the experts finish arguing it out, it is widely accepted that our ancestors first got here by way of Siberia using a land bridge across the Bering Strait at the end of the last ice age. Being the first modern humans on the scene, with no other socialized groups to compete against, they set about the business of doing what our species was designed to do- survive and reproduce, and along the way, explore and spread out, looking for resources, learning how to interact with, and peaceably coexist with the environment and other species in the region.
As the population grew and diversified, and as natural law would dictate, families would become established from which communities would evolve, and these” tribes” would begin to spread out and go their separate ways. Archaeologists tell us that this process repeated itself for many thousands of years until signs of our presence reached all the way down into Central, and South America, and, notably, Kings and tyrants were not necessary for this process to succeed.
It’s important to keep in mind that as the push Southward unfolded, those that chose to remain would eventually become what we now consider “the indigenous peoples” who likewise established families then communities and tribes and spread out across the area now known as Canada and America. But this period in the history of American evolution marks the starting point of historical revisionism being perpetrated by those working to nullify our Constitution, “reimagine” our history and our heritage, and enslave us to an ideology that is anathema to everything we have lived, died, and fought to protect defend and uphold.
In a book written by Robert Ardrey, titled Territorial Imperative, a great deal can be learned about human nature in the context of our innate compulsion to acquire and defend territory. He discusses a number of reasons behind this aspect of our species and offers this sober observation:
“Man is a territorial species, and this behavior, so widely observed in animal species, is equally characteristic of our own.
“We act as we do for reasons of our evolutionary past, not our cultural present, and our behavior is as much a mark of our species as is the shape of our human thigh bone or the configuration of nerves in a corner of the human brain.”
I mention this here to remind readers that, despite what we have been told about the treatment of the indigenous peoples after we arrived in America, and the accusations made against our first settlers and each of the generations that came after, it is the fundamental territorial imperative innate in our species that drove both the wars and conquest between the tribes before we got here and against them after we had. In all things, and as a fundamental truth about our species, we are perpetually driven by natural law to acquire and defend territory in the name of our own survival and in deference to the Darwinian imperatives of survival and reproduction.
To put a finer point on this it is worth taking a moment to reflect on the history of the greatest Empires and Dynasties known to humankind. To be sure, there have been many Empires, but I chose Akhilesh Pillalamarri’s essay “The 5 Most Powerful Empires in History”, published in “The National Interest,” which listed what he considered the top five, and I did so because they are well enough known and because they each fell for effectively the same reason(s) the Indigenous Peoples fell and will be the reason, eventually, the American Empire will fall unless it chooses to embrace the unalterable elements of human nature rather than continuing down the path of presuming to know better than what has consistently transpired as they relate to our species for 300,000 years. Honestly, I’m not optimistic though I remain hopeful. The (First) Persian Empire began its decline after a string of costly military losses to Greece at the hands of Xerxes, which were followed by heavier taxation among Persia’s subjects.
The Roman Empire’s collapse can likewise be blamed on a string of military losses sustained against outside forces; Rome had tangled with Germanic tribes for centuries, but by the 300s, “barbarian” groups like the Goths had encroached beyond the Empire’s borders.
The fall of the Caliphate (Arab Empire) was essentially more of the same; in 1221, the Great Khan, leader of the Mongol armies, ordered the invasion and destruction of Abbasid Persia. His order was achieved with great ferocity. In 1258, the Mongol Khan Hulagu seized and destroyed Baghdad, and the Abbasid dynasty collapsed completely. The reign of the Mongol Empire, like each of these others, would not hold on terribly long. The most enduring part of the Mongol Empire proved to be the Golden Horde. It had begun to decline significantly in the mid-14th century, however, after an outbreak of the Black Death and the murder of one of its rulers. The Golden Horde finally broke apart into several smaller territories in the 15th century.
In the case of the British Empire, it would come down to the matter of War fatigue; the First and Second World Wars left Britain weakened and less interested in its empire. Also, many parts of the empire contributed troops and resources to the war effort and took an increasingly independent view. This led to a steady decline of the empire after 1945.
Volumes have been written about what life was like in these Empires as their decline and ultimate collapse took place. The most important thread that runs through the fabric of each of these collapses suggests that the weaker the ruling classes grew, and the more widespread their in-fighting unfolded, the more emboldened and rebellious the citizens became. It is true, after all, that the tighter the grip on power by tyrants over the citizenry, the more hostile and aggressive it becomes, not only toward the ruling classes but amongst and between themselves as well.
The nature of America’s present looming collapse, while similar in many ways to those described above, has a quality unlike those of the past.
