It happened to the good people of Germany, when their own economy was in shambles after World War I. A leader emerged who promised the nation a rebirth. Changes for the better. It began in education, creating a movement in the youth to pave the way for a better future. Just like Germany, education was nationalized here in the United States. That was one of the fronts attacked to end liberty.
Things never really got better. There were more wars to fight and all of Hitler’s Youth Corps became the Nazi soldiers who fought against the Allied Forces throughout World War II. Although there are many differences, at least in general appearances, the parallels are extremely difficult to ignore.
Not unlike Germany, the United States has suffered a broken economy since the ending of Vietnam. Debt had accumulated to pay for the war, President Johnson raided the Social Security accounts in order to get the war past the voters without raising taxes. He would not seek re-election, obviously knowing that the economy would suffer without raising taxes to pay the debts accumulated from all the other “wars” he started.
One was called the “War on Poverty” and what we have now are millions of poor in what was the richest nation in the world. The war on poverty created more poor instead of ending poverty. Instead of allowing the nation to create and innovate, government regulations curbed growth and created social programs to support those increasing numbers of unemployed.
Groups like the socialist activists of ACORN, taught people how to play the system, which they also lobbied to create. Even the communist countries who tool over the free markets and made them all state run, eventually could not produce enough to break even let alone prosper.
Our elected representatives now are allowing a narcissistic President to have carte blanche control and he ignores the rule of law in order to further his own agenda. Or is it his own?