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America Heading Way Of Nazi Germany

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Indiana treasurer Richard Mourdock warned that the failing economy is pushing the country the way of Nazi Germany

History teaches great lessons and the one of the greatest lessons to learn is that human nature never changes.

Scripture declares it:

“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun” – Ecclesiastes 1:9

America’s Founders understood this, which is why they created a Republic with divided Government containing a system of checks and balances intended to LIMIT government and prevent it from becoming a TYRANNY – which human nature teaches is an assured fate.  The Founders considered human nature and history and understood that Ecclesiastes was gospel truth and warned the American people repeatedly that they needed to be vigilant in safeguarding their liberties.

But today – this people will be destroyed for a lack of knowledge.  It no longer considers the lessons of history.  A lifetime of peace and plenty, incredible technology and wealth, the American people, thinking themselves wise, have become fools by accepting the beguiling of the Secular Left and have rested in the false comfort that history and human nature no longer applies.

Most Americans, indeed even most in the Republican Party whom I read, are lecturing themselves that electing more Republicans will restore the Constitution and we will be saved from disaster and the tyranny now being installed that is staring us in the face. They are not even paying attention to what is being SAID and DONE that negates their false hopes.  They are not even CONSIDERING the possibility that we already have a defacto dictatorship under Obama.

Obama Says He Is “In A Strong Position” To Amend The Constitution Himself”

I contend most Americans have a fatal case of Normalcy Bias.

But scripture and what the Foundners warned us because of their understanding of history and human nature stands in truth and cannot be shaken.

When anyone in a position of influence or political power states a similar warning, watch how they are immediately impugned, castigated and laughed at:

 

RICHARD MOURDOCK WARNS AMERICA HEADING WAY OF NAZI GERMANY IN DRAMATIC FAREWELL SPEECH

“The people of Germany in a free election selected the Nazi party because they made great promises that appealed to them because they were desperate and destitute. And why is that? Because Germany was bankrupt,” Mourdock said to a crowd gathered at the Indiana Republican Convention on Saturday.

In the 1930’s during the Great Depression and under the pressure of the Treaty of Versailles, the National Socialist Party showered the poor with bread and put millions of unemployed to work with government programs before leading the entire world into war.

“Over the next several years, every time a program began to fall apart, Mr. Hitler’s party was very, very good at dividing Germany by pointing to this group or that group,” Mourdock continued. “First they went after their political opponents. Then they went after the aristocrats. Then they went after the trade unionists. And ultimately, of course, they went after the Jews. They deprived them of their property, their rights, their citizenship, and for millions their humanity. Because they were bankrupt!”

And immediately here come the fools screaming in outrage that such a warning should even be made:

“We are extremely disappointed to learn that Treasurer Mourdock chose to invoke the rise of Hitler and the heinous acts of the Nazis in comparison to America’s national debt,” said Shelby Anderson, president of the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council. “Such comparisons are highly offensive and trivialize both the suffering and memory of the six million Jews and millions of others who perished under the Nazi regime.”

“[It’s] deplorable to suggest that a nation in debt is somehow one step away from perpetrating crimes reminiscent of Nazi Germany,” vice president of the council Stephen Klapper added.

What is even more deplorable, is that this very same religious block nearly unanimously supports the MarxoFascists under Obama and the Democrats.  That they choose to ignore the lessons that their own relatives and people suffered just 70 years ago, when the signs of warning are all around them, is an abject lesson in sheep being led off a cliff.

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American Fascism Is Here

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GM, Student Loans, EPA dictates, ObamaCare and now “Income Inequality” – Obama has fundamentally transformed America into a Marxist/Fascist State.

“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good
of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live
under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may
at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good
will torment us without end for they do so with the approval
of their own conscience.” – C.S. Lewis

The evidence is right in front of you.  The marriage of large corporations and government cronyism in exchange for government protection from government regulation is standard practice in the age of Obama.  ObamaCare will probably be the first real pain you feel under this totalitarian system forced upon us by evil men acting under the color of law with a compliant media and legislature in cooperation with big business to control every aspect of your life.  And like all things run by government – it fails miserably in contrast to real market principles.  Unless the designs themselves are to create misery so as to further government power later.

ObamaCare was designed to do only one thing: collapse the existing health insurance market and force everyone to clamor for government-run healthcare.  The fact the website still doesn’t work is irrelevant.  It was never intended to work.  The fact Obama has not met with HHS Frau Direktor Sebelius once in over 3 years is irrelevant. The “law” forcing the collapse of private health insurance is what is the most important aspect of the “law”.

With that, it has succeeded beyond even what the Communist Party USA thought possible, and so the push to demand government take over the entire healthcare industry are being made.

From one manufactured crisis to yet another ’cause’ the media will parrot – while it ‘appears’ Obama has a black eye from the ObamaCare web woes, His Heinous jumped right into raw Marxism, furthering Class Warfare with a speech declaring “income inequality” as being the ‘defining challenge of our time’.

What we have now, is a Marxist imposing Fascism, which if we will be honest about what it is that Obama has transformed us into – is a MarxoFascist state.

