Skip to comments.The Democratic Party Fascists Take Over
Posted on 08/02/2012 12:56:30 PM PDT by Kaslin
Let's say that you own a business. And let's say that as a person of faith, you decide to use the profits from that business to support, at least in some small part, traditional marriage. Now let's say that your political opponents find your position stunning and launch a boycott against your business.
So far, no harm, no foul. It may be irritating that your political opponents choose to make your personal political predilections the basis of a crushing economic attack. But it's their right.
But now let's say your political opponents are in government. And let's say they use the power of their office to shut down your business -- not because you violated any law or broke any regulation, but because they don't like your position on traditional marriage.
This would be fascism.
Fascists deny that democracy should decide whether or not you have a right to engage in business. They suggest, instead, that political actors, armed with a vague sense of the general will, ought to enforce that vague sense rather than the law. Mao Zedong fervently supported this notion; in his "Little Red Book," he asked where "correct ideas come from." His answer: him. And only politically correct ideas could be tolerated.
Welcome to Barack Obama's America.
Two of Obama's closest political allies, Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston and Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, came out last week in favor of banning Chick-fil-A from their cities. Chick-fil-A's President and Chief Operating Officer, Dan Cathy, is a supporter of traditional marriage; the company has given money to groups that support traditional marriage politically. This, in the minds of Menino and Emanuel, is a grave sin in need of rapid repentance. "Chick-fil-A's values are not Chicago's values," said Emanuel of a city in which dead people vote and live people dodge bullets. "I was angry to learn on the heels of your prejudiced statements about your search for a site to locate in Boston," Menino wrote to Cathy. "There is no place for your discrimination on Boston's Freedom Trail and no place for your company alongside it."
Now, neither Emanuel nor Menino can legally bar Chick-fil-A from their cities. But this attitude -- that businesses are worthy of government bans simply for failing to tow the liberal line -- now infuses the Democratic Party. It's why President Obama's allies at Media Matters consistently team up with him to launch devastating boycotts against conservative business people. It's why those public relations assaults are invariably well coordinated with government actors who suggest that force of law be used to punish those conservative business people.
This is the difference between free speech and fascism. It's one thing for people to choose not to engage in business with people with whom they disagree. That's often nasty and extreme, but it's certainly within First Amendment territory. It's another thing entirely for the government to step in to punish people who disagree with liberal policies, simply because they disagree with liberal policies. That's fascistic. It's deeply dangerous. And it's becoming the ugly new attitude of the Democratic Party elite.
Glad to see someone finally pointing out the facts. It is now the Democrat Fascist party in everything but name
And their time is going to be short. They better start thinking about leaving the country or facing prison or worse.
Chick-fil-A probably has a lawsuit against Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Washington D.C. just because of the threats against them by the elected officials there. Seems to me that’s de facto harm, coming from government officials acting under color of law.
But why bother suing, when Holder’s Justice Department will pounce on this in the name of protecting the Constitution?
Yeah, that’s the ticket. Any day now. Sure thing.
I couldn’t decide, Demoscists or Fascistocrats.
Fascism is state control over resources and the means of production presumably to increase effiency for the nation. The Italian version being the textbook example. What we’ve got is more like a kleptocracy. Just outright looting and spreading the booty around, with laws designed to protect the looters and stifle dissent. There is no “big picture” here of some eventual communist utopia. It’s just a giant smash-and-grab of wealth and power.
Obama wants to be the Furor.
Why the gyrations? Call them what they are: Nazis.
>>>There is no big picture here of some eventual communist utopia. Its just a giant smash-and-grab of wealth and power.<<<
As of this moment you’re right. However, this is where the mob becomes the useful tool of the totalitarian statists. When the mob is unleashed, and the chaos and destruction ensue, the people will call for someone or some group to reestablish peace and order. Then those with the big picture step forth.
God help us.
The utopian vision exists only in the minds of those being manipulated. Obama dangles the utopia carrot in every speech. Just one more hurdle to go folks and we’ll be in the promised land.
Fascism is the seizure of control over production and distribution and exercises the power of ownership in a country where private property exists in name only and the owners of property are reduced to the status of government functionaries.
It’s classic bullying, in it’s purest form. The media is acting as the bullies enablers. You know... we’ve gone full circle now. All those open-minded liberals are now the “establishment press” and “working for the man”. Rather ironic wouldn’t you say.
The first thing needed for fascism to succeed is a compliant media. Townhall (and NR, etc.) have been compliant in censoring the debate on Obama’s eligibility. Would be a nice article if not for the hypocrisy, the author is as much a fraud as Barry.
Scratch a progressive and a totalitarian is revealed. It may not always be the case but it’s the way to bet.
It's deeply dangerous. And it's becoming the ugly new attitude of the Democratic Party elite.It isn't new.
They've had this attitude since the counter-culture movement took over the party back in the 70's.
They simply feel they no longer have to hide it.
What it is under less theoretical terms is a gross abuse of power by an elected official acting in a dictatorial fashion. If we hung a few of them for it every so often we wouldn't have this problem.
Huh? Ben Shapiro a fraud? You have got to be joking