Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Creeping Fascism Is Learning to Walk--Faster

Readers who've been with me for a while know that I've long been warning of the coming of the equivalent of a Fourth Reich--right here in the United States. I've seen no reason to back off from this stance. My awareness of this threat was begun by my having read The Ominous Parallels, by Leonard Piekoff. I highly recommend this book.

The War on Drugs increased government's intrusions into the affairs of Americans, and the piggy-backed War on Terrorism has pretty much eliminated the Bill of Rights as a guarantee of Americans' rights.

These days, only large and loud protests can offer any brakes on government excesses. These protests, the ones large enough to reach the ears of power-mad politicians and bureaucrats, have mostly only happened because of the focusing power of conservative talk radio.

Leftist politicians now speak of using a "Fairness Doctrine" to diffuse talk radio, thus taking yet another big chunk out of the already decimated First Amendment.

My interest today centers 'pon yet another, perhaps more physical threat to the liberty we all see slipping away. According to a Washingtonpost.com story found here, the Pentagon has plans and is beginning to implement a program that will include stationing 20,000 Army Regular troops among us "to bolster domestic security."

Several years ago, I was walking along a downtown Tijuana street looking for a restaurant. I don't know what was going on, and nobody was talking, but there were dozens of Mexican federales (army soldiers) carrying automatic rifles on the street corners. Creeped me out. I grabbed my lady, flagged down a cab and we dined in safe and sane San Diego instead. I've never crossed that border again, and doubt if I ever will.

While the plan is allegedly to have troops available to assist state National Guard units and local police in the event of a "domestic chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive attack, or CBRNE event, as the military calls it," it promises to have many other, more insidious uses.

We've all seen how mission creep works as it applies to government programs, and this plan is a clear small step in a directed creeping mission that will tighten control of the populace with respect to freedom of movement. It is specifically targeted toward keeping people in line as disgust with the excesses of government increases.

Can strategically located checkpoints, manned by heavily armed jack-booted thugs really be very far behind? A program of house-to-house searches for who knows what--but we'll just take these dangerous firearms off your hands before you're harmed by them, would seem a logical subprogram.

One could (I don't) assume that the current crop of power-mad politicos are sincerely concerned for our security and safety, but what about the next administration?

In my opinion, this is serious stuff. Voting with your feet kind of stuff.

Before they cut off the routes of escape.

They've killed Freedom! Those bastards!

Warm regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California

11 comments:

T. F. Stern said...

Mover Mike wrote a similar cautionary article the other day; we have reason to me concerned.

Anonymous said...

Please Wayne the Right is where the danger is from. from (work)Matt

mksviews said...

Over the years, i've seen that conservative governments aren't as bad as leftist ones, but when it comes to power, they're all bastards.

Mission-creep as you say or slow-boil is the easiest way they've found, take away bit by bit and the masses won't cry out so much.

Col. Hogan said...

Thanks for telling me. I read it, and, coupled with the RFID story he wrote today. The jaws of the trap are closing....

steveintx said...

Now I'm no Constitutional scholar but I'm thinkin' that it would be against the law for the Army to be deployed against the US citizens. Even under the guise of "protection" it would be illegal. Wait a minute, they don't care about that do they? When The Exalted Messiah Barack Al Hussieni speaks the lemmings fall all over themselves to suck his ....toe.

Col. Hogan said...

Matt,

Y'know, there's some truth in what you say. 'Twas GWB's job to react to the islamic subhumans' attack 'pon the WTC and the Pentagon. He did it in the way most likely to limit the rights of Americans the most. It's precisely in violation of his Oath of Office.

The worse news? Many Democrats voted along with Republicans to enact the bills that have destroyed the Bill of Rights.

Many high-profile Democrats, led by Nan Pelosi, the San Francisco twit, during their campaigns two years ago, promised to repeal the Patriot Act and seek impeachment of the President.

As I show in the "America in Chains" message in the right column of my blog, it's been well over two years since these promises were made, and no Democrat has lifted a finger to act 'pon them.

Now, Democrats will have a nearly bullet-proof majority in Congress. In addition, B Hussein has promised, among many other things, to repeal many of GWB's executive orders.

When those tasks are completed, and the roadblocks that keep you and me from carrying our sidearms openly in the street, and in the airport, I'll join the Democrat Party.

Col. Hogan said...

MK,

I agree. Even if we could say that GWB and B Hussein are the sweetest, most Constitution-abiding officials on earth, they've set things up for a new holocaust when the next President is elected, or the next.

steveintx said...

Now I'm no Constitutional scholar but I'm thinkin' that it would be against the law for the Army to be deployed against the US citizens. Even under the guise of "protecting" the people It would seem to be illegal. Oh wait, they don't care about that do they?

I heard this same song & dance back during the campaign only it was 250k. "A civilian force as well funded and equipped as our armed forces" To quote Barack Al Hussieni. I wondered why there was no outcry at the time about it.

I really think they are smarter than this. I think it would lead to armed conflict. Maybe not in our lifetime but in our sons? grandsons?

I posted a similar note earlier but it didn't work

the Wine Commonsewer said...

This is a threadjack but I don't think you went back to TWC to see the answer to your question.

Your question was:

Whatever happened to the pretty girls with the cute little feet, dancing about in a half-barrel of grapes?

That would be located right here.

And you are correct, there is no Santa.

Not work safe or kid safe.

Col. Hogan said...

TWC,

Actually, 'twas Brande Roderick I was thinking of when I wrote that little sentiment.

Col. Hogan said...

Steve,

As you see, they both got through, but there was a delay caused by my comment monitoring.

Actually that is against the law: the Posse Comitatus Act (passed in 1878 in response to the atrocities committed by the US Army in the wake of the War Between the States).

It prohibits the uniformed military from acting in a law enforcement capacity wihin the country--except the Coast Guard.

See:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_Act

Law enforcement is traditionally a local and state prerogative, until the feds started piling up federal police agencies as thick as the little letters in alphabet soup.

Unless I'm missing something, the US Constitution doesn't authorize the federal government to create any police organization of any kind. It'd seem that even the FBI is unConstitutional.