America’s Fascist Movement

In an age prone to political overstatement, words have a tendency to lose their currency. How many times in the 21st century have we heard words like “tyranny” or “totalitarian” thrown around in reference to the essentially stable world of American politics?

When the rhetoric clearly outpaces the reality, such pronouncements become meaningless – and we begin to assume that anyone who talks in such foreboding terms is at least slightly unhinged.

The danger, however, is that dismissing the Chicken Littles will lead us to reflexively ignore even legitimate concerns if they’re sufficiently dire – and that’s a problem because some of our national challenges really are that dramatic.

Case in point: the rising tide of fascism in American life.

To properly understand the threat, we must first strip the word of its non-essential connotations. One of the reasons that “fascism” has become such a toxic term is because of its deep-rooted association with Nazi Germany.

While Adolf Hitler’s reign certainly rested on a fascist substrate, that doesn’t mean that there’s anything going on in modern America that even remotely resembles the undiluted evil of the Third Reich. Nor is it necessarily of a piece with Benito Mussolini’s Italy. Those were aggressive, expansionist, malevolent forms of fascism. If anything, ours is a bland, therapeutic iteration.

So what then do we mean by fascism?

In essence, the fascist system is one that rejects any limiting principle upon government. In Mussolini’s famous formulation it stands for “Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.” That notion, of course, is irreconcilable with the conception of America advanced by the Founding Fathers. Theirs was a government of limited powers, with decision-making decentralized through federalism and the protection of individual liberties.

The fascist notion essentially assumes the infallibility of the state. The American alternative – recognizing that “the state” is nothing more than the flawed human beings who administer it – not only assumes fallibility, but also designs the entire system of government to quarantine its effects.

The more time goes by, however, the more those ramparts are breached. Beginning with the Progressive movement of the early 20th century, there was a concerted effort to erode limits on government power. It continued through the New Deal and the Great Society, and manifests itself in the present day in the government expansion overseen by President Obama and his liberal acolytes around the country.

We should note here a key distinction: Not all expansions of government are necessarily indicative of fascism. The hallmark of fascism is destroying the space that exists between the individual and the state; it’s a desire to crush civil society, the mechanism that allows free people to voluntarily organize on their own terms for their own purposes.

Particularly in America, such efforts usually don’t stem from people explicitly lusting for power. Rather, it’s often the work of do-gooders whose desire to create a better society inevitably leads them to strip away the freedoms of those who don’t share their vision.

Take, for instance, the increasing attacks on the right to free association. The New Mexico Supreme Court recently found that an Albuquerque couple that refused to photograph a lesbian commitment ceremony on the basis of their Christian beliefs had violated the state’s human rights law. An analogy can be made with ObamaCare’s insistence that religious employers provide access to contraception for their employees.

In both cases, one could disagree with the underlying views without accepting the notion that individuals should be compelled, by force of the law, to violate their deepest religious beliefs to satisfy government’s notion of “The Good.”

The freedom of religion is an essentially meaningless concept if that freedom is only operative in situations where it aligns with the values of the governing class.

One sees this impulse for the state to order private relations at every turn. What is ObamaCare if not an attempt to get doctors and patients – which is to say everyone in the country – to conduct one of life’s most private activities, medical treatment, along the lines of government dictates? What is Common Core, the proposal to create national educational standards, if not an attempt to snuff out competing views on what children need to learn to become fully intellectually formed?

The reach of government even goes so far as dictating the offerings and calorie content of school lunches under First Lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (which is currently touching off a rebellion in schools throughout the nation).

That may seem a trifling example if you’re thinking of fascism in terms of brownshirts. For our purposes, however, its marginal importance is precisely the point.

Civil society can’t meaningfully exist with a state so expansive that it sees plucking the cheeseburger out of your child’s hands as a legitimate application of government power.

The Founding Fathers gave us a limited government of enumerated powers, constructed around the notion of protecting individual liberty. What we are currently cultivating, however, is a government that presumes to overrule the church on matters of faith, to overrule your doctor on matters of health, and to overrule parents on matters of childrearing. “Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.”

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Fascism – A Progressive Construct: From The French Revolution To Obama’s Age of Tyranny

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History reveals Satan’s fingerprints on the ideology that spawned the worst miseries and genocides in modern history.  Obama and the Democrats in America are imposing upon us, a similar fate.

One of the two greatest lies that most Americans have bought lock-stock and barrel from decades of liberal Left indoctrination is that 1.) Our Rights come from government which is the greatest good; and 2.) That European Fascism and Hitler’s Nazi’s were a product of Right Wing Christian Conservative Nationalism.

Nothing could be further from the truth, and the Left has always known this which is why they worked so hard to achieve success in the minds of easily deceived Americans that Fascism is a Conservative/Right/Christian ideology.  The meme that “fascism will come carrying a cross and wrapped in the flag” is the fear and loathing the Leftists have for Christian Conservatives, and it was convenient for them to convince as many as possible that liberty has nothing to fear from the Progressive Left, but rather from the Conservative Christian.

The abject truth of the matter is that Fascism along with Nazism and Marxism are bastard sons of Socialism, which is not a Conservative/Right wing ideology.  Rather, they emanate from the top-down controlling aspect that Statists of Socialism and Communism demand.

