By Nathan Barton
Reading the blurbs on stories in Freedom News Daily this morning, I came across this “present” reminding me of what a cat will sometimes leave in the doorway when she has an upset stomach, or even what I get to clean out of the litter box.
In the guise of a paean to our wonderful American ancestors who “actually extended and deepened American freedom, equality, and democracy,” writer Harvey J Kaye of “Our Future” continues the diabolical worship of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his evil New Deal, citing Sinclair Lewis in his effort to brand the current regime in DC as “fascist-tinged authoritarian” – apparently in huge contrast to enlightened, liberty-fostering regimes of the last tyrant (the marvelous Wizard O’bummer), and the Bill and Hillary show of the late 20th Century.
Sinclair Lewis was himself a socialist and progressive and beloved of modern Tranzis and Socialists, so even though I think that “It Can’t Happen Here” is a great story, it is definitely biased. Kaye takes this tact of not just claiming that we are apparently living out that story 80 years after the original setting (the 1936 election, as I recall), but that Trump’s regime is the culmination of forty years of increasing authoritarian, conservative (right-wing) reaction to forty wonderful years of progress (1933-1973 or so) for “democracy” and “social justice.” This is NOT an article pointing out the truth that 80+ years of growing government power, using the guise of democracy and the excuse of social justice, has not given Americans (much less the world) more liberty, but instead corrupted the freedom that too many people take for granted.
Of course, the real problem with this piece of political claptrap is that the question has already been answered: It CAN happen here, and it HAS happened here. But it did not come with Trump, but rather with the last four or five presidents, and right back to good ol’ demigod FDR. NO POTUS since Roosevelt has failed to do his part to further the growth of government power and the glorification and ascendancy of the authoritarian police state that rules the Fifty States, and most of the world, in 2017. It DID happen here, and we are living with it now.
A second problem is that this article (and others like it) advocate the exact opposite of freedom, liberty, and his “democracy” so close to his heart. As is the case in so many college campuses today, his ideals of freedom are limited only to the progressive, the neo-liberal, the statists, the dependents and worshipers of the nanny-state. True liberty must be suppressed, violently if necessary, and as soon as possible. It is not just the supporters of Trump who must be punished and demonized and made powerless, it is anyone who does not loudly and explicitly condemn Trump (and his supporters) who must be silenced and neutralized. And they seem to think that the last several decades have given them the power to do that. This is not resisting a new tyranny, it is enforcing and strengthening the tyranny that already exists, the police state that we are forced to be a part of.
That is very difficult to communicate to people across the political spectrum, at least those who are not themselves part of the “elite” powers-that-be (who know the facts of the case but lie about it). I constantly talk with people who think we are on the verge of floating over the waterfall, and refuse to accept the fact that we are just feet away from the chaotic explosion of water on the rocks at the base of the waterfall.
It is people like Kaye who are some of the greatest enemies of liberty. I know nothing of him but the paragraph at the bottom of the article, but he is clearly one of those who worship FDR and have a warped and dangerous belief in human government and democracy and progressive ideals. Unless we answer his claims as completely and strongly as possible, he will (like so many others) continue to feed us a simulation, a fake, freedom that enslaves us all the more.
Mama’s Note: “Democracy” is not part of the solution, but is one of the greatest tools of the statists when all is said and done. And not because of any vote manipulation or fraud. Democracy is the insane notion that everyone should have power over anyone else, against their will, for any reason. The rule of the mob is more dangerous than any single or group of tyrants, because “the will of the majority” is always going to be destructive to liberty and justice.