From LL who pens "Can we keep our Republic?" comes this superb post in which he asks just how far the Obama Administration is willing to carry its agenda all while lying and seeking to suppress free speech in its efforts to impose a "soft" tyranny. LL's questions are truly thought provoking. Read it for yourself and consider the possibilities.
How Far Will Things Go?I have been trying to determine the philosophical limit to which the Obama crowd is willing to push their utopian national socialist agenda.
Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent black Americans in history, and for some time, a slave, weighed in on the issue with profound insight:"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they have resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress."
There you have it. How much will we endure?
Dr Joseph Goebbels offered his opinion on the requirement of the government to suppress dissent through control of the media:"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 becomes the greatest enemy of the State."
As the Third Reich's propaganda minister, Dr. Goebbels was no stranger to the need for the government to lie. And one of the most effective ways to promote your lie is to declare that all who tell the truth are liars. There is a move for the White House to create (in effect) it's own news network to do this very thing. The attack on FOX NEWS (click here) seems to be the beginning of the muscling to shut them down.
Since truth is the mortal enemy of the State, how long will we believe the lies?
My definition of political correctness is: A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical socialist minority, rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream and other non-enquiring media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end. The whole notion of political correct language has spawned a generation of cowards who are mortally afraid of saying anything for fear that what they will say will offend someone in some way. The White House is currently running with this ball, suggesting that any language that anyone finds offensive smacks of "hate", therefore the speaker is committing a "hate crime". And the Constitutional right to free speech goes right out the window.
Will we accept limits to the Freedom of Speech?
Is the term "Patriot" a dirty word? In the lexicon of the present usage, it might become very similar to the term "Domestic Terrorist" as defined by Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. (Returning veterans, Tea Party Activists, pro-life advocates, those who oppose illegal immigration, etc.)
Are we Patriots? Or are we afraid to be known by that name/title?