What Obama and his MarxoFascist Democrats are fundamentally transforming America into, is a Fascist totalitarian state that ensconces the Ruling Class into a position of power that micromanages every single aspect of our lives. How we live, what we think, what we eat, what we learn and teach, to what kind of health care we will be allowed to have is all part of the agenda to subjugate liberty to Statism.  Do not marvel at the charge, for this is what the Progressives have sought to do to this country for a century.

The fingerprints of such tyranny stretch back to antiquity – but the modern strain of Satan’s imprint on man’s government are found squarely in those who in name of ‘fairness’, ‘compassion’, ‘equity’ and ‘common salvation’ impose their tyranny and rule their subjects with an iron fist – exterminating any and all who stand in their way.

And we’re next.

French Revolution and the triumph of Liberal Fascism

“There are only two parties… the people and its enemies. We must exterminate those miserable villains who are eternally conspiring against the rights of man… [W]e must exterminate all our enemies.”

~ Robespierre

For the progressive left, all roads lead to the French Revolution (1789-99) which was the first totalitarian revolution, the genesis of modern totalitarianism, and the spiritual foundation for the Russian Communist, Italian Fascist and German Nazi revolutions. A nationalist-populist rebellion, it was established and controlled by a small intellectual braintrust hellbent on killing God, Christianity, capitalism and objective truth thus devolving Western civilization into a savage society based on a political religion that deified “the people,” anointed the revolutionary elites as their priests, and destroyed the rights of individuals. As Robespierre put it, “The people is [sic] always worth more than individuals… The people is sublime, but individuals are weak” – or collectively, dispensable.

In this case, I believe that American presidential history over the last 100 years has (or soon will) establish the Wilson, the FDR, the LBJ and the Obama administrations as the direct descendants of the world’s first fascist movement: the French Revolution.

Since history is the final judge of our deeds (JFK), it’s incredulous how any rational person today would doubt the fascist nature of the French Revolution. Few doubt that it was tyrannical, terrorist, nationalist, conspiratorial, and populist. It created the first modern dictators, Robespierre and Napoleon, and functioned on the foundation that the nation had to be ruled by a progressive avant-garde, a pagan oligarchy who would personify as the authentic, organic expression of the “general will” according to the political philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78). The fanatical Jacobin character made the revolutionaries more vicious and evil than the king they supplanted. Some fifty thousand people eventually were murdered in the Great Terror, a majority in political show trials that British historian Simon Schama defines as the “founding charter of totalitarian justice.” Robespierre summed up the totalitarian nihilism of the Revolution: “There are only two parties in France: the people and its enemies. We must exterminate those miserable villains who are eternally conspiring against the rights of man… [W]e must exterminate all our enemies.”

Jonah Goldberg, in his essential treatise, “Liberal Fascism,” connected modern liberalism directly to the French Revolution writing:

      But what truly makes the French Revolution the first fascist revolution was its effort to turn politics into a religion. (In this the revolutionaries were inspired by Rousseau, whose concept of the general will divinized the people while rendering the person an afterthought). Accordingly, they declared war on Christianity, attempting to purge it from society and replace it with a “secular” faith whose tenets were synonymous with the Jacobin agenda. Hundreds of pagan-themed festivals were launched across the country celebrating Nation, Reason, Brotherhood, Liberty, and other abstractions in order to bathe the state and the general will in an aura of sanctity. As we shall see, the Nazis emulated the Jacobins in minute detail.

The American right and classical liberals embraced the American Revolution (1775-83), which was fundamentally conservative, while rejecting categorically the evil deeds and fanaticism of Jacobinism. However, if the French Revolution was fascist, then subsequent generations should have deduced that this diabolical movement rightly as the fruit of this poisoned tree and fascism and be relegated to its proper place in history as the genesis of political liberalism. This would lead to a major paradigm shift in the leftist worldview; therefore, liberals turned to the irrational and willingly embraced to cognitive dissonance and revisionist history rooted in pseudo-scientific ideas like Social Darwinism, scientism, scientific racism, evolution atheism and postmodernism.

Johann Gottfried von Herder (1744-1803), the infamous theologian, philosopher, poet and literary critic is perhaps unjustly credited with establishing the intellectual foundation for Nazism, borrowed heavily from Rousseau’s neo-pagan political arguments returning mankind back to his original savage state of nature and reformulated them into an existential cultural struggle (e.g., Kulturkampf of Otto von Bismarck [1871-78]). According to Herder, Rousseau’s “general will” was exclusive in each nation since its history, culture and traditions were unique to a particular Volk (people). This Romantic, nationalist worldview led different intellectuals and artists to champion the individuality or supremacy of races, nations, and cultures leading inexorably to scientific racism and race-based genocide against minority and religious groups.

Rousseau’s utopian society is not expressed by ethnicity or geography or tradition, nevertheless, Rousseau’s deification of the nation under the rule of the dominate State, his glorification of neo-pagan ideas led directly to the Golden Age of twentieth century tyrants (e.g., the Ottoman Turks, Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Franco, Mao, Pol Pot, Iranian Ayatollahs, etc.) all who systematically implemented Rousseau’s savage utopia worldview as public policy leading to democide – the government sponsored deaths of people in the hundreds of millions – and that’s just in the twentieth century alone.

