by Hannes Wessels
Most people I associate with miss it completely but with the rise of Biden to the American presidency, the growth of authoritarianism throughout the world has been accelerated. Trump, for all his alleged faults, tended towards the libertarian view of how countries are best managed. He believed, as did Ronald Reagan, that government interference in the daily lives of people, should be kept to a minimum. Reagan famously said the most terrifying statement you will ever hear is: “We are from the government and we are here to help you.” Biden and Harris see it very differently, they subscribe to the socialist view that government knows better than the individual and therefore it is sensible to surrender your rights to a massive, faceless bureaucracy that will tell you what to do.
The Covid-19 hoax has come at a perfect time. Prior to this, a mechanism for instilling fear in people was generated through the transmission blatant lies and dodgy data about Global Warming. We were told the icecaps were melting rapidly and soon we would all drown, and people panicked into accepting a raft of ridiculous new laws aimed at reversing the looming apocalypse. As with all other man-made problems we confront today the sole culprits were identified as the industrialised West.
When the apocalypse failed to arrive, along came Corona and again people are being terrified into submission through statistical manipulation, and a welter of disinformation on the spread and lethality of the virus. Millions, throughout affected countries have been turned into snitches creating a fractious society underpinned by mutual mistrust. What is troubling is most people seem to have responded with alacrity to the withdrawal of their basic human rights which must have thrilled the politicians who relish unquestioning obedience from a servile citizenry.
In the case of both Global Warming and the so called Corona ‘pandemic’, dissenting views, no matter how credible and well researched they may be, and no matter how well qualified the dissenters might be, are being ruthlessly suppressed. This follows a natural progression from the institutionalising of ‘hate-speech’ laws which have criminalised any statement which may impact negatively upon any person of different gender, religion, ethnicity or race. To all intents and purposes, the fundamental human right of freedom of speech, has been abrogated. In some cases, following the Orwellian dystopian view of a future world, mere thought, without any utterances may suffice to secure a conviction.
The setting is perfect for those who seek complete control. The world we find ourselves in is now dominated by liberal politicians, a liberal media and massive corporations with awesome financial power, that share the same views and solutions. The media and the corporates account to nobody. This is a frightening matrix that the vast majority of people appear unaware of, making the path to the accumulation of unbridled power for the few, appear to be clear.
One of the reasons for the prevailing ignorance of what is unfolding before their eyes is history has been tampered with by a legion of cunning academics. Few know or remember that virtually all the dictatorships of the last century had social-democrat beginnings.
Hitler, a socialist, rose to power with the support of the working class, blaming the Bolsheviks and the Jews for Germany’s woes. Lenin, also a man from the ‘hard-left’ claiming to be ‘for the people’, blamed the Kulaks among others for the poverty that prevailed at the time and eliminated them, triggering a famine. “We all know who the internal enemy is. It is the capitalists, the landowners, the kulaks, and their offspring, who hate the government of the workers … who do not suck the blood of their fellow villagers.”
Unsurprisingly, both Mussolini and Lenin received favourable attention from most of the liberal media of the time which hailed them as ‘progressives’ for their policies towards labour and their rejection of establishment values. And in both cases, American academics were mostly uncritical of what was unfolding, just as they are today.
But the man who Jonah Goldberg, in his book, ‘Liberal Fascism’ describes as “… the twentieth century’s first fascist dictator…” was in fact, US President Woodrow Wilson who came to the White House in 1913. like Joe Biden, he was a liberal Democrat, claiming the interests of the poor, impoverished by the avarice of the rich, drove him to seek the presidency. Wilson, as Biden is likely to emulate, ruthlessly attacked those who disagreed with his policies, and “…unleashed literally thousands of badge-carrying goons on the American people .. that would have made Mussolini envious,” according to Goldberg. Mussolini’s ‘fascists’ were Wilson’s ‘progressives’ he reminds us. Sadly for the world, Wilson did not confine his hard-line attitude to his homeland, he was the man who insisted on crippling Germany at Versailles following WWI and set the stage for another world-war in 1939. The similarities that exist in America today are ominous; except more so; Biden’s first executive act, in pursuit of poverty alleviation, appears to be the opening of American borders to expedite the process of breaking down the old white-dominated order that he and his followers reject. How this will benefit America is a mystery to me, but if Venezuela is his template for ‘progress’ then his intentions are understandable.
The fact that much of the world has been down this path before and paid a heavy price in terms of human suffering is of little consequence to the politicians. It is a feature of authoritarian governments that they refuse to learn from past mistakes through the rewriting of history and the unfair apportionment of blame. Biden, and most Western leaders find fault lies with a world recently dominated and allegedly abused by white people and the solution in speeding up the destruction of the old order that brought these countries to prominence. Boris Johnson has not indicated he disagrees nor have any other western European leaders.
Fascism beckons and most people appear to be thrilled.