Do you think that this could not happen here?

I was going to post the video, but because of its incredible graphic nature, and statement on humanity, I have decided to leave it to you to view where I found it.

This is not the result of the supreme leader “wanting” to kill the protesters, but the result of power “unchecked,” and the ability of guns to be used on the very people whom are governed.  It is the result of a narcissistic leadership which thinks it is best to govern those people, and will enact whatever means, including the murder of its own citizens to maintain the ability to do so.

Power is a dangerous drug.

When we look at the Obama administration, examining the actions known already, and those suspected, does it not send chills down your spine to contemplate what they have already shown willingness to do?  Do these folks contemplate this type of action (shooting an innocent civilian) even now?  Likely not.  However, when push comes to shove WOULD THEY?

Jack McHugh of the Mackinac Center has often made it a point on his personal blog to note that evil should generally be dismissed as the motivation for a set of political actions.  I would tend to agree mostly, and some points he made are worth noting as we contemplate our own political posturing.  He notes:

When a group of people lose (or never learn) the habits of civility, they bring their society closer to the tragic status of Bosnia, Rwanda, Darfur, Iraq, etc.

And now Iran I would say..

This is because if you claim that I am “evil” you have closed off any possibility of civil discourse based on reason. What response can I possibly make to that assertion? Resorting to such uncivil behavior may suggest that the uncivil person cares primarily about getting or keeping power, and believes that the end justifies the means. At the very least it indicates that he is disrespectful of core democratic habits.

And that is where the other shoe drops.

Consider the nature of recent dismissals of independent investigators, the removal of “right wing support systems” with the dealership closings, the takeover of entire media conglomerates through a careful payback system, and finally the creation of new crisis’ to ensure the growth of government intervention as a necessity.  It is all calculated, yet most would not call this administration evil, though we would look at the actions of another (foreign) administration decades ago which acted similarly resulting in the extermination of millions, and a well earned dark spot in the history of humanity.

Is our administration evil?  Should we consider the actions it has already taken to solidify its power and control as evil?  Or do we wait until one or more of our citizens are lying in the street bleeding from a gunshot wound to the chest to make up our minds?

5 comments for “Do you think that this could not happen here?

  1. in_awe
    June 21, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    ACORN and Americorps will become our nation’s basij – civilian enforcers of a politician’s grab for power and an intimidating force in elections. We already have seen ACORN’s federal funding soar under Obama and their role in future government activities assured. Investigations of corruption and fraud have been sidetracked or stopped at the same time the money floodgates are being opened.

    Attorney General Holder announced last week that “hate crimes” – really thought crimes – will be the focus of the DOJ under him. Community organizers have always used an “us against them” appeal and leveraged simmering anger. Last week the Senate passed a resolution apologizing for slavery; the sponsor of the billl said the legislative heavy lifting can now start. He meant the work of passing reparation laws.

    Expect more anger to boil to the surface and more lectures from our “Supreme Leader” and Eric Holder about racial cowardice and selfishness and the need for one group to atone for sins of the nation 200 years ago.

    We will see divisiveness deliberately created by this administration yet blamed on conservatives. It will start getting real ugly in short order. Read the history of Germany after WWI. When unemployment spiked and inflation soared and resentment was everywhere, one man stepped forward offering hope and change and pride. He created a political party and movement of millions of citizens that morphed into a parallel shadow government before its leader attained political office. He used the disaffected to focus the anger in the street and silence all critics…

  2. June 22, 2009 at 10:54 am

    We saw something similar at Kent State, Ruby Ridge and Waco, TX already.

  3. June 23, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Bonaparte’s Axiom: “Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.”

    Gray’s Corollary: “Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.”

    The problem isn’t that BHO, Biden, Reid, and Pelosi, et al. are trying to be evil. I’m going to be reasonable and assume (until proven otherwise) that at least their intentions are noble. The problem is that they fail to realize the inherent evil of their behavior.

    Adolf Hitler (who, incidentally, was of Austrian, not German, nativity) no doubt thought that he was doing the right thing all along. But once the conscience is muted, evil behavior is the natural follow-on result. Greed, pride, arrogance, and the like have an amazing power to blind one to the truth.

    This is the reason that the Declaration of Independence was written, to break once for all from a government that had overstepped its rightful bounds. This is the reason that the Constitution was structured the way it was, to prevent that sort of thing from happening here.

    God help us all.

  4. Penny Nelson
    June 24, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I’ve decided to get into the political scene…not running for office, but to locate and ELECT people that understand and respect the constitution. While I will continue to demonstrate, speak out, etc, getting my fingers into the process THIS year may help to bring real change. It’s what I can REALLY do. Everyone has to find their nitch and DO it!

    I believe that there is such a groundswell of discontent in our country. Perhaps himself has really awakened this country from its sleep. I pray that it has.

    • jgillman
      June 25, 2009 at 8:36 am

      Welcome to the fray. We need more of you, and other conservative activists.

      Don’t be bashful about commenting when you feel the urge, and if you feel you have some good arguments to present, I occasionally have some guest writers.

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