Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Quote of the day - Joe Sobran

Recent events in Genoa remind us, once again, that
the "international community" comprises more
organizations than you can shake a stick at: the United
Nations, NATO, the G-8 nations, the International
Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the European Union, et
cetera. Can anyone keep track of them all, or follow
their workings? Clearly we are inching toward world
government of some sort; and just as clearly, we aren't
meant to understand it. We won't know just who our rulers
are, or who (if anyone) elected them; in most cases they
will be, for all practical purposes, unelected. Under
"globalization," it appears that self-government,
democracy, national sovereignty, and constitutional law
will all become tenuous, problematic, and eventually
meaningless. The old story will be recapitulated: what
begins as loose federation will end in centralized,
anonymous rule, which it would be rude and benighted to
call tyranny.

How eerie, to covet power without glory! The Roman
emperors expected deification; it was part of the job
description. Today's rulers don't want us to know who
they are. What terrifying pusillanimity!

Joe Sobran - September 2001

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