What do we think of when we ponder the word, “Dynasty”? An ultra-rich family who has a monopoly on power and wealth? Kings? Monarchs? “Royal” families? Shadowy secret societies that bind them together and control elected officials?
Might I suggest an even greater, more important association be made that historical dynasties have also been synonymous with not only wealth and power, but the usurpation of the foundation of all wealth and power — the rights of the People. Most have ruled with an iron fist. Most have crushed their opposition by force in order to retain their power.
Modern westerners tend to associate these omnipotent households with either the “dark ages”, or with the troubles incurred by peoples from other countries and regions. We’re Americans, they’ll say. We don’t have dynasties here. We live in a “democracy”. Really?
As shocking as it might sound to the average American, the term “democracy” is just another way of describing dynastic rule. It is not the republican form of government that is acknowledged and supported by the U.S. Constitution. Notice that I didn’t say guaranteed by the Constitution. For only the People, themselves, can guarantee their rights remain intact. This requires that the People act to govern themselves — which means instructing their representatives and elected officials.
The Declaration of Independence says of individual rights, “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” In a republic, it is the People who are the government. When the People are too distracted to govern, we silently give our consent to be governed. The natural consequence of this dereliction of duty, is the encroachment upon our individual rights. If left unchecked long enough, it will quickly lead to the total destruction of the republic. This is what Benjamin Franklin meant when he answered the anxious Ms. Powel outside of Independence Hall and said the Founders had given us “a republic — if you can keep it.”
Politicians from all major parties use the term “democracy” to describe our form of government. Yet, they’ve sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution which specifies that we have a “Republican Form of Government”. (Article IV, Sec. 4) Though many might ignorantly or deceptively use the terms “democracy” and “republic” interchangeably, the twain shall never meet. Adherence to the Constitution requires recognition that the individual possesses certain unalienable rights, something that is not afforded under democratic rule.
In a democracy, a majority vote decides matters. The rights of the People are subject to the whims and mindsets of the masses. The electorate are easily subjected to manipulations by opportunistic politicians, social engineers, and the wealthy who pull their strings. In other words, the DYNASTIES.
It has been said that democracy is “mob rule.” Actually, it is “rule of the mob” by the manipulative dynastic rulers and their societal architects. If 51% of the population can be manipulated into saying that Susie should get raped, then in a democracy, Susie gets raped. Right or wrong, Susie’s rights are subject to the will of the majority, which is socially engineered by the dynasties and their puppets politicians.
There is a quote, the origins of which have been contested. Some attribute it to Alexis de Tocqueville, and others to Alexander Fraser Tyler. Regardless of its source, the words shine through as a very relevant truth.
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to Complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back again to bondage.”
“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy.… Either party in office becomes in time corrupt, tired, unenterprising, and vigorless. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies.”
As an insider, Quigley knew the plan to keep the masses under the spell of a two-party system. It has worked very well. The candidates for both parties are served up to the masses who get to choose from the smorgasbord of Establishment candidates who serve no other purpose but to stab the American people in the back, enrich themselves through endless bribes from their corporate masters, all the while pushing the globalist agenda of the world’s wealthiest 1 or 2 percent. These are the American dynasties.
The only solution to reclaiming our power as a people, is a return to basics. We must recognize that the seat of American power is NOT in Washington D.C. It is not in the Executive branch, the Congress, or with the courts. It is not even with the state governors, their cabinets, or even with city and county councils. The seat of government is with the People, who must assemble, deliberate, and instruct their representatives in office at every level. If only the People would learn their power and exercise it, our Republic could again be more powerful than any dynasty in history.