“We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.” —Barack Hussein Obama
“I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.” —Barack Hussein Obama
“[W]e will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities.” —Barack Hussein Obama
Fascism Means Submission
Under Adolf Hitler, the National Socialist German Workers’ Party took power in Germany. The Nazis did socialism differently from the Russian Communists. Hitler once said, “I absolutely insist on protecting private property . . . we must encourage private initiative.” But on another occasion he qualified this statement, saying the government had the right to regulate the use of private property for the benefit of the nation. (Read more about Hitler’s economic views here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Nazi_Germany.) Under Fascist rule, the government wrote the rules for how property could be utilized and how businesses could be run. All of the rules took freedom away from private citizens and business owners, but submission to the state was a virtue, according to Hitler and his advisors. The collective was what counted, and if you stood up for some individual right or other, then you were considered dangerously selfish and unpatriotic.
Those who stood up for individual, or minority, rights called into question the Nazi ideology of submission to the state. So, the Nazis eliminated one minority group after the other: Jews, Homosexuals, Slavs, Gypsies, and others. Dissident notions could not be tolerated, if they ran counter to official propaganda. All media were oriented towards propagandistic purposes. Children were encouraged to report to the government anything happening at home that ran counter to official dogma, and many tattled on their own parents.
Needless to say, there was no free speech in Nazi Germany. Only “politically correct” leftwing speech was tolerated. (Socialist ideologies of statist collectivism and command economy are leftwing, whether they be labeled Fascist, Communist, or Progressive. Fascism has often been incorrectly labeled as a rightwing phenomenon; but it was Hitler’s antipathy towards Stalinism that earned Nazi Fascism the reputation of being an opposite form, rather than a rival form, of socialism.)
Enter the Obama Regime
The Obama regulatory apparatus, by increasing costs on businesses, makes it hard for many businesses to keep going, resulting in fewer businesses to regulate. This makes state control of industry easier. It is simpler to orchestrate a Fascist-style economy, when there are more command-and-control rules and fewer businesses to regulate. Large corporations can afford the legal teams needed for compliance, while smaller businesses struggle and often fail in this environment. Obama’s model of socialism is a strategy of creeping Fascism with a command economy as its end-game.
Sins of Omission
The other thing Obama has done is to hire relatives of the mainstream news agencies (http://news.muckety.com/2013/06/04/family-ties-between-network-news-obama-white-house/42941 and http://www.examiner.com/article/siblings-of-top-cbs-abc-and-cnn-executives-helping-obama-on-benghazi) in order to assure press loyalty, making the mainstream media functionaries of the government that omit important news stories that might harm Obama’s public image, at the behest of the White House. But while ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN are beholden to Obama, the New Press is not. Fox News is among these, as are Breitbart, CNSnews, DrudgeReport, EagleRising, HumanEvents, and Townhall. Find links to mainstream media and New Press at www.FreeRepublic.com.
The conversion of the mainstream media from mere liberal bias to full-blown propaganda ministry explains why so many stories important to American freedom go ignored nowadays: for example, the unanimous support of Senate Democrats for a repeal of free speech rights, by putting government in charge of regulating speech. (See the EagleRising article here: http://eaglerising.com/9516/will-obama-democrats-repeal-first-amendment/.)
Harming the Law-Abiding
The politically-correct movement to repeal many of our civil rights flies under the mainstream-media radar, since Obama’s agenda must be respected, and the president takes great pains to vilify conservatives and Fox News viewers, going so far as to target conservative groups, using the IRS as a political weapon and making statements disparaging Fox News viewers.
Another thing Obama has done is to target your Second Amendment right to defend yourself against criminals. Obama has done nothing to oppose the criminals themselves. He has focused his efforts, instead, on disarming the victims. Perhaps it would be more effective if sentences for illegal use of a firearm were increased. Also, decreasing the number of gun-free zones (by hiring more armed security for schools, churches, and shopping malls, as well as allowing military personnel to carry guns on military bases) would make working conditions for criminals harder.
