If a nation expects to be ignorant — and free — in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Colonel Charles Yancey, January 6, 1816
I have encountered a great deal of push-back from those who object to my assertion that our nation is traveling down a parallel path to that traveled by 1930’s Germany. I would like to think this is because those pushing back think of themselves as decent people and they simply object to anything they perceive as an attempt to connect them – through their political Party/leanings – to the specter of Hitler and the NAZI’s. Sadly, I doubt it is this simple. Lately, I have been wondering whether those who object to my assertion actually know the history of 1930’s Germany – the real history. I have come to the point where I have decided the better among these people are just ignorant: they do not know history; they only know what they were told by their teachers. Sadly, their teachers were either equally ignorant or, in too many cases, they lied. But there are others who object because they know I am exposing them.
Collectivists take over a nation through one of two methods: either through revolution as in Russia, or through the political process, as in 1930’s Germany. In our nation, the Progressives realized they could no succeed by taking the first path, so they have been working on the second. And because the majority of Americans are among the most ignorant in the developed world, they do not see what is happening before their very eyes.
The government is openly committing treason and working to subvert our system of government.
The IRS is being used to intimidate and silence people — especially whistle blowers trying to let the American people know about government abuse.
The government is illegally spying on the press to further intimidate whistle blowers, but also to silence the reporters so they will not report their violations of the law and/or corruption.
And now there is this, the intimidation of the people directly — to keep them from doing anything to stop the government: