Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fascism Officially Arrives in America

Have you watched The Obama Deception yet? If not, watch today and share it with your friends.
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One of the hallmarks of fascism is state control over nominally private businesses. We've had a mixed economy for my lifetime, a sort of fascism-lite. A mixed economy is a Keynesian economy, and ours is in crisis along with others around the globe. The chickens are coming home to roost. When asked about the long-range consequences of the short-term "fixes" of his policies, John Maynard Keynes replied, "In the long run, we're all dead." (Keynes, incidentally, maintained his theory was best implemented in a fascist state.)

Well, Keynes is long dead, but we're not. But Freedom is now dead in America. All that's left is the full-blown establishment of martial law, rounding up the opposition (according to the MIAC report, people who believe in the original vision of American constitutionally-limited government "We're All Terrorists Now" ), disarming the population, and the myriad of other police-state actions put in play by the Presidents going back at least to Carter.

Obama's firing of the head of General Motors forever changes the nature of American business. As James Sinclair says, "From now on rather than public corporate management looking to stockholders, their vision will be towards Washington from whom they will take their clues to act. . . . Finance, having taken over government, now has taken over public industry."

Indeed, a recent article in The Atlantic details "The Quiet Coup" that has taken place in the US. "The crash has laid bare many unpleasant truths about the United States. One of the most alarming, says a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is that the finance industry has effectively captured our government—a state of affairs that more typically describes emerging markets, and is at the center of many emerging-market crises. If the IMF’s staff could speak freely about the U.S., it would tell us what it tells all countries in this situation: recovery will fail unless we break the financial oligarchy that is blocking essential reform. And if we are to prevent a true depression, we’re running out of time." [Many astute financial commentators and trends forecasters say the US will become a Third World Nation if we don't reverse course.]

Read about Timothy Geithner's "dirty little secret" that puts the global financial system at risk to benefit the financial hierarchy. Apparently Obama believes "no banker should be left behind." Peter Schiff says that last week we were "peering into the abyss." How many near misses can we have? When will the dollar die?

Obama's first 100 days in office end around April 30. As I predicted, they are, indeed, days of "shock and awe." Obama's promise of "change" is materializing as a major transformation of the governmental and economic structure of the US. The People did not vote to do this. Obama and his coalition are moving as fast as they can to implement their vision of a fascist America. They're building on the foundation laid by the Cheney-Bush administration and their predecessors. (Some may call it "Marxism." View the list. Whatever you call it, it is the opposite of freedom.) Even Democrat Senator and Constitutional scholar Robert Byrd accuses Obama of making an unconstitutional power grab.

Remember: Government never willingly gives up any power it is given. Ever. Realize that in seven years the Bush administration set up dictatorial powers in the US similar to those in Nazi Germany. "The purpose of the U.S. Constitution was to place constraints on the exercise of power. Yet, it’s now clear that for the past 7 years Bush wielded the power to ignore all constitutional restraints on his power as part of his 'war on terrorism.' Since the president wielded omnipotent power over the American people, albeit secretly, how is that different from the omnipotent power that Hitler wielded over the German people? . . . The point is that both the German people and the American people were living under some form of dictatorship — a type of political system in which there are no constraints on the power of the ruler. Remember: dictatorship entails the existence of omnipotent power, even if such power isn’t always being exercised to its full extent."

Obama has not dismantled one significant part of Bush's dictatorial apparatus.

Puppet Obama is doing all this under "liberal cover," just as Puppet Bush did all his dirty work under "conservative cover." Conservatives supported, rationalized and justified Bush actions and policies they would have fought tooth and nail if proposed by a Democrat President. Now, Liberals are doing the same thing for Obama. The anti-war Left is a mere shadow of itself during the Bush regime. Some say the Left has become a willing part of the Obama War Machine. Perhaps the theory of "cognitive dissonance" is the best explanation for this phenomenon. The phony, contradictory left-right paradigm inculcated from birth adds to the problem. (Take this simple survey to see where you stand along the liberty-power spectrum.)

So the question of the day is: Will enough Liberals wake up soon enough to sound the alarm and stop the Obama power grab?

Sadly, I don't think they will. Many Liberals I know are as intellectually lazy and peer group-dependent as many Conservatives I know. Moreover, central to their outlook is a view of Government as an agent of salvation to make society better. Many liberals are part of the system, dependent on government or NGOs for their jobs and pensions. And they bought into Obama with wild abandon. So they are not likely to admit their mistake this early in the game. If you consider yourself a "liberal," I hope you are an exception to the rule.

