Shattering of the old order Shattering of the old order is a situation characterized by limited government intervention in policies concerning the nation. Government intervention in a country is a way of passing down the policies of leadership from the state to the citizens. Shattering of the old order, therefore, advocates for running of the running of the economic affairs without consulting with the citizens. Limited government intervention does not necessarily mean increased economic development but, on the other hand, may be the reason for a dwarf economy. Shattering of the old order, therefore, may work to the definite advantage or the negative benefit of the nation as a whole (Johnson 46). For example, cases related to the shattering of the old order can be traced. If we learn from history, the situation is may not be something to smile about, as some of the effects of shattering of the old order are not that good. In some circumstances, the action has led to losses. Shattering of the old order can also be applied as a show of dictatorship in a supposed to be democratic country.
Martin Luther King addressed the noble status of the Germans and advised them on the nobility and the actions they were supposed to take. The Germans had a group of the privileged members, who were considered royal and made rules concerning the affairs of the nation. The system of governance was more like aristocratic. The nobility of the Germans had led to a crippled economic development, and the noble family operated the economy only for their benefits. Luther’s address to the nobility of the Germans, therefore, sought to open the eyes of the Germans and make them stop this system of governance for it was causing them more harm than good (Johnson 74). In line with shattering of the old order, Luther’s address to the Germans on German nobility can easily escape notice.
The case of a controversial document sent by a local clergyman to the governors urging them to sermon a council with the aim of deposing the appointed authorities to the organized faiths is a relatively tricky situation. The fact that the clergyman has the mandate to write to the governors of all states shows a recommendable level of democracy. Misuse of democracy, on the other hand, is a viral as shattering of the old order. The clergyman seeks to miss use the democratic power bestowed upon him to depose the appointed authorities of the organized faiths. The local priest may be mainly acting for his selfish reasons, with an intention of grabbing power and rising through the ranks. Reasoning in that line of context, if the appointed authorities of the organized faiths are deposed, their positions will remain vacant and the local clergyman will have a possibility of either being selected or placing himself in the position of power.
This action by the clergyman only shows the extent to which lengths people go in search of power. It is relatively ironical for such to come from a clergyman, a supposed to be religious leader and role model. Overruling of the possibility that the governors fail to depose the appointed authorities is impossible. The analysis can, therefore, conclude that the clergyman is within the capacity to take on the power by forceful means. Usurping of authority has been a major problem in the recent development of states. From the above case, it is observable that usurping of authority is not only done in the top government seats but also in low and even religious positions like clergy positions. Usurping of power gives zero or no chance of economic development. It is the time the issue was addressed and taken on as a serious matter (Taylor and John 65).
Johnson, Jean. The Tower. N. p., 2013. Print.
Just Baptize Them All and Let God Sort Them Out: Usurping the Authority of God. Cross Books Pub, 2014. Print.
Taylor, Robert, John Wayne, Anthony Quinn, Cary Grant, John Garfield, Franz Waxman, Miklós Rózsa, and Robin Moore. Greatest Classic Films Collection. Burbank N. p., n. d. Print.