Webster defines the term Luddites as a group of British workers who between 1811 and 1816 rioted and destroyed labor saving textile machinery in the belief that such machinery would diminish employment. One who opposes technical or technological change. Alleged to be named after Ned Ludd, an 18th-century Leicestershire workman.
In my quest for knowledge usually as a result of discussions with my old and dear friend Phillip Sizer, I did some research regarding “Modern Luddites”. Some of the things I read tell me Luddites today do actually invent technology advancement like computer viruses, cyberworms and other malware—to disrupt the technologies that trouble them.
You might have read about recent incidents like sabotage of Stock Exchanges. Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, attacked what he called the “industrial-technological system” with increasingly sophisticated mail bombs. Remember the cave-dwelling rag-headed terrorist named Osama bin Laden invented the use hijacked airplanes to destroy skyscrapers.
You should have known when you started reading this article it would have a conservative purpose. Not to disappoint anyone let me take you down a trip of modern destruction that is programmed to destroy the United States of America.
American Luddites are called several names like Democrats, Progressives, Liberals and even Republicans. They have only one dedicated purpose which is to destroy something. We currently have a President and the Democratic Party who are hell-bent on the destruction of our military, our right to bear arms, our immigration laws, our free enterprise system of business and create enough hatred to hopefully incite another civil war.
We have a Supreme Court that ignores our Constitutional laws to give freedoms to minorities and destroy the freedoms of the majority. Decisions these past few years based are on compassion instead of the laws of the land. They are one-by-one destroying States rights to make laws and encouraging anarchy in the streets of large cities. Creating freedoms for marriage prohibited by the Constitution is a violation and the Court is now making laws instead of Congress.
Our President issues Executive Orders to ignore the laws and no one takes action to stop the destruction. Congress is leaderless under the Democrats and the Republicans and our national media is no longer a reliable source of the news. We read, watch and listen to nothing more than propaganda.
The original Luddite disturbances had circumstances very similar to our own. British working families at the start of the 19th century were enduring economic upheaval and widespread unemployment. In March of 1811, in Nottingham, a textile manufacturing center, British troops broke up a crowd of protesters demanding more work and better wages.
Later, angry workers smashed textile machinery in a nearby village. Similar attacks occurred nightly at first, then sporadically, and then in waves, eventually spreading across most of northern England. This sounds like our occupy movements of destroying property in our cities that is actually encouraged by President Obama. Unlike our government doing nothing to stop the destruction here, the British used thousands of soldiers to defend factories. Parliament actually passed a measure to make machine-breaking a capital offense. Our Congress does nothing as usual.
The English Luddites were neither as organized nor as dangerous as authorities perceived. They did set some factories on fire, but mainly they confined themselves to breaking machines. In the US our protesters are not only well-organized they have the support of the Media, our President, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and 100% of all Democrats in Congress. Our military has been gutted of leaders that could stop the destructions and anarchy that will destroy America if something is not done to stop it.
We have two people running for President that are capable of leading us back to being a “United” States of America. They have the desire and leadership ability to stop the path of destruction of a Republic that has enjoyed the longest period of individual freedoms in the history of the world.
Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are the only ones who can turn this country around and create jobs instead of welfare and all of the problems will disappear. Sadly neither will get the nomination unless more freedom loving Americans like myself shout loud enough to wake people up. Sadly the most prominent Luddite alive, Hillary Clinton, will make Obama look like a choir boy as she destroys “all” States Rights and completes Obama’s mission to disarm the citizens. When we reach that point read how Hitler destroyed Germany and watch history repeat itself in America.
I dream about getting to vote for Trump for President and Cruz for Vice-President. Who is your choice for these positions? C Brewer