On the positive side, more and more people are waking up. The State Sovereignty movement is stirring in 30 or more state legislatures. Conservatives are finally snapping out of their stupor, at least at the grassroots level. My experience is that most state GOP leadership is still plugged deeply into the power structure and is actively working to limit the influence of the new people brought in by the Constitutional idealism of Ron Paul. When they say they're for limited government and support the Constitution, I think most of them believe it, even though their actions say otherwise.

Alex Jones reportedly has become the most popular radio show on the Internet. His latest film, The Obama Deception, has gone viral on YouTube and Google. This courageous man is at the tip of the spear of the awakening. Listen to his daily broadcast, continuous re-broadcast, or podcast at Infowars.com.

Some of the better-read, more independent-thinking liberals and progressives are waking up. They see the Obama lies.

I fear that the people controlling Obama will pull off another 9-11 false-flag event to shock the population and use it as an excuse to implement even more draconian controls. Indeed, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Obama's foreign policy handler, predicted that such a false flag event would be used to take us to war with Iran. During wartime they can impose a draft, ID checks, rationing and any other dictatorial policies.

The MIAC report mentioned above shows a governmental bias against all principled supporters of the original intent of the Constitution, calling them potential "terrorists" who are a danger to law enforcement. Even though that report was officially retracted, it is indicative of the mindset of Homeland Security. This analysis goes in-depth.

You may wonder: What does this have to do with me? What does Obama's firing of the CEO of GM mean to me? The answer is: Everything. The unconstitutional loss of freedom for one person or group is a loss for us all. If we won't draw the line to protect those we may not like, then we will likewise be unprotected.

I leave you today with this well-known piece attributed to Martin Niemoller:
"When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn't a Jew.
When they came for me,
There was no one left to speak out for me."

Will you speak out? Will you bravely act like The Tank Man? Will you prepare? Or will you be a collaborator and remain silent? Will you go like a sheep into your pen? And what will you tell your grandchildren?

Grace and peace and courage to you!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let me guess: you've never voted for a black man, you believe that jesus is the savior, you believe that the U.S. is a christian nation (how am I doing so far?), you listen to rush limbaugh and fox news, you think that the NY Times is a "liberal rag", although you think that Washington politicians are awful human beings who don't represent the little guy, you love your US senator Tom Coburn despite the fact that he represents big money lobbyists and his voting record confirms that he doesn't care a hoot about the people that elected him (because he talks a good "values" game). Enough said, Okie?

Porter Davis said...

Sorry, Mr. Anonymous. Wrong on most counts. You're obviously still trapped in the Left-Right paradigm. And you obviously haven't read much of my blog to have written what you did. Open your mind, slave, while you still have time.

Anonymous said...

I don't think you know what fascist means. Everything you are describing could maybe be described as socialism. So long as we still have free elections, this is a democracy (or at least a republic). Personally, I can't wait for more socialism. In a mature economy like ours, it will provide far better standard of living.

Anonymous said...

This column is good evidence of Chicken Little's "The sky is falling" hysteria.

"Conscription is slavery" is but one example.

First, it can be argued that conscription is simply civic duty. Conscripts can't be sold and their terms of duty are limited.

More important, the US doesn't have military conscription at this time and hasn't had it for decades.

Perhaps you are nursing fear because you have too much time on your hands.

You live in a corporatist plutocracy under the heel of Wall Street and multinational corporations. What they want to do is sell products. It's that simple. You can't vote them out of office, either.

Anonymous said...

(By the way, this is the anonymous of the last response, not the first two.)

As to Senator Byrd's comment, the executive branch began gathering power to itself, at the expense of the legislative branch, a long time ago. The Bush/Cheney regime really got the ball rolling. It's true that Obama has done nothing to halt the trend, but he didn't invent it. Obama is certainly no more a danger than Bush was.

And, of course, if the legislature had any courage, they could stop the trend through legislation. However, the corporate interests seem to control them.

Anonymous said...

Still me.

By the way, I still don't see any connection between my freedom and corporations such as GM. Corporations are doing nothing, or next to nothing for me or my freedom (unless the only important freedom is the freedom to buy things). They are in business for their stockholders.

GM did a lousy job for its stockholders. The government, unwisely, bailed out those stockholders and firing GM's CEO was window-dressing for the bailout. The only fascism involved is in the power of the corporation to stay alive after failing.