Throughout history, tyrants and despots have come to power to subjugate, enslave, and manipulate the populations of nations for their own pleasure, advancement and enrichment. From King George III to Maduro, the nations or colonies these tyrants and despots "rule" have suffered greatly in every area of life. Alone, none of these rulers could keep the population under their thumb. It takes the brainwashing of a small, but significant, portion of the population to inflict the ruler's agenda upon their fellow citizens.
There are several steps to the process – here are just a few. It takes the mobilization of differing ideological minority groups into one group to form the dominant minorities (minoritarianism) to support the tyrant/despot and supplant the nation's current government form. Members of the current government have to be corrupt, lawless, and devoid of any patriotism or idea of freedom of the people in order for minoritarianism to congeal into a formidable entity. The current form of government of the nation or the incoming tyrant removes God from the public square, marginalizes those who worship God and Jesus Christ, and invades the church to twist scripture so depravity, immorality and indecency are condoned contrary to God's word. Government or the tyrant/despot disarms the populace through subterfuge, deception, and force using unjust laws. It takes government instilling extreme fear into the populace to prevent an uprising.
The process can be a long one, over decades, or a short one, taking place in only a few years. In either case, the result is the same; however, the brainwashing of the easily manipulated within the nation's population to encourage the fight to instill tyranny and despotism, under the guise of an unacceptable ideology, is necessary. Without the support of a significant portion of the population willing to engage in force against their fellow citizens, one tyrant/despot/dictator could not be installed nor a current form of government supplanted.
Look at what is and has happened in these united States that is following some age-old playbook to instill tyranny and despotism over the population. Read the headlines of several internet alternative media sites and search the archives and you will find examples. A guide to use for comparison is The Communist Manifesto read into the US Congressional record in 1963. Many of the 45 communist goals have been completed here, right under our very nose, though some of the population would deny it.
As patriots, conservatives, Christians, and constitutionalists take the "high road", those that abhor the founding principles of the united States and its constitution use every dirty trick in the book, overtly, to bring about a despotic, tyrannical government seeking to punish, marginalize, and destroy their opposition. Unfortunately, the anti-constitutionalists engage in the brainwashing/indoctrination of the next generations, children, in an effort to secure their attainment of power in the future and the means in which to keep that power. No matter how many times the perils and horrors of socialism/Marxism/communism are presented to the brainwashed and indoctrinated, these citizens refuse to see the truth, justifying their support of the tyrannical systems saying, "It just hasn't been done right." Or, these individuals outright deny their censorship/confiscation/political correctness measures lead to tyranny and despotism.
It is no longer speculation, conspiracy theory, or paranoia – The Democrat Party has shifted to embrace multiple extremist anti-constitutional ideologies to the point that the party itself morphed into becoming a domestic enemy. Enabled by unconstitutional and constitutional agencies within the federal government, dominant minorities, extreme anti-constitutionalists, and congressional Republicans, the "party" seeks to change, radically, the current foundation of this nation in order to obtain and keep ultimate power. From proposing to change the voting age to 16 to eliminating the Electoral College to expanding the number of Supreme Court justices to "stack" the court (Marco Rubio supporting this as well) to promoting immorality and depravity to legalized theft and murder to gun confiscation schemes to thwarting of the rights recognized, guaranteed, and protected by the Constitution for the united States of America, the Democrat Party, RINOs, dominant minorities, anti-constitutionalists, and Democrat Party supporters, as well as establishment Republicans, move to ensure a one-party nation – a nation dominated by the Democratic Party.
No individual/group is so important that he/she/it can usurp the rights of another. But, Democrats believe otherwise, making them the enemy of the people. While they pander rhetoric charging the "good of society" as their reason for engaging in a government coup against the people, they thirst and hunger for ultimate power, a power that can never be quenched. To achieve power, they are willing to usurp God-given individual unalienable rights of all the people in order to instill government-sanctioned "privileges". However, these tyrants/despots are reliant upon others to implement their agenda.