Rousseau’s ideals established by the general will and the dogmas of what he called a “civil religion” was controlled by the omnipotent God-state (e.g., Nietzsche’s “Will to Power” and “god is dead” philosophy). It’s effect meant that Jews, Christians, critical thinkers, intellectuals and people who rebelled against Rousseau’s collective community (spirit) of the society are forced outside the State and have no claim on its protections (e.g., Mussolini:Everything inside the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State). In reality, the pagan State is not only required to identify and guard against unsociable individuals or subcommunities (i.e., the church), it is mandated to eradicate them (e.g., Darwin’s natural selection, survival of the fittest, Galton’s eugenics, Hitler’s holocaust, abortion, etc.).

Jonah Goldberg continues his historical critique establishing the French Revolution as the first fascist movement:

      Fascism is indebted to the French Revolution in other ways as well. Robespierre appreciated, as did Sorel and his heirs, that violence was a linchpin that kept the masses committed to the ideas of the Revolution: “If the spring of popular government in time of peace is virtue, the springs of popular government in revolution are at once virtue and terror: virtue, without which terror is fatal; terror, without which virtue is powerless. Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible; it is therefore an emanation of virtue; it is not so much a special principle as it is a consequence of the general principle of democracy applied to our country’s most urgent needs.”

“For the first time in history,” proclaimed historian Marisa Linton, “terror became an official government policy, with the stated aim to use violence in order to achieve a higher political goal.” The paradox seemed lost on the Bolsheviks – self-proclaimed heirs of the French Revolution – who championed fascism, rather than their own method, as an “openly terroristic dictatorship.”

The usefulness of terror as a proven strategy to seize and maintain absolute power to the Jacobins as to modern day liberals, socialists and progressives was totalizing, but amid its dominant objectives was its penchant to preserve a permanent sense of crisis – Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) called it the “Perpetual Revolution.” Saul Alinsky (1909-72) and his acolytes Rahm Emmanuel, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the Democratic Socialist Party use existential crisis which is historically identified as a central role of fascism because it ends debate and democratic discussions (e.g., “never allow a crisis to go to waste”). Therefore, all fascistic movements put forth considerable effort to extending a perpetual state of emergency – a perpetual revolution that never ends. Historically speaking, the French Revolution was the direct descendant of both World War I and II and in our present era has established the rise of radical Islam, thus spawning a new, globalist Age of Terror (9/11-present).

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The Revolution Is At Our Door

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As the American experiment with liberty collapses into tyranny, a very real bloodbath stands in wait

The American War of Independence and the French Revolution.  Two revolutions against state authority and tyranny.  Two completely different outcomes.

Why?

In attempting to answer the question of where his native nation of France went wrong, Alexis DeToqueville summed up in Democracy in America, that America’s greatness could be found in our churches, and that the day America ceased to be good (and moral), she would cease to be great.  He was stating what John Adams himself had declared when he wrote: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate for the governance of any other (people)”.

It is not lost on any right-thinking American that our nation has ceased to be a moral or religious nation and has ceased to be good.  MarxoFascists and Leftists have been busy redefining morality and what is good for the better part of five decades, and their cultural revolution has paved the way for their hoped-for Marxist revolution against Capitalism and individual liberty.  Running on the induced self-loathing of America that has been soaked into the minds of public school and college students since the 1960’s, the culture war has been lost to Leftists.  Coupled with a complete brainwashing of Communist/Socialist propaganda by Leftist Teachers and their Communist Unions being taught as the only true morality and fairness, Obama’s army of disgruntled welfare class dependents and media stooges, are openly calling for the deaths of Americans they hate.

At the other end of the spectrum, lovers of our liberty and Constitution see this as a direct threat to freedom.  The actions of the Obama regime and Democrat MarxoFascists in Congress; the impending nullification of the Second Amendment is spurning the exponentially accelerated talk of revolution against the counter-revolutionaries of the Obama-Left.

War it appears, is on our doorstep.

Revolution may sound romantic – but it is anything but.  It often descends into a bloodbath of horrors and terror that end up being waged by those not grounded in religious principles.  It would do us all well to read the following essay by Daniel Greenfield and contemplate what is being stoked among us, and is standing upon our doorsteps.

And This Is Revolution

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog

There are a few things worth knowing about revolutions. Most people don’t participate in them, even if the history books often make it seem otherwise. Revolutions are thought up by small groups of people who then make it everyone’s business. Or alternately they don’t. And those are the revolutions that never happen.

Most people, at any given time and place, are dissatisfied with the government and believe, rightly, that whoever is in charge is guilty of stealing from them, oppressing them and making it impossible for them to live their lives in peace. And they also believe that things are not likely to get any better. Hope is a vanishing emotion that dissipates easily in the drudgery of ordinary everyday work. It may be taken out for a spin on historical occasions, but then it goes back into the barn where it sits for a while gathering dust until it is needed again.

There are however some known crossroads of revolution. A successful revolution usually doesn’t happen among the thoroughly repressed. Those people tend to lack the motivation and skills to face down a modern army. When the peasants revolt, they can often be tricked into going home with some false promises and free beer. It worked more often with the serfs in European history than you would think. It’s the middle class that you really have to watch out for.

