Slow and methodical over the last century was the march of socialists / communists / fascists / progressives / collectivists / liberals (they have so many names it is even hard to keep up with that), until Obama’s election when the gears went into overdrive.
...Prior to now it has been incremental, the slippery slope, the inch by inch erosion of unalienable rights. Like a slow developing disease, they have gradually weakened the main body of country, so as now the disease can just finish it off in big bites at a time; socialized health care, energy restrictions, political correctness, executive edicts without the consent of the governed, continual reductions of property rights, illegal immigration - amnesty, etc. The centralized power of the Federal government is in full tilt, while individual rights to pursue life, liberty and happiness are becoming a distant dream.—Cheryl Pass “Classical Progressivism Vs American Exceptionalism”
“Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”—Samuel Adams (1722-1803)
Sometimes I feel just like I’m almost gone
Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone
Sometimes I feel just like I’m almost gone
A long… way…from my home
Richie Havens (1941-2013) “Freedom” (“Motherless Child”)
It is an obvious truism that the larger the government, the smaller the amount of personal freedom. When I recently wrote that I concur with Thoreau’s axiom “That government is best which governs least,” it was simply another way of saying that I value my freedom. That government is best that robs you of the least amount of freedom.
It’s not rocket science folks—the bigger your government, the smaller your freedom. As a government’s bureaucracy grows, so does the amount of concomitant rules and regulations that constrict freedom—as night follows the day.
That is why America’s Founding Framers (who valued freedom) created the US Constitution. It was designed specifically to rein-in and control government, and thereby protect the freedom of “we the people.” The Framers saw the form of government that they invented as being a necessary evil—a compromise between the chaos of anarchy and the oppression of tyranny. Today we find ourselves far, far removed from what they intended for us, and what they intended our government to be. Our government “representatives” (and military brass) consistently ignore their oaths to “protect and defend” the US Constitution, and treat their “solemn” oaths as if they were irrelevant jokes.
The social engineering types that favor big government have zero interest in freedom. They are interested in forcing you to live your life their way, and only their way. If you value your freedom, then you must, as a matter of course, stand in opposition to them.
Those of us who were shocked out of our “boiled frog syndrome” daze by the stunning overreach of the Obama Administration, were often dismayed by how far along “the road to serfdom” we awoke to find ourselves (“When did this happen?”).
If you have done your homework, you know that it didn’t happen overnight. “We the people” find ourselves in our current predicament because we were asleep at the wheel (at least many of us were—all too many still are). Also, of course, the longtime tireless efforts of the enemies of freedom must be taken into account.
This article is not so much concerned with the chains that have been oh so cleverly, slowly, and gently laid on “we the people” over the last century or so. It is mainly about one particular link in those chains.
I am speaking of “liberating tolerance” (also called “partisan tolerance”). “Liberating tolerance” is a term coined by Frankfurt School Marxist extraordinaire, Herbert Marcuse.
He meant for it to be used as an antidote to tolerance. That is, as an anti-tolerance stratagem hidden in plain sight under an innocuous (even uplifting) sounding name. It was designed to replace classical (i.e. “repressive”) tolerance.
“Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from the Left.” Herbert Marcuse [emphasis mine]
“Liberating tolerance” is actually the height (or depth) of hypocrisy and intolerance—and it is increasingly being used to silence dissent and steal our freedoms.
I keep saying it, This is a Newly Forming Marxist Country.
if you read anything by cloward and piven, or saul alinsky....Obama is following their doctrine to the exact item by item...its like Obama is just following their lists of how to bring down a democracy....its almost scary to read these two.
We The People can change OUR COUNTRY back to what she was before Obama - - - -
Yes with ties to collective bargaining only for government agents and officials. All others are not entitled. The citizenry will be allowed to live in citizen zones only. One Nation under Fraud with Lies and, spying for all.
Diversity is a dangerous metaphor for division, confusion and
mediocrity. College students fall prey to what G.K. Chesterton said about people, “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing, -- they believe in anything.”
It is the failure of the American Character to retain its Christian belief that we are created by God in His image. As Francis Schaeffer has written, all of these forms of cultural dissolution have “come about due to a shift in worldview...a worldview based on the idea that the final reality is impersonal matter or energy shaped into its current form by impersonal chance.”
I Agree 100% with Your Post, you just left out ONE VITAL thing in their OATHS that take and that is to Perserve, Not To Change . I think todays Electied Temp. Servants Mouth the words But have no under standing of the meaning . they say them just to get through a cermoney . we need to creat a law with sever punshiments for disobaying their Oath Mabey that will Give the words Meaning.
Not much has changed yet.
But we Do have a Knight... And we are seeing just whom the the swamp consists of :)
Oh, was just bored, so I snooped around and checked out the blogs.
Just to see who I could wake up !!
I see. Too bad most from the 'old' days are gone :/
No, they are still here, some past away, I read a lot of different blogs, and some was well....not that good.
But anyway, take care, LOL Tif