By ART CHANCE
It is with ignorance and cynicism that Left has adopted the phrase, “protect our democracy.” The very last thing the Left wants to protect is democracy; they don’t believe in freedom of speech, assembly, or religion. They don’t believe in due process. They don’t believe in equal protection.
I can go on. They fundamentally don’t believe in, but in fact despise, our constitutional republic.
Autocratic governments have been very good at catchy slogans. The Nazis really pushed protecting “community values,” and “protecting the racial health” of Germany. If you read German law in the Nazi period, you find that most court decisions include the statement that the decision is supported by “the healthy opinion of the Volk.” A derivative of this is the notion of the “Fuhrer Princip,” which means Fuhrer’s dictate supersedes law, has absolute power.
In Germany in the 1930s, the Nazi Party’s “brownshirts” enforced the community values of Germany. If you’ve had any world history courses you might recall an event called the Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, when the brownshirts destroyed the shops and homes of Jewish merchants throughout Germany. The brownshirts were the Nazi bully boys and they broke heads and broke the opposition to the Nazis.
However, when the Nazis rose to real power, they found the brownshirts to be a threat. Much of the upper leadership of the brownshirts was also homosexual, which didn’t sit well with Nazi leadership. The Nazis launched a raid on the brownshirts and took most of the leadership into custody. Some were summarily shot, others took a little longer. Nazi propaganda said that some leaders were found in bed with young males. The brownshirts all but ceased to exist as a political force in Germany to be replaced by the Schutzstaffel, or SS, the guys with the black uniforms. If you know any history, the midnight knock at the door and the demand for papers on the train still resonates.
As the Nazis reached legitimized power, they consolidated into well-organized units and suppressed much of their prior thuggish tendencies. When you have real power you don’t have to just ambush a guy in the alley and beat him to death, you just send some guys with uniforms and badges, take him to the station, and put a 9mm in the back of his head.
As the Nazis consolidated power, they consolidated their organization and the SS became the primary arm of state political and law enforcement power. The Nazis encouraged, really demanded, informing on neighbors, family, and associates. Children were encouraged to inform on parents. The Nazis were first and foremost shake-down artists, and there was a price for everything in Nazi Germany. We’ve seen that in the Democrat cities for the last 50 years or so; if you want to play, you pay.
The George Soros Junta has consolidated its power in the Biden Regime after its setback with Trump’s Administration. The federal bureaucracy had thwarted the Trump Administration’s attempts to install its own people in significant positions. The Biden Administration inherited the Obama Administration, still mostly in place, and most of it went all the way back to the Clinton Administration since George W. Bush, like Trump, was really only able to replace the prominent positions.
In essence the federal government is an occupying Democrat Party army. There are a few Republicans/conservatives left in it but they’re registered as independents, they talk quietly, and they meet only in out-of-the-way places where they’re unlikely to be seen together.
In a blinding flash of honesty, Comrade Obama actually said out loud what the Democrats really wanted, a Democrat armed force under federal executive branch control. Despite the best efforts of the Democrats to replace the leadership of the military with “woke” perfumed princes, the military is still somewhat traditional and still believes in old-fashioned notions of patriotism and loyalty.
Most of the alphabet soup of federal agencies have some armed contingent, just in case the Department of Commerce needs to send a SWAT to intervene before someone tears that label off their new mattress. The problem for the Democrats is that 200 years of history has put some pretty strong barriers around federal use of these powers.
The Trump era showed us that the Democrats can usually find a district court judge or even a circuit court who’ll give them a “great service,” but they were mostly unsuccessful in the circuits and almost totally unsuccessful at the Supreme Court level. Comrade Obama, or whoever was pulling his strings, realized that they needed some military force that could act under relatively independent authority.
Comrade Obama found willing accomplices in the Internal Revenue Service when he attacked conservative non-profit organizations; Lois Lerner, who headed the IRS, was a hero of the People’s Republic as she stymied revanchist political groups and militias a-borning. She’s enjoying her six-figure retirement rather than the 6 x 8 cell she deserves. Comrade Obama never realized his ambition of having a private army under his sole control. Now Slo’ Joe and the Democrat Congress are poised to establish one.
The fraudulently named “Inflation Reduction Act” is going to give the Internal Revenue Service $80 billion to hire 87,000 new IRS agents, ostensibly to ferret out all the 1%-ers who are cheating on their taxes.
News flash for all the people who went to government schools in the last 40 years or who watch CNN: 1%-ers, and even 10%-ers don’t really cheat on their taxes; they have lawyers and accountants who are better at tax law than some GS-11 IRS agent who knows she can’t be fired. Tax cheating is the province of the struggling small business person and the working class guy working under the table. Guess who the IRS will be going after?
The other people they’ll be going after are the nonprofits whose activities are not coordinated with Democratic Party objectives. The Nazis had a word for it: “Gliechshalstung,” which roughly translates to coordination. It is lost to young, ignorant minds that the Nazis were the National Socialist Party and they confiscated private property with alacrity. Some they kept as a Party asset, some they gave to Party supporters. Lots of good Nazis got the homes and businesses of Jews who were getting a train ride east. But, if you agreed to coordinate your business’s activities with the objectives of the Party, you could keep your business and some of its profits.
We soften it a bit here in the US by calling it crony capitalism, but the Democrats are masters at it; there is a reason most of the prominent billionaires are Democrats. Zuckerberg, et al., will do most anything to keep the Democrats from deciding to tax or regulate their business(es).
One might take comfort in the fact that there is no way the federal government can recruit and hire 87,000 IRS Agents. Superficially, the job requires a college degree for entry and starts in the mid-$30s without geographic adjustment. In reality, most make $60,000-$80,000 and some considerably more.
Some number of the new agents will be “special agents” with law enforcement authority and a whole new trove of true weapons of war provided by the federal government. That ugly black rifle carried by the county Mountie or local policeman is likely a semi-automatic AR-15 clone. The firearm the federal law enforcement officer carries is the real thing, an M-4 or M-16 capable of automatic fire and nobody questions how many rounds of ammunition they can carry.
There is no way to recruit 87,000 people who could meet the minimum qualifications for even the lowest level of this job classification. They will use a combination of affirmative action and some sort of diversity scam to make these employees patronage hires. Lots of Antifa punks will be able to escape their mothers’ basements and become well-paid federal law enforcement officers. These people will be thugs under the control of the Democrat party.
I can see them now in their “TactiCool” uniforms, black of course. These are the people hired to kick in your door and stick an automatic weapon in your wife and kids’ faces so they can review your 1040 EZ. All they have to do is enact some federal tax on firearms and they can come and examine your gun safe to make sure you’re paying the proper taxes on any weapons you might own. This is the face of the Democrats’ private army, just as well-armed as the real Army.
Invest in precious metals.
Art Chance is a retired Director of Labor Relations for the State of Alaska, formerly of Juneau and now living in Anchorage. He is the author of the book, “Red on Blue, Establishing a Republican Governance,” available at Amazon.