The Price of Freedom

2011 October 14
by justrand

Hate, Fear and Envy took center stage this week…

HATE – Nancy Pelosi, ex-Speaker of the House, “Republicans want women to die on the floor

FEAR – Joe Biden, current Vice President of the United States: “Unless the Jobs Bill is passed we will have more rapes and murders next year

ENVY – From the “Occupy L.A.” event (one of dozens of examples):

Demonization and demagoguery are designed to remove common sense and civil discourse from consideration, and replace them with the raw emotions of hate, fear and envy.

This has all happened before…and in such recent memory that you would think that THIS country, at least, would have learned from it.

I’ve just finished reading Erik Larson’s book ‘In the Garden of Beasts’…and the parallels between our current situation and Germany in 1933-1934 are frightening…and enlightening.

1933-1934 was THE critical time in the rise of National Socialism in Germany. But in order to sweep away the last vestiges of democratic rule, and bury any remaining traditions of open dialogue and dissent, the Nazis needed to remove common sense and civil discourse from consideration. They needed to replace them hate, fear and envy.

The Jews were the object of most of this hate, fear and envy, of course. And from the looks of the sign above, they are becoming that again, as “Millionaires & Billionaires” are fast becoming code-words for “Jews”. Still, Republicans/Conservatives are the main focus of the Left.  Any and every smear, lie, and attack is intended to inspire hate, instill fear, and heighten envy. And this is all justified by the Left as some kind of “payback” for all the “oppression” Bush and the Republicans caused.

In cities across America the people exhorting the OWS crowd are using hate, fear and envy to urge the “occupiers” to overthrow our Republic, and replace it with something or other that they feel will give them everything they want.  These mainly are intended to fan the flames of ENVY, and inspire Class Warfare.  But more and more they are including anti-Semitism, as shown in the photo above, and at this link:

This stage has been set once before. Hitler used hate, fear, and envy to set the stage for his absolute rule as Fuhrer, yet at any time up until August 2, 1934 he could have been stopped. On August 2nd, President Hindenburg died, and all the pent up hate, fear and envy allowed Hitler to consolidate all power to himself.

From August 2, 1934 until the end of the war in May, 1945, none dared openly dissent (and few dared dissent before August 2nd). Those who dissented were labeled “unpatriotic” and “Jew lovers” (among other terms), and any dissent brought swift retribution…even death. When Bush was President, this bumper sticker was very popular: “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism”. Of course, a trip to any military cemetery dispels this nonsense, but it was very popular for eight years. And while “Dissent = Racism” hasn’t made it to a bumper-sticker yet, it is the prevailing sentiment from the Left as long as Obama is the Resident of the White House. Yesterday Loretta Sanchez said this: “The Tea Party and Republicans are unpatriotic, hate America and are screwing the ‘Working Class’”…because “they oppose Obama”!!

The stage is being set once again, as it was in Germany in 1933 and 1934.  How will this “play” play out?

The other focus of Larson’s book is on the utter failure of the world to confront and blunt Hitler’s territorial ambitions. Larson highlights the naiveté of Liberalism as President Roosevelt named William Dodd to be our Ambassador to Germany in 1933. Dodd felt he could “reason with Hitler”, and “persuade him with Liberalism”. Both Roosevelt and Dodd felt that confronting Hitler would only anger him…and thus Dodd, a college professor from Chicago, was named to bring the light of Liberal thought to Germany. It was, obviously, a disaster. For even though Germany was stuck with Hitler at that point, Germany could have been contained and stopped from leading the world into the conflagration of World War II. Still, the world desperately wanted to believe that war could be averted with appeasement…especially France, England and the United States.

Dodd lasted one year, and came home having achieved nothing, although HIS eyes were finally open.

In the Garden of Beasts’ is a compelling read, and (whether Larson intended it to be or not) is a clear reminder that what we used to think “could never happen HERE”…is indeed happening HERE, and now! The cost of the book is about $15, or for a few dollars worth of gas you could drive over to the library and get it from there. And then there’s the investment of reading the book. Whatever the final tally in time and money, it is in its own way the Price of Freedom. For unless we remember that it CAN happen here, it will…and we will have no freedom at all.


61 Responses leave one →
  1. 2011 October 14 9:45 am
    judyt2012 permalink

    Nancy Pelosi might be right because this usual Republican and always conservative woman would not shed one tear (unless the champagne cork hits me) when Piglousey is on the floor dying, the same goes for Debbie Whatshername-slut, Loretta Sans-sense, and Maximum Welfare.

