The other day I was thinking how alarming it is that so many Americans today are embracing socialism and even communism. As a result, more and more of our precious freedoms are being eroded by unprecedented government overreach and repression.
From vaccine and face mask mandates to the Marxist indoctrination of our children in public schools; from President Biden’s idiotic invitation for the world to stampede across our open borders to irresponsible and unprecedented spending of trillions of dollars we don’t have; to plans to give the IRS unparalleled access to our previously private banking information to the steady erosion of our First and Second Amendment rights.
This is what we are seeing under America’s first blatantly socialist government.
How can this be happening? Are Americans suddenly a nation of obedient and vulnerable sheep? How long will we allow ourselves to be herded hither and thither by Washington’s authoritarian sheepdogs?
And what of our rights that are guaranteed by America’s Constitution? Why are we allowing those rights to be devoured by packs of tyrannical wolves in Washington and elsewhere?
One of Ronald Reagan’s most prescient comments about this country came in a speech he made way back in 1961.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” he said. “We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it, and then hand it to them with the well-fought lessons of how they in their lifetime must do the same. And if you and I don’t do this, then you and I may well spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it once was like in America when men were free.”
It boggles the mind that so many of my fellow Americans don’t understand just how fragile the freedoms are that too many of us take for granted.
In his book, American Marxism, Mark Levin writes: “We have allowed the American Marxists to define who we are as a people. They defame us, slander our ancestors and history, and trash our founding documents and principles. They are mostly reprobates who hate the country in which they live, and have contributed nothing to its betterment.”
Levin continues: “The time has come to reclaim what is ours—the American Republic—from those who seek to destroy it. If we expect others to rescue our nation for us, as we go about our daily lives as mere observers to what is transpiring, or close our eyes and ears to current events, we will lose this struggle. And yes, it is a struggle.”
Levin couldn’t be more accurate in his appraisal. Too many of us have grown complacent or oblivious to what is happening in America.
More than two million illegal migrants are expected to overrun our nation in 2021 while Emperor Biden fiddles in the White House. If that continues year after year, that means we will be inundated with the illegitimate equivalent of a major American city every year. Meanwhile, the Democrats who rule Congress and the White House don’t care because they know those illegal aliens they are welcoming will someday be Democrat voters—either legal or illegal. For most Democrats in Congress, it’s all about the party, not the country. For Democrats in power, it’s all about maintaining their control at all costs–even at the expense of our Republic.
If the progressive wing of the Democratic Party has its way, this aberration will continue until we have a one-party socialist/communist government.
Unless Democrats are pushed out of power in 2022, the socialist wing of the party (AOC and the other “useful idiots” of her “squad”) will continue to inflict their Marxist agendas on us—things like anti-white and racist Critical Race Theory; Maoist-inspired “thought crimes” punishable by being summarily “canceled;” Marxist pseudo economics and rampant inflation; a “woke” and feeble military led by socialist generals; a duplicitous strategy to federalize and micromanage the election process currently administered by the states; and a scheme to surrender some of our hard-earned freedoms in the Bill of Rights to a corrupt, anti-American United Nations.
Meanwhile, crime in our nation continues to accelerate because of an irrational, socialist-inspired “defund the police” movement that debases the men and women who are paid to protect us from the now emboldened predators who prey on society.
Videos of young people, primarily African American males, assaulting Asian Americans, stealing luxury merchandise from stores in Chicago, San Francisco, and other cities, and clearing out shelves in stores such as Apple, Target, and Walgreens with impunity, are disgusting and are more applicable to a third-world backwater than to the most powerful nation in the world.
Why do we allow this to happen? Why do we tolerate such lawlessness? Is it because Marxist groups like Black Lives Matter, ANTIFA, and AOC’s racist and anti-Semitic “squad” support and encourage such nihilist behavior as part of their effort to obliterate our nation?
Police appear paralyzed as these swaggering sociopaths and thieves are encouraged by our indifference and inaction.
On top of all of this are Marxist tactics and strategies designed to divide our nation racially, ethnically, socially, religiously, and politically. Groundless charges of “white supremacy,” “white fragility,” and “white privilege” are designed to convince us that we have somehow returned to 19th century America when some four million black men, women, and children were plantation slaves and a few thousand whites were their masters.
The facts tell a much different story. It’s a story of progress and equality, says the U.S. Congressional Joint Economic Committee in a 2020 report entitled: “The Economic State of Black America.”
“Over the past half-century, Black Americans have made substantial social and economic progress, gaining political rights that long had been denied to them, entering professions from which they had been blocked and largely overcoming centuries of overt racism and oppression,” the report by one of four standing joint committees of Congress, said.
“While there were only five Black Members of Congress when the Civil Rights Act became law in 1964, there currently are 56 Black Members of Congress, including 12% of the House of Representatives. Black activists, scholars, and social commentators have raised awareness about the importance of diversity and shaped the national conversation around race and inequality.
“There has been a proliferation of Black writers, screenwriters, artists, poets, athletes, and musicians who have become superstars in their respective fields. And the 21st century saw the election of the first Black American, Barack Obama, as president of the United States.”
Yet, the racist and Marxist rhetoric from the left continues to push the false narrative that America’s black population has made no progress since the end of the Civil War in 1865.
Hence, the racist rants directed at whites by BLM, Antifa, and other racist/Marxist organizations.
In schools that teach racist Critical Race Theory, white children as young as five and six years old are portrayed as “oppressors,” while minority children are told they are the “victims” of that oppression. Instead of teaching children to respect one another and get along, Critical Race Theory agitators and Marxists posing as teachers are driving wedges between impressionable children and thereby creating an atmosphere of hatred and distrust.
I find all of this appalling. But most of all, I see grave danger in it. Once the socialists and Marxists have segregated us into manageable tribes based on race, religion, ethnicity, social and economic status, they will have achieved their “divide and conquer” goal.
While that has not yet happened, this is nevertheless, NOT the country in which I was born and reared. This is an aberration, a grotesque deformity of the nation I proudly served in the U.S. Army. When I was in the Army, I was trained to battle and conquer communists and their socialist cousins.
Countries such as Communist China, North Korea, Cuba, the old Soviet Union, and the Warsaw Pact nations were our political and military enemies, and they were single-minded in their goal to destroy us.
Times have changed. Today, those enemies are not just “over there.” They are here, inside our Republic, working to destroy us from within. They are in Congress, they are in charge of our boards of education, they are in our bureaucracies, in our military, our Big Tech companies, and in our corporations. They will not stop until they rip apart our Constitution, destroy our cherished, if neglected freedoms, and create a one-party oligarchy.
Look at how powerful Big Tech companies are censoring free and open speech that was once considered an inalienable right. Today speaking out against socialism, government overreach, and those in power will get you censored, banned from social media platforms, and, even worse, “canceled.”
That is the country the deceitful and treacherous Marxists and socialists in Washington want and as long as most Americans behave like flocks of submissive sheep, they will achieve their objectives.
God help us all if they do.