Alexis de Tocqueville Was Wrong

Authored by Stephen Lendman,

From inception, democracy in America was pure fantasy. No rule of the people ever existed – governance of, by, and for the privileged few alone at the expense of most others.

American exceptionalism and moral superiority don’t exist. The state of the nation is deplorable – more an obscenity than a responsible sovereign state. Count the ways.

Hypocrisy, not democracy, defines how America is governed – an increasingly totalitarian plutocracy, oligarchy and kleptocracy.

Elections when held are farcical. Dirty business as usual always wins. Republicans and undemocratic Dems represent two sides of the same coin on issues mattering most – differences between them largely rhetorical.

Corporate predators and high-net worth households never had things better. Protracted main street depression conditions affect most others – social justice fast eroding, heading for elimination altogether.

The world’s richest nation doesn’t give a damn about its most disadvantaged people.

Chicago’s upscale Magnificent Mile reveals a reality check. Countless numbers of homeless, hungry, desperate people line both sides of the avenue, hoping passers-by will offer loose change to help them make it through another day.

Many are combat veterans, treated with disdain by the nation they served. Others have families with children. Some have part-time work when able to find it – paying poverty or sub-poverty wages and no benefits.

On Chicago’s mean winter streets, they’re in doorways, on benches, or wherever they can huddle from winter cold – at times extreme. An uncaring nation treats them like nonpersons.

It’s permanently at war on humanity against invented enemies. No real ones exist. Peace, equity and justice are anathema notions – rule of law principles consistently breached.

America’s rage for dominance is humanity’s greatest threat. Homeland police state rule targets nonbelievers.

It’s just a matter of time before full-blown tyranny emerges, martial law replacing rule of law entirely – on the phony pretext of protecting national security at a time the nation’s only threats are invented ones.

Bipartisan neocons infesting Washington threaten everyone everywhere. Increasing online censorship is the mortal enemy of speech, media and academic freedoms.

Social and other media scoundrels are gatekeepers for wealth, power, and privileged interests – at war on dissent, making censorship the new normal, aiming to banish views contrary to the official narrative.

Truth-telling is increasingly equated with terrorism, incitement, hate speech, and harassment, considered anti-American instead of praised.

During the late 1930s and 40s, hundreds of Hollywood actors, directors, producers, screenwriters, musicians, songwriters, and other artists were accused of communist sympathies.

They were blacklisted, notable ones called the Hollywood Ten, including author/screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.

His classic novel titled “Johnny Got His Gun” was a stunning anti-war polemic, one of the most powerfully moving ones ever written, a chilling account of the barbarity of war. Few soldiers in combat escape its horrors, the human cost ignored in the mainstream.

Trumbo and many others were victims of baseless slander, unscrupulous fear-mongering, and political lynchings – blacklisted for their beliefs, not for any crimes committed.

What goes around, comes around – today more malicious and dangerous than earlier. Censorship is the new normal in America, blacklisting in new form.

Dark forces running things want views opposed to the official narrative suppressed.

They want digital democracy undermined, thought control becoming the law of the land, social and other media giants serving as gatekeepers, sanitizing news, information and opinions, suppressing what’s most important for everyone to know – the hallmark of totalitarian rule.

America is unfit and unsafe to live in, fundamental freedoms eroding in plain sight, police state rule replacing it.

US imperial madness, its rage for endless wars, is worst of all – threatening humanity like never before.

Comments

HRClinton Fri, 08/10/2018 - 18:46 Permalink

Welcome to the Plantation.

But you're free. Within limits.

If you pay taxes, fees, licenses, permits, etc. And if you don't offend preferred or protected species.

inosent HRClinton Fri, 08/10/2018 - 18:53 Permalink

Seems like the author of the article did not read the book - both volumes. Tocqueville was skeptical about the experiment, but he was impressed by the preaching from the pulpits, and the general adherence (his observation at the time - 1830) of the Christian population to them. He saw that despite the near impossible proposition democracy implies, a homogeneous people, self governed by Christian principles would be the best and most likely group to succeed at it. This was Tocqueville's contingency.

