“America will never succumb to tyranny and servitude.” I declared that over twenty years ago and am now wondering if I will be forced to eat my words and recant. I truly believed that the independence and determination of the American spirit that was present in 1776 and in the world conflicts we have faced, as well as after 9/11 would prevail and we would resist internal and external tyranny to the death. Was I wrong?
It is reported that Nikita Khrushchev said, “We will take America without ever firing a shot. We do not have to invade the U.S. We will destroy you from within…” That reportedly was declared in 1956. I heard it in the late ’50s and into the ’60s and it was asserted to be true by some who should know, at the time. Some have suggested it is a myth and he never said it but might have said things that have been misconstrued. However, I am convinced it has been a real objective by the members of the Fabian Socialists and the old USSR as well as other empires that desire our demise.
Khrushchev reportedly said, “We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism until they awaken one day to find that they have communism.” If he did or did not, the idea is valid and is in play in today’s America. We have been fed a steady diet of tidbits of Socialism over the past 50 years or more and it has begun to bear fruit. The past two presidential primaries should reveal that clearly. Bernie Sanders, an avowed Socialist, has a very broad appeal as millions want his brand of ‘freebies’ most without realizing the inherent dangers and the abject loss of liberty and freedom accompanying that pathway.
If one could cripple or take over the media, they could effectively propagandize the information and shape opinion favorable toward Socialism. That method is not new but is readily apparent in today’s media in America. Six companies own 90% of the American media. If the powers desiring globalism, communism, socialism, and totalitarianism could control those outlets they could, over time, destroy us. Guess what, They Do!
If the news presented is consistently filled with falsehoods, slanted to present certain people and events negatively and others positively, the dripping on the rock eventually bores a hole and succeeds. Joseph Goebbels’ declaration is fully evident in today’s media. He said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic, and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
The plunge into Socialism, Communism, Tyranny, and Dictatorship could never happen overnight in America. The constant drip of droplets of water on the rock of our freedom has eroded much of the understanding of the inherent dangers of those systems. Many of our college-educated today were taught that all corporations and capitalism are evil, and they impose immoral misery on the working class. They were taught that America was built using evil means and by evil men. The theory of equality and equal sharing appeals until one realizes that some share but contribute nothing and others are forced to produce to provide for those who contribute nothing.
I watched a demonstration of this reality in a History Class in College. The professor was had immigrated from a communist country, earned his American citizenship as well as his doctorate in history. Some in the class, back in the mid-70s, thought Socialism was superior and fairer than Capitalism and Republicanism. The professor allowed the debate for several weeks and informed the class we would grade using the Socialist system. Everyone would share and share-alike.
Those in favor of Socialism applauded and insisted that as a result, everyone would finally see the superiority of it over Capitalism. He gave a mid-term exam and after grading the papers using the old style, he passed out the results. The grades ranged from A to F as would be expected. Then, he said, “Disregard those grades we will take the average of all grades and everyone will get the same grade.” Those of us who received higher grades protested and those failing thought it was a great idea. Everybody received a C for that test.
The next test came in a few weeks and he did the same thing, with the same response. Some of those who had been advocating Socialism were also good students and wanted their superior grades. They were appalled that a growing number of the class had stopped participating or studying and failed the test expecting to receive the benefit of those who put in the effort. It was an awakening many of them never expected and when the light came on for those who cared, the protest reached crescendo loud enough the professor reverted to the old system of getting the grade you earned for the final and that was our grade for the course.
Socialism has been infused into the American economy for decades and the rise in ability and willingness of politicians to ‘buy votes’ through ‘handouts’ has increased. The manipulation by the media of the information presented, the demand for political correctness is producing deadly fruit. We have a snowflake generation that demands safe spaces, expects to be shielded from any views contradictory to what they have been told via their indoctrination. The intolerance of those demanding tolerance has brought us to the brink of destruction and war.
Over the past three years, we have witnessed the next step in the manipulation of information. We have witnessed the falsification of events and the presentation of a faux truth and reality by the Left. I think Joe Biden’s Des Moines fairground campaign statement is telling. He said, “we choose truth over facts.” Truth is truth everywhere and every time. Facts are stubborn things and validate truth. If you pursue, Your Truth but not The Truth you will succumb to error. The Bible says, “You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you Free.” (John 8:32)
America, the Ruling Class of Political Rulers do not have our best interest at heart. They have their own interest, pursue their own truth, and seek to solidify their position and power. We are tools to enable them to achieve their objective. If we suffer, that is inconsequential. If they can make us dependent on them for our sustenance, they know many will become docile followers of the government edict. Some believe that the dictator is benevolent and cares. They have believed a lie and it is damning and damaging. The result will be servitude to tyranny.
God help us to wake up and shake off the shackles they seek to impose on us. Give us liberty or you will give us death, if not literal, economically, and socially. I say NO to the Liberal Leftist Socialist Marxists and YES to America and Freedom!
God bless you and God bless America!