Sequestering Liberty, Fomenting Conflict

For those who visit this blog regularly, you may notice I write and post a lot about Marxism. To truly understand the machinations of the radical left, one must filter their deeds and words through a Marxist filter, in my opinion. But herein lies the problem: for many, this is just too much to accept and absorb, despite the fact the proof is in the pudding—particularly at this point in Obama’s reign.

The reason for this, I believe, is the love of statism and big government are being held up as an ideal to students in our universities and public school systems. Political science professor at Clemson University in South Carolina C. Bradley Thompson referred to this phenomenon as the “dictatorship of the professorial”—the modern twist on the old Marxist utopian fantasy of the “dictatorship of the proletariat.”

Additionally, many Americans associate those like me who call out Obama and his minions as being beholden to the tenets of Marxian socialism as McCarthyites. “Yeah, yeah, yeah,” they say, “A commie behind every tree … yeah, right.” Well, like I always say, “It is what it is.”

But I do understand the reluctance of many Americans to embrace the view that what we are seeing is, in fact, Marxian socialism. Many don’t even have a clue what Marxism truly is these days; its diabolical and bloody history is not taught in our schools or universities.

What is taught in our educational institutions, though, is America is an oppressive taskmaster that only benefits the so-called “1%,” while the rest suffer under the jackboot of immoral capitalists (a term coined by Marx himself)—racists and fascists who wish to only enrich themselves on the backs of the working class and the poor—the proletariat.

The term “low information voter” has recently entered the American lexicon. For many, through no fault of their own, due to a state-run press and a public education system that elevates group facilitation over actual learning, the notion of pure communism being a major driving factor in our own government’s policies is just too much to grasp at once; it seems, at first glance, preposterous. I understand it is difficult for someone to be taken from point A directly to point Z without going through all the waypoints in between.

But let’s just consider some of the recent maneuvers by the White House and the democrats as of late. The president is engaged in an all-out campaign to paint the sequestration as a disaster that will result in the loss of jobs and government services that could plunge our country into total economic chaos, despite the fact that it was his White House and the democrats who proposed the sequester. It was the president who signed the bill into law. Now, with astonishing brazenness and dishonesty, the president blames the republicans for the sequester and any resultant consequences that may result.

The most troubling aspect of Obama’s sequester shenanigans is the damage it will due to our nation’s defense. Trevor Loudon’s urgent warning to the American people prior to the reelection of Barack Obama clearly points out that Obama and his minion’s real goal is to not just wreck the U.S. economy, but to destroy and diminish our military capacity:

Even Bob Woodward, hardly a darling of the right, is asking, “What the hell is going on here?” Woodward appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss the White House’s handling of the impending sequester, as reported by The Blaze:

“I think peoples’ heads are about to explode about all of this, you know, what the hell is going on here?” Woodward said Wednesday. “I’m not sure the White House understands exactly what happened in all of these negotiation at the end of 2011 with the sequester and the super committee, because they were really on the sidelines.”

He continued, turning his attention to the White House’s recent claim that spending cuts would prohibit it from deploying aircraft carriers to the Persian Gulf.

“Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’” Woodward said.

“Or George W. Bush saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need’ or even Bill Clinton saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to attack Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters,’ as he did when Clinton was president because of some budget document?” he added.

“Under the Constitution, the president is commander-in-chief and employs the force. And so we now have the president going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement, I can’t do what I need to do to protect the country. That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time.”

The New York Times has reported that a mass release of criminals (more here), who happen to be illegal aliens as well, is being tied to impending federal budget cuts:

Federal immigration officials have released hundreds of detainees from detention centers around the country in recent days in a highly unusual effort to save money as automatic budget cuts loom in Washington, officials said Tuesday.

The government has not dropped the deportation cases against the immigrants, however. The detainees have been freed on supervised release while their cases continue in court, officials said

The American populace is being led to believe that only “dozens” are being released, according to the New York Times. But those “dozens” are, in reality, adding up to thousands. A spokesman for Babeu told that ICE officials have said they plan to release a total of nearly 10,000 illegal immigrants

Fox News reported:

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Tuesday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement released more than 500 detainees in his county alone over the weekend. A spokesman for Babeu told that ICE officials have said they plan to release a total of nearly 10,000 illegal immigrants.


Babeu described the move as a “mass budget pardon” and suggested the administration was going to unnecessary lengths to demonstrate the impact of the so-called sequester.

“President Obama would never release 500 criminal illegals to the streets of his hometown, yet he has no problem with releasing them in Arizona. The safety of the public is threatened and the rule of law discarded as a political tactic in this sequester battle,” he said.