Given the total destruction of all things Christian, thanks to the (((card carrying members of the kabbalah luciferians))), 1) long after Tocqueville died, the 'jew' manipulated congress to allow them to immigrate unrestricted and en masse to the united States under the phony pretext that 'jew' was a religion in the latter part of the 19th through the early part of the 20th centuries, 2) the 'jew' was at the forefront at every turn, be it to erase prayer from the schools, to the drive to erase references in the APA's reference materials that the homosexual inclination (choice) was a psychological disorder, 3) to the drive to 'federalize' abortions, 4) the total control and dominance in the media to utterly subvert the Christian Principle and without any repercussion to endlessly defame all things and people Christian, 5) to the total corruption of our money, 6) the debasement of our foreign and domestic policy which has led to unquestioning support of all things 'juden' and their satanic pet israhell, which has led to the bankruptcy of the nation in money and blood in fighting their diabolical wars (WWI, WWII, and any 'conflict' that has arisen in the middle east perpetrated by the zionist insurgency in America since the forced 'jew' state on the people of palestine in 1948), which is the short list.

I am not sure if Tocqueville in 1830 could have anticipated the 'juden' corruption of the united States (and Europe!). The protocols of zion, the blue print for the ensuing destruction, no matter who authored them, were promulgated long after Tocqueville died. Tocqueville never mentioned the 'juden' takeover of America as a potential threat to the democracy. It simply was not on the radar, and in no way was it a visible threat.

And when looking at the actions of Andrew Jackson, who was re-elected after killing the 'jew' bank (Second Bank of the United States), there is thereby no evidence that politicians in 1832 grovelled at the feet of 'jews' to get money to secure their political fortunes. But all that began to change, and is more than like at least one substantive reason why so many American politicians sold out the nation for not only the not-federal reserves-nothing scam-stem, but also the entree in the European theater of war in 1916-17, which the vast majority of Americans then were opposed to; same issue with FDR and the second war over there.

But we have better evidence of the soul-of-the-nation-selling politicians in 1947, both parties (R/D) got into a virtual bidding war over-promising everything they would do to make sure the 'juden' demons got their demon state in Palestine. Why? By 1947, the politicians knew where the money came from to get elected, and greatly feared the power of the 'jew' media, which would not blink to smear and defame anyone who crossed them. Short sighted mutha fuggin politicians with zero morality sold out the nation to the 'jew'.

Sometime beginning in the 1960s the 'jew' culture attack machine went into high gear, and today we see all the nasty fruit of it.

Tocqueville was right, not wrong. He was skeptical, but had a rational basis to believe that if American society would continue generally as it was in 1830, there was a good chance that the American experiment would succeed.

Thanks to the demonic 'jew', sadly, it failed, and failed badly.

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Victor999 MoreSun Sat, 08/11/2018 - 02:46 Permalink

Excellent indeed by Inosent.  The Jew set the foundation for his ultimate takeover of America in 1913 with the establishment of the Federal Reserve.  He then took control in 1963 with the assassination of Kennedy and the installation of the Jew LBJ as president.  He overthrew the Constitution at last with Mossad-engineered 9/11 in 2001.  Since then, he has ever-tightened his grip on American life and culture, destroying all in his path to the point that today, in a country of almost total falsehoods, truth is considered treason.

 

The US has been lost to the Jew, as has most of Western Europe.

 

The only hope remaining for humanity lies East in Russia, China and Iran.

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yvhmer Victor999 Sat, 08/11/2018 - 06:40 Permalink

I can agree with the effects you.describe regarding the 3 historical events. 

What the essence of your post conveys to me however is: leave, all is lost.  

Maybe. 

But perhaps, one has to start on a local level first. Insisting that things are done by the book, and not according to what is in vogue of today. From whom are cues taken. Is it top down, or grassroots. You.have more power than you know. 

All that said:

It begs the question: when are you leaving? 

 

 

 

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philipat Victor999 Sat, 08/11/2018 - 06:44 Permalink

Inosent's analysis appears to put all of the blame for all the social and economic problems of today on Jews. whereas IMHO there is more than enough blame to go around.