We must recall that the Aurora, Colorado, “Batman shooter” chose the one theater in ten within 20 minutes of his home that had banned concealed handguns, because disarmament of law-abiding citizens always leaves them unable to return fire.
Obama knows that, once the government has disarmed the victims, the public becomes dependent upon a police state for protection. But the truth is that, in 96% of 9-1-1 calls, the police arrive after the victims are already dead. A political regime can make matters worse for conservative neighborhoods by decreasing patrols to conservative areas, based on voting trends. Every tyrannical state has disarmed its citizenry before instituting all-out despotism. (Here is a list of some of the worst victim-disarmers of all time: http://popten.net/2010/05/top-ten-most-evil-dictators-of-all-time-in-order-of-kill-count/.)
Your Children Are Not Your Children
The Obama regime has encouraged municipalities to institute Nazi-style inform-on-your-parents policies. Indeed, San Francisco has taken the lead by airing a public service announcement encouraging young children to find and bring their parents’ guns to school. It would seem that Obama-style Fascism is seeking to drive a statist wedge between children and their parents at the possible cost of a human life! A student could easily have discharged a weapon—at home, on the way to school, or in a classroom! It is alarming how the Left consistently puts ideology ahead of human life.
Obama’s Exploitation of the Gay Community
Obama is also angling, these days, to demonize religious non-Muslims. Many forget Obama was against gay marriage before he was for it. But his opinion “evolved” when he saw an opportunity to use gay marriage as a wedge issue to divide non-Muslim people of faith and, eventually, to deny conservative churches and synagogues tax-free status.
The freedom of gays to marry should not mean that anti-gay-marriage advocates lose their religious freedom. There is room in America for disagreement. Not long ago, most Americans believed in freedom for all: “I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it!”
But obviously, a president who wishes to repeal free speech and exercise control of the media does not endorse diversity of opinion in politics or religion. At the same time Obama has used the gay community to divide Americans along religious lines, he has also promoted the Islamization of America—an anti-woman, anti-gay movement that is not being reported as such in the Obama-controlled press.
The Islamization of America
It is a fact that, while non-Muslim military chaplains are being court-martialed for sharing their religious. Muslim chaplains are permitted to promote Islam, even to the point of forcing US soldiers who are stationed in Muslim countries to honor Ramadan, in violation of their own religions.
Islam is now being taught in our nation’s schools, and Judaism and Christianity do not receive equal time (http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2014/11/pamela-geller-wnd-column-allah-in-u-s-public-school-classrooms-2929686.html and http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/04/29/the-islamization-of-american-public-schools/). Also, even though Christian businesses have been shut down by the government for not serving gay weddings, Muslim businesses have been given immunity when they opt out of gay marriage ceremonies. And Islam, it must be remembered, enslaves women and even removes their clitorises, as well as executing all known gays, in many Muslim countries. When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Columbia University and claimed there were no gays in Iran, it was truer than the ignorantly laughing students knew. And why is that? It is because Iran makes it truer than should be the case, by hanging gay people from construction cranes for all to see. (Christians objecting to gay marriage do not endanger the physical well-being of gays, but doctrinaire followers of Muhammad do. Most gays, however, seem ignorant of this fact, and choose to support Obama’s pro-Islamic positions, due to the lack of reporting about Muslim persecution against gays.)
Islamo-Fascism and the Destruction of American Freedom
Islam is so analogous to Fascism and Hitler’s own worldview that Hitler himself funded the fledgling Muslim Brotherhood early on, even going to far as to employ many of its members as soldiers and spies in the Nazi cause. Obama’s support for the Islamization of America helps to promote his Muslim worldview, which he developed by attending Indonesian Muslim madrassas as a child. And this worldview is the reason for Obama’s Fascism, which he displays to the world through the lens of Progressivism. After all, Islam means submission, and it is Obama’s ideology of submission that informs his willingness to crush American freedom, as well as to give America’s Muslim enemies nuclear weapons by instituting a Middle-Eastern arms race via an ill-advised nuclear deal with Iran.
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