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When Fascism Comes To America, It Will Look Like Justin Trudeau’s Canada

Trudeau’s dangerous not just because he’s abusing Canadians, but because he is providing the wish list for crackdowns by Democrats in the U.S.: “every single bank, credit union, investment broker and insurance provider in the country has been deputized to figure out if they have a blockader as a client, and to immediately freeze their accounts if so.”

William A Jacobson

The ugly truth is that Fascism has always been a political movement of the Left. Both Fascism and Communism have their roots in Socialism, a collectivist ideologically that subjugates the individual to the state. This is why it is so easy for Leftists to slide from one form of these collectivist politics to another. The claims from Trudeau and other Leftists that their political opponents, who support individual liberty and smaller government, are fascists is the height of absurdity and idiocy.

Biden and the Sovietization of American Justice

In a chilling statement showing his complete disdain for the rule of law, our purported ‘President’ Joe Biden said that he is “praying the verdict is the right verdict” and that he believed the evidence in the case is “overwhelming.” This comes just one day after the judge in the Derek Chauvin trial pleaded for elected officials to stop referencing the case “especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch and our function.”

By doubling down on Rep. Maxine Waters’ (D-California) inciting a mob to not to accept anything other than a guilty verdict in the case, Biden has violated his oath of office to protect American due process rights. Notwithstanding his claim that he withheld any public comments until after the jury was sequestered, Biden’s openly weighing in on the desired outcome of trial is a clear signal to the radical Left that they have his permission to riot and burn down cities if Chauvin is not convicted.

The actions and statements of Biden, Waters, and other Democrats undermines the independence of the judicial system and is more consistent with the practice of ‘telephone justice’ as practiced in the Soviet Union than the legal rights that Americans have been guaranteed under our Constitution.

The ‘Fundamental Transformation’ of America into a Fascist Despotism Speeds Up

The Democrats “fundamental transformation” of America from a constitutional republic into a fascist despotism is speeding along at a dizzying pace. It has been only three weeks since Joe Biden was installed as president, but it seems a lifetime ago considering all of the damage that he and his fascist allies have wrecked on this nation.

In contrast to the hollow claims of the Left that Donald Trump was a dictator, the Biden regime is actually undoing more than two centuries of political norms to criminalize political dissent and to destroy the liberties that our Founding Fathers fought to preserve. The following list of links are just the latest headlines on this drive toward despotism.

Biden has bypassed the constitutional order for legislation by issuing a record number of executive orders and actions. This despite the Democrats having control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives, which gives Biden the full ability to move his radical agenda through legislation. The reckless speed of these actions is clear evidence that Biden and his handlers fear that their radical policy agenda will suffer if given full exposure in Congress.

The Democrats are transforming a constitutional process to remove a sitting president into an unconstitutional bill of attainder to prevent a private citizen from running for elective office and to undermine the right of American voters from choosing their leaders. The Democrats’ charge that Trump was “singularly responsible” for the mayhem in the Capitol has been exposed as a farce as more information comes to light that it was pre-planned.

The Democrats are pushing for a fundamental transformation of the U.S. military from apolitical force dedicated to protecting the nation’s security from foreign threats to a politically reliable force that can be unleashed against whoever the regime labels as “domestic extremists.” This is perhaps the most dangerous threat to Liberty in the Democrats’ relentless drive to despotism.

The Democrats are now brazenly calling for the blacklisting of political opponents from government employment and censoring their speech by labeling them as “extremists.” The Left has no embarrassment for its drive to openly politicize the civil service. Suppressing the circulations of dissenting voices has been one the basic tools of despotism since time immemorial.

The Democrats are fundamentally transforming American schools from institutions of education into tools of political indoctrination. We can expect the Biden’s Department of Education in the not too distant future to make the racist Critical Race Theory and the ahistorical 1619 Project part of the required curriculum in public and private schools.

