My wife says I need a positive beginning for this blog because it is so negative. So, how about this: If everyone will simply look to history, understand that it is repeating itself and begin to think and act for themselves, none of the terrible things I point out in this blog may happen.
Again, I want to remind you I was born and raised a Roosevelt democrat, but find today’s Democratic party more like those totalitarian parties of the 1920s and 30s. When I watched President Biden’s speech with its blood red backdrop, highlighted with the presence of Marine guards, I heard not just echoes, but verily the same rhetoric of Mussolini “Saving” the Italian Republic; of Adolph Hitler excoriating the Jews as a a clear and present danger; of the mullahs of Iran exhorting the Iranians to hate and rise up against the Great Satan. I heard Franco, Castro, Chavez and so many other dictators shouting about the clear and present danger only they could defeat.
The speech, deemed non-political, was,unreservedly, an attack on half the American population. The President could have substituted the words Jews and Communists for Republicans and you would have heard Adolph Hitler. People are afraid to make this comparison, but there it is. If you know history, and don’t delude yourself, this is exactly how the dictatorships that caused, and are causing, so much despair started. Not kinda or a little, but exactly!
People speak of the American dream but the American dream got sick and died under a succession of policies enacted to “help the poor and disadvantaged.” We created a society of dependency, when the American dream was conditional on individualism and work ethic. We allowed both to die under the ever increasingly authoritarian policies and regulations enacted by Congress and a bureaucracy that are more interested in continued power than actually creating a society wherein equal opportunity exists. But it isn’t equal opportunity that the Democrats strive for but equal outcome, and that is an impossibility unless the government is allowed to control every aspect of the society.
But don’t listen to me. Go on the internet and watch the speeches of Mussolini, Hitler, Castro and others. Pay attention to the mannerisms, listen to the words used, parse the theme which you will find is, we are under threat and only our party and I can save you. If individual democrats support this position then they have been sucked into the great vortex of authoritarianism. It makes them feel good because they believe they will be in charge. But like the German, Italian, Iranian, and Cuban, populations they will simply become drones to be ordered about, not allowed to think for themselves. But then they obviously aren’t thinking for themselves or they wouldn’t allow our current demagogue marionette to make such speeches. Journalists support this democratic agenda like much of the press did in the 20s and 30s. They obviously have no understanding of history in that they will be the first victims of authoritarianism, for in a totalitarian society a free press is anathema.
A government that uses the police powers of the state to attack political opponents and labels half its population as a clear and present danger, is a government not to be trusted. As I said earlier get out your history books, for the past is prologue. If people will tear themselves away from being told how to think; If they will do their own research and come to their own conclusions, we can overcome the demagoguery. Imagine if the Italians had rejected Mussolini or the Germans had supported the republic vice believing the lies of Hitler. What if the population had risen against Chavez? All these things could have been if people had only thought for themselves and then acted in their own best interests. So, like I said, study history and compare it to current events, then do not stay silent. Find others who are thinking for themselves and form action plans. Be positive, don’t give into the negative narrative, for those who control the narrative control history.