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Totalitarian Subversion - Can we Awaken from the Nightmare?
Loyal to Liberty ^ | 5-18-2013 | Loyal to Liberty (Alan Keyes) - Commentary

Posted on 05/18/2013 6:39:09 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Totalitarian Subversion- Can we Awaken from the Nightmare?


Whatever Obama, Hilary Clinton, Susan Rice and other Obama faction officials were seeking to achieve with their lies about the terrorist murders of U.S. officials in Benghazi; whatever the full extent of the ideologically motivated political abuses at the IRS, one thing is clear. Except for mindless apparatchiks, thoughtlessly loyal to the Obama cult, (like Chris Matthews and Al Sharpton, for example) no sane person can now consider it crazy or irrational to distrust the words and actions of those presently controlling the U.S. government. These scandals show the self-serving ‘chutzpah’ of Obama’s snide dismissal of people who “warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems….They’ll warn that tyranny [is] always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices.”

In one respect, Obama’s words ring true. Tyranny isn’t just around the corner. It is already upon us. Its forces are not yet confident enough to employ the ‘Gestapo’ tactics routinely associated with socialist dictatorship. But they have obviously been using their control of the Federal bureaucracy to repress and intimidate individuals and grassroots organizations, preoccupying their time and depleting their resources. Should we be encouraged by the fact that these abuses are now being openly discussed and decried? Only if the stir actually leads to actions that effectively curtail them, while establishing am oversight mechanism that assures continually formal and public scrutiny, to make sure that they cannot be repeated without an immediate outcry.

But what if no such action is taken? Inaction is likely, given the collaborative mindset of the GOP leaders in the U.S. House, and the Obama faction’s solid majority in the U.S. Senate. If it happens these abuses will recur in a more virulent form. And they will spread, like an infection treated with an inadequate course of antibiotics. People will realize that the abuses are still in train, and that their elected officials have done nothing to reduce each individual’s vulnerability. Increasingly tinged with fear, the angry public reaction against the abuses will wane. Spreading from one individual to another, as episodes of abuse proliferate, this individual fear will gradually intensify until it dominates the public mind. This is the way tyranny subverts peace of mind.

Is this part of the reason the Obama faction volunteered these revelations? Is it part of the reason elements of the elitist faction are so willing to air this dirty laundry? If no effective controls are put in place, the result could generate a corrosive atmosphere of fearful expectation, that predisposes people to forestall abuse by submitting to those responsible for it. Was it from wise precaution against this corrosion of the spirit of liberty that, unlike Barack Obama, America’s founders saw it as ”…proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties”; and went on to praise the “free men of America” who “did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise…They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle.” (James Madison, Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments)

Barack Obama is a man whose ruthless ideological consistency leads him to disdain the natural rightness of human life, in its most affecting and helpless form. For example, his advocacy of unconstrained access to abortion is so extreme that he countenanced infanticide in order to assure it. He understood and frankly accepted that this ruthless position was a necessary consequence of the logic that justifies so-called “abortion rights”. The heartily soul destroying effect of his logical extremism was recently revealed at trial, in the jocular morbidity of Kermit Gosnell, who now stands convicted of such murders.

Given his calculated fanaticism, Obama is just the type to deploy the heartless bureaucratic, police and military forces of government against citizens whose only crime is to exercise the rights that are their birthright, under God and the Constitution. Today public attention focuses on the IRS, abused to attack the resources and curtail the political activity of those who oppose the design for despotism. Soon and very soon it will be the IRS and the police, abused to attack free speech and the free exercise of religion. Then it will be Homeland security and local police forces, under the guise of anti-terrorist martial law, abused to arrest and detain evangelical Christians, Catholics, homeschoolers, and those who exercise their 2nd Amendment rights. Then it will be OBama’s fondly imagined domestic army, as large and well-funded as the military, moving against States whose officials who refuse to acquiesce in the unconstitutional abridgment of the residual sovereign rights guaranteed to the States, respectively, and to the people, by the U.S. Constitution’s 10th Amendment.

