In the previous two blog installments I exposed the destruction of our republic and constitution. I have demonstrated the inherent dangers and failures of democracy in America today. Now the question remains, what brand of totalitarianism are we?
Our fearless leaders seem bent on emulating the Socialist Democracies of the European Union. The European nations are so vogue, so eclectic, their social economic failures are so nuance; we can’t wait to try them here in this country.
Basically, a “Socialist Democracy” means we get to vote in our oppressors. This social experiment starts out with the masses voting for candidates promising entitlement programs. Cushy government jobs with attractive health care benefits and lavish pension plans for those ideologues that support the regime. Then coercive labor monopolies are allowed to flourish, government sponsored entities that are immune to the anti-trust laws.
With every new government program, special interest groups are formed. Soon the political pull of all these special interest with their money and influence control the direction of government. With so many special interests gnawing and fighting each other for control of the government purse strings, those with the most power and clout prevail in securing government entitlements; these are the entities that determine national policy.
So where does government get the wealth to pay for special interest entitlements? Well, from the private sector of course, controling the wealth of successful industries and businesses. They plunder the individual prosperity of the citizenry in the form of taxes. And when those windfalls can’t sustain their rapacious spending, they print fiat money dumping it on the market gobbling up more national wealth through inflation. Historically, this cyclic growth which perpetuates government control has always failed; eventually, they run out productive victims to sacrifice, and oppressive totalitarianism prevails.
Witness the civil unrest in Greece when threatened with fiscal collapse. Truth is, the economic failures of “Socialist Democracy” spawns anarchy, and now other European nations, Germany, Ireland, and Spain, are teetering on the verge of insolvency.
This all sounds haunting familiar; dreadfully close to our situation here in the states. However, our government has indemnified its fiat purchases’ with market shares of banks, insurance companies, and automotive companies. Our elected government officials know they can’t nationalize industry and business, that would kill off the private sector they are so found of robbing. Instead they prefer to leave it private, but reserve the power to control production. This is fascism.
The government uses a constellation of tools to regulate the means of production, The Interstate Commerce Clause, The Antiquities Act, The Sherman Act (better known as anti-trust laws) just to name a few. Of lately the government has spent the tax payer’s money directly to bail out failing industry and financial institutions, which consequently, are big enough to fail. In this country, regulation and anti-trust equals fascism.
When the government can’t usurp existing industries it desires, it creates some, and lately the government desires to be in the energy business. It entices venture capital out of the private sector with tax breaks, subsidies, favorable legislation and lucrative government contracts. The most recent of these unsustainable energy blunders are ethanol and bio-diesel. They can’t compete in the marketplace without heavy subsidies.
Now the government is chasing green technologies that have been abysmal economic failures in (you guessed it) Europe. This plea to preserve the environment is nothing more than an altruistic hoax based on fictitious climate science. The real cash cow the government seeks to exploit here is the carbon credit market which is another form of fiat currency employed to regulate industry. Make no mistake here, our national identity is fascism. After all, the politicians do have the blessing of the central banks and special interest consortiums on Wall Street.
It is important to remember that in the end oppressive totalitarianism is always one crisis away. The collapse of the dollar, an overt act of terrorism, an environmental catastrophe (either genuine or contrived) could all lead to civil unrest, martial law, a police state, and despotism.