Tyrants often reveal what their intents and plans of action to impose tyranny and oppression upon their targets are, by writing or speaking about them well in advance.
If one wanted to know What Hitler planned to do to the Jews and to Europe , all one had to do was read his little autobiography “Mein Kampf” and listen to his speeches through the late 1920’s and early 1930’s to understand what he intended to do. The Munich Post understood what he was up to and tried for over a decade to warn Germany what kind of a monster he was going to be.
No one listened and eventually, once Hitler secured total power for himself, went to war to control all information – and executed the editors and writers of the Munich Post in 1933.
Tyrants tend to follow similar blueprints, because they work.
Obama is a Marxist ideologue. Much of what he has already done he wrote and spoke about in clever subtle language during his campaign and in his two “autobiographies”. Obama has surrounded himself with Marxist ideologues, Maoists, Communists and Socialists. Everything he does, is to advance his Marxist agenda of “fundamentally transforming” the United States of America.
And he has already largely succeeded.
His nationalization and takeover of the banks, GM and Chrysler, Student Loans, the Health Care industry and soon energy and the Cap and Trade scheme – is all part of the game of chess he is playing to transform the nation into a Soviet-style dictatorship.
What does this have to do with the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens?
Simple. She shares Obama’s radical ideology and will help him implement it at the Highest court level in the land.
Like all tyrants, controlling information is vital to keep and sustain a totalitarian regime, because of the lies it lives on to keep their people enslaved, fearful and desperate. Free speech is a poison to a tyrannical regime. It is said that one of the main tools used to collapse the Soviet Union was the Fax machine. For the Communist Dictatorship – it was a death mechanism of their rule because the winds of free speech and ideas broke out of their iron grip.
For Obama, the Internet, Talk Radio and various mass communication networks and devices are a huge problem he seeks to control and regulate. In his mind, technology – like speech should only be allowed if it serves the State, and disallowed if it is a risk to the State.
I find it interesting that Obama’s commencement address to graduates at Virginia’s Hampton University on Sunday – bemoaned technology and information that he felt was wasteful and not being used for proper political purposes. In short, ultimately – what Obama was talking about, was free speech and the ability to disseminate information that he does not like and does not contain value he respects.
I think his words on Sunday to Hampton University Graduates is a window into the soul of reason why he picked Solicitor General Elena Kagan to be on the Supreme Court.
“You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank all that high on the truth meter,” Obama said at Hampton University, Virginia.
“With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation,” Obama said.
He bemoaned the fact that “some of the craziest claims can quickly claim traction,” in the clamor of certain blogs and talk radio outlets.
“All of this is not only putting new pressures on you, it is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy.”
Of course, we can be sure that the Soviet masters thought the same thing of Fax machines and free speech in the Soviet Union.
You see, Obama does not see value in free speech unless it serves the greater values of the State. He chides us for using technology and information to entertain ourselves, rather than use it as a political tool to further the values of the state. Values such as Social Justice and Minority Empowerment. Obama’s civilian security force if you will.
Which brings me back to Obama’s nomination of Kagan to SCOTUS.
The Washington Examiner reports this interesting statement signed by Kagan in United States v Stevens:
“Whether a given category of speech enjoys First Amendment protection depends upon a categorical balancing of the value of the speech against its societal costs.”
Isn’t that peachy?
Considering that Obama is nothing more than an academic with no practical experience – it’s elementary he would nominate another academic with little practical experience. Because experience is not what counts in the eyes of an ideologue. It’s the ideological agenda that matters.
And controlling information and speech by deciding the cost benefit to society versus the value the State assigns to any speech is the ultimate goal here. I think Obama’s remarks at Hampton with the nomination of Kagen are quite revealing in what his intentions are regarding speech and information.
Notwithstanding how Kagen will vote when the various state lawsuits against ObamaCare come to SCOTUS for challenge.
I’m sure in that case, the societal costs will be deemed to outweigh the Constitution. The smooth-as-Ken-doll Republicans in the Senate would be wise if during confirmation they asked Kagen what her view was concerning whether or not it is Constitutional for the state to demand private citizens purchase insurance they may not want in order to live without penalty.
But I’m not holding my breath for the Senate GOP to turn tables and do what the Democrats did with the Court Nominees of the previous administration.
And this is how societies succumb to tyrants and maniacs. They do not consider what the intentions of the tyrant are based on what they have said, what they wrote or what they do.
Untold misery and death always follow such paths.