Please don’t make the mistake of believing that this design for despotism is exclusively the sinister ambition of Democrats like Obama. For years I tried to warn people in the GOP about Obama’s commitment to totalitarian communist approaches to politics and economics. For years I tried to help them recognize his rejection of the principles whereby the requirements of God-endowed right limit the just powers of government. For years I inveighed against his pro-abortion extremism; his disdain for the God-endowed rights of the natural family; his hostility to America’s international and national security requirements.

I gradually came to realize that the leadership of the Republican Party is incapable of responding effectively to Obama’s treacherous betrayal of constitutional self-government, or even admitting it. Why? Because that leadership is itself in the grip of forces that differ from Obama only in the more openly self-serving style of their betrayal. They purport to represent and speak for the large plurality of Americans loyal to the Constitution. They pretend to respect the ideas of God-endowed unalienable rights and limited government from which the Constitution derives. But they have in fact abandoned every goal of political life except the successful pursuit of governmental power, and the self-aggrandizing abuses it makes possible.

In the WND article published on Friday I argued that, because the IRS “overturns the priority of natural right over humanly instituted authority”, it is a design woven into the fabric of tyranny. In similar fashion, because it has substituted power for justice as the end of civil society, the elitist faction’s sham two-party system is also a design woven into the fabric of tyranny. When America’s founders framed our form of government, they did so with justice in view (see Federalist #51). Institutions like the IRS and the elitist faction’s sham two-party system are like viruses. Though written in the language the founders used, they have been introduced into the program of American government in order to rewrite its code for a different purpose. They exist, as it were, to reweave the whole cloth of American life. They are part of a phalanx of similarly viral mechanisms, including now the public schools, and much of the news and entertainment media, that have been transformed from factors of liberty into engines of elitist totalitarian indoctrination and control.

This is, in the tactical sense, the realization of the Antonio Gramsci’s comprehensive vision of totalitarian, socialist, political subversion. We can awaken from it, as from a stifling nightmare, but only if we are willing to exert our minds to see all its fabrications for what they are. Only then will we cease to be manipulated and subdued by the delusory hopes and fears they represent.

TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: liberty; nightmare

1 posted on 05/18/2013 6:39:09 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

No. The Left has proven itself unwilling to engage in honest debate.

They claim that they totally believe Bill Clinton did not have sex with Monica until he confessed it to them in a televised apology.

They claim that they were totally unaware of any horrors behind the Iron Curtain in Stalin’s Soviet Union (good ol’ Uncle Joe) until 40 years later.

They claim all sorts of things. Doesn’t mean that they actually BELIEVE what they spout.

They held their tongues on criticism of the Clintons throughout 2 terms AND GW Bush’s 2 terms UNTIL Ms. Clinton posed an electoral threat to the golden child Barack Obama’s candidacy.

Fake but accurate didn’t sink their support for Dan Ratherbiased or SeeBS News.

They are willfully ignorant and even in the wake of 9-11-2001, they were quick to blame Bush “McVeigh types hijacked the planes” (Michael Moore trotted out this one), “Bush knew” (Hillary Clinton proclaimed this from the floor of the Senate in February 2002), “A missile hit the Pentagon”... and on and on.

The sheep refuse to wake up. It is their religion. To admit that they’ve been living a Socialist lie for 2 generations would crush their egos. They are unwilling to go to recovery.

Note, this isn’t EVERYONE’s response. There are 9-12-2001 conservatives (like Dennis Miller) and former Reds who DID cross over (David Horowitz, Orson Bean).

But I don’t know what it would take for much of the Left (or even the low information voters) to “hit bottom”.

The press certainly hasn’t hit bottom yet.

2 posted on 05/18/2013 6:50:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: smoothsailing
Can we Awaken from the Nightmare?

Ya'll ain't seen nuthin' yet.

Hold on, it's gonna be a wild ride.

3 posted on 05/18/2013 6:54:51 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: smoothsailing

The reason why they hate Christianity is because they’re jealous of its power; they want to have the space in the human soul that Christianity has occupied and they now have,
let’s say, about fourty-seven percent of those souls.


4 posted on 05/18/2013 6:55:52 PM PDT by ripley
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To: smoothsailing
Sadly, few will hear or read Keyed words that are not merely prophetic but chillingly a repeat of past Republics falling victim to those who chose a totalitarian form of government.
5 posted on 05/18/2013 7:00:04 PM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: a fool in paradise

As a conservative, I still want to believe in the power of debate, the power of the voting booth. But debate is not possible and the voting booth is corrupt.