Biden Press Secretary to Dismissed Pipeline Workers: “Let them eat cake”

On Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki dismissed a question from Peter Doocy of Fox News on where the American workerwho lost their jobs due to Joe Biden’s executive order shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline would get the promised “green jobs” by giving a snarky response as callous and out of touch as anything uttered by Marie Antoinette.

Well, I’d certainly welcome you to present your data of all the thousands and thousands of people who won’t be getting a green job,” Psaki answered. “Maybe next time you’re here you can present that.

In Psaki’s world, government officials are not to be questioned about the veracity of their claims or held accountable for failure to fulfill empty promises.

At least 11,000 American workers have already lost their jobs due to Biden’s executive order shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline. Thousands more workers in supporting industries will also lose their jobs as the the effects of Biden’s order trickles through the US economy.

Psaki’s dismissive response was pure deflection as she is fully aware, or should be if she had any cognitive abilities, that none of these now unemployed workers will be getting any new “green jobs.” Even if the Democrat’s energy policies were miraculously create thousands of well paying jobs, which is highly doubtful, they would not appear until five to ten years into the future. This is hardly comforting to families who have mortgage payments due next month and now have to scramble to replace lost incomes.

Secondly, the skill set for any of these future new jobs would be entirely different from that of the jobs now being destroyed. Any new employment generated in the “green energy” sector would undoubtedly go completely different set of workers than those who are now facing a bleak future.

In addition, the potential future green jobs will not undo the damage to the local economies inflicted by Biden’s imperious executive order. The many hotels, restaurants, barbers, and other mainstays of the local economy will find no solace in the formation of new jobs elsewhere in the country.

The Democrat’s constant retort that Americans who lose their jobs due to government interference in the economy can get equivalent jobs through retraining is reflective of a mindset that treats workers and interchangeable cogs rather than as individuals possessing unique sets of skills acquired over years of hard work.

In the view of Democrats, individual lives and welfare must necessarily be sacrificed to achieve progress toward the glorious future that can only be reached by controlling hand of the state. They misconstrue the proper role of government as one that guides the lives of its subjects rather than one that protects the liberties and security of its citizens. The path being pursued by Biden and the Democrats leads only to despotism, reducing free men to slaves of the state.

Biden Signals ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Campaign Against Political Opposition

During a remote address on Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast, Joe Biden abandoned his sham call for ‘unity’ and instead exploited the January 6 mayhem at the US Capitol to label opponents to his regime’s totalitarian policies as terrorists driven by extremism and racism.

“We just have to open our eyes. We’ve just witnessed images that we’ve never imagined — images that now we’ll never forget: a violent assault on the U.S. Capitol — an assault on our democracy, on our Capitol, a violent attack that threatened lives and took lives,” Biden said. “We know now we must confront and defeat political extremism, white supremacy, and domestic terrorism.”

It is clear to whom Biden was referring, and it was not to the far-Left Anitifa and BLM terrorists who were burning down American cities all summer.

Biden unveiled his strategy to use the charge of “white supremacy” to demonize the pro-Liberty opposition during his divisive inauguration speech.

Biden’s addition of “domestic terrorism” to his rhetorical assault against the pro-Liberty opposition is even more ominous. His statement followed last week’s abuse of the National Terrorism Advisory System to issue a warning of a “heightened threat environment” despite the Department of Homeland Security admitting that it “does not have any information to indicate a specific, credible plot.”

In the past week we have been seeing a growing disinformation campaign to link support for Donald Trump with an increasing threat of domestic terrorism. For example, earlier this week, Robert Grenier, former head CIA’s counterterrorism center, went on NPR and explicitly named former president Trump as the leader of domestic insurgency:

Another, I think, very important element that we haven’t talked about yet is what I would refer to as insurgent leadership. The fact of the matter is that the most violent elements that we are concerned about right now see former President Trump as a broadly popular and charismatic symbol.

Grenier ominously argued for the need to treat “domestic extremists” using the same counterinsurgency tactics used during the War on Terror.

Why all of this talk of domestic terrorism linked to Trump and his supporters? The January 6 chaos at the Capitol Building was a singular event. There have been no other violent events that can plausibly be set at the foot of Trump supporters.

