Newton's Third Law is often phrased "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." Actually, this is true in politics as well as physics.
The movie "Cristiada" (also known as "For Greater Glory") chronicled the three year Cristeros War in Mexico when the government attempted to secularize the nation, much the same as the Obama administration worked to secularize America. This was a shooting war, a populist war against a government trying to force upon people misguided Utopian ideas. The movie trailer states: "When the government outlawed faith ... the faithful became outlaws," which can be understood as "the faithful became freedom fighters." An equal and opposite reaction?
The Obama administration's headlong plunge into leftist Utopian dictatorial policies, which in another time and place would have been called "fascism," gave rise to its own equal and opposite reaction: many people joining liberty movements and freedom causes; Tea Party gatherings; passionate crowds at Ron Paul rallies; mushrooming sales of guns and ammunition; popular authors turning to themes of American societal collapse or even coming civil war; eventually the electoral victory of President Trump.
The prolific author, William Johnstone, published in 2011 the first in his fictional series about America in which an Obama-like president allows the country to degenerate and face attack by Islamic nukes. The first book in the series is entitled Phoenix Rising and carried the subtitle statement: "When freedom's under fire, America fights back!" An equal and opposite reaction?
Best selling author, Brad Thor, wrote in his novel Full Black:
"What we discovered was that beginning in the 1940s, radical elements inside the United States had recognized that there were these huge piles of money just sitting inside multiple large foundations and endowments all across the country. These big government collectivists, globalists, socialists and communists realized that if they could get into positions of power, say on the boards of directors at the foundations or the endowments, they could steer the money any way they wanted. And that is exactly what they did.
"On top of indoctrinating kids, (Mr.) Standing (a liberal-progressive) wanted to get as many people dependent upon the government as possible. Government handouts, even for corporations, are like heroin. Most people, once they're hooked, remain hooked and don't even realize it. They rationalize that they are entitled to the handouts.
"History also shows us that once a democracy goes down this road.... Each and every single time, the democracy collapses. It always happens. Democracy is always followed by dictatorship. And guess what the dictator promises?"
Is Brad Thor one of many thinkers recognizing an equal and opposite reaction?
Certainly in reaction to government dictatorship, the Third Law of Politics has historically always been in effect.
Marxists, Keynesians, and liberal-progressives just don't get it. Liberty is mankind's birthright. There is no alternative. Every action they initiate using government threat of force to push their Utopian programs creates an equal and opposite reaction pulling for liberty. As government expands its power, people's deep inner desire for liberty becomes even more powerfully felt.
Maybe the Third Law of Politics helps us understand Lesson 23 of the Course in Political Miracles: "I see my enemies working for my success."
As government regulations increase, the craving for freedom among the people increases exponentially. This Third Law of Politics is not a man-made law. Therefore it is not taught in university political "science" classes. Such a curriculum failure is not only dishonest, but very unfortunate. Great pain could be averted.
The device which even more deeply prepares freedom lovers for success, A Course in Miracles , talks about our ultimate need to free ourselves from every kind of slavery:
You have been told to bring the darkness to the light, and guilt to holiness. And you have also been told that error must be corrected at its source. Therefore, it is the tiny part of your self, the little thought that seems split off and separate, that the Holy Spirit needs. The rest is fully in God's keeping, and needs no guide. But this wild and delusional thought needs help, because, in its delusions, it thinks it is the Son of God, whole and omnipotent, sole ruler of the kingdom it set apart to tyrannize by madness into obedience and slavery.
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