Wednesday, October 21, 2009

How Much Longer

"The chief function of propaganda is to convince the masses, whose slowness of understanding needs to be given time so they may absorb information; and only constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting an idea on their mind." “Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf (1925)

I have written often how this administration is very close to a mirror image of the rise to power of Hitler in the 1930’s and have made no apology for such comparisons and make none now. Those who do not know and understand history have no history and will have no history in which they are remembered. Here are just a few more of the comparisons. You read, you decide!

1. Hitler came to power in 1933 on a plurality vote of 43.9% which gave the Nazis the majority of seats in the German Parliament. Through the use of various contrived crises, Hitler managed to consolidate his power by seizing control of the German mainstream media.

Sound vaguely familiar with the exception the current administration gained a slightly larger margin of the vote thanks to groups like ACORN and other assorted thugs at work at the polls and in the community. The many contrived crisis that have been invented by this administration exceeds even those put together under Roosevelt and Johnson. Of course Carter had a few “so called crisis” during his time in which he put the whole eight of the Federal Government to work to solve the crisis. Anyone remember gas lines?

2.All means of communication were monopolized by the government. The media and movies had to show pictures glorifying the Nazi movement and its illustrious leader. The Ministry of Propaganda, Josef Goebbels, had two main tasks.

  • First, to censor anything that might be viewed as harmful to the Nazi Party or its agenda and eliminate the visible opposition.
  • Secondly, to ensure that the Party’s agenda was presented in the most seductive and attractive way possible.

This certainly fits right in with the second task now doesn’t it?

Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, whose favorite philosopher is Mao, the Chinese-Communist butcher, audaciously targeted Fox News on national television. She slandered the channel's coverage of the presidential campaign, declared it a "wing of the Republican Party," and openly admitted the reason it was dissed by the President last month was its tenacious insistence on reporting stories unflattering to Obama.

3.But before he could eliminate the opposition, he had to first get the man on the street on his side. Those who held the ‘right’ views were rewarded with status and inculcated with a sense of privilege.

When else in history has the media been in the tank with anyone as deep as they are with Obama? When else has an administration attempted to silence all opposition in the media as this administration has done? Even Nixon with his enemies list was a light weight compared to Obama and his gang of thugs.

According to the Huffington Post, "The White House's communications staff announced this week (referring to Oct 5-9) that it was charting out a new, more aggressive strategy, defined largely by a pledge to push back hard against news stories that are either inaccurate or unflattering." Anita Dunn appeared the following Sunday on CNN to fire the first salvo of this stated policy. Of course the Rushbo was was declared by Obama during his own campaign time and immediately after taking office with his comment (I WON and [paraphrased listening to Rush Limbaugh is what creates these problems]

4.Anyone who disagreed with the Reich was demonized as a liar, an agent of the Jews, or a tool of the special interests. Goon squads would show up at opposition rallies and provoke confrontations while the media portrayed the rallies and their participants as “angry mobs.” Tea Party goers beware and Town Hall meetings are in danger. How soon before Acorn goons, Black Panthers under the guise of up? We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded." Barack Obama

5.The Nazis also used the public school system to indoctrinate the next generation of Nazis. Parents who tried to teach their own values were denounced by their children. Politically incorrect views were criminalized. Opposing viewpoints were heavily censored.

How many times in just recent months have we seen children being used to sing the praises of “the One”

Politically incorrect views, especially of the NOCARE Health Bill! What was the reaction? The latest in their attempt to silence the opposition has been to form a website where ordinary citizens are asked to “snitch” on their friends, neighbors and anyone the hear speaking in opposition. The administration directs their appeal to those who are most likely to overhear and report such, the youth but of course the old folks at the nursing home are eligible to snitch as well.

To ensure that everybody thought in the correct manner, Goebbels set up the Reich Chamber of Commerce in 1933. This organization dealt with literature, art, music, radio, film, newspapers e tc. To produce anything that was in these groups, you had to be a member of the Reich Chamber.

If you are not a member of the ruling party in Congress then you are outside the loop and your input on anything of importance is not needed. No matter that you are an elected representative of the people, shut up, I WON!. How much longer before we see the enemies list (I am sure it already exist but when will actions be taken against those on that list)

The Nazi Party decided if you had the right credentials to be a member. Any person who was not credentialed was not allowed to have any work published or performed.