This is in stark contrast to the hundreds of riots conducted during the past year and continuing by far-Left Antifa and BLM terrorists. Even in Capitol Building chaos there is strong evidence that far-Left extremists were involved.

The only logical conclusion that can be made is that the Biden regime and his far-Left allies are deliberately creating a predicate to unleash the coercive organs of the state against their political opponents.

Biden is no stranger in using intelligence agencies and law enforcement to target his political enemies. The evidence is overwhelming that President Obama and then Vice-President Biden knowingly exploited the false ‘Steele dossier’ to unleash the CIA and the FBI first to spy on then candidate Trump and then to attempt a silent coup d’état against President Trump.

Susan Rice to Lead in Institutionalizing Biden’s Racist Agenda

On Friday, Michael Barone wrote column in the New York Post that highlights Joe Biden’s pick of Susan Rice, who had disgraced herself by lying to multiple Sunday-shows about the Benghazi terrorist attack, to institutionalize the racist Critical Race Theory into all aspects of Federal policy. With Rice’s appointment, it is now the official position of the Biden regime that people should be categorized and judged by their race.

On Tuesday, six days into Joe Biden’s administration, it became clear why Susan Rice, hitherto a foreign-policy specialist, was named director of the Domestic Policy Council. Rice — unconfirmable for a Cabinet post after her unembarrassed Sunday-show lying about the Benghazi terrorist attack — ventured into the White House press room to preview Biden’s “equity” initiative.

Barone rightfully points out that the new regime’s emphasis on ‘equity’ has nothing to do with the traditional American notion of equality of opportunity but, instead, is a code word for government-imposed quotas for racial minorities and other government-favored social groups.

But for Rice and Biden, “equity” requires not equality of opportunity but equality of results. That’s one of the fundamental tenets of critical race theory training banned by outgoing Trumpites and reinstated by Biden on Day 1.

As I wrote in my intitial post, this anti-liberty perspective perverts the role of government from one that aims to protect American liberty to one that administers social justice. We are not to be left to run their own lives, but rather we must be controlled in order to properly balance the rights and privileges of various favored or disfavored social groups. This reduces the American people from being free citizens to being subservient subjects of the State. A government that is run on these principles is a direct attack on American liberty.

Sen. Schumer Calls on Biden to Assume Dictatorial Powers

The Democrat’s program to destroy our constitutional republic and replace it with a presidential dictatorship continues at a dizzying pace. During an interview aired on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that “it might be a good idea for President Biden to call a climate emergency.” Because this would allow him to “do many, many things” without legislation.

Here we have member of the US Senate, and not just any member but the Senate Majority Leader, asking the president to bypass Congress and to create new laws via executive action. Under the guise of a ‘climate emergency,’ Biden could use dictatorial powers to completely rearrange the economy of this country without any input from either Congress or the American people.

This would be in addition to the more than 30 executive orders, an order of magnitude greater than any previous president, that Biden has already issued in the first days in office. These executive orders go well beyond just regulating operations of executive departments but instead are setting public policy that should be determined by Congress.

Just a reminder, here is what the Constitution says about how this country’s laws are to be made:

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

Article I, Section 1, U.S. Constitution

Biden Moves to Pack the Supreme Court

During the 2020 presidential election campaign Joe Biden said that he was “not a fan” of packing the Supreme Court. In 2019 he said that he was opposed to the idea. That was then, this is now. Now that he has been safely installed as president, Biden is abandoning his past public statements and moving forward to take control of the only institution left to check to the Democrat’s consolidation of power.

Politico reported yesterday that the Biden administration is creating a ‘bipartisan’ commission to ‘study’ reforms to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary. The commission will be housed under the purview of the White House Counsel’s office and filled out with the behind-the-scenes help of the Biden campaign’s lawyer Bob Bauer, who will co-chair the commission.

We all know where there is going. The speed at which this commission is being set up is a sign that it is just a fig leaf to give legitimacy to decision that was already made shortly before the election when Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court. It is mark of the cowardice and duplicity of Joe Biden that he wasn’t honest about this during the campaign.