People are not at their most dangerous when they’re eating bread crusts and hoping that they won’t die tomorrow. By then they’re often broken, perhaps not individually, but as a society. It wasn’t the people on the collective farms who challenged Soviet tanks in Moscow. Nor was it the Chinese farmers, now being bulldozed off their land, sometimes literally, who stood up to the tanks in Tienanmen Square.

The most dangerous people are the ones who have tasted enough freedom and prosperity to want to keep it. They don’t think their leaders are godlike and they have enough education and competence to think the heretical thought that just about anybody could do the same job as the king, the emperor, the czar or the president. They have experience enough upward mobility to understand that a man’s place in the world isn’t fixed. It can and should be changed. And that is what distinguishes them from the serf. That is what makes them so dangerous.

Authority works best when it isn’t challenged. Ceremony, whether it is that of an emperor or any lesser rank, invests authority with mystical force. Peer pressure and social conformity employ horizontal pressures to keep everyone in their place. Secret police and ranks of informers allow the regime to project an illusion of omnipotent force that seems to be everywhere at once. Reigns of terror create examples to intimidate anyone who might think of challenging the regime.

Revolutions strip away these illusions. The secret police run for cover or comically march out with clubs and guns against mobs, and get beaten to a pulp. The neighbor who rats on everyone sits home and stews in front of the television. And then the regime has no choice but to call on the army and hope that it still retains enough control over the officers and that the officers still have enough control over their men to do the bloody work of winning a civil war.

The army test is the acid test of a regime because it exposes the actual level of power of the regime, which relies entirely on its officer corps and its grunts to be willing to shoot people in the street. In Russia, the army proved unwilling to kill a bunch of civilians to protect a coup by their own superiors leading to the end of the Soviet Union and the fall of Communism.

After generations of worldwide terror, the great red beast was reduced to relying on the willingness of a handful of Russian kids in tanks to run over protesters. The kids, who had grown up on Western rock and roll, listening to old men preach about a coming revolution that was already older than the oldest man they had ever seen, while the echoes of capitalist dreams leaked through the Iron Curtain, chose to sit this one out. And Communism died in the streets of Moscow.

But where the Soviet Union fell, the Chinese Communist Party succeeded because they had men who were willing to run over other men with tanks. After all the great debates and posturing, the fate of hundreds of millions of people came down to the same things that all revolutions come down to, not cogent arguments or complex theories, but the willingness of some men to kill other men for a cause.

Communism also died in China. It had to. But the leadership class remained in power and their princes made it into a hereditary dynasty. In Iran, protests were pitted against the guns of the Revolutionary Guard. The regime won, but at the cost of shifting power to the Revolutionary Guard. In Syria, each side escalated, found foreign backers and is fighting a war in which the most ruthless bastards are winning. That is how the Communists ended up winning in Russia, but not after a long bout of murderous warfare in which all sides did horrible things and painted the land red. Any Russian naval officers with a sense of history watching the whole thing happen from a portside cafe are probably remembering how the same thing went down in the land of red snow.

It’s the aspiring middle class that begins revolutions, but when they turn bloody enough, then they usually aren’t the ones who inherit them. An ascending middle class begins revolutions to protect its privileges, only to see those revolutions hijacked by the fanatics, who to be fair, often began them, the lawyers who want to be executioners, the demagogues who fail at everything but street corner tirades and the psychopaths who drift in and then take over.

The American Revolution avoided being overtaken by these types of lunatics, though at times it was a closer thing than anyone realizes. If history had gone a little differently, Aaron Burr could very well have been our Robespierre. And General Lafayette could have been France’s George Washington. Instead the American Revolution stayed in the hands of the people who wanted peace and prosperity, rather than radical social change, and France descended into blood and chaos at the hands of those who thought that revolution was worthless unless it allowed them to completely transform society.

The other kind of revolution, the Bastille kind, has managed to catch up with us. A vast territory and technological revolutions held it at bay for the longest time, but it was the aspiring middle class that eventually allowed itself to be seduced into mortgaging its political power, national integrity and economic freedom to gain an illusory peace and security in the form of a powerful government. And if there to be another revolution against it, it will once again come from the ranks of the middle class.

The American middle class can feel itself sinking. Its prosperity has been stagnating and the jobs are drying up. The educational revolution isn’t doing what it was supposed to, for most, instead it saddled much of the country with even more debt. Debt is the watchword of the present, as it was of France before the Revolution. Everything is in debt and mortgaged to the hilt for everything else. International financial systems have made it possible to spread the pain and bury it in complicated financial transactions and speculation, but that just means the debt is bigger and badder than ever.

The pre-revolutionary middle class can choose between two sets of villains, big government and big business. Both are big, and thus meet the criteria for being worth revolting against, but the choice of villains often comes down to a choice of professions.

The college student who owes insane amounts of money to a complex network of financial institutions for a degree of dubious worth and a credit card whose interest rates are more complicated than the subject she was studying, is likely to sympathize with Occupy Wall Street’s bank baiting. The small businessman who feels like he spends all day filling out forms in order to get other forms to fill out, while seeking his profits being sucked up by the government and its institutions, feels a tug toward the Tea Party.

