Astute citizens who consider themselves to be independent conservatives, libertarians, and the guardians of liberty have observed that American society is on the verge of becoming totalitarian. All the signs are there. Government controls virtually every aspect of modern American life. And those areas where there are gaps in that control now find themselves being targeted, pressured, and cajoled into submission to the centralized government authority.
It is wholly unnecessary to go back and reexamine the opposition and disdain the Framers had for such a society. The Constitution was supposed to prevent it. But this is assuming that the overwhelming majority of Americans actually believed in and accepted Constitutional principles. The United States can no longer make such an assumption. The result is that when the worst people among us get elected to Congress and the presidency, and appointed to the courts, not only will the Constitution be ignored and maligned but those who do so will claim they are supporting the Constitution. It is easy to trick the dumbed down populace into believing that attacking the Constitution is actually supporting it. Most of the graduates of the public schools and colleges are the products of this lunacy. And the politicians, the elitists, and the intelligentsia are counting on this display of moronic "rationality." When high school and college graduates today are a mere two or three steps away from being certified imbeciles, the purveyors of totalitarianism can easily get them to believe anything, even precepts that are self-contradictory. This they have done and continue to do on a daily basis.
Totalitarianism is an easy sell to the brain dead. After all, if you don't have enough sense to care for yourself, to live independently, and to easily spot demagoguery, having someone do your thinking and decision-making for you in government is like a godsend. The government nanny can not only take care of all of your needs but tell you what to think. The U.S. is precariously close to a government that totally dominates our entire lives, from top to bottom. This is totalitarianism, and it's adherents come in many various forms under many various names, such as Communism, Marxism, Socialism, Nazism, Fascism, any type of dictatorship even if the people voted in favor of it. The fact that Socialism may be approved by a majority of voters does not make it any less dangerous. Voter-approved totalitarianism is just as dangerous as that which is forced upon them. The result is the same.
In a stunning essay in two parts by Jim Quinn at The Burning Platform, the writer examines America as it stands on the precipice of a complete totalitarian government. He includes observations made by Aldous Huxley, the famed author who wrote Brave New World. Huxley saw a society emerging that was not only worthy of nothing but disdain and disgust but that which was greatly to be feared and dreaded. Part Two of the essay is found here.
Quinn asks some piercing and soul-searching questions in light of Huxley's observation, which include,
Why is this happening at this point in history? Why is the average American economically worse off today than they were at the height of the economic crisis in 2009? Why is the Cold War returning with a vengeance? Why is the Federal Reserve still employing emergency monetary policies when we are supposedly five years into a recovery and the stock market has attained record highs? Why do the ECB and European politicians continue to paper over the insolvency of their banks and governments? Why did the U.S. support the ouster of a dictator we supported for decades in Egypt and then support the elevation of a new dictator after we didn’t like the policies of the democratically elected president? Why did the U.S. eliminate the leader of Libya and allow the country to descend into anarchy and civil war? Why did the U.S. fund and provoke a revolutionary overthrow of a democratically elected leader in the Ukraine? Why did the U.S. fund and arm Al Qaeda associated rebels in Syria who are now fighting our supposed allies in Iraq? Why has the U.S. been occupying Afghanistan for the last thirteen years with the result being a Taliban that is stronger than ever? Why are the BRIC countries forming a monetary union to challenge USD domination? Why is the U.S. attempting to provoke Russia into a conflict with NATO?
But as bad as all of this may be, there is much, much more:
Why is the U.S. government collecting every electronic communication made by every American? Why is the U.S. government spying on world leader allies? Why is the U.S. government providing military equipment to local police forces? Why is the U.S. military conducting training exercises within U.S. cities? Why is the U.S. government attempting to restrict Second Amendment rights? Why is the U.S. government attempting to control and lockdown the internet? Why has the U.S. government chosen to treat the Fourth Amendment as if it is obsolete? Why is the national debt still rising by $750 billion per year ($2 billion per day) if the economy is back to normal? Why have 12 million working age Americans left the workforce since the economic recovery began? How could the unemployment rate be back at 2008 levels when there are 14 million more working age Americans and the same number employed as in 2008? Why are there 13 million more people on food stamps today than there were at the start of the economic recovery in 2009? Why have home prices risen by 25% since 2012 when mortgage applications have been at fourteen year lows? Why are Wall Street profits and bonuses at record highs while the real median household income stagnates at 1998 levels?
But perhaps the most sobering questions of all are found in this excerpt from Quinn's essay:
Why do 98% of incumbent politicians get re-elected when congressional approval levels are lower than whale shit? Why are oil prices four times higher than they were in 2003 if the U.S. is supposedly on the verge of energy independence? Why do the corporate controlled mainstream media choose to entertain and regurgitate government propaganda rather than inform, investigate and seek the truth? Why do corporations and shadowy billionaires control the politicians, media, judges, and financial system in their ravenous quest for more riches? Why has the public allowed a privately owned bank to control our currency and inflate away 96% of its value in 100 years? Why have American parents allowed their children to be programmed and dumbed down by government run public schools? Why have Americans allowed themselves to be lured into debt in an effort to appear wealthy and successful? Why have Americans permitted their brains to atrophy through massive doses of social media, reality TV, iGadget addiction, and a cultural environment of techno-narcissism? Why have Americans lost their desire to read, think critically, question authority, act responsibly, defer gratification, and care about future generations? Why have Americans sacrificed their freedoms, liberties and rights for the false expectation of safety and security? Why will we pay dearly for our delusional, materialistic, debt financed idiocy? – Because we never learn the lessons of history.
The statement emphasized in bold print above is the key to the problem. At one time in America we knew U.S. history but failed to learn valuable lessons from it. Today, the problem goes far beyond that. We don't know U.S. history, or world history, because it is not being taught in the public schools or colleges. And if bits and pieces of that history are, indeed, thrown out like crumbs to the mouths of awaiting birds, it has been changed, tweaked, and "sanitized" by the progressives and other totalitarians so that Americans will never know the actual truth. The result is a perfect storm that makes the emergence of a totalitarian government in America not only possible but quite probable.
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