Government, to satisfy its ever increasing lust for dominion over human existence, if even (and most dangerously) from the notion of staying off its impending demise, must eventually declare itself as the sole proprietor of good and dispenser of fortune. To acquiesce otherwise would be to acknowledge a superior means of positively bettering humanity, one which it does not posses; such credence is not within the capacity of a ruling class to ever admit, unless humility and servanthood are at its core. As such, any grantings or permissions to such aims are merely superficial, meant to appease the remnant that still believes the people make better choices than despotism.
Government, at its worst, then maintains that the wealthy man is incompetent of choosing whom he may bestow support upon, and by what vehicle his aid might be best administered, somehow disassociating the wealthy man’s earning prowess from his ethical responsibilities. Rather, it is Government’s role to make such determinations by securing as much of the wealthy man’s resources as possible to satisfy the entitlements of the collective, one which the wealthy man is, at most, ignorant to, and, at worst, ambivalent of. Far worse off is the needy man, whose obvious lack of fortune speaks to his social ineptitude, in so far as Government is concerned, as he has neither the wealthy man’s skill or fortitude to better himself. In both cases, Government emerges supreme, sagely providing for the lesser what was generated by the greater. Interestingly, both cannot survive without Government, as it takes from the wealthy what he did not know enough to give, and grants to the needy what he did not know enough to earn. Neither man is served nor solved in matters of his soul.
In the end, Government seeks to be the centerpiece of hope, the Great Conductor of Society. The Church is relegated to its orthodoxy, confined to the quarters of stewarding the frail, and peddling to the spiritual seeker. No longer the precedent setter of virtue, the Church becomes irrelevant in comparison to the Great Conductor who, not only gives the collective what they want, but further qualifies its own actions as both truth and pure, simply to satisfy the hellish itch of guilt that festers within a body of immorality. It dare not face God, accountable to His statutes. Thus Government becomes God. Regimen fit Dei.
Man’s once creative impetus for being the proprietor of his soul has now become the withering task of entertaining the thief of his cause. We trade creation for quota, industry for association, and fortune for uniformity. In all, despotism has brought the vitality of hope to its knees, all in the name preserving what no one else has seemingly ever had the revelation to protect.
“Once abolish the God, and the Government becomes the God.”
Christendom in Dublin