It’s the anarchist who is closest to the mark when he notes that there really isn’t that much of a distinction between the two. The government bails out the banks with bad money and the banks bail out the government with fake money. Governments and corporations, are run by the same people with the same phony mantra of social justice, that really means showy philanthropy and profitable regs. But then the cynics usually tend to be closer to the mark because faults are easy to find.

The American middle class is caught between two rebellions. One by an urban middle class elite that would like a more closed and regulated society and another by a rural middle class that would like a more open and less regulated society, with the suburbs split in the middle.

Having the cities is not absolutely mandatory for a revolution. The modern American city is a drain that produces very little except bureaucracy and culture. And while the power of those two should not be underestimated, if every major American city were to vanish tomorrow, some of the sciences would be hard hit and the bureaucracy would become decentralized, but most other things would continue on as before.

During the American Revolution holding on to the cities proved next to impossible, because of British naval power and the large concentrations of Loyalists. Even during the Civil War, most Northern cities leaned rather close to the anti-war side. Urban Democrats may lionize Lincoln now, but many of them thought of him, the way that their descendants thought of George W. Bush, as a war criminal with the brain of a monkey who was obsessed with oppressing the common man. Even some liberal Republicans thought of him that way.

But underestimating culture is dangerous. The sort of culture that we have is mostly worthless, but that doesn’t make it any less effective. There is a great distance between Beethoven’s Eroica and Katy Perry singing for Obama, but unlike Beethoven, few modern liberal writers and artists would have the integrity to rip up the title page on learning that their messiah had feet of muck. The Soviet Union fell in part because it lost that sense of cultural momentum, clinging to the Western Canon, while being overwhelmed by the pop trash that now rules Russia. And though it may be trash, cultural innovation creates a sense that we are moving forward. Those on the side of the newest trend seem like they have the answers to the future. Those who aren’t, end up looking like Brezhnev.

Revolutions can be won without that cultural momentum, but it’s harder than ever because culture carries with it that tang of prosperity, that sense that the good times are out there for those who want them. And revolutions tend to fall on the side of prosperity, on the side of an aspiring middle class looking to the future. Culture can be beaten, but it is best beaten with culture. Successful revolutions make their ideas compelling and appealing, not just in words, but in attitudes, in music, in literature and in art. France had Marat and America had the Death of Jane McCrea,

A revolution is part anger and outrage. It is that sense that you are being unfairly treated and that the life you had or could have had is slipping away from you. It is that breath of freedom that you once took and the belief that life on the other side of the wall must be better. It is a narrative, a story that rejects the authority of those in power on moral grounds and on practical ones.

Revolution works best when the authorities are weakened by a transition period, when they were once oppressive, but have been liberalizing, or where they are asserting a new level of authority that the people are not used to. It is in these transition points that revolutions are most effective because the authorities are not ready to cope with them and the people are made bold and desperate by the uncertainty.

Revolutions are not easy, until they begin rolling, and then it seems in retrospect as if they were always inevitable, the way that big things are. It is that explosion of kinetic energy born out of the potential energy of large numbers of people discovering their strength that fills the air with energy. That ionization is what most people associate with freedom, with the inevitable collapse of an old order and the rise of a new order.

At first a few people begin to push against the wall, and then more and more, their numbers growing as wall-pushing suddenly becomes the thing to do, and suddenly the sober men and women who never held with it, who put their faith in protests and petitions, join in. The wall shakes and then it falls.

This is revolution.

 

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As Populist Socialism Rises A Class War Bloodbath Looms

The “99 Percent OWS” are really the “35 Percent” but the hordes of Useful Idiots are growing

“The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If ‘Thou shalt not covet’ and ‘Thou shalt not steal’ were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free.” –John Adams, 1787

I remember my Brother-In-Law’s father telling us the tale of what it was like to grow up during the waning days of the Weimar Republic, and the onset of Hitler coming to power.

One of the things he noted, was that among the majority thinking of Germans during the early 1930’s, was that Hitler and his Nazis were a fringe minority of malcontents that they needed not worry about.  They had faith their fellow German citizens would see through his insanity and relegate him and his National Socialist Workers Party to the ash heap of relevance.

He called them brigands, rioters, trouble-makers and accusers.  He said they were people from largely wealthy station or middle class means that sought a perverted revenge for the economic woes they suffered as the global depression deepened, and they chose Hitler’s vision for a return to ‘fairness’ in Germany rather than the subtle efforts of the Communists.

As our Founders noted, revolutions happen when a tireless minority continue to set brushfires in people’s minds.  And while a majority of Germans rejected Hitler, the tireless minority set fires both figural, and literal.

It can be a good thing when those brushfires are rooted in a biblical and civil morality that puts the Law of God and natural law on a pinnacle to be obtained, but horrifying when those brushfires are rooted in jealousy, greed, vengeance and the desire to rule.  The tireless minority setting such brushfires can easily overthrow a civil society, and in fact that was the case in Russia, China and yes – in 1930’s Germany.