It is utterly impossible for me to not see the parallels of past socialist and communist regimes of the past with what is going on in our nation right now. So, with all that being said, it may behoove us to review a little history.

Several decades ago, Latvian filmmaker Albert Jekste produced a disturbing and grim documentary entitled “My Latvia” depicting the Soviet conquest and occupation of the Baltic States (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia). Stalin released scores of violent criminals from Latvian prisons and then appointed them to head up the country’s police agencies.

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In August 1939, Hitler and Stalin signed a treaty called the “Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact” to make Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union allies and divide Europe between them.

In September 1939, Hitler invaded Poland from the west and Stalin invaded Poland from the east, starting World War II.

In late September 1939, Stalin threatening to invade and occupy Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania if they did not permit him to maintain military bases there. He promise to honor their sovereignty. After Poland’s fate, the three Baltic countries saw no alternative but to yield.

In June 1940, the Soviets broke their promises, took over the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian governments, and killed or deported virtually all political and business leaders. Stalin subsequently declared that the Baltic countries had “volunteered” to become part of the Soviet Union.

Romania in the early 70’s released criminals in order to bring chaos and conflict to Western Europe. Fidel Castro did the same. Saddam Hussein did it, too. Josef Stalin was a hero of Saddam Hussein’s. The former Iraqi dictator modeled his oppressive regime and secret security apparatus from the example set by Stalin’s brutal and merciless one-party, centralized state machine.

The whole purpose of releasing hardened criminals into the general populace was specifically designed to keep the masses in a state of perpetual chaos, fear and conflict—a paradigm shift to replace the rule of law with the law of force. By fomenting fear and violence purposefully, it gives the state the excuse to provide the solution by cracking down on the citizenry for the sake of “safety.”

“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”

—Ben Franklin

The excuse for cracking down on the citizenry with an iron fist is made more palatable by the promise of “public safety,” when, in reality, it was the state that created the crisis in the first place.

Consider Maximilien de Robespierre—the influential figure from the French Revolution—who was instrumental in implementing the bloody policies of what became known as “The Terror.” In the 365 days Robespierre sat upon the “Committee of Public Safety,” some 55,000 French citizens were murdered, tortured and imprisoned—all under the guise of “public safety.” Anyone suspected of not supporting “the struggle” were deemed counter-revolutionaries and enemies of the state. But Robespierre met a dark end at the guillotine following his bloody rampage to “perfect man”—giving credence to the adage “what goes around comes around.”

Am I saying President Obama is modeling himself after such figures as Josef Stalin and Maximilien de Robespierre? There’s no real way for me to get inside Barack’s mind to know for sure. I just watch his actions, as opposed to his words. Obama’s ideology and philosophy toward governing aligns itself with Karl Marx far more than it does James Madison, in my opinion.

Additionally, the notion of “struggle” and “revolution” is central to the radical left, much like it is in all Marxist insurrections. As some ardent Marxists say, “The cult of individuality must be crushed”—which is reminiscent of the president’s words at his Inaugural address—meaning: “individualism requires collective action.”

Years ago, a huge rift opened up between the neo-conservatives and The Birch Society (referred to as “birchers” by the left). At the time, the “birchers” were warning of the “insiders” attempts at subverting our government. This was seen as kooky conspiracy theory with no basis in reality. Once again, the notion dyed-in-the-wool communists were within our government and working tirelessly to usurp it seemed like nothing more than fanciful fiction bordering on insanity.

I, myself, do not know that much about the John Birch Society. As a matter of fact, I’m getting ready to research it more. But I will say this: I don’t care whether the truth is served to me on a solid gold platter encrusted with lapis azuli, or whether the truth comes from the mouth of a donkey. It is what it is. When I watch this video recorded in 1958 (which I find rather prophetic), by Robert Welch of the John Birch Society, it is impossible for me to not see the disturbing corollaries to our present political situation. You be the judge:

Robert Welch on the “Insiders” plan to destroy America:

  1. Greatly expanded government spending.
  2. Higher, then much higher taxes.
  3. An increasingly unbalanced budget.
  4. Wild inflation of our currency.
  5. Government control of prices, wages and materials (supposedly to control inflation).
  6. Greatly increased socialistic controls for operation of our economy and activity of our daily lives.
  7. Far more centralization of power in Washington and practical elimination of our state lines.
  8. The steady advance of federal aid to, and control over, our educational system.
  9. A constant hammering into the American consciousness of the horror of modern warfare, the beauties and absolute necessities of peace – peace always on Communist terms, of course.
  10. The consequent willingness of the American people to allow the steps of appeasement by our government, which amount to a piecemeal surrender of the rest of the free world, and of the United States itself.


About Brent Parrish

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