The causes of dynastic collapse throughout history have been, by and large, the result of the ruling classes’ unwillingness to overcome their pride, inflated sense of self-importance, and lust for power so they might attend to the needs of the people over whom they rule. In America today, and effectively across the entirety of Western Civilization, this dynamic has been displaced by a whole new breed of tyranny. It is important to keep in mind that power long-held over a citizenry is that which understands Human Nature and manipulates the free will inherent in our species to its benefit and advantage. In other words, the best rulers throughout history have been those most adept at convincing their subjects that their subjugation was in their own best interests and was a decision they made for themselves and their Generations willingly.
The paradigm shift that has occurred over the course of the last three generations or so has moved us away from geographic and survival imperatives and, instead, thrust us onto an ideological battlefield where the territory to be conquered is the primal nature of humanity’s free will and our self-determination imperatives.
Consider the introductory paragraph in our Declaration of Independence from England and its tyrannical King and corrupt Parliament. it is well enough known, especially the “to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them” part, but it is the study of the remainder of that document that will be necessary to understand the collision course the American people have been thrust upon with not only a once more tyrannical king and his corrupt “Parliament” but also the one bringing the American people into direct and violent conflict and conflagration with one another.
Where our Founding Fathers affirmed that each of us is equal, each being born with rights endowed by our creator (a higher power than government), the forces aligned against this fundamental truth of our species have been fighting to not only constrain them but diminish them for some while expanding them for others. This approach to societal governance not only defies 300,000 years of natural Homo Sapien law, it is – seemingly by design – a powerful instigator of rebellion against not only the ruling authority but the guaranteed Civil War amongst and between the peoples as peaceful coexistence degrades into hostility, violent conflict, and chaos.
Consider the following excerpt from a previous essay that puts a finer point on the effect this has on a society:
“The Founding Fathers had a far greater understanding of, and respect for, human nature than effectively every political class that followed theirs, and one need look no farther than the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence for proof of this claim:
“all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”
These words were written by a conquered people declaring their rebellion against their conqueror, making it clear they were no longer willing to be subjugated and enslaved under the tyranny of a monarch. And while rebellion is certainly nothing new in Humankind’s shared experience, the purpose of it, historically, had always been to throw off the chains of bondage. Today’s leadership class is working to completely flip that script; rebellion today is being waged against a Free People, in every aspect of their lives, trying to suppress their rights and freedoms, for the singular purpose of putting those chains of bondage back around our throats as we are being assured it is for our own good.
They have successfully divided us into small, more easily conquerable subgroups within our society, pitting each of us against the other. They have usurped and bastardized our language and weaponized any misuse of it while declaring themselves the final arbiters in making that determination. They have destroyed the family unit, marginalized religious faith, and displaced meritocracy, replacing it with “equity” (which is nothing more than a fancy word for the racialization of society). They have redefined gender, disrupting the natural reproductive process, injected sexuality into the lifeblood of childhood innocence, and desecrated the sanctity of unborn human life. Perhaps worst of all, they have normalized violence but separated it out into two categories- righteous protest to expand government control over Citizens’ rights and resistance to government excess – and are hard at work disarming the latter while enabling and perpetuating the former. And just to be sure they have constrained us sufficiently, they are more or less in control of who can talk about these things out loud and who must be silenced by any means.”
I will spare you the reading time here, but I strongly urge readers to review the list of grievances against the king in the third section of the Declaration for, doing so, the exercise will not only educate and inform but also served the purpose of helping you understand that in many ways our nation is right back where it started nearly two and a half centuries ago. As well, with a thorough review of how this country came to be in the first place, as discussed in great detail in our book – Unwashed Philosophy: A User’s Guide To Our Imperfect Union – you will come to understand that not only the effort underway to “fundamentally transform America” is nothing more than a catchphrase which translates into “destroy America altogether and enslave each of its inhabitants.”
This does not mean to suggest that they won’t succeed, as humankind’s history under the rule of tyrants has routinely proven, but it is intended to point out that it doesn’t have to; Once you get past the struggle to accept that your pain was intentionally inflicted on you by your government, what remains is the work to summon the will and resolve to punish them for it. The Constitution provides a peaceable and orderly mechanism for that form of punishment by way of the ballot box, which is always the first choice of a free, independent, and self-determinant people.
The alternative is rebellion which, throughout history, has been known to take Generations, if not centuries, to recover from. Our only consolation, even if not realized for a century, is this:
“What the Lord giveth no man can taketh away; though kings routinely try, the will of mankind to be free universally outlives the capacity of tyrants to oppress.”