A "global community"? Really? Is that what we are working for in this enlightened age? Whatever happened to rugged individualism, personal responsibility and personal property rights? Aren't those the tenets that made our country unique - not to mention great?
We were not designed to be part of a hive. We were designed to be fully functioning, well-rounded, complete human beings, not dependent upon another group of people for our happiness or our survival. We have, within each of us, the ability to prosper and thrive in any number of situations. We adapt and we overcome.
Early in the history of our country, we tried communal living. The Plymouth Colony was designed to be a utopia of civilized living. Neighbor helping neighbor, everyone getting an equal share. Widows who were unable to work would receive the same portion as the family whose members all toiled under the harsh conditions in the new country. Families with small children would receive the same allotment as families made up of young, strong healthy men. Everyone was equal. It was a true socialist utopia. It failed. Miserably.
The first winter, nearly half of their number died. Their social experiment is described thusly;♠The experience that was had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years and that amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanity of that conceit of Plato's and other ancients applauded by some of later times; that the taking away of property and bringing in community into a commonwealth would make them happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God. For this community (so far as it was) was found to breed much confusion and discontent and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort.
They began to reconsider their social experiment. After much consideration, they came to embrace private property and individual responsibility...So they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery. At length, after much debate of things, the Governor (with the advise of the chiefest among them) gave way that they should set corn every man for his own particular, and in that regard trust to themselves; in all other things to go in the general way as before. And so assigned to every family a parcel of land, according to the proportion of the number, for that end, only for present use (but made no division for inheritance) and ranged all boys and youth under some family. This had very good success, for it made all hands industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been by any means the Governor or any other could use, and saved him a great deal of trouble, and gave far better content. The women now went willingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to set corn; which before would allege weakness and inability; whom to have compelled would have been thought great tyranny and oppression.
All around, we hear the call to globalism. Our children are called to be "Global Citizens". We are obsessed with "Global Warming". Our legislators encourage our admittance and adherence to "International Courts". Our every day responsibilities are being usurped by state agencies under the guise of the "common good". We are forced to comply with emission standards for the "common good". Homes and business are seized under the auspices of eminent domain for the "common good". Our children are educated by the state for the state, so they will be good "hive" members rather than rugged individuals.
Socialism has been tried. Many times. It has failed. Many times. People were not designed to be part of a collective. We were designed to be unique, individual. When we take that individual responsibility away, we take away the part of the man that makes him good. Without being responsible for ourselves and without the necessity to provide for ourselves we become lazy and indolent. When our personal property is stripped from us we no longer have the incentive to be good stewards. If it is not ours, we have no vested interest in how it is cared for. That goes for our homes, our jobs, our children.
We are racing toward destruction. We are destroying our families, our communities, our country and our world. We have to take back property and responsibility - they are interwoven and cannot be separated. We cannot have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness without property and responsibility.
I don't want to be a good little "Global Citizen". I want to be a "Rugged Individual". I believe that resistance is not futile. We can resist. We must resist.