Phyllis Beveridge Nissila
Guest feature, below preface.
This year, 2020, is a crucial political year in the United States of America.
Aside from all of the emotion-grabbing, thought-stopping rhetoric and revolution-in-the-streets to keep us riled up and putty in the hands of the professional divide-and-conquer crowd, we must never lose sight of the real war: freedom versus totalitarianism.
We must step back from the tyranny of the urgent and–vote carefully.
Fortunately, there are those who have experienced both forms of governance and who keep trying to tell us why we must fight to maintain what we have here in the United States, i.e., what comprises the underpinnings of our freedoms, “inalienable” freedoms not granted by the whims of man, but by “Our Creator” as so defined in the United States Constitution.
The guest feature below is both a brief education and a word of warning from one such contributor, a refugee from a totalitarian state (Cuba), regarding what might be the most important conversation this election year around the question: do the citizens of the U.S. really want to fundamentally transform this nation into a Democratic Socialist* state? Or do we want to maintain our Constitutionally-protected freedoms?
Does that sound too sensational?
Have we become too cynical or apathetic (more divide-and-conquer strategies) to push back? (But, of course, if we let that happen, our inaction becomes their force multiplier.)
But here is the good news–and some encouragement: there would not be such a powerful resistance to the will of the voters if the voters’ will was not so powerful.
In this context, the feared voters are the “ordinary people” who inhabit the “flyover states,” as the Left dubs us with disdain, aka “deplorables” who continue to support our nation as founded.
But, deep down, even the most radical on the Left know they can’t fool all of the people all of the time.
And it scares the Hell out of them.
Even if all one CAN do is vote–and support those who watchdog the process, lest, as Soviet/Communist leader Joseph Stalin reportedly put it, ““Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything”–voting does, indeed, represent a formidable power.
In your hand.
And in mine.
Consider today’s contribution to the conversation–and to your resolve to maintain the freedoms we still enjoy in these United States. While we still can.
Guest Feature–From Cuba’s Slavery to America’s Freedom
Part 1–introduction and background: “The Transformation,” from his series, “Communism 101,” by Obie Usategui whose family fled Cuba in the 1960s: “How the left is using Socialist policies as a tool to ‘transform’ the United States of America into a Communist State.” Usategui’s website: https://patriotobserver.com/
“Rise of Communism in the United States – Communism 101” Part 2 – “A Killer System”-Obie Usategui
But if this video is not enough to get the picture, here is another presentation entitled: “Animated graphic shows Venezuela’s year-by-year descent to rock bottom,” tag-lined, “Want the 40-second version of what socialism does to a country?” by Monica Showalter of American Thinker.
*Democrat Socialists of America?
Note: the newest iteration of (old) communism in America as represented by an organized enitity is found in the so-called “Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).”
Many who hear of this movement still think it is but a small, far-left, radical branch of the Democrat political party fronted by its favorite son–and self-described DS–Senator Bernie Sanders and his most visible cohort, freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
However, the DSA is much more insidious in both its nature and its goals.
This is best understood by its own advertisement (emphasis added):
Who We Are & What We Do
The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States. We believe that working people should run both the economy and society democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. We are a political and activist organization, not a party; through campus and community-based chapters, DSA members use a variety of tactics, from legislative to direct action, to fight for reforms that empower working people. (DSA website)
Make no mistake, critical thinkers.
The DSA, by its own words and ideology, is not a branch of the Democrat Party or even a radical faction. For more information and analysis of what this non-party, political movement is, here is an excellent read.
Democratic Socialism is a revolutionary movement to fundamentally transform our Representative Republic form of government into a totalitarian state (though many of its members likely, naively believe its lofty ideals of “free stuff and social justice for all” will one day come true, particularly if they have never learned the real history of the ideology).
We ignore or downplay this new iteration to our great peril.
And by not exercising our God-given freedoms to maintain our God-given freedoms (as opposed to the totalitarians’ brand of state-determined freedoms), we will lose them, not to mention, if history teaches anything at all, many will also lose their lives.
There is a saying made famous by author Maya Angelou: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”
In the case of any and all forms of totalitarianism, it helps to understand who the political “someones” really are, what they really want, and where they’ve inevitably gone–most of those trails, stained with blood.