Such rhetoric begs the question "So what would you propose to do about it?". In a society which is so enormously stacked in favor of the Globalist bipartisan Deep State "elites", it would not take a lot more to tilt towards massive social unrest and the identification of obvious targets for "reprisal" would become an integral part of the identity politics of today. Such situations have existed before in recent history, have they not? In such situations we have seen the barbarity of which humanity unfortunately is capable.

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OutOfThinAir Victor999 Sat, 08/11/2018 - 10:41 Permalink

The hope for humanity rests in individuals and their free associations, not governments.

Outside of that quibble, great post by you and Inosent. 

Don't worry too much about the Khazars. 

Russia and others have defeated them before.

Their outlandish egos make them terrible at strategy.

The original Khazar nation accomplished the remarkable feat of uniting Christians, Muslims, and the Rus against it. 

When it's war, war, war, porn, porn, porn, and money, money, money, people raise eyebrows. 

Most people are for peace, family, and work. 

More and more are waking up to their lies and deceits. Wolves in sheep's clothing are leading the flock. 

Will this be sufficient to derail their current plans? Could they start to feel the pressure and make errors?

On a side note, Satan's/evil's self-defeating attempt to dominate humanity is perhaps the greatest tragi-comedy ever.

You can get anything you want, but you're still human. Even the Rothschilds poop, and sometimes these needs happen at the wrong time. 

 

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RedBaron616 ScratInTheHat Fri, 08/10/2018 - 19:18 Permalink

democracy in America was pure fantasy

This writer is an idiot. We were never designed to be a democracy. We were designed to be a republic. Democracy essentially means mob, or majority, rule. It would effectively mean that the minority could be subjected to anything by the majority so long as the majority voted it so.

Just another crybaby who makes money by doing so. If it is so horrible here, feel free to move elsewhere. Oh, wait, no one else would read this crap would they? I stopped reading at you blathering on about democracy, which we aren't.

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TeethVillage88s RedBaron616 Fri, 08/10/2018 - 19:26 Permalink

Hai, Si, Xi Xi, Ja, Oui, ...

From inception, democracy in America was pure fantasy. No rule of the people ever existed – governance of, by, and for the privileged few alone at the expense of most others.

Propaganda is thousands of years old.  I'm thinking beer, Lacquer, Alcohol, NAFTA was invented and named in Mesopotamia/Sumer... and Bi-cameral govt, social systems, public education, laws, liability, contract law, slavery and value of slaves, silver shekel, and medicine all came from Sumer and earlier history.  USA is finely tuned scheme, sham, National Socialism...

 

 

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Save_America1st TeethVillage88s Fri, 08/10/2018 - 22:02 Permalink

Plain and simple...and is so very true today maybe more than ever...who knows.  But it's the current truth of this current time:

“In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”   G. Orwell

1984 was meant to be a warning...but instead the world order has used it as a blue print and a play book against us.  Can't let this shit continue any longer.

And then they tried to ban Alex Jones, which is going to blow up all over these scumbags BIGLY!

And here's another one I've used for a very long time now:

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

 

So maybe today we can replace Socialists for maybe Capitalists?

Replace Trade Unionists for Libertarians or Conservatives?

Replace Jews with Christians or White people?

 

whatever you think could be plugged into that quote for today doesn't matter so much.  It's the fact that it's happening all over again no matter who is being attacked.

But we all know who are the attackers, right????  We know who they want to shut down and ban.  We know what they believe in which means they won't allow belief in anything else at all.  Zero tolerance from the left and violence a plenty if anyone disagrees.

This shit is happening all over again.

But I also like this other well known quote which kind of applies in a way to our great USA.  The Japanese knew better to try to invade us.  So others learned to corrupt us from within.  But the premise still applies if these fuck-tards ever want to try and go at us in a real war:

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto:  "You cannot invade mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass."

So bring it...we're all right here juuuuuuuuuust waiting for you to throw that first real punch.  They mistake our true tolerance for weakness and that will be their biggest mistake. 

