Power and control are foundational evil motivators
Over the years I have, with considerable apprehension, watched our country slide toward socialism.
There is an elite group of bankers and politicians that are continually and gradually trying to create a one world government.
Their seemingly noble position is that if all the world has one wealthy ruling group and the rest of us are servants, we would all live in peace.
When you realize that evil in the world is a reality and that the foundational evil motivator is power and control, you will understand that it will never happen.
The driving force for control is played out at all levels of human culture.
You see it working out in children and in family relationships.
Control is a basic function in schools, social organizations and all levels of government.
Whether this control is good or evil depends on the motivation of the controller.
I realize a whole volume could be written on the techniques of control at all levels.
The first driving force is emotional and the second is monetary.
These two are inextricably intertwined. That is we control a situation to make money, and we use money to control situations.
For instance a farmer controls water, weeds, soil quality, etc., to make money, which he then uses to build fences, pipe ditches and buy equipment to give him better control.
A government agency creates unending rules and regulations to give them control and to create a larger agency to increase their power.
Planning and zoning increases its demands and permits to increase revenue so it can enforce more regulations and create more paying positions.
I could give you many more examples in family, religion, sports and government at all levels.
The point I’m trying to make is that this process tends to create a ruling class and a dependent class.
The gap between these two classes continues to widen.
The whole American concept of equal rights and equal opportunity disappears into the shadows.
Not too long ago, if you wanted to build a barn you just went to the local sawmill, bought the lumber and by fall you were stacking your hay in it.
Nowadays you apply to the zoning commission for approval and if successful after several months you take your plans to the building inspector for approval and a building permit. There are then periodic inspections, stop work orders, re-inspections and finally an occupancy permit.
Hopefully you will be able to store next year’s hay.
Oh yeah, the tax assessor came around and your penalty for possessing stuff was increased (property tax).
You might have been in the “view corridor” and been obligated to lower your roof and take the top off of the silo.
Taxes and costs go way up and then add to that the water shortage. What the heck, you just put the place up for sale and move into town.
The place is zoned agricultural so sale options are limited.
Now that you’re in town you have the homeowners association to deal with.
Constantly hovering over everything you do is the great buzzard known as the legal system.
Even if you win the suit you are stuck with big lawyer costs.
Then there was that guy that said, “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you.”
“Out On A Limb” appears on the first Tuesday of the month. Ross L. Talbott lives in New Castle, where he is a business owner.
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