When a fascist regime first starts out, it doesn’t announce that it is fascist. In fact, it tries to make itself as appealing as possible to disillusioned people with slogans and catchphrases that sound good but are really nothing more than empty promises. A couple you might be familiar with are “Hope” and “Change”. That’s what you offer – with a big smile and a bounce in your step – when you want to convince the ignorant masses they would be better off under your leadership than they are under someone else’s leadership.
Once these gullible masses grant you the power you are seeking, the next step is to start taking away their freedoms “for the sake of national security.” Even the ignorant masses raise an eyebrow when it’s revealed that you are spying on them and trying to take away their right to bear arms. But since they just voted you into office, they’re willing to give you the benefit of the doubt.
Now that you’re emboldened by your successes, next on your agenda is committing blatantly illegal acts, then denying your actions. This would include using two of your high-profile agencies – let’s take the internal Revenue Service and Environmental Protection Agency as examples – to discriminate against your political enemies. When the heat gets turned up and the evidence clearly proves you acted illegally, you use another one of the agencies you control – let’s say the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for instance – to declare, against all logic, there is not a smidgeon of evidence your enemies were mistreated.
As you become drunk with power, you move into the next phase of your program. This goes beyond attacking the actions of your political enemies to assaulting their beliefs. For example, if you and the people who helped put you in office can benefit substantially from the masses believing in one of your unproven theories – let’s say global warming, for example – not only are you able to destroy legitimate businesses with your ridiculous laws that stifle their production, you also punish politicians who don’t subscribe to your theories by denying them funds for needed programs.
That’s exactly what’s happening now during the final year of the reign of the fascist Obama Administration. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is establishing new rules that say states’ risk assessments for disasters must include “consideration of changing environmental or climate conditions that may affect and influence the long-term vulnerability from hazards in the state.” Republican governors are already starting to try to figure out how they’re going to deal with this attack.
Of course, this will not be the final phase of Obama’s quest for ultimate power…
The “Obama Thought Police” has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?