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“We Are All Socialists Now” Except For The Dissidents

February 22, 2009

February 16th, the magazine Newsweek made national headlines with the cover story “We Are All Socialists Now” by Jon Meacham and Evan Thomas. They were talking primarily about the banking bailout, health care and the economic stimulus bill. They laid the blame on George Bush,”The U.S. government has already—under a conservative Republican administration—effectively nationalized the banking and mortgage industries.” What they failed to point out was that Bush wanted to help the ailing banking and mortgage industries, but it was the Democrats that insisted on the government receiving stock in those companies that received help, it was not Bush that forced companies that did not want or need help, such as Wells Fargo, to accept help anyway. It was not Bush that decided any company that received help would be subject to salary caps that are completely contrary to a “free-market” system. They went on to say, “under a conservative GOP administration that we enacted the largest expansion of the welfare state in 30 years: prescription drugs for the elderly,” clearly forgetting that it was the Democrats that forced the bill that Bush signed. They do point out inconsistencies in the way Americans are thinking, “Polls show that Americans don’t trust government and still don’t want big government. They do, however, want what government delivers, like health care and national defense and, now, protections from banking and housing failure.” A recent Fox News poll showed that 82% of Americans believe government is responsible to help rebuild communities hit by disasters, 68% believe government should make sure all Americans have food, 66% think government is responsible for ensuring all Americans have health care, 52% believe government should provide housing to those who cannot afford it, 51% believe government should provide jobs for Americans.
But Meacham and Thomas do write that Americans, “don’t trust government and don’t want big government.” While this poll and the previous statement in the Newsweek article seem to be contradictory, they are actually symptomatic of the real problem in America; people are increasingly ignorant of what socialism really is. February 10th, Senator Tom Coburn (R-Ok) said in a speech on the stimulus bill, “Let me conclude by saying we are at a seminal moment in our country. We will either start living within the confines of realism and responsibility or we will blow it and we will create the downfall of the greatest nation that ever lived.
This bill is the start of that downfall. To abandon a market-oriented society and transfer it to a Soviet-style, government-centered, bureaucratic-run and mandated program, that is the thing that will put the stake in the heart of freedom in this country.” Alan Keyes wrote on his blog, “Coburn says that the policies being pursued by Obama will lead to a “Soviet-Style, government centered, bureaucratic-run and mandated” result. As I recall, the Soviet-style of government was a communist state.” One must wonder how many people remember what Soviet Russia was really like, if anyone remembers watching news reports in the 70’s of the breadlines, of people waiting for days to buy just one roll of toilet paper.
Meacham and Thomas conclude the Newsweek article in this way, “The Obama administration is caught in a paradox. It must borrow and spend to fix a crisis created by too much borrowing and spending. Having pumped the economy up with a stimulus, the president will have to cut the growth of entitlement spending by holding down health care and retirement costs and still invest in ways that will produce long-term growth. Obama talks of the need for smart government. To get the balance between America and France right, the new president will need all the smarts he can summon.” Unfortunately, Meacham and Thomas haven’t taken the time to consider all of the bills that are appearing in Congress since Comrade President has taken office. If they had, they would know that he has no intention of getting a balance between “America and France.”
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fl) has sponsored a bill, HR 645 that has moved into committee. HR 645 is written to mandate the building of “Emergency Relief Centers” on military installations, not LESS than six. On its surface it seems like a good idea until you read the one line that leaves it open for a more nefarious use, “To meet any other appropriate need, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security.” This one line leaves the bill open to concentration camps to hold political dissidents opposing Comrade Presidents social agenda. Who will decide what is “appropriate”? The socialists will make that decision for us.
Next we have HR 45, the Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009. HR 45 was sponsored by Rep. Bobby Rush(D-Il). This bill is in the Judiciary committee now. It requires licensing to own and possess firearms, the license is temporary and must be renewed every five years. It also mandates letting the government know where you live and where the weapons in question are stored at all times. There is an exemption to these requirements,”SEC. 801. INAPPLICABILITY TO GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITIES.
This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall not apply to any department or agency of the United States, of a State, or of a political subdivision of a State, or to any official conduct of any officer or employee of such a department or agency.” A political subdivision? Like maybe Comrade President’s “Civilian Security Force”?
There are currently eight states that have signed non-binding legislation to reassert their sovereignty with twelve more expected to pass similar legislation before the end of this year. The governors of several of these states have complained about the restrictions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill just signed into law by Comrade President. But the Socialists have ensured that the state’s will receive the money whether the governor approves or not. They inserted a line that gives the feds the right to bypass the governor of any state that refuses the money, and allow the state assembly to spend it without the governor’s input. This will set up a precedent that would allow Comrade President to bypass Posse Comitatus, and use the state militias against any dissidents that oppose him in the future. That precedent will be needed when the American people wake up to what is happening to their country.
There is talk of bringing back the “Fairness Doctrine.” Comrade President says he is against it. He isn’t for the idea publicly, but he has done his part to shut down opposition when he told Republicans, “You can’t listen to Rush Limbaugh…” The Democrats in Congress are increasingly talking about bringing back the “Fairness Doctrine” and Comrade President will sign it when they do. He has no choice, he needs it. The simple fact is that liberal talk radio loses money and for that reason doesn’t last on radio. With the Fairness Doctrine, the Liberals can force liberal talk radio down the throats of Americans until those Americans that listen to talk radio quit doing so. That will cause radio stations to lose money on talk radio, the stations will then go to something people will listen to, like music. Then the conservative voice has been effectively shut down, giving the socialists free reign to do whatever they want without public knowledge; so much for transparency.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Rahm Emanuel said, speaking specifically on the economy, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste, and what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you didn’t think you could do before.” Unfortunately, he may not have been talking only about the economy. Vice President Biden said, “Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy.” The question is if it will truly be an international “crisis.” I tend to believe that he will be “tested” domestically. People are mad, at least, according to polls, half of us. Some are even going so far as to talk about civil war or revolution, myself included but only if the American people make an honest effort to reign in their elected leaders first. When people start to rise up against Comrade President and his socialist pod people, he will have the crisis he needs and one that fits into Rahm Emanuel’s scenario. He will be able to fulfil the plans that Government has been putting in place since Comrade President’s inauguration. We will see the Government pull the various National Guard units from around the country into action against the American people, dissidents will be rounded up and placed into internment camps, weapons will be collected and the American people will be disarmed to prevent them from fighting for their freedom, constitutional rights will be suspended. And America will not be a “European” socialist nation, it will be more along the lines of an old Soviet model.

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