Besides the previously mentioned culprits needed to assist these tyrants/despots to achieve their goal, it takes State governments, local governments, local law enforcement agencies, State law enforcement agencies, Sheriffs and Deputies, federal law enforcement agencies, and the military. While this may sound preposterous, history shows that one individual cannot rise to exert ultimate power without individuals willing to turn against their own people. Individuals willing to back tyrants/despots hold ideology above the human equation; hold the "State" higher than an individual; and, embrace the "ends justifies the means" mentality, while abandoning their own families if family members do not hold to the same ideology. Their ideology is some type of utopia where everyone is "equal" or the belief in some type of moral superiority over the masses to the point they are willing to engage in crimes against humanity to achieve the utopia, which history proves is unjust, unequal, and enslaving of the general population while exalting those in power who retain their comfortable lifestyle and property.
It also takes men of faith, the clergy, pastors and ministers in every denomination of Christianity to remain silent, refuse to call the atrocities committed by these domestic enemies as crimes that go against God's law, the teachings of Christ, millennia of established morals and values, and who shudder in fear of retribution and retaliation from those devoid of souls. Those churches who worship at the feet of the 501 (c)(3) buckle under the rule of man and the false notion of the "separation of church and state", believing the "state" when it commands that the church has no place in government while denying the truth – it is the "state" that has no place in the church. Ironically, those who are accessories to the rise and support of tyrants, who occupy positions in the church and occupy the pews on Sunday, somehow negate their role in bringing tyrants/despots to power. After all, they didn't engage in political speech or government as a church body. And, they abandoned the truth that God handed down government to man, beginning with His laws and commandments, proving the church, using God's justice and righteousness, have every place in government. Moreover, many church leaders promote the agenda of tyrants/despots by negating to teach/preach the counsel of God in conjunction with the love of God.
The conquerors or the victors always rewrite the history in their favor in an attempt to justify and/or hide their atrocities. Hitler convinced the German people that Czechoslovakians were attacking ethnic German populations. While the actual instances were few, Hitler ordered special units to fake attacks of ethnic Germans in Czechoslovakia. The same operation occurred in Poland. Only later was it discovered that Hitler had orchestrated this to justify his annexation of the Czechoslovakian rump and the conquest of Poland.
The Nazi Party leader and Fuhrer ordered the murder of the mentally ill, the physically disabled, Jews, and other "undesirables". While rumors of these atrocities circulated during the war, it was not confirmed until the allies entered Germany to discover the concentration/death camps. Hitler never once dirtied his hands with the commission of any atrocity though he did suggest it with his rhetoric. It was those individuals who bolted Hitler to power, served in the military and ancillary military-type organizations, medical personnel, and law enforcement, turning against their own people, willing to follow "suggestions"/orders blindly, which allowed innumerable atrocities to be committed.
Take a good look at the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, overthrowing the Czar monarchy, to instill the ideology of Communism and create despotic leaders such as Lenin and Stalin. Anywhere a despot or tyrant rules, commission of atrocities at the behest of government always follows. Look at the happenings with Mao Tse Tung and China, Pol Pot and Cambodia, the Armenian genocide by the Turkish government, the Nanking Massacre by Japan's Hirohito, the Kurdish genocide by Saddam Hussein, to name a few. All in all, R.J. Rummel calculated that the death toll in the 20th century by ruthless dictators, excluding any war time casualties, through democide amounted to 262 million people. None of these dictators directly murdered anyone; they ordered it, but it was individuals acting as their mindless flunkies, drunk on some idyllic utopian ideology, who carried out those orders.
It would be folly to think these individuals, participating in the murder of their own fellow citizens because of some deranged individual, did not have families. They most assuredly did. Yet, they engaged in the murder of others' families for some misplaced allegiance, party loyalty, or government perks.
And, it would be unrealistic to think that it could never happen here in the united States because it already has. President Abraham Lincoln, under the ideology of a "mandatory" union, turned the military of the united States against fellow Americans in the southern States that only wanted to part ways in order to form a government that would, to them, be more likely to effect their safety and happiness. General William Tecumseh Sherman tore through Georgia wreaking havoc upon civilian populations by burning their homes and businesses then stealing their property to feed his soldiers and line their pockets. How do we know this happened? Read the diary of Dolly Sumner Lunt, aka Dolly Burge, available at UGA Press. A visit to Amazon will recommend other recounts in addition to Ms. Burge's.
