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Most Americans No Longer Desire Freedom – They Said So at The Polls

November 26, 2012

“Democratic fascism”

Pat emails: “Like Hitler’s pre-WW II Germany, U.S. freedoms are being whittled away unnoticed” – see Jack Wheeler’s article below:

“…. America continues to commit cultural and national suicide,… the difference between a Romney Presidency and that of Obama’s America [is that the first] would have started digging itself out of a fascist pit, and one that will now dig itself ever more deeply into it.
 
None Dare Call It Fascism defined the political system of America as “democratic fascism” – a fascist government not imposed by an unelected dictatorship, but by people democratically voting to impose it upon themselves:
“By a patient Fabian strategy taking many years, the American people have been persuaded, unwittingly and almost unconsciously, to voluntarily chain themselves to their colonial masters in Washington.

Americans have imposed the tyranny of Washington upon ourselves. No longer innocently oppressed, America has become of nation of belligerent beggars, demanding with insufferable arrogance an endless cornucopia of government handouts, subsidies, and ‘entitlements. Refusing to pay for them themselves, they demand that others pick up the multi-trillion dollar tab – most especially and contemptibly, their children and grandchildren.

This is, indeed, America´s real drug crisis. Forget smack and crack. By orders of magnitude, the most addictive and destructive drug in America is… government subsidies.

Once people are shooting up the dole into their veins, be they farmers on farm price supports, artists on NEA grants, businessmen on protective tariffs and quotas, fourth generation welfare moms, or well-to-do greedy geezers on Medicare and Social Security, they´re hooked far more than any heroin addict. And any threat to cut off or even diminish their drug supply makes them go berserk.

So any attempt to really cut the federal budget, much less balance the budget, is completely hopeless because so many millions of Americans want government goodies and don´t want to pay for them.”

 
That was written in 1997. Nov. 6 was its apotheosis.” *
 
 

Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler Thursday, 22 November 2012might as well confess this right at the start: this is the saddest Thanksgiving of my life. I am still having a very difficult time coping with Nov. 6.

Yes, the number of Moron Uneducated Mooching Taxtaking Americans has increased under Zero enough to get close enough to the margin of fraud, enabling the Dems to steal it via voter suppression and theft. But what really made it within the margin of fraud is what hurts the most:

That millions of non-Democrats – Republicans, Conservatives, Libertarians – chose to not vote for Romney, thus choosing of their own free will to destroy their country in an act of malicious sado-masochism.

My term for them is Platonic Conservatives, Platonic Libertarians. The basic philosophical battle of Western Civilization has for 23 centuries been between Plato and Aristotle – between Platonists who believe the perfect must be the enemy of the good, and Aristotelians who believe it must not.

Romney is a good man, an infinitely better man than Zero – yet the Platonists demanded perfection. Their condemnation of him, as Ann Coulter cogently explains, is “preposterous.”

The difference between a Romney Presidency and that of Zero’s is not between Heaven and Hell, for neither of them exist here on earth, any more than does Plato’s World of Forms. The difference is an America that would have started digging itself out of a fascist pit, and one that will now dig itself ever more deeply into it. On Nov. 6, the Platonists chose the latter.

Freedom is fragile. Once freedom is gone — especially if it is thrown away not taken away — it is very difficult to get it back. As the great polymath Jacob Bronowski observes in his masterpiece, The Ascent of Man:

“We are being weighed in the balance at this moment. If we give up, the next step will be taken, but not by us. We have not been given any guarantee that Assyria and Egypt and Rome were not given. The ascent of man will go on, but don’t assume that it will go on carried by Western civilization as we know it.”

 That is as profound a historical statement as you are going to get. If America continues to commit cultural and national suicide as it did on Nov.6, the result will be one of history’s greatest tragedies.
Yet – this choice was not made suddenly and spontaneously on Nov. 6. It was, rather, the culmination of a long degrading series of choices America has been making for decades. Bronowski wrote those prophetic words not yesterday, but in 1973.

1973 was the year seven out of nine Justices of the Supreme Court treasonously trashed the Constitution with Roe v. Wade, overturning state bans on abortion.

It was the year Richard Nixon established the Endangered Species Act. Earlier (1971), Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency, established wage-price controls, and abandoned the gold standard for the dollar.