Biden Regime Equates Political Opposition to Terrorism

The Biden regime is now linking opposition to its dystopian political agenda to terrorism. Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin warning of a “heightened threat environment across the United States.” What is remarkable about this warning is that DHS also said that department “does not have any information to indicate a specific, credible plot.”

So if DHS does not have any intelligence to support this warning, why did they issue it? According to the bulletin, the department is:

concerned that individuals frustrated with the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances and ideological causes fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize a broad range of ideologically-motivated actors to incite or commit violence.

DHS went on to specify anger over COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 election results, and opposition to [illegal] immigration as drivers to the increased potential of violence. In other words, the Biden regime is now saying that political views of Trump voters have turned them into violent extremists.

To give its timing of this ‘warning’ a facade of credibility, the DHS linked this ideological discontent to the the violent riots that have occurred recently. The riots that have occurred in Portland and Seattle in the past week, however, were done by far-left Antifa and BLM extremists, not by Trump supporters. This is classic disinformation were ‘facts’ are twisted to justify state-sponsored propaganda.

Now that DHS has equated Trump supporters to domestic terrorists, we can expect the Biden regime to use it as a justification to suppress its political opponents. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told the press:

The rise of domestic violent extremism is a serious and growing national security threat. The Biden administration will approach this threat with the necessary resources and resolve.

Psaki’s statement follows former CIA Director John Brennan preview last week how the Biden regime will use the threat of domestic terrorism to mobilize the nation’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies to root out its political opponents:

I know looking forward that the members of the Biden team who have been nominated or have been appointed, are now moving in laser-like fashion to try to uncover as much as they can about what looks very similar to insurgency movements that we’ve seen overseas, where they germinate in different parts of a country, and they gain strength, and it brings together an unholy alliance, frequently, of religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians. … And so, I really do think that the law enforcement, Homeland Security, intelligence, and even defense officials are doing everything possible to root out what seems to be a very, very serious and insidious threat to our democracy and our republic.

How far will they take this? Former congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) on Sunday warned that Brennan’s definition of domestic terrorism will be stretched to target anyone who opposes the current government:

What characteristics are we looking for as we are building this profile of a potential extremist, what are we talking about? Religious extremists, are we talking about Christians, evangelical Christians, what is a religious extremist? Is it somebody who is pro-life? Where do you take this?

You start looking at obviously, have to be a white person, obviously likely male, libertarians, anyone who loves freedom, liberty, maybe has an American flag outside their house, or people who, you know, attended a Trump rally… A targeting of almost half the country…

Biden Endorses Political Show Trial of Leader of the Political Opposition

Newly installed President Joe Biden came out in favor of conducting a political show trial of former President Trump. In an interview with CNN on Monday, Biden said that the trial of Trump in the US Senate “has to happen.” His remarks came the same night that Trump, now a private citizen, announced the creation of the ‘Office of the Former President.’ Trump will use the Office to continue his push of his pro-American agenda and to fight the fascist and racist policies of the Biden regime.

Donald Trump remains the most formidable opponent to the dystopian agenda being pushed by radicals now in charge of Washington. A hypothetical “Patriot Party” led by former President Donald Trump would win the support of almost a quarter — 23% — of the electorate, bumping the GOP down to third place with just 17%, according to a new Just the News poll with Scott Rasmussen

The timing of Biden’s about face on weighing in on the Senate ‘impeachment’ of Trump is a clear indication that he recognizes the danger that Trump’s continued presence in political arena has on the ability of Left to control the political dialogue in America. Biden is sacrificed any pretense of ‘unity’ to unleash a ‘two minutes hate’ against citizen Trump.

Biden’s about face also exposes how weak he is at resisting the radicals in his own party. According to CNN, Biden’s aides abandoned any idea of slowing or trying to manage the impeachment when they became aware that trying to do so could divide Democrats. If Biden is unable to set the direction of the party on a major issue such as this, is he really the leader of the party?