26 July 2011
This country has evolved into what we were raised to revile
"The connection between socialism and nationalism in Germany was close from the beginning. It is significant that the most important ancestors of National Socialism—Fichte, Rodbertus, and Lassalle—are at the same time acknowledged fathers of socialism. …. From 1914 onward there arose from the ranks of Marxist socialism one teacher after another who led, not the conservatives and reactionaries, but the hard-working laborer and idealist youth into the National Socialist fold. It was only thereafter that the tide of nationalist socialism attained major importance and rapidly grew into the Hitlerian doctrine."
--FA Hayek, The Road to Serfdom
Just remember boys and girls, the state is the enemy. The bigger the state, the bigger the enemy.
Socialist = National Socialist = Central planning = Big Government = Statism
Hasn't our government gotten quite large and Socialist/National Socialist enough for us?
Nationalized police, warrantless searches, assassinations of US citizens based on arbitrary assignment of enemy combatant status, "homeland' (vaterland) security, Blue shirted TSA thugs breaking down your sense of privacy, see something say something programs so reflective of the Secret Police of the Eastern European soviet bloc, the constant bleeding of the Bill of Rights...