    Would I render assistance? Yes, of course I am not a monster. However, in order to honor their Democrat ideals if I saw then bleeding to death I would perform the Heimlich manuever, if they were choking I would apply pressure to a bandage, and if they appeared to be having a heart attack I would get them to do some jumping jacks or other cardio activity to keep them from becoming unconscious (but then again aren’t they all ready some degree of unaware), then I would have them lie undistrubed in a dark room.

    I know some of you may point out that all of my actions are exactly the wrong thing to do in those circumstances and could cause even more harm. But again, these are Democrats and they are comfortable with doing the wrong and most damaging actions.

  2. 2011 October 14 10:16 am

    I guess we should thank him, more time for other candidates.

  3. 2011 October 14 10:16 am
    justrand permalink

    judy, your only mistake is including “Piglousey”, “Debbie Whatshername-slut” and “Loretta Sans-sense” in the category: “Women” to begin with. 🙂

  4. 2011 October 14 10:21 am
    justrand permalink

    KH, without Hunts”man” in the debate how will ever remember the awesomeness of what he did for Utah?!?!?

    And who will represent all the ORANGE people of America???


  5. 2011 October 14 10:26 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Sadly, some of the points the OWS folks are railing against I agree with. But I don’t agree with their methods or the end game solution they want to see.

    * Get rid of the Fed. Check.
    * Get rid of crony capitalism and open up markets. Check.
    * Bust the banks with antitrust. Check.
    * Eliminate the `K` street crowd. Check.

    Everything else they want? No chance in hell Leroy!

  6. 2011 October 14 10:36 am

  7. 2011 October 14 10:41 am
    TLS permalink

    Maximum Welfare ~ judy


  8. 2011 October 14 10:44 am

  9. 2011 October 14 10:45 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog, I could actually agree with the “End the Fed” sign…except for all Jewish “Star of David” symbols all over it. They, and people all over the OWS landscape are equating “GREED” with “JEW”.

    Hey, who’s up for another Krystalnacht???

  10. 2011 October 14 10:46 am
    JustMary permalink

    #5 Funny thing is I didn’t hear word one about abolishing the fed until this post (the picture). I wonder if this is their way of drawing Paul-bots in or if the bots have invaded. Not that ending the fed is a bad idea, mind you, but the inclusion of the star of David? Yeah……

    Oddly enough, I have a few Jewish friends pulling for Paul. Makes about as much sense to me as them voting democrat.

  11. 2011 October 14 11:09 am

    What both political parties are about to offer up leaves us with two options:

    Option A : getting screwed by the ugly whore ~~~(demokrats)

    Option B: getting screwed by the better looking whore ~~~(republikrats)

    ERGO~~~we be skrewed.

  12. 2011 October 14 11:11 am

    Jellyfish ground stakes?

    ICBM’s methinks

  13. 2011 October 14 11:16 am
    bc3b permalink

    Didn’t have time to comment on the last thread, but here’s why I agree with Buchanan:

    We have reached a point where “entitlements” from the Great Society era (welfare, food stamps, section 8 rental assistance, etc.). We also have a growing number of illegal immigrants in the country who are receiving everything from food stamps to free care at the local hospital emergency room.

    Sooner or later we are going to discover that we can no longer afford these entitlements as productive Americans’ salaries bare stagnant and local government frevenues plummet.

    When the time comes that we realize that we are going to have to cut back or eliminate these programs, the media and “community organizers” are going to whip the unproductive into riot mode.

    This is not a problem that is unique to the United States. Britain will probably go broke before we do, but it may result in Balkanization.

  14. 2011 October 14 11:18 am
    bc3b permalink

    ip #12

    It doesn’t matter if it’s the ugly whore or the good looking whore. You end up with clap either way.

  15. 2011 October 14 11:21 am
    bc3b permalink

    Judy, JM and TLS –

    Any suggestiond for male athletes you want to see in tomorrow’s college picks?

  16. 2011 October 14 11:23 am

    That’s right, and gonorrhea is nothing to clap about

  17. 2011 October 14 11:25 am

    This is not a problem that is unique to the United States. Britain will probably go broke before we do, but it may result in Balkanization.


    Perhaps that will be the only way to stop the turd world invasion

  18. 2011 October 14 11:48 am
    mulletover permalink

    I’m going with the better looking whore.

  19. 2011 October 14 11:50 am
    justrand permalink

    The Republican Party vs. the Democrat Party: Hazy vs. CRAZY!!

    When the Repubs are in power they go to sleep…when the Dems are in power they dig in DEEP!

    I pray we don’t have to vote for Hazy (i.e., Romney)…but he beats CRAZY (the current Resident)

    C’mon Herman…throw the bomb (the Money Bomb!)

  20. 2011 October 14 11:54 am
    justrand permalink

    WTF??? (Winning the Future!)