Hitler was written off  by the majority as relevant when he lost 2 bids for the German Presidency in 1932 to Paul Von Hindenburg.  An overwhelming majority of Germans, near 70% – rejected Hitler and his Nazi ideology in the first election.  Sadly, Hindenburg did not receive a majority percentage so a runoff between the top 3 was held a month later – and Hitler lost almost as badly in the run-off election.

Hitler seemed finished politically.  But the German people underestimated what Hitler’s intentions for the German Republic actually were.  Hindenburg’s appointed Chancellor Franz Von Pappen was, if anything – a stooge for the Nazi’s.  He dissolved the Reichstag and called for new congressional elections.  It was during those legislative elections that Hitler’s plan to take over Germany under totalitarian rule were put into full motion.

The Nazis went to work organizing protests and rallies in the streets.  Chaos was stoked and violence spread from one city to the next, until martial law had to be declared in Berlin itself.  The chaos and violence had it’s desired effect: The Nazi party won 230 seats in the Reichstag, and while they never gained a majority – the chaos that ensued in the Reichstag ensured that Hindenburg could not get a majority coalition to pass any legislation.  With the Nazis holding positions in the cabinet, consolidating power by using the threat of violence was an easy task.  Hindenburg caved to the minority Nazi populists – and appointed Hitler as Chancellor in order to appease the growing riots in the streets.

Why the history lesson?

Because while Conservatives and most Americans today disregard the hippie OWS crowds and think Obama is finished politically with his low poll numbers, history shows that similar demagogues with a desire to ‘fundamentally transform’ a society, often can and do succeed in overthrowing the civil society and establish a horrifying tyranny.

Socialists who are in a clear minority of a society, achieve their ends by always using street chaos and protests to invite and incite violence.  That is what the Occupy Wall Street movement is all about, and history screams a clear warning when such crowds and protests are stoked by their handlers for the purpose of achieving a political transformation.  We ignore these facts at our own individual peril.

I have stated on this blog since 2008, that the Marxists and Leftists who make up the Obama regime and the Ruling Class would invite, instigate and incite violence in order to establish the cause for iron-fisted rule that a majority would accept in order to ‘return things to normal’.

Mark Alexander from the Patriot Post, excellently makes the point we must regard with all seriousness:

Populist Socialism on the Rise

The populist message of the Occupy Movement, the agelessly adolescent class warriors who make up Barack Hussein Obama’s Red October Uprising, now has the support of some 35 percent of Americans, mostly urbanites.

The Occupiers have now infested cities from coast to coast, including OaklandSeattle,DenverAustinChicagoAtlantaBaltimore,New York and Boston.

Their mantra is simple (by necessity): “We are the 99 Percent, and we’re all victims of the 1 Percent.” By any objective standard, the 99 Percenters are not the brightest bunch, and they really represent the roughly 20 percent of Americans who are irrevocably dependent upon government subsidies and pay no income tax. Thus, this 20 percent has no vested interest in the cost of government and is predisposed to vote for the redistribution of others’ incomes rather than work for their own. The underlying assumption is that it’s easier to confiscate wealth than create it.

This “entitled” 20 percent combines with the 10 percent of American labor who are collectivists and another 5 percent who are perpetual malcontents to thus form Barack Hussein Obama’s entrenched socialist constituency of Useful Idiots.

The intellectually challenged Occupy morons have built their movement around the errant assertion that if the assets of the 1 Percent were entirely redistributed, everyone would live happily ever after. Unfortunately, what the 35 Percenters really want, “redistributive justice” as Obama calls it, would require the redistribution of income from the other 65 percent of Americans families who live on earned income, so that everyone could be equally impoverished.

Of course, there’s a problem with liquidating the assets of the 1 percent (comprised of more celebs and pro athletes than Wall Street bankers), or even the top 25 percent of the so-called rich: Most of their assets are on paper, and the rest of that “wealth” is in the form of small businesses and real property that support the jobs of tens of millions of Americans who actually work for a living — and take pride in their occupations.

Thus, liquidation would result in the collapse of the entire economy, leaving everyone under the same statist tyranny as Obama’s 35 Percenters — equally miserable, equally dependent upon the government, and that much closer to Obama’s mandate to implement Democratic Socialism.

Fact is, socialist economies always fail. In the inimitable words of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, “Socialist governments … always run out of other people’s money. They then start to nationalize everything.”

Of course, socialists never let reality intrude upon their classist fantasies of universal equality and happiness. Nineteenth-century historian Alexis de Tocqueville once observed, “Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”

If you have any doubt about the socialist motives of the Occupy Movement, consider this proclamation from my daily American Communist Party communiqué (yes, I subscribe to certain leftist publications, so, yes, I know my enemy): “We Are the 99%! The AFL-CIO has taken another step to embrace the Occupy Movement by creating their own We Are the 99% website. Also, CPUSA Chair Sam Webb has an article on the movement at the People’s World: ‘Occupy: embrace the new, build the movement.'”

Next, I suggest you review the official list of Occupy supporters, including Marxists, Nationalists, Fascists and even Islamists. What a sorry lot for a supporting cast.