And then it's gonna be game on mother fuckers.  And it will all be justified in our defense and in the name of freedom. 

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Victor999 RedBaron616 Sat, 08/11/2018 - 02:56 Permalink

Republicanism and democracy are today interchangeable terms for the same system of governance.  Get a life.  If you want to insist on the term "republic", then feel free to substitute that word - it still fits.  There never was a true republic in America - the entire system was designed from the beginning to present the facade of rule by, for and of the people when in fact it was always from its inception rule by, for and of the elite - the landowners and the intelligentsia.  The essence of the message is that the people were sold a bill of goods that they were in control, when in actuality, they were not - and never were.

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yvhmer Victor999 Sat, 08/11/2018 - 06:55 Permalink

You are one confused motherfucker, if you cannot tell the difference between democracy and a Republican form of government. 

Even today, where the systems are not diverging that much anymore, the differences are still visible.  Jesus, you would sell lemons for oranges, and a deux chaveaux for a maybach, a carton box for an estate.

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Conscious Reviver yvhmer Sat, 08/11/2018 - 09:18 Permalink

"a Republic with democratic voting principals."

Can you understand that? There are functions within the Republican framework that are performed by democratic votes.

Is bussing in the Alzheimers home and helping them vote really anyway to run a country? A literacy test seems like common sense. Banksters love the mob rule that democracy devolves into. They know how to steer the mob.

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philipat Conscious Reviver Sat, 08/11/2018 - 10:34 Permalink

For all practical intents and purposes, the US is now, barely, a democracy certainly not a Constitutional Republic. A Constitutional Republic no longer exists because: 1) The Constitution is no longer in use and 2) to operate a Constitutional Republic requires an educated, involved and informed populace exercising their will in a society free of corruption and fascism.

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True Blue J J Pettigrew Fri, 08/10/2018 - 20:56 Permalink

He probably 'felt' the book and since 'feelings' trump fact these days, isn't that enough?

I particularly enjoyed De Tocqueville's comparison of Ohio vs Kentucky, and how a pool of cheap slave labor, owned and controlled by a few moneyed interests destroyed everyone by making competition impossible, and stifling innovation, entrepreneurship and industry.

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caesium inosent Fri, 08/10/2018 - 19:52 Permalink

Tocqueville was a devout Catholic but he couldn't have known that Pope Leo XIII would eventually caution Catholic immigrants (for the most part Irish) about the flaws in the American experiment. In fairness, American Catholics cleaned up their act only to lose it during WWII and then implode after the war. The ultimate personification of the disaster was "conservative" Bill Buckley but there have been plenty of others. Listening to the terminally ill Buckley trying to critique the works of Ayn Rand on live TV is pathetic.

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drstrangelove73 inosent Fri, 08/10/2018 - 20:16 Permalink

Someone else who’s actually read de Tocqueville!Well done!But it is the rise of unbelief that is leading to America’s decline.The Declaration,the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were drafted to govern a people who at least paid lip service to Christianity.Right and left in American politics is currently Christianity versus paganism,with the pagans increasingly baying for blood.Most of the Jews are atheists in my experience,and they certainly vote with the pagans...

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GeezerGeek lincolnsteffens Fri, 08/10/2018 - 22:09 Permalink

Nonsense.

As a preface, the Jews of modernity are not the Hebrews of the Bible. That DNA has long since been diluted to irrelevance.

Modern Jews may be Reformed, Orthodox, Conservative, and perhaps a few other lesser subdivisions. None of them can actually practice Judaism as it existed 2000 years ago because there is no temple and no sacrifice. What exists today is based, if anything, on the Talmud and other man-made documents.

There are, of course, many secular Jews too. Their claim to be Jewish is mostly an ethnic claim and has essentially zero religious significance.