It was the year Nixon capitulated to a Democrat Congress and initiated the surrender of South Viet Nam to the Communists of North Viet Nam, ensuring that tens of thousands of Americans who fought and died there did so in vain.

It was the year Nixon presided over a “lavish expansion of the American entitlement state,” as documented by Nicholas Eberstadt in A Nation of Takers, which has never stopped expanding ever since, just as rapidly as our freedoms have been eroding.

1973 was almost 40 years ago. 14 years later, in 1997, I gave a keynote address to an organization of conservative leaders called the Council for National Policy (CNP) entitled None Dare Call It Fascism. It defined the political system of America as “democratic fascism” – a fascist government not imposed by an unelected dictatorship, but by people democratically voting to impose it upon themselves. An excerpt:

“By a patient Fabian strategy taking many years, the American people have been persuaded, unwittingly and almost unconsciously, to voluntarily chain themselves to their colonial masters in Washington.

Americans have imposed the tyranny of Washington upon ourselves. No longer innocently oppressed, America has become of nation of belligerent beggars, demanding with insufferable arrogance an endless cornucopia of government handouts, subsidies, and ‘entitlements.’ Refusing to pay for them themselves, they demand that others pick up the multi-trillion dollar tab – most especially and contemptibly, their children and grandchildren.

This is, indeed, America´s real drug crisis. Forget smack and crack. By orders of magnitude, the most addictive and destructive drug in America is welfare, government subsidies.

Once people are shooting up the dole into their veins, be they farmers on farm price supports, artists on NEA grants, businessmen on protective tariffs and quotas, fourth generation welfare moms, or well-to-do greedy geezers on Medicare and Social Security, they´re hooked far more than any heroin addict. And any threat to cut off or even diminish their drug supply makes them go berserk.

So any attempt to really cut the federal budget, much less balance the budget, is completely hopeless because so many millions of Americans want government goodies and don´t want to pay for them.”

 
 
That was written in 1997. Nov. 6 was its apotheosis.

So, what do we do? The problem was massive in 1997 and has metastasized exponentially to where the diagnosis for freedom in America is close to terminal. None Dare Call It Fascism outlined a number of proposed solutions, and we’ll be discussing them and others over the coming months.

Today, however, is Thanksgiving, a day of gratitude, a day of thanks to Providence for the blessings in our lives. With all the freedoms that have taken from us, we Americans still possess more freedoms than most anywhere else on earth. Our constitutional freedom to own guns is but one example. Americans are by far more religious than any other Western nation, a result of our constitutional freedom of religion. Americans are freer to say or write what they want – despite the CorruptMedia’s fanatical attempt to impose political correctness – than most any other people.

Or take the freedom to travel. Americans don’t need an exit visa or government permission to leave the country. In almost every country, you have to go through passport control to get an exit stamp before you can board a plane to fly out. In America – albeit after suffering through TSA – you don’t. At least not yet. Lots of folks expect it to come under Zero 2.

Yet simple gratitude is not enough on this Thanksgiving. What I’m suggesting is a conscious and sustained effort to remember freedom.

By that I mean, go back in time and remember the freedoms you once had and now are now gone or diminished. The older you are, the more examples you’ll recall. Which means this is a wonderful opportunity to discuss what life in America was like with your parents, grandparents, and elder relatives.

Relive what America was for them, recapture the joy and pride of what it meant to be an American without apology or guilt. Those days may seem like long ago. Yet remembering, reliving, and recapturing them can make them come alive for us again. This will help us commit to achieving a Free America once more.

It may take a long time before America is free as it once was. Let’s start today, on this Thanksgiving, by remembering the glorious liberties that Providence first bestowed upon our country. Those liberties created America. By remembering them, we can recreate them in America’s future.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

REMEMBERING FREEDOM

From Atlas Shrugs: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

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1 Comment
Uncle
November 26, 2012 at 8:13 pm

An individual who has paid into Social Security and Medicare all his or her working life is not a “greedy geezer’ for enjoying the fruit of their labor.

It is sad that Social Security and Medicare have been socialized by means testing and progressive taxation. Welfare has it’s place and earned benefits have their place.

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