Sherman, in a letter to General Ulysses S. Grant, remarked, "Until we can repopulate Georgia, it is useless to occupy it, but the utter destruction of its roads, houses and people will cripple their military resources." Sherman had previously telegrammed Washington, DC, to say, "There is a class of people – men, women, and children, who must be killed or banished before you can hope for peace and order."
Union General Phillip Sheridan created a one hundred mile "swath of flames" that burned through the Shenandoah Valley, the breadbasket of the Confederate States. Unknown numbers of women and children were left to face starvation. "Sheridan acted as if they had automatically forfeited their property, if not their lives", because the people in the State had chosen to secede from the Union. Many union soldiers, aghast at their orders, wrote their lamentations in diaries. Sheridan was not finished. When Confederate soldiers killed Sheridan's favorite aide, he ordered the burning of all houses within a five-mile radius. Dayton, Ohio remained unscathed because a federal officer disobeyed Sheridan's command; however, the peaceful, abolitionists, pro-Union Mennonites in the area had their homes and barns destroyed.
The Lincoln administration adopted a "total war" mindset to "scourge the South into submission" after a three-year bloody stalemate. Only one federal officer saw the atrocity of the order given by Sheridan and disobeyed. While other officers lamented the commission of the atrocity, they, nonetheless, participated.
In many wars since, others have adopted a "total war" mindset that saw innumerable civilian casualties, now called "collateral damage". Throughout world history, hundreds of millions of people died, murdered, in the name of some government ideology held by only a few in their resident nations. But, the underlying thread in all instances remains – no tyrant/despot/dictator/ruler committed the atrocities directly. It was under an order from the individual or group perceived as government directed toward compliant citizens of that nation, the supporters, who directly perpetrated those crimes against their own fellow citizens.
With the Constitution on life support and Democrats chomping at the bit to pull the plug, remember, there are complicit citizens/organizations/lesser governments and agencies/various law enforcement agencies/organizations actively assisting this domestic enemy entity to rise to ultimate power. In the process, atrocities are committed against the citizenry in order to ensure compliance and silence. While many believe it is far-fetched that Democrats in the federal government will ever attain ultimate power to become the only party in this nation, the Democrat Party and its supporters are on the move to dismantle any checks and balances in the government and upon the party to instill their socialist/Marxist/communist form of government upon the people.
Always remember, there are only two types of individuals in the united States – those who support the Constitution and those who don't. It doesn't matter to which party one belongs. If an individual or group does not support, defend and protect the Constitution, the individual or group is an enemy. Granted, the Constitution is not perfect. But, when adhered to, along with God's Word and Law, it is the best-established government to ensure the protection of God-given individual unalienable rights.
At this point in time, Donald Trump has abandoned his campaign platform on immigration. He abandoned his campaign platform on support for the right to keep and bear arms protected in the Second Amendment to the Constitution. And, he abandoned his campaign platform on the unconstitutional health care insurance act, spending ... well, just about his entire platform. Republicans, for the most part, have abandoned their voter base so many times after begging the citizens to elect them in order to thwart Democrats and end policies enacted by the usurper-in-chief it is difficult to see that party as a roadblock to Democrats and anti-constitutionalists, which many in the Republican camp are. Can anyone trust these charlatans based upon "pledges, platforms, and promises" with the record of the past?
It is the responsibility, nay duty, of those who see what is happening to resist in order to stop these domestic enemies. Some already are resisting and others are working to impart the severity of the current political climate in hopes of mobilizing those who oppose the ideology but have chosen to be silent. Maybe some insight from Winston Churchill could help.
"A state of society where men cannot speak their minds cannot long endure".
"Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities ... because it is the quality that guarantees all others".
"If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even a worse fate, you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
Then, again, maybe not. The Declaration of Independence states, "... all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed." For quite some time, citizens have been suffering evils; however, the long train of abuses and usurpations continue to worsen, designed to reduce the population to absolute despotism and tyranny under one-party rule. Take note. The silence of many in the Republican Party can serve two purposes: 1) giving the Democrats enough rope so the party hangs itself, leaving the Republicans as the dominant party; or, 2) being complicit in transferring all power to the Democrat Party, joining it as the only party. Either way, the citizens of the united States are destined to one-party rule and tyranny/despotism unless heeding the wake-up call.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.