It’s possible even for smart people sometimes to be too close to a problem to see it bearing down on them.
Sort of like when you’re looking for your glasses then suddenly realize you’re wearing them. (Admit it, you’ve done that, too.)
But usually at some point there comes the light bulb, recognition of what’s really going on, and you change course accordingly.
For some reason, though, none of that seems to apply to liberals who, no matter how many times history repeats itself, just can’t seem to wrap their heads around the notion that socialism/communism doesn’t lead to utopia.
And those are the aware liberals. There are millions of completely delusional ones who are in denial that communism is where Democratic Party leaders want to take this country.
Conservatives have seen it for years and been labeled fringe lunatics for their troubles. What I think is most damning, however, is that legal immigrants who have actually lived in tyrannical countries can see the changes for the worse in America that liberals deny.
I recall an elderly Japanese couple I met in a rally for Israel a few years ago. They were so proud to be American citizens now, but they recounted what it had been like to live in Imperial Japan, and they told me with tears welling in their eyes how sad it made them to see so many of the changes and actions President Obama brought were like what they had lived through under Hirohito in WWII.
I’ve met survivors of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union who have said the same thing, that Obama is moving our republic toward a socialist tyranny.
This past weekend, I got to hear a presentation by Irene Szucs, a Los Angeles restaurant manager who grew up in Hungary under the Soviet regime. She spoke about how when she was a child and her parents would listen to the BBC on the radio or criticize the government, they would always close the window shades and speak in whispers.
The walls have ears, she was told. As a child, Szucs said, she would search the family’s home looking for these “ears,” but as she grew up she came to understand as she saw neighbors and family friends simply disappear after criticizing the government.
Szucs tearfully told the story of her mother’s passing. While she had come to the United States, her parents had remained in Hungary, where they had state-run health care. Szucs said she went back to Hungary after her mother became ill and died on a gurney in a hallway because there were not enough doctors to treat everybody.
Szucs said she felt it was important to speak about her experiences so that her grandchildren wouldn’t have to live under the same kind of tyranny she had to grow up under.
Author Rohini DeSilva, originally from Sri Lanka, also is alarmed at the direction Obama is leading this country. She recently published a book through Xlibris called “9/11 Stealth Jihad and Obama,” in which she outlines her many observations about how Obama is dismantling our republic with the aid of the Democratic Party and the media.
A Columbia Law School graduate, DeSilva’s primary thesis is that Obama is in fact a Muslim and is engaged in a secret or “stealth” jihad against America with the ultimate goal of replacing our representative republic with shariah law. Much of the information may be familiar to longtime critics of Obama, but DeSilva puts it all together from the viewpoint of someone who’s lived through the change to socialism before.
“I grew up in a Third World country,” DeSilva writes, “and watched as socialists came into power by pandering to the unions, demonizing the rich and promising the poor they would be looked after. Once they came into power, they changed everything and transformed the country. Like heat seeking missiles, they went after whatever made the existing upper class powerful, with the sole aim of neutralizing them and bringing them down. They only cared about power and control. They did not care that they also brought down the economy of the country.”
The Obama Administration is following the same pattern as every socialist conspiracy before it, with the added twist of giving away America’s power for what is probably Obama’s personal vision of a Muslim Caliphate.
Dissenters from the Obama line have been targeted through an extensive online campaign of argument, harassment and censorship; through lawsuits from the Department of Justice and other agencies; through targeted harassment by the IRS; in their careers and schooling; and even through arrest and detention. (Recall the recent story of the military veteran removed from his home without a warrant or official arrest and being held against his will in a psychiatric facility, all because he posted his conspiracy theories and anti-government opinions online.)
The Administration and the Democratic Party rail against the “1 percent,” while the president and the Democrat leadership are members of that group. Unions are paid off for their support and used as thugs at public events. The Occupy Wall Street movement is clandestinely controlled through former White House staff and supporters from ACORN. The government at various levels engages in the stealing of private property through environmental regulations.
The massive healthcare program known as Obamacare is nothing more than a union payoff that is raising labor costs, raising healthcare costs and driving more people out of affordable healthcare insurance. It is affecting businesses’ bottom line and dragging down the economy further.
There are so many things wrong about the current administration. Let’s just hope more people wake up in time to see it.