The good news is that we can stop the trend and reverse course. In order to do that we need to understand what the primary causes are that are leading the nation to tyranny.
In part 1 I listed the 7 causes of tyranny that are gaining support.
These causes have been gaining support for many years, but the economic crisis has increased their momentum and created a window of opportunity for the government to push for tyrannical control of the entire economy.
4. Socialism – Socialism is easy to explain and very few agree to support it, yet many support government policies that are socialistic in nature.
Socialism is based on the idea that collective governing is better them self governing. The ideas lead to increasing taxes and regulation and expanding programs that force more people to become dependent on the government.
The promise of socialism is that more people will be taken care of than if they are left to take care of themselves.
The problem is that socialism cannot deliver what it promises because it undermines the foundation of capitalism, resulting in the reduction of wealth of the entire nation while growing the government until the day comes when the economy can no longer afford the government that was created to solve these problems.
Some acknowledge that we have a mixture of socialism and capitalism, which they believe is better than either of them. But this is simply not the case.
A mixture of socialism and capitalism cannot exist long term, because socialism undermines the very fabric of capitalism. One of them will always dominate and today that is socialism. You cannot support both socialism and capitalism. They represent two drastically different systems which are at odds with each other.
Capitalism is about honoring the entrepreneurial spirit of hard work, risk and self-reliance. It is about liberty and freedom and it is solely responsible for America’s prosperity.
Socialism is about government reliance without hard work. It’s about taking money from successful people who have earned it and giving it to others. The ideas are packaged and sold to the people by political leaders as if the people have been victimized by business owners.
Socialism is a transitional stage between capitalism and tyranny. Socialism also leads to the need for a centrally planned economy to control all means of production, distribution and jobs.
Creeping Socialism Has Destroyed the Foundation of Capitalism
5. Fascism – Fascism like socialism is easy to explain and very few agree to support it, yet many support government policies that are fascist in nature.
But fascism is much more dangerous because it leads to the notion that a nation needs to weed out the weak people and the weak ideas in order to truly become a collective vibrant nation.
Fascists claim that culture is created by collective national society and its state and therefore cultural ideas are what give individuals identity, and thus rejects individualism. This leads to a reduction in individial rights, like the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion.
In viewing the nation as an integrated collective community, fascists claim that pluralism is a dysfunctional aspect of society, and justify a totalitarian state as a means to represent the nation in its entirety.
Fascism supports government run businesses that control entire industries and block all competitors, enslaving people in government jobs as they take over entire industries like healthcare, automotive, mortgage lending, etc.
In many ways, we have adapted this aspect of fascism with as many as 70% of the jobs in the US now controlled by the government.
Political frustration (such as Obama is facing with his healthcare plans) leads political leaders to think that democracy is not getting the job done anyone and power needs to be more central in order to effectively control the economy.
When congress passes laws that give the President more control over the economy, like a national healthcare system, they are creating a more fascist nation.
In part 5, I’m going to continue with the causes that are gained support and are leading the nation to tyranny.