1930s Europe in America
By Michael Moriarty
If we add Obama's "Change" to George W. Bush's neo-Conservative America, Vladimir Putin's neo-Soviet Russia and Red China's neo-dictatorship, the New-World Order will have reached unequivocally "Neo-New Heights".
If, however, there is nothing really new under the sun, what is Obama's "Change" going to add that is "new" to the increasingly neo-dictatorial, governing styles we're living in?
As Joe The Plumber learned, Barack The Changer is here to spread the wealth around.
It is certainly another chapter added to the endless length of a novel I have entitled The Progressive World Autobahn.
Is there anything standing in the way of Meganomics' (see my editorial) and its highway construction?
The virtual concrete that constructs this highway, at least its major ingredient, is legalized abortion. With that in place, everything is possible. Besides, all efforts to block the highway's "Progress" through pro-life states and communities have been … well … aborted by the Supreme Court's progressively benign neglect.
America, guided by Progressive bipartisanship, is increasingly a Federation and decreasingly a Republic. It is the fruit of an unrelentingly "Liberal Fascism", as Jonah Goldberg describes it, begun in America with Woodrow Wilson's administration and his dream of the League of Nations. FDR's version of "The League" was the present and increasingly Progressive United Nations.
The prophetically ominous book, Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, has me concluding that the liberal era's "Storm Troopers" are marching not out of the beer halls and wine cellars but out of the dormitories and lecture halls of the Ivy League.
Combine the Bushes with Bill Clinton as Yale graduates and Obama as a Columbia/Harvard man and then add Progressive Catholics all voting for Obama, the United States looks a lot like a Nobel Prize-winning, 1930's Europe.
Europe was the continent that admired its Nobel Prizewinner, Fritz Haber, the inventor of Zyklon B, the poison used to kill millions in the showers of the Holocaust.
In this case, the new Zyklon B is the RU486 abortion pill. Though invented in France, that "medication" is most copiously consumed in America. In addition, the 1930's equivocating Vatican is now the Progressive American Catholic, Pro-Choice Coalition, led by such neo-Catholics as Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi.
But then where is the America, the one of the 1940's, the heroic nation that is meant to save individual freedom from the tyranny of Liberal Fascism?
All I see coming to the rescue is what is left of a pro-life, Judeo-Christianity. As part of that, the Catholic Church, one of the murkiest power bases of World War II Europe, is now the largest pro-life institution to confront America's Progressive Liberal Fascism.
The New World Order's keystone to Obama's "Change" is the 35 years of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion and that is why the would-be president is obligated to defend Roe v. Wade to his dying day. Without such homicidal latitude, the Progressive vision of "Progress" would be … yes, aborted. The Progressive Population Policies alone would be unattainable. Progressives increasingly point to the favorable statistics that ensue from abortion: lower crime, lower poverty and healthier life styles.
As has been pointed out endlessly by every classic tragedy and dime novel, murder can solve almost any problem -- temporarily.
As for Progressively protecting human health, the most impressively "fit" military in the world had been that of Nazi Germany's Third Reich. In one of the irony of ironies, Hans The Blitzkrieger lost to G. I. Joe The Plumber.
The only major new wrinkle to this coming rerun of World War II, is that intellectual supremacy has replaced racial supremacy -- and, of course, the intellectually supreme Karl Marx always thought of himself as a genius, the kind of "expert" Voltaire would have labeled "an enlightened despot", but one which Marx himself would consider to be the greatest of intellectual "scientists". Economics to Marx was a precise science and, compared to "Karl", who or what could a Sarah Palin possibly claim to be?
With all the humility I can muster, I declare Karl Marx to be an intellectually supreme moral idiot which makes Sarah Palin, by comparison, a kind of saint.
Progressive intellectuality has steadily, over that last fifty years, concluded that the categories of Good and Evil decreasingly apply to the Progressive modern world … and eventually will no longer apply to any world at all.
Third millennium life reads like history written by Leopold and Loeb.
Given the "moral ambiguity" which a New York Times' film critic, in his review of Flight 93, declared the world now lives in, post 9/11, we've been living in that moral vacuum since the Roosevelt Administration's generous diplomatic relations with world Communism. Given the direction towards which FDR pointed Truman – a conciliatory relationship that had Truman giving up on freeing North Korea and virtually handing China to Mao Tse Tung – if we accept the fact that "Good and Evil", in a Progressive perspective, are politically incorrect categories, moral measuring rods are no longer applicable.
However, if you keep people forever feeling a sense of "Progress" you can lead them anywhere … anywhere at all. Hitler's visual "Sign of Progress" was the Autobahn, while Mussolini gave Italy trains that ran on time.
With Obama's promise of "Change" and the Democratic Party's Progressive promise of "Progress", America is living in 1930's Europe.
As Jonah Goldberg repeatedly points out in Liberal Fascism, Mussolini was unapologetically socialist and Hitler didn't describe his party as National Socialism for nothing!
He wanted to spread the wealth!!
And remember, Joe "The Changer" Stalin was one of Hitler's best, non-intervening allies during the first year and a half of World War II.
Neo-Soviet Russia is now Iran's best friend!
No wonder Obama, as America's new F.D.R., wants to sit with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without pre-conditions. That's how Roosevelt sat with Stalin when Joe The Changer swallowed up all of Eastern Europe.
Iran is now a satellite of Putin's neo-Soviet Empire. If, in the 1940's Roosevelt didn't have to be afraid of Stalin, why must Obama be afraid of a Stalinist puppet?
"We have nothing to fear but fear itself," said President Franklin Roosevelt.
Progressive arrogance … and yes, its elitism … they are what I not only fear more than fear itself, but what I will blame for America not only reliving the Great Depression … but for our nation's transformation into 1930's Europe.
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Moriarty is also running for President of the United States in 2008 as a candidate for the Realists Party. To find out more about Moriarty's presidential campaign, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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