|Courtesy of MLusk, Weather Records|
We have long been the children of Western Europe and have drafted behind their obsolescence to manufacture our success. And in the same sense, as Western Europe realized the pitfalls of the corruptible top-tier wealth conglomeration thanks to a long history of feudal, aristocratic and de facto aristocratic regimes, they corrected earlier to establish a public consciousness that allowed the freedoms of a more socialist society. As they over-corrected, unable to sustain such an openly liberal net of safe-guards without due taxation and management, America can again learn as little brother. There will be a moment when we realize we have our own entrenched ruling class. We can look to the missteps of Europe's previous attempts ensure liberty to guide us in how to fix the problem. Namely in the forms of education and health-care, due taxation used to maximize freedom, while keeping a progressive eye towards the necessary liberties and restrictions of an actually freeing free-market economy.
But until we realize that freedom comes from truly owning governance, of taking part, not from some archaic sense of disembodied atomic freedoms, the necessary steps to guaranteeing liberty is out of reach.