The voice of tyranny isn’t always dressed in army fatigues and a giant dyed mustache
Witness, for instance, the “civilized” fascism of the contemporary Democrat party, which is couching its totalitarian designs in the false nobility and unearned moral authority of sleazy elected officials and their army of appointed, faceless, bureaucratic lifers.
What they believe — and so are determined to act upon — is real, and it is the very essence of liberal fascism. What we are engaging in isn’t some mere set of “policy disagreements” within a completely workaday status quo DC, as some on the “right” — wishing to sound more reasoned than we Hobbits, extremists, anarchists, and domestic terrorists (read: constitutionalists) who have seen Obama and the New Left takeover of the Democrat Party for exactly what it is — have long maintained. Holding on to that position at this point, in fact, is nothing more than knee-jerk recalcitrance and should be treated as a complete surrender to the manufactured reality of the left, and the complete triumph of stubborn egoism over empiricism (Obama never was a “garden-variety liberal Democrat,” nor was he ever a “good man” who merely differed with the right on the best policies for America; instead, he is, and always has been, a revolutionary, a destroyer, someone whose entire life was constructed and molded to place him in a position to foist a progressive, Fabian Socialist, quasi-Marxist coup on our very system of governance by pressuring and breaching the Constitution, by challenging or ignoring separation of powers, and by turning the Executive branch and its administrative state into the ultimate governing authority, with the President as the supreme leader. He is, by way of Marx, Alinsky, Ayers, Cloward-Piven, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, and LBJ, a Manchurian candidate with a nice pant crease and the cover of being an Historic figure in a country taught self-loathing over racial animus long ago atoned for, in ways large and small).
The mask has been off for some time now. So the sub rosa socialism — which was the strategy developed back during Obama’s days at Cooper Union’s Marxism conferences — has slowly become more brazen, with the attendant attempt to continue to normalize that presumptuousness so that it seems in keeping with traditional American ideals.
But one has to be willing to overlook so many things to buy into this fiction that those who do can, with confidence, be broken down into either useful idiots or complicit actors in an attempt at “fundamental transformation” — or, if you prefer, the remaking of our system of governance, a velvet revolution, a coup.
And here it is articulated, clearly and almost matter-of-factly, by Howard Dean, speaking on the roles of the private sector and the government in the arena of health insurance:
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, a liberal Democrat, says decisions about health care should rest with the federal government, not with individual employers who pay for their workers’ health insurance.
“So, you know, this is one country,” Dean told CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley on Sunday. “We all have to live by a set of things that are passed in Washington and agreed to by the court. We’ll see what the court does, but I don’t think a particular employer has a right to decide what kind of health care their employees are going to get. That’s now in the hands of the federal government, and that’s where it should be.”
Let that sink in for a second: the dispersed and varied choice that occurs when private employers offer health care packages to their employees — which employees are free to factor in those proffered coverages as part of the calculus for deciding upon which job to take — is, to the left’s way of thinking, illegitimate: choice, competition, private contracts, variety of coverages, all of these things, we’re told, can’t rest with private enterprises buying them and then providing them to their employees.
Instead, those decisions are all “now in the hands of the federal government, and,” according to Dean and the left, “that’s where it should be.”
The question not asked, during such propaganda pitches, is this: why should these decisions be in hands of elected officials and bureaucrats and not those who are paying for the coverages, offering the benefit packages, and allowing potential employees to weigh those plans into the overall compensation packages being offered, thereby creating competition between companies for employees, which in turn drives up wages and allows for choice and, yes, individual liberty?
And the answer — though not explicitly stated — is buried in the implied assumption that, where private enterprises and their profit-seeking are somehow crass and immoral, the government, made up as it is of smiling hairpieces who excel at making promises they have no intention of fulfilling and telling constituencies what they wish to hear, then ignoring them once they go to DC, is entirely noble, virtuous, and moral, and as a result, has the best interests of the people in mind, evinced by their willingness to make the dull rubes who don’t know what’s best for them bend to an unpopular mandate that drives up the cost of care, redistributes wealth, destroys the middle class, decreases the efficacy of our health care system, drives doctors out of business, and (the kicker) only applies to those who are under the purview of this social experiment, with the virtuous government leadership exempting themselves from their own grand designs.
Or, to put it another way: the company that takes you on, trains you, gives you a job, a career, a livelihood, and room for advancement — all while providing you with a health care plan that you’ve determined fits within the elaborate calculus of your individual choices and decisions — is evil and incapable of doing right by you. Whereas Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi? These are the people who really know and care about you.
Which, when we distill it like that, can there be any narrative more absurd than that one?
Government isn’t your Nanny. It’s isn’t your surrogate parent. It isn’t meant to take care of you from cradle to grave. It’s design is to uphold and protect the Constitution, to secure what are your natural rights, and to provide for the common defense. It is the rule of law that keeps the civil society adequately refereed — not the rogue head coach who, once hired on a temporary basis, can change the rules of the game.
There is nothing inherently moral about a government employee or elected official. Just as there is nothing inherently evil about profit-driven innovation and expansion, which creates wealth and opportunity.
This is a lesson we need to learn, in New Hampshire, and South Carolina, and Oklahoma, and Arizona, and North Dakota, and New Mexico. In California, and Texas, and New York. In South Dakota, and Oregon, and Washington, and Michigan, and then in Washington DC to take back the White House. YEAAAARRRRRGGGHH!