In this administration if you are not totally for anything that “the One” puts forth then you should be silenced just as members of congress and certain members of the media have been from the campaign days to present.

The aim of censorship under the Nazi regime was simple: to reinforce Nazi power and to suppress opposing viewpoints and information. Punishments ranged from banning of presentation and publishing of works at first; then later, deportation, imprisonment and even execution.

At this point it is basically attempts to ban those who have opposing viewpoint and the so called “Fairness Act” is just another step in doing such. When will dissidents be locked away or even executed? Remember the poem, At first the came for…….. Can we now say Rush, Fox News, James Wilson, Hannity etal.

This open marginalizing of independent news and opinion broadcasters is not by accident, but by design and rests solidly at the feet of the President. Dunn made it big in the news again this week for her declarations that Obama had controlled the media during the campaign. But this control of the media thing only works if one controls all the media and that indeed is the goal of this administration and it’s handful of well chosen propagandist.

The comparison is chilling to say the least but many will attempt to marginalize me as one of the folks on the right who see the boogyman in every shadow. I will answer, no the boogyman is no longer in the shadows but few have taken off the dark glasses long enough to see just where he is standing.

This administration is marginalizing all opposition to it’s agenda while ignoring Iran and it’s nuclear expansion,it’s threat to Israel while marginalizing Israel and those who would support that country.It ignores North Korea and it’s constant threat to South Korea, Taiwan and Japan. It heaps praise on Chevez and Castro while dallying around with sending troops to support an onging war against terrorist but making appearances in NY to praise (really I actually didn’t hear any real praise except of himself) and make himself look good while marginalizing the real issue at hand and that being that Muslims are in this country and are a threat to the safety and well being of it’s citizens. If fails to make “the One” appear as a strong leader it will be marginalized. How long before he and this administration marginalize this country out of existence?

****I will be taking a break after posting this. The loss of a dear friend, mentor and former pastor has left me with little will to write. At this point I can only seem to concentrate on asking the question, WHY and to this point I have yet to receive an answer.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Is America Mad?

My friend Phillip Adams wrote an article in The Australian recently titled Is America mad? Phillip has a tendency to lean a bit to the left at times, but he has leaned so far this time that he has fallen off the cliff. Personally, I think he bumped his head more than once on the way down. Some of his ridiculous offerings to show that America has gone mad were nothing more than “yellow journalism,” resurrected from the graveyard of 19th and 20th century journalism, a time when journalists sought to out-lie, out-twist, and color facts to suit their own agendas to sell papers. Wait, that sounds almost like the journalism of the 21st century. Alas, I digress, since that would be a topic for a whole other blog post. I will leave you to read the article for yourself, and then you decide.

I replied to Phillip’s post in the comments section, but apparently the censors at The Australian, or perhaps one of Phillip’s assistants, deemed it not suitable for publication. My only choice was to fire it off to Phillip’s personal e-mail address, where I am sure he will read it. We have exchanged opinions for a good number of years now, and, to this date, Phillip has yet to take offense to any rebuttal I have offered, unlike some of the other left-wing writers in various media enterprises. At the end of my e-mail to Phillip, I advised that I would be writing an article using the same title as his presentation that would tell him why America is mad. Some of you have figured it out, but it seems that our friends and enemies alike on the left have not “gotten it yet.”

Is America Mad?

Yes, America is mad. The people of America are mad. American citizens have not lost their minds; they are mad, angry, furious at what is happening to our country. Those of you who are old enough to remember the production called Network will remember the words of Howard Beale, broadcast journalist on UBS, "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Yes, rather than just drinking at the kool-ade pond of the elephants or the donkeys, the citizens who are informed are mad as hell. We have seen this demonstrated across this great nation of ours in the form of Town Hall meetings, Tea Parties, and most recently, the Tea Party in Washington, DC, where some two million (give or take a few thousand) American citizens gathered to announce to Washington and to the world that "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" My daddy would have said, “Enough is enough, and too much is nasty.”

America is mad at the government spending that is driving this country deeper and deeper into debt, so deep that neither our grandchildren nor their children will ever see paid off. America is mad because of $787B stimulus spending and the $410B omnibus spending, that together about equal the $1.2T deficit that was supposedly "inherited.”

