From John Ray's shorter notes
August 21, 2015
Will American Fascism ever be defeated?
Here's a statement that few Americans will recognize as true:
"America started out as a Communist society but declined into a Fascist society. And like all Fascist societies it spilt a lot of blood getting power into the hands of its elite"
A bizarre statement? It's certainly unorthodox but very solidly based in history. We all know that the Founding Fathers were devout religious communists with all land owned in common until a third of them died of starvation. Only then did they reinstate private property. Communists don't relinquish control easily.
But what's this decline into Fascism? That is clearly set out in America's most famous document. Most Americans have clearly not read the Declaration of Independence. They know the few grand statements at the beginning of it but that is all. So before I say anything more, I ask readers to read it. It is here.
What's all that stuff in the middle of it about laws? Just some old stuff that is no longer relevant? To the contrary, that is the nitty gritty of the document. What it says is that the colonial legislators were busily making laws to tell their citizens what they must and must not do. And that pesky libertarian King kept over-ruling them! The King stood in the way of the colonial elite having power over the people.
And regulating everything is what Fascists do. Fascists believe in strong central power -- for the "good" of the people, of course. Mussolini prophesied that Fascism would rule the 20th century -- and he was right. All countries are now Fascist. They now all have governments that try to regulate all sorts of minutiae in peoples' lives. They in fact try to regulate more than the 20th century Fascist regimes ever did -- diet, for instance.
And the marginalization and prosecution of dissent is very Fascist. And that is well underway -- with Christians in particular losing their jobs and being fined for articulating and standing by their Biblical beliefs.
And Fascist bloodshed? We have seen that the War of Independence was really a war for the power of the colonial legislators and Abraham Lincoln himself, in his famous letter to Horace Greeley, admitted that he waged his war not for the slaves but only for "the union" -- i.e. control of the whole territory of the USA by the central government.
And Fascist wars? How about Bill Clinton waging war on the Christian Serbs in defence of Muslim Kosovars? And what good did the Iraq intervention do? And don't get me started about FDR and Pearl Harbor. The Afghanistan involvement was a response to attack from there so that war was advisable. But it was still a vast loss of fine American lives for no gain. Just dropping a big one on Kandahar was all that was needed. An indiscriminate attack in response to an indiscriminate attack would simply be to answer the adversary in a language that it would understand.
Libertarians are vocal opponents of government power but are too few to limit it. I am of course one of those
One can only hope that conservative legislators come to realize the company they are in when they support or fail to oppose regulation of various kinds -- and ask themselves what right they have to tell others what to do. They have no right. All they have is might. And Leftists, of course, deny that there is anything such as right and wrong at all. They are nihilists whose only motive is destruction. And laws can be very destructive.
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