Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Prediction of Obama "Dictatorship?"

We've discussed Barack Obama's apparent sympathies for Marxism on this blog, as have many other blogs and media. Now we get this. And from a Georgia Congressman, no less.

Fascism. Socialism. Marxism. Lots of labels. In a nutshell, they're all horrible.

It's interesting that we look at Hitler and the Nazis, calling them "right wing." But when you look at what "Nazi" stands for, it's "national socialism." Hitler railed against the communists, but really the only difference between them was that Hitler did allow for private industry under government constraint. The average Joe was in bondage and terror. Communism -- statists that they are -- also had a lust for killing as many people as possible. In the end, does the label matter if the end result is the same -- American citizens losing their freedom and their country?

I honestly don't know what Barack Obama and his supporters will do. I hope all of this is just the usual "awfulizing" by interested parties. Perhaps -- I hope -- that Obama will indeed govern from the center. But I have my doubts, if only because of the statements made by Obama and his supporters in their own writings and in public. If only because I have studied Marxists and radical socialists, and understand their modus operandi.

On the other end of the spectrum, we hear comparisons with Hitler along with the usual howls of outrage. But there is a historical picture to look at here. Hitler won in a democratic election with a minority of the vote. He announced ahead of time what he planned to do in "Mein Kampf," but no one paid attention.

Let's face it. Populaces can be very, very mind-numbed, ignorant and stupid. The term "bread and circuses" has a meaning.

If the worst is true about Obama and his incoming administration, will they get away with it? Will the moderates within and outside of his administration in the Democratic Party oppose such moves? Will the Republicans and independents have enough of a backbone to stand in opposition?

What about the rest of us? Should there be a real meltdown in this country, and the government -- of whatever stripe or political party -- tries to finally trash the Constitution and impose a dictatorship, is there enough of the Spirit of 1776 left in the people of this nation to oppose it? I don't know. I doubt it, for several reasons.

I'll explain in another post. For now, pray for America.

Late addendum: Tonight on Fox News' "Special Report," anchor Brit Hume referred to the above story and suggested that the Congressman was part of "Obama Derangement Syndrome," much as there was a "Bush Derangement Syndrome" on the left. I like Brit, so I find his remark unfortunate. I would remind him that if there are concerns about Obama's ultimate political philosophy, the seeds of the concern are in Obama's own writings, statements, history and associates. I would refer him to dig around in there for a while, and then reassess things.

There might well be a "derangement syndrome" with some eventually, especially if the concerns are proven groundless. But until we reach that point, I'd say the jury is out.


Anonymous said...

There are several patriots out (t)here. The recent upsurge of business at gun stores indicates at least some willingness in defending this country against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Phil Perkins said...

Hey fellas,
Here's a thought: Just like Germany before Hitler, the States has an apostate church, denying the Scripture, leading folks totally astray. Russia, too, was in a similar situation. The Russian Orthodox church was Russian, but hardly orthodox with Scripture.

Could it be that what we are seeing is God just being done with a culture that has betrayed Him?

Interestingly, much like Germany and Russia, it's anathema to criticize anything wrong among our leaders (unless they're conservative). But it's perfectly alright to criticize those who take the Bible seriously and buck our leaders because of the Bible. Just thinking.

Careful. That sort of talk could VERY SOON land you in prison. (Not a criticizm, just a heads up.)

In Christ,
Phil Perkins.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up. I completely understand what you're saying.

But when a long Train of Abuses & Usurpations pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty to throw off such Government, & to provide new Guards for their future Security...

...And for the support of this declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our Fortunes, & our sacred Honor.

Solameanie said...

Stan and Phil,

I wonder if there are very many left who could even tell you where those words came from?

Probably not.

Phil Perkins said...

Oh come on, Sola. Stan said that. It's right there in his comment. Can't you read?

lee n. field said...

In five years noone will admit to voting for Obama. Just watch.

"The recent upsurge of business at gun stores"

Through the roof, bud, through the roof. Check what this dealer says: http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2008/11/07/gun-sales-up-ten-billion-percent/ . All the people that didn't see it coming from midterm elections on.

Gilbert said...

Now guys, you're all too stupid to deal with money. But don't worry. Obama and his Democrats will help you out!


Anonymous said...

A couple of my favorite quotes from Animal Farm seem appropriate:

No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?

And of course the poem entitled Comrade Napoleon:

Friend of fatherless!
Fountain of happiness!
Lord of the swill-bucket! Oh, how my soul is on
Fire when I gaze at thy
Calm and commanding eye,
Like the sun in the sky,
Comrade Napoleon!

Thou are the giver of
All that thy creatures love,
Full belly twice a day, clean straw to roll upon;
Every beast great or small
Sleeps at peace in his stall,
Thou watchest over all,
Comrade Napoleon!

Had I a sucking-pig,
Ere he had grown as big
Even as a pint bottle or as a rolling-pin,
He should have learned to be
Faithful and true to thee,
Yes, his first squeak should be
"Comrade Napoleon!"