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 Oakland, Seattle,Denver, Austin, Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore,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.