Given all this, it’s not surprising that the Occupiers’ highest-profile support emanates from Obama himself, who says, “People are frustrated and the [Occupy] protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works. … I think it expresses the frustrations that the American people feel. … The American people understand that not everybody’s been following the rules. These days, a lot of folks doing the right thing are not rewarded. A lot of folks who are not doing the right thing are rewarded.”

As to the Occupy Movement’s momentum, Obama says their agenda “will express itself until 2012 and beyond until people feel they are getting back to old-fashioned American values. That’s going to express itself politically in 2012 and beyond.

What Obama admits, is what I am warning you is taking place right before your eyes; the ‘expression’ of these OWS street protests will transcend to violence. And it is that violence and bloodshed that the Left wants so desperately in order to finalize the REAL change Obama seeks to implement.

Obama has a history fomenting and suggesting violence as a means to overturn elections.  He himself advised his cousin Raila Odinga to incite street violence in order to overturn the Kenyan election in 2006.

The Nazis were ALWAYS a minority in Germany, until street chaos, bloodshed and political subterfuge opened the door to compromise for the sake of ending the chaos.  Soon a climate a fear would allow genocide and a world war to be enacted in their names as they surrendered their society to a minority of Socialists playing a populist card.

History is knocking on OUR door, seeking a repeat in a new fashion that sadly, we no longer recognize the dangers of.

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Template: ‘America’s Credit Rating Was Intentionally Sabotaged By TEA Party Republicans”

“It is untrue that I, or anyone else in Germany wanted the war in 1939 … It was desired and instigated solely by those international statesmen who were either of Jewish descent or worked for Jewish interests….Above all, I charge the leaders of the nation and those under them to scrupulous observance of the laws of race and to merciless opposition to the universal poisoner of all peoples, international Jewry.” – Adolph Hitler, Last Will and Testimony, April 29, 1945

The lie and the perfection of using the lie to achieve totalitarian ends, is most popularly attributed to Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister who said  “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it”.  This is the art of using demonization to paint a political enemy in the light of extremism that makes it easier for the Ruling Class to exterminate it’s opposition.

The efforts are now ratcheting up by the Obama regime and it’s supporters in the media ahead of the official 2012 Presidential Campaign to declare Conservative TEA party Americans as “Extremists & Terrorists” in the past few weeks.  As documented here on this blog, we see that their shame knows no bounds.  Today – the template for the Obama Propaganda Media is: Blame TEA Party Republicans for the Standard & Poor’s credit rating downgrade that occurred this past Friday evening.  As the misery for what this regime has done to the American economy and it’s people begins to really hurt – the template is to blame Obama’s political opposition for what he, and his party have done to the country.

In the face of warnings over a SECOND credit rating downgrade, from the White House Talking points reporting Bureau – radical Leftists in the media are furiously going to work to pin the credit downgrade on the TEA party and Conservative Republicans.

Tell a lie big enough and often enough – they hope this too – along with declaring Conservatives “terrorists” will be accepted as the truth.

Newsbusters calls this absurdity for what it is.

‘America’s Credit Rating Was Intentionally Sabotaged By Congressional Republicans’

Snip:

Yahoo Finance economics editor Daniel Gross wrote Friday evening:

“In downgrading the U.S.’s credit rating, S&P points out what has long been obvious: Washington’s inability to come to an agreement on how to close the large fiscal gaps that have emerged since the recession began is troubling. Recent events have sapped the agency’s confidence that the government can and will do what is necessary to align revenues with spending commitments. And it’s difficult to escape the conclusion that America’s credit rating was intentionally sabotaged by Congressional Republicans.”

…Since the Democrats took over Congress in 2007, spending has increased by $1.1 trillion or 41 percent.

More commentary at link.

UPDATE 8-7 AM: I hate being a “prophet” but as I predicted just 8 hours earlier in this blog – this is now the WHITE HOUSE TEMPLATE: Blame the TEA Party for the credit downgrade.

White House adviser David Axelrod on CBS’ Face The Nation – pinned responsibility for the U.S. economic downgrade on the Tea Party movement, arguing that the group’s political “brinksmanship” during debt ceiling negotiations “brought us to the brink of a default”  — and that, subsequently, “this is essentially a Tea Party downgrade.”

This is a White House directed effort now – from the media to advisors for Obama (Don’t think for a second Axelrod is not heading Obama’s reelection efforts from Chicago) – the template is set: blame the TEA Party for everything, and paint them to be terrorists, extremists, credit defaulters, and a danger to the state.

Here’s Axelrod’s appearance and exchange with Bob Schieffer this morning:

 

UPDATE 8-8 AM – NOW DNC CHAIR Wasserman-Schultz blames Tea Party ‘tyrants’ for US credit rating downgrade

“Wasserman Schultz noted in a tweet Monday that she agreed with Kerry, calling the Tea Party “tyrants” who blocked a more comprehensive bargain on the debt ceiling.”

Now the TEA Party are ‘tyrants” along with the claim we are ‘terrorists’.

Wonder how long it takes before the Ruling Class mandates that the TEA Party Conservatives wear yellow stars?

 

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This Morning In The Bunker: Der Fuhrer Learns Scott Brown Wins “Ted Kennedy’s” Seat

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