    Gallup A: 38 54…….. -16
    Rasmussen LV: 47 53…….. -6

    So Gallup, using ADULTS gets -16, and Rasmussen, using Likely Voters, gets -6


  21. 2011 October 14 10:56 am
    JustMary permalink

    Speaking of the poster, what is coming out of it in the middle? Jellyfish ground stakes?

  22. 2011 October 14 12:04 pm
    justrand permalink

    KH, they kept some of the most imporant parts of the law intact, however.

    I like her “Hazy” better than Romney’s hazy!! 🙂

  23. 2011 October 14 12:43 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    As Judy pointed out a few days ago, Rasmussen has been weird lately.

  24. 2011 October 14 12:49 pm


  25. 2011 October 14 12:51 pm
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 –

    One other bthing I might go along with the OWS crowd is increasing some tariffs. Many of our tariffs are ridiculously low compared to other countries that try to keep the few U.S. goods that we still export out. Try importing a vehicle into Japan or South Korea.

    The free traders always bring up Smoot-Hawley and the problems that it caused but 80 years ago we were an exporting nation. Today we are an importing nation.

    One of the major problems is that we have developed an “America last” mentality. Both Bushes, Clinton and Obama all seemed more interested in helping the rest of the world. Let’s do what’s best for this country and its people and screw the rest of the world.

    The days when the U.S. could play Santa to the world are long over. Somebody just forgot to tell Washington.

  26. 2011 October 14 12:53 pm
    bc3b permalink

    ip #18 –

    The problem with Balkanization is that by the time it occurs both Kalifornia and Texas will be Hispanic majority states. JR will be changing his name to Pedro, JM will be calling herself Maria and drdog09 will be going by Pepe and they will be dialing 2 for English.

  27. 2011 October 14 1:46 pm

    when one tribe out breeds the other tribes, they usually come out the winners.
    The anglo tribe has apparently chosen celibacy over survival.
    Darwin rules.

    Fortunately for me, I will have shuffled off this mortal coil, and be enjoying my dirt nap, before most of this turd world crap hits the fan.

  28. 2011 October 14 2:10 pm
    Deckard permalink

    #17 – IP – intended pun?

  29. 2011 October 14 2:18 pm
    Deckard permalink

    #27 – I will have moved out of Southern California before that happens. I’m almost at the breaking point . . . the San Fernando Valley – at least the eastern half – along with areas around downtown L.A. (not to mention northern Orange Couty) is basically Mexico. No one I know wants to go there, be there or shop there.

    #28 – IP – anglos see the future and realize it’s not worth breeding. Let the hispanics and afro-americans wallow in poverty. That way – they’ll be paying for it (somehow) – and we won’t need to. Pretty soon the rest of the country will let California fail because they don’t want to be burdened with the cost. Very un-PC, but that’s my honest opinion.

  30. 2011 October 14 2:22 pm

    #17~~roger the pun

  31. 2011 October 14 2:25 pm

    The demographics of texas may not change as rapidly as kalifornicate, because we have an influx of
    non hispanics escaping TO texas from the north and elsewhere, partialy offsetting the illegals and overbreeders here at home.

  32. 2011 October 14 2:26 pm
    MI Conservative permalink

    bc-you get my Miami pick? I was working at a Catholic High School when I emailed it and want to make sure you got it.

    Dang those Catholic Schools sure are ahead academically and behaviorally. It’s been 10 years since I coached there and forgot how nice it is.

  33. 2011 October 14 2:42 pm
    brucefdb permalink

    Drudge Headline: Is Obamacare falling apart already?

    The Obama administration Friday pulled the plug on a major program in the president’s signature health overhaul law – a long-term care insurance plan dogged from the beginning by doubts over its financial solvency.

    Targeted by congressional Republicans for repeal, the program became the first casualty in the political and policy wars over the health care law. It had been expected to launch in 2013.

  34. 2011 October 14 3:01 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Got it MIC –

    Were you at Muskegon Catholic today?

    I know what you mean. Bridget was telling me how boring her math class is at CMU – we learned all that stuff at Bishop Foley.

    It’s a shame corporal punishment went by the wayside. It was fun watching the brothers kick the crap out of kids. I’m convinced that’s why we had to wear ties, so the brothers could hold us still while they beat us silly.

    Detension has replaced corporal punishment.

  35. 2011 October 14 3:11 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    If we would just quit with all the subsidies and freebies the Mexicialis will self deport. Then pay anglos to breed. Reblanced in a generation.

  36. 2011 October 14 3:25 pm

    Detension has replaced corporal punishment.~~bc3b

    Apparently spelling hasn’t. 😀

  37. 2011 October 14 3:28 pm
    bc3b permalink

    ip –

    s is the next letter to t. i was close.