Now that the fiscal year has ended, we see that the feds ran a $1.58T deficit for FY 2009, the all-time record and the first deficit over a trillion bucks. This deficit is 3.4 times the $459B deficit of 2008, and 10 times the $160B deficit of 2007, which began when Republicans were still in control of Congress.

The left claims that those on the right are racists and are “mad” at Obama for all the spending, but that is not the truth. The American people are mad at those responsible for the madness and spending, whether it includes the President or not. The target of the anger is Congress. It is Congress that is responsible for budgets and budget deficits. Appropriations and budgets are set by the legislature, not the President. And Congress has been controlled by Democrats for nearly three years now, during which time they have set the two highest deficits in history, this year's record being almost four times the Republican record of 2004.

A survey of the OMB's Historical Tables (page 21) going back to the inception of the income tax in 1913 shows that no matter how we look at it, a Republican Congress does better at balancing the budget than does a Democrat Congress. Republican Congresses have produced the most recent surpluses, the largest surpluses, the most back-to-back surpluses, the most surpluses under a President of either party, etc. This is why the Democrats and their media lapdogs lay the responsibility for budgets and deficits on the President.

According to the OMB's Mid-Session Review (page 26) from August 25, total revenue for FY 2009 was down by $450 billion from FY 2008, yet the deficit was up by more than $1.1 trillion. So the problem is spending, not revenue. And in the middle of this massive shortfall, Congress is trying to saddle America with even more debt, with "initiatives" like healthcare reform, cap-and-trade, and "green" ventures. The latest OMB projections predict huge deficits for the next decade. These projections do not take into account Congress' spending spree in legislation that is still under consideration.

America is mad because of the complete violation of the Constitution by this President. He seized control of two major automobile companies and gave majority ownership to the Unions as payback for votes, with complete disregard to the objections of stockholders and to the giving of a major portion of ownership to Fiat for ZERO dollars while the stockholders in that company were disenfranchised. He placed politically appointed individuals in charge of both these companies while discharging CEOs who were the rightfully elected officers of these companies. Only the stockholders through the board of directors have to right to discharge these individuals, not the President of the U.S.

America is mad because of the so-called Healthcare Reform Bill that is being crammed down our throats by the do-nothings in Congress and a President who, by their own admission, have not read the bill and don’t know what is in it because it is too complicated to understand even by lawyers. The question is then: Why is such a travesty being considered? The job of the legislature is to offer checks and balances and not allow a President to run any request roughshod over the American people. America is mad because the legislature is not doing the job it was elected to do. It appears that perhaps those elected representatives received a wake-up call during the August recess, but we will continue to wait and see just how awake they are, or if they will allow the plan to be pushed through even though the majority of the people do not want it, according to the latest Rasmussen poll. (41% of voters nationwide now favor the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s the lowest level of support yet measured. Fifty-six percent (56%) are opposed to the plan.)

Americans are mad because they see this country slowly being handed into control of foreign influence rather than American influence especially in the business and financial markets. According to Rasmussen, fifty-eight percent (58%) say the American economy will benefit more from decisions made by U.S. business leaders to help their own businesses grow than from decisions made by world leaders to help the global economy.

While Obama and the world leaders pushed ahead with plans for greater international coordination of their national economic policies, 60% of Americans think international organizations should have less influence on U.S. economic policy , not more. After all, 75% say what’s good for the world economy is not always good for the U.S. economy America is mad at the constant lies being handed off as truth and/or “good-for-you” by an administration that feels the American public is too stupid to know the truth or to decide what is good for them on their own.

I offered just a small portion of the Barnyard Bovine Excrement that has been handed to the American Public over the last 18 months in this article and this one

America is mad due to constantly being told that more spending and more government in our daily lives is what we need and is, according to the left, subscribed to in the Constitution in the phrase “For the General Welfare.” The way the left wishes to use this phrase is to provide more for the non-productive while taking more from the productive. Those who are informed are “mad as hell and not going to take it anymore,” for certainly this was not the intent of the Founding Fathers and writers of the Constitution.

So, in answer to Phillip Adams’ article in The Australia, yes, America is mad, but not in the way you use the word “mad.” America is mad that so many of its fellow citizens are too blind to see in Obama what Roman philosopher and statesman <Marcus Tullius Cicero said 2000 years ago when lamenting Julius Caesar's rise to dictator:

" Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions … Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the “new, wonderful good society” which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean “more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious” [emphasis added]. Julius was always an ambitious villain, but he only one man.