Readying the new totalitarian state

Thanks to LGF, it’s becoming increasingly clear that Obama has plans for his predecessors, and they should worry all of us. Thomas Lifson, harking back to other plans Obama has expressed, and the media world ignored, explains why:

Barack Obama’s plan for imposing unity on the nation after he takes office apparently entails a close look at war crimes trials for Bush administration officials. He has even said so in an interview with Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Daily News.

This kind of change — putting your predecessors on trial for their conduct of policy — may not be what most Americans really want or expect from someone with Obama’s gauzy rhetoric of unity. But unity has a dark side in the hands of people who regard their opponents as criminals. America has two centuries-plus of history lacking the totalitarian practice of jailing the predecessors when a new president takes office.

This is the sort of proposal one might expect from a man steeped in Marxism at his church, from his friends like Ayers, and as a member of the Alinsky Left. But I am surprised he let this slip.

Read the rest here, and then hold your nose and vote for McCain.

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  1. Danny Lemieux says

    One thing that does worry me is that when I use terms such as “Marxist”, “fascist” or “socialist” to describe what is going on, a number of people with whom I have been speaking have given me a blank stare, not knowing what those terms mean. They vaguely know that those words mean something bad, but they don’t really comprehend why.

    It’s been over 20-years since the Berlin Wall fell, after-all.

    We may be at a point where people will have to learn about History all over again….the hard way. Sad! True to the Leftists’ goals, the education system really is has crashed and burned.

    I would have hoped that we could have left our kids a better legacy.

  2. Ymarsakar says

    They vaguely know that those words mean something bad, but they don’t really comprehend why.

    Just tell them everything bad they have ever heard about capitalism, corporations, Haliburton, and Bush junior is what constitutes the primary components of socialism and its cousins.

  3. Ymarsakar says

    This is the sort of proposal one might expect from a man steeped in Marxism at his church, from his friends like Ayers, and as a member of the Alinsky Left. But I am surprised he let this slip.

    Like I said before, if you allow the Left to win and then expect some kind of mercy from them or some kind of “power transfer” from a Carter to a Reagan, expect to be disappointed or jailed.

  4. David Foster says

    The “progressives” have demonstrated that when they get power, they attempt to shut down speech which with they do not agree–and also, that they wish to politicize virtually all aspects of life. This is clear from the example of “progressive”-dominated universities.

    An Obama win, regardless of his actual politicies, would provide great encouragement to these people and make it harder to resist them.

    In his memoir on life in the Weimar Republic and the early Nazi era, Sebastian Haffner wrote:

    “With fearful menace the state emands that the individual give up his friends, abandon his lovers, renounce his beliefs and assume new, prescribed ones. He must use a new form of greeting, eat and drink in ways he does not fancy, employ his leisure in occupations he abhors, make himself available for activities he despises, and deny his past and his individuality. For all this, he must constantly express extreme enthusiasm and gratitude.”

  5. Zhombre says

    Danny, relearning the hard way, sad to say, may be the nature of existence here. I get the idea these days that life on earth is an experiment in free will.

  6. benning says

    This is exactly what we should expect from the Ultimate in Nanny State thinking. The Communist/Fascist states should be held up for examination and comparison with the professed policies of Obama and his ilk. And we must drum into the American mind that these are not well-intentioned do-gooders but totalitarians who will accept no interference with their plans.

    The Complaint Department will be a Concentration Camp for the re-education of mean-spirited, bigoted Right Wingers. Meaning anyone who ain’t them.

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