  38. 2011 October 14 3:31 pm
    judyt2012 permalink

    Is this true — Obama has sent US troops to Uganda to help put down Christian opposition?

    We are screwed. [Sorry God…please remember I did not vote for that Ass]

  39. 2011 October 14 3:32 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Well, Well, HHS abandons the implementation of the long care option of Obamacare.

    But that begs an observation — all the provisions of Obamacare are LAW. So how does HHS have the right to pick and choose which they will implement? Hmmmmmmmmm?

  40. 2011 October 14 3:33 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    ‘Detension ‘ Come clean BC, you really meant massage didn’t you??

  41. 2011 October 14 3:46 pm
    justrand permalink

    enjoy (and this gal looks WAAAAY better than the real Elizabeth Warren)

  42. 2011 October 14 3:47 pm

    ip –

    s is the next letter to t. i was close.

    Not on the key board it ain’t.

  43. 2011 October 14 3:49 pm

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress in a letter that she does not see a viable path forward at this time. By law, implementation of the program was contingent on Sebelius certifying it financially sound.

  44. 2011 October 14 4:45 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    bc3b – I am glad to see you are learning (realizing how close we are to Balkanization and the results of it). It is a very steep learning curve that those who fail to keep up will loose what is most valuable to them.

    For you and me (more so for me), we are located close to some good olde boys who wont put up with this bullsh*t and who are not politically correct.

  45. 2011 October 14 4:53 pm
    justrand permalink

    gnqanq, and the rest of ya’ll…you best believe that when the “Balkanization” starts me an mine will light out for the “good olde boys who wont put up with this bullsh*t and who are not politically correct”. We’ll bring our own supplies and “defenses” 🙂

    Though we may not have to move further than our cabin. It’s in Northeast California…and is as Conservative as any place in the U.S. We’ll just become one of the “Balkans”

  46. 2011 October 14 5:13 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    JR – good to know you have A plan.

  47. 2011 October 14 6:14 pm
    justrand permalink

    IP…that transmission was not received! 🙂

  48. 2011 October 14 6:35 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    What pays for the `Price of Freedom`.

  49. 2011 October 14 6:37 pm
    justrand permalink

    splendid, drdog…simply splendid!!!

  50. 2011 October 14 6:47 pm

    The veil will once and for all be ripped off the faces of these degenerates for all the world to see.

  51. 2011 October 14 6:57 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #49 Love

  52. 2011 October 14 7:14 pm
    justrand permalink

    IP, you asked for the veil to be ripped away…and here you go:

  53. 2011 October 14 7:22 pm
    justrand permalink

    the “Occupiers” are calling for Revolution! Okay…

    If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace” – Thomas Paine

    Sadly, for them, they have called for revolution BEFORE they disarmed us…uh oh.

  54. 2011 October 14 7:38 pm

    post 53 egads~~~put it back on !!!

  55. 2011 October 14 7:48 pm
    JBoz permalink

    #54 – I’m a nowhere near a conspiracy theorist, but I am convinced that there was a well orchestrated plan which called for a) disarming the citizenry, b) crashing the economic system, c) fomenting social chaos and calls for revolution and finally d) suspending the electoral process. And all this was supposed to come to pass over the course of an 8 year Obama term with majorities in both houses.

    But the plan went south with the rise of the Tea Party, the 2010 mid-terms, F&F blowing up in their faces, and O’s irreversibly dismal approval numbers. What we are seeing with OWS is the final piece of the puzzle which they are desperately rushing to the forefront as a last ditch effort prior to 11/12. They know it’s a long-shot, but at this point they have to go all in because they know what lies ahead in just over 12 months.

  56. 2011 October 14 8:24 pm
    justrand permalink

    IP…a veil wouldn’t help…we need aluminum siding!!

    p.s. to JBoz, I agree totally. There was a “game plan”, and it went South on ’em. But they’re running the next scheduled play (OWS) even though they are now deep in their own end of the field. The KEY was always to disarm us FIRST. Uh oh…

  57. 2011 October 14 8:31 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    The problem with the Leftists is that they think statically. Their taxing plans are planned statically. Their plans for overthrow are planned accordingly. They think that there is no reaction for their actions. As a consequence they get caught `unexpectedly` when the fecal matter hits the rotary oscillator.

  58. 2011 October 14 8:55 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #53 Teh Jooooooooooooos!!!!!!!!!!! ZOMG

  59. 2011 October 14 8:56 pm
    JustMary permalink

    That just never gets old. 😆

  60. 2011 October 14 8:58 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #56 Yes, except that I believe that was all supposed to happen in 4 years. They never thought they’d have to worry about reelection.

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