So I wait.

6 posted on 05/18/2013 7:03:42 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: smoothsailing

There is much unpleasantness that lies ahead, no matter what anyone does or does not do.

7 posted on 05/18/2013 7:05:40 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: smoothsailing

Its becoming an asymmetrical strategy, we can prevail if patient but yet continuously swarm the more powerful opposition, history has shown a consistent winning strategy against a superior force by using asymmetrical warfare.

8 posted on 05/18/2013 7:16:12 PM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors. Asymmetrical Warfare.)
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To: smoothsailing

This administration is definitely walking on the fighting side of a lot Americans. I’ll do what I need to do to hold on to Americana. I owe it to my grand kids.

9 posted on 05/18/2013 7:23:35 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: smoothsailing

Alan Keyes, ladies and gentlemen-—he works WITHOUT a teleprompter and I’ll never know why this man didn’t have “standing” in ANY ineligibility case agaisnt Benghzi Hussein Obama.

I applaud him.

10 posted on 05/18/2013 7:41:32 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Spartan302
"history has shown a consistent winning strategy against a superior force by using asymmetrical warfare."

Wrong. First of all, the CommieLibs aren't a "superior force". They're just louder, because the media have scared us into silence, as they always do. The answer is to get loud, get visible, and take the fight to the scumbags.

The Tea Party became the force to be reckoned with that it was in 2010 by getting out into the streets, the parks, on the steps of capitol buildings, and being seen...and heard. It was loud and proud, and scared the living sh*t out of the CommieLibs. It was only when the slanderous lies about the Tea Party began appearing in the papers and the evening news, accusing us of being violent, redneck racists, that the TP got scared and went "behind the scenes", and became marginalized.

We're not going to win our Republic back by being meek and quiet, working "behind the scenes", and engaging in "asymmetrical warfare". We have to get loud, get in their faces, and let the American Sheeple who are too afraid to speak out know that we, and they, are still the majority. We have to get on TV, on the radio, and on the front pages of local newspapers. Yeah, the media will call us racist, violent, kooks...but the truth will bear out. We need to expect the media to lie about us, but trust the American Sheeple will be smart enough to recognize those lies. No one believes the lamestream media, anyway.

No, what needs to happen is a full-scale frontal assault on the CommieLib, pro-homo, anti-American agenda, in the headlines and lead stories. As Beck says, WE surround THEM. It's time we let them know that again.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

11 posted on 05/18/2013 7:48:45 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test
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To: smoothsailing

Getting rid of ostoner would only be a start. The country has structural problems but ostoner is the tyrannical SOB making them worse.

12 posted on 05/18/2013 8:28:40 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: smoothsailing; All
OUTSTANDING article by Alan Keyes! One of his best. Thanks for posting.

Tyranny isn’t just around the corner. It is already upon us.

Totalitarian Subversion - Can we Awaken from the Nightmare?

To borrow a phrase from POSOTUS..."Yes, we can!"

It's easy. DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and domestic. DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic.

from Bastiat...

Socialism Is Legal Plunder. Got it? REPEAT, Socialism Is Legal Plunder.

How to Identify Legal Plunder

But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.

Then abolish this law without delay, for it is not only an evil itself, but also it is a fertile source for further evils because it invites reprisals. If such a law — which may be an isolated case — is not abolished immediately, it will spread, multiply, and develop into a system.

Legal Plunder Has Many Names

Above all, if you wish to be strong, begin by rooting out every particle of socialism that may have crept into your legislation. This will be no light task.

It's easy to...

live - free - republic

OUTSTANDING article by Alan Keyes! One of his best. Thanks for posting.

13 posted on 05/18/2013 9:24:46 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: PGalt
It is powerful, Dr. Keyes is an American treasure.

I knew that he was the founder of the Renew America website but was totally unaware of this new creation, Loyal to Liberty. I was pleasantly surprised and intend to check the site often.

14 posted on 05/19/2013 7:18:16 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

15 posted on 05/19/2013 7:20:51 AM PDT by Travis McGee (
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