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drstrangelove73 lincolnsteffens Sat, 08/11/2018 - 00:51 Permalink

I am sorry,but you are greatly mistaken.I have known many Jews in my life(I’m a physician who was very briefly in academic medicine,and worked at several institutions,so I know) many of them friends and beloved colleagues,and they all,without exception did not believe in the supernatural.BOOM.That’s atheism!I have not known any Orthodox Jews well enough to speak about them,but among secular Jews,they are all atheists.So,as Lenny my friend and colleague from Brooklyn used to say, “I’m just saying...”

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monad inosent Fri, 08/10/2018 - 20:57 Permalink

It is also obvious that the author has never observed the government of a - by modern measure - small American town that was around when de Tocqueville described one, and is still around today. de Tocqueville severely underestimated the depravity of materialists, because he was moral. After (((they))) seized the inventions of others - (((they))) invent nothing themselves, it is their Achilles heel, just as their every attempt to do good fails, yuugely - our world is their charnel house. The Red Line is between being moved by evil and being touched by it. We witness Evil as often as (((they))) can push it into our space. One can be moved to compassion, pity and grief, but when one is touched by Evil, one is either dead or worse and should be put down, pronto, lest the contagion spread.

The hierarchic government - "globalism" - is Evil. Hollywood is Evil. The MSM is Evil. Our churches and temples were infiltrated long ago.

We are on our own. Find the others. Test them.

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bshirley1968 inosent Fri, 08/10/2018 - 23:26 Permalink

You have stated the truth very well.

Tocqueville was absolutely right because his observation of America's greatness was found in her churches.

"Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith."

“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers – and it was not there . . . in her fertile fields and boundless forests and it was not there . . . in her rich mines and her vast world commerce – and it was not there . . . in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution – and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”

And what did Franklin say?

"We have been assured, sir, in the sacred writings, that ‘except the Lord build the house they labor in vain that build it.’ I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel; we shall be divided by our little partial, local interests, our projects will be confounded and we ourselves shall become a reproach and a byword down to future ages. And, what is worse, mankind may hereafter, from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing government by human wisdom and leave it to chance, war, or conquest.” (Benjamin Franklin) 

These men knew what they were talking about and they were right as rain. The further we have moved from Biblical Christian values and the more we have tried to whitewash God from our society, the worse we have become on every level. And the Christ murdering, Christian hating Jews are a big part of that degradation and corruption.

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Posa bshirley1968 Fri, 08/10/2018 - 23:38 Permalink

"America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great."... Hmmm. Words written as the US had embarked on exterminating Native people and expropriating their lands... and while clouds were gathering over slavery ... not a lot of good found in much of America... face it...

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MoreSun Posa Sat, 08/11/2018 - 00:15 Permalink

There is NO White Euro guilt regarding the north american natives. They were a relentlessly warmongering tribal peoples that very sparsely populated the land. Their own ongoing butcherous terroristic style of mutilation and "no warning" attacks on helpless women and children caused their own punishment for same.

Try reading some true history instead of the jew propaganda put out over the last 80 years.

This canard of native american persecution is just that, another manifestation of jew twisted history to stir up continual strife and contention between all peoples except toward themselves- whom are the real enemy of all man kind.

Remove all jew supremacists from all positions of power, both public & private-NOW!

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Posa MoreSun Sat, 08/11/2018 - 18:36 Permalink

You sound like you belong on some Tel Aviv newspaper staff.. same rhetoric... In any case the indigenous people frequently offered lots of hospitality to the invading whites and how were the repaid?

How far did kindness take them? How about those treaties? Did the white man EVER live up to these agreements? The natives were virtually exterminated (hence the phrase "Red Skin") ... their lands were expropriated at will and even the miserable "Indian reservations" were expropriated if they eventually proved to be of any value... (Murderous Andrew Jackson was master of this duplicity leading yo the infamous Trail of Tears)

The white settlers were proud of their barbarity ... from the very start, with Columbus, the first order of business was to enslave indigenous people.

No one is making the native Americans as some sort of sainted class... but largely they lived in peace though there were warrior tribes... their land was invaded and stolen from them by invading European racialistic fanatics... simple as that...no hand-waving or Red Neck posturing can expiate the European White Man's "Final solution" imposed on indigenous people everywhere.

 

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