By: James Maropoulakis Denney.* I have always believed it to be crucial to understand the current political/social trends and movements that shape our world, and how they affect our freedom and way of life. More importantly, it is crucial to see these movements and trends in their true light, so as to better react and defeat them.
Know your enemy, and know the truth. In these times of electronic devices, video games, Netflix, tweets and texts, I suggest that we lift ourselves out of the digital stupor and gain the knowledge needed to save our constitutional republic, which is the one and the only barrier to the fascism and terror which threatens us from within and without.
As Alexander Solzhenitsyn, once a prisoner of Marxist fascism in the U.S.S.R. later remarked:
“After the suffering of decades of violence and oppression, the human soul longs for higher things, warmer and purer than those offered by today’s mass living habits, introduced as by a calling card by the revolting invasion of commercial advertising, by TV stupor and by intolerable music.”
Under a fascistic system and ideology, the government assumes that society as a whole is a scientific organism, predictable, controllable and manageable, upon which one great and scientifically enlightened leader or group of leaders attempt to impose what it deems to be the “will of the people”, which it portrays itself as representing.
It is the antithesis of Western traditional liberalism, and is the absolute enemy of liberty, individualism, self-government, and religion. It is the inevitable spawn of the ideology of Progressivism, i.e. the false belief that science can create a human utopia on Earth, and mold human nature to comply. It relies on coerced collectivism and eventually terror to achieve its goals. It corrodes and eventually destroys civil society, making everything dependent on government organizations and apparatchiks.
Often relying on a manipulated youth movement, ethnic or racial group and/or labor movement to impose their polices and eventually attempt to seize power, fascism sees all facets of society as political, and that therefore any conduct by the state through its enlightened leaders to “improve” society is justified.
In order to gain power and incite the ‘movement’ to action, it many times blames a scapegoat ethnic or political group for society’s ills, such as the Jews, Tea Partiers, etc. All types of tactics are utilized, with no regard to morality or decency. Lies become truths, and truths become lies. Anything goes to achieve the deconstruction of the classical liberal moral order.
Some examples of fascistic movement fronts in America today are Antifa, the Occupy groups, and Black Lives Matter. Tactics and policies of those progressives, primarily in the Democrat Party, reveal the direction of fascism to those wary of such trends. Repressing free speech on college campuses, smearing a Jurist who loves liberty and the constitution, or attacking a U.S. Senator in a restaurant with robotic chants, forcing he and his wife to leave, are just some examples of many.
Under a fascistic government, every aspect and detail of life becomes the state’s responsibility. Fascism tends to become a state religion, that is, the government itself becomes the religion of the state and seeks to eventually replace or incorporate any true religion and belief in God, while downgrading traditional morality. Eventually, if it is permitted to complete its seizure of power, nothing and no one is permitted to present an opposing position; it has then become totalitarian, such as the twin fascisms of Communism in the U.S.S.R. and German Nazism.
The warning signs today are obvious, our citizens should heed them and cling to knowledge, liberty, God and guns, and we can turn the trend around, in spite of what Barrack Obama declared in his campaign regarding “bitter clingers”.
*Adapted from Jonah Goldberg’s definition in his book “Liberal Fascism”